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Hey guys – happy Friday! I’m happy to report that Matt and I have successfully made it through all our leftover Thanksgiving turkey and turkey soup. No leftover left behind!

mediterranean turkey soup 2

Since we kept the homemade turkey broth separate from the leftover turkey and any veggies, we were able to make variations on the soup to keep things interesting. After a couple days of the basic turkey + carrots + celery + rice soup, our final iteration was a Mediterranean twist that I threw together. I stirred in a ton of spinach, a can of chickpeas (drained), and a can of diced tomatoes (not drained). Plus the rest of the leftover turkey. It was a great combo! While making it, we also snacked on our of our favorite appetizers – sliced cucumber topped with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Delicious!

cucumber with olive oil and balsamic

I also polished off the rest of the leftover homemade cranberry sauce – one last microwave banana oatmeal combo with cottage cheese and cranberry. Yum!

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This Week’s Workouts

count miles, not calories

Hey guys! I hope you’re having a great week. Before I get into today’s post, just a reminder about my “Count Miles, Not Calories” shirt – it’s only available until Tuesday so get it while it’s hot. :) And while we’re talking about running, I had a fun treat on Tuesday morning – my long lost running buddy Mary was in town for a visit, and we Continue Reading …

Hard Boiled Egg and Cheddar Muffins (gluten free)

gluten free hard boiled egg and cheddar muffins

I have a really fun recipe for you guys today – hard boiled egg and cheddar muffins! These savory, gluten free muffins have a hard boiled egg hiding inside them – cool, right?! Now you don’t have to eat a muffin AND hard boiled eggs for protein – you get two in one. :) I first got this recipe idea when we were at Smith Mountain Lake with our Continue Reading …

Weekend recap + Cyber Monday Deals

thanksgiving dinner take 2

Hey my friends – I’m starting off this workweek feeling quite relaxed after our nice long holiday weekend! On Friday night, we had Thanksgiving dinner take 2 – hooray for leftovers. It was just as delicious the second time around. Thankfully we also had some pie and ice cream leftover. :) Pumpkin pie = one of my absolute favorite desserts! Continue Reading …

Thanksgiving 2016 Recap

thanksgiving fried turkey

Hey guys! I hope those of you that celebrated it had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday! I’m thankful for all of you – and for fried turkey. ;) Sidenote – a bunch of you on Instagram asked where my lace top was from – I can’t find the exact one online but here is a similar top by the same brand (Ryu) on Amazon! It was from a boutique in Continue Reading …

Soaking Up Fall in DC

urban athletic club morning boot camp

Hey guys! I hope my American readers are gearing up for fun Thanksgiving celebrations tomorrow! In case you missed it, here are my Best Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes on the blog if you need some inspiration – and check out my post on How to Have a Stress-Free Holiday Eating Experience too. :) I’ve been having a great week so far! On Monday, I Continue Reading …

Best Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes


Hi friends, and happy Thanksgiving week! I know many of you are finalizing your menus today, so I wanted to share a round up of the best healthy Thanksgiving recipes that I’ve shared here on the blog over the years. I originally shared this last year, but have updated it with new recipes from this year! As you guys know, I don't believe in only Continue Reading …

Summer/Winter Weekend

hiking sugarloaf mountain fall

This weekend, DC couldn’t decide whether it was late summer/early fall or dead of winter! We took advantage of the late summer/early fall portion of the weekend on Saturday with a hike! It was phenomenally nice out – mid 60’s with a nice warm sun and clear blue skies. We headed up to Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland with friends Shane, Continue Reading …

How to Have a Stress-Free Holiday Eating Experience


I share a variation of this post on how to have a stress-free holiday eating experience almost every year, but it’s worth re-sharing because I know it’s something that’s on most of your minds right now, what with Thanksgiving coming up next week (and the December holiday extravaganza after that). So - how do you enjoy the holidays in a way that Continue Reading …

Thursday Randomness

urban athletic club

Hi guys! Thank you for your kind words on yesterday’s post about why you’ll be seeing gluten free dinners (and meals) on the blog a lot more often for awhile. As for today, I’ve got a TON of random and unrelated things to share, so we’re doing it list style. I’ll get right into it! 1) The 3 musketeers/workout gang is back together!! I’ve been Continue Reading …