Mama Hill. Runner. Health Freak. Foodie. Baker. That’s me…and this is my journal about living a healthy life. As an extreme foodie with a passion for writing, joining the blogging community has been one of my smartest moves yet.

This is a place that I share my daily eats, stories about my relationship with food, the stresses and achievements of being a college student, running adventures, and whatever else life may throw at me.

My hope is that this space will help to improve my writing, and generate a playground for photography. As a current Food & Nutrition Communication student, I am trying to practice what may be a part of my future career someday. If by doing the things that make me happy, I am able to provide inspiration to others, than I truly feel as though I have made a difference. I believe that a healthy lifestyle is ultimately reached when one stops trying to be healthy and just lives healthy – and I like to think I am a good example of that : ) As I share my life with you, I would love your (respectful) comments, advice, and discoveries.

Feel free to e.mail me: healthyhill3@gmail.com

Here’s to health!


Fruits & Veggies

Your thoughts turn into actions.
Your actions turn into habits.
Your habits turn into your character.
Your character turns into your destiny.


25 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joan  |  November 10, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Very neat recipes, photos, and inspirational words.
    Way to go.

  • 2. Nancy Quiroga  |  November 10, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    I like this already!!

  • 3. Sarah Lowry Pilkington  |  November 11, 2009 at 9:59 AM


    I love your blog and it makes me so proud of you. It is so great to know that you are out in the world taking care of yourself and spreading your wonderfulness!

    Happy trails friend,


  • 4. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)  |  November 11, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Hey Hillary! I’m lovin’ the blog–hooray for getting it up and running! So glad I get to read about your life now :)

  • 5. Joanna  |  November 12, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    I love your blog Hillary! Excellent example you are leading and it all looks so yummy! Would you come cook for me? ;) I wish I had your energy!

  • 6. jocelynsteiber  |  November 12, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Hey Hillary! Thanks for the blog love : )

    Foodie/Nutrition Blogs are so much fun to visit because there are so many great ideas out there. It’s also a great support system for when you’re having an off or down day. I’ll keep checking out your blog.

    Health & Happiness,

  • 7. Judy Frantz  |  November 14, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Hi Hillary: What a great blog and idea. And your photo of you is beautiful. Am proud of you and happy for you. Aunt Judy

  • 8. Shannon Simpson  |  November 14, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Hill –
    You are so inspiring!!! Keep up the blog. I am excited to follow it!

  • 9. Kristie  |  November 18, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Hey Girlie, loving what I’m seeing already! I can’t wait to keep on perusing through more of your upbeat words!

  • 10. Angie  |  December 4, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Hi Hillary! So glad to find your blog! Love your philosophy and your field of study sounds right up my alley! I look forward to reading more!

  • 11. april  |  December 17, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    I can’t wait to read more about you.. we have a lot in common!

  • 12. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen  |  December 17, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Gorgeous picture of the beach! Looking forward to reading more!

  • 13. Danielle  |  December 21, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    You’re “About Me” sounds just like me :) Looking forward to reading!

  • 14. Tara  |  January 1, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Hey I just found your blog and I love it!! Such cool pic of you doing a cartwheel on the beach! Cant wait to read more of your blog!! <3

  • 15. Ali  |  January 4, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    pretty picture! : )
    health freak.. foodie.. baker.. hm, kind of sounds like myself ha

  • 16. fittoindulge  |  January 7, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    I love your blog! Great food pics, and I dig your food philosophy because.. well it kinda sounds like mine!! :-D I look forward to reading on.

  • 17. Rachel  |  January 9, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Hi Hillary! just found your blog and loving it. guess what? I just started blogging last July and I’m a dietetic intern and nutrition communications grad student…we have a lot in common. yay! looking forward to reading more. : )

  • 18. Lisa @ Early Morning Run  |  January 29, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    Very curious – what is a food and nutrition communication degree? I’ve never heard of this before, but sounds interesting!

  • 19. Kelly  |  February 3, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Hey girl…just came across your blog. Great read!! :)

  • 20. Teri [a foodie stays fit]  |  February 6, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    oh my gosh, your major sounds INCREDIBLE! how fun!

  • 21. Jan Ross  |  February 27, 2010 at 8:13 AM


    Saute until soft
    3 T butter
    2 medium onions

    Add 2 cups of butternut,
    1 granny smith apple
    both peeled and cut into small pieces – cook 3 minutes

    Add 1 T flour
    1 0r 2 tsp curry powder
    1/3 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
    Cook for a minute or so

    Add 3 cups chicken stock
    1-1/2 cups milk
    1 orange – some finely grated peel and the juice

    Simmer for half an hour until soft, liquidize.
    Add salt, pepper, pinch of sugar, a little cream (optional)
    Serve hot with parsely and croutons (I never do that)

  • 22. Sydney  |  March 1, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Hi Hillary!
    I just wanted to say how awesome it is that you are doing this! I am new to the world of food blogging, just discovered it a couple months ago and LOVE it! It’s awesome reading about your life and relationship with food, nutrition, and well being because I myself am working towards a Nutrition degree and eventually becoming a dietician so it’s great to hear about your struggles and triumphs in ochem and such while I am going through the exact same haha. anyways, thanks again for this. I look forward to your blog everyday!

  • 23. CourtandWhit  |  March 22, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    You are gorgeous! we love your blog =)

  • 24. Danielle D  |  April 20, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Hi Hillary, I just found your site via KathEats…I’m going to be starting college in the fall as a dietetics major and am really nervous that it will be nearly impossible to eat healthy living off of the dorm food…how did you survive your first few years when you didn’t have your own kitchen?

    • 25. Hillary  |  April 20, 2010 at 1:28 PM

      Hi Danielle –
      Honestly, it was a little tough. I rarely ate in the dining hall, and spent too much money at the gourmet grocery store down the street. Unfortunately, I still gained the dreaded Freshman 15 despite avoiding the unhealthy eats =/ One year of eating a ‘not-so-ideal’ diet didn’t kill me though. Don’t worry about it too much. You will figure out the ropes and ways to make healthy meals. You’ll enjoy having a kitchen again, I’ll tell you that! =)


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