Eighty Twenty

I am a registered dietitian and an ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist. 
I currently work as a personal trainer and group fitness class instructor at The Club on Rouse, a small personal health club located in Bozeman, MT.  I am also employed by Bozeman Deaconess Hospital as an outpatient clinical dietitian.  I get to work with patients and develop programs for the Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center, the Cancer Support Community, Community Health Partners, the Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center, and Montana State University Athletics (Go Bobcats!).

I hold a Master's degree in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences from Montana State University.  I completed a dietetic internship at Cal Poly University in Pomona, CA, where I had opportunities to work at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in clinical nutrition, the Orange County Department of Public Health, as well as at UCLA's Acosta Athletic Training Center.

I believe that eating healthy does NOT have to be a full time job.  However, the daily choices that we make will affect our health.  It's all about BALANCE!  If we eat healthy 80% of the time, then for the remaining 20%, we can eat foods that may not be all that good for us.

My life is so blessed. My husband, Kevin, is my number one supporter.  We live with our two dogs, Moose and Friday, our new baby girl Vonn, and we LOVE our life.  We live in Bozeman, MT with hundreds of fantastic running and hiking trails and three ski hills within one hour of our house.  The winter is survivable (thanks to our ability to enjoy outdoor activity) and the summers are world-class.

80--- Blackberry Chia Seed Jam

Chia seed jam may be the simplest condiment you will ever make. ...more

Nutrition Tip: Snacks

Are you a snacker?Some people are, while others prefer to stick with a square three meals a day.Snacking can be...more

20---Soft Toasted Coconut Oatmeal Cookies {Lemon Buttercream Whoopie Pie Option}

There has been such good press about the medium chain triglycerides in coconut lately that this hardly seems like it should be a 20. ...more

Rosali Tea Trial {Discount Code too}

Tea has a glorious history that spans thoughout the entire world.This soothing beverage does have medicinal purposes, and you can read up on this the latest research review in this fantastic article from Berkley.And now you can experience a large variety of teas from around the world with...more

80--- Butternut Tumeric Bisque

Here is my second post utilizing the "magic" spice tumeric! This spice is...more

80--- Tumeric Coconut Rice

There is loads of new research on tumeric, and it's becoming known as a true anti-inflammatory super power!If you're not familiar with this spice, it is bright orange in color and is an ingredient in curry. ...more

80--- Bean Puree Pizza Sauce

Confession: we eat a lot of pizza in this house (homemade pizza that is). So I'm constantly looking for ways to...more

Go Green the Healthy Way

Research is uncovering more and more about the possible negative affects that artificial coloring may have on our health and children's development.So what should you do come March 17th when you want to get your green on? ...more

80--- Fresh Citrus Caprese Salad

When you see blood oranges and tangerines in grocery stores in my neck of the woods, you know that it's citrus season! Vitamin C- loaded fruits such as oranges and pink grapefruit always taste best when in season. ...more