Posts tagged with "cooking"

Grocery Haul + Weekly Meal Plan

Posted May 9, 2014 in grocery haul, cooking, healthy eating and 1 more

After all the pre- and post-race carbs I consumed for the Lincoln Half-Marathon on Sunday, I definitely feel like I need a little carb break.

Don’t worry, I won’t go crazy with a cleanse or anything. But my body is craving greens and fresh fruit.

So I stopped by Hy-Vee Monday after work to stock up on produce.

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Grocery Haul + Weekly Meal Plan {creating a grocery budget)

Posted September 4, 2014 in grocery shopping, grocery haul, meal planning and 5 more

My last grocery haul was the first one with the BF! 

Now that the BF and I have lived together for about two months, we've decided to get more organized with our finances/budgeting.

Neither of us have ever had a budget for food before, but money has been a little tighter for both of us since we moved in together. So we're tracking our spending (especially on groceries and eating out) in September, and in October we'll decide where we can tighten things up. I'll let you know how we do!

Over the weekend, we bought groceries at Hy-Vee, the farmer's market and Target. 

Here's what we bought...

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 7-9}

Posted November 10, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, healthy living and 11 more

My weekend was actually a little more eventful than I anticipated (I told you in my Friday Faves post that I didn't have much going on!). 

But I attended a conference, I taught three fitness classes, I went for a run, I spent some quality time at Target, a did lots of cooking and baking and I went to a yoga class!

I'm actually sore today from all of my workouts. I'm glad I made the time for fitness over the weekend. It always makes me feel so much better!

Here's what I did this weekend...

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How to meal prep for a healthy week

Posted May 19, 2015 in meal prep, healthy eating, healthy and 6 more


Most Sundays, I whip up a few recipes that will make eating healthy throughout the week more convenient. I've found that this is the best way to stick to healthy eating!

Why? Because eating healthy takes more work than eating junk. When you get home from work after a long day, cooking a healthy meal from scratch can seem like a lot of work. But taking a bit of time on Sunday to prep those meals is a huge time saver!

I generally prep more snacks and veggies than actual meals. But I'll occasionally roast a whole chicken or make shredded chicken breasts in the crockpot to use for chicken fajitas, pesto chicken or buffalo chicken pizza.

Here are more prep ideas....

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