Eat Like My Dogs

That title may feel a little bit rude to you but rest assured that I love my dogs more I love than a lot of things (and people). Case in point: I’m taking them next week to go get professional doggy portraits done and could not be more excited about it. Mackenzie is going to […]

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May 21, 2020

Jen Lyman, dietitian and owner of New Leaf Nutrition, with Jen Beadles

Cuisine in Costa Rica

When we traveled all around the world this summer, it was really interesting to me to see what people of other cultures ate, but I didn’t really have the ability to ask people’s opinions about food because of language barriers and I didn’t want these kind strangers to know that I was such a weirdo; […]

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February 6, 2020

Plate with crackers and bowl with cottage cheese

My top five fave snacks right now

My favorite snacks typically involve dairy because it’s a great balance of fat and protein that I can really easily pair with a carb so that I can feel satisfied and carries me over to the next meal. I’m pretty lactose intolerant, but cheese and yogurt are low enough in lactose that they don’t bother […]

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January 9, 2020

New Leaf Nutrition's dietitian Jen Lyman's breakfast of avocado toast and eggs

New Year, Same Me

Since you’re probably being bombarded with diet talk, I wanted to do something a little different for my post this week and tell you about my day yesterday! I’ll tell you about what I ate and why, which I’m hoping will be helpful when you’re making your next food choice. I’ve definitely had my fair […]

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January 3, 2020

Jen Lyman holds a mug, wearing a cozy sweater

What to Expect When [You Meet with Me]

When I first learned the word “dietitian” I was 7 and my best friend had just been diagnosed with diabetes. The dietitian came into her room with these gross, rubbery food models that had lint stuck to them because she carried them around in her lab coat pocket and the rubber they were made of […]

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November 14, 2019

Fresh baked apple pie next to a stack of green apples

When Food is More than Food

Ever since I was pretty little my family has had a tradition of going apple picking in the late summer. It’s grown up some since I was a kid (we go to a brewery for lunch instead of a fast food place where kids get free ice cream), but the day always ends the same—making […]

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October 18, 2019

Jen Lyman holding a tray of pastries in Japan

World Travels

This summer my husband and I had an amazing opportunity to travel the world for forty days. We went to Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, the Netherlands, and England. Before this, I had only left the country on two other occasions; both were planned trips with my church, so being totally on our own was quite […]

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October 10, 2019

Jen Lyman at Mizzou's dietetic program graduation

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist, What’s the Difference?

I wanted to take a little time today to explain the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist because I know that can be a little confusing…kind of like the difference between whole grain bread and multi-grain bread, but that’s a conversation for a different day.  So all Dietitians are Nutritionists, but unless a Nutritionist […]

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September 28, 2019