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Packed Lunch Idea: Salad Burrito!

Yesterday marked the return of the five minute packed lunch! I know you’re pumped. Don’t lie. (pssst: Missed my previous 5 Minute Packed Lunch posts? You can find them on my recipe page!) I made one of my absolute favorites yesterday — what I call a “salad burrito.” Basically what they called a burrito bowl at Chipotle but more awesome ;) Continue Reading …

Healthy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Last night, I decided to get creative. Post-wisdom teeth Matt was in need of something soft and nutritious but tasty for dinner. Enter: Healthy Mashed Potatoes! These taste like normal mashed potatoes, but there are a few secret ingredients. :) Not only is the nutrition amped up with equal parts mashed cauliflower (you seriously don’t even taste Continue Reading …

3 Quick & Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Good morning! Remember when I wrote awhile ago about being in a total breakfast rut? Well, since then I’ve been making an effort to mix things up. Here are a few of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes as of late! ---- Cottage Cheese, Fruit, & Cereal Bowl I’ve been on a big cottage cheese kick lately. Basically, just take your normal Continue Reading …

A Vegan Dinner at Whole Foods Boulder!

Hello, hello! The fun continues here at the Fitness & Health Blogger’s Conference in Boulder, CO! (Above with Heather and Theodora — thanks to Gretchen for the photo!) On Friday night, we were all treated to a healthy (completely vegan!) farm-to-table style private dinner courtesy of the local Whole Foods. We ate outside, the weather Continue Reading …

Curried Barley Chickpea Salad (Vegan!)

I have a delicious new recipe for you guys today! Behold — Curried Barley Chickpea Salad — and it’s vegan, too! I was in the mood for something light and summery but flavorful last night. This fit the bill perfectly! Vegan Curried Barley Chickpea Salad Makes 3 to 4 servings Ingredients: 1 C uncooked barley 1 15oz can chickpeas Continue Reading …

One Small Change I Made to Improve My Health

Between blogging and school work, I end up spending a LOT of time on my computer when I’m at home. That used to translate to a lot of time sitting down being completely inactive, but shortly after we moved in to our apartment in Chapel Hill last fall I discovered something awesome — the ledge (I think it’s called a breakfast bar) between our Continue Reading …

Hummus & Tabouli Wrap of Deliciousness

Hi friends! This morning UNC summer session classes started up! My MPH-Nutrition classmates and I are taking a Public Health Nutrition class this summer in tandem with doing our public health/community internships. This week is just class, but from next week on, we’ll have class on Mondays and our internship the rest of the week. It’s going to be Continue Reading …

Restaurant Review: Butternut Squash in Chapel Hill

Hello friends! I found a great new (to me) restaurant last night here in Chapel Hill — Butternut Squash! A bunch of local readers had recommended it so I finally decided it was time to give it a try and met my high school friends Kristi, Amy, and Hilary for dinner there last night. Before we get started with the deliciousness, I have a Continue Reading …