Heyyyyyy! So, here’s that Sweet Potato + Kale Hash recipe that I mentioned yesterday. And, guys, it’s FOR SURE a new staple in our house. It’s easy, delicious, nutritious, and totally customizeable to your taste preferences… even what’s in your fridge, which is how this recipe actually came about. You guys remember my obsession with not wasting food, right? Well, my fridge had a half bunch of kale on its last legs as well as some…

Recipe by White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford Yield 4 servings; use 4 1 Qt Mason Jars with lids Ingredients: For the Salad: 1 bunch Tuscan kale, washed and spun dry 1/4 small purple cabbage, shredded, washed and spun dry 1 small carrot, peeled and shaved 1 small fennel, shaved thin 1 cup, candied pepitas 1 cup sundried cranberries 1/2 cup shaved reggiano cheese 1 serrano pepper, shaved thinly For the Dressing: 2 lemons, zest…

Anyone else on a soup kick lately? There’s just something about this time of year that makes me crave a warm bowl of soup. And, surprisingly, it’s not the weather! I mean, it’s nearly 60 degrees today! That’s basically a heatwave for this time of year and somehow I’m still in the mood for soup. But I’m not in the mood for any old soup. I like ones that are thick and hearty and filled with all sorts of…

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…

Good morning!!! Here’s another edition of A New Day In The Life! I really enjoy writing these posts as a way to document our new life with a baby, so here is a little snapshot into yesterday. 2:00 AM – Quinn wakes up. He’s making noises and kicking the crib, but he falls back to sleep. Thank goodness! 5:00 AM – Quinn wakes up again, but falls back to sleep. YESSSSS! 5:15 AM – Mal’s alarm goes off. He…

Hello, hello! Just popping in to share some of my eats from today and my new post on Health.com! Breakfast I had an egg-cellent breakfast this morning: Egg, bacon, cheese, and kale in a pita pocket with a glass of homemade Marylou’s Hawaiian Chocolate Nut with vanilla almond milk ice cubes. It was so good. You will definitely see a repeat of this breakfast in the future! After breakfast, I hung out with Q and waited for Mal…

Hello, hello! Happy Friday, friends! Let’s get right to it with a recap of my eats and happenings from the day! (I’m publishing this post a little earlier than usual because I have a hot date with Mal, Q, and Murphy on our back porch with some apps and adult beverages””for the human adults, of course!) BREAKFAST Whole wheat toast with almond butter, banana, and Fage Greek yogurt After breakfast, I swung by Marylou’s to grab…

Hello, hello! Here are yesterday’s meals and snacks with some family adventures from the day mixed in! BREAKFAST OMG Pancakes – I added almond butter to mine! Breakfast also included a glass of iced coffee with chocolate almond milk, which gave me a potentially awesome idea: chocolate almond milk ice cubes! I’m going to try them in my iced coffee tomorrow morning. I will report back! These two are so adorable, and they’re already best…

Hi, friends! Here’s that awesome Meatless Monday recipe that I mentioned in this morning’s post. It’s healthy, super easy to make, and only requires four ingredients! Risotto with Roasted Chickpeas, Mushrooms & Kale Ingredients: 1 box of Trader Joe’s Mushroom & Herb Risotto (or similar flavored risotto) 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas*, drained and rinsed 8 ounces sliced mushrooms 1.25 cup frozen chopped kale (or spinach) extra virgin olive oil salt + pepper to taste…

Even though I stopped taking photos of everything I eat, I still find myself snapping pics of my food. I guess it’s more ingrained in me than I thought. Apparently, 5+ years of documenting my eats will do that! Anyway, I thought I’d take you through some of the meals and snacks I’ve been eating lately. Fresh raspberries with almond butter and chocolate & white chocolate chips – a very dessert-y way to eat fruit!…

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…

On my travels home from Oregon the other day, I bought a copy of O, The Oprah Magazine. (The “How to Transform Your”¦ Stress Level” headline caught my attention!) On one of the first pages of the magazine was a piece where five of the issue’s contributors (including Ted Allen – remember when I met him?) were asked a series of questions about the power of transformation. I enjoyed reading the various questions and responses,…

I’m on my way to New York City once again (and surprise, surprise it just started to rain. Was rain even in the forecast for today?! Wtf.) This time I’m visiting for a sweeeeeet Reebok event!  (Even though I’m only away from home for 1.5 days, it was still a little sad to say goodbye to Murph ”˜N’ Mal this morning. I’ll miss their adorable faces.) Today, Reebok is opening their first U.S. Reebok Fit…

Sad news: I decided to end my Summer Run Streak today. I’m bummed, but I need to listen to my body, which isn’t very happy with me right now. Over the weekend, my IT bands started acting up and yesterday my hip started to bother me, so I’m calling it quits with the steak. (Clearly, I like running more than my body does!) As much as I want to complete 38 days in a row…

Hello! Is today flying by for anyone else? I figured my first work day back from vacation would drag on and on, but it’s really whizzing by. Holy moly, where does the time go? Hey, I’m not complaining! Lunch I went grocery shopping this morning, so my kitchen was full of lots of healthy options for lunch today. I had raw green bell pepper, carrots, and celery with hummus. Love this flavor! I also had…