working on my mussels

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Lots of seafood ahead… But first, these bunnies! I picked them up at Home Goods as an effort to add some Easter-ish decor and they look just like the foil-covered chocolate bunnies. Sadly, there is no chocolate inside, but they’re pretty cute. How was your weekend? Hope you had a great one! On Friday, we […]

Luscious grain-free lemon cake

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Hiiii. How’s your Monday going? We’ve had a lovely morning. Still tons of rain, a sweaty BODYPUMP class, and Livi’s gymnastics class, which is one of my favorite things ever.  So, there are a few customs I wish the US would adopt. #1: the siesta. WHY CAN’T WE HAVE A NATIONAL SIESTA? My family is […]

National Margarita Day + Meals and fitness

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Hi friends! Happy Sunday, and Happy National Margarita Day. I’m never really into those national food holidays… unless they include chocolate or cocktails. 😉 The Pilot and I enjoyed this sweet and spicy concoction last night: Frozen strawberries with a jalapeño-infused honey simple syrup, fresh lime, triple sec, and tequila. Quite the fiesta in your […]

dark chocolate almond milk truffles

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This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, my favorite almond milk. Just like many other holidays, it’s fun to look back at past Valentine’s Days and see how different they’ve all been: -with my middle school best girlfriends, when we all made brownie batter, ate it straight-up, and watched classic romance movies -my […]

Homemade Bitchin’ bowl

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We all knew it had to happen, right? Ever since I first tried this lovely creation a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to endeavor making one at home. It’s really everything you could wish for: satisfying brown rice (you can also add black beans here), crisp chopped veggies, spicy Bitchin’ Sauce (that’s […]

Slow cooker detox chicken

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Hi friends! How’s the day going? It’s been a great one over here, most of it is attributed to the fact that it’s warm and glorious.  Quick trip to the beach: Some more adventures from lately: Liv asked for pancakes before she went to bed last night, so I had fresh Mickey face ‘cakes waiting […]

Crispy Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

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This is just ridiculous. Before we talk protein bars, let’s talk about The Bachelor. DID YOU WATCH IT?! Are they really trying for ratings this season or what? The tupperware joke. I’m still cringing bahaha. I loved that they saved the normal people for the last round, for the most part. Good TV.  So, yesterday […]

Brownie batter protein bites

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(gluten-free and vegan!) Hi guys! How’s the day going? I’ve loved reading about your fitness resolutions for the new year. Keep ’em coming! Also, now is a great time to start working on those inspiration boards. I’ll be putting the call out to link to them (or email a pic) on Wednesday and would love […]

Double chocolate Paleo gooey cake

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(that you would never guess are kind of healthy!) As you can guess from the title, this recipe is all things good in the world: chocolate, gooey, cake, yes. They’re also grain-free and accidentally egg-free. I went to add in the egg and we were OUT OF EGGS. Emergency crisis. I ended up giving them […]

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Maple-Dijon Dressing

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This post is sponsored by my friends at Canada Pure Maple Syrup. Liv’s school holiday show was last night! It was probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. As we watched her shake her maracas and sing “Feliz Navidad” on stage, I’m pretty sure I could feel my heart beaming outside my body. […]

Staying on the wagon + some awesome dinners

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Hi! How’s it going? It’s rainy and gloomy and fantastic. We had a morning playdate with Whitney and Wyn, and during naptime, I’m packing up Kale Yeah shirts and getting ready for Zumba. During spin on Monday, I gave my class major kudos for showing up. It can be hard to get back into the […]

Pumpkin acai bowls with cranberry crunch

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The Christmas cop has arrived in our house. It happens every year. I get a little excited to break out the snowmen and twinkly lights and he’s all “honor the bird” and won’t let me touch the xmas supplies until we’re eating day-after-Thanksgiving sandwiches. Humbug.  Even though I have to hold off on all Christmas […]

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