Happy Monday, everyone! Another weekend went by way too fast, but I hope you were able to enjoy it. Yesterday’s temperatures had me parked on my backyard patio for most of the afternoon, reading, snacking, and enjoying the sunshine. Such a welcomed day considering all the rain we’ve had these past few weeks. You’d better believe that one of these dreamy peach-rhubarb creamsicles was had, and I think they made the day even brighter.  If you make this recipe at home, share on Instagram and use #strongrootsnutrition so I can check it out! //Taylor

When counseling clients, a consistent theme that comes up is convenience. It’s challenging to juggle everything life throws at us, and we often don’t have a surplus of energy to use for planning meals and snacks. The average person could skip a meal or snack and go hungry for a few hours and life will go on (although your productivity and mood might suffer!), but for my clients recovering from eating disorders, adequate and consistent nourishment is totally, 100% vital. Skipping a meal or snack can be the catalyst for a relapse if this behavior isn’t caught and corrected right away. But those recovering from eating disorders have responsibilities and hectic schedules, too, so planning ahead and… View Post

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season.  Today’s recipe is one I’ve been loving, and it’s perfect for batch cooking: Puffed Grain Cereal. It’s easy to throw together and filled with tasty ingredients like puffy cereal, sliced almonds, pecans, and cinnamon. It’s the perfect cooler-weather cereal that provides satiety from nuts and warmth from spices and maple syrup.  Eat it with milk, cereal-style, or use as granola for topping your yogurt. Delish! If you make this recipe at home, share on Instagram using #strongrootsnutrition so I can see! //Taylor

Chickpea protein bars: what a brilliant idea, right? Protein bars are usually expensive and have a mile-long ingredient list, but when you can make them in your own kitchen with mostly whole-food ingredients, they get significantly simpler and more affordable. Chickpeas, which make up the base of this recipe, are less than $1 per can! People generally believe that high doses of protein after a workout are necessary for stimulating muscle growth, but according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a mere 15 grams will have this effect, and there is no greater advantage with consuming 40+ grams of protein after a workout. Many people neglect carbohydrates after a workout and are only focused on… View Post

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “Favorite Chocolate Matches,” and bloggers were asked to create a recipe highlighting their favorite chocolate pairings. I decided to go the tried-but-true route with a delicious and satisfying chocolate, peanut butter, and banana combination. I’ve been loving this Protein Power Smoothie for quite some time now. It was inspired by my husband’s love for Jamba Juice’s Peanut Butter Moo’d smoothie, and it has powered many mornings and post-workout needs. It’s silky smooth, thickened by the flax meal, and has balanced ratios of it’s three star ingredients: chocolate, banana, and peanut butter. One serving (about 8 ounces) contains a filling 15 grams of protein to get your day started. An… View Post