Salad Ideas & Some Exciting News!

First off- sometimes doing everything I WANT to do is a struggle!  I am still working on keeping the best balance of everything I love… IMG_5541.jpegThe cuteness (and weirdness) help! 😉

Plus, just taking things one day (sometimes hour) at a time is what I need to do!  IMG_9268.jpeg

We have a bunch of good veggies… add a little grilled chicken and YUM!  I am SO into salads right now, as long as there is a variety of food it looks amazing to me!  IMG_3800.JPGLettuce, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, avocado, chicken, and sweet potato fries!

IMG_3801.JPGLettuce, spinach, avocado, chicken, cottage cheese, and pineapple!

Oh, and as if I need more motivation (I feel super motivated right now!) I searched my name and this came up for Boston 2017!!  Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 2.52.56 PM.png

I have a running/healthy eating group coming up FOR ALL LEVELS OF RUNNERS… just answer a few questions below for more info!

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Healthier Pumpkin Bread

It may not look or feel like Fall yet… (My hair was crazy after this run!  It is WAY too humid!)IMG_3836.jpeg

but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend!  After a hot run PIYO and air conditioning sound perfect!  IMG_1587.jpeg

Plus, there is nothing better than pumpkin flavored foods to get in the mood for Fall.  So my littlest guy helped me with these!  IMG_3180.JPG

I have been making mini muffins for the kids and bread for Nate and I!  Same recipe.. I just take the muffins out of the oven 10-15 minutes sooner.  IMG_3154.JPG

Healthier Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extractIMG_3142.JPG
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (blended oats)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease pan(s).
  3. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, yogurt, egg, vanilla, coconut oil, and brown sugar until well combined.
  4. In a a small bowl, mix flour, oat flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg.
  5. Mix the wet into the dry until combined.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into prepared pan.  For bread bake about 60 minutes, for muffins about 35 minutes or until a fork when inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool then enjoy!

Hope you have a great day and can enjoy the hot sunshine until it really is Fall!  El.png

Back to it!

We are officially back to school and back to a routine.  IMG_2938.jpeg

We love summer but I think we were all ready for our routines to start.  Now, if it would just cool down 10-15 degrees then I would REALLY love these runs!  IMG_3120.jpeg

I am excited for more of these stroller runs (I can tell I am stronger than ever before… this stroller used to be too much… and now I’m pushing my chunkiest babe 😉 and feeling great)!  I’m also ready to follow the entire program calendar for a workout program!  IMG_2670-1 (1).jpg

I am working on building a strong base before I really start marathon training.  It is so easy to go down to my garage (with the kids or without) and do a 20-40 minute workout!  It is crazy because I used to waste time and money driving to an exercise class a few times a week.  If only I knew sooner that I CAN workout at home and LOVE it!  It also helps that I have an app on my phone that connects me to an entire group of people doing the exact same thing!  We share motivation, support, workouts, and recipes!  It is really easy and fun…IMG_2864.jpg

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