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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 …

Recent Eats & Shake Out Run

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Only 1.5 days now stand between me and my first full marathon in Richmond! Eek! I’m so ready for it to be here already. This morning, I headed out for a 2 mile shake out run. Tomorrow will be a rest day, and then Saturday, it’s go time! It was weird to “just” run 2 miles – and also to run by myself! I can’t even remember the last Continue Reading …

Microwave Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie for one

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I have a fun new recipe for you guys this morning! Introducing: a microwave Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie for one! It’s vegan, too. This healthy, soft, and chewy “cookie” is packed with fiber and healthy fat, making it a great breakfast or snack, and it couldn’t be easier to make – all you need is the microwave! Continue Reading …

5 Things I’m Loving Lately

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Hello and happy Friday! I’m so glad you guys found my post from yesterday all about trans-fat (what it is, how and why to avoid it) helpful! I loved all your ideas for other nutrition hot topics related posts – I’ll aim to start sharing a nutrition tips post about once per month from now on. Stay tuned! In other news – I thought it would Continue Reading …

Recent Eats & Quick Meal Ideas

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Good morning, my friends! You know what I love? When I make something completely random for dinner to use up leftovers and it ends up being delicious. We had a bunch of leftover cooked quinoa sitting in the fridge, veggies, and a packet of these Trader Joe’s pre-cooked lentils. Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

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The heat seems to have returned to DC, but I’ve been pretending it hasn’t. Earlier this week, I was craving hot oatmeal! I whipped up a batch of my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (<—click for recipe), and since I wanted to add a lot of toppings I decreased the oats & milk to 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup. On top, I put some fresh Continue Reading …

Chocolate Cherry Espresso Smoothie

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Now that the weather is getting really hot in DC, I’ve found myself craving smoothies again. But here’s the problem – I’ve just come back from an early a.m. run., and I want caffeine, but I also need to refuel. What to do? Introducing my new favorite: Chocolate Cherry Espresso Smoothie. Continue Reading …