Grilled Chicken Avocado Melts

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As you've probably figured out by now, I am not a big red meat eater. Although I do appreciate all food, I prefer eating a lot of plant-based foods along with occasional chicken, fish and seafood. It's not that I don't ever buy meat, it's just when I am craving protein I usually go to chicken first. I can get a chicken dish on the table in no time. Tyson® Fresh Chicken is mindful of the challenges that busy families face during mealtime preparation. Their goal is to bring families together in a healthy, yet achievable manner. I love the versatility of chicken, the fact that it's a lean … [Read more...]

My Gluten Free Journey

My Gluten Free Journey

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know I don't follow a strict gluten free diet, but I do like to be aware of the challenges those face when eating gluten free. I feel like it's part of my job as a Dietitian to fully understand restricted diets; that's why I have experimented with both gluten free living and vegan living. I am blessed to not have any medical issues or food intolerances that require me to eat gluten free. I do appreciate finding and creating recipes that accommodate special diets and personally that is why I like to experiment. The only way for me to truly "get it" … [Read more...]

Cookbook Giveaway: Cooking Light Lighten Up America!


Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Everything went well over here- we were invited to friends on Thursday and I only had to bring 3 dishes. Since the last few years I have been cooking the entire meal, this was quite a treat. The food was all delicious and the company was lovely. The kids were ready to play with other kids and take a break from mommy so we all thoroughly enjoyed it. In case you still have leftovers you are wondering what to do with, check out my Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes recipe (of course you could save this for Christmas or Hanukkah dinner leftovers … [Read more...]

Suja Juice Cleanse GIVEAWAY & The Benefits of Juicing

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Have you ever done a juice cleanse? Recently I have seen quite the increase in people juicing and doing cleanses and it never really interested me until the IFBC conference back in September where I was introduced to a brand called Suja who sells cold-presses juices and will deliver straight to your door (everywhere in the US). You can buy their juices individually at certain retailers, but they are best known for their cleanses; you can purchase a 1, 3 or 5 day cleanse but of course you don't have to do a cleanse you can just enjoy their delicious juices. As a disclaimer, I received a … [Read more...]

IFBC Recap Part 2 and a Goodie Bag Giveaway!


We all came home with A LOT of goodies from the conference...and this isn't even everything. The sponsors were beyond generous supplying us with tons of products, many of them full size items. I was so impressed to learn that a lot of the brands were providing us with organic, non-GMO products. I wanted to recap a little bit about some of the things I tried and brands that sponsored the 2013 International Food Blogger Conference. In one session, hosted by grocery, we got to sample 15 specialty brands and tweet or live blog about them as we were trying them. The majority of … [Read more...]

Blood, Sweat & Cheers Review & Nike+ FuelBand Giveaway!


I was recently introduced to Blood, Sweat & Cheers, a free daily email that shares the most fun and active stuff to do with friends. I was drawn to the newsletter because it involves fitness and I love having a quick place I can look to find the latest fun events in my area, for example a local mud run or 5k race. It’s a fun and funny email spotlighting the latest crazy obstacle courses, local beers and bar games, workouts that don’t feel like work and the sweetest new gear we all crave. It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! There is a play, cheer, sweat and gear … [Read more...]

Sunglasses Shop Giveaway!

Sunglasses Shop Giveaway |

Hi friends! I am taking a short break from food posts this week, but wanted to pop in for a visit. It's mid-week and I have a little something to share with you! Remember these Oakley Radar Edge sunglasses I picked out from the  Sunglasses Shop? Well I am loving them. I use them for all my outdoor activities from running to hiking and walking. The Sunglasses shop carry many popular brands in addition to Oakley sunglasses. I was so pleased with my experience and even more excited when they offered to give away a pair of sunglasses to one lucky reader of Nutritious Eats (your … [Read more...]

Uncommon Goods: Christmas Gift Ideas & a GIVEAWAY!

Uncommon Goods

Who is in the midst of Christmas shopping? I am always on the hunt for unique gift items especially during the holidays and love sharing a few of my favorite things with you every year. Since I always have at least one of the three kids with me it makes shopping in person very difficult. Thankfully I have a nice cozy office to do my online shopping. When the folks at Uncommon Goods (a Brooklyn-based online retailer of unique gifts and creative designs) offered to send me a couple products from their kitchen/cooking section I immediately fell in love. It was my first time visiting their … [Read more...]

Happy 2nd Birthday Nutritious Eats + a GIVEAWAY!

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Nutritious Eats turned TWO last month. I meant to celebrate earlier but I've already mentioned how crazy October is for our family. I can't believe that I have only been blogging for 2 years yet I can't believe how fast the time has flown. I dreamed of starting this blog years before I actually did. I would sit at work (on my breaks of course) and look for available domain names. Of course all the potential blog names from my original list were already taken. It literally took over a year to find a free name and one that I really liked. Come to think of it now, it would be fun to look back at … [Read more...]

Back to School Lunches & a Giveaway!

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My oldest starts kindergarten today! I am so excited and what's even better is that his school doesn't start until 9:05am! Dream!! The only bad thing is that the full day kindergarten filled up so quickly that he is in a half day kindergarden class which is only 3 hours. Boo. I was so excited for him to attend a regular school day but we will have to wait until 1st grade. Luckily the school is just a few minutes walk from our house so I will be able to utilize my time. We went for open house on Tuesday of this week and the school is beautiful. New, really nice and big. We are all so excited … [Read more...]