Prevention RD

I'm Nicole, a Registered Dieitian, authror, blogger, and foodie. I live in Michigan on the beach and love staying active - ice hockey, running, and tennis preferred. As much as I love activity, I love food just as much...possibly more! So, I enjoy making it healthy, fun, and totally delicious.

Buffalo Chicken Bread + Super Bowl Snack Ideas

Do you remember when I said I hosted 27 people a week ago Sunday and the event was a success? I’m still patting myself on the back for managing that one. Other than grapefruit margaritas, an exciting Seattle vs Green Bay game, and toys and kids galore, the food was a big hit ....more

Cumin-Rubbed Chicken with Guacamole Sauce + Weekly Menu

I must confess that Mr. P and I were in bed by 9:30pm on both Friday and Saturday nights. We are PARTY animals, let me tell ya ....more

Herbed White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

My morning routine is still evolving, but it has most definitely changed since having a baby and re-entering the work force. When my alarm goes off in the morning, should I be so lucky as to sleep that long, I immediately head to the bathroom in order to get my hair and make-up done for the day. I keep warm and cuddly in my PJ’s as I head down to feed the dog, make coffee, and get all of my many bags packed for the day ahead ....more

Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars

We made it 15 weeks of life and 3 weeks of daycare before Shea’s first illness. It just doesn’t seem fair that babies get sick. The only thing more helpless than a baby…is a sick...more

Stuffed Pepper Soup

I’ve hit a good run here lately with recipes. I’ve had no major flops and better yet, we’ve both loved all the dinners I’ve chosen and prepared lately. Now, this wouldn’t normally come as a big surprise in most households, but I very rarely make a recipe more than once and so we always run the risk of not liking what’s prepared ....more

A year ago today…

A year ago today, we had our IUI appointment where our daughter was conceived (you can read the whole story here). This time last year, I was losing hope and wanted nothing more than to be a mother. Today, I have a 14 1/2 week-old, perfectly healthy baby girl that melts my heart into a puddle of unconditional love every single day ....more

Lamb Bolognese

I do believe my honeymoon period in getting reacquainted with work is officially over. This entire week has been one big chaotic blur. The highlights include nearly biting it on the ice while carrying the baby into daycare this morning, a well-attended diabetes cooking class, and finding out that my workout pants had a hole in the crotch…after I was through with my personal trainer ....more

Quick and Easy Chinese Noodle Soup

I don’t know why I can’t make a habit out of morning workouts…at least on the weekends. Weekdays are probably a lost cause and lately, it seems like I am literally sweating (in January…in Michigan) before I even make it to work. Getting a baby to daycare (on time) is a workout in and of itself ....more

Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal + Weekly Menu

Today I had breakfast for breakfast and breakfast for lunch. My first breakfast was in a rush, on my way out the door to my tennis lesson…and in a moment of weakness. What better way to finish off my latte than with a donut (and a side of guilt) for breakfast? ...more

Thai Green Curry with Shrimp, Scallops, and Kale

You guys, this week is kicking my tushie. Winter with an infant is not for the weak, let me tell you. I go to bed at night and I feel like I’ve aged a decade ....more