Hey and happy Friday! I’m loving this transition to cooler weather – it was so nice out this morning! If you’re like me and ready to celebrate fall but still not fully on board until the weather 100% cools down, here’s a happy medium to try: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. An old fave! My Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is also pretty awesome, but I’m not quite ready for that until I can cozy up in a sweatshirt in the morning. 🙂
As for last night’s dinner, it was quite summery!
I had an event to go to at 6 last night, so I made dinner early before leaving and left a plate in the fridge for Matt. It’s amazing what a difference natural lighting makes for dinner photos… 🙂 We usually eat late when it’s dark out!
On the menu was a Blue Apron dish – chicken, rice, zucchini, corn, and tomato with cilantro and a lime crema on the side. So fresh and summery! It was really good.
Fun tip I’ve learned from Blue Apron: put lemon or lime juice and zest in your rice! It really amps up the flavor. 🙂
Another yummy Blue Apron dinner we had this week was a salmon with orzo pasta, cucumber, and string beans!
Loved all the fresh dill in the mix – and all those veggies! Great meals this week. As you can tell this photo was taken in the dark though – womp, womp. :)
To cap off the workweek I was up early this morning to meet Chelsea for a boot camp workout at Urban Athletic Club in DC via ClassPass (<—affiliate link for $30 off)! I hadn’t seen her in a couple weeks – fun to be back in action together!
Matt and I were talking last week at the gym at our hotel in Hawaii about how it’s so hard to motivate to get in a good workout unless someone is telling you what to do. That’s so true for me – if I go to the gym by myself I basically do like one push up and call it a day because I get bored. But classes, on the other hand, I love! I have way more fun AND I get in a million times better workout – everyone wins. 🙂 It was a hard one this morning – lots of arm strength!
Time to wrap up some emails and finish packing – I’m off to Vermont this weekend to speak at Blog Brulee, a weekend workshop/mini conference for dietitian and nutrition bloggers. This is the 3rd year of the event and also my 3rd year speaking – I’m honored to be asked back again! It’s always a really fun weekend – love meeting fellow nutrition bloggers! Blog Brulee is actually where I first met both Rachael and Alex, my Joyful Eating Program collaborators, so I’m especially grateful for the event – so many good connections have come out of it. 🙂
- How Cathy Changed Her Relationship with Food and Her Body
- How One Woman Rediscovered the Joy in Eating
- Intuitive Eating: Before & After
Our next session starts on October 10 and we would love to have you! Sign up here if you’re interested.
Have a fabulous weekend guys! I’ll be back on Monday with a recap and sharing some weekend updates on Instagram in the meantime.
Do you workout on your own or do you prefer classes like me? 🙂
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