Hi, I'm Ginny and this is my blog where I share interesting facts on food and fitness, the latest health and wellness research, my latest recipe experiments (mainly on my husband who is a willing subject), as well as a little inspiration from my learnings on living a full and vibrant life. Check out my ME page to find information on what I do and how I could help you or someone you know.
I recently wrote a blog for the integrative medical practice I work with, CentreSpring MD. I thought I would share the helpful information and tips on my blog as well. Everyone could use a little encouragement to eat their greens!
Eating greens every day is ESSENTIAL for good health. Greens are one food I recommend everyone eat, every day. Really, they are that important! Study after s ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Need a quick and nutritious dinner idea? I've got an idea for you: Fried Cauliflower Rice.
This recipe is so good! Everyone in my family loves it. Trying to cook for a picky 17 month old little girl and my husband is no small task so I count it a huge success that this recipe is one we all like.
Mary Virginia is giving me a run for my money these days as she loves all kinds of ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 03, 2018
The end of 2017 was a hard one for my family. We experienced something we never thought we would have to walk through, losing a child. At 23 weeks gestation, we lost our sweet baby girl, Esther.
I found out late this summer that I was pregnant and due to deliver our second child, a girl, in the spring of 2018. We were overjoyed with the anticipation of the new addition to our family a ... Read More
Do you struggle to get enough protein in your diet?
Studies show that eating a diet rich in quality protein can help you lose weight, build and maintain muscle mass, boost your metabolism, and increase your energy.
You don’t need to eat a crazy amount of protein every day to experience these benefits. The current Dietary Guideline recommendation is to aim to get between 1 ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I have listed a few strategies to help you enjoy a great meal while not eating so much you end up sleeping through the rest of the afternoon and missing out on the fun with your friends and family.
1. Enjoy! It is so important to enjoy this meal that happens once a year that cultivates good relationships. It is a time to feast and celebrate with those tha ... Read More
Cows milk or an alternative milk.
What do you use?
It is a HOT topic with LOTS of opinions.
I was unsure which one to give my daughter once we transitioned from breastfeeding.
We were able to breastfeed for the first year of her life, which was a goal of mine upon having Mary Virginia. I realize that not everyone is able to or wants to breastfeed this long, so I ... Read More
What is a leaky gut?
You probably have a good guess just from hearing the name. If you guessed something like, “it is when things that shouldn’t pass through your gut pass through your gut and cause lots of problems” you are right.
I recently wrote blog for CentreSpring MD (the holistic and integrative practice where I counsel patients on all kinds of nutrition ... Read More
A few post back, I shared my go to meal planning tip and two of our favorite week night dinners (read it here (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/a-meal-prep-trick-that-saves-me-time-during-busy-weeks)). One of those dinners is a turkey bolognese (http://inspiralized.com/turkey-bolognese-with-zucchini-noodles/)*. It is simple and delicious.
The problem I run into with this recipe, i ... Read More