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Quinoa Taco Salad

Hey guys! Popping in today with a super old summery favorite recipe that got a photo upgrade recently, so I wanted to re-share it! This Quinoa Taco Salad is one of my favorite lunches - it's so easy to throw into a container on the way out the door. It also makes a great dinner! It has a great balance of veggies, fiber, protein, and healthy fat to Continue Reading …

Watermelon Rind Coleslaw Recipe

This watermelon rind coleslaw will be your new favorite dish to bring to a BBQ potluck - fresh, bright, flavorful, and unique! Thank you to The Watermelon Board for sponsoring this post. If you're tired of the usual suspects at summer cookouts and want to mix it up a bit with a fun new recipe, this watermelon rind coleslaw is for you! It's Continue Reading …

Mix & Match Grain Salad Bowl Recipes

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that hands-down my favorite lunch is a grain salad bowl - basically salad greens + a grain + a canned bean + some veggies and sauce all mixed together. The grain salad bowl recipes and combinations are endless, so you can mix & match and never get bored, plus it requires no pre-prep and Continue Reading …

A D.C-tastic Morning Run + A 5 Minute Lunch

Good morning! I’m riding a pretty sweet endorphin high right now thanks to an a.m. run with these lovely ladies. I met up with my college buddies Kathleen and Sarah at 7 a.m. down on the National Mall. It had been too long since we all met up since we’ve all been traveling a ton lately! I really missed them – so good to catch up over a little Continue Reading …

Favorite Trader Joe’s Products

Good afternoon, friends! It’s been a busy one over here – I’m sure it has been for you guys, too! For lunch today, I whipped up one of my standard favorites – a grain/bean/veggie/salad explosion. The star was this package of pre-cooked lentils, which is one of my favorite Trader Joe’s products. They are so good I’ll eat them directly out of the Continue Reading …

A Day on the Farms with the California Strawberry Commission

Good morning, my friends! On Saturday, I was lucky enough to spend the day playing on a strawberry farm – Terry Farms near Ventura, California. I was on the trip with the California Strawberry Commission, who kindly hosted myself and some fellow bloggers for the weekend. A few of the local bloggers also brought their children along for the ride. Continue Reading …

Warming Up with Chili + This Week’s Workouts

Happy Friday and Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! The sun is shining but we still have snow all over the place – weather this frigid calls for chili, don’t you think? On Wednesday night, I was craving something warm and cozy and decided to throw together a variation of my old favorite Turkey, Veggie & Barley Chili (<—click for recipe). Continue Reading …

An Awesome a.m. Workout + Recent Eats & My RD-iversary!

Good morning, my friends! It’s another really cold one here in DC, but I’m happy to say I made it out for a run this morning anyway! We’re bracing for another big snow storm tonight/tomorrow, so I figured this might be my last chance to run outside for a few days. Had to take advantage! My partner in crime for this morning’s running adventure Continue Reading …