Feb. 17. 2017
McKel Hill

McKel Hill

MS, RDN, LDN, Dietitian

Happy Friday and almost the weekend everyone! I hope you have plans to reset and have fun this weekend. I’m sharing this round up early because I’m going out of town for a much needed mini-vacation with my love and turning off all things digital. Here’s the weekly recap of what articles I’ve been reading in the health and nutrition world and noteworthy news from the week so you can stay up to date, too. And if you see or read anything noteworthy from around the web, be sure to share with me and comment on this post so we can chat it up! p.s. there’s a special giveaway so be sure to read all the way to the bottom!

What you Should Know in Wellness

How that “bleeding” veggie burger tastes like meat (does this weird anyone else out?)

A new study is recommending lifestyle and holistic measures for back pain instead of painkillers

How to be mindful when eating (leftover) chocolate

What to eat before, during, and after a workout (but we all knew this right?)

New research is suggesting that even just 1 workout could benefit your health (quality > quantity)

Did you Know?

1 cup of walnuts contains 8 grams of fiber,  18 grams of protein, 46% DV of magnesium, and 200% DV of manganese? Although a serving size is typically 1/4 cup.

Try this Recipe

Beet Hummus – Try it with raw veggies, on toast, in a wrap, on in a salad or macro bowl.

Move that Bod!

Try Hannah Davis’s Anti-rotation Reverse Lunges: Stand facing your bud, real close, and place the palms of your hands together. Reverse lunge with the outside leg furthest from your partner while pressing against your partner’s hand to create resistance. You will notice the immediate challenge in your balance and feel your core fire up! Repeat for all reps on one side before switching sides and palms.

Get the full workout here.

Repeat after Me

 “One day or day one. You choose.” Get more inspiration from the NS Pinterest board.

What to Listen to

“Waited 4 U” by Slow Magic from the Winter Sweat It Out playlist.

Comment of the week

 Leigh Anne said about The Best Healthy Donut Holes:

My 21 year old son made these. While his don’t look as beautiful as yours, it just goes to show that looks can be deceitful. These donut holes are amazing. Hard to believe they are raw and GF. I’m so glad he shared your website with me. I’m sharing it all over FB and Instagram. So looking forward to trying more recipes.

#nutritionstripped of the week

@whatalieatsMEATLESS MEATBALL MONDAY ? spaghetti squash is a staple in our house but sometimes i get bored with the same old jazz. enter @nutritionstripped‘s chickpea meatballs – super easy to make and insanely delicious ✨ i think i’ve found a new staple ? you can find the recipe on her website ! #nutritionstripped

What’s new?

Anything you’ve seen lately you want to chat about? Share in the comments so we can nerd out on health and wellness together. Have a great weekend!

xx McKel


I teamed up with my local Nashville pals at Nisolo to contribute to their awesome “activate” giveaway for 2017.  Check out what the grand prize winner will get and click to enter to win and read more:

  • 1 Nutrition Stripped Cookbook and 21-Day Reset Plan*, 4-night YOGASCAPES Glamping Retreat in Moab, Utah, $500 towards airfare, 1 Month Supply of Customized Nutrition Solutions from WellPath, $750 Accompany shopping spree to shop ethical essentials, Choice of 3-piece lululemon outfit with yoga mat and bag, $500 Nisolo Gift Card*
  • 10 runners-up will win a $100 Nisolo Gift card and Nutrition Stripped Cookbook