Tone It Up Meals Week 3

If we’re being totally honest (isn’t that the point of this?) I haven’t really been keeping it lean, clean, & green lately. I’ve been doing alright, consider how insanely busy life has been, but Sunday is a better picture than how I’ve been eating every single day. As much as I’d like to pretend that every day is this great. But hey, you win some you lose some. Here’s what I ate on Sunday!

yogurt bowl with apple granola

I started off with a bowl of 0% Fage yogurt topped with blueberries and some of this cinnamon applesauce granola. If I could tell you to make one fall recipe, that granola recipe would be it.

I got some stuff done around the house and then went to gymnastics. I hadn’t been in awhile so it was a nice workout. After the gym, I got a pedicure with a few girlfriends. It was so relaxing! By the time I got home it was after 2 and I was SO ready for lunch. I wanted something fast so I heated up these madras lentils.

easy vegan lunch

I used to eat these all the time when I was single and didn’t cook as often. They’re really good and they’re fairly nutritious.

featured hummus and pine nuts

I also snacked on some hummus with carrots, and crackers. Clearly I was hungry!

Alex and I finished some lesson planning and then went to church. After the service, we hung out with some of the elementary schoolers for a lesson. We also snacked on some chips, salsa, and chili! It was a delicious spread but I didn’t get a chance to snap a picture. I was too busy trying keep sour cream from ending up on the carpet.

I ate quite a bit with the kiddos but I was meeting Lindsay at Ellwoods so I couldn’t pass up on some of the hot bar options!

If you’re a long time blog reader, you’ll probably remember that Lindsay and I were roommates back in the day, so she’s used to me taking pictures of my food. 😉 It was so nice getting to catch up! She’s been in Asheville getting her nursing degree but she will be back in Richmond soon and I can’t wait! Lindsay and I met thanks to the internet and we became fast friends thanks to her willingness for adventure!

Once I got home, I had a little Halo Top for something sweet before bed. Have you tried any of the new flavors yet?!

So far, peanut butter cup has been my favorite but I haven’t tried them all yet! If you’re curious about Halo Top, you can read my Halo Top Ice Cream review here! This definitely hit the spot.

What is your current favorite treat?

I’m linking up with Laura for What I Ate Wednesday!

Cinnamon Applesauce Granola

applesauce granola 2

I've been all about the apples lately. I've also been on a bit of a granola kick. I've been enjoying it on top of my yogurt bowls as well as straight out of the bag. I decided to try making granola with applesauce in order to get those clumpy pieces … [Continue reading]

Simple Spiced Lentils

spiced lentils

Does anyone else feel like life has gotten a little crazy? I feel like summer left and autumn swooped in with cooler temperatures and a packed agenda. We took a little trip to Philadelphia last weekend and while we were driving home, I got my grocery … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 2

en su boca

I fully intended to give you a recap of our trip to Philadelphia in the form of the delicious meals that I ate, but then I much failed to take a lot of pictures. I'd be a pretty terrible travel blogger because truthfully, sometimes I don't want to … [Continue reading]

Avocado Toast: Sweet vs. Savory

2 avocado toast

It's no secret that I love bread and sometimes I get on a toast kick where that's all I want for breakfast. While there's nothing wrong with plain toast, I thought I'd share some of my favorite ways to elevate toast to the next level. These recipes … [Continue reading]

15 [More] Vegetarian Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

facebook vegetarian recipes

Ready for some super-easy-no-excuse-not-to-make-them recipes? Each of these vegetarian recipes requires just 5 ingredients (or less!) so you don't have to make an extra trip to the grocery store. These sticky garlic noodles from Kelly and … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 1

tiu smoothie bowl

The latest Tone It Up challenge started on Saturday and I've been doing my best to stick with it! This challenge is only 31 days long so it's a little easier to focus on sticking with it. I'm only on day 5 but I'm already feeling great! So here's … [Continue reading]

Skinny Apple Cinnamon Muffins

skinny apple cinnamon muffins

It's fall, which means everyone is going crazy for pumpkin. And while I like pumpkin... if we're being honest, I'm team apple. I think we take them for granted because they're available year round but this is their season. Let's celebrate. I … [Continue reading]

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes


If you've ever searched for a healthy cauliflower recipe, you've probably heard about the "cauliflower mash" craze. Basically, you just puree cauliflower with some butter/spices/etc. and it's a healthy swap for mashed potatoes. I've made it before … [Continue reading]

What I Ate: Tuesday’s Meals

coconut smoothie

After such a great weekend at the Tone It Up retreat, I was excited to keep the healthy momentum going yesterday! For breakfast, I started off with yet another smoothie. Have you tried this coconut mango smoothie yet? Get on it! It's my current … [Continue reading]