Turns 5!|| Recipes + Healthy Living + Fitness

Turns 5!|| Recipes + Healthy Living + Fitness

You know what’s crazy? Today is my 5 year blogging anniversary. I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this blog nearly every day for the past 5 years! Thank you for reading and sharing in my adventures – I’m so happy that you’re here.

Just for fun, here’s a link to my very first post. Have any of you guys been reading my blog since the very beginning? It’s crazy how much I’ve done and how much has changed since starting this blog. It’s really fun to have a place to relive so many milestones and memories! Since that very first post in 2009, I…

Worked on prerequisites and applied to grad schools, was accepted to & decided to go to UNC for their Masters of Public Health in Nutrition program.

Ran my first half marathon in June 2010 (soon to be followed by a serious half marathon addiction)

Moved to North Carolina for grad school in August 2010. Fell in love with Chapel Hill and with these ladies. <3

Got engaged! – October 2011

Finished grad school coursework & moved back to DC with Matt in summer 2012 to do my dietetic internships.

Got married on October 13, 2012. <3

Graduated with my Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from UNC Chapel Hill in November 2012.

Passed the national exam to officially become a Registered Dietitian! – February 2013

Started my own nutrition counseling private practice (AnneTheRD.com). – February 2013.

Ran my first full marathon, the Richmond Marathon in November 2013, after saying I’d never run a full marathon. (Never say never!) I ran my second full – the LA Marathon – in March of this year.

It’s so cool to look back on all this stuff via my blog. Also, fun fact: this wasn’t my first blog! My first blog was actually a travel blog that I wrote once a week or so for friends and family while teaching English in Prague.

And now, in honor of the blogiversary, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite posts and recipes from over the years. Enjoy!

Most popular recipes:

5 Minute No Bake PB Granola Bars – #1 by far.

Perfect Microwave Baked Oatmeal

Nutty Protein Granola Bars

Scrambled Egg Muffins

Healthy Deviled Eggs

Vegan & Gluten Free Granola Bars

Flour Free & Protein Packed Breakfast Pancake

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili

Quinoa Salad with Pecans and Cranberries (recipe from our wedding!)

Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars

Mexican Lasagna

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Muffins

Most popular helpful/”how to” posts:

How to Make Oatmeal More Tasty, Filling and Satisfying

How to Eat a Better Breakfast

How to pack lunch in 5 minutes flat

Trans-Fat: What It Is & How and Why To Avoid It

How to Make a Quick & Healthy Weeknight Dinner

Healthy Snack Ideas for Busy People

How to Make a Recipe Healthier

How to Make Brussels Sprouts Delicious (my most Google-able post, apparently!)

4 Healthy, Quick, and Portable Breakfast Ideas

How to Make Time for Health When You’re Busy

A Full Three Days of Eats (Gasp!)

One Small Change I Made To Improve My Health

How to Eat Intuitively | A Guide to Mindful Eating

10 Immunity Boosting Foods for Cold & Flu Season

Most inspirational/helpful fitness-related posts:

How I Went From Hating Yoga… To Loving It

How to Eat for Running: Top 5 Nutrition Mistakes Made by Runners

Want to Become a Runner? This post is for you.

How to Love Exercise (or at least not hate it)

The Beauty of an Early Morning Run

Why Running on the Morning of My Wedding was an Awesome Idea

My 2nd half marathon training plan


  • 4 Healthy, Quick, and Portable Breakfast Ideas
  • 10 miler training plan
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