I like to include plant-based meals in my week as much as possible, not only because of the nutritional benefits, but because of the the ways it can help the environment. Eating plant-based meals several times a week can help reduce your carbon footprint, minimize water usage/waste, and help lessen risk of heart disease, cancer, … Continue reading Fried Cauliflower Rice w/ Tofu “Egg”
My husband and I each had a rare day off, so we decided to go to Brookfield Zoo. In the Chicago area, there are two primary zoos: Brookfield & Lincoln Park. There are other zoos that are within reasonable driving distance, but in other states. Brookfield is the zoo I would go to on all … Continue reading A Day at Brookfield Zoo
Hello! It's Sunday evening and a gloomy, cool night in Chicago. I love this type of weather because it's perfect for exploring, aesthetically beautiful, and puts me in a writing mood. This week was filled with fun adventures and went by really quickly. As much as I can't wait for Halloween, I feel like I … Continue reading Recap: Outdoor Adventures, Dog Paradise, & Groceries
My whole apartment smells like apples and cinnamon, and no, I didn't jump the gun on lighting a fall-scented candle. I just baked some delicious apple cinnamon protein muffins! These muffins are super-easy to make and have no added sugars, but they're still sweet and pack great flavor. It's not fall yet, but these are … Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins
Good morning! It's Sunday and going to be a gorgeous, sunny day and I plan on taking full advantage of the weather. If I drank coffee, I'd be having one right now, but instead I'm sipping on a watermelon sparking water and letting the breeze come in through the window. The week went by really … Continue reading A Recap of Grocery Hauls & Long Walks!
I competed in gymnastics for nearly ten years as a child/teenager. I went to city and state-wide competitions and earned a gold medal several times. Being a gymnast requires not only flexibility, but a lot of strength training, too. As a gymnast, I used the muscles in my legs quite often - I needed them … Continue reading At-Home Leg Circuit
It's been a pretty warm day in Chicago, but it's nearly 9 pm and I'm sitting next to an open window enjoying the breeze. I didn't have a super-exciting week, but I managed to get a workout in every day, my eating was pretty on-point, and I got a lot done around the house. I'll … Continue reading Workouts, The Lion King, and Forest Adventures: A Recap