Thanks for stopping by, I’m Monica!
Welcome to my internet home! I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist, solo female traveler and a trained meditation and breathwork teacher by the Art of Living. I created the travel, food and lifestyle brand, The Traveling Dietitian, in 2018 as a way for me to empower other women to pursue their travel dreams, post delicious recipes and share mindfulness practices I use in my day to day life. My goal is to inspire you to live with joy and adventure, so let’s dig into what you’ll find on this site!
Easy Delicious Recipes
The number one posts are recipes! I love food and even studied it in college to become a dietitian. You’ll see recipes are mostly plant-based, sometimes inspired by my travels, like my Authentic Greek Salad, and often have a Mediterranean twist. As a recipe developer and dietitian, my goal is to make eating healthy on the go easy. Whether you’re eating on the go due to travel, being in college or leading a busy life juggling work, family and a ton of things, these recipes are created to be easy and nutritious….with the occasional indulgence because what’s life without dessert! More on my nutrition philosophy.
Travel posts include tour experiences and solo female travel tips. I’ve backpacked Europe twice (once with a functioning suitcase and the other with one wheel – hence the picture!), hiked 118 miles solo in Spain on El Camino de Santiago and did a study abroad in Ecuador. I love seeing other women live their travel dreams, so I hope these posts inspire you to buy that plane ticket!
Travel has taught me so much about life and especially about food. Food is fuel for our bodies but it’s also so much more – it’s community, tradition and a universal connection between us all.
My mission with The Traveling Dietitian is to help make eating healthy on the go easier and to show health and wellness is more than just what’s on our plates – it’s connection, emotional wellbeing and so much more. I hope this space inspires you to feed not only your body well but your soul too – welcome!
Food is a Universal Language
My mission is to show how food connects, inspires and nourishes our body & soul.