My very first post!
Welcome to Beautifully Nutty! My name is Melanie and I am a 26-year-old Registered Dietitian (RD) from a southern suburb of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. I have a passion for food and health. I try to live a healthy lifestyle including a well-balanced diet and fitness, but will be perfectly honest when I say I absolutely adore sweets. The good news is, treats and sweets can be part of a healthy diet; all in moderation of course!
The intention of Beautifully Nutty is not to advise on “what to eat” and “what not to eat,” it’s simply a place for me to share my life, recipes, fitness, and to keep me on track toward my health and fitness goals. I don’t believe in diets per say, I believe in learning how to live a healthy lifestyle, which is something you can attain for life, not just for a few weeks. I am still learning how to balance my own.
How did I come up with the name “Beautifully Nutty?” When I first met my husband (boyfriend at the time of course), he would constantly say “that’s nutty” meaning that’s crazy or funny. It was funny to me at first and then drove me crazy (haha) eventually because he said it all the time! Anyway, the phrase faded for a while but I resurrected it because it must have grown on me. Beautifully Nutty is another way of saying that we live in a crazy beautiful world, and that it’s okay to be goofy sometimes.
The other reason I chose this title is because I love nuts, and especially peanut butter! Okay, now that confession is out there….moving on.
I look forward to sharing more of my life with you. I am still figuring out the ins and outs of the blog, so try to be patient with me (computers and I don’t always get along) as I continue to learn!