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Fall Running in Boston

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Hey guys! I spent the past few days in Boston for FNCE, the huge annual national Registered Dietitian conference. I’ll be back later this week to recap some of the conference and food happenings from the weekend, but first, some running fun! :) Rocking my Will Run for Bacon tank obvi :) We had absolutely phenomenal weather while in Boston – crisp Continue Reading …

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

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With autumn in full swing, there's little I crave more than some pumpkin goodness on my plate. Pumpkin baked goods are the perfect thing to cozy up with when the weather gets chilly, but pumpkin is also great in savory food! Here is a round up of some of my favorite healthy pumpkin recipes from my blog over the years - both sweet and Continue Reading …

Last Marathon Training Long Run!

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This morning I got in my LAST long run of Marine Corps Marathon training!!! So exciting. The race is in 2 weeks and the weekend before the race I’ll be doing a long hike out in Seattle so I’m counting that as my last long run. ;) I had to get my long run in early once again this week because tomorrow I’m heading off to FNCE, the big annual Continue Reading …

Mediterranean Green Tea Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Packed with protein and fiber, this vegetarian Mediterranean Green Tea Quinoa Salad makes a nutritious and delicious entrée or side dish. Thank you to Lipton® for sponsoring this post as part of my proud participation in Unilever’s 2016 Registered Dietitian Agents of Change program. I’m a big fan of green tea. It’s my favorite tea to enjoy in Continue Reading …

Anniversary Trip to Fort Lewis Lodge

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Matt and I headed to the Virginia countryside after work on Friday to celebrate our 4 year anniversary! Our destination? Our old friend Fort Lewis Lodge in the George Washington National Forest. This place will always have a special spot in our hearts because it was where we went for a 3 night “mini-honeymoon” immediately after our wedding! Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon Training 22 Miler

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On Friday, before leaving town for the weekend, I tackled the longest long run on my Marine Corps Marathon training agenda: a 22 miler. When I was training for my first full marathon, the Richmond Marathon back in 2013, I did a similar approach with my two longest runs being a 20 miler and a 22 miler. I know some training plans only call for Continue Reading …

Friday Randomness

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Hey guys! Popping in for some Friday randomness to kick off your weekends. Enjoy! 1) I got my hair cut yesterday! It was LONG overdue, and earlier this week I had one of those moments where I was suddenly like: “I can’t handle going ONE MORE SECOND without cutting my hair.” My head feels so much lighter! :) Having a lighter head totally made Continue Reading …

Adventures in Urban Farming and Cooking with Barilla

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As you guys may have seen on Instagram, I spent Monday and Tuesday on a fun quick overnight trip in Chicago with Barilla. I was at their headquarters with some fellow Registered Dietitians to learn more about pasta nutrition and their company’s history and recent initiatives. We also got to do a fun cooking challenge in their (gorgeous and huge) Continue Reading …

Salmon with Lemon Mustard Dill Sauce

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One of our new favorite recipes that I’ve been making a lot recently is a baked salmon with lemon mustard dill sauce. It’s absolutely delicious as well as super fast and easy, so I wanted to be sure to share the full recipe so you guys can enjoy it yourselves! This is one of our new go-to weeknight meals because it’s really simple to Continue Reading …

Ready to Stop Stressing and Start Enjoying Your Food Again?

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Tried every diet out there? Sick and tired of your food rules? Can’t count one more calorie? That’s how Rachelle, whose story I share below, felt before joining the June session of my virtual intuitive and mindful eating group program called Joyful Eating, Nourished Life. Here’s the thing guys – it’s not you that’s failing, it’s the diets. Continue Reading …