• protein packed pesto caprese pasta

    this post is brought to you in partnership with banza I know, I know, it seems crazy to call this pasta recipe “protein-packed” right? But this is not just any pasta – it’s from a company called Banza which makes their pastas from… Chickpeas! Pretty cool right?  It gives a whole new meaning to lazy night pasta dishes.  I can’t tell… [Continue Reading]

    protein packed pesto caprese pasta
  • 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

Breakfast Comes Sooner

Gooooood morning! I didn’t sleep so well last night – my patterns have just been thrown off a bit, probably from all the travel.   The good thing about not sleeping so well?  It means that breakfast comes sooner! I made a grocery store run yesterday and stocked up on all kinds of fruit – I’m so glad stone fruit…

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Tucked In

After lunch I digested a bit and then headed to the gym. I was long overdue for a good workout.  It felt so nice to sweat! I did 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by my back strengthening exercises and then I was back home to find Clara who had tucked herself into bed: The stupid picture is blurry but…

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Custom Made

We’re still a little low on groceries so we went out for (what we hope to be!) our last meal out for a while! We both wanted salads and contemplated picking up some pre-made ones at the grocery store but ultimately decided custom made Crisp salads would be better. So we left sleeping beauty on the couch…. And headed out!…

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Cville Cluster Crunch

Good morning! Boy did it feel good to wake up at home and prepare my own breakfast! It’s funny how you miss those things while you’re away. I opened a new bag of Cville Cluster Granola this morning. I can never truly remember how good this stuff is.  I think I know, but then I try it and it’s just…

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Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekends!  We certainly did.  We had the perfect mix of family, friends and fun! Chad and I spent some time with my nieces in Boston – coloring was a high priority.  I had overnight oats with my very first summer peach (!!) and a hummus & veggie sandwich for lunch. From there we…

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Old Favorites

It was a busy afternoon! Clara was looking a little gloomy (I think she misses her Mommy)…  So I decided to take her for a walk to cheer her up! She perked up the moment I said “Clara, do you want to go for a walk!?” The word “walk” alone would’ve done the trick! We did a slow mile around…

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Put Me In Coach

Morning! I was greeted with this little face upon rising.  What could be better? She stayed close the entire time that I made breakfast… Such a loyal beggar companion. Coach’s Oats were up for breakfast today…it’s been too long since I’ve had them last! Into the bowl went: 1/2 cup Coach’s Oats 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp. chia seeds 1 diced macintosh…

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I had the biggest craving for eggs when dinner time rolled around…so that’s what I had! I boiled up two eggs and toasted up a whole wheat bagel (this was Thomas’ 100% Whole Wheat) that I topped with earth balance. I love these bagels – they really squash the “real bagel” craving without being overly filling.  Not to mention their…

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Season Four

Lunch was easy and delicious! Trader Joe’s Tofu Edamame Nuggets: Hummus for dipping: Alexia Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt & Pepper: And roasted broccoli on the side: So yummy. Remember mine and my Mom’s Damages addiction a while back?   Well she just got Season Four and it’s back with avengence! This little one is up and…

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Super People Eat!

It’s been a yawny kinda morning around here! I think our travels yesterday really took it out of both of us! I was thrilled to sleep until nearly 10 today (a rarity for me!) and Clara was thrilled to be outside her doggie bag! I came home last night to find that my Quaker Oatmeal Squares sample had finally arrived so…

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One plane, One train, One automobile

Today was crazy. I know I’ve said that in the past – but today I really mean it! Clara and I flew from Charlotte to New York and are now happily settled in Connecticut.  That’s a lot of states for a poor little doggie…I think it definitely took it’s toll on her! But let’s back up first. After our Five…

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High Five

When Chad got home we headed out for a walk with Clara: We did a quick two miles in this gorgeous weather and when we got home Clara went right back to her same spot…only a little more tuckered out: And with a Chad lap to lay on 🙂 We contemplated dinner on our whole walk and for a while…

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