• 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

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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It’s a beautiful day out there! Chad and I enjoyed a nice lunch outside at Noodles & Co. We placed our orders then chose a nice seat in the shade, sipped our drinks and waited for our meals to arrive. Chad got his usual – the pesto cavatappi with chicken (which I inevitably always end up having some of!) I…

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Apple Crisp Parfait

Good morning!  Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends.  We definitely enjoyed ours! If you’re just catching up: Cinnamon Multigrain Pancakes Trail Blazers Apples to Apples Cars, Clara and Chipotle As Sunday morning’s post may have indicated, I have a plethora of apples and not much other fruit in the house so I decided to try something new for…

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Cars, Clara and Chipotle

Can’t believe it’s already Sunday night! Where do the weekends go? Before we headed out to meet my sister I grabbed a veggie delight sub at subway that I paired with an apple: Inside mine I put: Lettuce Peppers (banana and green) Pickles Onions Cucumbers Spinach Olive oil + vinegar Avocado Then we hit the road! We successfully picked up…

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Apples to Apples

What do you do when you have leftover apple slices in the fridge? You make an apple cranberry buckwheat bake! Apple Cranberry Buckwheat Bake Ingredients: 1/4 cup buckwheat flour (ground from raw buckwheat groats) 1 tbsp buckwheat groats 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 diced apples 1/4 cup soymilk 1 tbsp. dried cranberries 1 tsp vanilla 1 whole…

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Trail Blazers

We spent the afternoon here: The Whitewater Center in Charlotte is just amazing. You can do everything from stand up paddle boarding to trail running and biking as well as kayaking and whitewater rafting! Notice the zip-liner above?  I am declaring that I will absolutely do that before the summer is over! While we have a list a mile long…

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Cinnamon Multigrain Pancakes

Cinnamon Multigrain Pancakes were on tap for brunch today. And thanks to Trader Joe’s Multigrain Baking & Pancake Mix, they were an absolute breeze! I prepared the batter according to the box: 2 cups of Trader Joe’s Multigrain Baking & Pancake Mix 1 cup of milk 2 tbsp. canola oil 2 large eggs Then I added a heaping tsp. of…

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Dancing Dirty

It’s Friday and you know what that means… Pizza and Movie night! I ran a quick 3 miles and then walked 1 this afternoon so that I could be all set and ready to go when Chad got home. When he did we made our picks (whole wheat margherita (roma tomatoes, fresh house-made mozzarella and basil) for me and barbeque…

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Pillowy Soft

Another delicious meal thanks to Stonefire! And in the words of Rachael Ray: She took the words right out of my mouth.  It’s absolutely true.   Also absolutely true? Egg + avocado is a match made in heaven. I hard boiled two eggs, mashed them with my fork then stuffed the whole wheat pita full with them, 1/4 avocado and…

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I woke up not really craving anything in particular for the first time in a long time (which might not seem weird to most normal people, but for people like me it’s not normal…did you follow that?). It wasn’t until I offered to make Chad a bowl of yogurt with strawberries and granola that I decided, suddenly, that that’s what…

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Candy Solution

We’ve had a huge jar of peanut m&ms sitting in the kitchen since the mountain house weekend. It certainly doesn’t help that they sit in a huge glass jar and stare me in the face all the live long day! Try studying with that staring you in the face and resist reaching in with every hard math problem. It’s not easy….

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