Welcome! Glad you stopped by.
I’m a foodie, exercise enthusiast, wanna-be nutrition writer, total clean freak and I have a serious sweet tooth. I’m also a Registered Dietitian.
In 2011, I started blogging at thefrozenpineapple.com about life, food, our move to New York and my journey back to school to become an RD. Now that I’m a Registered Dietitian, I decided to add more of a food and nutrition focus to the blog, hence it’s now the ‘healthy’ pineapple.
My interest in nutrition started after college (Penn State, Journalism 2005) when I taught myself how to cook, with a little help from the Food Network, and got healthier by eating well. I spent four years as a Public Affairs Officer in the United States Air Force, but my interest in food and fitness only grew. After I got out of the military, I had no idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life—and then it hit me: I wanted to be a food and nutrition writer!
After moving to my husband’s hometown of East Aurora, NY, I went back to school and graduated with my Nutrition and Dietetics degree from Buffalo State College in 2015. I’ve worked in nutrition counseling, acute and long-term care settings as an RD, and I teach fitness classes at the Southtowns YMCA. I also write a monthly nutrition column for our local paper, the East Aurora Advertiser. I’m currently trying to make all my #careergoals come true and break into the world of freelance writing!
This blog encompasses many aspects of my life in addition to food & nutrition, including the globetrotting trips my husband and I take, and our crazy home-improvement projects. For more about each category, click here.
Join me as I try new recipes, kick butt at the gym…and try to eat more kale than ice cream!