Archive for the ‘ Nutrition ’ Category

Best Travel Foods

My Personal Guide to Deliciousness Let’s talk about the best travel foods. I went into our epic road trip with a few select meals in mind. I knew that I wanted to celebrate my birthday with cannelloni at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, DC, and again in the Philadelphia area with the amazing chicken parmesan […] Read More

Eating for Speed

More Calories Make Big Differences Every year, when I begin training, I have the same problem: no increase in speed, but a noticeable increase in my waistline. When you research why people gain weight when training, you get the following suggestions: You ran, so you deserve a reward! Go have that entire pizza and a pint […] Read More

Pacific Northwest Food

Eating Everything in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver We interrupt our regularly scheduled recipes to talk about how you need to go to Portland, Seattle and Vancouver and eat everything you can get your hands on. Last week, we headed north for spring break. I knew there was a Pacific Northwest food scene, but I had […] Read More

Salad in a Jar

Eliminate the Lunchtime Guesswork I hate dealing with lunch. Hate it. I work from a home office, and I don’t have anyone to drag me away from my desk for a social lunchtime event. I never want to prepare a proper meal (more dishes? no thanks) and sometimes I’ve spent all of my food-related interest on […] Read More

Blue Apron Review

Inside the Magical Blue Apron Box Have you heard of Blue Apron? It’s a very interesting concept: exact portions of fresh ingredients come shipped to your home, complete with detailed, full-color recipe cards. It’s designed to not only eliminate shopping (and impulse buying) at the supermarket, but also helps to control portion sizes, which may […] Read More

Halloween Candy

Eat All the Candy You Want If I’ve heard it once at school drop off or pickup, I’ve heard it a dozen times: a mother saying, “OMG, I’ve totally gained five pounds since Halloween thanks to all of the kids’ candy.” Let’s do a little fact recap, shall we? Number of extra calories needed to […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Everything You Eat Will Kill You

GMOs, Organics and Food Choices Someone recently mentioned a post that I wrote years ago about how I didn’t believe in organic stuff, and I thought that I should probably explain. I probably gave less thought to what I ate when I was in my 20s and early 30s. And then I was pregnant with […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Retreating

Kingston Women’s reTREAT 2013 All of my posts are out of order this week. I was so tired on Sunday night that I couldn’t post my weekend’s adventures. Last weekend, I attended my annual summer women’s fitness reTREAT, hosted by Kingston Adventures. You might remember me writing about it last year. (And if not, here’s […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Dear Betty: What’s In Your Fridge?

It’s been a while since I’ve answered questions from you, my lovely readers. I’ll fix that today. Dear Betty, I looked in my nearly barren refrigerator and discovered that I have three open bottles of white wine (I had a wine tasting at my house over the weekend, and we didn’t finish the whites), one […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Read This

Over the past year, I’ve been doing a lot of reading about running, fitness and nutrition. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. FYI, the hyperlinked titles will take you to, while the cover images will send you to Run Like a Mother Sure, Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell […] Read More