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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 …

Wednesday Packed Lunch + Girls on the Run

Hey friends! It’s a rainy and gray one over here in DC – I feel kind of like this. Anyone else? On the upside, it’s almost October, so I feel like it’s now appropriate to re-share this old favorite post: 33 Healthy and Delicious Pumpkin Recipes. You’re welcome. ;) I was able to sleep in a bit this rainy morning since I’m getting in my movement Continue Reading …

Birthday Dinner + Definitions DC Gym Review

Hi friends! Last night, Matt made us a fun dinner in honor of my birthday: cedar plank salmon! Using this method, salmon is cooked on a plank (soaked in water so it doesn’t catch fire) over indirect heat. It imparts a really nice smoky flavor and makes it nice and juicy, too! He bought salmon from Whole Foods that was pre-marinated in a Continue Reading …

A Track Workout To Try + Packed Lunch and Healthy Snacks

Hey friends! What’s new in your worlds? I’m having a great week so far because the weather here is AMAZING. Finally! Cool, sunny, glorious. Can it stay this way forever?! I met up with my track group this morning (hi to the blog reader who yelled hello as I ran by, btw!) and it’s amazing what a difference cooler temps and no humidity makes with Continue Reading …

Weekend: Dinner at Plume in DC + Other Fun

Hi friends! We had so many weekend adventures that I’m splitting my normal weekend in review post into two posts. Here’s part 1: our DC adventures! Part 2, our Charlottesville adventures, will be shared tomorrow. :) As I mentioned on Friday, this weekend was all about celebrating Matt and his completion of grad school! On Friday night, his parents Continue Reading …

Open Faced Tart Cherry Prosciutto Sandwich

A summery and satisfying lunch, this open faced tart cherry prosciutto sandwich will not disappoint with its salty-sweet combo. Thank you to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post! I’m always on the lookout for new easy lunch ideas – anyone else? Anything I make at lunch needs to come together quickly, as I’m either Continue Reading …

West Coast Bound + A Tasty Lunch or Dinner Idea

Hi friends! I’m west coast bound this morning – headed out to San Diego to have a mini-reunion with a few of my grad school friends! I had a 4:30 a.m. wake up call – oof – but it will be worth it to get out there at a decent hour. I’m now in Houston on a layover – next stop, California! In other news, can summer last forever? It was a beautiful 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 …