Posts tagged with "meal prep"

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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Weekend Recap {March 27-29}

Posted March 30, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 11 more

How was your weekend? I had a wonderful three day weekend! I spent time with people I love, I ate delicious food, I ran a long long way and I spent a little bit of time pampering myself.

I took a little break from being productive this weekend for some much needed rest after a week of feeling run down. Read more in my Week of Workouts post.

Here's how the weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {April 10-12}

Posted April 13, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 8 more

How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one. Mine was busy, but fun. The BF and I took a day trip to Lincoln to spend time with his family, we got in our long half-marathon training run, we bought some spring plants and I meal prepped for the week!

Here's a recap...

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Easy and Delicious Gluten-Free Dinners

Posted April 22, 2015 in meal planning, dinner, healthy eating and 6 more


The BF and I have been experimenting with our diets recently, and we haven't been eating gluten. No, we haven't been diagnosed with a gluten allergy and no we're not hopping on the gluten-free diet fad.

The BF has some digestive issues that he would like to remedy, and he decided to see if eliminating gluten would make him feel better. I joined him to be a supportive girlfriend and so he wouldn't have to watch me eat bagels.

What is gluten? Gluten is the name for proteins found in wheat. It acts as a glue to hold foods together. Someone with Celiac Disease is allergic to gluten and has pretty severe reactions when they eat gluten. But someone with a sensitivity to gluten might experience foggy mind, depression, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, bone or joint pain or chronic fatigue (source).

The Celiac Disease Foundation actually says you should not self-diagnose, and that you should reach out to a doctor for testing. But the BF simply wanted to see if he felt a little better not eating gluten, which is the reason for our experiment.

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Summer Slimdown 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge

Posted May 12, 2015 in clean eating, healthy living, weight loss and 5 more


Want to feel absolutely vibrant, energetic and healthy this summer? You're in luck because I'm hosting a 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge!

I spent so many summers wearing jeans and baggy T-shirts because I felt uncomfortable with my body. I avoided fun adventures because I didn't feel confident. That is no way to spend the summer! Losing weight and getting fit helped me to gain confidence and embrace summer fun!

I don't want you to miss out on summer adventures, which is why I'm launching this challenge on Monday, May 18. We'll finish up the challenge just a few days before the first day of summer!

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Weekend Recap {May 15-17, 2015}

Posted May 18, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

How is the weekend over alread? I need another day!

My weekend was incredibly low key, but I managed to not get everything done that I intended to do. I was actually pretty tired all weekend. I slept a lot and did my fair share of lounging around. I guess I just needed to give myself a little break.

Here's how the weekend went...

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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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Weekend Recap {Aug. 21-23, 2015}

Posted August 24, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, healthy living and 7 more

How was your weekend?

The BF and I didn't have any plans! It was much needed after a summer of busy weekends.

I made it a priority to do things that I wanted to do, and to avoid my to do list. I definitely need more self-care on the weekends and I need to focus more on being present. I tend to constantly look toward the future and stress about the things I need to get done.

I go into a new week feeling more recharged and rejuvinated when my weekends are filled with relaxation and fun.

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 11-13, 2015}

Posted September 14, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 4 more

Hello! How was your weekend?

The BF and I had a great weekend mixed with fun, adventures, relaxation and some productivity. We didn't have any plans (besides by work to do list), so we just did what we felt like. Sometimes those are the best weekends!

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 25-27, 2015}

Posted September 28, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, breakfast and 12 more

I'm going to be honest, I wasn't excited to share my weekend with you this week. When I started thinking about how my weekend went, I could only see the negatives...I didn't get a lot of sleep, I had a headache all weekend, I didn't get much of my to do list done, I didn't do laundry, I didn't clean my house and I indulged more than usual because I didn't feel well and I was tired.

But I realized that I often beat myself up for what I don't get done. So I'm taking a moment to think about the positives from the weekend.

  • I spent tons of time with my parents and my niece, Brynn (dinner out, homecoming parade, supermoon viewing in the backyard)
  • I made delicious breakfasts Saturday AND Sunday mornings.
  • I picked so much kale from my garden.
  • I got to see that amazing moon.
  • The BF spent tons of time together.
  • I decorated for Halloween.
  • The BF and I didn't get sucked into Sons of Anarchy until Sunday.

I also realized that I want to share my super healthy weekends and my not-so-healthy weekends with you. Because this is life. Sometimes it's hard, and I struggle.

So here are details from my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 6-8, 2015}

Posted November 9, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 9 more

Happy Monday!

I got so much done this weekend! The BF ended up having to work quite a bit, so I used my time on my own to write, prepare for my upcoming sugar cravings workshop and clean the house.

It wasn't the most exciting weekend, but it was productive.

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 1-3, 2016} - Last Weekend of my Holiday Break

Posted January 4, 2016 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 13 more

Well, I'm back at work today after having almost two weeks off. And to be totally honest, I'm not thrilled.

My break from work was much needed. I spent my time off sleeping in, enjoying slow moving mornings, living in my pajamas, watching a lot of Netflix, drinking wine and indulging in more sweets than usual.

But I suppose it's time to get back to the real world. 

First, here's how I spent the last weekend of my holiday break...

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Getting Back on Track After the Holidays

Posted January 5, 2016 in getting back on track, healthy eating, weight loss and 8 more

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While I do make time to exercise and make it a priority to eat mostly healthy meals during the holidays, I definitely indulge more than usual.

I ate more sweets than I typically do, I indulged in a comical amount of cheese and I drank wine almost daily during my nearly two weeks off from work. 

So, like you, I'm feeling the need to get back on track now that the holidays are over. 

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 29-31, 2016}

Posted February 1, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

Happy Monday!

I had an indulgent weekend celebrating the BF's birthday. We had a party with friends, a date night and brunch with my family. All the eating out has me feeling a pretty bloated and heavy today. 

So today is all about moving on and getting back on track. When I have an indulgent weekend, I don't spend time feeling guilty about my food choices. I actually enjoyed every single indulgent bite, and was happy to be celebrating my guy. 

To get back on track, I'll feed my body with nourishing foods and drinks all day. I started my morning with an apple cider vinegar drink and oats, chia seeds, blueberries, almond milk, cinnamon and almond butter. I'll sip on some green juice later in the morning, and drink lots of water throughout the day.

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Weekend Recap {March 18-20, 2016}

Posted March 21, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 4 more

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

My weekend was great! I ran, I ate, I relaxed and I prepared for a healthy week. I actually had a list of things I needed to do (taxes, fitness instructor CEUs, etc.), but I felt like I needed some relaxation and self-care this weekend. 

Sunday was the first day of spring! I'm really looking forward to warmer weather. I also love spring because it's a time of renewal and new beginnings. I have something exciting planned for you this spring! Make sure you follow me on Facebook so you can get all the details on this amazing challenge!

But until then, here's a look at my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {May 6-8, 2016} - Girls on the Run 5K

Posted May 10, 2016 in weekend, Weekend Recap, Girls on the Run and 8 more

For the past few months, I've been helping to plan the local Girls on the Run 5K. The race was this weekend, and it was a success!

If you're not familiar with Girls on the Run, it's an after-school program for third- through fifth-graders. The girls meet twice a week for 12 weeks, and the curriculum promotes building self-confidence through physical fitness. During the program, the girls train for a 5K. Then at the end, they run a 5K.

We had about 80 girls run with their run buddies and coaches, and it was such an inspiring event. 

Here are details from my race weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Fourth of July Weekend 2016}

Posted July 5, 2016 in Weekend Recap, running, HIIT and 8 more

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! I took Friday off of work for a quick road trip with the BF, so I had an extra long holiday weekend. It was much needed!

I also started Meal Free July on Friday. I love challenges like this because it allows me to get creative in the kitchen. I made some delicious meals!

I tend to overshare in these recaps, so I tried to be more concise in this week's post! (it's so hard for me because I want to share everything!)

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Weekend Recap {July 22-24, 2016}

Posted July 25, 2016 in Weekend Recap, shopping, HomeGoods and 8 more

I just realized that I've gone out of town 2-3 weekends a month since May! I'm ready to spend some time at home and relax.

I, sort of, had a weekend at home this weekend. My mom and I made a quick trip to Lincoln so that I could get some blood work done. I made sure to get in lots of relaxing after that. I needed it!

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Healthy Meal Planning and Prepping Made Easy

Posted October 5, 2016 in meal planning, meal prep, healthy living and 7 more

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When we begin to eliminate processed foods from our diets, and we start eating more whole foods we start feeling amazing...and we end up spending a lot more time in the kitchen.

Cooking food from scratch takes longer than cooking processed foods. But it's totally worth it, and there are ways you can create short cuts. 

Meal planning and prepping!

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 6-8, 2017}

Posted January 9, 2017 in yoga, Weekend Recap, health coaching and 7 more

Wow, we're back to Monday once again. How do the weekends fly by so fast? I admit, I could have used another day for relaxation and getting a few things done (ie. laundry). 

My weekend was a good mix of relaxing and fun with some productivity (work) thrown in.

Here's a recap of my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Feb. 24-26, 2017}

Posted February 27, 2017 in Weekend Recap, Eating for Energy, meal prep and 4 more

I'm back! I took a little break from blogging last week. 

I've been working extra hard on my health coaching business (I had two workshop last week), I started teaching a new yoga class, I'm working on building my nutrition team and I just didn't feel like I had anything left in the tank for blogging. 

My weekend was all about catching up. After being sick and then being at the cabin last weekend, the BF and I needed a weekend at home to resettle. 

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Weekend Recap {March 3-5, 2017}

Posted March 6, 2017 in Weekend Recap, hiking, spring detox and 3 more

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

I got a lot of rest this weekend. I must have needed it! 

We also got a chance to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. I'm ready for spring!

Speaking of spring, I have something special I'm working on for you. Find out more below...

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Weekend Recap {March 23-26, 2017} - Spring Break

Posted March 27, 2017 in Weekend Recap, yoga, meal prep and 6 more

I'm back to work after a glorious four-day weekend. Last week was spring break, and work was painfully slow. So I took last minute vacation days on Thursday and Friday with no plans!

It was the best thing ever to have a long weekend without having to travel somewhere or have a million things to do. I ended up enjoying slow mornings, working on my health coaching business, taking my online business classes, hanging out with my niece, drinking a lot of coffee and eating delicious food.

I'll give you a condensed recap with the highlights since I did a lot of things...

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{Quick} Vegan Meal Prep

Posted March 28, 2017 in vegan meal plan, vegan meal prep, real food detox and 4 more

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You have the best intentions all day to come home and make a healthy, homemade meal. But work ended up being crazy stressful, and you're exhausted. So you get take out or eat chips and guac with a glass of wine for dinner. 

Trust me, I know how this plays out. I don't know how many times I've eaten tortilla chips and guac or eggs and toast for dinner because I was exhausted and didn't feel like cooking. 

Eating a lazy meal on occasion isn't a big deal, but when it's a habit you're most likely not getting the nutrition that your body needs. This could lead to low energy, weight gain and more. 

Creating a meal planning and meal prepping routine will set you up for success throughout the week, and make eating healthy easy even on busy days.

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Weekend Recap {April 21-23, 2017}

Posted April 24, 2017 in Weekend Recap, yoga, meal prep and 4 more

How was your weekend?

My weekend was full of yoga, seeing friends, hanging out with my family, relaxing and eating delicious food. 

I really needed to have a weekend without a to do list, and just go with the flow. It was nice to relax when I needed it and have some impromptu fun outings. 

Here's a look at the weekend...

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