Eats/Exercise + Seattle Bound

Hey guys! It’s been a busy week making sure I’m all caught up on work before leaving town again today (see what I’m up to at the end of the post)! After being so exhausted at my track workout on Tuesday I’ve stuck with yoga the rest of the week – I hit up another yoga class yesterday morning rather than doing a run, which felt wonderful. Just what I needed! It’s taper time, anyway – calming movement will help me more on marathon day now than more miles will.

I’ve also been keeping it simple on the food front – here’s a yummy rice bowl I had for lunch twice this week.

tuna sauerkraut brown rice bowl

We didn’t have a ton of veggies in the fridge besides salad greens, but we did have sauerkraut! This was greens + microwave brown rice + a ton of sauerkraut + canned tuna mixed with avocado + homemade vinaigrette (hemp oil + red wine vinegar + dijon mustard + lemon juice). Sounds weird but it’s such a good combo – try it!

I was smart and made double – one batch got eaten immediately, and the second batch got packed up for the next day’s lunch downtown. Love doing this – two meals but half the work!

tuna rice bowl packed lunch

In other news, did you see that I shared a fun how-to video for my popular No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bar recipe (vegan + gluten free) on my Facebook page yesterday? Check it out! :)

no bake peanut butter granola bars

While we’re talking about food, I also wanted to share that Lisa Leake of the 100 Days of Real Food blog has a new cookbook called 100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous (affiliate link). The book will be released on the 25th, but if you preorder now you can get it at a special price (nearly half off). :)

I love Lisa’s blog and recipes and this cookbook (which I was sent to review) is just as great – her no frills, “let’s not make this too complicated” approach to eating whole, real food is awesome. The new cookbook shares 100 quick and easy real food recipes (75% of which are not available on her blog) as well as seasonal meal plans, grocery lists, and – my favorite – ideas for healthy packed lunches for both big and little kids. :)

100 days of real food book review

Check it out if you’re looking for a new cookbook that’s simple and approachable!

And now, the travel madness continues: Matt and I are en route to Seattle right now to spend the weekend exploring and hiking with my brother! We were up super early this morning and despite a snack at home I was starved by the time I got to the airport – so pumped to remember that there’s a Cava at DCA airport now that serves breakfast bowls! This was so good – arugula + all sorts of pickled and fresh veggies + lamb meatballs + egg + feta + roasted potatoes. Super filling, too, so I won’t need to waste money on mediocre plane food. ;)

cava airport dca breakfast

I’m doing a blog/RD-related trip in Washington from Monday to Wednesday next week so we decided it made sense to fly out to Seattle early and make a weekend of it. Matt has never been to Seattle before so it will be fun to show him around! :) We made plans to hike Mt. St. Helens on Sunday with my brother, but the weather isn’t looking great, and apparently there’s already a bunch of snow up there, so that plan may get foiled. We’ll see! Fingers crossed the weather forecast changes.

I’ll be back here on Monday to share recaps and in the meantime, as always, see what I’m up to on Instagram. :)

I’ll leave you with my faves from around the web this week. Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. 1

    Aww thank you so much for sharing my post! Have fun in Washington!

  2. 3

    Have a great trip! I just got back from my first time in Portland and exploring Oregon. Love the PNW!

  3. 5

    Hiking Mt Saint Helens is one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had to date! Absolutely amazing to break through the clouds and start in the ground temps and finish bundled up and in 15-20 degree temps!

  4. 7

    That’s awesome that you’re coming to Seattle! That’s my hometown. Hope you have an amazing time!

  5. 8
    Roadrunner says

    Sounds like a great trip; look forward to the pics and updates. Enjoy!

  6. 9

    Cava is my place to go at DCA. Every time I read one of your blogpost, I think we should be friends.

  7. 11

    Woot! I love Seattle! Have fun and say hello to Stephen from me! I hope the weather forecast improves for hiking! :D

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