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Al Fresco Lunching

Good afternoon! I’m back in Chapel Hill and working to get caught up on all the class-related stuff I missed this week while I was in DC with my family. Lots of recorded lectures to listen to and an assignment due tomorrow! After class this morning, I came home to make an early lunch. Earlier this week, I whipped up a Middle Eastern-inspired Continue Reading …

Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe

So guess what? I finally COOKED something on Saturday! Introducing: Mediterranean Pasta Salad. Simple and delicious. Between all the travel in August and the crazy heat during the rest of the summer, I either haven’t had the opportunity to cook or have just been feeling very unmotivated to turn on the stove for anything more than scrambled Continue Reading …

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!)

This recipe got a photo makeover! Head to the updated recipe page for the full recipe.   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 …