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21 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Is one of your goals this year to eat more vegetables? You’re not alone. I love vegetables, but I would be lying if I said I reach the recommended serving size every single day. Yes, I do reach that number most days, but not always. So today, I wanted to share some tips on how to sneak in some vegetables to your diet. Because let’s be real, most of us could eat a bit more vegetables. How many servings should you really be eating each day? The recommendation is a minimum of 5 portions. To be clear, this doesn’t mean 5 big salads or 5 large piles of vegetables on your plate. One serving is actually relatively small. How small exactly? Half a cup for cooked or raw vegetables or 1 cup for leafy greens…

Top 10 Recipes of 2018

It’s that time of year again – It’s time to look back at the top 10 recipes of 2018! How is this the last day of 2018? Every year I ask myself the same thing and every year seems to go by faster and faster. I believe my parents and grandparents now when they say time goes by faster the older you get. I really do. So here we are again, looking back over another year of recipes. These are the top 10 recipes of the year, according to you. In other words, these are the recipes that were the most visited and tried this year. So if you’re new to the blog, this is probably a good place to start. This is the second time I share a top 10 list and just like last year, each…

December Coffee Break

One last coffee break before the New Year. As I’m writing this, Shaun and I are in San Francisco. We left on Christmas day for our road trip across the West coast. So far, we’ve been to Portland and Crescent City and we’ve driven across the redwood parks here in California. I’ll share my favorite photos on the blog once we’re back home, but so far, this trip has been busy and absolutely wonderful. We’ll be driving along the California coast for the next few days and I couldn’t think of a better way to end 2018. Now let’s move on to our December coffee break! Reflecting on 2018 2018 was a big year. It was my first full year working as a dietitian, we…

Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Instant pot cinnamon roll steel-cut oatmeal. A delicious, holiday-inspired bowl of oatmeal, made easier in the Instant Pot. In one week tomorrow, it’s Christmas day. Also, in one week tomorrow, Shaun and I are leaving for California for 2 weeks. To say that I’m excited is an understatement. We did all the Christmas things already, knowing that we’d be gone for Christmas, but there’s still something special about that day. I’m planning on listening to Christmas music in the car all day, whether Shaun likes it or not. Hah! That’s 9 hours in the car to be exact, from Vernon to Portland, Oregon. It’s still one week away though, and until then, I’m working all week at the hospital and I’ll be working on some blog content for the…

How to Cook Steel-Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

My favorite way to cook steel-cut oats: In the Instant Pot. Guys, I recently started making steel-cut oatmeal in the Instant pot and it’s life-changing. I know it sounds a bit extreme, but the reality is, it makes it possible to eat steel-cut oats during the week. Cooking steel cut oats on the stove top does take more time than rolled oats, which is why I don’t cook them often. While the difference is minimal (about 10 minutes), it can make a difference on a busy morning. By using the Instant pot, you eliminate the need to stand next to the pot and stir. All you do is mix all the ingredients together, set it to cook and leave it until it’s done. That means you can prepare it, get ready for the…