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Mary Ryan, MS, CEDRD, RDN

P.O. Box 1076
Jackson, Wyoming 83001


NOLS Backcountry Nutrition: Eating Beyond the Basics

by Mary Howley Ryan
is here!

Available bookstores nationwide or purchase it now through the link below. Read more here.


Recipe of the Month:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This favorite Beyond Broccoli recipe is a delicious way to enjoy pumpkin! Pumpkin is an excellent source of the antioxidant beta-carotene (that our body converts to vitamin A as needed), as well as a good source of dietary fiber and several other nutrients including potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins C and K. All of this for less than 80 calories per cup! Mini muffins make great snacks or a nutritious dessert.


Click here for recipe.


Welcome to Beyond Broccoli™

The ever-changing, often confusing world of nutrition can be tough to navigate in this age of information overload. Beyond Broccoli nutrition counseling combines nutritional science, behavioral change theory, the many lessons learned from clinical practice, as well as a strong belief in the value of whole foods as fuel, medicine, and perhaps most importantly a source of daily pleasure.

At Beyond Broccoli we love food. We also believe food has a major impact on our health and well being. Everyday what we eat and drink affects our energy levels, our moods, our ability to focus and concentrate, how we feel when we exercise, and how we sleep. Beyond Broccoli keeps the emphasis on food to get well, stay well or manage illness. While Beyond Broccoli is not anti-supplement our mission is to educate, counsel, and coach using a  “food first” approach.

Beyond Broccoli individual nutrition consults also recognize that behavior change is at the core of successful nutrition counseling and coaching. We know that even simple change is not always easy and we must go beyond merely providing information to help you improve your nutrition. At Beyond Broccoli it is all about you. The plan we come up with, together, is based on your nutrition and health needs including the skills and tools you need to make changes. We also know that even small changes can be significant and are the ones you are most likely to sustain for a lifetime.

The teaching philosophy at Beyond Broccoli is based upon planting the seeds of nutritional change for long term health and wellbeing. Whether we are counseling individuals, families or couples, teaching small group nutrition classes, presenting large group nutrition lectures or food demonstrations, or writing about nutrition, the same passion is at the core. Food first – and foods that are good for your health can taste great, fit into your lifestyle, and be enjoyed with people you care about.

Beyond Broccoli Re-launch in Jackson, Wyoming!

The past four plus years in the Greater Seattle area provided many incredible professional opportunities for Mary. While Beyond Broccoli was mostly “on the back burner,” Mary taught a variety of nutrition classes at Bastyr University for four years, supervised graduate nutrition students in the Bastyr Clinic for Natural Health, and spent the past two years honing her skills related to eating disorders as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals at The Moore Center for Eating Disorders. The opportunity to expand her skills working with a variety of eating disorder patients at various levels of care, and to continue formal education and training in the eating disorder field, culminated in earning the Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) credential through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).

Now it is time to craft the next phase of Beyond Broccoli Nutrition Counseling and Education here in Wyoming. We are working to update this website and will continue to add features including links to the Beyond Broccoli blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and a quarterly Beyond Broccoli newsletter. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us for more information and this site will give you a sense of our philosophy as well as the foundation that supports our future work. Thanks for taking time to learn more about Beyond Broccoli!








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