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.

Tomato Harvest!

If you're a gardener, you may be noticing a tomato harvest coming to fruit very soon!...more

20--- Shortbread-Crusted Brownies

I could not for the life of me decide whether to make homemade brownies or shortbread cookies the other day....more

80--- Mashed Greek Chickpea Salad

Looking for a vegetarian substitute for a summery chicken salad? Look no further....more

Favorite Summer Salads

I am working on a yummy new salad recipe this weekend.But until I get that posted, I thought I would share some of my all-time favorite summer salad recipes. ...more

Desserts that go BOOM

Trying to be festive this weekend with your menu selections?Give these a try!...more

80--- Breakfast Popsicles {Greek Yogurt, Blueberries, & Granola}

That's right! Popsicles for breakfast!...more

80--- Cherry Pistachio Smoothie {No Sweetener Added}

I have a couple of fun summer breakfast recipes for you this week!This smoothie requires NO ADDED SWEETENER! Thanks to sweet summer cherries, it is all natural!Cherry Pistachio SmoothieServes 11 cup plain Greek yogurt1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted2 Tbsp shelled pistachios3 Tbsp almond milk IceCombine all ingredients in a small blender until mixed well....more

Water Water Water

It is SO important to stay hydrated, especially during these drier, warmer months....more

80--- Creamy Greek Yogurt Coleslaw Dressing

Whipping up a batch of coleslaw for your next summer barbecue? Use this healthified dressing and you won't be disappointed.Creamy Greek Yogurt Coleslaw DressingMakes enough for 4 cups coleslaw2/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt1/4 cup apple cider...more

20--- Grandma's Orange Pineapple Slushie

This recipe is similar to the one my grandmother used to make....more