After a long day of work, working out, blogging, and running errands, I'm always looking to take the easy way out. This recipe requires very little work but is full of flavor and nutrients. You can easily omit the meatballs to make it vegetarian/vegan! I made them for my husband. This dish is also low-carb, … Continue reading Zoodles, Chicken Meatballs, & Garlic Green Beans!
I just threw a load of laundry in the dryer and am finally sitting down after a long day of work, working out, and doing household things. I'm sure everyone can relate to how difficult it is going back to work after a four-day weekend, but today was really tough! I actually did not do … Continue reading Boring Week’s Recap
Hello, all! It's another beautiful evening in Chicago and I just finished up a Flexibility and Strength yoga flow with Sanela. I had all the windows open to let in some fresh air, a Bath & Body Works scented candle going, and a Synergy Gingerberry kombucha. I feel loose and relaxed and wanted to take … Continue reading Caprese-Style Baked Chicken
I have been moving non-stop today, and I finally took a moment to sit down and blog about the dinner I just made. The weather in Chicago was absolutely beautiful today. I got out of work at 5 and put my roller blades on and skated for 4 miles. Then, I walked Oliver for 1 … Continue reading Low-Carb Fajita-Style Shrimp & Cauliflower Rice!
If you're anything like me, you probably thought beets were gross as a kid. To me, they just seemed sort of slimy, and I couldn't seem to get into the taste. Later on, my mom introduced me to sauteed beet greens, and I liked those, so I thought I might give them another chance. I've … Continue reading Spiralized Beet “Pasta”
My interest in skincare did not really start until the last few years. I think that in high school, I had a lot of breakouts on my chin and all I wanted to do was blast them with benzoyl peroxide or gimmicky items like Clearasil to make them go away. I specifically remember that when … Continue reading Skincare
Have you ever had a purple potato? The first time I saw one, I wasn't sure what to think. I thought it would be sweet or maybe taste more like a carrot or beet than a potato. Well, the purple potato has tons of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber, so it's one healthy vegetable! Aldi … Continue reading Potato Tacos with Fiesta Sauce
Salmon is one of my favorite foods, and it's one of the healthiest. Filled with protein, healthy fats, and vitamins/antioxidants, it's a great choice for a post-workout meal. I have put salmon in tacos, salads, pastas, etc., but I especially like it baked in a marinade. This marinade keeps protein juicy as it cooks and … Continue reading Mustard-Marinated Salmon/Chicken/Tofu
Like most of my fitness/foodie comrades, I have a slight obsession with Trader Joe's. I actually just discovered the store within the last couple years. There was never one close enough to me, but there was one near my grandma's that my mom used to go to when she visited on the weekends, and she … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Haul!
My take on eggplant ragout differs a bit from the traditional route, but it's a versatile and flavorful meatless dish that you can customize to your liking. Some of the best vegetables that have a "meaty" bite to them are eggplant and mushrooms, and the thicker, chewy veggies add a nice texture to the dish. … Continue reading Eggplant Ragout (Meatless)!