Why are you gluten-free?
I have a separate page dedicated to why I’m gluten-free. Check it out.
Why do you have so many dessert-type recipes on your blog?
I’ve always said that if I didn’t become a Registered Dietitian, I would be an awesome baker. Now that I’m gluten-free I find that most people have trouble making there old favorite dessert recipes into gluten-free friendly recipes. Since I love to bake, I figured I would post these recipes for everyone to enjoy. Plus, when I cook dinner, my husband and I don’t typically follow recipes or take the time to write down what we are putting in a dish. Thus, why it seems like seems like most of my recipes are dessert or muffin oriented, because they are!
Do you count calories?
Do you keep a food journal?
Not typically. There have been times when I’ve wanted to cut down on the sweets or really wanted to make sure I’m eating enough fruits and veggies (everyone has ruts once in awhile), but I’m generally very good at not needing to count calories or keep a food journal. I like to eat intuitively instead. When I do keep a food journal (and I recommend this for those who do) I like to make it more of a food-mood journal, chronicling my mood when I eat certain foods.
What is Intuitive Eating?
- Post 1: Brief introduction to intuitive eating and the reaction I received from FitBloggin2011
- Post 2: My personal intuitive eating experience
- Post 3: The role self acceptance plays into my intuitive eating journey
- Post 4: Intuitive eating challenges and does it “work”
- Post 5: Thoughts on why our natural born intuitive eating skills diminish
- Post 6: What does the scale mean to you?
- Post 7: 3 Tips to Start Eating Intuitively
What are your “must-buy” grocery items?
Quinoa, lettuce, sweet potatoes, chicken, salmon, tilapia, milk, eggs, honey nut Chex, bananas, peanut butter, garbanzo bean flour, Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free mix crust mix, and chocolate chips (keepin’ it real!)
Fruits and veggies depend on what is in season. For example we eat a ton of Brussel sprouts and apples in the fall, strawberries in the summer, and spaghetti squash in the winter.
I also visit the local Amish market for homemade nut butters and spices + herbs.