• daily meal plan: number forty 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… [Continue Reading]

    daily meal plan: number forty four
  • 5 easy lunches perfect for fall

    I don’t know how the weather is where you all are, but here in Charlotte it’s been way too hot and humid for most of October.  We had ONE perfect week where it was crisp and cool in the morning and evenings and then it just all went downhill from there! The biggest thing bumming me out about it is… [Continue Reading]

    5 easy lunches perfect for fall
  • whole grain apple pie bars

    Oh hello perfect Fall treat! I’ve been on a bit of an apple spree ever since going apple picking and this dessert was too good not to share!  It’s got a perfect whole grain cookie base and is then topped with so much apple pie flavor you will honestly have a hard time believing you’re not digging into a pie.… [Continue Reading]

    whole grain apple pie bars
  • daily meal plan: number forty three

    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… [Continue Reading]

    daily meal plan: number forty three

Vanishing Act

Where do the mornings go!? I’m usually up no later than 7am but somehow by the time I finally sit down to blog it’s nearly 10! My sister and I enjoyed a leisurely morning. We watched New Girl (<– best new show out there if you ask me). We ate breakfast. And we hung out with this doofus: It’s a…

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Grilled

Tonight’s dinner was completely grilled! My sister and I went to the store and stocked up on TONS of veggies which we tossed in EVOO, salt and pepper. We also cut up some pineapple to throw on there… And some Jennie-O Lean Smoked Turkey Sausage All thrown on the grill Then plated and gobbled up! So good. So good that…

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Smoooooth

It’s a smoothie kind of day out there! I’ve already accomplished so much and it’s barely the afternoon! While Clara had a lazy morning in mind… I was up and at ’em and ready to go (must’ve been that delicious breakfast!) Around 10:30 I headed off to the gym and did a quick 3 miles on the treadmill followed by…

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Pumped with Pumpkin

It was a Fall morning up in here! Beginning with Pumpkin waffles! Made only better with the accompanying Spiced Pumpkin candle! Coffee on the side: I topped my waffle with sunflower seed butter afterwards and let me tell you – pumpkin + sunflower seed butter flavors = a match made in heaven. Off to watch Gilmore and relax a little…

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Airports

Apologies for the delayed posting today!  I was (once again!) in an airport this morning! In the past 6 months I’ve been in the following airports (some of them multiple times): LaGuardia Airport (NY) JFK Airport (NY) Charlotte Douglas International Airport (NC) Denver International Airport (CO) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (GA) Logan International Airport (MA) Westchester County Airport (NY) To…

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Easter Bunny Visit

We had a pretty exciting morning around here! The Easter Bunny came! The girls were out of their mind excited about it! After things settled down a little bit we dug into breakfast… I toasted a freshly baked oat bran bagel and topped it with MaraNatha Sunflower Seed Butter and Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter. Such an awesome combination of flavors….

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Cue from Clara

It was such a fun day with family! A LOT went on! Coloring.. A 5 mile run with my sister… An apple + peanut butter to refuel… An egg hunt… Coloring eggs… A little Dora viewing… A dance party… And a fabulous dinner! Baked salmon, brown rice, roasted asparagus, red peppers and mushrooms and freshly baked tsoureki Served with a…

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Church on [Saturday] Mornin’

We were up early and out the door on our way to church this morning! This weekend is our Easter weekend (we’re Greek Orthodox) so we will be doing the things a lot of YOU all did last weekend!  Church, egg hunts and Easter dinners. We stopped for Starbucks after the church service: Venti iced soy latte for me [please…

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A Day

Oh, hello there. It has been a DAY. Around lunchtime I ran over to my favorite store in the whole world: Trader Joe’s and grabbed two of my go-to items for easy meals: Healthy and filling without having to lift a finger! They’re a little heavy on the rice for what I’m used to or what I like, but in…

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6:30am

good morning! I’m a little bleary-eyed today but I’m pushing through because it’s FRIDAY! Madeleine was up and rearing to go by 6:30 this morning so I figured I might as well enjoy a delicious breakfast if I was to be up at such an ungodly hour… My no-meat/no-dairy fast is OFFICIALLY over on Sunday so I polished off the…

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