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--- High Protein Egg White Steel Cut Oatmeal

This is not an original Eighty Twenty Recipe. ...more

80(ish)--- Caprese Chicken Burgers

We grill all year long. ...more

80(ish)--- Summer Taco Pizza

Who doesn't love a taco pizza? But in summer when it's too hot to cook it may not be that appealing....more

20(ish)--- Chickpea Almond Joy Cookies {Grain-Free, Dairy-Free}

For those folks who are following a grain-free lifestyle- this one's for you (these are also cane sugar-free and dairy-free).Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) form the base of these cookies, which adds a healthy dose of fiber! ...more

80--- Crispy Chickpea and Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce {Sheet Pan Dinner}

During the warmer summer months we tend to allow less time for dinner prep to allow for more time outside. ...more

80--- Cinnamon Sweet Potato (Yam) Pancakes

My family knows that I really dislike throwing away food. ...more

80--- Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

You're not alone.Raw veggies go down a bit easier with dip.The good news?This dip can be a good way to get some protein and healthy fats in too. ...more

What I'm Eating Now......

You may have noticed that I've been AWOL a bit. ...more

Healthified Super Bowl Line-Up

The big game is coming up! What will you be serving? ...more