Best Bytes: Montana Edition

I’m baaaaaack! And still riding that post-vacation high (and that caffeine high… 5:40 AM flights are no joke, people). I’m sad that my time in Montana has come to an end, but I’m happy to be back in my own bed and excited to share all of my amazing experiences with you! So let’s get right down to it…

In all honesty, I should preface this by saying that I was a little skeptical when I learned that my boyfriend’s family was planning a vacation to Montana. I mean, what is there to do in Montana (especially in the summertime)??? Welp, as it turns out, A LOT.

From hiking to sightseeing to exploring national parks, there was certainly no shortage of activities to fill our week-long vacation in Big Sky Country. In fact, I could have easily stayed for several more weeks and never gotten bored. And for someone whose attention span rivals that of a goldfish, that’s saying a lot.  (more…)

Greetings from Montana

Just popping in to say hi!

I apologize for going MIA this past week, but I’ve been too busy hiking, sightseeing, and taking in the breathtaking scenery to sit down and blog.

I’ll be back in a few days with your regularly scheduled programming (aka food posts), but until then…  (more…)

PB Mocha Overnight Oats

Gooooood morning and happy Monday! (How’s that for an oxymoron?) Hard to believe another weekend has come and gone. Do anything fun?

I had grand plans for a productive weekend and yet somehow, by the time Saturday afternoon rolled around, I found myself curled up on the living room floor using a balled up t-shirt as a makeshift pillow. Funny how that happens.


Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

These Peanut Butter Banana Cookies are an easy, delicious, and healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth! A vegan and gluten-free treat that's perfect for any time of the day. |
These Peanut Butter Banana Cookies are an easy, delicious, and nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Each cookie is packed with whole grains, fruit, healthy fats, and no added sugar.


*This post was originally published on July 21, 2016. Photos were updated July 29,2017.

Welcome back! Thanks for bearing with me through this awkward beginner food blogger stage (because you’re totally here for me and not the cookies that are waiting at the end of this post, right? Don’t answer that…). Anyways, while I’ve got you here, let’s chat a minute. 

Nowadays, it seems like healthy eating has taken on a whole new (and more complicated) meaning. I’m not sure if this is a reflection of increased media/marketing efforts or an increased interest in healthy eating (or a combination of the two), but either either way it has led to a whole lot of confusion – and frustration – among consumers. 


There’s a First Time for Everything…

Hello! Welcome to Byte Sized Nutrition – a blog dedicated to sharing bites of tasty and nutritious eats, along with small “bytes” (think megabytes, only like 32053952x smaller) of nutritional advice to help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Being my first blog post and all, I feel like I should probably start with an introduction (although, let’s be real, we all know that the only people who are probably reading this right now don’t need one – Hi mom and dad!). Butttt since it’s still too early in the game to be breaking blogging etiquette (is that a thing? what does it entail? ah, I have so much to learn…), I’ll keep it short and sweet…

Finally official!My name is Kara and I’m the face (errr hands..?) behind this blog. I’m a relatively recent Ohio transplant (born and raised in Western NY) and – even more recently – a Registered Dietitian! I’m a foodie in the truest sense and believe that food is one of the most powerful, yet underutilized, forms of medicine. That being said, I stand behind the argument that a balanced lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle and share an equal affinity for both kale salads and ice cream. My goal is ultimately to show that maintaining a well-balanced diet doesn’t have to be boring, difficult, or expensive (did I mention that I’m a soon-to-be full-time graduate student? #livingonabudget). But enough about me.. If you’re bored and happen to have too much time on your hands, you can read more about me (and my nutrition philosophy) here.

So back to the blog. This little project of mine has been in the works for quite some time now. In fact, I’ve had this crazy idea of starting a blog ever since I first started getting really into nutrition way back in 2010. But then life (aka school) happened and the idea got put on the back burner (over, and over, and over again) until it was just that – a (very, very distant) idea. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that there was never going to be the “perfect time” to take the plunge into the blogging world. Which brings us to where we are today!

Now, to be completely honest, I have no idea what will come of this little blog of mine – it may stick around for a while or it may just crash and burn (although better I’d much rather have a burnt blog than burnt food, just saying…). But for now, I’m going with it. Because you know what? At the end of the day, the biggest regrets are always the chances you don’t take. So on that note… Here’s to taking chances and hoping for the best (ironically, this also happens to be my motto in the kitchen).