I was born loving food. My mother always says that me becoming a nutritionist is like a pyromaniac becoming a firefighter, which really captures me perfectly.
As a child, I was actually overweight. I had such a passion for and fascination with food, but it was really out of balance for me, and I never felt good in my body. It wasn’t until my early teens that I started to pay attention to more healthful food and be more active. Ultimately I learned how to love food in a healthy way and it became my mission to help other people do that as well.
I don’t really know anyone who doesn’t feel crunched for time. I try to make dinner every weeknight, and sometimes I know I’m even overwhelmed.
It was this desire to help people, based on what I’ve learned through my own experiences and as a result of my training as a registered dietitian nutritionist, that led to Weeknight Wonders: Delicious Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less my latest cookbook. Having a family myself, I recognize the barriers parents in particular face in making healthy changes in their lives. I don’t really know anyone who doesn’t feel crunched for time. I try to make dinner every weeknight, and sometimes I know I’m even overwhelmed.
The book is a way of giving people the tools they need to break down those barriers. For me, the book acts as an instant de-stressor; I know I have 150 recipes that are delicious and good for everyone that take less than a half hour to get on the table.
This week, I’ll be sharing even more of my nutrition and cooking tips as Guest Editor on Kitchen Daily! From the simplest nutrition fixes to the best ways to spring clean your kitchen, I’m excited to share all of my secrets with you and help you learn to love food in a healthy way! Enjoy!