Funky Beets is a place to find quirky writing about crazy delicious, mad nutritious food.

Food is the tie that binds us - it gives us life, pleasure, togetherness, and even has the power to heal us. This site honors all that is wonderful and magical about real, healthy food.

Jump in and don't be afraid to get a little funky!

By the way, I'm Ashleigh.

SO glad to be here.  Living the dream in Milwaukee, WI.

I love to cook, write, and eat. I think the world is a better place when we share our stuff and create collectively.  I believe that being mindful of our food choices (for those of us lucky enough to have choices) and the way these choices affect not only our bodies, but also the world around us - is vital

I'm a registered dietitian currently working in both pediatric nutrition and adult wellness & sports nutrition. I believe in the power of achieving mind and body wellness through healthful food choices and exercise. The body is an extraordinary machine with a profound ability to heal itself, especially when we give it the best fuel to run on.

I really like vegetables, a lot.  And granola, yoga, Kurt Vonnegut novels, Parmigiano-Reggiano, dancing (mostly badly), poetry, ultimate frisbee, farmer's markets, and running long distances. I'd like to meditate more often, but I do my best to pay attention every day.

So that's me. Here, I'll be sharing recipes, stories, photos and the occasional restaurant review.  From this small seed, I hope to branch slowly out of my kitchen into the world of wonderful blogs and food writers that I've been admiring for so long.

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or send me a message here: ashleighMKE@gmail.com

All Text and Photography © Ashleigh Spitza 2012-2016, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.