• roasted veggie and quinoa wrap with cilantro lime cashew sauce

    This wrap you guys.  I am LIVING for it lately.  I had some leftovers from this Roasted Veggie and Quinoa with Cilantro Lime Cashew Sauce dish that I made and wanted to do something a little different so I threw it all in a wrap and MAN was it good. It’s so funny how one simple little tweak to how… [Continue Reading]

    roasted veggie and quinoa wrap with cilantro lime cashew sauce
  • carrot cake overnight oatmeal

    Raise your hand if you love the idea of getting your veggies in first thing in the morning  I thought so. And luckily for you, I created this carrot cake overnight oatmeal so you can easily do it WITHOUT needing a blender for a kale smoothie. (though those are also pretty delicious!) But, good as they are, kale smoothies don’t… [Continue Reading]

    carrot cake overnight oatmeal
  • weekly meal plan (plus shopping list!): 5 breakfasts, lunches, snacks & dinners to get you through the work week #3

    Week number 3 of the Weekly Meal Plans for January! Missed weeks one and two?  Catch up here! Just want to reiterate what I mentioned in my Instagram stories: I’ve tried to include more portion sizes but please, please, pleeeaase know that this meal plan is not meant to be prescriptive, it’s more a way to inspire you to get in… [Continue Reading]

    weekly meal plan (plus shopping list!): 5 breakfasts, lunches, snacks & dinners to get you through the work week #3
  • winter kale, quinoa, fruit & nut salad

    There’s something so refreshing about a huge pile of bright green kale to me. Whether I’m baking it, using it in soup, throwing it into a smoothie or making it the base of my salad, it just makes me feel good.  I’m sure that feeling is due in large part to the numerous nutrients it provides (like calcium, vitamins A, C… [Continue Reading]

    winter kale, quinoa, fruit & nut salad

5 easy lunches perfect for fall

I don’t know how the weather is where you all are, but here in Charlotte it’s been way too hot and humid for most of October.  We had ONE perfect week where it was crisp and cool in the morning and evenings and then it just all went downhill from there! The biggest thing bumming me out about it is…

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whole grain apple pie bars

Oh hello perfect Fall treat! I’ve been on a bit of an apple spree ever since going apple picking and this dessert was too good not to share!  It’s got a perfect whole grain cookie base and is then topped with so much apple pie flavor you will honestly have a hard time believing you’re not digging into a pie….

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daily meal plan: number forty 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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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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