Happy 4th Birthday, fANNEtastic food!

Guess what, friends? Today is my 4 year blogging anniversary – wow! Hard to believe that I’ve been writing this blog nearly every day for the past 4 years. Thank you for reading and sharing in my adventures! It’s been so much fun sharing my life with you. Just for fun, here’s a link to my very first post. :) Ahhhh, memories. Have any of you guys been reading my blog since the very beginning? A few years ago, I wrote more about my journey to blogging and why I love it – check it out!

It’s crazy how much I’ve done since starting this blog and I love that I have a place to relive so many milestones and memories. Since that very first post in 2009, I…

Worked on prerequisites and applied to grad schools, was accepted to & decided to go to UNC.


Ran my first half marathon (and 8 halfs later, I’m now training for my first full marathon!)


Moved to North Carolina for grad school. Fell in love with Chapel Hill and with these ladies. <3


Got engaged!


Finished grad school coursework & moved back to DC to do my dietetic internships.

Got married!

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Graduated with my Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from UNC Chapel Hill.


Passed the national exam to officially become a Registered Dietitian!


Started my own online-based nutrition counseling private practice (

It’s so cool to look back on all this stuff via my blog. Also, fun fact: this wasn’t my first blog! My first blog was actually a travel blog that I wrote once a week or so for friends and family while teaching English in Prague.

And now, in honor of the blogiversary, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite posts and recipes from over the years. Enjoy!

Most popular recipes:


Most popular helpful/”how to” posts:


    Most inspirational/helpful fitness-related posts:


Miscellaneous favorites:

How and when did you first find my blog? What keeps you coming back? Again – thank you so much for reading, sharing comments and advice, and making this a happy and inspirational place for others to come to every day. I wouldn’t still be here without all of you!

p.s. Want to start your own blog? Check out my how to start a blog post, and then see my tips for new bloggers! :)


  1. 1

    I only recently found your site since I started mine. I joined Twitter and since then have been able to find a lot of similar people who share a passion for healthy living. Thanks for continuing to share your story and inspirations with others! I also like the name of your first blog (I love puns and plays on words). I’m going to have to try out those 5 minute bars too :)

    Congrats on your 4th year and keep up the good work!

  2. 2

    I love your blog. I found it through Tina’s maybe 6 months ago. Can’t believe you’ve been writing for four years!! So awesome, so keep writing :)

  3. 3

    This was fun to read! I found your blog about a year back when I got into running. I’ve only been blogging for 4 months, but I can’t wait to meet that year milestone!

  4. 4

    Happy anniversary! That’s quite a run. Also, I still think your wedding dress is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen!

  5. 6


    I haven’t been following from the beginning, but congrats for blogging for so long! I appreciate you sharing some favorites from your time as a blogger, it’s great to see a few of these posts that I’ve never read before.

  6. 7

    Happy 4th Blogging Birthday! While I am a newer reader, I absolutely love your blog! Thank you for taking us down memory lane! Love all of your favorite blog posts.

  7. 8

    Wow, you have been a VERY busy lady over the past 4 years!! Your blog is awesome, very inspirational :)

  8. 9

    Happy 4 years! I found your blog about a year ago and love checking it out for new recipes and fitness tips :)

  9. 10

    You’ve done A LOT in the past 4 years — congrats on your hard work. I heart FF :)

  10. 11

    I’ve been reading your blog for the last three years and love it! It’s great to see all the positivity you inspire through this blog. Congrats!

  11. 13

    Happy, happy day! I love reading your blog and always get positive vibes from it. Congrats on 4 years!

  12. 14

    Happy birthday to your blog! :D

  13. 15

    Happy Blogiversary! I think I found your blog through a Google search.

  14. 16

    Happy ANN(e)iversary!!! I have been reading your blog for over a year…and have loved every post!! I’m like the kid a Christmas waiting to see what’s new!! I found you from one of my other favorite blogs “Peanut Butter Fingers”.

    Thanks for the continued inspiration!! I hope to some day do a 10K. (I’m stuck in 5K land, still :-) ) Congrats!!

  15. 18

    Happy 4th anniversary! I’m definitely making healthier decisions thanks to the information you’ve shared. Foods I now eat after reading FF: quinoa, farro, Greek yogurt, and hummus. Things I added to my fitness regimen: weight training and yoga. I even canned tomatoes for the first time after reading your post on the subject! If only I could work up the courage to make a Green Smoothie! Keep doing what you’re doing—it makes a big difference to those of us who want to live a healthier life! :)

    • 19

      Thank you, Jo Lynn! I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been encouraged to live healthier and stay active. Try that green smoothie – you’ll love it! :)

  16. 20

    Happy Birthday:) Within the last 4 years, you accomplished so many things!!! Your blog has been my inspiration to change my lifestyle to be more healthy. I have learned the real meaning of living healthy from your blog; number on the scale does not tell what my body is capable of, and eating real food enhances physical and emotional well beings. Thank you. I cannot wait to read more posts.

  17. 22

    Congrats on 4 years Anne! That’s amazing! I love all of your recipes. They are always quick to make and taste delicious!

  18. 24

    You went to undergrad with two of my high school friends Lindsay and Lisa – one of them shared a link to your blog maybe almost two years ago, I read that day and have been every since! I love hearing your running recaps and healthy eating ideas. I now read a bunch of other healthy lifestyle blogs, many of whom are your friends!

  19. 26

    I found your blog while I was looking for information on becoming an RD and have been reading for nearly a year. Thanks for posting every day!

  20. 27

    “Happy Birthday!!!” I remember you getting engaged, so I’m guessing I started following sometime just before that. I’ve really enjoyed following along and hope for many years to come for your blog!

  21. 28

    Aw, happy anniversary! I’ve only been reading your blog for a week or so, so it’s fun to see all that’s happened over 4 years. Isn’t that the best thing about blogging? I love being able to look back and see how far I’ve come :)

  22. 30

    4 years, congrats!!! You have achieved so much!!! Hope you’re having a little blogging celebration! I’ve been going 2 years (in July which I missed :))..Feels like forever in the best way possible!

  23. 32

    Congrats on 4 years! I’ve been reading your blog for almost a year now and I love reading about all your DC runs and your recipes. I’ve only had my own blog for a few months, but I’m also really excited to look back on my life events through it. I so wish I’d started a blog before getting married and going on some amazing trips- I’d love to have all those recaps written down when they were fresh!

  24. 33

    Wow, what a journey! You have to be so proud of where you’re at now after re-reading your post! Way to go!

  25. 34

    A while ago I started googling for healthy recipes and came across ‘Treble in the Kitchen’. Soon after, you were hosting a guest post over there, which is how I found your blog. Loved it, have been reading regularly ever since. Happy blogiversary and thank you for the inspiration and all the wonderful recipes!

  26. 35

    Congrats and Happy 4 years! I hope you keep writing for many more. I love coming back everyday to see what you have for us all!

  27. 36

    Congratulations and happy blog-iversary! I’ve only been reading for the past few months or so, but I really enjoy your upbeat attitude and willingness to share your experiences. And look^^ at all the people who you have inspired to run further/eat healthier/blog more! Way to go!

  28. 37

    Aww Congrats Annifer!! :) You have done an awesome job with your bog over the last 4 years!!! Love you!!

  29. 39

    Happy Blogiversary my friend :) Crazy that it’s been 4 years! Proud to have been a reader from the beginning, heh :) xoxo

  30. 41

    I thought you were still engaged. I never knew you had gotten married. Where har I been? :)

  31. 43

    I tried a body flex plus abs class at my gym. It was really fun, the hour flew by and it really worked my muscles. I will definitely be going back!

  32. 44

    Happy 4th Birthday to your blog! It’s fun to have so much documented about life :)

  33. 45

    Congrats on your blog-iversary! I think I’ve been following you on Twitter for a few years but just really started reading your blog…I love it! I just started my own blog ( at 26 and seems Im at a similar place to where you were when you started yours. Any advice on how to get your blog out there? And how long did it take you to get a good following? Would love to hear any tips! Thanks so much!

  34. 48

    Happy 4th Blog-iversary!! I’ve been reading almost since the beginning! Your proud Mom came to Atlanta for a visit and told me about the blog you had just started! Even though I’m not a runner I’ve been a faithful reader since! You’ve encouraged me to eat healthier, and try many different foods and recipes I may not have tried otherwise. I’ve so enjoyed your travels and photos, too! Still haven’t figured out how you take such awesome pics as you’re running! :). Big Congrats!

  35. 50

    YAY! Happy birthday!
    Have been reading your blog for some time now, I love it!
    Many more years to come i’m sure! :D

  36. 51

    Is that engagement picture from Hawksbill Mt in Shenandoah?!

    If so, you and I have something in common! (My husband proposed there during a hike in 2009.)

  37. 53

    Happy anniversary! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now… maybe a couple of years. Time flies!

  38. 54

    Omg you and your husband are a beautiful couple and HOLY MOLY so much happens in 4 years!!!! If I could tell you everything that happened to me in the past 4 years, that’s be 203943827487 pages, LOL! You look so happy! Perhaps a baby in the next four years???? Or more than one!? lol

  39. 55

    Wow congratulations on 4 years!! That is incredible! I’m going to go through and read lots of those posts you mentioned as they all sound great :)

  40. 56

    Is it already four years? That’s awesome Anne, congratulations! I love your blog so much and watching you start your blogging career was so inspiring that thank’s to you I started my own blog :-)
    Here’s to a great blog and a lovely person! :-*

  41. 58

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love your blog. It’s so bright and happy!

  42. 59

    Wow, 4 years! Way to stay dedicated! I know sometimes I struggle wanting to blog, but it is fun to see someone who has been at it for so long!

  43. 60

    Hi Anne,

    Congrats on 4 years of blogging! I am new to your blog and to the whole blogging world. I am also an RD and am just getting started on my own blog. I have been reading through your blogging tips and really appreciate them! They have been super helpful! I look forward to reading more!


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    Roadrunner says

    Awesome anniversary, Anne. Congratulations on all that you have achieved!

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