Abigail Joy Dougherty: Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Expert & Lover of Life

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Back to School: Healthy Lunches!

Tweet Tweet Pin It Whaaaaaaa? Summer is over? Well, at least it is on this side of the country and although it may seem WAY too soon, school is here. For many this means to bed and to rise earlier, school pick up lines, back packs, stricter routines and yes, school lunches! If you struggle creating […]

Exercise in the Great Outdoors

Tweet Tweet Pin It Exercise in the Great Outdoors: God’s Playground!! Yesterday, my husband and I were out on a GORGEOUS bike ride – It was amazing! It’s summer, the sun was shining, there was water nearby, I was sweating but honestly having such a great time I didn’t even feel like I was exercising! […]

The BEST Nutrition & Protein Bars

Tweet Tweet Pin It Cereal and snack bars were all the rage back in the early 2000’s but are being pushed out by other, better-for-you bars emphasizing physical health and all natural ingredients. These new age bars are so awesome because they have whole food ingredients, allowing your body to use the food directly as […]

Don’t Be a Fool: How to Avoid Being Fooled by Common Health Claims

Tweet Tweet Pin It Happy April Fools Day!!  With all of the trendy health claims on food  packages these days, it could feel like everyday is April Fools Day. While the food products’ packaging may be eye-catching with bright colors and a ridiculous amount of health claims, these claims may be fooling us as consumers! […]

The Facts about Eggs

Tweet Tweet Pin It EGGS! With Easter fast approaching, eggs are on center stage. With all the information out there today, do you ever feel stumped about which eggs to buy and even if eggs are good or bad for you? Wonder no more! I’m breaking it down to help you you get the FACTS […]

How to Travel Like a Dietitian

Tweet Tweet Pin It I love to travel! I love to travel for work, fun and all the areas in between! The last year, specifically April-October 2015, were an absolute whirlwind of travel for me — A huge change from my normal routine but a welcome change and a life changing change! In March of […]

Vegetables for Breakfast!

Tweet Tweet Pin It Yes, you heard that right…. VEGGIES FOR BREAKFAST!! Hoooray!! This is one of my favorite ways to start any day off with a super-duper-awesome nutrition booster!! Vegetables are like little multivitamins straight out of the ground; what a treat!! AND eating vegetables in combination with a healthy source of fat and […]

Benefits of Coffee

Tweet Tweet Pin It Hello my friends!! Today, I want to talk all about coffee! As a dietitian nutritionist, I often get the question whether I drink tea or coffee in the morning. My answer is coffee and it usually comes with a surprised look! I have always loved my morning cup of coffee and […]

Healthy Eating on the Go! Part 2

Tweet Tweet Pin It Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day or that you can’t find the time to prepare and cook a healthy meal, or even have time to actually sit down and eat lunch? If so, you are not alone! With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, people are on the […]

Healthy Eating on the Go!

Tweet Tweet Pin It Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day or that you can’t find the time to prepare and cook a healthy meal, or even have time to actually sit down and eat lunch? If so, you are not alone! With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, people are on the […]