The Foodie Dietitian

a beginner blogger and future dietitian in love with food and its positive effect on the body

Collard Veggie Rolls with Lentil Hummus

I’ve realized that I really like making food into packages.  Rolling up tasty filling into a package makes the perfect mode-of-transportation for food.  So far on my blog, I’ve done Vietnamese spring rolls, quinoa stuffed grape leaves , and cauliflower sushi.  Now I’m about the add another rolled-up dish… collard green veggie rolls with lentil hummus.  

Rutabaga, Lentil and Bacon Soup

It’s crockpot season!! I LOVE everything that crockpots have to offer; they’re so simple, take hardly any work, and create wonderfully tasting dishes from almost anything.  I don’t know how many times I’ve thrown all the leftover vegetables in my fridge in to the slow cooker, turned it on, and at the end of the day, come home to a delicious and super healthy veggie soup. I recently went on.. Read More

Butternut Squash Lasagna

There are so many reasons why I enjoy fall time, but one of them that’s on top of my list… $1.00 squash!  During this time right now, head to your local farmer’s market and choose from the plethora of squash.  They’re cheap!  They’re healthy! And they’re ohhhh so good! With my recent haul of squash from the market, I made the best cheesy-garlicy-butternut-squash-lasagna.   In this recipe, I used thinly-sliced.. Read More

Quinoa Stuffed Grape Leaves

Cooking is kind of like yoga for me.  It is a time to chill and let my mind think and wander.  It’s therapeutic.  Sometimes recipes that take time to prepare and are that methodical in their making are just what I need to end my day. So after coming home after a day out and about, stuffing and rolling grape leaf after grape leaf was just what I needed. Traditionally.. Read More

Zucchini-Noodle Pasta with Tomato Bacon Sauce

My favorite part about the weekend is waking up Saturday morning, having a cup of coffee and walking to my local farmer’s market.  This weekend I had quite a good haul. Shopping at farmers market not only saves money (I got all of this for only $7.00!), it helps with the local economy and creates the connection between food and farm that I believe is SO important and interesting. With.. Read More

Amaranth Tabbouleh Stuffed Wraps with Yogurt Garlic Sauce

I was really craving some Mediterranean.  But not only did I not want to spend the money at a restaurant, I knew that if I did go out, whatever I ordered would have more oil, salt, and food than I needed.  So I whipped up a flavorful, nutrition filled, amaranth-tabbouleh stuffed wrap with yogurt garlic sauce.  Yum.   The wrap is filled with veggies, greens, and whole grains while also containing a good.. Read More

Cauliflower Sushi

I love sushi.   It’s fun, tasty, and seems healthy, right?  Unfortunately, sushi can often become a high-calorie, “empty carb” meal that does little good for the body.  The seaweed is great for you (check out my post on seaweed here), and so are the inner veggies.  But often, there are too little veggies to count for even one serving with a LOT of white rice mixed with the sugar and salt.. Read More