Meal Prep Edition:1

Taking a personal day off from work on Friday was seriously the BEST decision. Three whole days spent with family and purging the house of all of our clutter (impending garage sale coming up!) was just what I needed to recharge. Jeff, Harper and I went grocery shopping on Friday, then today I got to work prepping meals for the week. A cup of coffee in hand and a preoccupied baby, I was able to make some breakfast, snacks, lunches...

Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes

Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes

Most days of the week I want to begin my day with a sweet meal: oatmeal, peanut butter & jelly toast, yogurt and fruit, you get the idea. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good omelet or breakfast scramble, but something about a carb heavy morning meal always hits the spot. While I LOVE pancakes, I hate feeling hungry an hour or two after eating them. The “simple carb” breakfasts like pancakes and waffles do not have enough fiber,...

8 Month Old Baby Bites

I absolutely cannot believe that Harper is now as old as I was (meant to be ) pregnant! We celebrated the 9 month milestone on Saturday, complete with the monthly picture and enjoying her favorite foods! From the day Harper was born, it became almost an obsession for me to get her to eat and gain weight. I had to be induced 3 weeks early due to several ultrasounds in a row of her measuring the same. So at 37...

Avocado Tuna Salad

No Cook Meals for the Heat of Summer: Avocado Tuna Salad

Welcome to Summer in Michigan! Last week: 70s and oh-so-comfortable. This week: 95 and “can’t walk from the car to the house without my hair growing 5 inches” humid. With no Central air, Jeff put the window air units in this weekend so thankfully we can at least sleep at night. Monday night after we put the little one to bed, we were searching around for something to make for dinner. Anything that required the stove or oven was OUT....

Money Saving Cookbook Giveaway

Money Talks: Eating Well on a Budget + a GIVEAWAY!!!

Talking about money and saving is not necessarily the most exciting subject and it can seem impossible at times to actually save money.  I have the opportunity at work to cut down on my hours in order to spend a WHOLE extra day at home with my little one, and despite the anxiety I have of making less money, I am taking it.  Less money coming in + goals the husband and I have = less money better be going...

A Day in the Life {Mouth} of a Registered Dietitian

I am sitting in the cafeteria at lunch and some coworkers call out and poke their heads over to the table, “What are you eating over there?”  “Oh look the dietitian is eating a chicken salad sandwich!” “Everything in moderation” I exclaim, ” this is some good stuff..” I am not sure if it was the mayonnaise laden chicken salad (with pecans and cranberries… so good!) or the two big slices of bread, but for some reason they were shocked...

Friday Finds: A few of my favorite things 1

Happy Friday! It has been a crazy spring so far and summer is not far around the corner! There are a lot of exciting changes coming along with my job that will hopefully leave me more time to enjoy my family as well as allow me more time to spend creating meaningful content for the blog. I want to use this series to highlight what I love in hopes that maybe you will find something that can be of use...

Chicken Salsa Tortilla with all the toppings

Easy Weeknight Chicken and Salsa Tortillas

I really wanted to call this dish enchiladas, but with no actual enchilada sauce, that just seemed like false advertising! Easy Weeknight Chicken and Salsa Tortillas is much less deceiving. No matter the name, these babies went from idea to plate in no time flat and were given a thumbs up by myself and the hubby.. which isn’t always an easy feat! I LOVE mexican style cuisine. taco meat is my go- to whether it be chicken, beef, or venison...

Top Ten Post Workout Snacks: Endurance V Strength Training

Top Ten Post Workout Snacks: Endurance V Strength Training

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Many of you have probably heard that you should eat something post workout to help maximize your results: think build lean muscle tissue and replenish our energy stores.   The BIG questions is: what do you eat and when do you eat it? Here are MY top ten post workout snacks listed along with why these snacks are perfect for each type of workout! The What This depends on what type of exercise you have...

Movement Motivators

  I have never been an elite athlete.  I was a tennis player in high school (a pretty mediocre one at at that) and kept pretty active off season, running and often staying after school to do workouts with my friends. Fast Forward 10 years and I have done a lot of intermittent exercising during that decade but nothing structured and nothing consistent. The summer before I got married I joined an accountability group that my sister and her friends...