50 Days Of Gray

February 10, 2016

Hellllloooo. Anyone else craving a tropical vacation?! Yup, it’s that time of year. Not so much because of the cold but the gray skies. The sun just hides this time of year. But the good news is in Virginia spring is not too far away. We’re in the thick of winter, and it’s darkest before dawn!

Just more reasons to hide out in closets and hibernate : )

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We’ve also been spending time indoors at the Discovery Museum fighting fires!

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Breakfasts are always the most popular meal of the day and my most photographed! Here’s some power toast (with sunshine!) with nut butter, banana and berries. Plus tea!

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And a green smoothie with Super Topper!

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Lunch salad with salmon salad on top, Cinnamon Nut Thins and peppers. I made the salmon salad with greek yogurt and mustard, and those Nut Thins are my new favorite!

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This one was sautéed kale, sausage, eggplant and havarti cheese. Anytime I can make a hot lunch it’s a win. Also a win if cheese is involved ; )

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Dinner at Sarah’s house for a Stella & Dot party. Sometimes you gotta combine veggies and hummus, cheese and wine to make a meal : )

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I enjoyed a lovely Super Bowl dinner at my friend Lynsie’s house with chili, veggies and hummus, BBQ and fruit.


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Another reason to be excited for spring? Our patio is coming together!! The yard will be so much more comfortable this year.

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Have a great afternoon friends!


12 Months of Real Food: Winter Squash

February 10, 2016
12 MORF Winter Squash

Winter squash screams comfort food, which is always a must when you’re snowed in! Luckily, you don’t have to feel any guilt while indulging in your favorite squash. Winter squash is bursting with nutrition from Vitamin A, antioxidants, and even healthy omega-3 fats! Its high fiber and low calorie content make it the perfect filler! […]

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Super Toppers

February 9, 2016
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Back in the blog day, I used to receive a new oatmeal topper nearly every day in the mail: bars, crumbles, granolas. You name it, I probably put it on oatmeal, over yogurt or smoothie-in-a-bowls. Super Toppers have taken your favorite oatmeal/yogurt/smoothie toppings and put them into convenient bags in a variety of unique flavors: Ginger […]

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Too Much Is Never Enough

February 8, 2016
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^^One of my favorite 1D songs!! ^^Friday night dinner out with the fam to Kardinal Hall. Wine, kale salad, french fries, brats. All the food groups ; ) ^^Saturday morning snuggles ^^Yogurt with fruit and crumbled oatmeal bar! ^^Noon power yoga followed by a visit to the Juice Laundry!! ^^Bose speaker playing my favorite tunes […]

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Chop Chop Mediterranean Salad

February 5, 2016
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As promised, here’s my take on the Mediterranean salad that I’ve had a few times recently. First at Burton’s Grill and then at my friend Emily’s house, inspired by Burton’s. The base is a rainbow of veggies – cucumber, bell pepper, tomatoes. Mix and match your colors : ) Only high quality olives will do in […]

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Lunch With My Wildcat

February 4, 2016
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How cute is he with his messy hair and new Davidson shirt!? Whole Foods is one of our favorite lunch spots because there is so much variety. Soup? Salad? Hot Bar? Sandwich? Pizza? Raw fruit? 1,000 different drink choices? They have it all. Pizza and broccoli for the bean – And a garlicky kale salad […]

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Heart Month Love

February 4, 2016

Guess what food is great for heart health? Oatmeal!! Fiber-rich oats can lower levels of LDL cholesterol and help keep your arteries clear and flowing. Hope you enjoyed some for breakfast!

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