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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 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 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 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 …

Lemony Spinach Quinoa Bean Salad Recipe

Before hiking yesterday with Matt, I whipped up this delicious Lemony Spinach Quinoa Bean Salad for us to eat for lunch on the trail. It was so good and so quick and simple to make I decided I just HAD to share the recipe :) This would be awesome for a packed lunch at work, too! Lemony Spinach Quinoa Bean Salad (serves 2) Ingredients: Continue Reading …