Sugar Free Grocery List

sugar free foods

On Monday, I posted about how Alex and I are doing a little "sugar detox" after watching Fed Up, and a few people have asked what our groceries looked like. Grocery shopping was definitely tricky because we had to check labels on everything. We did … [Continue reading]

Learning How to Eat Sugar Free

mashed chickpea sandwich

This weekend was the start of a little "sugar detox" that Alex and I decided to do after watching Fed Up. (You can read all about the documentary Fed Up here.) So I thought I'd show you what we ate on Sunday, while we figured out the confusing world … [Continue reading]

Fed Up: “The Film The Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to See”

fed up movie

Ok, so I've watched a lot of documentaries about food. Netflix is full of them. Food Inc, Forks Over Knives, Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead... so I almost skipped over this one. At some point, it's just sort of the same old thing. But since I was … [Continue reading]

Spicy Kale Salad

easy kale salad

I've tried a lot of kale salads. If it's on the menu, I have to try it. One of my very favorite kale salads is from a local restaurant here in Richmond called Tazza Kitchen. (They have a few other locations around Virginia and one in North Carolina!) … [Continue reading]

What I Ate: Tuesday

peach smoothie

I've been feeling sort of under the weather this week, but I haven't been able to really determine what it is. Allergies? A summer cold? I've just felt really tired, groggy, and achy. I thought maybe I was just dehydrated so I've been drinking water … [Continue reading]

Creamy Peach Cobbler Smoothie Recipe

creamy peach cobbler smoothie

I first made this recipe on Saturday morning. Right after I ate it, I went to the store to buy more peaches because I wanted to make it again. To be honest, I don't usually switch up my smoothie routine. I've been a banana + peanut butter fan for … [Continue reading]

Tiny Tweaks: How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How to Sleep Better

Historically, I’ve been a bad sleeper. I’m not sure how it’s possible to be so bad at something that literally requires you to just lay there and do absolutely nothing… but I was. As a little kid it took me forever to fall asleep and once I … [Continue reading]

What I Ate: Sunday

dinner mac n cheese

Sunday wasn't a very typical day of meals which is why I thought I'd share. Not everyday is filled with vegetables! ;) Alex and I had breakfast at Can Can, one of our favorite breakfast spots. The food is good but the ambiance is the very best … [Continue reading]

New Workouts & How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

I first started "working out" when I did gymnastics in elementary school. We had conditioning after practice which meant sit ups and push ups and basic body weight training. When I quit gymnastics in high school, I started cheerleading which also … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies [Gluten Free & Vegan]

chocolate chip protein cookies vegan and gluten free

After a failed attempt at quinoa cookies and many attempts at a protein cookie that doesn't taste like you're eating styrofoam, I've finally done it. I should have figured it out earlier since it's really just a modified version of these breakfast … [Continue reading]