The Latest Scoop on Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Celiac Disease/Gluten Sensitivity, and Snacks that Satiate!

After last weeks unseasonably foggy weather, it was so nice to see the sun come out and shine on all the dietitians attending the annual FNCE {Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo} convention which happened to take place this year in my home town of San Diego. It was fun for me, as this was the first FNCE conference I have attended in a LONG time.  I even got to meet some fabulous fellow foodie RD bloggers I have gotten to be friends with over Facebook and Twitter.  If you don't know them, I hope you'll check out their blogs: Regan … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Tips For Raising Lifelong Healthy Eaters.

Welcome to my first Top Ten Post!   I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat, Play, Love blog carnival hosted by Meals Matter and Dairy Council of California to share ideas on positive and fun ways to teach children healthy eating habits. A list of other registered dietitians and moms who are participating in the carnival will be listed at the bottom of this post or can be found on Meals Matter. As fate would have it, last week I gave a nutrition talk to the parents at my children's elementary school, and as part of the talk I … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Perfectly Imperfect Dietitian Mom

This morning I was at a PTA meeting at my children's school.  One of the moms had brought in some delicious looking {and delicious tasting from what I hear} chocolate chip bars.  The mom, knowing I'm a dietitian, mentioned to me, jokingly {I think!}, that she wouldn't have served chocolate chip bars for breakfast if she had known I was going to be there.  Well... Here's the thing... Had they been gluten-free, I DEFINITELY would have eaten one, and I would have enjoyed it, guilt free, because MOST mornings I eat pretty healthy foods for … [Read more...]

On My Mind…{Gluten Free} Food for Thought.

Before I share my rant with you today, a little background about myself... I am generally pretty calm and easy going and MOST of the time, I don't get easily angered... Well, the other day, this was not the case. My friend and I were walking in the canyon near my house. {Photo above}  It was a beautiful day.  A little brisk, but sunny.  And, the canyon was super lush and green due to the recent rains.  We were having a nice chat and enjoying the beautiful day.  Then my friend asked me for a little nutrition advice, because that's … [Read more...]

Welcome to The Spicy RD Blog!

Welcome to The Spicy RD Blog! Stir up a little procrastination...maybe a pinch of self doubt...throw in an ounce of creativity...and top it off with a dash of spice...what do you get?  The Spicy RD Blog! I've been planning this website and blog for awhile now.  Well, too long really, so, when in doubt, my new motto is just do it! So for those of you who want to know what The Spicy RD Blog all about, here's the answer to your burning questions... Who the heck is The Spicy RD, and why do you call yourself that ? I am a Registered … [Read more...]