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My Favorite Breakfast

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Thank you to FitFluential LLC for sponsoring this post on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese! Guys, something awesome happened this week: it’s finally warm enough to eat out on our porch again!!! This morning, I had my standard favorite while enjoying the sunny, crisp morning: my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal with frozen wild blueberries (hence Continue Reading …

Recent Food & Workout Highlights

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Good afternoon, my friends! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed my “How to Eat a Better Breakfast” post earlier this week! Here’s another tip: did you know that you can add an egg to oatmeal to make it more filling/protein-packed? I’m not talking about savory-style oats – I simply follow the same recipe as for my Perfect Microwave Banana Continue Reading …

How to Eat a Better Breakfast

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A few weeks ago, I did a short phone interview with a woman writing an article on quick healthy swaps for the new year for the Washington Post Express, which is the free daily publication given out near the metros every morning in and around DC. My contribution? How to eat a better breakfast. For those of you in the area, the article is in Continue Reading …

8 Miles Before 8 a.m.

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When my alarm went off a little after 6 this morning for my running date, I REALLY wasn’t feeling it. I’m tiiiiired, I whined to myself. I probably shouldn’t have had those 2 glasses of red wine at happy hour last night, either. I checked my phone: freezing rain and 27 degrees?! Great. I debated texting my buddy Sokphal to see if she still Continue Reading …

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup + Holiday Decorating

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Hello, my friends! All this cold weather has me craving soup. Anyone else? Last night, I decided to whip up something warm and tasty. I was originally planning to make my Sweet Potato Lentil Chili, but realized I didn’t have enough sweet potatoes or lentils on hand and decided to get creative. So this is essentially an “Everything in the Continue Reading …

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal & How to Clean a Keurig Coffee Machine

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Hello from snowy DC! You know what’s kind of lame? The fact that with technology nowadays, a snow day from work just means that you work from home instead of at the office. Bummer, right? I miss the days of full on snow days, where snow meant you didn’t have to work at all! It is fun to have Matt working from home with me today, though. Continue Reading …

Recent Eats & Shopping for a Cause

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When it comes to breakfast, I’m a creature of habit. Anyone else? It’s one of the few meals that I can eat the same thing, or nearly the same thing, day in and day out and not get sick of it. My Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (<-- click for recipe) doesn’t photograph nicely, but it sure does taste good, and it’s been my favorite as Continue Reading …

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

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You know what I’m loving lately? Chia pudding. Have you guys ever had chia pudding? I’ve seen it around the blog world for awhile now, but I actually didn’t have it until recently when I spotted it on the menu at Le Pain Quotidien. It was delicious, so when I discovered how easy it is to make, I decided to make my own creation at Continue Reading …