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Premiere Diner baked oatmeal and yogurt parfait

    I needed to restock the kitchen a bit over the weekend before my son arrived home from camp. Since he always complains about Trader Joe’s cereals (and really, Trader Joe’s anything), I did my best to get some non-Trader Joe’s snacks and cereals that would hopefully meet my son’s requirements. I thought he would love […]

thinking out loud July 21, 2016

junk food

So like, I know Taylor Swift is in a major conflict right now with Kim and Kanye but I don’t want any part of that. I love my Kardashians and lately I am obsessed with listening to a select group of Taylor Swift’s songs on repeat during my runs so I am not taking any sides […]

Trader Joe’s Snacks, Veggie Burgers & Recipes

Zinburger veggie burger

  I forgot to tell you that I had a really good veggie burger over the weekend at Zinburger. Do you have a Zinburger near you? What I really liked about this veggie burger was that it was nicely well done and crispy on the outside, didn’t seem to contain filler and was loaded with veggies. […]

WIAW – Chinese Take Out, Snacks & More

What I Ate Wednesday 12-16-15

  You would assume that writing a daily blog would help me to be more aware of what day of the week it is but actually, it’s even more confusing this way! Between thinking ahead about post topics and when to publish them, photographing food from one day to share a different day and then  sitting down […]

GF Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Protein Bites

oatmeal raisin chocolate chips bites

  Have you noticed by now that you never see me drinking smoothies, pulverizing greens into juice or speaking about protein powders? Well, that’s because I don’t drink them, make them or use them and I think it is most likely because I have always preferred to chew my food. I always opted for ice cream sundaes with a spoon instead […]

WIAW and National Running Day

copycat cheesecake factory salad

  It’s National Running Day! National Running Day occurs the first Wednesday in June (last year on my birthday!) and is a coast-to-coast celebration of running. It’s a day to reflect on your love of running or make the decision to lace up and give running a try for the first time! In honor of today’s […]

Running In The Snow And Snackin’ Muffins Recipe

  The fact that it snowed all day into the evening Saturday is rather insignificant this morning. Squeezing in 12 miles  BEFORE the snow started though is worth talking about. It started flurrying around mile 5. I was not heading inside for a flurry. Look at me getting all tough. This coming from the girl […]

What I Ate Wednesday – My Usual Plus Dinner at The Smith NYC

Hello and Happy Wednesday! I am still all giddy after running yesterday morning. That’s right, I ran a little over 5 miles and while I felt some sort of very slight twinge in my left foot, overall I was really fine. I actually read through some of my past posts and realized that this shin splinty […]

No Bake Trail Mix Bites – Two Recipes!

Did you try making the donuts yet? I meant to. I really did. Instead of playing with my new donut pan yesterday,  I got caught up playing with my mini muffin pan making these no-bake trail mix bites. Earlier in the week, I decided to create these bites for the little boy so that he could have a […]

Hungry Days And The Healthy Brand Showcase

I am glad today is Wednesday. Not because we are halfway through a tough week or that I am excited for the weekend to arrive, not even because I am heading into the city soon for a Healthy Brand Showcase. I am glad today is Wednesday because yesterday was my hungry day and that is […]

Three Tip Tuesday – Cookies and Earth’s Best Review

I’m tired. I don’t often say it but today I feel the need to inform you that I am a bit tired. I decided I was tired yesterday afternoon. You should know that deciding you are tired on a Monday afternoon is not OK. Nor is it OK to discover you have two completely overripe bananas […]

The Wednesday Food Report

Would you vote for me for Mother of the Year if I let you have mac and cheese for breakfast? In order to redeem myself from Sunday night when I was told that nothing I have to offer as a meal is appealing, I randomly asked the little boy if he wanted leftover mac and […]