Top 5 Food Blogs to Follow

If you eat like an RD, think like an RD, or just love food like an RD, then you need to be following these five foodie sites. There are thousands (if not more) incredible nutrition bloggers, food photographers, and media dietitians out there, but these are a few stand out options to get your nutrition fix.  Prepare yourself for some powerhouse dietitians, career inspiration for food-lovers, and a whole lot of entertainment.

Steph Langdon, WhatRDsDo.com:  This website is a platform to highlight the incredible careers of dietitians, as curated by Canadian dietitian Steph Langdon. Her mission is “to inspire people to become dietitians and inspire dietitians to aspire to achieve great things” — and she does just that with each detailed interview profiling standout RDs.

The Good Food Jobs blog, GoodFoodJobs.com/blogWhether looking for a food-first career on a rural farm or in a bustling city, GoodFoodJobs.com is the website for you, and their Gastrognomes blog component is a real hidden gem. Gastrognome, their combination of gastronomy + gnome, is defined as “a jovial individual whose main purpose on earth is to connect people who derive pleasure from good food,” and I’ve never heard a word that captures the soul of a foodie quite as well! The goal of this site is to highlight individuals who found their dream jobs through the website’s services, whether they work in agriculture, business, culinary arts, the media, nonprofits, or food production, and the profiles of these gastrognome provide fascinating inspiration.

Sally Kuzemchak, RealMomNutrition.com: This RD is one mother of a dietitian – and she has made her website a “judgment free zone” focused on nutrition in the home with an honest and realistic spin. From inspiring ‘snacktivism’ (upgrading our current junk food options) to providing the ultimate lunchbox guides, this is a great spot for parents that need support when feeding their family.

Alissa Rumsey, Alissarumsey.com:  Most of Alissa’s blog posts are dedicated to a very important facet of nutrition that stands in stark contrast to fad diet culture: her ‘ditch the diet’ mentality, which promotes intuitive eating by focusing on your own body cues. She has mastered nutrition media as a former Academy media spokesperson and frequent nutrition freelancer, so don’t be surprised if you recognize her already. Bonus: If you’re an aspiring nutrition entrepreneur, Alissa’s website is the place to go for tips on everything from social media strategy to freelancing resources.

The Sarcastic Nutritionist, Thesarcasticnutritionist.comThis one is a bit more irreverent, so get ready for sassy humor from this dietitian duo. Their line of merchandise features quips like “putting the RD in neRD” and “Calories don’t count when you drink with a dietitian.” There’s a bit of profanity to bring some punchlines home so be forewarned, but if you have an affinity for the edgy, you’ll enjoy every last item.

Bonus foodie site – Food Bites, @FoodBites on instagram: If you haven’t seen the food art on @FoodBites instagram yet, be ready to smile. Their food art takes creativity in the kitchen to the extreme!

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Cauliflower is one of the few foods that I believe earns the term ‘super’: it’s high in vitamin C, incredibly low in calories and carbohydrates, and is part of the cancer-fighting veggie group Cassica (along with broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts — better known by the term ‘cruciferous’)

img_20180820_203508_6281132994166.jpg There’s no denying that plain riced cauliflower is visibly quite plain, and cauliflower on its own tends to taste bland — but this veg is a perfect blank canvas for bulking up recipes in a low cal, low carb way!

Although I am a long-time cauliflower lover, this was my first time experimenting with cauliflower rice, and since pork fried rice was a staple take-out food when I was growing up, I wanted to use those same savory flavors — but in a much healthier way.

 

The recipe I used is a loose one, meaning you can increase / decrease / omit / or adjust anything based on your own preferences!

 

Ingredients (Makes 2 large servings of ~1.5 cups)

  • 1 – 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 – 2 tsp rice vinegar (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp Low Sodium soy sauce (low sodium is important- it cuts about 40% of the sodium!)
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cups of riced cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp chicken broth, vegetable broth, or water
  • 1/3 cup green peas (I used frozen)
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, sauteed
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (I used Minute Rice Brown Rice with Quinoa mix)
  • Optional: 1 egg
  1. Saute the onions in ~1 tsp sesame oil; sweat until translucent. Add in rice vinegar.
  2. Add your cauliflower rice. Season with low sodium soy sauce. Allow to cook together in pan until cauliflower becomes fork-tender but before it gets mushy. You may find it helpful to steam the cauliflower a bit by adding ~2 Tbsp of liquid (chicken broth, vegetable broth, or water will all work) and covering with a lid.
  3. Add peas, sauteed mushrooms, and brown rice to saute pan.  That’s all there is to it!
  4. Optional: Scramble egg and serve atop rice bowl.

If you want to get fancy, here are some other fun add-ins:

  • Chopped scallions
  • Grated ginger
  • Water chestnuts
  • Shredded carrotts
  • Broccoli florettes
  • Snap Peas
  • Edamame
  • Tofu
  • Chicken
  • Sesame seeds or Black sesame seeds