About

Welcome to A Nutritionist Eats. I’m a Nutritionist who loves all things food: reading, cooking and definitely eating! Here you will find my journey through healthy, indulgent and everything in between. (Wine Included)

Food Philosophy:

Simply put, I believe in all foods in moderation. I build my meals around vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats but I make sure to leave room for cheese, burgers and baguettes!

I prefer to focus on whole, real foods. I shy away from processed foods, artificial ingredients and foods that have an ingredient list a mile long. I buy Organic when possible and while it gets expensive, it is worth it to me. I’ve found that real foods with portion control works for me. Years ago when I was unhappy with my weight and myself (I weighed about 15 pounds more than I do now) I tried to eat as healthy as I could, not allowing myself a cookie, or bread; worked out all the time and then when Thursday night came around (college 3-day weekends) it was 3 days of drinks, not so healthy foods and lots of it. When I finally let go of this mentality of “week-day dieting” my weight kind of just came off naturally.  I could have a cookie on a Tuesday and the world didn’t come to an end.

Some of the food I cook is very rich, full of butter or cheese and may not seem “healthy.” This food doesn’t require a large portion for me to feel satisfied. This works for me, but like everything, it may not work for everyone.  I definitely prefer quality over quantity. With that said, I always round out a rich meal like risotto with a big side of veggies or salad.

Why a blog?

In early 2009 I started toying around with the idea of starting a blog. I wanted to share recipes, nutrition and health tips and new exciting foods that I try. That March I just went for it and now I would classify myself as an obsessed blogger. I now can be found taking pictures of food on a consistent basis, writing down notes all the time and happily typing along on my little computer. I actually didn’t start reading other food blogs until I was into blogging a bit, which is kind of a backwards way to start but I love the sense of community that we all share.

Education:

I live in Minneapolis, MN which I LOVE (all but Winter) and have a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota – Go Goldy!!! While school certainly wasn’t easy for me I’m so glad that I pushed through, I needed a career in food. I know eventually I will go back to school for something, I just haven’t figured out what for quite yet!

What I do:

I currently have a job with an Organic Bakery and work in Marketing. I knew while I was in the last few years of school that I wanted to work in the food industry and my goal was the Natural Food Industry. Hospital work just wasn’t for me and I’m so happy to have found my place!

I also work with a weight-loss camp for kids, Camp Endeavor during the summer months, planning meals and teaching the kids how to cook. Introducing the campers to new and different foods – and then having them be surprised they like something (hummus) is definitely my favorite part!

Enjoy the blog!

20 responses to “About

  1. Just found your blog, and I love it! I’m from Minneapolis, though I go to school in Wisconsin. Which bakery do you work at?

  2. Kat

    Your blog is great- thanks for visiting mine. I look forward to reading much more!

  3. I’m so glad you visited my blog! Your job sounds awesome- I’d love to combine my marketing degree with my passion for food and nutrition at some point. Teaching kids to cook would be so much fun!

  4. I love your blog! Thanks for the comment 🙂 I am excited to start trying some of your recipes!
    🙂

  5. sooo i have a boatload of food issues/intolerances….i may be bugging you down the road lol….but hey, i love your blog!

  6. Just stumbled upon your blog, nice job!

    http://www.foodhealer.com

  7. I’m glad I stumbled across your blog. It so exciting to meet other people who LOVE food and nutrition. I’ll be reading along.. 🙂

  8. Kris

    I just discovered your blog and love it! Your header photo is drool-worthy…mmmmm. Great job! I’ll definitely be back. 🙂

    Kris

    http://www.oatmealontherocks.wordpress.com

  9. Just found your blog- we have a lot in common! I grew up in WI, went to the U and work in marketing 🙂

  10. I have enjoyed reading your blog, and look forward to hearing more!

  11. WOW-what an amazing job! I just came across your blog, and can’t wait to read more. That sounds like a dream job to me.

  12. Soo glad I found your blog–i love it! I’m a soon-to-be-RD and couldn’t agree more with your food philosophy. and how fun you get work with an organic bakery! can’t wait to read more from you 🙂

  13. elise

    i just stumbled my way to your blog and i love it! cant wait to read more!

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  15. thehealthyjunky

    I just came across your blog and love! I literally have the same food philosophy as yourself and much of the same background. I would do the weekday diets as well and then splurge on the weekends. Now I eat to enjoy food and try to eat as clean as possible…minus the 2 plus desserts I made last week! Look forward to more!

  16. ha I also worked at a weight-loss camp back in the summer of ’06 called Camp Kingsmont. It was in MA. What a great, challenging experience!

  17. I’ve always DREAMED of working in a bakery – you are so very lucky!

  18. so glad I found your blog! I believe we have many of the same foodie interests! I would love to work with culinary nutrition in the future. Hospitals weren’t really my thing either 🙂

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