Weekend Food + Walking Adventures

Hi guys! Let’s kick off the weekend recap with some brunch photos, shall we? Matt and I had my grad school friend Steph and her husband Tom over for brunch at our place on Saturday. Matt whipped up some epic BLT egg sandwiches for everyone to enjoy – they were so good.


Plus extra bacon on the side, fruit cups, and mimosas! Party! Compliments to the chef. :)


So fun to catch up with our friends! They have a newborn as well – their daughter is 11 weeks old – and we loved meeting her! She enjoyed snoozing in Riese’s Rock ‘n’ Play while we hung out and ate, which worked out well because Riese never uses it – she always wants to be held/in the action.

Other food highlights from the weekend included the return of one of my other favorite breakfasts, which is toast + cottage cheese + smoked salmon + tomato + arugula. It sounds weird, but it’s basically a variation on the standard bagel + cream cheese + lox. Try it!


Another yummy meal was a huge piece of leftover pizza (we ordered pizza on Friday night and had a cozy night in) for lunch one day with a bunch of veggie volume on the side. Veggies make all meals more satisfying!


We also had a really good Blue Apron salmon one night – the side was freekeh (young green wheat that has been toasted and cracked – kind of like bulgur wheat) with zucchini, which was a yummy combo. It had a little lemon and olive oil but was pretty simple! Have you guys tried freekeh?


We also got in lots of walks this weekend! The weather was great yesterday so Matt and I took Riese and Freyja the dog out on a nice long afternoon adventure. Riese took in the sights for the first half and then snoozed for awhile – she loves sleeping in the stroller, but only if it’s moving – if we stop for more than a few minutes she almost always wakes up. (In the car, red lights are the WORST… I get so stressed out when we have to stop because she almost always wakes up and starts crying.)

afternoon stroller adventure

I also had a nice walk on Saturday with Roxanne, my brother’s fiance (yes, they got engaged recently – so exciting!!). She was in town to see some friends so before she headed out on the town she came over to hang out and the two of us took Riese out for a little stroll. It was cold on Saturday so we all bundled up.

baby walk with future sister in law

It looks like after today the rest of this week is going to be lovely – hooray for spring! Also, thank you to those of you who recommended getting a sun hat for Riese (apparently sunscreen before about 6 months isn’t recommended, so sun hats are the way to go for now) – in addition to keeping the sun off her face, it’s also insanely cute. Obsessed! I bought her two – this one (pictured below… love that pattern) and this one (love that the back is soft and stroller-friendly, but that the front is more sturdy and won’t flop in her face… the velcro is nice too).

baby sun hat

Time to tackle my to do list and hop on the phone for some AnneTheRD nutrition client calls. Have a nice day guys!

p.s. Did any of you run the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler (<- my recap from last year) yesterday? How did it go? This was my first year missing it in awhile… great racing weather for those of you who were out there, and so awesome that the cherry blossoms were actually out during the race this year too!


  1. 1

    The sun hat is ADORABLE! I swear, she is one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! Also.. I love your workout pants in the top photo. Any suggestions on pants like these? I would like some looser than legging type pants for hiking or just walking in!

    • 2

      Aw thank you! :) Those looser workout pants are Brooks, but they are from 2016 I believe so unfortunately no longer around. It looks like the only looser ones they have on their site right now are these ones. They look like they have good reviews, but I haven’t tried them!

  2. 3

    What a fun weekend! Man it looks so cold there!!! That’s insane!!!! I’m having to get up at 6 am already to walk the pup!

  3. 5

    Your weekend sounds a lot like mine! Loads of nice long walk, because spring is actually a thing that appears to be happening here in Whistler, BC! I am so thankful for the melting of the snow and the nicer weather!
    Last night we decided to have a treat and pick-up a pizza. It was life altering! I made sure to include a nice big salad to bulk up the meal. It made such a difference too. Normally I feel so full from eating too many slices of pizza, but last night I only had two slices and a nice big salad. Which means we have leftovers for dinner tonight – yay!!!

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      The pizza + salad/veg combo is one of my faves… you enjoy the pizza but don’t feel too full thanks to the veggies displacing the extra slices!

  4. 7

    Baby hats are so cute, that brunch looks amazing!!!

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    Amna Husain says

    Hi there,
    Just to let you know, it isn’t that sunscreen in babies under 6 mos isn’t recommended. It’s just that studies haven’t been done in babies that young. However, sunscreen is still safe. Just go for the gentler kind that contain titanium or zinc oxide. In addition, sun hat is also helpful so you don’t have to worry if you’re a little late in reapplying.
    Pediatrician here and married to dermatologist, haha. :-)

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    My daughter ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler yesterday and loved it! I originally signed up but was injured so transferred my number to her since she’s a student at AU and loves to run. We drove down from Boston to support her and had the best time! The Cherry blossoms were phenomenal!

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    Kimberly says

    Your daughter seriously has such beautiful eyes! All of your food from this weekend looks amazing.

  8. 14

    That darn sunscreen warning! My first was an April baby and I stressed all summer about protecting her from the sun without sunscreen. When she was around 5 months old I finally mentioned it at a doc appt and asked if I could please sunscreen my baby. He was like “uhhh yeah slather that baby up”. I apparebbtly stressed all summer when (in his opinion) I could have used it the whole time! :)

  9. 16

    Aww I love her sun hat! And all the food looks AMAZING, especially the brunch!

  10. 17

    While I was reading your post I remembered I used to use a hooded UV blanket on the kids at the pool! If I still had it, I would give it to you! I saw some on Amazon. I also had a Bjorn, so I would put the baby in the Bjorn, cover with the breathable hooded UV blanket, and get in the pool with my then-toddler. A summer hack for you!

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