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Eats + Exercise

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been into soft tacos this week – anyone else? I made this breakfast a couple times in a row because it was so yummy – a tortilla + melted cheese + wilted spinach + scrambled eggs + black beans + avocado (added after this pic was taken – I almost forgot it!). Plus some unpictured cherries on the side.

breakfast soft taco homemade black beans egg

Riese had a deconstructed version – black beans + avocado (mashed onto her bendy baby spoon) + scrambled eggs. We are still doing baby led weaning (more details on how we got started in this post: our experience with baby led weaning), although the foods that she actually eats/takes down the most of are not really finger foods like this. She didn’t actually eat much of this – just played with it/mashed it around – but I figure exploring textures is part of the process! So far her favorite food is plain whole milk Greek yogurt mixed with peanut or almond butter. She legit eats a lot of it! We’ve also discovered she likes pouches, and those are really awesome for feeding her while out and about vs. just at home, so I’m going to pick up some more of those at the store this weekend. The vast majority of her intake is still breastmilk, as I know it should be until she’s roughly 1 year old, but she has started stretching out the time in between feeds a little bit now that she’s taking down more solids. Anyway! For pouches, I’m looking for ones that are less sweet and with some protein/fat vs. just plain fruit – any faves I should look for?

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Summer Dinner Party Idea: Create Your Own Kabobs

create your own kabob night dinner party

Thank you to OLD BAY for sponsoring this post! Hi guys! I'm back with one final Outer Banks beach vacation recap, this time all about our big group dinner featuring create your own kabobs! We go to the beach with Matt's family and a big group of family friends for a week every summer. One night every year, my father-in-law, who is a big Continue Reading …

Hot Weather = Cool Salads

easy dinner salad with chicken apples and more

It's hot here - and that calls for cool salads for dinner. We had some leftover grilled chicken and random other stuff in the fridge to use up, so last night for dinner I threw together some easy salads for us. When building a salad, make sure you have protein, carbs, and fat in addition to the veggies - that will make sure you are building Continue Reading …

Weekend Eats

tuna tacos homemade

Hi guys! I hope you had great weekends. Ours was filled with lots of family time, work around the house, and good eats! First up: grilled tuna tacos on Friday night on our deck with Matt's parents and our sister-in-law. My father-in-law and I dreamed these up - we thought tacos would be fun, but wanted to do something a little more unique Continue Reading …

This Week’s Eats + Exercise

sous vide pork with sweet potatoes and chard

Hi friends! I hope you've had a great week. Mine has been filled with lots of baby adventures because our nanny was on vacation! It's always such a treat to get extra time with my little one. :) My father-in-law came back with us from the beach; he's been working on some big projects around the house and also helping out with the babe so I could Continue Reading …

Chicken Gyros with Watermelon Rind Tzatziki Recipe

Hi friends, and happy National Watermelon Month! That's right, July is National Watermelon Month, and I'm so excited to continue my partnership with The Watermelon Board this year to bring you more fun recipes and tips for using one of my favorite summer fruits - watermelon! First up: these flavorful and summery Chicken Gyros with Watermelon Rind Continue Reading …

Outer Banks Adventures Part 2: Fitness/Outdoorsy Fun

Hi guys! I'm back to share part 2 in our Outer Banks beach week adventures with Matt's family. My first post talked all about the food highlights, so check that out first if you missed it! Now it's time for the fitness/outdoorsy highlights from the week. Of course since we were at the beach, our main movement for the week was lots of water Continue Reading …

Outer Banks Adventures Part 1: The Food

Hi guys! We are back in DC after a wonderful week with Matt's family and family friends at the beach in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It's always one of my favorite weeks of the year, and this year was no exception! It's so fun to get the whole gang together - although this year we missed Morgana, my sister-in-law, as she was tied up Continue Reading …

Seattle Adventures with Brooks

brooks running blogger ambassadors

Hi guys! I'm back with part 2 of my recap from the weekend I just spent out in Seattle for the annual Brooks running blogger ambassador trip. If you missed part 1, check that out first. :) On Friday, I met up with the blogger gang around lunchtime at the Brooks headquarters in Seattle! So great to see everyone there - this is always one of my Continue Reading …

West Coast Adventures Part 1

view of the city from west seattle

Hi guys! I'm home from Seattle! Before I get into the Brooks blogger ambassador portion of the trip (which is why I was out there!), I'm first going to recap part 1 of my trip, which was spent hanging out with my good friend Jess! Jess lives about 2 hours north of Seattle in Anacortes, WA, so I took advantage and flew out a little early so I could Continue Reading …