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- 12/17/12--21:20: _25 Memorable Moment...
- 12/20/12--19:31: _Week 10 Crockpot Me...
- 12/24/12--09:48: _Be Merry with Skinn...
- 12/29/12--11:30: _A Day in the Life o...
- 12/31/12--08:38: _A New Day, A New Ye...
- 01/09/13--09:20: _Back to Jammin’ wit...
- 01/13/13--22:41: _Healthified Burger ...
- 01/15/13--11:53: _More Bangin’ Food f...
- 01/17/13--08:29: _Not Just A Glass Jar
- 01/21/13--14:36: _SLIM Super Bowl Par...
- 01/25/13--20:50: _Vitamin C: Think Va...
- 01/28/13--12:04: _No Fat “Cream” of B...
- 01/30/13--20:05: _Off-Season Fitness ...
- 01/31/13--07:57: _New Year, New Month...
- 02/01/13--13:08: _Capturing the Moment
- 02/02/13--22:26: _A Day of Watching, ...
- 02/03/13--15:06: _Did you know Valent...
- 02/05/13--11:51: _The Nippy Niner: A ...
- 02/06/13--08:35: _Don’t Forget the Co...
- 02/12/13--13:01: _The Best Annual Val...
- 12/17/12--21:20: 25 Memorable Moments Being 25 Years Old!
- 12/20/12--19:31: Week 10 Crockpot Meal: Spinach Butternut Squash Lasagna
- 12/24/12--09:48: Be Merry with Skinny Seasonal Drinks
- 12/29/12--11:30: A Day in the Life of Olivia
- 12/31/12--08:38: A New Day, A New Year 2013
- 01/09/13--09:20: Back to Jammin’ with the Beet
- 01/13/13--22:41: Healthified Burger and Fries
- 01/15/13--11:53: More Bangin’ Food for Your Buck
- 01/17/13--08:29: Not Just A Glass Jar
- 01/21/13--14:36: SLIM Super Bowl Party Foods
- 01/25/13--20:50: Vitamin C: Think Variety
- 01/28/13--12:04: No Fat “Cream” of Broccoli Spinach Soup
- 01/30/13--20:05: Off-Season Fitness Analysis
- 01/31/13--07:57: New Year, New Month, New Foodie Pen Pal
- 02/01/13--13:08: Capturing the Moment
- 02/02/13--22:26: A Day of Watching, Reading, and Loving Running
- 02/05/13--11:51: The Nippy Niner: A Short Story Featuring My First Trail Run
- 02/06/13--08:35: Don’t Forget the Color Red, Hearts, and of course Chocolate!
- 02/12/13--13:01: The Best Annual Valentine’s Gift and A Low Cal Sweet Treat
After 8 Days of Hanukkah Gifts…it is my Birthday today too! Unfortunately, turning 26 years old is VERY anticlimactic in my mind! I just feel older and farther away from being able to act like college student! However, I loved being 25 years old! I became wiser and accomplished many goals! I can truly say that [...]
simplynutricisingUgly Sweater Party for the December B-days!Cheers! Even Olivia smiled for me today!
This week was the last week of my crockpot challenge! I saved the best meal for last! This dish is to die for and it is not just another recipe with butternut squash! I can tell you now that I will be making this lasagna every year, multiple times a year! Spinach Butternut Squash Lasagna [...]
I don’t know about you, but I want to be a little more merry tonight and I am thinking a light seasonal drink will do the trick! Who agrees and wants to join me?!?!?! I found a wide range of yummy mixed holiday drinks, cold and hot, to spice up the night! Don’t be afraid [...]
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My family will always be an important part of my life! Don’t take family for granted! Make an effort to see them because you never know what can happen tomorrow! Being around my family helps me stay balanced and seems to always put a big smile on my face! Every year my family seems to [...]
simplynutricisingDSC_0005A gift before Olivia's name was revealed! Someone just knew! Olivia can fit in her stocking!DSC_0013DSC_0028IMG_4609DSC_0015IMG_4627DSC_0025IMG_4611Bundled Up! IMG_4615IMG_4637IMG_4634Liv gained a pound and grew an inch since birth! Yay!IMG_4662IMG_4673IMG_4682IMG_4677Woohoo! I didn't cry and I am a healthy baby...let's go shopping now like moms and daughters do! IMG_4687DSC_0018DSC_0022Natalie wanted brussels sprouts! Roasted them with butternut squash! My favorite vegetable combination!Hulda!Hi Dad! Can we play ball?!?!Google "Moby Wrap Demo" and within in minutes you know how to put baby in 3 different positions!DSC_0052DSC_0054I demonstrated for NatThis isn't so bad!398643_710546257634_1792956231_nBye Liv! See you in 2013!
One of your last goals for 2012 should be to write done your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions before the clock strikes 12:00 am! This can be a hard task for some people. Where should you begin?!?! REFLECT: Take 5-10 minutes for yourself today to think about YOU with minimal distractions. It only takes a moment [...]
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Two years ago, a good friend, Margaret Murphy, needed subjects for her research study, in which I would have to run two 5k time trials one week apart and eat something before each trial. I figured why not be subject for a friend when one day I will be need subjects for my research too. [...]
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To make sure my stomach was satisfied while watching Revenge and the Golden Globes tonight, I decided to make a different Sunday dinner that featured a few things I had on hand….sweet potatoes, zucchini, and garlic! My friend, Katie, and I love love love the show Revenge! We usually end up watching it together and [...]
simplynutricisingDSC_0084Microwave your sweet potatoes for 10 minutes (turn them over after 5 minutes) Mashed Sweet Potato and Cannellini BeansAll the burger ingredients mixed well togetherFormed into 1/2 cup size burgersCook and cover on low heat until both sides are slightly browned.Topped with a dollop of roast garlic yogurt sauce, slice of tomato and avocado Dipped zucchini and onion into the egg white bowl and then into the bread crumbsBake for 20-30 minutes on 425 degrees F (flip over after 15 minutes)Dip the Zucchini Fries and Onion Rings in Roast Garlic Yogurt Sauce! DSC_0070Roasted and BroiledDSC_0085
Multiple people have asked me “how can I reduce my monthly food cost” and “how can I make healthy meals on a budget!” Fortunately, I can answer those questions in many ways, which is why I thought it would be a good time to start a series of blog posts called More Bangin’ Food for Your [...]
This morning, I woke up to another batch of crockpot steel cut oats smelling more delicious than ever! This time I cooked my oats with unsweetened cocoa powder, berries, and unsweetened coconut! Then I topped today’s serving of oats with a dollop of PB2, more fresh berries, and a sprinkle of homemade granola for a [...]
simplynutricisingDSC_00062012 Jar of Memories! DSC_0003DSC_00012013 Jar of True Happiness
The Super Bowl is right now the corner (in fact, 2 weeks from today!), which means another excuse to eat unhealthy foods, right? I am sure a lot of you are thinking YES, but let’s change your answer to “this year, I want to make healthier versions of typical football party foods and not feel [...]
simplynutricisingDSC_0020DSC_0020DSC_0051IMG_4745IMG_4747DSC_0039DSC_0041DSC_0063DSC_0047DSC_0038DSC_0025DSC_0027DSC_0031DSC_0036DSC_0054Dip the Zucchini Fries and Onion Rings in Roast Garlic Yogurt Sauce! DSC_0087DSC_0061Add just 1-2 Tablespoons of pizza sauce on top of every veggie sliceBe Creative!DSC_0083DSC_0077DSC_0079DSC_0080DSC_0010DSC_0001DSC_0034DSC_0035DSC_0015DSC_0018DSC_0024DSC_0027DSC_0020I didn't say I am an artist! Not the perfect football, but you get the idea.DSC_0117DSC_0119
Guess what has arrived?!?!? THE COLD AND FLU SEASON! There is definitely no excitement in that exclamation mark! Only frustration and …
There is something about having a bowl of warm creamy broccoli soup on a rainy day! Yesterday was one of …
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The past 2 months have been filled with so many hard, but refreshing workouts! I have made the effort to …
This month I received my foodie pen pal package from Abby @abbycroft, which is the package featured in this blog post! I …
simplynutricisingDSC_0009DSC_0029DSC_0038DSC_0040DSC_0004DSC_0048I covered the chicken breast with the Forward all purpose seasoning and cooked it in a skillet until both sides were slightly brown and the inside was white. Looks good and tastes good too! DSC_0052DSC_0016DSC_0020blogbadgeSTAMP
Today’s morning bikram yoga class gave me a little more confidence in myself physically and mentally, which created just enough …
Today was my day to appreciate fast runners and my love for running! The USA Cross Country Championships were held …
simplynutricisingIMG_2933Me, Liz, and Abby = running nerds!Shalane Flanagan getting her game face on! DSC_0102and they are off!DSC_0174DSC_0181DSC_0179DSC_0156Too much zoom with my bigger lens, but a cute close up pic! taking a few pics between loopsand the no brainer finish....here Shalane comes down the last stretch to the finish line! DSC_0239DSC_0240and Shalane won! 8K in 25.49! Wow!We saw some of the fasters runners in the World! DSC_0298 - Version 2DSC_0307DSC_0310The guys stayed together in a big pack for a few loops unlike the woman. DSC_0339DSC_0361Chris Derrick pulled away from the pack and won the 12K with a time of 35.38DSC_0394DSC_0474I enjoyed a late lunch while reading this month's Runner's' World Magazine! DSC_0455DSC_0512DSC_0576
While you are watching the Super Bowl tonight, whether you are feeling happy, angry, anxious, or sad, take a few moments …
simplynutricisingTime is ticking.....what are you waiting for!
With no doubt, the Nippy Niner was the perfect name to describe my first trail run! My alarm went off …
simplynutricisingA field of snow! Starting Line! Thinking...are we crazy?NippyNinerTrailRunMapWEBWe did it! and still smiling...good sign! How we really felt! Cold! Candid
No Valentine’s Day should end without the color red, hearts, and of course chocolate! With that said, I have a …
simplynutricisingDSC_0115Shredded beets make a great natural red food coloring!DSC_0123DSC_0050DSC_0006DSC_0030Create your own grilling rub, if a Kakao Store isn't located near you. Ingredients: Cinnamon, cocoa powder, sea salt, and spices. DSC_0044DSC_0052DSC_0036DSC_0043
My week started off with the arrival of an early Valentine from my parents! They always send a Harry & …
simplynutricisingHarry & David's Gift Basket ! So much better than flowers! Milk Chocolate Strawberry Frozen Yogurt DSC_0029