By Johane Filemon
I am a mother, wife and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 10 years of experience in the field of nutrition. I run across a lot of clients and even my friends who expect my life as a Dietitian Nutritionist mom to be super easy. Meaning, I have time to make various meals throughout the day because it is my passion, my kids and husband eat everything I present to them and I myself never skips any meals. Of course none of that is true. Being a Dietitian Nutritionist does help a lot I will agree to that, but I have just as hard of a time getting my family to eat the foods that I want them to eat and I sometimes forget to eat or stay hydrated because I am always on the run. I’m all about making life easy for myself, especially during the week. This does not mean that I don’t like to make dishes with more “layers” to them. My moms are always telling me that they don’t have the time to come up with “special” dishes for their families. My dishes are varied in style and ingredients. I come from a Caribbean background, a few of us have food intolerances in my family, so my dishes include ingredients that you run into every day, but I also use substitutes for some of your well known dishes. I love sharing the recipes that I’ve put together, that are healthy but also delicious. My hope is to help other moms with the knowledge that I have because I know the struggle is real!