Rediscover the joy of eating with delicious and nourishing whole food recipes and practical nutrition advice.
First, to answer a FAQ…
No, you don’t have to eat an avocado a day (although sometimes I do!). I named my blog Avocado A Day mostly because it’s a cute play on words, but also because the avocado is a symbol of what can go wrong when one focuses on macronutrients – fat, protein and carbohydrates – instead of actual foods. On an almost daily basis, I hear someone mention they’re avoiding a food because of a certain macronutrient. Avocados for fat, bananas for natural sugar, potatoes for carbohydrate. Years of low carb/fat/sugar/calorie/etc diets have clouded the reality that these foods, along with every other whole food, have powerful health benefits. Counting calories or macronutrients turns eating into a complicated and confusing chore and pushes processed foods, where nutrition facts are more easily found. On Avocado A Day, I skip the complicated food rules and instead focus on whole foods, their powerful benefits, and delicious taste!
Also, I really, really love avocados.
About Avocado A Day Nutrition
Avocado A Day Nutrition is more than healthy recipes. It’s delicious dishes that just happen to be nutritious. It’s beautiful seasonal food that will get you excited about nourishing your body. Cooking and eating are two of my greatest pleasures, and I want you to feel that same sense of joy around food.
All of my recipes are made with whole or minimally processed ingredients. Most are vegetarian or vegan because I eat mostly plant based. As someone who enjoys a wide variety of foods, you’ll find many recipes are gluten free/paleo/vegan/etc. That’s not because I think you have to eat gluten free/paleo/vegan/etc to be healthy, but because by eating a varied diet, many of my meals just happen to fit those categories. Many people avoid specific foods or food groups due to allergies, intolerances or ethics. Because of that, I try to provide suggestions for adapting each recipe. If you’re not sure how to make a recipe fit your needs, leave a comment and I’m more than happy to help!
My recipes are often inspired by the foods and flavors I’ve experienced while traveling. It’s is my other passion and I want to experience (and eat!) as much of the world as possible. Even if you’ve never left your home state, I think expanding your taste buds is a fun way to learn about other cultures and discover new favorite foods. Whenever I travel, I love to share the culinary inspiration I gained with my readers, along with an obnoxious amount of travel photos 🙂
Once a week, I celebrate Wellness Wednesday on the blog, taking a break from recipes to focus on topics like mindful/intuitive eating, holistic health and wellbeing. In these posts, you’ll get a sneak peek into the work I do with my private practice clients.
I am so very very grateful for each and every reader on this blog. When I started this blog in 2013, it was just to have a creative outlet and to get my friends to stop pestering me for recipes. The positive feedback from my readers gave me the confidence to step out on my own and start my private practice, I am forever grateful for that. Please know that each and every comment, share and pageview bring a big smile to my face!