Lauren Manaker

Lauren Manaker is an award-winning registered dietitian, book author, and freelance writer based in Charleston, South Carolina. She has an abnormal love for sparkling water and enjoys digging into the latest healthy food trends.
I’m a Registered Dietitian and I Always Stock Up on This Canned Good
I use it in sandwiches, snack boards, casseroles, and more!
Apr 18, 2022
I Spent $98.98 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries at Target for My Family— Here’s What I Bought
She ended up with a total of 21 different items across all the major categories: fresh produce, frozen foods, plant-based items, snacks, meat, dairy, and wine.
Apr 14, 2022
8 Frozen Breakfast Foods This Busy Mom Buys on Repeat
Including two portable scrambles and ready-made muffins!
Feb 2, 2022
My Family Can’t Get Enough of These Healthy Sheet Pan Nachos
The chips are baked, not fried.
Jan 25, 2022
My Hot Tip about Budgeting for Trader Joe’s
It's surprisingly simple and still full of spontaneity!
Dec 6, 2021
8 Frozen Groceries This Registered Dietitian Buys from Costco
She's got breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options covered!
Dec 2, 2021
How a $200 Costco Trip Feeds This Nutritionist and Her Family of 3 for a Month
Costco trips make my registered dietitian heart skip a beat (in a good way). While I am sometimes tempted by a two-pound container of chocolate-covered raisins or a monster-sized wheel of cheese, I typically stick to a few go-to staples that feed my family of three for quite some time. Stacked with nutritious and cost-effective options, this tried-and-true grocery list helps me create nourishing meals in a simple way.
Jul 23, 2021
Our Top 12 Kid-Friendly Grocery Finds for Fall 2020
Every one of these is kid-approved.
Oct 7, 2020