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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Stew

Hey friends! Get pumped – it’s slow cooker time. I’ve had requests for more slow cooker recipes here on the blog and I’m excited to share this new favorite recipe for slow cooker Moroccan chicken stew with you today!

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Matt and I have been enjoying the leftovers from this recipe all week. It’s so good – warm and comforting and packed with veggies. If you’re vegetarian/vegan, the recipe below also includes a delicious vegan option, so don’t X out of this post just yet! :)

I love slow cooker recipes because the work is all done up front, and once you’ve tossed all your ingredients into the slow cooker all you have to do is wait. Go to work, take a yoga class, run errands, or simply hang out – and a few hours later your meal is ready and waiting.

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This dish requires some veggie chopping up front but it’s worth it, trust me. The olives, apricots, and spices are what gives it a fun Moroccan-ish flair!

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The Joyful Eating Self Study Program is here!

Hey guys! I loved the debate in the comments section of yesterday’s blog post about whether you have to end runs on a whole/even number (for mileage or distance) – keep it coming! :) And now, in exciting news, I have been alluding to the fact that Rachael, Alex, and I have been working hard behind the scenes to launch a self-study version of our Continue Reading …

Random vs. Whole Running Miles

Hi friends! Popping in for some Wednesday randomness for you. First, we are still enjoying this crockpot chicken and veggie stew – recipe is coming Friday, get pumped. I had some more for lunch yesterday, this time with some arugula on top! Second, The Great Homemade Kombucha Experiment of 2016/2017 is still going strong! I mentioned previously Continue Reading …

Easy Gluten-Free Banana Muffins and Pancakes

Thank you to Simple Mills for sponsoring this post! Matt and I loved their products so much I already bought more of everything they sent us for this review. :) Hello my friends! Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing pictures of muffins and pancakes that Matt and I have been enjoying and saying the recipes were coming. Well, get pumped, Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

Hey guys! I figured I’d pop in to say hello even though I know some of you are probably off enjoying the holiday! :) We had a great weekend – a good combination of relaxing at home, spending time with friends, and getting in fun workouts – perfect! On Friday, Matt and I kicked things off with happy hour + dinner at Screwtop, a cute wine bar in Continue Reading …

Friday Faves

Hello my friends! Happy Friday – popping in with some random things I’m loving lately to kick off the weekend. :) 1) Warm weather in January! It got up to almost 70 degrees yesterday – what the heck?! It was weird but also amazing. I grabbed lunch at one of my local faves, Yafa, with a friend from my co-working space and it was warm enough to eat Continue Reading …

Strength Training FTW

Hi friends! I’m glad many of you enjoyed my 13 Healthy On-the-Go Snack Recipes round up post yesterday (it also includes one of my best tips for making healthy eating easier, so check out that post if you missed it). Also, thank you for all your great advice on my post earlier this week about which spring races I should do! As of now I decided I’m Continue Reading …

13 Healthy On the Go Snack Recipes

I'm often asked what my #1 tip is for making healthy eating easier. Besides adding and not subtracting (<- check out that post for more details), my other best tip is this: never get too hungry. When we get over-hungry, not only is it stressful, but intuitive eating goes out the window, and we're much more likely to overeat or grab something Continue Reading …

Sunrise Track Workout + What Spring Races Should I Do?

Gooooood morning! It’s another really cold one here in DC – in the teens with windchill. But, I’m proud because I dragged myself out of my warm bed and over to the track this morning! This is my “I made it back to the track for the first time in ages!” pose, apparently. :) After the Marine Corps Marathon in late October I was reeeeeally burned Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

Hi friends! It was quite the wintery weekend over here – very cold temperatures and our first snow of the season, too! On Friday night, Matt and I picked up dinner at Lost Dog in Arlington and drove up to Bethesda to hang out with our friends Tom and Janice – they just had their second child, so we were excited to meet him! It was a fun night – Continue Reading …