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Food + Fitness Fun

Hey friends! Happy Friday! In case you missed it yesterday – I shared 6 of my favorite healthy and delicious Super Bowl snack recipes for you to enjoy on Sunday!

I had a fun treat yesterday – one of my best friends from college, Turner (that’s a nickname, in case you are wondering… her real name is Laura!) was in town for a conference. Hooray! Morning run date? Don’t mind if we do.

running in rock creek park snow

We met up in Woodley Park (northwest DC) and did a nice loop through some of Rock Creek Park. There were a couple stretches where snow/mud/ice was still around, but for the most part it was clear. I can’t believe how quickly the snow melted!

rock creek park running

We tried to do one of Turner’s favorite loops from when she lived here, where we ran back up through the Zoo, but sadly we discovered the Zoo is no longer open for people to run/walk through in the early mornings! Boo! No cute animals for us.

dc zoo rock creek gate hours

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Healthy Super Bowl Snack Recipes

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Looking for something to make this weekend for the Super Bowl? Look no farther – here are my favorite healthy Super Bowl snack recipes that are still delicious crowd-pleasers! #1: Healthier Seven Layer Dip This is my all-time favorite appetizer recipe. The secret to this delicious dip? Using plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream Continue Reading …

Meyer Lemon Catfish + Flour Free Pancake

affordable prosecco

Good morning, my friends! I had my mom over for diner last night! Matt had a work dinner to attend so I thought it would be fun to have a girls night in. :) First requirement: Prosecco, obviously! We cooked a Blue Apron meal together, which is one of my favorite ways to have someone over for dinner without it being stressful/requiring Continue Reading …

Early Morning Run and Unique Steak Tacos

washington lee track early morning run

Hey friends! I was up early this morning for the first time in awhile to meet up with my track group! Yay for it starting to get slightly brighter in the mornings again – the end of winter is (kind of) in sight! The track looks clear of snow, right? Well, it was, finally, and we were excited – but then we realized it was covered in a sheet of Continue Reading …

Weekend Adventures

capital crescent trail

Hello my friends! What a difference a week makes in terms of weather – last weekend it was blizzarding, and this weekend it was sunny and warm (ish – felt warm to us anyway!). So weird – but awesome! On Saturday morning, I met up with my friend Kathleen for a flexibility and strength workshop at Urban Athletic Club. It was really cool, but we Continue Reading …

Eats & Exercise

chicken roasted veggies mashed potatoes

Hey friends – happy Friday, and thank you for your great comments over on my “Should Everyone Go Gluten Free?” blog post yesterday! Did this week go by super quickly for anyone else? I can’t believe it’s Friday already! Matt and I were out and about a lot for dinner this week but last night stayed home and made a really simple but delicious meal Continue Reading …

Should Everyone Go Gluten Free?

should i go gluten free

“Should I stop eating gluten?” As a dietitian, that’s a question I get asked a lot by my AnneTheRD nutrition counseling clients. I’ve been thinking about doing a post on gluten for awhile, so when in the comments of my 7 Common Nutrition Myths blog post many of you requested a post on gluten, I decided it was time. Before I get into my Continue Reading …

Snowy Fitness + Food Highlights

how to get a workout when snowed in

Hey friends! On the fitness front this week, it started alllllll about the shoveling. Who else has been counting “shovel ALL the snow” as their main form of fitness lately?! Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were filled with shoveling. It is a serious workout! Yesterday I ditched the shoveling, made it back downtown to my coshared office, and Continue Reading …

Why You Should Drink More Water

why you should drink more water

Thank you to Nestle Waters for sponsoring this post. As a dietitian with a private practice, I’m often working with my clients to try to get them drinking more water. Why is water so important? Basically, water helps our bodies to function optimally and being well hydrated is important to both physical performance as well as mental cognition. Here Continue Reading …

Snowy Weekend + Blizzard Wedding

dc snowzilla jonas

Well, my friends – it was quite the weekend! As you know, starting on Friday afternoon in the DC area, it snowed. And by snowed, I mean it snowed A LOT. Like, 2 feet when all was said and done by Sunday. On Saturday, Matt and I took full advantage and enjoyed walking around and playing in the snow. As you can tell in the photo below, I lost Continue Reading …