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Smoothie Bowl Basics

Summer is prime time for cold drinks like smoothies. When Real Simple is sharing smoothie bowl recipes, you know they’ve gone mainstream (in a good way, not in the way we meant it in high school when we talked about favorite indie bands we totally loved before everyone else knew about them). For the most part, I think that’s awesome because it gets people excited about amping up their fruit and veggie intake, but smoothies—and smoothie bowls–can easily turn into calorie bombs, depending what you add in and on top.

Cauliflower Green Smoothie

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What Dietitians Eat for Lunch

Happy Thursday. How’s your week going? I’m so excited it’s the first week of summer. I love this season. Even when things are hectic, I feel somehow more at ease. Must be all the extra daylight.

Remember a few weeks ago when I laid out my #LunchBreakChallenge plan? So far, this whole “reclaim the lunchbreak” thing has been going pretty well. Some days it’s easier than others. For example, I’ve found that on clinical days, it makes the most sense to eat at my desk so I can take a break and walk around the block or run an errand. A lunch-for-the-brain break, if you will.

desk lunch with hummus and egg

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What I Ate Wednesday #272: NYC Bucket List

What I Ate Wednesday again. How’s your week going? Aside from this being the first official week of summer, it’s also my first official week with my new schedule. I had a little taste of it the past two weeks and have noticed a huge, positive shift in my mindset and energy. It feels like I’ve entered a new phase.

central park door

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Easy Summer Snack: Berries and Goat Cheese

Happy Monday! Let’s start this first official week of summer with something bright and flavorful, shall we? Today I’ve got another not-recipe recipe for you. I’ve been enjoying this almost every day for the past month as a lunch dessert or bedtime snack. The combo of sweet, savory, salty, and tangy hits all the right flavor notes. It’s also a great way to help you meet your vitamins C and fiber needs.

berries and goat cheese

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Lower-Calorie Cocktails

Happy Friday! Who’s ready for a drink? When enjoyed in moderation, alcohol can totally be part of an overall healthy diet.

rose champagne

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Thinking Out Loud: More Summer Cravings

Happy Thursday! First, a little housekeeping: our prAna giveaway winner is Tyffanie. Send an email to info(at)jessicacordingnutrition(dot)com to claim your prize!

sunflower

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What I Ate Wednesday #271: Mother-Daughter Day

Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Did you enter last week’s giveaway yet? You still have a few hours—all you have to do is enter a comment on last Wednesday’s post to enter. I’ll be announcing a winner tomorrow!

Even though it’s not technically summer yet, it’s certainly felt that way in NYC. I’ve been loving the nice weather. Sure, it’s feeding my wanderlust for parts of the country where I could enjoy this type of weather all the time, but I’ll take this for now and simply enjoy.

Sunday, my mom and I both had the day free, which almost never happens, so we spent the afternoon together. We’d had ambitious sight-seeing plans, but when the day actually arrived, we both felt like a more low-key day of lunch and shopping. It was so nice to spend some time together—I felt like I’d taken a vacation. Here’s the “what I ate” part of the day.

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How to Eat Healthy at a Wedding

Wedding season is here. Love it or loathe it, it can definitely feel overwhelming if you’ve got a lot of celebrations on the calendar. The summer I was 25, I think I went to eight different weddings. Eight! And I lived to tell the tale.

Cutest cake ever.

Cutest cake ever.

My clients and I often talk about how they can stick to their healthy habits even when they’re got a lot of events to attend. Making little tweaks and prioritizing the indulgences you want to enjoy can help you have fun without going overboard. Read More »

Ricotta Cheesecake Dip

So, a few weeks ago, I made the mistake of buying fat-free ricotta cheese that was not my beloved Calabro. I should have known better. It was gelatinous, gritty, and weird—all things you do not want in a ricotta. However, because I hate to waste food, I decided to get creative and whip this up. It tastes just like cheesecake and makes a great garnish for fresh summer berries.

ricotta cheesecake dip processor

You can also enjoy it in place of yogurt or cottage cheese. Because it doesn’t contain refined sugars, you don’t have to stress about eating glorified dessert for breakfast.

ricotta cheesecake dip

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Easy Kefir Salad Dressing

Remember a few weeks ago when I was talking about how much I love kefir? Lately, I’ve been enjoying this probiotic-rich drinkable yogurt as is as a snack. Sprinkle on a little cinnamon and drink up.

kefir with cinnamon

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