5 Healthy Salad Topping Ideas

5 HealthySalad ToppingIdeas

I eat a lot of salads, but it's not just because they're "healthy"; I honestly really like them. It's an easy way to get in a few servings of vegetables and as long as you switch up your toppings, the variety keeps it interesting. Carrots and … [Continue reading]

Avocado Yogurt Dressing

yogurt dressing

My friend Alexa has been visiting for a few days which is the best. We don't get to see each other all that often but since we lived together for 3 years in our college days, we just fall back into a routine. I usually end up making a huge mess in … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 2

kale salad

I'm on week two of the Tone It Up Bikini Series challenge so I thought I'd share my meals from Monday with you. The goal of the challenge is "lean, clean, and green" meaning lots of protein, whole foods, and veggies! Breakfast was a cup of … [Continue reading]

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

HealthyRoad TripSnacks

There are three things you need for a perfect road trip: A good co-pilot (who will chat along the way) A great playlist (with plenty of songs to sing along to) Plenty of snacks (that won't make you feel sluggish and yucky) My friend Alexa and I … [Continue reading]

5 Tips for Super Thick Smoothies

If you want to blend a super thick spoonable smoothie, try these tips and tricks!

When I posted this smoothie bowl on Instagram, a few people asked how to make their smoothies thicker. I only eat spoonable smoothies so I loved this question. https://www.instagram.com/p/BEqX5eAFqql/?taken-by=iheartveggies Tips for thicker … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 1

blueberry smoothie bowl with toppings

I mentioned on Monday that I'm doing the Tone It Up Bikini Series challenge for the next 8 weeks, so I'm focusing on meals that are lean, clean, and green! Since it's What I Ate Wednesday, I wanted to show you what I ate yesterday! I rolled myself … [Continue reading]

5 Grocery Essentials for Healthy Recipes

5 Grocery Essentials for Healthy Recipes

I'm so excited that today is Monday, which might sound a little crazy, but I signed up for the Tone It Up Bikini Series 8 week challenge and it starts today! I've done a few of their workout plans in the past and I love them. They have a great focus … [Continue reading]

4 Tips for New Runners

4 Tips for New Runners

I've had a love/hate relationship with running. Before I moved to Virginia, I'd never run more than a mile or two at a time. I signed up for my first 5K in December of 2010 and then ran on and off for a while. In 2012 I ran my first half marathon. … [Continue reading]

What I Ate in NYC 

avocado toast

Last Thursday, I had a work event in New York City, so Alex met up with me afterwards and we spent the weekend eating our way through the city. We'd both explored New York separately but this was our first trip together, so it was a fun adventure! … [Continue reading]

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

spiced chickpea soup

When I'm trying to eat a little healthier, soups are one of my favorite things to make. They're a perfect way to make veggies extra flavorful. I've been playing around with spices lately and I decided to bite the bullet and buy saffron. Do you know … [Continue reading]