Fall fennel salad

Heyyyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€

christmas trees

(Christmas trees!!!! Makes me so happy)

Iโ€™m so glad you guys liked the cardio blast video! Lacey is HARDCORE and I really hope you can use some of the moves in your next cardio/strength workouts.

So yesterday was helter skelter โ€“laundry mountain, errands, post office, work, YouTube upload battle- but I did manage to enjoy some delicious eats:

hot bar

Tuna chickpea salad and miso slaw from Whole Paycheck


(Side note: I havenโ€™t had canned tuna in years, and when I saw it at the Hot Bar, it looked SO good. And it was!! Canned tuna back in my life??)

a raw Fall Fennel Salad


-1 bulb fennel bulb, sliced

-1/4 sweet onion, sliced

-1/2 green apple, sliced

-juice of 1/2 lemon

-1 hefty T extra virgin olive oil

-sea salt, pepper and garlic powder


and an entire block of goat gouda. It was from Cowgirl Creamery (in San Fran!) and I wanted to save some for later, but I think we can all guess how that plan worked out ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thereโ€™s a sad little sliver left in the fridge at work, haha.

When I got to my auntโ€™s house, I was in snack mode, so I busted out an old favorite.


Plain unsalted organic popcorn with vegan chocolate chips and cinnamon.

It never disappoints ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I read the Kindle in bed (loving โ€œI Remember Nothingโ€) and called it a night.

This morning Iโ€™m off to practice yoga with one of my new faves, and then making a recipe perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya laterrrrrrrrr <3



Something to think: Always put what you love the most over what matters the least.

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 17, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I think hot popcorn with chocolate is one of the best snacks. I love how melty the chocolate gets. And I don’t even love popcorn! But that gets me every time.

    • Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on November 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      Agreed! Not the most healthy, but I looove popcorn + reece’s pieces ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Mimi on November 17, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I’m just not a fan of fennel, which I think is related to my extreme hatred of licorice. Oh well.

    Popcorn + chocolate is great, though!

  3. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on November 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I love sweet onion + apple — that flavor combo is so good!

    And the Christmas trees are too cute — I can’t wait to put ours up!

  4. Krystina (Basil & Wine) on November 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I love that you ate all the cheese! I would probably do the same thing.

  5. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on November 17, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Ohh I always forget about how awesome a snack popcorn makes. I haven’t had any in AGES (probably last winter?) but now I want some with chocolate chips. What isn’t made better by chocolate?! Speaking of which, your goat cheese addiction sounds exactly like my dark chocolate one ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on November 17, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Mmmmm…popcorn and chocolate is such a classic combination!

  7. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 17, 2010 at 9:11 am

    MMMmmmmm I love Whole Foods tuna salad. I spent my weekend at a Nutrition & Wellness Course that happened to be running in the classroom at WholeFoods, and literally ate the tuna salad 3 days in a row! I checked and we don’t have that miso slaw here though…. I guess I’ll have to wait till the day I visit one in the States to try it!

  8. Morgan on November 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

    The apple and fennel looks like a great combo! YUM.
    Oh, and how can you possibly go wrong with popcorn and chocolate.
    Are you enjoying the Kindle? Does it hurt your eyes like a computer screen tends to do? That is my only concern with those things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Allison @ Food for Healing on November 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

    christmas makes me so happy! i can’t believe how soon it is coming up! i can’t wait to decorate

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) on November 17, 2010 at 10:12 am

    mmmmmm cheesy! makes my tummy smile ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. grocery goddess jen on November 17, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Mmmm, popcorn with chocolate chips, awesome idea. And I hear about fennel all over the place, but I don’t know what it looks like or where to buy it!

  12. Amara@GirlinaWhirl on November 17, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I used two of those moves for my “cardio blast” class I taught this morning: the side to side squat with the medicine ball raise, and the little runs back and forth touching the ends of the bench —killer! I’m always looking for new moves for variety so thanks so much for sharing!!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2010 at 10:31 am

      that’s so awesome! glad you could use some of the moves today ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Shanna @ Shanna LIke Banana on November 17, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I’ll take the goat gouda and you can have the canned tuna (ick!)

  14. Jessica F on November 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I definitely read ‘Gout Gouda’ on the package when I first glanced at it. I had to give it a second glance and read your description below. Obviously goat makes more sense…because some sort of gout cheese? GROSS!

    Also, I LOVE canned tuna. It’s the cheapest, easiest little meal pick me up when you don’t have time for anything else.

  15. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on November 17, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Canned tuna is a staple in my house. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Veronica @ Full of Health on November 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    The popcorn looks delish and your eats are always interesting. I have a Reader’s Request… I would love a post where you describe the taste of the foods you eat (ie goji berries, chia seeds, cacao nibs (and kale and fennel for me- I have never had them!)

    I did purchase the cacao nibs and am not loving them so much:(

  17. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on November 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Popcorn and chocolate is an awesome combo. I’d add a sprinkle of sea salt for that sweet n salty taste. Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. oh pretty day on November 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    That chickpea tuna looks freaking awesome! Great idea with the popcorn/choc chips/cinnamon, I have never thought of doing that! Will re-create very soon!

  19. Hannie on November 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I tried a couple of those moves in my bootcamp class this morning!!!! I was so proud of my class for sticking with it! The moves were much tougher than they look, especially doing each one for a minute. Thanks again for posting that video!!!! I cant wait to hear about the gatorade product.

  20. Dee on November 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Oh my gosh! Christmas trees already!!

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on November 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Tuna chickpea salad looks good and I havent had tuna in probably 15 years? Other than tuna sushi but that even has been like 8-10 years! But that looks delish. I’ve been on a chickpea kick lately.

    I love fennel. Lots of ppl dont but I think it rocks ๐Ÿ™‚

    I always spray my popcorn down w/ cooking spray or coconut oil spray. Helps everything just stick to it. Dont want to lose any of my precious toppings…haha.

    Have a great yoga practice!!!!!!!


  22. Christin@purplebirdblog on November 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Growing up I would always toss a box of Junior Mints into my popcorn at the movie theater!

  23. Katie @ Up Fit Creek on November 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve never had chickpeas with my tuna, but hello delicious!

  24. lindsey on November 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    you’re killing me. popcorn with chocolate chips is about my favorite snack ever..except i’m allergic to chocolate (yeah, WHAT?! that was my reaction too). popcorn with carob is not the same! it is my birthday tomorrow (!!) and i’m treating myself to movie theater popcorn on friday night! triple workouts tomorrow to motivate myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. gigi on November 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    your popcorn reminds me of when i was little and used to dip popcorn in nesquick lol

  26. LisaG on November 17, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I love baby Rosemary Christmas trees! My friend dumps m&ms in her popcorn. I like spicy popcorn(still waiting for the hog corn recipe!)

  27. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on November 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I have to have canned tuna at the house and canned salmon….that way I always have something just in case!

  28. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on November 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I did a couple of the interval moves this morning. I loved the video, thanks for sharing it. And that canned tuna does look so good, I don’t really make it, but when I see it at Whole Foods I buy it sometimes.

  29. Cara Craves... on November 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Goat’s Cheese is the best!
    My favorite kind forsure!

  30. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Christmas trees make me happy too! I’m so excited that I’m starting to see Christmas decorations go up everywhere. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I love canned tuna! It makes such a healthy, fast salad topper.

  31. Carolyn on November 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Any guesses what is all in the tuna chickpea salad? It looks tasty! So does the popcorn.

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm

      no but i’m going to lurk the hot bar for the ingredients!

  32. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on November 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    It always makes me smile when stores put out their holiday stuff- whether it be Valentines Day or Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

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