Life in Balance: Becoming a Registered Dietitian

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’re likely aware that I’ve been taking classes for the past several years on my way to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  Next month I’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Maryland.  Alas, the journey doesn’t end there.  Last week I justRead more

Cooking 101: How to Plan a Healthy Menu

MyPlate (A Seat at the Table)

When starting out cooking there are several key things to keep in mind when planning a menu.  You can follow these steps whether you’re cooking full recipes or just assembling a snack plate to have a balanced, healthy meal. Think in threes When planning a balanced menu, I think of 3 components:  a vegetable, aRead more

Marsala Chicken Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Marsala Chicken Meatballs with Egg Noodles (A Seat at the Table)

This Christmas I received the Smitten Kitchen Everyday cookbook (Thanks V and C!).  Smitten Kitchen is one of my favorite blogs, and is often a first stop when looking for a particular type of recipe.  In my typical fashion these days, I read the cookbook cover to cover picking out which recipes I simply hadRead more