Tell us a bit about yourself and/or Dishin’ it Out?
I started Dishin’ It Out with a mission to help people make healthy the norm. It’s easy to go on a health food kick for a couple of weeks, but just as easy to slip back to old habits once there is a hiccup in your schedule or simply lack of inspiration at dinnertime. Dishin’ It Out’s site/instagram/facebook is filled with nutrition tips, healthy hacks, easy recipes, and motivation along the way.
Most of my recipes center around dairy-free and gluten-free dishes. I don’t think cutting dairy and gluten out is a superior way of eating at all, but my aim is to not exclude those with milk allergies or celiac. I recently had to cut dairy from my diet as my nursing son is allergic- my goodness, it seemed like milk was in EVERYTHING. The only resources for recipes I could find were either vegan or paleo- I didn’t not fit into either of those categories and the nutrition misinformation in many of these diet-specific blogs was shocking. Dishin’ It Out is a voice of reason for the dairy and gluten free sector of the internet.
How do you find balance between work & personal?
Dear me…I work from home, set my own schedule, and have an online-based business- it is the trifecta for lack of balance! I have to fight for it daily. I work hard to not get sucked into the social media time warp by turning off notifications and checking only twice a day. I also try to stick to a schedule I set for myself at the beginning of each week that takes in my husband’s work schedule as well. He works a few evenings a week, so I do my best to get as much done when he is out so when he is home we can relax during our time together. When I work at the house I also do my best to only work when the kids are asleep so they don’t remember their mom as always being glued to a screen. These are all the ideal that I am inconsistent with, but am (hopefully) getting better at.
What are 3 foods you can’t live without?