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Leftover Turkey and Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

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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 …

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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 …

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 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 Continue Reading …

Chili, Reinvented Yet Again

Hello, hello! Hope you’re all having a nice day so far! I was able to get home from school in time for lunch today — what a treat. Not having to pack lunch was awesome. Still eating my way through the leftover Sweet Potato Lentil Chili (plus quinoa)! This was the last installment — I’m officially sick of it. Just froze the last two Continue Reading …

The Leftover Special – Packed Lunch Style!

You guys know I love creatively re-vamping leftovers. Case in point? Yesterday’s packed lunch. I had a fridge full of random leftovers, but nothing concrete enough to just be eaten alone. Clearly, it was time to get creative! First — I layered some baby spinach in a large tupperware. Veggie? Check! Next, I threw in these cumin-scented Continue Reading …

How to Pack Lunch When the Fridge is Empty

The fridge was almost completely empty yesterday when I looked into it to figure out what to pack for lunch. It’s actually kind of insane how much food Matt and I go through in one weekend of eating every meal at home! At first, I was tempted to buy lunch at school. But then I reminded myself: be creative! How to pack lunch when the fridge is Continue Reading …

Quinoa Salad 5 Minute Packable Lunch

Another day, another 5 minute packable lunch! Because as we discovered the other day, the best way to stay healthy while busy is to stay prepared. :) For my main course, I had some leftover Zesty Kumquat Quinoa Salad with some cannellini beans mixed in. I love revamping leftovers, and the cannellini beans were a perfect addition to this Continue Reading …