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This Week’s Fitness + My Favorite Sandwich

Morning friends! It’s a rainy day in the DC area – perfect for oatmeal. Excuse the messy bowl – just keepin’ it real over here. I made one of my standard fave combos – my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal with frozen wild blueberries stirred in, topped with cottage cheese, walnuts, and cinnamon! Great mix of protein (cottage cheese + milk), Continue Reading …

Favorite Oatmeal Recipes + Fitness Week in Review

Hi friends – happy almost Halloween! Any fun plans this weekend? We’re hitting up my favorite haunted forest tonight with some friends. If you’re looking for something cute to make for a Halloween party, try my Spiderweb Maple Brownie Cookies. :) In other news, apparently yesterday was National Oatmeal Day! In honor, oatmeal was back in the Continue Reading …

Coconut Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

Cool fall mornings mean that hot breakfasts are officially back in my rotation. This comforting and satisfying Coconut Breakfast Quinoa recipe (vegan, gluten free) is easy to make and as healthy as it is delicious! Whip up a batch to enjoy all week – it’s great reheated, and also makes a good afternoon snack! You guys know I’m a huge Continue Reading …

Running with the Pope + a Simple BBQ Dinner

Hello my friends! The District is buzzing with excitement today because the Pope is here! I’m steering clear of downtown the rest of the day, but this morning, my running buddy Sokphal and I decided to have an adventure: go on a run down to the National Mall and check out the action! We set off a later than usual (8 a.m.) because Sokphal was Continue Reading …

Ankle-Friendly Workouts + Recent Eats

Hello friends! So, you know what’s really dumb? We did this great rocky/hilly hike on Sunday with no problem, and then, once we’re home, I randomly twist my ankle walking off our back steps. I know. I should probably come up with a cooler story, huh? As a result, I’ve been taking it easier than usual on the fitness front this week. When it first Continue Reading …

Baked Oatmeal Apricot Snack Bars

It’s summer travel season, and between trips and busy days, I’m all about the portable snack bars lately. Anyone else? For this month’s Almond Breeze partnership creation, in honor of how much all of us travel in summer, I decided to whip up a new grab-and-go appropriate but still healthy and tasty bar recipe. I’ve been sharing a lot of Continue Reading …

Friday Randomness

Hi friends! Brace yourself – this post is going to be niiiice and random. First: hello from the train! I’m playing hooky today and heading up to Philadelphia to see my college BFFs Turner (who had a baby a couple months ago I’ve been dying to meet) and Kris (who is in town visiting from Paris)! I’ll be back in DC tonight and then Matt and I leave Continue Reading …

Food + Fitness Fun this week

Hello my lovely friends! Are my American readers starting to get pumped for the long holiday weekend? I know I am! To get into the spirit, I’ve been enjoying some red, white, and blue oatmeal this week. ;) Just my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (<—recipe) with some cottage cheese stirred in post-cooking, and topped with fresh berries and some Continue Reading …