Featured Blogger: A Runner, Nuts for Nutrition

What do you get when you combine a bubbly California girl, a passion for healthy cuisine, and a destiny in food journalism? Our Featured Blogger this week, of course!  Hillary may call herself a nut, but we think she’s got her head on pretty straight.  As documented in her daily eats and said best in her “words to live by,” Hillary not only eats nutritiously, but artistically too.  Each meal is well thought out, colorful, and photographed beautifully.  While her fellow co-eds are scouring the college cafeteria for pizza, Hillary’s busy at work in the kitchen, whipping up meals that rival those twice her age.  So be sure to head over to her corner of the blogosphere where you’ll find more than a healthy dose of wholesome eats and fitness inspiration, because you’ll find a CHO GIVEAWAY too!  Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us, Hillary. You are a true delight!

Nutrition Nut on the Run

Hillary, Nutrition Nut on the Run

Hometown: Humboldt County, CA

Blog in 8 words or less: nutrition student/runner/chocoholic meets healthy college living

Words to live by: “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

In the Kitchen:

Favorite way to eat Chobani: plopped on top of fluffy, homemade (whole wheat) banana Belgian waffles

Best recipe you make: Summer Bliss Bread – yum yum.

Most used kitchen tool: My designated oatmeal pot.

Biggest cooking woops!: Oh, where to begin! Cooking pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving dinner in a water bath was one epic fail.

At Home:

Favorite relaxation activity: Baking

Most watched DVD: Because I Said So, Dear John or Step Up

You’ll catch me blogging in: My sweaty running gear.

Most played song: It changes weekly… currently King of Anything (Sara Bareilles)

Daily reads: Carrots ‘n’ Cake is #1 on my blog list.

Life of a Blogger:

When you started your blog and why: November 2009. Writing has been a love of mine since I was a little girl. Nutrition is my growing passion, and living a fulfilling, healthy life is my #1 goal. When I discovered the healthy living blogging community, I knew I’d found my calling.

When do you blog? I often blog later in the evening when I need to get all my random thoughts for the day down on ‘paper’. However it’s often difficult to find time between studying for my science courses galore and half-marathon training.

Biggest blogging reward: Validity. The ability to participate in such a wonderful ‘movement’ and the positive feedback I receive only reassures me day after day that my passion/mission in life can, indeed, be a career too.

Where do you hope this blog will lead you? I have a hope that my blog will open doors to paid writing opportunities in the future. Hello, health magazines!

What would your readers never guess about you? My senior year of high school, I was voted “Most Likely to Become a Famous Chef.”