Hello and welcome to inspiredRD – my internet home and inspiration central for anyone seeking a healthier life in body & soul. My name is Alysa Bajenaru, and I’m so very pleased to meet you here.

I’ve always been a voracious learner with an interest in healthy living. I followed that passion to a degree in Nutritional Science, a career as a Registered Dietitian (hence the RD in my URL), and certificates in personal training (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and group fitness (American Council on Exercise).

Over the years, I’ve added a few more things to my plate – a husband and two rowdy kids, a personal diagnosis with Celiac disease, and a passion to take action against injustice around the world. Suddenly a healthy lifestyle wasn’t just a job for me – it became a source of inspiration for everything I do!

Here at inspiredRD, I seek to gather information and encouraging content that will help YOU live a life full of inspiration. I write about:

I am motivated in all things by my faith in God and the love of my family and friends. Together, we can make a difference in this world – in the physical health of our families and in the plight of the hungry and enslaved in our backyards and around the world.

I hope you’ll visit often, and leave each time with a bit of encouragement to embrace inspiration in your own life!

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  • http://ashbstarr.blogspot.com ash

    I love it!! It’s absolutely PERFECTION :)

    • inspiredrd

      Thanks Ash!

  • http://www.thenomadchick.com Ashleigh Fields

    LOVE your new design! :)

    • inspiredrd

      Thank you Ashleigh :)

  • http://www.simmerdownnutrition.com Lisa D

    Just discovered you blog via twitter. So glad I did. I am already feeling inspired. Look forward to reading more!

    • inspiredrd

      Woohoo Lisa, so glad you’re here!

  • http://managedmacros.blogspot.com/ teri

    From one RD to another…GREAT site! Love the content, the pictures and the clean crisp design. Good job!

    • inspiredrd

      Thank you Teri! I appreciate the comment so much.

  • http://stacydellens.blogspot.com Stacy

    Hi Alysa, I found you through Twitter and am so glad that I did. Your site is great – I came here to check out your nutrition thoughts and found myself lost in your crafting! I’m completing my dietetic internship at Napa State Hospital right now and am so anxious to get going as an RD. I love your outlook and your style. I’ll certainly be checking back here soon!

    • inspiredrd

      Thank you so much Stacy, so glad you found me! I would love to chat about your internship and all of the fun stuff you are learning.

    • Kathleen

      Stacy, I’m currently looking into Napa State Hospital for my dietetic internship. Would you be willing to share with me about your experience with the program?

  • Marcy

    I found your site by searching for a recipe for Broccolini, I am excited to stay current on your blogs. My husband are starting to icorporate healthy living into our life, through food, and by have a more postive family environment.

    • inspiredrd

      That’s so great Marcy, I hope you enjoy the recipes!

  • Angelique Gertig

    making your banana berry green smoothie right now! sounds sooo good! Met you at the women’s retreat in Williams at your nutrition session, loved what you had to share, and I really enjoy your blog, following on FB. I am back in school to get my RD for my 2nd career and loving learning about nutrition. Thank you!

  • Tamara

    You have a very interesting blog. But what caught my attention is your name. :)
    It sounds very Romanian.
    I’ll definitely visit your blog oftenly.

    • inspiredrd

      Hi Tamara, it’s definitely Romanian :)

  • Jim Albertson

    Alysa, what a wonderful site. It’s great fun for me to see you all grown up and a Mom. It seems like yesterday you jumped on the couch next to me so that you could show me how you could read a book. You were so excited and so proud. It was a wonderful moment for me that I have always remembered.

    Jim Albertson

  • Lisa

    From another fellow RD, this blog is refreshing. I am getting tired of the blogs from people who have absolutely no nutrition background but yet proceed to give us their nutrition advice/suggestions. Thank you for your professional spin on things!

  • Karen

    Today was it…the “I have to get re- started day” …googled Chicken, Onion, Crockpot and your blog came up…miraculous intervention in my opionin! Can’t wait to drop off kids at school and catch up on some over your older blogs!

    • inspiredrd

      Awesome Karen! Let me know what else you find :)

  • http://www.foodpleasureandhealth.com Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health

    very inspiring space! Like you mentioned, healthy eating, cooking, and fitness is actually not that difficult like most people complain it to be..its all about finding little time and motivation!

  • http://onthevector.com Catherine

    I’m a newer reader to your blog and find your approach very refreshing. I’ve been inspired to nominate you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. http://onthevector.com/2012/11/01/whoomp-there-it-is-the-fine-print/

    I’m enjoying your posts! Cathy

  • http://corpussanus.wordpress.com/ Viktoria Bozsoki

    Just came upon your blog as I’m studying for my own ACSM PT test. Love your entries. I have to try some of the recipes, they look absolutely amazing!


  • Colleen Sloan, RD

    Just found your blog via google search for a good cauliflower recipe! I am so happy to see a fellow dietitian blogging about food, family and crafts! Great info! =)

  • Denise Walker

    I love the advice you gave all this time i been doing nothing but crunches to get rid of that abdominal fat with exercising n dieting nothing was helping iti would like to know how to get rid of the back fat right underneath the bottom of the bra line.

  • http://www.nourishingandflourishing.wordpress.com kim

    I just found your blog through twitter and am very excited to follow! You speak my language! :)

  • http://runningyourbody.wordpress.com Amanda Olson

    What a wonderful site Alyssa! You and I have alot in common, I write a blogsite from a physical therapist standpoint. I’m also a celiac and focused on wellness. Perhaps we can link up, I think that my readers would benefit from your content as well.

  • Neil

    Hi Alysa,

    It’s great to meet you. I am a big fan of your blog Inspired RD and wanted to pass along something that would be a great fit for your site.

    For the past year my team and I have been developing a wheat-free, gluten-free, vegan bread that is high in protein, high in fiber and very low in carbs. We call it Rightbread and it was created to make eating healthy as easy as possible.

    On September 9th we will be launching our Rightbread Kickstarter campaign. I am contacting you because we want to create as much buzz as possible on that day. The more people who support Rightbread, the closer it will bring us to making it a reality!

    If this is something you’d be interested in I would love to send you our media pack with a sample. Please attach your mailing address with your response.

    Thanks for taking the time to check us out,
    Neil Grewal

  • LeAnn

    You know the girl from Today’s Letter? :) Cool! I was curious, have you had any good luck with gluten free coffee in Phoenix?

    • http://inspiredrd.com InspiredRD

      Yes we have been friends since high school :) Gluten-free coffee? I usually stick to my local coffee shop, but if you are closer to Tempe, I love Cartel coffee too. Gluten-Free Creations is in Scottsdale.

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  • Lina

    Hi Alysa,

    We love your blog here at Immortal Herbs! We would like to offer you to try our products in exchange for an honest blog review. If interested, please reach out to me via email. Thanks & keep up the incredible work!

  • Lannie

    Just stumbled on your website! I like it! Which college did you go to?