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Snowy Fitness + Food Highlights

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 …

Weekend Adventures

Hi friends! It was a nice and low key weekend here in DC! On Friday, I started the weekend a little early with a late afternoon run with my high school BFF Jenny. As I mentioned before, she had her second child a few months ago and is working to build back up her running endurance as she trains for a March half marathon. We planned to give 6 miles Continue Reading …

Holiday Week Eats and Exercise

Hi friends! Popping back in to share some of the food and fitness highlights from the past week, not including the actual Christmas eve feast. :) On the food front, leftover turkey has obviously been the highlight! Matt and I made a really good leftover turkey soup over the weekend. We started with a big pot of water and the turkey carcass and Continue Reading …

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancake Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! I know many of you are gearing up for a big feast today (see also: How to Have a Stress Free Holiday Eating Experience), and starting tomorrow, that likely means making your way through a LOT of leftovers. Not sure what to do with all those leftover mashed potatoes (regular or sweet)? Try these leftover mashed potato Continue Reading …

Leftover Turkey and Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Hello, my friends! I’m partnering with the Grain Foods Foundation today to bring you this awesome Leftover Turkey and Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette. Let’s put those Thanksgiving leftovers to good use, shall we? If you’re like most people in the U.S. today, you’re working your way through some serious leftover turkey. Continue Reading …

Recent Eats

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 …

Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad Recipe

I have a new recipe for you all today, inspired by the tacos we had over the weekend and the leftovers I wanted to use up! Meet Mexican Quinoa Salad: This came out even better than I hoped. Perfect for this hot (March?!) weather we’ve been having — and super quick and easy to make, just like all my recipes. ;) All you’re missing is a margarita! Continue Reading …

Packed Lunch Makes a Return & Race Photos!

Morning friends! It’s back to the daily grind over here. But the end is in sight — today is the last day of fall classes!! Our first exam (public health nutrition management) is on Friday, biochem (!) is on Saturday, and medical nutrition therapy is on Tuesday. Busy week ahead! I’m feeling better about things though because I amazingly had wi-fi Continue Reading …