Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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3 Simple Strategies to Stay Healthy Throughout the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of year. The holiday season is filled with celebrations, parties, feasts, gift-giving, gift-receiving, and maybe some travel, in-laws, visitors, and more. I love the holiday season and look forward to it every year. I want to share 3 simple strategies with you, so you too can lean into the joy of the holidays and stay healthy throughout the holidays too.

pumpkins on the stairs

The Great Pumpkin

Pumpkins make great carved jack-o-lanterns and are pretty to look at, but did you know that pumpkins are actually fresh vegetables loaded with real food nutrition including vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients? Most people find them pretty on their porch step but are a bit intimidated to start cutting. . .

Fermented Ginger Carrots

Fermented Ginger Carrots

For this recipe, all you need is 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes. These fermented ginger carrots are brine-pickled and done in 4-5 days. They take less than 10 minutes to make using ingredients you probably already have on hand, they taste delicious, and this same process can be used to make other vegetables you have like beets, radishes, etc.

Ingredients for oatmeal banana pumpkin muffins

Banana Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin spice lovers- this is the whole grain, flour free wholesome muffin for you. It’s perfect for fall or anytime of the year and can be made with store-bought pumpkin in a can (which is actually typically squash) or your own pumpkin or squash puree. Read on for the pantry-staple ingredients and how to make these delicious muffins.