30 Ways to Boost Your Health with Wild Blueberries

30 Ways to Boost Your Health with Wild Blueberries

Psst...Make Wild Blueberries your new BFF if you're looking for one of the easiest {and tastiest!} ways to boost your health! Even better, I've got 30 delicious ways you can start incorporating wild blueberries in to your diet today! If you follow my Instgram feed, you may have noticed a recent plethora of all things related to Maine, including lobster feasts, gorgeous green hiking spaces, sparkling lakes, and, fresh-picked-from-the-field blueberries. Wild Blueberries to be exact! … [Read more...]

Lovely Lentil Salad with Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Almonds & Lemon Vinaigrette

Simple ingredients, easy to make, and super healthy to boot, you'll love everything about this lovely Lentil, Kale, Cherry Tomato, and Almond Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette!

Simple ingredients, easy to make, and super healthy to boot, you'll love everything about this lovely lentil salad with kale, cherry tomatoes, almonds and  lemon vinaigrette! Bonjour! Bok! Ciao! I've missed you!! If you've noticed an absence of posts lately on The Spicy RD, it's because I've been traveling with my family in France, Croatia, and Italy for almost the entire month of July. It was an absolutely fabulous trip {minus getting my wallet stolen in France, and my dad getting his wallet stolen in Italy-shame on you crooks!}, … [Read more...]

5 Healthy & Delicious Reasons to Drink More Iced Tea + 4 Refreshing & Hydrating Iced Tea Recipes

5 Healthy and Delicious Reasons to Drink More Iced Tea + 4 Refreshing and Hydrating Iced Tea Recipes #health #nutrition

Looking for a healthy and delicious no/low calorie alternative to plain water or trying to ditch a soda habit? Guest blogger and aspiring registered dietitian nutritionist Katie Fletcher shares her top 5 healthy and delicious reasons to drink more iced tea this summer {and all year long} + I'm sharing a round-up featuring 4 refreshing and hydrating iced tea recipes. Welcome Katie! … [Read more...]

Happy Belly, Healthy Life | Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast! Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies {gluten-free, vegan, low FODMAP}

These gluten-free, vegan Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and a healthy, belly friendly, low FODMAP breakfast treat! Last week Big Tex celebrated his 12th birthday. Big sigh...Only 1 more year until I have two teenagers at home. But I digress... Back to dessert for breakfast. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese, Almonds, and Creamy Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese, Chicken, Almonds, and Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Bursting with nourishing springtime ingredients, this Strawberry Arugula Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese, Almonds, and Creamy Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette will satisfy all your healthy cravings! P.S. In honor of my Happy Belly, Healthy Life series for IBS Awareness Month, it's low FODMAP, and chock-full- of delicious belly friendly ingredients too! How's your spring going so far??? Mine's off to a fabulous start. Thank you very much! … [Read more...]

Silvana’s Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway + a Recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce

Silvana's Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen

  I'm absolutely delighted to tell you about a new cookbook, Silvana's Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed, along with a giveaway opportunity to win your own copy of the book! Plus, as a delicious bonus I'm sharing Silvana's "go-to" recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce that I'm pretty confident even non-fish eaters are going to love. Quoted by my son..."Mom, this sauce is delicious!" And, yes, he ate the salmon too :-) … [Read more...]

You’re Invited to a Twitter Party with Udi’s & Glutino! #glutenfreeparty

Twitter Party with Udi's & Glutino #glutenfreeparty

Disclosure: I am being compensated to host the #glutenfreeparty that is being sponsored by Udi's and Glutino. I am not being compensated to write this post. #glutenfreeparty details... Join the gluten-free conversation on Tuesday August 19, to discover valuable resources and discuss counseling tips and trends for working with clients with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). The Twitter Party is open to everyone, but is especially geared towards registered dietitians and other health care providers who offer counseling … [Read more...]

My Top Gluten-Free Travel Tips, Hiking Adventures, Mom Confessions, a Free E Cook Book & More!

Gluten-Free Travel Tips // The Spicy RD #snacks #glutenfree #travel

Today's post is a mishmash of what I've been doing this week...sharing my top gluten-free travel tips at Stone Soup, Hiking in Tecolote Canyon with my girlfriends, sharing an embarrassing confession with you, plus giving you the scoop on a delicious free e cookbook for you to download! Which would you like to hear about first??? Let's talk about the cookbook... I'm thrilled to have my all-time favorite Super Duper Raw Power Salad featured in a new e cookbook you can download for FREE over at The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. In … [Read more...]

Avocado Chicken Salad with Asian Citrus Dressing

Avocado and Chicken Salad with Asian Citrus Dressing

Anytime I can get my kids to eat salad, like this Avocado Chicken Salad with Asian Citrus Dressing, I must be on to something good!Hi! How was everyone's weekend??? Highlights of mine included finishing Sharp Objects {very dark, but loved it, and all the other books by Gillian Flynn}, going for a run on a gorgeous day, hanging out with friends,and, maybe the best part, jumping on a trampoline w/ 4 other moms from Big Tex's baseball team and doing flips! … [Read more...]

Pamela’s Figgies and Jammies Gluten-Free Cookie Review and Giveaway

Pamela's Mission Fig Figgies and Jammies Gluten-Free Cookies

These gluten-free Mission Fig Figgies and Jammies cookies from Pamela's take me right back to my delicious childhood! I'll be honest and tell you that I don't buy cookies very often. Note that I am not saying I don't eat cookies, but my preferred tactic, especially when SiSi and Big Tex are asking for cookies, is to make them myself/ourselves. SiSi has even gotten to the age {12 going on 22!} where she can walk to the grocery store near our house with her friends to pick up any ingredients we might not have on hand. This tactic, IMO, means … [Read more...]

Simple Supper. Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, & Fresh Ricotta

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Fresh Ricotta Cheese

Weeknight dinner doesn't get much easier than this simple pasta salad (gluten-free for me) with grape tomatoes, peppery basil, and fresh ricotta cheese.  Oh, and don't forget the pine nuts. Never, EVER forget the pine nuts. What's your favorite weeknight simple supper? … [Read more...]

The Super Seven: 7 Super Nutritious Gluten-Free Grains & Grain Alternatives to Add to Your Diet

21 Super Nutritious Gluten-Free Grain & Grain Alternative Recipes

In honor of Celiac Awareness Month AND Mediterranean Diet Month, I created this infographic to share my favorite Super Seven Gluten-Free Grains and Grain Alternatives. Whether you follow a gluten-free diet or not, I hope this infographic, plus the recipe recommendations I share below, will inspire you to get cooking with some of these delicious and nutritious gluten-free grains and grain alternatives!   Huge thanks to celiac expert and registered dietitian, Melinda Dennis, for the fabulous information she shared at the 2014 Gluten-Free … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrot Salad with Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese & Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Roasted Carrot Salad w/ Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese & Blood Orange Vinaigrette

I received free samples of Breton Gluten-Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten-Free Herb and Garlic Crackers from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe for Roasted Carrot Salad with Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese and Blood Orange Vinaigrette, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Dare Foods Incorporated and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. There's a lot going on in this title.  This, I know. … [Read more...]

CeliAction Study: National Study to Help Advance Celiac Disease Research

CeliaAction Study #AD

This is a sponsored post on behalf of the CeliAction Study, and approved by the FDA.  As a registered dietitian working closely with the celiac community, I believe this to be an important area of research, as cross contamination or accidental exposure to gluten is a common complication with my celiac patients, and within the celiac community as a whole.  I encourage you to share this post with anyone you think may be eligible for the study, as well as anyone who may also want to help spread the word about the CeliAction Study.  If you have any … [Read more...]

High Protein Breakfast Ideas for Vegans, Vegetarians, & Omnivores

Power Your Day with Protein Infographic // The Spicy RD

What if I told you the simple act of adding more protein to your breakfast could help keep you alert, energized, satiated, and less likely to over eat later in the day?  Would you be game to try?  If so, check out the inforgraphic below for a list of high protein breakfast ideas to start your day off with, whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore! P.S. They're all gluten-free! High Protein Breakfast Ideas More Healthy & Delicious Ways to Boost Your Breakfast with Protein... … [Read more...]