My Visit to the White House

bloggers at the White House

Monday night, after a busy weekend at SXSW in Austin, I flew up to Washington DC. I was invited to the White House to hear about the progress of the Let's Move campaign, an initiative started by the First Lady to combat … [Continue reading]

Eats at SXSW

acai bowl at the Daily Juice in Austin

I want to tell you guys ALL THE THINGS because there is so much going on but I'll just have to take it one event at a time! If you follow me on Snapchat (username: HeartVegetables) then you probably know I spent most of the past week in Austin, Texas … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

almond butter cookies with chocolate chips

Hey friends! I've been at SXSW for the past few days (If you follow me on Snapchat: HeartVegetables, then you probably knew that already) but I wanted to pop in this morning to share a quick cookie recipe with you! These vegan chocolate chip almond … [Continue reading]

How to Become a Morning Person

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Back in the day, I was a total night owl. I preferred to stay up late and sleep in. I couldn't imagine going to bed before 11pm and waking up anytime before 7:30 seemed impossible. I always had trouble falling asleep so I'd stay up later and sleep … [Continue reading]

What I Ate Yesterday


After spending the past couple of months trying to (somewhat) follow the Tone It Up meal plan, I've relaxed a bit this week. I'm still trying to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and keep an eye on protein but sometimes, a girl just needs some … [Continue reading]

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

tzatziki sauce recipe

This tzatziki sauce recipe is easy, creamy, and healthy! Use it as a spread on sandwiches or a dip with veggies or crackers!   First of all, I love hummus. I'll never pass on a bowl of delicious garlickly hummus, dunking in carrots, bell pepper, … [Continue reading]

Life Lately: March

Nike odessey running shoes

It's been a little while since we last caught up on life so I thought I'd do a quick recap of what's been going on: I've started running again. This is big news because I basically haven't run since... this half marathon back in 2012. So getting … [Continue reading]

What I Ate on the Tone It Up 7 Day Slim Down

kale salad dinner

Happy Wednesday! I'm on day 3 of the Tone It Up 7 Day Slim Down which is actually my 3rd "official" time doing the slim down challenge. Luckily I have a few friends doing it with me so I've had a lot of text support. Basically it's a whole week of … [Continue reading]

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Muffin Recipe

What's the secret to these healthy, whole wheat chocolate muffins? AVOCADO! The healthy fat makes these muffins irresistibly moist but still healthy enough for breakfast!

Avocados are so finicky. They're hard as a rock and then you blink and they've gone bad. Yesterday I found myself with 2 ripe avocados that desperately need to be used. One went to good use as an accompaniment with our quesadillas but the other had a … [Continue reading]

15 Vegetarian Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

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I hope you all know how much I love simple recipes. While there is certainly a time and a place to get fancy, most people just don't have the time to learn how to cook complicated things. Rather than relying on takeout and frozen foods, I love … [Continue reading]