Alysa Bajenaru | InspiredRD.com

It’s hard to sum up what happens here, but I’ll give it a try.

As I strive to consciously live a more inspired and meaningful life, I do my best to pour inspiration into this space. Sometimes that means sharing a new recipe, sometimes that means talking about faith and life, sometimes that means simply giving thanks and encouraging you to do the same.

I’m a dietitian by trade, freelance-at-home mom, tenderhearted justice advocate, photographer, and loyal-to-a-fault friend. Oh, and I happen to have celiac disease.

My husband is a professional baseball coach, so we’re somewhat of a nomad family. Along with two of my friends, I run a business called Our Baseball Life where we resource and connect families in the game. 

This blog is written in real time, and since our life is always changing, this blog is constantly evolving. I don’t really have a niche, and I’m okay with that. I don’t fit into a box, and neither does anything I do.

However you found me, I’m glad you’re here. And I hope you will find inspiration in these pages.

Here are a few places to get started:

I would love to connect with you on FacebookPinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can also email me at [email protected].

While I do my best to respond to all emails, the easiest way to get in touch with me is on Instagram or Twitter!


  • Reply ash August 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I love it!! It’s absolutely PERFECTION 🙂

    • Reply inspiredrd November 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks Ash!

  • Reply Ashleigh Fields September 5, 2011 at 5:54 am

    LOVE your new design! 🙂

    • Reply inspiredrd November 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you Ashleigh 🙂

  • Reply Lisa D September 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm

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

    • Reply inspiredrd November 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Woohoo Lisa, so glad you’re here!

  • Reply teri October 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm

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

    • Reply inspiredrd October 4, 2011 at 9:10 am

      Thank you Teri! I appreciate the comment so much.

  • Reply Stacy October 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    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!

    • Reply inspiredrd November 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      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.

    • Reply Kathleen October 2, 2014 at 6:47 am

      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?

  • Reply Marcy November 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    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.

    • Reply inspiredrd January 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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

  • Reply Angelique Gertig January 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    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!

  • Reply Tamara March 22, 2012 at 5:11 am

    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.

    • Reply inspiredrd March 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Hi Tamara, it’s definitely Romanian 🙂

  • Reply Jim Albertson May 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

    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

  • Reply Lisa August 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    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!

  • Reply Karen August 31, 2012 at 4:24 am

    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!

    • Reply inspiredrd August 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Awesome Karen! Let me know what else you find 🙂

  • Reply Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health October 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    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!

  • Reply Catherine November 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

    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

  • Reply Viktoria Bozsoki November 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    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!


  • Reply Colleen Sloan, RD November 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    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! =)

  • Reply Denise Walker January 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

    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.

  • Reply kim February 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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

  • Reply Amanda Olson March 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    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.

  • Reply Neil August 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    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

  • Reply LeAnn November 21, 2013 at 8:41 am

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

    • Reply InspiredRD November 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      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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  • Reply Lina July 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

    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!

  • Reply Lannie July 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

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

  • Reply Clara December 9, 2015 at 2:46 am

    WOW! What a breath of fresh air, I just found you through Pinterest and am very thankful! I have Celiac and am far from fitting into a boxed life.

  • Reply Brynn January 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    This is such a beautiful site! I love your fresh and real approach to your posts, it makes me feel welcome and cozy! Like I could curl up with a nice cup of tea (who are we kidding…wine) and read your blog for hours!

    I too am a Registered Dietitian but the last two years have morphed into stay at home mom, who just started a blog months ago as a way to keep my brain active and collectively answer friends’ endless requests for “weight loss tips”.

    Kudos to you on your success! I’d love to learn any tips you have for gaining for traffic at your site

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