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Vanilla Mint Smoothie Recipe

vanilla mint smoothie

On Christmas morning, after opening our stocking presents from Santa and awaiting my grandmother’s arrival to open the presents under the tree, I whipped out my parent’s blender and made a delicious smoothie. This Vanilla Mint Smoothie came out not too sweet and very refreshing – the perfect snack/light breakfast before diving back in for Continue Reading …

9 Healthy Holiday Cookie & Dessert Recipes

Whole grain holiday cookies desserts

Ah, the holidays. Often, between all the work events, holiday parties, and gift giving, this time of the year can be a bit of a white flour and sugar free-for all. Don’t get me wrong – there’s a time and place for indulgence and some recipes just shouldn’t be meddled with (I’m looking at you and your chocolate cherry cookies, mom… Continue Reading …

Wild Blueberry Biscotti Recipe

Wild Blueberry Biscotti

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. Hello and happy Friday! I hope you’re in the mood to do some baking this weekend, because I have a tasty new recipe to share: Wild Blueberry Biscotti!   There’s just something awesome about a piece of biscotti Continue Reading …

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

pumpkin pie chia pudding

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 …

Lentil & Brown Rice Herbed Salad

lentil brown rice herbed salad

Good morning, my friends! Enough about running (for now)… let’s get back to the food, shall we? :) Starting with a fun new recipe! This Brown Rice & Lentil Herbed Salad is easy to make, delicious, and packed with fiber, protein, and nutrients. Continue Reading …

Butternut Squash & Turkey Chili

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All of a sudden, it feels like winter in DC. Last night, inspired by the cold air, I was craving a stew or chili of sorts – something with lots of veggies that would be filling and hearty but packed with nutrients after a lot of meals out over the weekend while traveling in NYC. Enter my latest creation: Butternut Squash & Turkey Chili. YUM. Continue Reading …

Microwave Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie for one

pumpkin oatmeal cookie for one

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 …

Healthy Recipes for Fall

healthy recipes for fall

Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year. It marks the return of cozy sweaters, tall boots, cool mornings for running and beautiful changing leaves. I’m certainly not ready for winter yet, but fall? I’ve been greeting it with open arms over the last month. In honor of my favorite season, here is a round up of some of my very Continue Reading …