Swim in sorbet

I’m more of a cake girl (or pizookie girl!) than an ice cream girl, but twice this week, I’ve fully appreciated the beauty of sorbet.

The Pilot and I took the family on a walk


and then walked over to Frost for a little treat.

Mango sorbet for me:


Bella had vanilla


It definitely stayed on my mind because when my friend Lee Anne texted to ask if I wanted sorbet with the baby meal she was bringing over, I didn’t turn it down.

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The dinner she brought was absolutely amazing

Vegan black bean soup with avocado, cilantro, lime and pulled pork for the Pilot

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and the salad of my dreams: arugula, goat cheese, walnuts, strawberries and homemade vinaigrette

salAD w gc

After digging into the blackberry sorbet, I had an incredible lunch:

soup and salad2

Another recent meal from a friend:

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(Salad, pork tenderloin for the Pilot, potatoes, broccoli and fruit, which I’ve been using as oatmeal and yogurt topping all week)

We’ve been so fortunate to have friends and family supporting us for the past couple of weeks and helping us out with grocery, errand runs, and food. I’ve also been very thankful for all of the kind words, love and packages from my blog friends. A recent surprise:

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Twin Cakes goodies (+ a gorgeous quilt) from my very good friends Michelle and Lori <3

Our last baby meal is on Monday, and then I’ll be back in the kitchen again! Since I’m still juggling and trying to figure out time to do things, what are your favorite quick and easy meals? I think the slow cooker and I may be reunited…

Off to walk with Kelly and Meara 🙂

Have a great day!


Something to think:

“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.”
Deepak Chopra

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  1. Karlee on January 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    i think my favorite easy meal is baked spaghetti squash, with tomato sauce.

  2. Tyra on January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I love icecream, I actually got an icecream maker for christmas so that I can make my own icecream and sorbet from scratch now!

    Quick meals? Get the pilot on the grill!

    • Fitnessista on January 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      done and done

  3. Moni'sMeals on January 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Loved that quote! Have a great weekend Gina. Just wanted to say HI. 🙂

  4. Talia @ Bite Size Wellness on January 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I am so weird about fruit on my salad. Everyone loves it, but I just can’t do it. Hope your weekend is fab!

  5. Michelle (Better with Berries) on January 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    My favorite quick meal is breakfast for dinner 🙂 I also love making tuna salad and having it over spinach. Quick and yummy!

  6. Sara on January 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I’m just finishing up Junk Free January, and at first struggled with what to eat, because I’m a busy person and need quick food. I put up a post today with some piccies of the things that have made it work since lara bars were out (too high in fructose for this particular challenge). The almond butter jar stayed close to my heart though. I’ve put some pics up here. My ‘go to’ meals were crepes, smoothies, soups and salads that would work the next day as leftovers. There are some pics here:

  7. Pure2raw twins on January 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    mmm that sorbet looks wonderful!!

    and glad to see your goodies arrived safely!! enjoy sweetie

  8. Ryan on January 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    You have great friends!! I hope that if I am able to get pregnant that my friends can cook like that! (it’s been a tough road and your posts about your trials have certainly helped! thanks for sharing.)

    My easiest meals: kale salads and baked sweet potato 🙂

  9. jodie on January 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    My easiest meal is a loaded salad heavy on the vege’s. That is such a blessing to such great friends. Enjoy your weekend. the sorbet looks good.

  10. Nicole on January 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    That Twin Cakes Bakery stuff gives me such inspiration to try to make my own crackers and snacks! Yum!

  11. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Those baby meals look great – you’re so lucky to have such amazing and supportive friends. 🙂

    My favourite easy meal is a tofu stir fry with Sunbutter sauce. It’s my go-to meal when I’m feeling lazy!

  12. Emily on January 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I love a hot rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and a green salad when I don’t feel like cooking.

  13. liz on January 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Moosewood cookbook has an awesome recipe for sweet potato and black bean burritos. The recipe makes a ton and freezes really well. Just make the burritos, wrap each in foil, and freeze.
    BTW- I have been having breakfast cookies and cookie dough cereal for the last week and am addicted. I was out of regular almond milk this a.m. so I had to take one for the team and use my dark chocolate almond milk…. What a sacrifice!

  14. Teresa on January 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

    My favorite easy meal is Barbacoa beef, stuffed in soft corn taco shells, with the works. I can cook it all day in the crock pot (I use those liners) while I’m at work and it just takes a few minutes to throw everything else together. And the leftovers are amazing – and you can make quesadillas, top salads or make frittatas or quiche. I found my recipe online and it makes trips to Chipotle unnecessary. 🙂 A good thing!

  15. Natalie @ southern fit foodie on January 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Those baby meals look delicious, and blackberry sorbet is now the only thing on my mind. 🙂

    Slow cooker meals are always great when you are short on time to actually “cook.” A lot of time on the weekends, Daniel will smoke a chicken (or two) or some other type of meat, and we will throw it together with something different each night (pulled chicken tacos, quesadillas, soup, fajitas, roasted veggies, etc. It makes weeknight cooking so much easier!

  16. Lauren on January 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Cooking Light’s website has lots of good ideas, including crock pot ideas. My standbys are spaghetti and tacos…quick, easy and you can make both of them super healthy.

  17. Joss on January 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    That meal with the soup and salad looks delish 😀
    I like to make chilli in the slow cooker or a nice hearty soup!

  18. Brooke on January 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    One of my favorite quick meals only requires black beans, a jar of salsa, eggs, and tortillas. In a large skillet mix a can of drained black beans with a jar of salsa and cook over medium heat until warm. Make 5 indents in the bean mixture and crack an egg into each. Cover and cook until the eggs are set and to your liking (here we do about 5 minutes cause I like the egg yolks to be drippy). Spoon into a tortilla & enjoy! Avocado & goat cheese would be super delish toppings!

  19. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on January 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I’m a frozen yogurt girl all the way!! Love! The slow cooker and I have been good friends lately. Butternut squash chili has to be one of my favorites!

  20. Negar M on January 29, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Quick meals? I have a zojirushi water boiler, so I have hot water around the clock (4 liters worth). I use it for your typical stuff (coffee press, tea, noodles, oatmeal), but I also use it to speed cooking up. When I boil water for pasta, I get it from my water boiler so it take less time for it to come to a rolling boil (60 sec versus 15 min).

    I also use the bejesus out of my crockpot, breadmaker, rice cooker (to make complete meals, not just rice), and pre cooked chicken patties and sausage from Costco and TJ’s.

    I take a pattie, some brown rice, some kind of veggie, and mix it all up with spices or marinara. It looks like hell but tastes amazing.

  21. Shannon from Healthiful Balance on January 29, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Yum! I love sorbet, especially during the Summer time. 🙂

  22. Ashley B on January 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Damn lady. You are SO lucky to have wonderful friends like that. Around these parts people are lucky to get a congratulations.

    • Fitnessista on January 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      i’m very lucky <3

  23. Angela on January 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I’ve been reading for awhile now, and I just wanted to say that I LOVE your recipe and workout ideas! I’ve been randomly picking past shape-up workouts to do, and after you started posting the newest winter shape-ups I have been incorporating them into my weekly workout plan! I really enjoyed week 2, and had my boyfriend do it with me on Friday..he’s still sore :p
    Breakfast cookie and egg puff are genius and so fast/easy that they are perfect before classes start every morning (I’m a med student, so time is precious).
    Thank you!
    (Olivia is a doll~congrats!)

    • Fitnessista on January 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      i’m so glad you guys liked the workout 🙂

  24. Erika on January 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I’d love to see some great healthy slow cooker meals….I just bought one and am eager to learn how to use it, lol…so glad you have been blessed by so many friends looking out for you all. HUGS….

  25. Jayme on January 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    egg noodles with a cheese sauce, tastes so good, and pretty quick too 🙂

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