Archive | February, 2014

Weekend Shots [2/24/14]

24 Feb

Blogs are marvelous. Especially when you look back at the picture montage of the weekend and realize it was a pretty fabulous one. Here are some snapshots from our weekend.

Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

 

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Marvelous

Happy Monday! Thanks Katie for hosting this fun Monday link up. You sure know how to do Monday the right way.

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WIAW [2/19/14]

19 Feb

Here’s a full day of eats from the world of Devon & Kayla.

Our day was filled with green smoothie bowls.

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Raspberry + Provolone + Arugula sandwiches.

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Bananas + Peanut Butter.

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Leftover Chili Bowls with Freekah + Kale + Greek Yogurt.

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And Greek Yogurt with lots and lots of Blueberries.

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What does a day look like in your world?

Be sure to check out Peas and Crayons for the rest of the WIAW link-up party!

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Weekend Shots [2/17/14]

17 Feb

Sometimes the snow is awesome. Sometimes the snow sucks. This weekend was one of the later two.

Unfortunately, the unexpected snow storm ruined our plans to make a quick trip to visit our cousin. However, it all ended up working out and she found a beautiful dress to walk down the aisle in. We all three have a feeling that our dad had something to do with it. He likes to do stuff like that.

We spent the majority of Saturday being lazy because lets be honest sometimes we all just need a lazy day.

Sunday we slept in, made a big bowl of oats for breakfast, sipped our coffee slowly, and started studying for an upcoming exam. Then we spent a few hours in the afternoon at work and then spent the evening with our Phi Sigma Sigma sisters. Twas’ a good weekend indeed. Here are some photos to prove just how marvelous it truly was.

Chili & cornbread. 

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Enormous bananas anyone?

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Kombucha.

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Overnight oats.

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Sandwiches. 

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Pears galore.

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Late night snacks.

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Poached eggs.

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Juice. 

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Make sure to check out the all the other marvelous Monday blog posts over on Katie’s blog, Healthy Diva Eats. Marvelous

Friday Favorites [2/14/14]

14 Feb

Love is in the air today! Can you feel it?
We can! So we wanted to share our Friday favorites with you today!

1. Noosa Yogurt

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We recently bought honey noosa at the grocery store after hearing about it on Katheats and finding it on sale! We typically lean towards plain greek yogurt so there is not much added to the yogurt besides the basics, but this yogurt sparked our interest because it is filled with REAL ingredients that you can actually recognize on the label. It is not quite as thick as Greek yogurt, but it still has a thicker consistency than regular yogurt. We definitely want to keep our eyes out for more of their other flavors.

2. Buckwheat quinoa granola

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This is our third time making a batch of this stuff! It is just that good. It’s a mixture of rolled oats, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cinnamon, and honey! It’s perfect for yogurt parfaits and smoothie bowls! If you’re interested in the recipe, you can find it on our blog here!

3. Weekends with fun plans

We are so excited for this weekend! Tonight we have dinner plans with one of our best friends, Nicole! We are making peanut pumpkin stew and drinking sweet red by the fireplace! Who needs men anyways when there is good food, girl talk, and vino?

Saturday morning we are hitting the road early to drive to Lock Haven to meet our cousin, Kate to help her wedding dress shop! Weddings are so much fun and we are so excited she invited us along! We have not had the chance to see each other for so long, and are extra excited for an opportunity to get together! Even better is that we get to see our aunt too! Thankfully we got someone to cover our shifts at work so we could spend the weekend together. Short road trips are the best.

4. Afternoon tea

Lately with these below freezing temperatures we have been warming up our afternoons with a cup of tea. Our current favorite flavors include Tazo Calm and Yogi Stress Relief. We can go through a box pretty quickly!

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5. Homemade whole wheat pizza

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Have we mentioned that we love our bread maker, because if not, we absolutely love our bread maker! We made this honey whole wheat pizza dough in the bread machine. It was so simple. Then we used a hot pizza stone, fresh mozzarella, and arugula and called it a night. [It was perfectly paired with some Troegs]

6. Looking through your Iphone photos

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The best moments are when you are scrolling through your photos on your phone and you come across a few you forgot you took. This is a prime example.

Past Friday Favorites Posts:

January 24th
December 27th 
December 13th
June 21st 

Happy Friday! We hope you all have some fun plans tonight with those that you love!

WIAW [2/12/14]

12 Feb

We have come to realize over the past few years that life is just way too short to eat crappy food.

Here is a recap of yesterday’s eats! ‘Twas a good food day indeed. No crap food in sight.

We started off Tuesday with a throwback breakfast. KERF whipped banana oats with cottage cheese mixed in. We topped our oatmeal with toasted coconut and coconut peanut butter. It was definitely a rocking combination and a fabulous way to start off the day. 

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Lunch was some of our lentil salad we prepped on Sunday afternoon. 

 

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Paired with a red delicious apple. 

 

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and a Synergy Trilogy to wash it all down. 

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Our afternoon snack was consumed between classes and went unpictured. We have also come to the conclusion that we could eat a banana with peanut butter every single day and not get sick of it. Anyone else with us? . 

 

Dinner was a comforting bowl of homemade soup. 

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With an XL piece of maple pumpkin cornbread on the side! 

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Finally, we ended this extra long Tuesday with a Noosa yogurt and granola.

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Another WIAW in the books. We hope you all have a fabulous day and remember to check out what everyone else is eating over at Peas and Crayons! Thanks Jenn for hosting such a fun link up. Wednesday blog posts sure are our favorite!

 

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Meal Prep 101

11 Feb

If you took a look at our planners you would probably be a little overwhelmed. We are busy girls. Between our 5:30 am workouts on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, our 8 am classes every day, and meetings for our sorority on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings, we barely find time to sit down and relax from early Monday morning to Friday afternoon.

We both try to fit in as much schoolwork as we can between Monday morning and Friday afternoon so we can spend the weekend relaxing, catching up with friends and family, cooking, and simply just enjoying our morning cup of coffee without having to glance at the clock every five seconds.

One thing we have found to be extremely helpful for us is to prep a bunch of food one day to help us get through the busy week. There is nothing more convenient than being able to have lunch on the table in less than 10
minutes on a busy afternoon thanks to meal prep. Plus, a steaming bowl of homemade soup and fresh corn bread for lunch sure does make any crazy busy day 100 times better.

If you feel like you are always rushing around during the week and spending way too much time cooking or even resulting to unhealthy options just because they are convenient in a hurry maybe you should consider doing some weekly food prep.

Although some weeks we have more time than others we usually do some type of meal prep on Sunday. This is how we prepped for the upcoming week.

On Sunday afternoon in less than two hours we made a Moroccan and chickpea soup, a lentil salad, and maple pumpkin corn bread from Nutritious Kitchen.

These three items will come in handy for quick lunches and dinners on days this week we really do not have time to spend cooking. Although prepping food for the week consumed a small portion of our Sunday, we think it is worth it in exchange for the less amount of time spent later.

A couple of our favorite blogs got us hooked on the convenience of meal prepping. Our favorite inspiration by far is definitely, the Lean Green Bean. Lindsay is awesome and preps just about everything she will need for the week ahead on Saturday or Sunday!

We hope you consider giving  meal prep a chance especially if you are a busy college student, a mom with a full time job, or even a frustrated person who is trying to eat healthy but just cannot find the time. If you are new to this whole food prep thing you may just be surprised how easy it is to put together breakfast in the morning when your strawberries are already cut and your yogurt is already measured out.

How do you prepare on Sunday for the upcoming week?

Weekend Shots [2/10/14]

10 Feb

Another weekend in the books. We spent this past weekend soaking up as much family and friend time as possible. Between a Pho dinner date on Friday night with a sweet new friend, a Chipotle and Corona girls night on Saturday, and homemade pizza and craft beer on Sunday with our mom and Lou it was definitely a marvelous weekend.

Here are some shots to sum up our weekend, enjoy!

Leftover jars.

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Roasted Vegetable Salad. 

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Homemade Soup.

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Beer Flights. 

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Sleeping Beauty.

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Crumbled Banana Bread. 

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Cheers to Girls Night.

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Shrimp Pho. 

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Cottage Cheese Oats. 

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Egg and Hummus Wraps. 

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Homemade Pizza and Craft Beer. 

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