Posts tagged with "HyVee"

Grocery Haul {Dec. 6} + Meal Planning

Posted December 16, 2014 in grocery haul, healthy eating, healthy cooking and 9 more

I'm super late on posting this month's grocery haul (the BF and I went shopping on Dec. 6)! I usually post our grocery haul early in the month to share our spending from the previous month. (Read about our October spending and November's grocery haul here).

I don't know what happened. This month is just flying by!

But I still want to share our grocery haul and meal planning because we've been making some delicious meals this month! 

But first, here's our spending..

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Gingerbread Pancakes {gluten-free}

Posted December 17, 2014 in breakfast, pancakes, Christmas and 8 more

*My local HyVee provided me with a package of their HealthMarket Natural Blanched Almond Flour. All opinions are my own.

One of my favorite holiday food memories is the French toast casserole my mom used to make on Christmas morning. 

My brother and I would open the gifts that were in our stockings (from Santa), and then we would eat the delicious breakfast casserole. Gift opening would then resume after eating. Just to clarify, this is a memory from my early to mid-20's, not my childhood. Yes, Santa still delivers gifts to my brother and I at our parent's house.

But I loved having a special breakfast to enjoy on Christmas morning. 

When HyVee gave me their almond flour, I knew I wanted to make something sweet and delicious that could be enjoyed on Christmas morning or around the holidays. I've also been a bit obsessed with anything gingerbread, so I knew that was the direction I needed to go.

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A Healthy Holiday Cocktail Party

Posted December 18, 2014 in holidays, cocktail party, healthy and 7 more

Happy Holidays!

I absolutely love this time of year. Spending extra time with friends and family, shopping for the perfect gifts, sending Christmas cards, decorating the house, wrapping gifts, baking holiday cookies, watching Christmas movies. I love every single thing.

I also love throwing parties, which is why I decided to plan a healthy holiday cocktail party!

A few months ago, I started throwing healthy dinner parties. I invited women that I didn't know particularly well, but I knew they were interested in health and fitness. Each guest brought healthy dishes to the parties, and we just chatted about working out, eating healthy, running, etc.

I wanted December's party to be extra special, so I asked local businesses to donate items that would help my guests have the healthiest holiday season possible. Everyone that I asked was so generous! All of my guests went home with amazing goodie bags, and we even had some giveaways!

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What I Learned on a HyVee Health Market Tour

Posted January 29, 2015 in HyVee, healthy eating, grocery shopping and 1 more

Earlier this week I took a grocery store tour at HyVee, and I learned soooo much!

To be honest, I wasn't sure how much I would take away from the tour since I am at HyVee at least twice a week and I practically live in the Health Market. But Kaiti George, the store's dietician, shared so many fun facts. And lucky for you, she said I could share some of them with you!

I went on the tour with some of the girls from my Healthy Dinner Club group. During our Healthy Holiday Cocktail Party, we all decided that a grocery store tour would be fun. It was!

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Grocery Haul + Meal Plan {Week of Feb. 9-15}

Posted February 12, 2015 in grocery haul, meal planning, healthy eating and 5 more

I haven't posted a grocery haul in a long time because I spent most of January on my elimination diet, and grocery shopping wasn't that fun. Most of my grocery hauls were produce, seeds, rice and rice milk (ick!).

But my elimination diet is over! (I'll post a recap soon) I'm back to eating like my old self (although I haven't reintroduced coffee and I've only had sugar for the first time this week. My sugar was in the form of Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter. To. Die. For.)

So I thought I would share my recent grocery haul and meal plan! I haven't kept track of our grocery spending for a few months. I got off track during the holidays. But I'll get back to it this month and share our grocery budget for February early in March.

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Weekend Recap - Feb. 20-22

Posted February 23, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 7 more

How was your weekend? I hope you had time to relax, get in a good workout and eat some delicious food.

My weekend started off a bit rocky with a massive headache, but my weekend ended on a high note with a fun and relaxing evening watching the Oscars and eating delicious food.

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Grocery Haul {Feb. 22, 2015} + Weekly Meal Plan

Posted February 24, 2015 in meal planning, grocery haul, healthy cooking and 6 more

How do you find healthy recipe inspiration?

I find recipe inspiration in a few ways - I watch The Chew, I flip through my cookbooks, I read health magazines and I read health and fitness blogs. I keep track of the online recipes I want to try on my Pinterest boards.

Before the days of Pinterest, I would tear recipes out of magazines and put them in a 3-ring binder. I still have a few binders full of recipes! (I should probably go through those!) I still tear recipes out of magazines, but I'm not as good about organizing them.

I also keep a list on my phone of all of our favorite recipes. Whenever the BF and I try something new and we love it, it goes on the list. Whenever I'm struggling to figure out what to add to our weekly meal plan, I often go back to our favorites list.

I always try to include one or two new recipes each week. I love trying new recipes, and it helps keep things interesting! This week we tried a rice and mushroom soup that went right onto our favorites list!

Here's this week's grocery haul from HyVee and our meal plan for the week...

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Grocery Haul {March 3, 2015} + Meal Plan

Posted March 6, 2015 in grocery haul, meal planning, meal prep and 7 more

Happy Friday! I'm sooooo ready for the weekend. The BF and I don't have anything major planned. I, of course, have a long to do list full of lots of blogging and health coaching things.

Today I'm sharing our recent grocery haul, our meal plan this week and our February grocery spending! I hope my meal plans give you a little meal inspiration as you're planning your meals for next week. Sometimes it's a struggle to come up with new recipes!

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Sweet and Salty Chocolate Almond Candy

Posted March 12, 2015 in sweets, sweet tooth, dessert and 9 more

*My local HyVee provided me with Blue Diamond Nut-Thins. All opinions are my own

I've been buying Blue Diamond Nut-Thins for awhile, so when HyVee gave me a box of the Almond Nut-Thins in Hint of Sea Salt and a box of Artisan Nut-Thins in Asiago Cheese I was super excited. But when they suggested I try a recipe using the crackers, I was intrigued.

I've never thought of using crackers in a recipe, especially a sweet treat.

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Grocery Haul {April 6, 2015} + Gluten-Free Meal Plan

Posted April 9, 2015 in grocery haul, meal planning, healthy eating and 5 more

The BF and I recently hit up HyVee for some produce and staples. I realized that I haven't shared a grocery haul in a while, and I'm due to share my March grocery spending with you!

We didn't need much because we had just bought groceries a week before, but we needed to get some veggies (because we eat ALL the veggies) and a few other things for our meals this week.

But before I share our grocery haul, I want to share our grocery spending!

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 28-30, 2015}

Posted August 31, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 7 more

I hope your weekend was a good mix of fun, relaxing and productive!

I had a very low key weekend, which is always nice. I treated myself to some sushi, a yoga class, iced coffee and kombucha. I also spent lots of time taking Social Academy classes. I'm finally learning the ins and outs of social media!

Here's a little peek into my weekend...

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Sushi Making Tips and Techniques

Posted October 6, 2015 in sushi, sushi making class, HyVee and 7 more


Last week, the BF and I took a sushi making class at the HyVee Test Kitchen!

It was such a fun date night, and we ended up learning a lot.


The BF and I love sushi. Our favorite sushi place near us is Wasabi Bistro in Grand Island. It's where we've celebrated anniversaries, birthdays, New Year's Eves, successes and more. We've created so many great memories over sushi dinners. The photo above was from our second anniversary celebration.

We also like going to the HyVee Market Grille on Wednesday nights because they have half price sushi and bottles of wine!

So when the BF suggested that we take a sushi making class, I was totally into it.

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My favorite healthy football foods

Posted October 18, 2015 in football, healthy eating, weight loss and 8 more


*My local HyVee asked if I'd like to try Beanitos, and they provided me with the product. All opinions are my own!

It's apparently football season. I'm definitely not a watcher of sports on television, not even Nebraska's beloved Huskers. I know, I'm a terrible Nebraskan.

I just can't get into it. But if there's food, I'm slightly more interested.

Most of the time, football foods aren't of the healthy variety - cheese dips, chicken wings, pizza, beer and chips.

The easiest way to stay healthy during football season is to offer a few healthy options if you're hosting a football watching party, or bring a few healthy dishes if you're attending a party.

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