Trying Out a New Kale Salad

The final product, Red Quinoa and baby kale salad with sweet potato fries and blackberry dressing, and added feta cheese

Monday Night Cook-All

This past Monday night, the man and I tested out a new recipe from a new cookbook, Simple Green Suppers, A Fresh Strategy for One-Dish Vegetarian Meals. We also put together some easy lunches for the next day, and I thought I’d document it all because food is fun—end of story.

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Daily Diet: Workday Eats

Fridge full of meal prep foods, health eating

Meal Preppin‘ for the Win

Happy Wednesday! How’s your week going?

I thought I’d share a little sample of what my meals have looked like lately. This installment includes tons of veggiesfruitsgrains, and fish!

The man is so good at packing lunches and planning meals, and I’m really loving the routine. It’s economical and sets you up for success (except for outlier-days like Burrito-gate).

Take a look!

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Daily Diet: What I Eat in a Day

Avocado cucmber toast with dill, Smitten Kitchen


I thought I’d document what I eat in a day every once in a while! These will be fun snapshots of daily diets, especially since the way my days look can vary greatly. Who doesn’t like being a fly on the wall to what people eat in a day? It’s like curiously peering into the refrigerator when you’re babysitting.

Anyway, here’s how I started the week yesterday (Monday).

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Blender Muffins: Oatmeal, Banana, & Dark Chocolate

Clean Eating Banana Oat Dark Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins Healthy


It’s summertime, which means we’ve broken out the blender for refreshing fruit smoothies and healthy nut-butter shakes.

But who would’ve guessed the blender could be used to make easy, grab-and-go running fuel? Enter the Blender Muffin phenomenon, thanks to a (slightly modified) Pinterest recipe.

Bonus: they’re Clean Eating!

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Checking In: The Week After The Big Race

Checking in the Week After the Big Race: Colfax Half Marathon | THE REAL LIFE | running, fitness, nutrition, working out, eating right, intuitive eating, weight maintenance


It’s been a week and a half since my PR at the Colfax Half Marathon, and while other big races were followed by weeks [or months… or in some cases, years] of slacking off, I have no intentions of slowing down.

I took two days off after the half, but then I jumped straight back into running regularly. I am in love with it lately and am running for much better reasons these days.

I’ve also been indulging in delicious foods, doing fun things, apartmenting-hunting, and looking forward to a Memorial Day getaway!

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Smart Snacking: A Timeline of Eating Right, All Day Long

Snacking done right for runners or just a long hard day at work; healthy eating, fitness, metabolism, weight loss and maintenance


I’m headed into a busy season ahead: full-time work, ramping up my training and long runs for the Colfax Marathon next month, and, starting this week until July, 5 days of Grease rehearsal per week (2 of which are 5-hour choreography sessions).

I’m going to be working like a dog, moving constantly, and in need of delicious and nutritious fuel.

Here’s a day’s timeline of how I’m kicking my meals + snack-attack plan  into high gear.

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