Amber Pankonin

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Culinarian

Stir it up with me

Recipe Development

I develop healthy and delicious recipes that can be easily understood and recreated by home cooks.

Food Photography

As a stylist and food photographer, I love highlighting the art and simplicity of beautiful food.

Freelance Writing

I develop custom content about food and nutrition for brands wanting to connect with nutrition-minded consumers.


I love speaking to groups and training people about the best ways to merge food and nutrition without fear.

Amber Pankonin, MS RD LMNT

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Culinarian

Allow me to introduce myself properly. I’m Amber or “RD amber” as I’m known in the twittersphere.

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist passionate about food, nutrition science and agriculture. I work as a freelance Nutrition Communications Consultant, Podcast Host and I’m currently attending culinary school so that I can bring you the best recipes possible.

Those who know me best would say that I like to stir the pot. I’m sassy, sarcastic and my nutrition views are based on science, not popular hype. My friends call me a “realistic nutritionist” because I don’t quite the fit the mold of the perfect dietitian. But I love good food, Nebraska, creating cool things and I’m passionate about building community.

I also have a podcast called Healthy Under Pressure, which highlights the stories and struggles of entrepreneurs and busy people learning to live healthy under pressure.

Stirlist is my playlist of recipes.

Are you ready to stir things up with me? Let’s do this!

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Just some of the great friends I’ve partnered with :


Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

  • 60 minutes
  • 11 ingredients
  • 6 steps

Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples

  • 40 minutes
  • 6 ingredients
  • 6 steps

Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies with Arctic ApBitz® Dried Apples

  • 25 minutes
  • 10 ingredients
  • 8 steps