September 12th, 2012

School Lunch Ideas + Sweet Potato Energy Bar

It’s that time of year again… packing kids lunches (or our own) and trying not to repeat the same old recipes. Even with the best intentions, I tend to get in a rut for L… I like sending her the things I know she’ll eat (anything nut butter related) but I also want her to [...]

September 5th, 2012

Healthy Chocolate "Ice Cream"

Thanks to everyone who participated in the virtual run, and a big thanks to those who linked up their race recaps yesterday- I loved being able to read those reports in one place. Winners will be announced soon!

Last week, as I emptied the bag of chocolate chips I had bought only a week earlier, [...]

August 29th, 2012

A special interview and Summer Ratatouille

Yesterday was busy- it started with a 6:30 am spin class I was subbing, which is about the time I usually workout, but required a much earlier wake up. As much as I grumbled when my alarm went off, I loved getting that burst of energy first thing in the morning.

While L had her [...]

August 24th, 2012

Healthy Travel Tips for Toddlers (and mamas!)

Being away from home for two weeks is a long time for a toddler, especially when it involves several long car rides and flights. I knew we would have to be flexible with our schedule and eating habits, but was equally determined not to drop the ball on healthy living while we were gone.

Here [...]

August 22nd, 2012

My favorite summer salad and celebrating 8 years!

After being cooked for and eating out the last two weeks, I found a renewed energy for cooking again, and came home with a long list of recipes I wanted to make this week.

I’m linking up with Jenn again at Peas and Crayons. Check out what everyone else is eating, too!

I’m also [...]

July 18th, 2012

WIAW and a Larabar/Uber giveaway!

Before I get to the good stuff, thank you all so much for your supportive words on my first attempt at the sprint triathlon! It was an amazing experience. Like my first marathon, I had moments (mostly in the swim) where I thought I don’t ever need to do that again. But now I’m thinking [...]

July 6th, 2012

Friday Fit-bits with healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s Friday again! I have lots of little updates today- some good, some not-so-good, and then we’ll wrap up with an amazing banana bread.

Fit Gear

Running blogs are buzzing with talk of the Mezamashii Project, and there have been numerous opportunities to win a pair of Mizunos. Guess who totally lucked out and won [...]

July 4th, 2012

Biking, Baking and Black Bean salad

It’s time for another round of What I ate Wednesday! This month, we’re tying in fitness, something I usually do anyway, so I’m excited. Let’s get started!

Biking: This month holds a new fitness challenge for me… my first triathlon! Eleven days to go. I feel so lucky that my local blogging [...]

July 2nd, 2012

June recap and Winners!

June Recap: June has come and gone, which means it’s time for another monthly goal recap to check in on my 2012 goals.

Running Related

June stats: 15 runs- 118.5 miles; 6 miles on the arc trainer; 9 spin classes- 134 miles, plus one outdoor 14 mile ride; swimming- 3400m; weights 2-3x/week June races: Just [...]

June 27th, 2012

Three healthy, homemade popsicles

We’re only a few days into summer officially, but Texas hit summer temperatures months ago. One of our favorite ways to keep cool is with homemade popsicles, and we’ve been experimenting with some of our favorite flavors.

These are a much healthier alternative to store-bought varieties (you can even sneak spinach into the blueberry one!), [...]

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