April Roundup

Miss any posts on social media from last month? I've consolidated them all here! Lots of focus on seasonal veggies, like asparagus, ramps, and fiddleheads, along with articles and videos on foot and ankle mobility for Foot Health Awareness Month

Things I Wrote

How Important is Hydration to Your Health? I wrote this article for Zhou Nutrition focusing on one of the basics of nutrition: hydration. Right now, you may feel inundated with articles supporting the latest diet trend or fad food. While we are always learning new things in this field, it is so important to not leave the basics behind. 

Recipes

One Pot Meals

Paleo Moroccan Chicken Stew This stew makes great leftovers that you can take for lunch the next day

Spring Tuscan Quinoa Bake (vegetarian-friendly) Easy, colorful, and flavorful, this dish is a crowdpleaser

Lemon Chicken with Asparagus Simple, bright, and full of flavor

Vegan and Vegetarian

Vegan Parmesan Farro Risotto with Garlicky Greens Farro is a lot more forgiving than traditional Arborio rice, making this dish an easy weeknight option

Shaved Asparagus Frittata (contains dairy and eggs) Easy enough for a weeknight meal, fancy enough for company

Spring Celebration Salad (contains dairy) The butter vinaigrette is a game-changer; I've added it to veggies and salad at least once a week

Spring Onion Soup (contains dairy) My favorite soup I tried this month

Fiddlehead Frittata (contains dairy and eggs) Can't find fiddleheads? Swap asparagus or green beans

Tahini Chocolate Banana Soft Serve Tahini is a great substitute for nut butters if you are allergic to nuts

Holiday

Matzo Ball Soup Simple and comforting, I like to make this soup on rainy spring days. 

Roasted Potato, Sunchoke, and Asparagus Salad with Ramps Easter brunch is one of the meals that signifies spring to me, and I love including seasonal veggies only found this time of year, like ramps. 

Yoga and Workout Videos

Stabilizing Foot and Ankle Exercises These exercises take up limited space so you can do them anywhere. Try while you're cooking or brushing your teeth

How to Fix Foot Pain and Improve Ankle Mobility I can't recommend this video enough, especially to runners and anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet (nurses, waiters, construction workers, I'm looking at you!)

Yoga for Flat Feet and Plantar Fasciitis This video is also a great post-run cool-down

Articles

21 Low-impact Workouts that are More Effective Than You Think All my favorites made the list. How about yours?

Three Foot Stretches to Help You Walk Without Pain You should be able to walk without pain. Try these stretches and see a healthcare professional if pain continues

Six Stretches to Relieve Your Morning Foot Pain I include several of these in my yoga classes. Most you can do while watching tv

Candy-free Easter Basket Ideas Helpful ideas for Easter or any gift-giving holiday

Feet are our Foundation: Five ways to strengthen them The earlier videos and articles stretched your feet. This one focuses on strengthening them

Herbal Medicines in Pregnancy: What's safe and what's not Herbs can be incredibly powerful but need to be used appropriately. Send this one to a mom- or dad-to-be!

What did you cook and read last month? Let me know in the comments!