Sugar Free Meals (Week 3)

breakfast greek yogurt and berries

We’re wrapping up our third week of a sugar-free “detox” which basically means we’re avoiding any added sugar and cutting back on our fruit intake. It’s been an interesting journey so far. I’d say my sugar cravings have subsided a lot but … [Continue reading]

Sugar Free Traveling

sugar free traveling

Alex and I went to Southern Ohio this past weekend for a family reunion. It was so much fun spending time with my parents plus my extended family! It was also a great excuse to test out my selfie stick for the first time.  Maybe a little blurry … [Continue reading]

My DIY Treadmill Desk

DIY cheap treadmill desk

Last weekend was full of house projects and random things on our to-do list, but let's talk about the best part: Alex built me a treadmill desk. Yes, a treadmill desk! I've been dreaming of one of these for a while, since I hate spending any more … [Continue reading]

Sugar Free Meals (Week 2)

greek salad lunch

Alex and I have been on a "no added sugar" kick for a couple of weeks now. We haven't been super strict (meaning, the bread at a restaurant could have a pinch of sugar in it but we're not going to interrogate our waiter over it) but we've followed it … [Continue reading]

Creamy Ricotta and Zucchini Pasta

ricotta pasta with vegetables

I'm a huge fan of zucchini noodles but sometimes I just need some pasta. So I thought, why not both? Plus, this recipe doesn't require a spiralizer since you can simply thinly slice the zucchini for this. Adding some veggies to your pasta is the … [Continue reading]

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]