Hello and welcome to my nutrition blog. My name is Jen and I’m a nutritionist and a graduate of Sage College’s Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). In August 2016 I’ll begin my Dietetic Internship! I’ve decided to start a separate blog for all my nutrition posts. Every week I’ll explore a hot nutrition trend. I’ll […]


Beets don’t get enough credit, in my opinion! They are the vegetable that I usually forget about, until I find something like beet hummus and become obsessed. Beets are great if you like that rich, earthy flavor. Not only do they add great color to any dish, one cup of beets contains about 60 calories […]

Have you heard of farro? It is an ancient grain that is part of the wheat family. Farro, when cooked, is a dense and chewy grain with a nutty flavor. Farro can be added to salads, eaten on its own as a side, or baked into bread. It packs a nutritional punch. It is a […]

A few weeks ago I officially began my last full-time semester of graduate school to become an RD. It’s pretty crazy. I’m in the process of applying to Dietetic Internships (DI) and my application is due in two weeks. I can’t believe I’ve finally gotten to this point! Around the time when I started this blog, […]

One of my favorite drinks is Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice. I’ve been drinking it for years and it’s a staple in my diet, especially during marathon training! Tart cherries are said to have anti-inflammatory properties, which make tart cherry juice a great drink for post-run (and post-hike!) recovery. Tart cherries contain beneficial nutrients such as: […]

Today I’m starting a new feature on my blog, a food and nutrition series. Every week I will post about an interesting nutrition topic that hopefully some of you may find useful! Today’s post is about a food that is fairly new to the market.  You may have seen them popping up in grocery stores […]