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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.

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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WIAW [2/5/14]

5 Feb

After a busy last week it was quite nice to have a snow day on Monday.

A full day of catching up on work, staying warm inside, and tons of time to meal prep for the next few days!

Yesterday we made a big batch of chili in the crockpot, a large freekeh, chickpea and roasted vegetable salad for lunches, and homemade whole wheat banana bread! The smells coming from our kitchen were to die for.

Here are our eats from Tuesday, enjoy!

We started off the day with a big bowl of oat bran, enjoyed leftover butternut squash and black bean enchiladas on mixed green salads for lunch, and for dinner we had some chili topped with greek yogurt and avocado. A smoothie held us over in the afternoon and we ended the day with a mug of plain greek yogurt topped with a crumbled piece of banana bread.

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We just received an e-mail that our classes today are cancelled again due to the snow and freezing rain! Cheers to another snow day! This week is turning out to be quite fabulous. Make sure to check out what everyone else is eating lately on this snowy Wednesday over at Peas and Crayons. 

Weekend Shots [2/3/14]

3 Feb

Somehow it is already February. We are not quite sure how that happened but there is no complaining about it in this household. The start of February means we are one month closer to spring, warmer weather, and running season! These past few weeks have been so cold in Pennsylvania that we have not been able to get an outside run in at all! We know the treadmill is always an option but let’s be honest, nothing compares to running outside. Whose with us?

This past week was jam-packed for us! It was formal rush for our sorority and there were lots of late nights involved. Late nights and early mornings make for some sleepy sisters. We somehow managed to make it through the week with lots of coffee and finally caught up on some much needed sleep this weekend. Since we missed out on a WIAW post last week here are some snapshots from our past week and weekend. We hope you enjoy!

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We ended the weekend with a lazy Sunday morning breakfast for two. Happy Monday!

The Perfect Coffee Smoothie

23 Jan

Sometimes you just need an afternoon pick me up. This can sometimes be found in the form of a granola bar. Or maybe in the form of dark chocolate. Or  maybe a in a coffee smoothie. Yup, definitely a coffee smoothie. So today, I say you make your afternoon pick me up this coffee smoothie. It is a really energizing smoothie that will take you approximately 60 seconds to make. The combination of banana, coffee, and cinnamon blend perfectly into a thick smoothie that you can enjoy with a spoon.

Happy slurping.

Coffee Banana Smoothie
adapted from this genius recipe
Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 large frozen banana 
5 frozen coffee ice cubes 
5 frozen soy milk ice cubes
2-3 water ice cubes
1/2 cup of soy milk 
a large pinch of cinnamon

Directions:
1. Place all the ingredients in the blender, blend, and enjoy!

Before you head into your kitchen to make this smoothie, you have to freeze both coffee and soy milk into ice cubes in advance. You can choose any flavor of coffee that you would like! We used Folgers original, but I think next time we may try to make it with our toasted coconut flavor.

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Don’t forget to top it with something amazing! We suggest nuts, granola, or a handful of nature’s path cereal!

WIAW Winter Break Edition

18 Dec

Hey guys, happy Wednesday! We hope you all are having a fabulous week! Can you believe there are only 6 days until Christmas? Yeah, we can’t either. All our Christmas shopping is officially done and our gifts are wrapped and already waiting under the tree!

If you ask us what our favorite part about winter break is, we definitely would say it is cooking and getting creative in the kitchen. During the semester our busy schedules make it hard to be creative and try new recipes but our schedules are wide open right now and we’re definitely taking advantage!

It’s Wednesday so today we are going to share with you all what we’ve been eating lately! Don’t forget to head on over to Peas and Crayons to check out what everyone else is munching on lately. We love Wednesday’s, and WIAW is definitely our favorite blog link up ever.

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We were definitely creative yesterday, especially with breakfast.

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A banana split for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do!

Overnight oats poured over a sliced banana topped with drippy almond butter, homemade quinoa granola, and shredded coconut. Best idea ever.

Lunch was an arugula salad paired with a fresh and juicy apple.

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We made a big salad for lunches this week based off of Kath’s beet salad recipe. We tossed arugula with roasted cinnamon and cayenne sweet potatoes, chickpeas, pomegranate arils, bulgur wheat, and sunflower seeds.

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Around 4pm our stomachs were growling and we had peanut butter cookie Lara bars to hold us over until dinner!

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We usually are not big pasta fans but we decided to give it a try and let’s just say we may be bringing pasta back into our dinner rotations. We always feel that a serving of pasta isn’t very filling but we bulked it up with kale, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, and chicken.

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We’re hooking on watching all 9 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy during winter break. We are currently on Season 4 and cannot stop watching!!Greys

In between episodes we snacked on siggi’s plain yogurt (love the ingredients list btw, just skim milk), a 1/2 of a crumbled trader joe’s blueberry bran muffin, banana slices and pomegranate arils.

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And maybe one or two spoonfuls of this baby. Our mom brought us back a jar from her weekend business trip to Boston. She’s the best!

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Yesterday was definitely a good food day. We hope these photos inspire you all to add lots of vegetables to your next pasta dish, to go get in your car and buy those trader joe bran muffins, and to possibly spark your interest in becoming as obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy as we are.

Do you watch Grey’s Anatomy or have a series you just cannot stop watching?

Friday Favorites

13 Dec

Happy Friday everyone! We decided to do another post on some of our favorite things lately. If you like this post, make sure to check out some of our previous Friday favorite posts.

1. Les Mills Body Pump 

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Now that we’re both living in the same country again we’ve started back up going to our body pump class at 5:40 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and we could not be happier. There is really no better feeling than having your workout for the day accomplished by 6:30 am.

2. Bananas and Almond Butter

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If we ever need a quick and easy snack combination this is our go-to. More often than not we find ourselves craving this amazing duo, especially with almond butter or cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter.

3. SinfulColors professional nail polish in nirvana.

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We think that this color is the perfect shade of gray. Not to light, not to dark, just right. You can score this nail polish along with many other fabulous colors at Target for less than $2.

4. Online Deals.

We are completely done with our christmas shopping thanks to amazing deals we scored online. We love shopping but it’s definitely nice to beat the crazy crowds that are out around this time of the year.

5. Fage greek yogurt. 

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We are loving on Fage lately. We love that their plain greek yogurt is super thick and makes for the perfect blank canvas for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.

6. French toast flavored coffee.

We scored a bag on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx the other day for $3. We were so in love with the flavor combination that we flew through the bag in less than a week. Sadly, this is all that’s left.

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What are some of your favorite products lately?