What I’m Loving: January

You guys there is so much I’m loving right now. January is one of my favorite months because it just feels so fresh. Not to mention that healthy stuff is suddenly all the rage. I love it. And this January is no exception! So here are a few of the things that I’m obsessed with right now:

Jordan, Me, and Samantha at PlankRVA

New workout classes.

I had a chance to check out PlankRVA and take a megaformer class. I had no idea what I was getting into but it turned out to be super fun. If you haven’t heard of megaformer classes, they’re sort of like pilates style classes but there’s a machine that you use the do the moves. It makes the moves much harder so it’s super effective. I was a little nervous because it seemed kind of complicated but the instructor was so helpful and the class was really fun. Honestly, it went by so fast. I was sore the next day, so that’s a good sign. If you’re in Richmond, PlankRVA is in the Innsbrook area, so it’s easy to get to no matter where you are!

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Local juice bars.

You know I love my juicer but sometimes I just don’t want to go to the store to buy a bunch of produce and make a huge mess in my kitchen. That’s why I’m pretty pumped that Richmond has been upping their juice game. I had a chance to check out Ginger Juice this week and we got to try a bunch of different things on their menu. Their chef is amazing and all of the good was exceptional. I highly recommend the kale salad or the avocado toast. (The avocado toast has this delicious vegan mayo that’s cashew based. It’s so good!) All of their juice is cold-pressed, so you’re not missing out on any nutrients.

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Cocktails.

While we’re on the subject of drinks…Alex has been getting into cocktail making and I’ve had the pleasure of being the taste-tester. It’s been fun to dive into a totally new thing and he’s made some really yummy ones, which got us thinking about healthier cocktails. I’ll have a few recipes coming your way!

Grace Not Perfection.

My friend Jordan (pictured on the left in that top photo) told me about this book and I’m glad I ordered it. (I literally went straight home and ordered it from Amazon.) It’s SO GOOD. I love Emily’s message and I think it’s a good reminder for bloggers, mom, and basically any woman with a smartphone. Seriously, I want to buy it for every woman in my life. P.S. it’s still on sale on Amazon so hurry up.

What are you loving lately?

Vegan Tempeh Tacos

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If we're being totally honest, I think we've eaten Mexican food every single for the past week. Once the house is stocked with limes, cilantro, and avocado... it's hard to convince me to eat anything else. So we've had everything from this … [Continue reading]

Spicy Mexican Street Corn Salad

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On Wednesday night, our small group from church came over for dinner. Although "small" might not be the right term because we had 12 people, which was the perfect crowd for taco Tuesday. We had an amazing spread of taco toppings and I decided to make … [Continue reading]

5 Ingredient Black Bean Enchiladas

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Richmond got a whole bunch of snow on Saturday morning which was awesome. We hadn't gotten any snow yet this year so it felt sort of special. It was also the perfect excuse to spend a little time in the kitchen. I was craving Mexican food and I … [Continue reading]

How to Beat Sugar Cravings

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A couple of years ago, Alex and I watched the documentary Fed Up, which highlights the negative effects that sugar has on our bodies. You know sugar isn't exactly a superfood and that donuts are the healthiest breakfast, but you might not know that … [Continue reading]

5 Tips to Help You Keep Your Healthy Resolutions

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Currently: Holiday Edition

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I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season! I thought I'd pop in and share what I've been up to lately. Currently Reading I just got the second volume of the 804ork Cookbook, a collection of recipes and stories from local restaurants here in … [Continue reading]

What I Ate: Tacky Light Edition

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I'm a little late on this because I didn't have time to share last week's but better late than never, right? Last Saturday was such a fun day packed with some great Richmond adventures so I couldn't resist sharing! Let's dive into the food: I woke … [Continue reading]

5 Ingredient Granola Bars

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I'm a snacker. I always have been. Maybe it's because I love food and I'm too impatient to wait until mealtime but whatever the reason, snacks are essential in this house. Back in my high school days, I pretend that granola bars were a "healthy" … [Continue reading]

15 Mouthwatering Waffle Recipes

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Why are waffles so much better than pancakes? Is it the crispy exterior matched with the fluffy interior? Is it the perfectly proportioned pockets that scoop up syrup and toppings? I don't know the answer but I do know that I love waffles. Whether … [Continue reading]