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Pittsburgh Trip Finale + Cyber Monday Deals

Hi friends! Matt and I are making our way home from Pittsburgh later today – we decided to skip the major traffic and stay one extra night. We’re working from his parent’s house until this afternoon when we’ll push off and take turns finishing work in the car! I did a little work this morning, then treated myself to mid-morning yoga class at Salt Continue Reading …

Healthy Egg Salad Sandwich + Recent Workouts

Hello, hello! In case you missed it and are working on planning your menu for next week, check out my post from yesterday: Best Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes. In the meantime, here’s another favorite healthy and easy lunch idea: egg salad with a twist! The trick is the same as my tuna salad: mix the egg with some very ripe avocado and a big old Continue Reading …

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 …