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)
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.
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!