Here’s my experience with eggs and acne… Several months ago, I gave up eggs – kind of by mistake – but I went 40 days without eating them. I started a seed cycling protocol to help with balancing my hormones because I had stopped taking oral contraceptives. The protocol required incorporating all kind of seeds into my diet, so I started eating Powerseed Overnight Oatmeal instead of eggs, just about every morning for breakfast. It…

Just because I’m not eating eggs right now, doesn’t mean you can’t! FYI: I’m still experimenting with the eggs and acne stuff. Before I make any conclusions, I want to get through another cycle or two to see what happens with my skin. I’ll be sure to keep you guys in the loop! Besides Kraft Mac & Cheese and Ramen Noodles, one of the first things I ever learned to cook was Egg-in-a-Nest. Rewind to 12-years…

Good morning and happy Friday, friends!! Just wanted to share some tasty eats from my week… Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine (<– obsessed + need to buy more) with arugula and freshly grated Parmesan   Honey Mustard Tuna Salad (recipe below) with rice crackers  Honey Mustard Tuna Salad Ingredients: 1 can (4 oz) tuna, drained 1/4 cup shelled edamame 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion 1 tbsp honey mustard 1 tbsp nutritional yeast salt…

Alternate title: The Breakfast Bake We’re Totally Obsessed With. It’s true. Ever since we first tasted the Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Bake from Chew Out Loud, we were obsessed. In fact, I’ve made this recipe so many times now, I have it memorized. Although, I’ve changed it quite a bit over the past several weeks to fit with our own personal taste preferences, so I thought it was time to finally share it on CNC….

Hellooooooo! How was your Monday? School is out for the summer, so Mal and I tag-teamed our morning responsibilities: He took Quinn to daycare (it’s his last week until the Fall) and I went grocery shopping at Stop & Shop. I had a bunch of coupons from BLEND, so I finally cashed them in and saved almost $50! After that, I quickly stopped home to drop off the groceries and then went to my final Invisalign…

Hi, guys! Happy Friday! I haven’t done one of these I Bet You Didn’t Know posts in awhile now, so I figured it was about time for another one. That’s said, here are some things that I bet you didn’t know! Half of all American adults have worked in a restaurant at some point in their lives (National Geographic, May 2014). Doesn’t that seem like a lot? I waitressed all through college, so I spent my…

Holy moly, I just went on a major cleaning spree. Our house wasn’t even all that messy, but the urge to clean just came over me. Does that ever happen to you? You just feel the need to clean? I’m not usually psyched about cleaning, but, sometimes, it feels good to do! So fresh. So clean. Where’d Waldo Murphy? When I was snapping photos of our nice clean house for this post, I realized I…

Good morning, friends! Boy, do I have a delicious recipe for you! Breakfast When Mal and I returned home from our vacation on Tuesday morning, I was starving for breakfast, but there was hardly any food in the house. We had eggs, so I thought about making a two-ingredient pancake or “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats, but we didn’t have any bananas””only frozen ones in the freezer. I figured it couldn’t hurt to try making one…

Hello and happy Hump Day! Check out what I found in our dozen of eggs this afternoon: One happy egg! Haha! Mal drew a smiley face saying “hello” on this egg to distinguish it from the others since it’s hardboiled while the others are not. He’s so clever. I totally wasn’t expecting to see it, so it cracked me up and put a huge smile on my face. Oh, it’s the little things in life. Breakfast This…

Good morning! Happy Monday! My countdown to vacation has officially begun: 5 days. Woohoo! I cannot wait! Remember my I Bet You Didn’t Know posts? If you missed them, here’s I Bet You Didn’t Know and I Bet You Didn’t Know II. I love these kinds of posts because I get to share things you probably don’t know about me, and I love reading the comments you guys leave. There’s always some interesting stuff! So,…

Quick disclaimer: I created the half marathon training plan below for myself based on my goals and personal preferences. If you’re looking for a training plan, I suggest checking out Smart Coach from Runner’s World. It’s a great tool for designing customized plans. In the comment section of yesterday’s “I Want a PR” post, a number of people mentioned having great success with Hal Hidgon’s Half Marathon Intermediate Training Program. It has a nice mix…

Hi, guys! How’s your Tuesday afternoon going? Mine is going especially well because I just discovered a Target less than five miles from my house. Oooh, yes. I am psyched! I plan to spend a lot of time and money there. Workout After breakfast, I headed to the gym for a quick run. On days that I plan to go to CrossFit in the evening, I try to stick with shorter runs, so I still…

So”¦ remember those 3 miles that I planned to run today? Well, Fran had different plans for my afternoon. (Mal and I went to the 12:30 CrossFit class this afternoon.) Who is Fran, you ask? Fran is THE baseline measurement for CrossFit. It’s also one of the hardest WODs. Check this out: “Fran” 21-15-9 Thrusters (95#, 65#) Pull-ups It’s only two exercises, so you might not think it’s all that tough, but the combination of…

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