About Jennifer Motl

January 27, 2013

Hi. I’m Jennifer Motl, a writer, mom and chocolate-loving dietitian. My husband, son and I live in a cozy old house in Wisconsin.

Also, I create soft, hand-painted silk and velvet scarves–my other Web site is JasmineVelvet.com. A few examples follow:


13 Responses to About Jennifer Motl

  1. Tammy Hancock says:


    I’m trying to locate an article I believe you wrote about granola. You discussed ways to make it healthy granola and ways to modify the recipes. I think it was published in the FLS before the holidays. Can you tell me the publication date so I can find it.

    Thanks so much for your help.

    • admin says:

      Tammy, I haven’t written recently about granola, but I know I have a really good recipe stashed away somewhere. I’ll get back to you with it soon and will post in the blog. Thanks! Jenny

  2. Lisa says:

    Love reading your column each week. You might be interested in Whole:rethinking the science of nutrition by T. Colin Campbell about whole food plant based eating.

  3. Eileen Lynch says:

    Hi I am looking for an article you wrote for the Senior Pages of the Free Lance Star about adapting a Mediterranean Diet for seniors. I’m sure that it was earlier this year (2013). I have a friend who is very interested in reading it. Thanks.

  4. Jen says:

    Thanks for your interest, Eileen! Here’s the link to the article here on my site: http://www.brighteating.com/?p=281, as well as in the newspaper: http://www.freelancestar.com/2013-05-18/articles/8496/column-research-suggests-youre-never-too-old-to-eat-well/. Hope that helps!

  5. Ann Howard says:

    I enjoy reading your articles very much; thank you for them. I have two questions. First, what can you tell me about the presence of arsenic in rice? The second question is could you share recipes for dishes, casseroles, etc., that are low in potassium? thanks so much.

  6. Jen says:

    Hi, Ann. Thanks for your interest! Here’s the link to my column, 10 tips for reducing your exposure to arsenic: http://www.brighteating.com/?p=126 .
    About your question about potassium, sometimes low-potassium foods are helpful for folks with severe kidney problems, but most other people need more potassium, not less. However, if your doctor has recommended a low-potassium diet, here are three links to information on low-potassium foods:
    1. the National Library of Medicine (scroll down to the low-potassium section) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002442.htm
    2. Virginia Commonwealth University at http://www.vcuhealth.org/upload/docs/Transplant/renal_diet.pdf and
    3. DaVita http://www.davita.com/recipes/.
    Good luck to you!

  7. Julie Fiennes says:

    I really like reading your articles and I am also interested in eating whole foods as I am a vegan of eight years.I have noticed that you have some vegetarian and vegan recipes on your site.About how often do you write recipes along those lines?

    • Jen says:

      Thanks, Julie for being so supportive! I try to write 3 or 4 articles a month plus about 10 recipes. Not sure, but I’m guessing vegan recipes make up maybe half of the recipes? I try to tag them vegan, but it does get confusing as a few of the recipes include sugar, and I know that some vegans do not consider sugar to be vegan because apparently some processing of sugar involves animal products. Do you consider sugar to be vegan? Just curious. Thanks for your interest!–Jen

  8. Cathy Peterjohn says:

    Hi Jen-
    Continue to love reading your FLS articles. It’s as if you were still here with us in VA. First time actually going to your web site (after Laura E mentioned how great it is for the recipes). It’s beautiful! Great job! I love your scarves as well. You look very healthy and happy on your web picture. Give me a call if you visit the area. Miss you!! Cathy

  9. Jen says:

    Thanks, Kathy, you are so sweet! Miss you too. Hopefully we will be back for the holidays. How are you doing? I will try to email you privately. Sorry about the delayed reply here, I had a little spam problem. 🙂

  10. Dr Ray Jones says:

    Hi Jennie please recommend s dietician for my 48 year old son in the Potland Oregon area Happy New year to you and family We miss you in Fredericksburg!

    • Jen says:

      Hi, Dr. Jones. I’m so sorry I somehow missed your comment. Hope you are well and that your son in Portland is doing better. I assume he found a dietitian long ago, but if by some chance he is still looking, I recommend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ “Find an expert” site at http://www.eatright.org/find-an-expert . Hope you are having a good New Year!

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