Friday Favorites: Five Healthy Lifestyle Favorites From This Week

This week has been a busy one, and boy am I glad it’s finally Friday! I feel like this week has flown by, and I’ve got a pretty busy weekend ahead. Looking forward to quality time catching up with lots of friends this weekend, but hopefully I’ll also find some time to tackle my super long to-do list. Anyway, here are some of my healthy lifestyle favorites from this past week.

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Papaya Mango Salsa

A few weeks ago I was shopping in the produce section at Whole Foods unsuccessfully looking for a ripe pineapple when I stumbled upon a sign that advertised a sale on papayas. Since I didn’t have any luck finding a good pineapple, I decided to take advantage of the sale on papayas. I’d eaten papaya several times in the past but had never purchased a whole one from the store. The decision to buy a papaya instead was an easy one for me. Not only would a papaya still help me channel the tropics, it also provides a variety of nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, and fiber. Continue reading “Papaya Mango Salsa”

Highlights From A Low Key Weekend

I’ve been an avid blog reader for a long time before finally starting this blog. My favorite blogs have always been the personal blogs, as I tend to feel the most connection with those bloggers. In order to truly be “The Devoted Dietitian” I want to show you a little more about myself, so in addition to sharing nutrition tips, recipes, etc.,  I’ll occasionally post about my day to day life happenings. I want to show you that living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be exhausting, and in fact, can be enjoyable! If nothing else, hopefully my family and friends that are reading will find this a good way to stay in the loop. So if you’re still reading, let’s kick things off with some highlights from this past weekend.


Friday night we had a low key night in, which was just what I needed after a long and busy week.

We made Iowa Girl Eats Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls for dinner and both the boyfriend and I practically licked our bowls clean. This meal provides a mix of protein, non-starchy vegetable, carbohydrate, and healthy fats, making it a great option to enjoy for any meal of the day. Potatoes often get a bad rap, but potatoes (with skin on) are high in potassium and fiber, as well as vitamin C and vitamin B6. We definitely plan on making these bowls again. Next time I’ll probably throw in another bell pepper or add chopped tomatoes to boost the non-starchy veggie content.

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