• chocolate peppermint snack bites

    For those of you that follow along with my Instagram stories, you know that I’m currently obsessed with the chocolate peppermint stick luna bars.  I think there’s just something about this time of year that makes me crave that flavor combination. I’ve been ordering those luna bars by the mega box from amazon lately and finally decided that it was time… [Continue Reading]

    chocolate peppermint snack bites
  • quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup

    The weather is FINALLY starting to cool down here in Charlotte which made me really happy that I whipped up this ridiculously simple meatball soup yesterday. For those of you that have followed me for a while, you know that I’ve always been a pretty big fan of quick, easy meals (as well as meals that give me everything I… [Continue Reading]

    quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup
  • super simple veggie-packed ramen with roasted tofu

    If you guys were like me, then you ate a WHOLE lot of instant ramen back in the day.  I remember specifically loving the chicken ramen flavor. Of course, I also didn’t bother to add anything with nutritive value to the bowl either so I was basically eating a whole lot of starch with nothing else (no wonder it never… [Continue Reading]

    super simple veggie-packed ramen with roasted tofu
  • super soft whole grain pumpkin chocolate chip bars

    As you guys may or may not know from my Instagram stories, Chad and I hosted our very first Thanksgiving at the new house!  It was so much fun to have everyone here – especially since it was Owen’s very first one! I’m HUGELY grateful to my family because they let me host without having to do much of the… [Continue Reading]

    super soft whole grain pumpkin chocolate chip bars

whole grain peanut butter pumpkin pancakes

Okay, so I know some of you are thinking “peanut butter and pumpkin???” but TRUST me, it’s an absolutely delicious flavor combination! You have to promise me that you’ll at least give it a shot before you decide you hate it.  Because I swear, one bite and you’ll be in love! These pancakes will be a good place to start….

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veggie packed lentil curry

Fall is officially here which means all I want are soups, stews and chilis!  Whether I’m whipping them up in the crockpot or pulling out my dutch oven to make them on the stove, I find the whole process of making them almost as comforting as eating them! They also make for super easy lunches and dinners.  They reheat well and…

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5 favorite RD-approved uses for greek yogurt

this post is sponsored by Oikos. i’ve been compensated for my time but all opinions contained within are my own. I’m sure most of you won’t be surprised at this point to hear that Greek yogurt is a smart and nutritious option to incorporate into your diet. For those of you that have followed me for a long time, you…

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daily meal plan: number forty two

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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veggie-packed whole grain skillet lasagna

I’ve got another perfect comfort food meal for you guys!  As the weather starts to cool down, all I find myself craving are warm, comforting dishes and this one absolutely fits the bill! I also love that it provides a good dose of nutrition with each bite.  I think most people think of “comfort food” as foods that are off-limits…

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life: annual apple picking trip

military vest // tie sleeve sweater // maternity jeans // hinge booties I’m sure you guys are all more than aware by now how much I love Fall.  Growing up, we went apple picking every single year and I can still remember (and feel!) the excitement we felt as kids as that day approached!  And I’m happy to say it’s…

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daily meal plan: number forty one

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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whole grain peanut butter chocolate chip granola cookies

this post is brought to you in partnership with erin baker’s granola It’s Friday!  So let’s celebrate with some cookies, shall we? For those of you that don’t know, cookies are my absolute favorite dessert.  I’ll take cookies over fudge, cake, ice cream (though truth be told, I think ice cream paired with cookies it the ultimate dessert)…just about anything you…

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daily meal plan: number forty

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 diary 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!  To view all the posts in this series to date, go here. As a reminder, I’m first going to highlight some general budget-friendly options for each of the…

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