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What We Ate Road Trip Style

26 Jun

The best part about summer is having the freedom to drop everything and take a road trip for the day. Today we wanted to share with you some of the highlights from the road trip we took on Monday to King a Prussia mall to visit two of our best friends and sisters from Phi Sig for the day.

We started out the day early with a muscle pump class before getting ready for our trip. Breakfast was created the night before in almost empty peanut and almond butter jars. You may wonder how we decide who gets which jar?! We take turns letting each other pick which jar they want the most. This time Kay got the almond and Dev got the peanut butter one!

We topped these jars with some of our fresh picked strawberries and homemade buckwheat granola. We promise our take on this granola is coming soon, but the original recipe was found here.

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Jar shot #1

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Jar shot #2

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Obviously coffee was another necessity in the morning. We had Dunkin’s hazelnut blend with soy milk.

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We headed out a few hours earlier than we planned to meet up with our friends so we could make a few pit stops along the way.

We snapped a quick picture before we left!

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First up: Target! We actually ran into a target looking for a target! Crazy right? We checked off a few things on our list. We finally found a box of Kodiak Cakes we are so excited to try along with some cute new nail polish colors and some fresh peaches for free. We love coupons.

Second stop: Great Harvest bakery! We have been wanting to visit a Great Harvest after becoming huge fans of Kath’s blog and were so excited to find out there was a bakery near King of Prussia. We picked up a loaf of Dakota bread to use this week for sandwiches and salads.

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Check out this bread…it taste just as amazing as it looks.

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We had originally planned to meet up with our friends around 1pm at the mall but between traffic, and detours (TJ Maxx gets us every time) we only ended up getting to the mall around 2pm.

Lunch was eaten on-the-go in-between stops. Good thing we planned ahead and brought a packed lunch or else we would have gotten to the mall even later! We knew we were planning on eating out later for dinner so we figured that packing our lunch would be a great way to make sure we had something nutritious, healthy, and filling to keep us fueled for an afternoon full of shopping.

We packed tuna and hummus sandwiches on whole grain bread with mixed greens, cucumber slices, and red onion

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and had some carrots on the side as well as an apple

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We had a short shopping break around 4pm and enjoyed these granola bars we brought along to eat.

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After an afternoon filled with shopping we were all starving by the time 7pm rolled around and were ready for some good food. After weighing our options we decided to head to Whole Foods for some brown box salad bar loving. We filled our boxes with an assortment of items including mixed greens, sesame tofu, roasted carrots, grilled zucchini, squash, eggplant, mango quinoa salad, and sunflower seeds.

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With a fig & date greek yogurt for dessert.

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We ended up chatting outside for a few hours after dinner and by the time we drove home it was already 11pm! We were hungry after the car ride back so we had a slice of Dakota bread with sun butter and strawberries along with a cup of Aveda tea.

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Such a fun-filled day! Check out a few of our goodies {3 new flavors of coffee which we scored for $3 each on clearance at TJ Maxx, Trader Joes Trex Mix Granola Cereal, Sun Butter, Great Harvest Dakota bread, 2 packets of Justin’s almond butter, Kodak Cake pancake mix, and 2 new nail polish colors from Target}.

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Have you checked out the rest of the link up for this weeks What I Ate Wednesday? If not, head over to Peas and Crayons to see what everyone else is blogging about. We can’t wait to find out what everyone else is snackin’ on lately.

what i ate

When traveling, we always make sure we have healthy snacks stashed in our purses and car. In leu of this month’s sensible snacking theme we wanted to share our snacks we packed with us on Monday. We packed apples, cherries, granola bars, and carrots. Do you plan ahead when you know you are going to be out of the house all day? What are your tips for eating healthy while traveling?

Weekend In Photos

24 Jun

Saturday lunching.
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Afternoon snacking.
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Taste bud refresher.
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Saturday night grill out.
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Complete with black bean veggie burgers, grilled zucchini, and a roasted beet salad.
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Late night baking.
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Recipe taste testing.
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Fresh picked strawberries galore.

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Egg-tastic wrap.
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Sunday snacking.
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Homemade turkey burgers.

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More strawberry loving.

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The most marvelous moments from our weekend were definitely strawberry picking and this awesome granola we baked on Saturday night. What was the most marvelous moment from your weekend?

MiMM

Strawberry Picking

3 Jun

MiMM

Happy Monday! We seriously cannot believe it is already June 3rd! It definitely feels like summer though because this weekend was a hot one. Unfortunately, we suffered our first sun burn of the season. Only applying SPF 15 on a 90 degree day is definitely not the smartest thing we have ever done.

Besides the painful sun burn our weekend was marvelous. We started off Saturday morning bright and early with a barre3 workout online. Have you ever heard or tried a barre3 workout before? Barre3 is a mix between Pilates and yoga and we are loving it so far! It is definitely a nice addition to add into our work out rotation. If you are not familiar with barre3 you should definitely check out there website! A online monthly subscription is very reasonable and convenient for those of you who do not have tons of time to go to a local gym. We love the whole connivence of doing online classes because we can just roll out of bed at 7 am in workout in our PJ’s looking a little rough because no one will see us anyway!

After our barre3 workout we showered quick, whipped up a spinach, banana, and expresso smoothie, and headed on over to a local orchard with our mom to pick strawberries!
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Have you ever checked out the local orchards in your area? Last year we found out about this orchard from a friend and we just had to check it out. At our local orchard you get to pick your own strawberries right off the plants and you can pick as many as you want. Once you’ve picked enough you simply pay by the quart or pound. Last year we got there late in the season but still managed to get a few quarts worth of strawberries!
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This year we got there a few weeks earlier and the strawberry crop was much better. We got there around 8:30 and 1 hour later we left with 8 quarts of strawberries for only $13!
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We got home and whipped up a big bowl of oatmeal topped with cottage cheese, lots of fresh strawberries, granola, and peanut butter. These were amazing but it’s getting a little too warm outside for hot oats now. Good thing we love overnight oats just as much (if not more)! If your not familiar with our overnight oats recipe, check back later this week for a post on our most recent overnight oats!

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Thanks to Katie over at Healthy Diva Eats for hosting this fabulous link up on Mondays. Make sure to head on over to her blog to check out how marvelous weekends everyone else had.

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What was the most marvelous thing about your weekend? Have you ever picked your own fruit before?