Our European Adventure- Rome

2 Days in Rome by Eating with a Purpose

Rome stood out for its unbelievable historical sites and unique food scene.  Our days were spent exploring the city and touring the Colosseum and Vatican.  At night, we enjoyed some fabulous restaurants and- believe it or not- craft beer.  I was very lucky that Doug did his research prior and chose accommodation in the area known for its food and culture, Trastevere.  While I’ll admit that history was never my passion in school, I loved delving into the past on our tours throughout the city.   Both of us were happy with the amount of time we spent in Rome (2 nights), as we were able to see many sights without getting “maxed out” on museums.  Rome was also the most expensive of all the cities we visited in Italy.

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.

Our European Adventure- Tuscany

Traveling Tuscany by Eating with a Purpose

Sadly, Doug and I didn’t get to fully appreciate and explore Tuscany.  Our first day we awoke to beautiful weather and had a great day.  Unfortunately on our second day, both of us woke up not feeling well, and it was pouring rain.  Luckily we had an amazing first day and were able to enjoy plenty of food and wine.  The scenery was gorgeous, and renting a car was definitely the perfect way to see the countryside.  We found some valuable information on travel blogs, and I definitely want to direct you that way too!

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who finds relaxation amongst pots, pans and good ingredients. From an early age, Lauren grew up cooking alongside her mother, Angela. After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree, Lauren realized she wanted to integrate her love for food and cooking into her career and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian.

After completing a primarily pediatric internship in Vancouver, Canada, Lauren’s personal life led her to the Southern United States. Lauren is now soaking up the cultural and culinary flavors of New Orleans in her time off from practicing in a local pediatric clinic. Lauren has a special interest for educating children and adolescents on not only eating healthy, but also learning the skills to prepare healthy food. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Lauren led a children’s after school cooking camp and continues to enjoy educating children and their parents in her current work setting.