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A Day in the Life

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It’s been a while since I did a Day in the Life post, so let’s toss one in the mix, shall we? Here’s what I was up to yesterday. :) 5:52 a.m. – Alarm goes off (the extra 2 minutes makes the difference, I swear). Get up, change into running clothes. 6:05 a.m. – Eat a snack (a waffle with a smear of almond butter + about 4 oz of water mixed with Continue Reading …

How to Make Chicken More Interesting

how to make chicken more interesting

A few nights ago, Matt and I made a super simple (but delicious) dinner that I thought was worth sharing. Want to know how to make chicken, rice, and veggies more interesting? Add black beans! Maybe it’s just me, but for some reason the addition of black beans makes the meal so much more delicious. Try it and let me know what you think! Reminds Continue Reading …

A Spring Weekend in DC

brunch at founding farmers

Hello my friends! Matt and I had a nice, relaxing weekend here in DC. It was great to be home after all our travels! I treated myself to a calming evening yoga class on Friday at my old favorite Edge Yoga via ClassPass – perfect way to begin the weekend. Saturday was rainy and all about eating! I slept in and then met a group of girlfriends for Continue Reading …

Adventures in Florida Citrus

florida palm trees

Good morning from my second home, an airplane! ;) I’m on my way back to DC from Florida after a quick press trip. I miss the palm trees already! Random sidenote: at the airport this morning I rocked this sweet standing desk I set up for myself using my suitcase. ;) I know, I’m totally a genius. Why hadn’t I thought to do this before?! Nice to Continue Reading …

Food and Fitness Fun

blue apron al fresco

Hey friends! Happy Wednesday! For those of you on the east coast – how about this summery weather? It’s been so warm here this week – perfect for deck eating! I didn’t get a picture of last night’s dinner since it was nearly dark out on the deck by the time we ate, but here is Monday night’s dinner! Blue Apron, obvi. This one was delicious, but Continue Reading …

Packing in Nutrition with Pre-Dinner Snacks

eat your veggies before dinner

Thank you to Sabra for sponsoring this post! When I was little, I remember hovering around my mom when she was making dinner, hungry and being a bother. Her response? She’d feed us veggies. I especially remember eating a lot of fresh bell peppers pre-dinner – she’d toss slices of them back at me and my brother like we were wild animals being held Continue Reading …

WaterSound, Florida Wedding

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Hi friends! I’m back with one final recap from our Florida trip! (Miss the first two? Here they are: Seaside, Florida adventures and Pensacola, Florida adventures.) As you know, Matt and I were in Florida for his brother Drew’s wedding to the lovely Morgana. We are so happy to welcome her to the Mauney family! Let’s back up to Friday first, Continue Reading …

Seaside, Florida Adventures

seaside florida vacation

Hey friends! Matt and I are on our way back to DC after a fun few days in Seaside, Florida for his brother’s wedding! I’ll be back tomorrow to share a recap of the rehearsal dinner and wedding day fun, but for now wanted to pop in with some of the non-wedding food and fitness highlights from the week. :) Sadly we had pretty crummy weather Continue Reading …

3 Reasons to Stop Calorie Counting

3 reasons to stop calorie counting

Hi there! I'm Rachael, Columbia, SC private practice dietitian, food/wellness blogger at Avocado A Day, and one of the two other dietitians launching Joyful Eating, Nourished Life, the 6 week online intuitive eating program, with Anne. Leading up to the start of our first group, we'll be visiting each other's blogs and sharing a bit about the Continue Reading …

Wine Pairings Delivered to Your Door

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Thank you to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post! Check the end of the post for discounts on Blue Apron meals and wine. Fun news, you guys: Blue Apron, our favorite dinner companion, now offers more than just their signature chef-inspired meal kits. Introducing: Blue Apron wine! Each month, Blue Apron works with world-class vineyards and Continue Reading …