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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 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 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 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 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 Continue Reading …

Winter Breakfasts Return

Good morning! I’ve officially made the switch back to winter breakfasts. Have you guys yet? I love my cereal with fresh fruit and milk, but once it gets so chilly in the morning… a hot bowl of oatmeal is about a million times more appealing. My absolute favorite oatmeal combination is my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (click for recipe) Continue Reading …

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars Recipe

A few weeks ago, I got an email request from a reader for a recipe for some nut butter-free portable granola bars. Introducing: Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars! Super easy to make, whole grain, low in sugar, and completely delicious. The email actually came at the perfect time, because I had already worked out a recipe for some (inspired Continue Reading …