• 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

Pistachio-Chai Muffins

So, as usually happens about once a week, I got bit by the baking bug yesterday. It may have been that I just couldn’t look at another math problem. Shh…baking doesn’t count as math!  Don’t ruin it for me! Or it may have been that in between every SINGLE math problem yesterday I had to take a break to add…

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Size Shrinker

Due to my late breakfast this morning I had a pretty light lunch – much better having a full meal than just snacks though, that’s for sure! I toasted (maybe a little too much) up 2 slices of honey wheat bread and packed it with hummus, avocado and mixed greens: Then sliced an apple to go along with it: After…

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Slow Start

I was off to a pretty slow start this morning.  I think all the studying is wearing on me as much as a usual workday used to! I woke up without much of an appetite (which is so abnormal for me!) so I sipped on some coffee and did some studying while I waited for my hunger to show up. When…

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One-Pot Wonder

Evening! Clara was my constant buddy by my side all afternoon while I hit the study books. I was really dedicated and actually felt like I understood some of the math section this time which was quite a relief! I never really had a formal lunch, just some snacks in between studying.  Crackers, cheese, apple slices, etc. Dinner was Martha-inspired!…

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Healthy Habits

Happy May! I’m not sure how many of you are aware of Cooking Light’s 12 Healthy Habits program, but it’s essentially a year-round program that sets small goals each month for readers to work towards accomplishing for a happier, healthier life! I love the whole premise of the program because it preaches small, manageable changes adding up big. That said,…

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Pool, Burgers & Lemonade

I got some pool time in! And boy did it feel good. Reading materials for lounging were an old Whole Living: And Pottery Barn Boy do I wish I could just live inside a Pottery Barn magazine… When I came in I was craving water and fruit and more water! The perfect cure! 3 slices later and I was satisfied  When…

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2x+y= frustation

Clara’s life is tough… Don’t you feel bad for her?  I got all ready to head out to the pool and study only to find it was LOCKED! Such a bummer! So I came back in, did a couple pages in my GRE book and snacked on an orange to hold me over til lunch: Yes, I refuse to change…

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HIIT the Gym

Morning! If you follow me on Twitter then you know that my Monday was kicked off with an early morning workout! Note to Self: Fix the timestamp on your Twitter app… I loved my SELF “8 Easy Toning Moves” workout so much yesterday that I decided to try one of the cardio exercises this morning. (SOURCE) I’ve never really done…

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Drop [And Give Me] 10

Another fabulous day in the books! After brunch I leafed through my May issue of SELF Magazine and got inspired to do a quick workout: 8 Easy Toning Moves! I love the SELF Challenge (now called “Drop 10”) workouts because they’re easy, achievable and don’t take tons of time and equipment to accomplish. I think this year’s strength workouts are…

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100% Whole Wheat Strawberry Waffles

100% whole wheat strawberry waffles for brunch! These were so delicious! Especially considering I just kind of made them on a whim. My sister and I couldn’t decide what we felt like for brunch. Or rather, what we felt motivated to actually get up and make. Waffles are my go-to lazy brunch food. All you have to do is mix…

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Clara Says

Clara say “haaaaaaay!” My sister and I had a great day today!  There was fun, sun, pool time and even a walk! It was SUPER hot outside which made it the perfect day for some Yogli Mogli as an afternoon snack! I went with original tart + strawberry topped with pineapple, strawberries and slivered almonds. Even Clara got in on…

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Apple Pie Oatmeal

I woke up wanting pancakes but having no desire whatsoever to actually make them. So, despite the 80 degree weather that’s creeping in, oatmeal it was for breakfast! I had a crispy braeburn apple in the fridge just begging to be turned into apple pie oats! Apple Pie Oatmeal {for one}: 1/2 cup quick cooking oats 1 diced apple 2/3…

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