'It's the little things that can make us happy; wrinkle-free clothes, a baby smiling, or a recipe turning out perfect. When the little things make us happy, life seems a little better. I am so excited to begin my first blog post of many that will hopefully reach a greater number of people and improve the health and happiness of many. My little thing of happiness is when I prepare a recipe that turns out just like the picture and tastes wonderful. It brings me even more happiness knowing it will fuel and nourish my body but not break the bank. Since working as an outpatient dietitian and now as a rural public health dietitian, it is becoming more clear to me that the number one thing we need to live might be harming those who may not know how to cook or feel they cannot afford nutritious food. I hope to change that dynamic as much as possible. Each week I will showcase a new recipe that is nutritious, delicious, and affordable. I hope to also upload videos showing you how I prepare the recipe in my own kitchen and giving you the tips and tricks you need to make it amazing! I will also begin compiling recipes I have made or modified and put them into categories for you all to access at any time. I will tell you all the hard nutrition facts, how to make it, and how much it costs per serving.
My second mission in the kitchen is to bring you science-based evidence of nutrition which is what has fueled me to make this site. Too many times have I opened my social media pages to a new diet trend which is both inaccurate and possibly harmful to your health. My entire profession is specialized in human nutrition and how to distinguish facts from fiction in the science world.
It is easier to achieve good health when you learn proper nutrition, have emotional wellness, and learn the power of physical health . My mission in the kitchen is more than making a low-cost meal, it's to bring you wellness and show you the power of nutrition! I hope you enjoy what's on the Dietitian's Plate!
Paris Doty, RD/LD
Paris Doty, RD, LD is a native of Missouri with a passion for rural public health. She is a Southeast Missouri State University graduate and completed her internship through University of Oklahoma. Above all, she is a lover of all things nutrition!