We’re excited to welcome Katherine Huber to the MIMC team! Katherine is a registered dietitian nutritionist and specializes in integrative and functional nutrition. As a member of MIMC, you will get the opportunity to work with Katherine to dive deeper into the nutrition and lifestyle components of your wellness journey. But first, let’s go to know a little about Katherine.
What brought you to Minnesota?
The first time: College. I completed my undergrad at St. Olaf College, which is also where I met my husband.
The second time: My husband. After completing grad school in Seattle, I decided it was time to move back to the Twin Cities to be closer to my (now) husband. I still miss the mountains and water, but I’ve since developed a fondness for the Midwest. I love living near so many biking and running trails. Plus, surprisingly enough, the food co-ops are way better here!
Favorite place to eat in the Twin Cities?
I have quite a few favorites, but if I had to pick one… Birchwood Cafe. I love that their menu rotates seasonally and they support local farmers. Their menu also lists items that are gluten-free and vegan and they are great at accommodating food allergies and sensitivities.
What book are you reading right now?
The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection. There is so much interesting information coming out about the gut-brain connection and I’m really excited to be able to integrate this area of nutrition into my practice.
I’m also re-reading (for the fifth time) the entire Harry Potter series. 🙂
Best Meal Prepping Tip:
After grocery shopping, try to do at least one step of preparation with your ingredients before placing everything in the fridge or pantry. Chop your veggies for roasting. Make a large batch of quinoa. Pre-soak your beans. Cook and shred the chicken. This extra step will save you time and stress when preparing meals during the week.
What tips do you have for eating healthy in a hurry?
Keep a few non-perishable snacks in your car, office, or purse. This way if you’re in a hurry or haven’t planned, you can still stay nourished and energized. A few of my favorite on-the-go snacks:
- RX bars, Lara bars, Zing bars
- Dried Chickpeas (The Good Bean, Biena, Saffron Road)
- Almond butter packs with rice crackers
- Fruit and nut trail mix
Interested in chatting more with Katherine about your nutrition needs? Give us a call to learn more about how MIMC can be part of your wellness plan.