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Amanda Blechman, RD, CDN  Registered dietitian at @Dannon. Lover of food๐Ÿณ and travelโœˆ๏ธ NYC native๐ŸŽ @zipkick influencer๐ŸŒŽ Mrs @jeremyblechman x1yr๐Ÿ’• All thoughts are my own.

Because I'm a dietitian, so many people think I'm just here to be the food police. NOPE. It's not my job to judge you for what you eat (or me for what I eat for that matter) or to guilt you into eating only "healthy" foods ๐Ÿ˜ซ On of my favorite ACTUAL parts of being a dietitian is helping people see how beautiful, delicious, and sexy healthy foods can be NATURALLY, and this breakfast is case in point. Old fashioned oats cooked with almond milk, cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar, then topped with fresh strawberries, chopped dates, raisins, nuts, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and peanut butter ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Soooo freaking delicious, 100% vegan (doesn't make it healthier, just a fact), full of fiber and relatively low in sat fat (though really let's all chill, because a little bit won't kill ya!) ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปHealthy choices can be easy and fulfilling choices when you embrace and love them! And when they're this naturally yummmmmmmmyyyy ๐Ÿ˜›

Husband's epic vertical dinner with friends last night ๐Ÿ˜‚ The 'dirty hipster' from @melsburgerbar is stacked with spinach dip, jack cheese, and onion rings, but @jeremyblechman decided he wanted to add to the height by swapping in chicken tenders for the usual beef burger patty. The waitress warned him it would be messy, but I don't think any of us realized just how difficult biting into this bad boy would be! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

Anyone else feel like summer makes them want to be anywhere but the kitchen? I mean it's just SO hot in there!! As someone who loves to cook and usually makes dinner every night, this deviation has had me feeling pretty out of sorts and oddly guilty, so I'm happy to say I got back in the saddle tonight and made this whole veggie feast! I got a bunch of goodies at @fishkillfarms, including fresh squash blossoms (the flowers that grow on zucchini plants!), and they were seriously burning a hole in my pocket. I found the easiest @epicurious recipe which had me stuff them with ricotta & mint, and then pan fry them in a tempura-like batter ๐Ÿ˜› Plus garlicky sautรฉed chard and kale (also from the farm), burrata caprese, and cacio e pepe spaghetti squash! You know I'm all about balance and variety - so tonight was all about VEGGIE VARIETY! Wouldn't you say that despite the heat, fresh garden veggies are a major summer perk? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Went up to Fishkill, NY to pick some veggies with friends and ended up with homemade ice cream! Thanks for the free scoops, @fishkillfarms๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจand @genaseraita_rd for planning such a fun day! We also managed to snag some cucumbers, Swiss chard, curly kale, and zucchini blossoms! Stay tuned for ricotta stuffed blossoms later this week ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Nutritious breakfast alert! I couldn't decide between peanut butter banana toast or cottage cheese with cinnamon and fruit, so I had a little bit of both! This made for a balanced plate and a super satisfying meal with all of my macronutrients covered! ๐Ÿฅœ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿง€ PS @zesprikiwifruit was on sale this past week at @stewleonards and I SCOOPED IT UP!! Seriously so fresh and delish and amazing โœจโœจ

B is for Blechman ๐Ÿ’•...or beer? Throwing it back with this gem from @licbeerproject where they're killing it with the wall art! They also exhibited an incredible level of chill while we acted like children and took an obscene amount of giggly photos (and videos) right in the middle of their packaging station ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I don't think my photo does this dish justice but omg was it delicious!! Cacio e Pepe is one of my absolute favorite dishes, so when I find it in other applications I always need to try it! I've had it in scrambled eggs (@maialino_nyc), I've had it on pizza (@ottopizzeria), and tonight at @nixny I had it in this amazing shiitake and polenta dish! I love how the menu at Nix is totally vegetarian and focuses on the natural deliciousness of veggies without creating anything that looks/tastes fake. No need to go overboard when veggies taste so amazing on their own ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ

Can you tell by my snacks that summer has got me in the mood for allllllll the fruit? Balancing the fruit (carbs/fiber) with cheese (protein) for a nice mix of snacks to munch on during the day. I probably won't get to all of these, but I always like to be over prepared, rather than caught hungry with no healthy options around!

One of my favorite things about NYC summers is that it's so quiet!! You can get into pretty much any restaurant without a wait and park right in front without circling the block! We were looking for amazing dim sum, so we headed down to @nomwahnolita which is an outpost of the original @nomwahteaparlor in Chinatown. Clockwise from the top left: Taro ha$h cakes, kohlrabi sesame noodles, charred corn fried rice a la plancha, boiled shrimp and pork dumplings with bacon XO sauce (for @jeremyblechman, obv), pork soup dumplings (also for J), and shrimp & snow pea dumplings in the middle for meeeeee! Fun fact: they've also got $3 beer M-F from 3-7pm!! ๐Ÿป

I had @thehungryclementine special for lunch today! I needed an easy lunch to bring with me, but since I was traveling for the latter half of last week my grocery supply is pretty limited right now. I had a fresh loaf of whole wheat bread, pantry peanut butter, and not much else ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I had decided to make a traditional PB&J, but then I remembered that Nicole always makes hers with frozen berries and it always looks SO GOOD, so I opted for that version instead. I'm so glad I did, bc this was absolutely delish, plus I reduced the added sugar and upped the fiber in my meal ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿž

I was looking for some new NYC restaurants to check out and ended up down a major rabbit hole reading a recent @refinery29 cheap eats article. I now have a verrryyyy long list of places I NEED to get to (anyone want to join me? ๐Ÿ˜›) and I kicked off my cheap eats tour tonight at @taqueriadiana in Hell's Kitchen ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ It's totally no frills and totally worth the trip - cute and petite inside with counter service and some solid Mexican food, including delicious vegetarian options for moi! All in we ended up with drinks and food for four people which clocked in around $60. I'd say we found a winner ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Thanks, R29!!

Your healthy routine doesn't need to go out the window just because you're traveling! As someone who travels quite a bit, I've worked hard to find tricks that help me maintain my healthy habits while I'm on the road โœˆ๏ธ For example,
I have a special pair of "travel sneakers" that are way smaller and lighter than my normal running shoes so they're super easy to pack - I've got no excuse not to bring them! I also make a point to take time to eat real meals while I'm away, even when my work schedule is booked solid, so I'm not just munching mindlessly all day and feeling hungry all the time! This morning I was up and at 'em on the treadmill, just like I usually am at home! Then I made my way over to the @frothymonkey (thank you @uhh_d_rd for the reco ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜) for a healthy breakfast of rolled oats with fruit, nuts and soy milk, plus this delicious rosemary honey soy latte โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ I got my blood flowing after (and before) being up in the air and filled up on key nutrients to start my day on a positive note ๐ŸŽต It might take a little more thought, but it doesn't have to be difficult!!

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