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  • Emily Van Eck

Welcome To My Blog.

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

Hello and thanks for tuning in. My name is Emily and I have been passionately dedicated to eating well for quite a while now. It all began about 10 years ago when a roommate made me realize I had no idea how to cook. I grew up with a mother who was a dietitian and always asking me if I wanted to help in the kitchen. I always said no. Maybe I just needed to come to the conclusion on my own. Now I love to cook. Chopping vegetables brings great joy to my life. But really, all food does.

My interest in nutrition and health was sparked at the same time my adventures in cooking began. I was having some concerning digestive struggles that I wanted to heal holistically. Plus, I’d been to the doctor and that did absolutely nothing. I became aware of just how directly what we eat dictates how we feel - emotionally and physically. I naturally progressed to cooking with all whole foods, using lots of herbs and spices, fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, responsibly sourced proteins, cheeses, legumes, and whole grains. Oh and fermented foods! Can’t forget these – very important for gut health – more on that later. My focus when writing recipes and cooking is to make things that make me feel good both while eating (aka are tasty), while digesting, and are proven to be beneficial for a long, healthy life.

As a recent graduate from an excellent graduate program in human nutrition (yay!) and a "young" pup off to start her career as a nutritionist (and soon to be dietitian), I've decided to start officially sharing my knowledge and insight into what I love most. The focus of this blog will be sharing recipes that are delicious, nutritious, and simple. As a nutritionist dedicated to helping others find a balance between living healthful lives, enjoying every bite of food they take, and managing their busy lives, I will be chiming in with tips on how to make your food work for you, your body, and your lifestyle, no matter your time or money constraints.

So what do I eat?

First and foremost, I am a produce enthusiast. I can’t believe people are cutting out fruit these days! How could they!? These amazingly delicious superfoods provide us with beaucoup nutrients only they can provide. Fruits and vegetables are magical and medicinal and should be treated as such.

I do not believe in fad or super restrictive diets. I do not believe in “bad” foods or in “being good” - I am soooooo sick of hearing people say this. I do, however, understand that not all food or eating strategies work for all people. You can learn to listen to your body and eat what’s best for you. It can be hard to sort through the overwhelming amount of nutrition information out there. That’s what I’m here for.

Always feel free to contact me with questions or comments.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for reading.

#recipes #nutrition #produce

Emily Van Eck Nutrition

Meet the author

Emily Van Eck, MS, RDN 

Here on the blog, I use the intuitive eating principles to dispel oppressive diet bs and make cooking easy and joyful. I want food to be pleasurable for you! 

As a registered dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in Austin, Texas, I helps my clients find joy with food, peace with the kitchen, and feel comfortable in their bodies. 

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