My Grocery Bag

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So You Wanna Be a Supermarket Dietitian? See How Kristen Johnson Made Retail a Career with 2 Different Grocers

Nutrition is a fascinating field to work in with an endless number of opportunities and different experiences. This week, I had the privilege of interviewing a supermarket dietitian who has had the chance to work with both a commercial grocery chain and a local natural market. Kristen Johnson, a dietitian for Mrs. Green’s Natural Market […]


{Recipe Redux} Homemade Strawberry Lemon Roll Ups

Hello, friends! I know it’s been awhile. I have been traveling and getting the kids settled in school. It feels good to be back sharing some homemade goodness. The theme of Recipe Redux this month is dehydrated foods. I’ll be completely honest, I haven’t done this in years. So long in fact, I almost forgot […]


{Recipe} Gluten Free Blueberry Shortcakes

Hello, Friday! It’s been a long week! This was my first week taking a online food photography course. WOW, have I been in the dark. I am learning so much and getting to know my camera better and better. Lucky you, you get to see the fruit of my labor. I would love to know […]


Alyson Dykstra, Helping Oklahoma Get Healthy with Homeland Stores

Alyson Dykstra is the fabulous Supermarket Dietitian for Homeland Grocery stores in Oklahoma. She was named Oklahoma City District Dietetic Association Distinguished Dietitian of the year. If that’s not enough, she was awarded 2013 Supermarket Dietitian of the Year by Produce for Better Health. Alyson received this award for all of the amazing work she does […]


Freebie Friday: Dietitian Subway Art

Hey guys! It’s Friday! So glad this week is over. It’s been so busy here! I haven’t had a great deal of time to blog, so I wanted to share with you some new inspirational subway art that would make a nice addition to your office or home. I know that this won’t apply to […]


The One Salad You HAVE To Make: Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Are you new to quinoa or are you on the bandwagon? Personally, I love it! I have used it repeatedly for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a gluten free pseudocereal, not grain, that hails from South America. It’s related to beets, spinach, and swiss chard. From a nutritional standpoint, it is high in protein and […]


{Recipe Redux} Mini Pavlova’s with Whipped Cream and Marinated Limoncello Berries

Lately, I am dreaming of Italia. The food, the culture, the history, and the views enchant me. I am in the process of planning our first trip. My husband’s boss recently got back from Sorrento, in the Campania region, and brought us the cutest “limoncello” towel with the recipe on it. I am a sucker […]


Organic or Conventional Produce? Know your farmer.

Do you buy more organic or conventional produce? Do you know where your produce comes from at your local supermarket? Did you know both conventional and organic farmers use pesticides? Leah McGrath, corporate dietitian for Ingles Markets based in Ashville, North Carolina, recently visited local farmers near Ingles headquarters. Knowing where your food comes from and […]