• balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly produce picks

    image source If you guys missed the very first post in this series: you can visit it here to learn more about it what it will include and why I’ve started it! As I’ve mentioned, the first step in this series is to highlight some general budget-friendly options for each of the main food groups that I believe are important… [Continue Reading]

    balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly produce picks
  • no-cook recipes perfect for summer

    With August upon us, we’re getting some of the hottest heat here in Charlotte that we’ve gotten all summer.  And all that heat has me craving is easy, no-cook recipes! I’ve rounded up my favorite dishes that don’t require an oven – making them perfect for the final blazing days of summer.  Who else is SO ready for the crisp,… [Continue Reading]

    no-cook recipes perfect for summer
  • my go-to fall wardrobe staples

    If you guys have followed me for a long while, you KNOW how obsessed I am with Fall.  And probably one of the things that gets me MOST excited is when Fall clothes start coming out.  As much as I love summer, there’s just something about being wrapped in a cozy sweater, sitting by a fireplace sipping a warm mug… [Continue Reading]

    my go-to fall wardrobe staples
  • daily meal plan: number thirty five

    If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to… [Continue Reading]

    daily meal plan: number thirty five

balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly produce picks

image source If you guys missed the very first post in this series: you can visit it here to learn more about it what it will include and why I’ve started it! As I’ve mentioned, the first step in this series is to highlight some general budget-friendly options for each of the main food groups that I believe are important…

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no-cook recipes perfect for summer

With August upon us, we’re getting some of the hottest heat here in Charlotte that we’ve gotten all summer.  And all that heat has me craving is easy, no-cook recipes! I’ve rounded up my favorite dishes that don’t require an oven – making them perfect for the final blazing days of summer.  Who else is SO ready for the crisp,…

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my go-to fall wardrobe staples

If you guys have followed me for a long while, you KNOW how obsessed I am with Fall.  And probably one of the things that gets me MOST excited is when Fall clothes start coming out.  As much as I love summer, there’s just something about being wrapped in a cozy sweater, sitting by a fireplace sipping a warm mug…

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daily meal plan: number thirty five

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly protein sources

image source One of the things you all request the most often is a revival of my “Healthy Eating on a Budget” series that I did back when I was in grad school. I’ve thought long and hard about how I would want to approach this now that I’m not on SUCH a strict budget and that our family is…

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happy national s’mores day!

You guys know there’s nothing I love better than a delicious s’more in the summertime!  So in honor of National S’mores Day (!), I’ve rounded up my favorite s’mores recipes! S’mores Yogurt Parfaits S’mores Bars S’mores Banana Pudding S’mores Stout Milkshake image source S’mores Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores Bars Frozen S’mores Peanut Butter S’mores Bars Dark Chocolate Indoor S’mores Chocolate…

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whole grain cinnamon banana walnut muffins

Muffins have been the name of the game for me during this pregnancy.  Truth be told, I’ve always loved muffins, but the act of baking them has really been soothing to me since being pregnant. Not to mention the delicious aromas that fills our entire place.  These were especially aromatic – there’s hardly anything better than cinnamon and banana baking in…

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daily meal plan: number thirty four

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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inside my grocery shop

Probably one of the most frequently requests I get for content is to share more insight into my grocery shops.  For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my grocery shop Instagram story.   I got such positive feedback from you guys on it that I thought it might be better to do some “inside…

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how to eat healthy when your partner doesn’t

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I’m talking about how to eat healthy when your partner doesn’t.  It’s a request I’ve gotten from several of you over the years and something that I’ve definitely experienced first-hand as well. The quick and easy response to this is to prepare and eat separate meals, but who really wants to do that?!  Meal time (cooking…

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daily meal plan: number thirty three

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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the lunchbox series: number six

If you’re new to the series, visit the very first post here.  The goal is to feature dietitian-approved packed lunches that hopefully give you a little inspiration for your next packed lunch! In each lunchbox lunch, I’ll aim to include a whole grain, lean protein (including dairy), healthy fat, fruit and/or vegetable.  Exactly the same way I structure my meals in the Daily…

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