• whole grain banana chocolate chip waffles

    Is Wednesday too early to be thinking about weekend brunch?  No?  Good.  Because I’ve got you covered. These whole grain banana chocolate chip waffles are just the thing to win over your family, friends, guests…and even yourself! Trust me on that one.  I ate 3 fresh off the waffle iron and never felt better about myself 😉 They’re light and… [Continue Reading]

    whole grain banana chocolate chip waffles
  • favorite tuna salad sandwich

    I know tuna salad tends to get a bad reputation but I absolutely love it! I try to incorporate it at least once a week because it’s not only a great source of protein but also provides heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Whenever I feature my tuna melts on Instagram, I get a lot of questions about how I make my… [Continue Reading]

    favorite tuna salad sandwich
  • spicy chicken & veggie stir-fry

    I’ve been craving a chicken stir-fry dish for a while now.  Is that a weird craving to have?  I’m not sure. Every one in a while though I just want a nice, veggie-packed bowl with some crispy chicken and hearty brown rice.  And so this past weekend I finally got around to making it! And let me tell you, it was exactly… [Continue Reading]

    spicy chicken & veggie stir-fry
  • one-bowl whole grain double chocolate zucchini yogurt bread

    this post is brought to you in partnership with siggi’s – all opinions contained within are my own With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to make something for you guys to show you just how much I love you!  So I whipped you up this deliciously simple ONE-BOWL double chocolate yogurt zucchini bread. Like you guys, this isn’t… [Continue Reading]

    one-bowl whole grain double chocolate zucchini yogurt bread

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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On The Bus

I’m off to my sister’s for the weekend – can’t wait to see this doofus: I made a quick and easy dinner to pack up and take with me on the bus! Tuna (made this way) packed in between 2 slices of Trader Joe’s 100% whole wheat sourdough bread with lettuce and spicy mustard! Not a sandwich for the faint…

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Pike’s

Chad’s dad was passing through town so we all 3 got to sit down to a nice lunch together! We went to Pike’s – an old fashioned soda shop {and finer diner!} in Charlotte – aka – the most adorable place ever. The last time I was here I got the black bean burger which was so good I couldn’t…

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