What does a Registered Dietitian eat and what recipes does a RD use? As a REBEL dietitian, I enjoy a wide range of foods and relish each bite. My meals include balance, variety, nutrition and adventure. I often write a blog series for Empowered Eating Blog called Meal Planning, not Perfection and thought it would be fun to write a similar one for Rebecca Bitzer & Associates. I am by no means a chef, but I am trying to spend more time in the kitchen developing a love of food preparation. It seems like cooking is a dying art in many homes, so I am trying to change that by taking baby steps to try new, EASY recipes and being kind to myself when they don’t turn out the way that I hoped. Here are a few successes.

1. One minute lentil salad

Well that is certainly my idea of a time saver! I was looking for a recipe for bruschetta and stumbled upon this great find which has become a family favorite! Basically all you need to do is buy Trader Joe’s bruschetta sauce, Trader Joe’s pre-cooked lentils and feta cheese and combine! You can serve on crackers or chips or simply eat it with a fork. Delicious! 

2. Guacamole

My sister was visiting and she showed me how to make guacamole. Here are step-by-step photos of how to easily make one of our favorite avocado dishes! We served the guacamole with this delicious vegetable platter for a family event. It got rave reviews!

3. Lentil Spinach Pilaf

Lastly, my new favorite dinner which makes great leftovers is a recipe from another dietitian friend Emma Fogt free downloadable favorite 21 days of dinner recipes. Make sure to try the Lentil Spinach Pilaf, it is excellent and very easy to make. Read the recipe completely so you don’t miss the vegetable broth listed in the body of the recipe, I used about 2 cups of vegetable broth and it worked out well.


What recipes have you tried lately that you have added to your favorites? Let us know!

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Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients.  Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and  Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.

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