Always count on ‘roons

No matter what craziness is going on in my life…


I can always count on macaroons πŸ˜€

It’s been what seems like forever since I made a batch, but I’ve been meaning to make some for Cristy and two bloggy friends.. and today was the day.

roon dough

Sorry Bella, no roons for your little polar bear face.


How’s your day been going? Mine has been pretty bueno. The girls and I did our Insanity sesh (recovery day) and I made another batch of protein pancakes.

These ones were vegan…and heart-shaped πŸ™‚

pancake (2)

(It was GLORIOUS but the recipe still needs a couple of tweaks. Soon, I promise!)

I went to Kohl’s to get Insanity shoes –I had a $10 off coupon and grabbed some Asics- and then parked my booty at Bizzle to get my productivity on. I was there for 3 hours, drank a lot of tea, and got a lot of work done.

After Bizzle, I hit up Publix for some necessities and grabbed an organic apple to munch on the way home:


(Random: when I eat fruit on the go, I open my car door and pour water from my water bottle over said fruit and rub it with my shirt. Almost as good as washing it, right??)

Lunch was fast and easy… and ridiculous.

veg (3)

I just sautΓ©ed 1/2 onion and a honker of a carrot for about 5 minutes

veg (4)

Added leftover veggies from last night’s pizza biscuit, more spinach, 1 C veggie broth and brought it up to a boil. Next, I added 1/2 C quinoa and simmered for 15 minutes while I did the dishes (haaaaate dishes) and took the puppers out.

The plan for the rest of the day is some easy yoga courtesy of and dinner + vino with the girls.

Have a great night <3


Something to talk about: What are some of your favorite *newer* blogs to read?? I read all of my favorites on a daily basis, but know there are a TON of new, fun, blogs out there that I don’t know about. I always love some new reading material πŸ™‚ Go ahead and give someone else (or yourself!) a shout out πŸ˜€

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  1. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    AHHH SOMEDAYYYY I will buy a dehydrator (and Vitamix!) and be able to make your wonderful macaroons!!!!

    I am SO PUMPED for your pancake recipe!!! I lurrrrve pancakes! I banana stuffed pancakes out of oats, protein powder, spelt flower, and egg whites. So excited πŸ™‚

    Have a great evening with the gals…And enjoy your shriaz…or reisling πŸ˜‰

    xx, Laur

    • Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

      *Meant to say “I make banana stuffed….”

    • Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm

      And feel free to browse MY BLOG! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ My other favorites are: Une Vie Saine, The Process of Healing, Peanut Butter Fingers, Faith Food and Fitness and One Fit Foodie!

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

      hahah i love it that you know my two favorite wines πŸ™‚ i think it’s a shiraz kinda night πŸ˜‰
      those pancakes you make sound AMAZING

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on April 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I swear, if you need any TJ’s goodies I am ALWAYS a ‘roon away πŸ™‚ I just made some carrot cake ‘roons last night. I like to think my blog is pretty snazzy haha

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      i think your blog is VERY snazzy πŸ™‚

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet on April 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I am the queen of google reader! I love so many blogs, but I don’t like to put them out there since other people read comments and may feel bad that there’s isn’t listed. All blogs are great! πŸ™‚

    • Jessica @ How Sweet on April 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm

      OMG, and I’m horrified that I said ‘there’s’ and not THEIR’S. That’s one of my biggest pet peeves.

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      i agree- all blogs are great πŸ™‚

  4. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on April 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I have never made macaroons but really want to try them!!

  5. Jessica @ Dairy Free Bety on April 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    He he… Those macaroons look delish!! πŸ™‚
    I am on the look out for some newish blogs too… I have about 25 favorites πŸ˜‰ but I can always use more!!

    I do love this blog though… she’s so fun (it’s not new, but it’s fab)

    I also take tons of inspiration from your blog, mama peas and ohsheglows!!

    Come visit mine anytime… its a very random mix between dairy free recipes, planning my destination wedding and other random ramblings!! πŸ™‚

  6. sandy on April 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    hahaha i do the same with my fruit & water bottle when on the go, but i rub with a napkin:) those pancakes look so yummy and cute! is that maca on top??

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

      mesquite πŸ™‚

      • sandy on April 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

        oh yeah i guess maca wouldn’t taste very good on pancakes:)

  7. Shelly on April 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    It’s not at all new but I just discovered 101 cookbooks. I really love how she uses all sorts of whole grains I’ve never tried (like Amarinth and Farrow) and it’s definitely motivating me to try some new recipes. (I made quinoa with green beans and tabasco butter this week already that was inspired by her recipes for quinoa and asparagus with tabasco butter). It was excellent!

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm

      you had me at “tabasco butter” πŸ™‚

  8. Kristin on April 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    A shout out to me! I’m a new blogger and training for an olympic distance triathlon!

  9. Heather on April 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Those ‘roons look amazing!

    Check out my music Gina! The first two tracks are finished being mixed:

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 5:06 pm

      i LOVE it. your voice is so beautiful πŸ™‚

  10. s on April 29, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    lol … polar bear face. πŸ™‚ bella’s so cute and puffy.

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      haha yes she is! she needs a haircut but i’m fighting it- i love her hair fluffy πŸ™‚

  11. Catherine on April 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Yayy vegan versions of protein pancakes! cannot wait for the recipe πŸ™‚ Well… I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say my blog is pretty spiffy, but my new fav is No Meat Athlete: A great up-beat blog written by a vegetarian running & bloggy new dad!

  12. on April 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    those would be perfect for calentines day! cute!

    love me some roons… especially when theyre as white as ur doggie. hehe <3

  13. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin on April 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I love finding new blogs, too! There are so many thoughtful, intelligent writers in the world! πŸ˜€

    Oh, and now I want to go whip up a batch of macaroons, too! I’m still dehydrator-less, so I have to do the slower, low-heat oven method. *sigh* But they’re totally worth the effort!!

  14. VeggieGirl on April 29, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    We miss your ‘roons around here! πŸ˜€

  15. Erica on April 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    OMGosh I SO do that with my apples!! I can never resist chomping down on one right away, especially since my drive home is 45 minutes…yes, we live 45 minutes from civilization. And you thought Valdosta was bad! But I always buy a bottle of water and “wash” it in the parking lot before I leave. Funny, I thought I was the only one who did that πŸ™‚

  16. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I wouldn’t mind more viewers on my blog! its small and developing.
    i don’t read a WHOLE lot of blogs it seems, but i love reading local ones its so much fun
    i wish i had some ‘roons. I want to try them so bad!

  17. Julie @ Wearing Mascara on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Everything you make always looks fantastic πŸ™‚ My blog isn’t new by any means (I’ve had it since 2008) but it’s evolved to a more healthy living focus. Feel free to check it (me!) out!

  18. Pam on April 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    You might read it already but this blog is pretty hilarious and unique:

    Funny California girl that runs A LOT and is a commercial fisherman.

  19. Theresa@ActiveEggplant on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Like Allison above, I’m a newbie at blogging and certainly won’t mind some more visitors! It’s a fun way to track what I’ve been doing, and I love the “community” of blogging so far!

  20. Ashley on April 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I need to try those Macaroons! I read Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful religiously! It’s great πŸ™‚

  21. AKP on April 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I have been keeping up with lately! As a teacher also, it’s very easy to understand her posts from ones about Monday’s, SOL’s, and school lunches!

    Hopefully with summer break fast approaching I’ll find time to set up my own blog!!

  22. Diana on April 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Those macaroons look sooooo good. And I can’t wait for that pancake recipe! πŸ™‚

  23. Dani on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Read for all things having to do with social media including facebook, myspace, etc.

    Also there is a blog called ScoutingNY where a film location scout gives the low down on the history of a lot of interesting NYC buildings. Always insightful and well written, and really cool to read.

  24. Ange on April 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I am loving checking out all of the blog links in the comments…I honestly can’t remember life before my daily sources of inspiration πŸ™‚
    Would love it if you stopped by my blog – I regularly post about life as a new & health mom, weekly veg recipes & health tips!

  25. kaila on April 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I just started a blog! its called the healthyhelper! check it out!

  26. Babs on April 29, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I love reading I found her through your blog, so thanks πŸ™‚ I’m a newbie blogger just trying on the bloggy hat to see if I like it. I’d love some advice from the long-time bloggers about how blogging has changed your life/outlook/etc. And the ‘roons look so amazingly delish, it makes me want to eat my computer screen πŸ˜‰

  27. jen trinque on April 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    How do you make your pancakes heart shaped??

    As far as blogs go, well, I think I love a lot of the same ones as everybody else! Of course you can check mine out if you want πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm

      i have a little heart-shaped pancake mold.
      and i love your blog πŸ™‚

  28. Jenny on April 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Your roons are to die for!

  29. Danielle (Coffee Run) on April 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    The sole reason I want a dehydrator is so I can make ‘roons! Deeelish πŸ˜€

    I don’t even know if my blog is still considered new? I think it’s going through puberty…. There’s so many I love to read!

  30. Lauren @ Lauren Loses It on April 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I love Bella’s toy in the background. So cute!

    I read along with my other healthy blogs.

    I also LOVE Its a young couple that does an amazing job of documenting their DIY home makeover. They’re also preggers so they’re extra cute!

    I’m leaving a shout-out to my blog as well. I just started it a month ago. I have a goal of losing 67lbs and I’ve already lost half. Any suggestions for the blog?

  31. Naomi (onefitfoodie) on April 29, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    ohh I do the same thing with water and rubbing it on the shirt πŸ™‚ I haven’t had troubles with that method yet!

    love your quick lunch I am loving roasted carrots lately!! I can’t believe I didnt really like cooked carrots before! they are sweet and delicious!

  32. Hailey S. on April 29, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I can’t wait for this pancake recipe you keep teasing us about!!! I love finding new blogs and love when people find mine and comment. my blog is Im a total newby but your blog definately inspires me. Thanks Hailey

  33. Midgetkeeper on April 29, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    My google reader is out of control, so many great blogs out there!

  34. Jacuqie on April 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I so do that with my fruit on the go too! Hey, at least it gets washed a little πŸ˜‰

    I would say come read my blog, as I love yours, but I’m about to redesign it other another name :/ however, after you’re welcome to pop over! There are so many wonderful ones I feel like even if I wanted to, I couldn’t keep up!

    • Jacquie on April 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm

      Why do I keep spelling my own name wrong? haha!

  35. michelle on April 29, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    the post before this one you put that quote, i have heard/read it before but i just wanted to say thanks for putting it up. just an hour ago i was worrying about something i said that i wished i hadnt, it wasnt actually what i FELT but old habits die hard i guess, it made me feel ok to get back on track.

    have you ever done a post about why you dont do gluten?

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      i just prefer gluten free food…and my friend ashley is celiac so i keep it in the casa for when she comes over

  36. PhillyGirlRuns on April 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I’m still pretty new to the blogworld but trying to shove my way into it! I read so many blogs I can’t keep track — I REALLY need to learn to use google reader.

  37. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 on April 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Hmm. I tried to post a comment, but I don’t think it worked…wierd. So I’m sorry if I double post! Anyway, I just started my blog a couple weeks ago:
    (I feel strange promoting my own blog, haha.)

  38. highonhealthy on April 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Lol! My friend is the same as you with the fruit – she’ll open the window, poor water on it, wipe it dry and then eat it. I thought it was so weird at first. Me? I just eat it right away.. :/

  39. allison @ livingoneday on April 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    my google reader is neat and ordered. is it weird that it overwhelms me if there are too many unread posts?? i do have a job! haha.

    i have 2 blogs –, and living one day is just about living in the moment (and what a great time for new blogs! i’m hosting an awesome giveaway tomorrow!! check it out); the sunday flog is only posted on sunday and contains full menus/recipes/and stories from my family’s big sunday dinners. we have wonderful experiences, and i want to share them with everyone! feel free to check them out! =)

  40. Julie on April 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Where, oh where, is the recipe for the ‘roons? Dear Lord, you are so cruel, putting those delicious photos up, and not a recipe to be found. I clicked on every word to find it! πŸ™‚

  41. Hailey S. on April 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Totally forgot to ask you in my last comment. Where did you get your glass straw that I see in your shakes? Luv it!!! Hailey

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      glass dharma- they sell them online πŸ™‚

  42. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on April 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I’m pretty new to blogging, so please check mine out! That’s my shameless shout-out to my own blog. πŸ™‚

  43. Liz on April 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    The ‘roons look super-tasty! I made the egg puffs for part of my dinner — YUM! The video was really helpful too! I didn’t think I liked microwaved eggs but these were great!

  44. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    my newest favorite is Busted Plumbing…just found it today! i also really like How Sweet It Is (cracks me up),, and Salty Seattle!

  45. Jenna (Hello, I Love You) on April 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I want to try your macaroons so bad!

    I love finding new blogs! I was just a reader for a long time but I finally started my own. There is my shameless shout out to myself! πŸ˜‰

  46. Jill on April 29, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Your roons look awesome! Homemade anything is good – but macaroons are amazing.

    I love most nutrtion and exercise blogs. It’s fun to get info and ideas from other people.

  47. Karen w on April 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I always love seeing those ‘roons… Must make some of my own! I could read blogs ALL DAY LONG. So, so many to love… Who doesn’t love their own, right?

  48. Jen F. on April 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Iowa Girl Eats this chick has wonderful pics and delish recipes!

  49. Lindsay on April 29, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I’m such a sucker for pancakes!! Those look amazing. Can’t wait to see the recipe perfected!
    Cheers to Roons!

  50. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I just read your last post and loved you in the hat with the bod pod! New blogs…dear lord girl, too many to list!

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