On Vacation – See You in June!

Hi friends – Matt and I are off to western Canada for vacation, leaving bright and early tomorrow morning! We’re hiking in Banff and Jasper National Parks and ending with a few days in Vancouver. While we’re gone, I’ll be taking a true vacation and won’t be posting here on the blog until our return on June 6 or 7.

I will be posting photos occasionally on Instagram, though, if you want to follow the action over there. I’ll share some trip recaps here on the blog too once we’re back! I know some of you shared tips for Banff, Jasper, and Vancouver already, but please keep them coming! And thank you for your patience and for sticking with me during this break. :)

For those of you interested in signing up for my new 6 week intuitive and mindful eating virtual group program, Joyful Eating, Nourished Life, just an FYI that as of today (May 25) we are officially just over 50% full. The first 6 week session begins on June 20 and we aren’t sure how soon the next session will be, so if you are interested, sign up now!

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite recipes (click on the photos to be taken to the recipes) and health-inspired posts (scroll down to see those after the recipes) to keep you busy while I’m gone. Enjoy, and see you in a couple weeks, my friends! I’ll miss you guys!

Favorite Recipes

5 min granola bars

almond butter bars

almond tilapia

banana spelt muffins

carrot cake muffins (1)

gluten free healthy chicken fingers recipe

greek  lamb burgers

healthy peanut butter power cookies

flour free pancake

mason jar kale salad 1

dark chocolate cookies 1

mexican lasagna (1)

tart cherry pie snack balls

healthy tuna salad recipe mayo free

perfect banana oatmeal 1

pesto baked salmon and veggies

savory curry granola bar recipe

Scrambled egg muffins (1)

Looking to do some reading? Here are some of my favorite posts from over the years.

Food-related tips:

General healthy living tips:

Nutrition Hot Topic posts:

Running-specific tips posts:

Sun’s Out! Plus Running Nutrition Q&A


YOU GUYS. The sun is out!!!!! I think this is seriously the first run in like 3 weeks that wasn’t in the rain (or super gloomy). Hooray! At this track this morning we were all like, what is that weird bright orb in the sky?! :) I know, exciting stuff, my friends. As for the actual workout, it wasn’t as awesome as the fact that the sun was Continue Reading …

Weekend Fun + Fit Foodie 5k Fairfax Race Recap

rustico ballston dinner salad

Hey friends! I hope you all had great weekends! Ours was fun but very soggy – it poured all day on Saturday and Sunday. Bummer! Friday was beautiful, though, so Matt and I took advantage and kicked off the weekend with a nice stroll and an al fresco dinner at Rustico. I love their market salad – the chew of the barley, the chopped lacinato kale, Continue Reading …

A New Easy Breakfast Idea + Farmers Market Fun + Shoulder Mobility Moves

healthy easy breakfast gluten free

Hey guys! Before I get into today’s content, a heads up that a few of my posts have gotten a little photo upgrade for Pinterest (are you on Pinterest? Let’s connect!) so while I was looking at the posts I figured I’d re-share them in case you missed them previously: Simple Tweaks for a Healthier Life 10 Healthy On the Go Snack Recipes Continue Reading …

Epic Yoga, Yafa, and a Dreary Track Workout

epic yoga dc lunchtime yoga

Hey gang! It’s ANOTHER dreary day over here – not rainy, but cloudy. I’m so tired of all this gloom! Chillier than usual for this time of year, too, although at least that means that wearing pants and biking to the metro doesn’t leave me overheated. :) My fitness routine this week has been yoga-heavy, which I love. Sleeping in a bit (aka  not Continue Reading …

Comfy Socks for a Good Cause

bombas socks review

Get 20% off your first Bombas purchase using the code FANNETASTICFOOD Friends: have you tried Bombas socks yet? If not, you should. Bombas are athletic-leisure socks, engineered to look better, feel better, and perform better than other socks. I first found out about their socks when they reached out to me about doing a blog review last year, and Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures – Trails & The Inn at Little Washington

faccia luna clarendon

Hi friends! I’m glad many of you enjoyed Alex’s guest post yesterday on the health benefits of meditation and why you should give it a shot. I wrote a guest post for her last week, entitled 3 Tips to Fall in Love with Exercise. If you missed it, give it a look! :) And now, my weekend recap! I needed a little longer than usual to write this one Continue Reading …

Why Meditation is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

why meditation is the best gift you can give yourself

I’m sharing a guest post today from my Joyful Eating, Nourished Life program co-author and fellow Registered Dietitian Alex Caspero on why meditation is the best gift you can give yourself. I began my own meditation journey about 6 months ago after deciding I needed something to manage the endless to do list that was life. While I don’t Continue Reading …

Things I’m Loving Lately

quinoa tabbouleh

Feel free to play along in the comments – what are you loving lately? Anything I should check out on the food/fitness/whatever front? :) 1) Girls’ night dinners. My college friends Kathleen, Sarah, and I have been hosting fun dinners for each other every month or so, alternating who hosts. (When I had them over awhile ago, I made Thai Coconut Continue Reading …

Track Workouts and Lateral Leg Step Ups

rainy DC track workout

Hey friends! Thanks for your great comments on yesterday’s post about why the low fat and cholesterol craze was a huge fail. Glad you enjoyed it! In other news, will it ever stop raining in DC? It’s been so soggy and gray here lately! Do not like… Thankfully the rain held off until after Tuesday morning’s track workout, though. :) Our coaches Continue Reading …