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]

3 Things I Learned at an (Unofficial) Tone It Up Retreat


I spent this past weekend in Sandbridge, Virginia in a house with 15 other girls. I knew 2 of the girls already but the other 13 were strangers who quickly became friends. Let me back up. I've talked about Tone It Up a lot on this blog. I have … [Continue reading]

5 Things Friday

spaghetti squash (1)

Happy Friday!! I'm heading to the beach later today for an unofficial Tone It Up retreat in Virginia Beach so I am ready for the weekend to start! Before I head out, here are a few things I wanted to share. 1.Have you seen┬áthis article about … [Continue reading]

What I Ate Yesterday

white bean and chickpea chili

Can someone explain to me how it's already Wednesday? I have no idea. Let's just jump right into the food! Yesterday I was craving all the carbs so I started off with two pieces of Dave's Killer Bread topped with a little butter. Nothing fancy but … [Continue reading]

Coconut Mango Smoothie

mango smoothie with cocout

Now that we're in the middle of September, I thought it would feel a little more like fall. But the temperatures are still high so I've kept my smoothie bowls on repeat in the morning. Maybe I'll switch it up once it starts to cool down but for now, … [Continue reading]

Easy Baked Gigantes (Giant Greek Lima Beans)

white beans with tomatoes

The first time I tried a version of Gigantes, it was at Stella's, an amazing Greek restaurant in Richmond. (If you're in the area and you haven't gone yet, you must go.) Ever since I tried them, I kept thinking I should try making them but honestly, … [Continue reading]

What I Ate: A Day In the Life


I thought I'd do a little day-in-the-life style posts because I haven't done one of these in awhile! 6:41- My alarm goes off and I hit snooze. I've been sleepy lately and I don't really know why. I'd blame the weather changing but it actually … [Continue reading]

Lightened Up Zucchini Bread

sliced zucchini bread

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how versatile zucchini is? It can be spiralized into noodles, sliced into fries, or blended up into muffins. Sweet? Yes. Savory? Yes. Healthy? Of course. Is there anything it can't do? (Ok fine, I'm sure there … [Continue reading]

Basil Pesto Hummus

basil hummus recipe

Have you ever been to Zoe's Kitchen? It's kind of a fast-casual Mediterranean style restaurant and I'm obsessed with their basil pesto hummus. Then it occurred to me... why not make my own? So after a few attempts, I finally came up with a recipe … [Continue reading]