Resistance Band Travel Workout

Hi! How’s your day going?? Hope you’re having a lovely afternoon/evening. For you holiday-season travels, I have a resistance band travel workout for you below. Resistance bands are perfect for travel workouts! In other ways to beat holiday stress, this morning I had a little treat: a combo massage and facial. It’s been quite a while…

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Pumpkin Acai Bowls with Cranberry Crunch

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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Persimmon and goji berry smoothie

  SO MUCH fall produce to be excited about! From the squash everything to the apple varieties, it’s definitely a diverse group of delicious options. My very favorite: the persimmon. I didn’t have my first persimmon until we were living in Valdosta, and I bought one on a whim. At first I was like “how…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Breakfast Cookies

Hi! How about a cookie for breakfast? Better yet, there’s chocolate. And it’s pumpkin! Hello, pumpkin breakfast cookie! Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve found myself back on the oats wagon. It might just be the season, but I’ve found myself enjoying oats more frequently in fave recipes like these beloved pancakes, breakfast cookie…

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Almost like the real thing

To accidentally celebrate our Italy trip anniversary, we spent the afternoon in a spot we’re determined to visit more often. (Our travel agent commented on our Instagram that it was one year ago that we went to Rome and Positano. Some Italy tips are here, too! I’ve thought about it every day since; I’m itching…

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Veg intimidation: how to make Brussels sprouts taste good

(“good” as in “not only edible but totally delicious”) Hi! Hope you’re having a wonderful afternoon. Thank you so much for the awesome comments on this morning’s post. I’ve loved reading your stories of triumphs, and was really excited to share the video with you guys. Thank you for chiming in, encouraging the conversation, and…

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The Best Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe

(Vegan and gluten-free pumpkin cornbread! This post is sponsored through my partnership with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze.) It can be difficult to think of an intro for a recipe when you’re still in the process of eating and swooning over it. I thought about creating an air-tight defense for my arguably overeager use of canned…

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Fitness Instructor Cliches

Hi guys! How’s your day going? So happy you liked the pizza/flatbread recipe! Let me know if you give it a try. The past few days have been interesting. I’ve had to avoid the temptation to use my left hand in daily life (or face the stinging consequence). That means avoiding exercises that involve gripping…

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Grain-Free Apricot Tartlets

The night before last was officially pizza night. We still hadn’t made our weekly Trader Joe’s and Costco runs, and when I stared in the fridge trying to mentally assemble components into a decent dinner option, the dessert radar kept going off. So, I took the apricots that we’ve had for a few days (with…

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Superfood cookie dough

Hi! How’s your morning going? I’m excited to share a decadent and healthy recipe with you today: superfood cookie dough! First, let’s say congratulations to the PRO Compression leggings winner, Lauren L.! (Check your email for details to claim your prize!)  I love reading your comments on this morning’s post. Speaking of self care, here’s that…

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No-Bake Blueberry Jam Bars

I have this grand vision of the (very) distant future: I am an awesome grandma and I always have some type of fresh-baked cookies waiting for visitors in the cookie jar. For now, it’s this random Pyrex dish. Each week, there’s something entirely different for snacking: amazeballs, protein fudge, granola bars, cookies, muffins or whatever…

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Easy, Healthy Cilantro Pesto

This easy, healthy cilantro pesto is a great way to change up the usual basil pesto and is a delicious accompaniment to many meals. Hi guys! Happy Wednesday (and Happy Birthday to my Madre)! 🙂 I unofficially dub this week sauces and spreads week on the blog. First the chia jam, and now this lovely…

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