Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our Guest Blogger is Dietitian, Julie Livengood

Our Guest Blogger is Dietitian, Julie Livengood.  This is our first dietitian to be a guest blogger.  Julie is a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Missouri.  She is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University.  Julie has experience in several areas of nutrition including public health, community health, food service and clinical.  Our guest dietitian is dedicated to nutritional health and healing.  Julie does a great job counseling people about their eating habits and helping them move forward.  Providing an empowering environment is Julie's priority; one that erases the concept of dieting and encompasses nourishment and mindfulness as part of a healthy lifestyle.

I know Julie very well as she worked with me before my retirement from the food industry.  She also worked with me on the cookbook, my website-barrybeacom.tateauthor.com and now the blog by providing the nutritional information for the recipes in the cookbook.  Julie also seems to have questions for me about butter and heavy whipping cream in my recipes, I'm not really sure why.

A few fun facts on Julie are below.

1.  Julie claims to have NEVER eaten a Big Mac in her life.  Her husband would like to dispute that but has no real evidence, so she is sticking to her claim.

2.  Unlike my wife and daughter, Julie does not collect shoes.  Her shopping obsession is swim suits and in particular- bikinis.

3.  Even though she is a dietitian and thin, her favorite food is a Casey's Pizza.  Two of our sons think Casey's has the best pizza too.  I guess Claudia and I will have to break down and buy one to see.  Any comments from those reading the blog would be appreciated.  Thanks.

4.  Julie and her husband, Dana, own and operate "Outlaw Fireworks" selling fun items for the 4th of July.  That's where most of her vacation time goes but they have a good time.  I don't know about others, but Claudia and I love watching fireworks shows.  The St. Joe Mustangs Baseball Team in St. Joseph, Missouri has the best fireworks show in the area.  They do it after every Saturday night home game.

My Etiquette Dinner went great and I've been told I did good on the The Hometown Morning Show too.  I haven't seen it yet.

This week has WeightWatcher Points for sides from the cookbook, Julie's blog on Thursday and a recipe on Friday and Saturday.  Have a great week.


  1. I beg to differ on who has the best pizza. I'll take FOUR cheese pizza (HyVee's very own) any day over any pizza Then purchase Canadian bacon or pepperoni to put on the pizza before baking. Yum. Think I might have to follow Julie's footsteps and get your cook book too. Alice

  2. That sounds good and I'll have to try it. I just like pizza and rarely complain about who's it is. But I have been more into thin crusts in recent years.