cinnamon roll (liquid gold).

Dessert-themed smoothies make the experience even better. You’re getting a lot of the flavor you get in your favorite treat, without all the empty calories, and WITH a bunch more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. If you’re really¬†feeling like you want to “treat yoself”, top this one with a little coconut whipped cream! ūüėČ *recipe is…

breakfast quesadilla

Fill your morning with fiber, veggies, protein, and complex carbs that will keep you going until it’s time for lunch (or your mid-morning snack if you’re like me!). Americans have a funny misconception of eating sugary¬†things such as cereals and pastries for breakfast, and I don’t know about you, but those things don’t fuel me…

what to watch?

Medicine is an exciting, thrilling, and a sometimes dramatic field. We as humans are drawn to these things and tend to crave to know the “whys” in life. As a result of this, there are several fictional TV dramas that highlight these elements of medicine. People love medicine.¬†Some of these shows include Grey’s Anatomy, House,…

spicy snap peas

Hi friends!¬†How many of you grew up hating your peas? I was one of those kids. However, we learn in nutrition that the more a person is exposed to a food, the more likely they are to grow to enjoy it – especially in adulthood. Sugar snap peas are now one of my favorite vegetables…

YOU ARE A BADASS

I have read several books in my life, but there aren’t many that I would say¬†all of you¬†should read. Jen Sincero is a success coach and author with a great sense of humor, and really knows what she’s talking about when it comes to this life stuff. “You Are A Badass¬†is the self-help book for…

PB chocolate maca smoothie

Maca is an old, more recently discovered¬†superfood full of antioxidants and amino acids. And guess what? It’s a plant (surprise, surprise). It’s difficult to pinpoint the flavor of the fine, tan powder, but one of my best friends describes it as “slightly nutty, a little bit sweet.” – needless to say, we love it. Everyone…

why nutrition?

First off, Happy National Nutrition Month too all my fellow healthy foodies! As many of you know, I am almost finished with a degree in¬†community nutrition which credits me to become a Licensed Nutritionist in my home state of North Dakota (and enables¬†me to apply for licensure in other states) once I graduate. (Complete list…

las vegas

Hello, everyone! This past week has been wonderful. I have hardly thought about school, and as much as I love learning, stepping away for a few days has been the best thing I could ask for. Now that I’m recharged, I am ready to finished my 6th semester of undergrad, strong. ūüôā So where was…

avocado toast

This is a food trend that I hope never dies out. Whether decide to make it a meal or an afternoon snack, this is my procedure –¬†I have it down to a science ūüėČ You’ll need: 1 egg or 2 egg whites 1/2 an avocado 2 slices bread of choice salt & pepper & Italian…

on shift work:

I currently work as a tech in the emergency department. My role in the ED entails lots of stocking, transporting, assisting, and transferring, with unpredictable¬†acuity, census, and whatever else the emergency department brings. I’m happy to share¬†some things I’ve learned over time that have helped me in my role along the way!   one: ALWAYS…

how to do it all (and be successful):

There always seems to be 20,000 things going on at once, am I right? Exams, workouts, meals to prepare, someone’s birthday, group projects, meetings, papers, calling your grandma, volunteering, working, planning, and sometimes sleeping. I am guilty of anyone else who takes on many roles but, I able to do everything I do because of…

Confessions of a Surgeon: a review

Dr. Paul Ruggieri is a general surgeon who practices both general surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Throughout his story, he discusses the unwritten of being a surgeon and what training entails. My favorite aspect this book is how Dr. Ruggieri uses specific cases he’s encountered over his training and practice to help relay the emotional effect…