• 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

cuddle + kind nursery addition

The nursery is slowly but surely coming along and I couldn’t be more thrilled with our latest addition! For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you might have seen one of my recent stories where I called out a company, cuddle + kind, that I had found and fell deeply in love with. They came up in a…

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daily meal plan: number thirty six (eating out)

I’m switching this up a little bit this week and focusing on a daily meal plan while eating out.  Having just got back from a road trip, I know it can be tricky to navigate the nutrition waters when you’re away from your kitchen so I thought it would be helpful to throw a few of these in here that…

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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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