On Tuesday I shared how I menu plan for those off-kilter weeks where I’m woefully unprepared by the time I hit the grocery store. By keeping items in my fridge and pantry that are versatile, like a jar of salsa and some extra zucchini, I can pull together a few healthy meal ideas quickly for the week. It takes a bit of time to figure out what might work for you, but I’ve found that habit can be your best friend if you know you always love taco night and burrito bowls the next day. Continue reading “Another Week of Easy & Healthy Dinners”
The first time I tried to eat a mango at home I was convinced this fruit was just put on Earth as a cosmic joke to anyone who thought they could win in a man v. mango showdown. To clarify I was a grown adult at this point, so failing hard at the can-prepare-basic-ingredients test of life was a bummer.
Thankfully, 3 mangoes and 2 YouTube videos later, I was ready to make the messiest fruit salad you’ve ever seen. Continue reading “Mango & Ginger Avocado Toast”
Most weeks I have all my menu planning and shopping lists ready to go for an easy grocery store trip by the time Saturday rolls around. Some weeks *cough* this one *cough* I’m sitting at the Starbucks inside Safeway scrolling through Pinterest for healthy dinner ideas while my venti Americano rapidly disappears and the clock ticks down. Although I spent most of the evening before going between the fridge and the pantry looking for a nonexistent dessert, I have somehow forgotten what my kitchen even looks like. Continue reading “The Best Way to Save Money on Groceries & How to Menu Plan for it”
Moving, it turns out, is one of the most awful experiences that I’ve happily run headlong into. I now understand how my parents have lived in the same house for 35 years and I get why we couldn’t move to someplace nice like Minnesota or Maine (I was a boring child I think).
Throughout this month from hell, though, I realized that sticking to my healthy habits is key for avoiding some serious emotional breakdowns (mostly). I get hangry, I have sugar crashes, my acid reflux flares up at 2am if I eat too late, and don’t even think about asking me to move furniture if I haven’t eaten in the last 3 hours. Continue reading “Sunday Recap from a Week of Easy Healthy Dinners”
I’ve been increasing my mileage for marathon training (finally) and one of the habits I’ve been trying to pick up is eating before a morning run. I’m usually an empty-stomach-maybe-some-coffee runner, so it’s been challenging to find something I enjoy eating beforehand. Which, by the way, is the only time you’ll EVER hear me say the words ‘I’m having a hard time eating more food.’
Continue reading “Orange & Fig Avocado Toast”
Alright, so my fridge often looks like organized chaos, but it’s my organized chaos. My kitchen is this topsy turvy place that I love to spend time in where I mesh my ideas of health, frugality, tastes and compromise with my beloved-if-somewhat-picky fiancé. Continue reading “One Tip for Meal Prep You’ll Love”
The month of July has been filled with stress, and almost all of it is over STUFF. We’re moving into a new (and much smaller) apartment from our old rental house and the need to purge our belongings has never been more necessary. And yet somehow I still find myself held back by silly reasons to keep all kinds of useless things around.
Continue reading “5 Thoughts I Had to Let Go of to Be Successful with Minimalism”
Enter: The Overnight Oat Experience.
You all might have noticed a…trend, shall we say, in my recipes. Can you even call it a trend when all you want to eat 24/7 is variations of the same meal? I feel like there are more accurate terms here, like obsession or craze or infatuation or having a bee in one’s bonnet (okay, I admit to using a thesaurus for that last one but I love it so it stays). Continue reading “Peanut Butter & Apple Overnight Oats Recipe”
Alright friends, I’m ready to bring you the stunning finale of this epic saga detailing the odyssey of Julianne & Lindsey on the high…ridgetops. BUT FIRST. I need to make an addendum to day 2. Right a wrong, really. Correct a glaring error. Un-omit a stunning omission. Something that happened on day 2 that I did not include on Day 2.
Continue reading “Backpacking in the Pacific Northwest: Day Three”
Last year I blinked and managed to miss all of fresh fig season, apparently. For a gal who had never tasted a fig until 3 years ago but is now a full fig convert, that was a brutal discovery. After that betrayal I’ve been on a dried fruit odyssey of sorts so that I’m not at the mercy of a teeny tiny seasonal window for my favorites. It only made sense for me to combine that with my love of overnight oats.
Continue reading “Dried Fig Overnight Oats Recipe”