Easter Recipe Inspiration + This Week

Hi guys! Happy Friday! Let’s kick this post off with some spring-like recipes since the weather has gotten lovely and warm here in DC and Easter is this weekend! Whether you celebrate Easter or just like delicious brunch/lunch food like I do, here are a couple recipes to try this weekend:

healthy deviled eggs (1)

quiche 4

hash with poached eggs


And now, for a couple highlights from the week! Apparently I was a totally lazy blogger this week because when I sat down to review my photos from the week and write this post, I realized I didn’t take that many! Oh well. We did a lot of easy meals/leftovers/not photogenic stuff so that makes sense. And I ate a lot of avocado toast, as always. (See also: avocado toast recipes.)

The only food photo I got was of this delicious kale and farro salad I had at Silver Diner on Wednesday for lunch – Wednesday is my day off from work, and I met up with a fellow mom friend and we dined with the babes in tow. I loooove farro – such good chew.

kale farro salad silver diner

Riese slept for a little while in the stroller but then wanted to come hang out and see all the action, as per usual! Luckily this was a good one-handed meal. :)

baby with salad

Our mom lunch date was right after Baby & Mommy yoga! The first time we went a couple weeks ago we went to Sun and Moon yoga studio, but they were closed this week for spring break and I wanted to check out the other spot I’ve heard about so we mixed it up. This one was at Yoga Works (formerly Tranquil Space) in Arlington. These classes are fun – not a workout at all but nice bonding time with the baby since they have you interacting a fair amount. :) She enjoyed it until about the last 15 minutes of class when she was over it – I call that a win!

baby and mommy yoga

We also had Riese’s 4 month pediatrician appointment on Wednesday afternoon – busy day! She’s back up a couple percentiles in weight which is awesome (she dipped a bit last time)… still small but the doctor said she just may be a small baby and that’s fine. So that was good to know that all my efforts with breastfeeding and pumping have been paying off. Also, Riese peed all over me when I was holding her about to put her on the scale, so that was a good time. ;) #momlife

Anyway – as for other fitness, I got in my workout date of the week with the girls early this week – we met up early on Monday morning for a little strength training (at Bodymass Gym via ClassPass <- $40 off affiliate link).

bodymass gym workout arlington

I hadn’t done bench pressing in ages, so I was pretty sore after!

Aaaaand that’s all I have for you today! I hope you guys have a lovely weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday with a recap!


  1. 1

    Glad breastfeeding is working out! Those strawberry scones are calling my name!

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    Erin Miller says

    My daughter was a small baby too. Only 16 pounds even at her year check up. She’s now 16, and still tiny (5ft 2inches and 90 pounds), but healthy. It will all work out.

  3. 3

    Great share, Anne! The hash with poached eggs looks yummy.

  4. 4

    My newborn had enormous trouble latching on and won’t take a bottle.We were constantly told by the nurses, doctors, and breastfeeding specialists that my newborn just had small apetite and is therefore losing weight. One breastfeeding specialist offered snipping off the tongue tie. There were two doctors who were alarmed and long story short, my daughter was diagnosed with silent reflux and severe aversion to feeding. she was put on medications and after 2.5 years of a very difficult journey, she eats somewhat normally but we could not be happier that she is eating and growing well . I wish someone would have told me that it’s perfectly fine to give formula milk if your baby will not latch. A well fed baby is better than a starved baby who won’t sleep, will cry, and not put on weight. I also wish I was told that some women can’t produce enough milk, no matter how hard you try, and there’s no shame in it. But then wisdom comes when you no longer need it.

    I am glad to hear that breastfeeding is working out for both of you and your baby is health and thriving. Good luck to both of you 😊

    • 5

      I’m sorry to hear you went through that – but so glad you figured out what was going on! I think we are in a good routine right now where I breastfeed her during the day and then we do the top off bottle before bed… she seems happy and sleeps well, so that’s great!

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    Roadrunner says

    Love the picture of Riese on your leg while stretching. Needs to start displaying enthusiasm!
    Glad she is back up in percentile!

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    Marie Belle says

    I didn’t know mom and baby yoga existed but it sounds like a fantastic idea! Lovely workout pants in the bench press photo (great job btw:), what brand are they?

  7. 9

    The sweet potato hash looks delish. I’ve always had white potato hash but would definitely love to give these a try!

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