Month: March 2020

Nutrition isn’t what it was two weeks ago, with registered dietitian – Brianna Pilawski

I don’t know about you, but figuring out what to feed my family since the world turned upside down has been, to put it mildly, challenging.  I am not used to bulk shopping or cooking.  I have never put a ton of time into meal prepping.  On top of all of that, half of what I need isn’t available at the grocery store.

Thankfully, Brianna Pilawski, a registered dietitian, is here to help.  She shares some of her favorite tips and tricks to get even the pickiest of eaters involved in the kitchen.  She also shares the staples she is keeping on hand and some of her favorite go to recipes these days.

Oh, and if you are interested in knowing what it takes to be a registered dietitian, we cover that too.  🙂


Sample Dinner Ideas

– Pulled Pork in the Insta Pot w Bagged Salad & Strawberries
– Chicken n’ Rice – Cream of Mushroom Soup + frozen Chicken, minute brown rice, broccoli & cheese
– Whole wheat spaghetti, frozen meatballs, pasta sauce  + frozen broccoli cooked in the bag
– Fish On Monday Nights – Salmon – Fish Sticks + brown rice, Green Beans & Raspberries
– Taco Night is always a fav – ground beef – can be frozen, diced tomatoes (canned low sodium), hopefully lettuce, shredded cheese
– Trade Joes – chicken stir fry w/ veggies, chicken meals

Links to recipes

To find a registered dietitian nutritionist near you, use the Academy’s online Find an Expert service.

Mama Knows Nutrition – website

Mama Knows Nutrition – Instagram

Veggies and Virtue – website

Veggies and Virtue – Instagram

Sesame Street Cookbook Link

Easy Fried Rice Recipe Susan found online that her family loves

Curried Chicken Salad – Ellie Krieger



Coming Soon

How She is Hanging in There, COVID-19 Edition

Learning how to navigate this new reality?  Me too!  In this episode I am sharing a few things that are working in our home (so far) and things that aren’t working at all.  We are talking all things limited scheduling, making time for self care and giving heaps and heaps of grace to ourselves and those we love.


Links: (Will be updated regularly – be sure to check back)


Links for Kid Activities

Cosmic Kids Yoga – YouTube (free)

The Best Kids Crafts & Activities Facebook Group – open to the public.  a quick scroll through and I am now following this group too.  Lots of neat ideas to do with stuff you already have around the house.  No need to special order.


Links for Parents

Managing Stress and Anxiety, COVID-19 (CDC Website Link)

Talking with Kids about COVID-19 (CDC Website Link)

Links for Arts and Entertainment

Metropolitan Opera – Streaming (some free)



Links for Education – Kids

ABC Mouse (not free, but not expensive)

Ms. Sydney’s Pre-School at Home (YouTube Channel Ages 3-6)

Scholastic Learn from Home (some free stuff)

School House Rock – YouTube Channel

Links for Education – Adults

Center for Action and Contemplation – Online Education

Life in the Trinity Ministries (Enneagram Work – Suzanne Stabile)

MasterClass – Online classes from experts in an array of subjects.  Everyone from Annie Leibovitz to Judy Blume to Shonda Rhimes to Anna Wintour. 80+ classes. Avg. 20 lessons per class. Avg. 10 minutes per lesson.  Pricing info available on their website.

Great Courses Plus – Think more academic style online learning.  Everything from Economics and Finance to Food and Wine.  1st month currently free. Pricing info available on their website.

Center for Action and Contemplation – The CAC, founded by Richard Rohr (a Franciscan) offers a plethora of options for spiritual seekers.  (Podcasts, Online Learning, Books, etc) Vision: Amidst a time of planetary change and disruption, we envision a recovery of our deep connection to each other and our world, led by Christian and other spiritual movements that are freeing leaders and communities to overcome dehumanizing systems of oppression and cooperate in the transforming work of Love.  Mission: Open the door for a critical mass of spiritual seekers to experience the transformative wisdom of the Christian contemplative tradition and nurture its emergence in service to the healing of our world.