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Microwaveable Tart Cherry Oatmeal Recipe

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Ready in 2 minutes flat, this microwaveable tart cherry oatmeal recipe is delicious and healthy, packing a big antioxidant punch. And it may even improve your sleep! Thank you to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post. As part of my partnership with the Cherry Marketing Institute, this month they tasked me with something Continue Reading …

How To Make Oatmeal More Tasty, Filling & Satisfying

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Did you guys know that all oatmeal is not created equal? Done right, it can be a delicious and satisfying breakfast, but it can just as easily be plain, boring, and leave you hungry an hour later. Here’s how to make oatmeal more tasty, filling, and satisfying! The alternate title for this post is how to make oatmeal so it doesn’t suck. :) I Continue Reading …

Recent Food & Workout Highlights

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Good afternoon, my friends! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed my “How to Eat a Better Breakfast” post earlier this week! Here’s another tip: did you know that you can add an egg to oatmeal to make it more filling/protein-packed? I’m not talking about savory-style oats – I simply follow the same recipe as for my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal Continue Reading …

8 Miles Before 8 a.m.

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When my alarm went off a little after 6 this morning for my running date, I REALLY wasn’t feeling it. I’m tiiiiired, I whined to myself. I probably shouldn’t have had those 2 glasses of red wine at happy hour last night, either. I checked my phone: freezing rain and 27 degrees?! Great. I debated texting my buddy Sokphal to see if she still wanted Continue Reading …

Oatmeal Breakfast Ideas

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Good morning, my friends! As you know, I’m currently on vacation in Italy with Matt! We will have limited access to the internet (apologies for delayed responses to email and comments) and want to maximize time to hit the sights, so I thought it would be fun to set up a couple guest posts from friends while I’m away. Today’s guest post for simple Continue Reading …

Chilly Weather Food & My BFF’s Baby Shower

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Gooood morning, friends! It sure is cold out there. Brrrr! Good day for indoor exercise. Yoga, please! In honor of the cold weather, hot oatmeal is back in business. I’ve been so obsessed with my High Protein & Flour Free Breakfast Pancake that I haven’t had oatmeal in ages, but yesterday it just seemed right. Yesterday morning and this Continue Reading …

The Most Awesome Way to Slice a Banana

Good morning and happy Friday! It’s a rainy one over here, which is actually a good thing because I have to study all day. Exactly one week until our comprehensive exams for the masters program — gah! My study buddies and I have been doing pretty well going through a bunch of the disease states (diabetes, renal failure, cardiovascular Continue Reading …

Sushi Rock Arlington

Guess what? I missed my perch (standing up desk) from NC so much that I created one at my parents house! I think the box is a lovely addition to my parent’s sun porch, don’t you? ;) (Yeah… definitely moving this when I’m done using it before my parents see, ha!) It’s nice to be standing up to get work done again! I started my day with a bowl Continue Reading …