You guys might remember that we have always struggled with Quinn being a picky eater. But I finally feel like he’s turning over a new leaf this summer! He tried a handful of new foods on our trip to Florida (shrimp, salmon, red bell pepper, salami, and rice), and he’s continued the pattern since we’ve been back home – woohoo! Recently, I’ve had fun sharing “timestamps” on Instagram, so I figured I’d share a “day…

I have quite the delicious recipe to share with you guys! Well, actually, it’s more of a meal idea, so feel free to play around with the measurements of each of the ingredients depending on your taste preferences. Either way, it’s a dish that comes together in a matter of minutes, especially if you prepare the ingredients ahead of time, like on your meal prep day. Let’s just say, for a weeknight dinner or packable…

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys because it’s for sure a keeper! It’s super easy to make (just one pan) and only requires two main ingredients and some spices that you likely already have in your kitchen. The best part about this dish though is that it’s a much healthier version of the packaged Ramen Noodles that so many of us simultaneously love and hate. This recipe is made with nutritious broccoli slaw (broccoli, carrots, and red…

One-pan recipes are simply the best, right? Easy prep, easy clean up… done and done. I love it when meals come together quickly and effortlessly like this, which is why I am so excited to share this recipe for One-Pan Zoodle Shrimp Scampi! If you haven’t noticed already, I’m on a serious zoodle kick lately (thanks to this handy-dandy tool). I love how bright, colorful, and nutritious they make my meals… and this one is no different!…

Good morning and happy Tuesday, friends! Here’s the next edition of Monday In Meals, a new-ish blog series, where I document what I ate throughout the day on Monday. If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember the blog’s early days when I used to document allllllll of my meals and snacks, food journal-style, sometimes blogging 3 (!!) times per day. CNC has since morphed into a fitness/lifestyle/family blog, but it’s still fun to return to my…

Hey, hey! I have a quick, easy, and tasty recipe for you guys! This meals combines some of my very favorite ingredients– quinoa, shrimp, feta, and honey mustard– into a nutritious and satisfying meal that you can eat either hot or cold. The best part about this dish, of course, is how quickly it comes together. It takes just a matter of minutes and the leftovers are seriously delicious. Enjoy! Ingredients: 16 ounces cooked quinoa 1/2 pound cooked…

Hi, friends! As you already know, I’m on a huge rice bowl kick lately. I eat them allllll the time. They’re so easy to make and just about anything goes when it comes to ingredients, so they’re my go-to meal for lunch and dinner. (You’ll probably see a lot more recipes on CNC in the future!) I recently whipped up this Shrimp Rice Bowl with tomato, basil, and feta and just had to share the recipe. It was…

Helloooooo! How was your Tuesday? It definitely felt like a Monday, right? I kept thinking that all day long. Anyway, we had a nice little Tuesday over here. Murphy still isn’t doing well, so the vet suggested not leaving him alone, unless he was in a crate, and I just couldn’t do that to the poor pug. I mean, he likes his crate just fine, but he’d much rather be with us, ya know? Quinn and…

After some fun at the Dole Plantation, Mal and I continued to drive up to the North Shore of Oahu. Our next stop was Hale’iwa, which is the quintessential beach and surf town. We parked our car and wandered around and explored the adorable boutiques, eateries, and art galleries. Every day is a flip flop kind of day in Oahu. Snack We eventually stumbled upon a juice bar, so I popped in to buy a beet,…

Hello, hello! Yesterday was filled with a bunch of delicious eats. Oh, yes, it was. Don’t you love when that happens? It makes my stomach happy! Breakfast Over the weekend, I stumbled upon a recipe for Plantain Pancakes with Maple Coconut Cream and Toasted Walnuts (doesn’t that just sound delightful?!), and, of course, I needed to make them as soon as possible. And, holy goodness, they were amazing! I’ll definitely make them again in the…

Murphy, who is it?! This morning, the pug and I were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the “fence guys” (aka the company who is replacing the piece-of-crap fence in our backyard). A lot of time, money, and effort has gone into this fence project (i.e. getting quotes, saving for months and months), so I am super psyched that Fence Day has finally arrived. I’ll be sure to show you guys photos of the final…

When I took Murphy out for his walk this morning, I could tell today was going to be a beautiful day with sunshine, blue skies, and a slight breeze. It was perfect running weather.  Even though CrossFit is on the agenda for me tonight, the weather instantly motivated me to throw on my sneakers and get outside for a run. I couldn’t help myself. I just felt like running. My run started out slow and…

Yesterday, I watched a really interesting episode of The Dr. Oz Show called “Dr. Oz’s Super Market Survival Guide.” It was all about learning how to save time and money while taking the guesswork out of what to buy at the grocery store. I’m semi-obsessed with meal planning and saving money at the grocery store, so I was totally into it. What I liked most about the episode was the three experts (a nutritionist, a…

When I opened the door to take Murphy for his afternoon walk, I did not expect to see snow on the ground. Where did those come from? First flakes of the year! 😯 This year, I’ve absolutely loved winter in Boston. It’s been SO WARM! It was 60 degrees and sunny in November and I ran outside in shorts and a t-shirt at the end of October! Crazy, but awesome! But, now, I think winter…

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