Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Healthy On The Go Snacks

The end of the school year from April - June is considered the busy season for my job. That means grabbing a small snack between meetings and assessments and planning a lunch that is simple and can be enjoyed on the go. When work gets busy and stressful it is easy for mt to let my healthy eating slip and instead grab something sweet from the vending machine or a pack of cookies I keep in my office for students. Being prepared with delicious snacks I love is the only way to prevent that! Recently I have found myself in a rotation of a few favorites which I wanted to share with y'all today. 

100 Calorie Pack Almonds- I buy these for pure convenience as I am sure that I could make my own but  honestly don't want to spend the time doing it. My favorite are the sea salt and dark chocolate. 

Chobani Greek Yogurt- I always switch it up depending what brand is on sale but Chobani is my tried and true favorite. 
Dates with Peanut Butter- When I need a little extra fuel for evening workouts or just craving something sweet this treat is amazing. I can't believe I just discovered how good it was until this month! I top two dates with a tablespoon of peanut butter and enjoy. It tastes super sweet almost like a caramel candy. If I am feeling extra indulgent I'll add a few chocolate chips. 

Larabar Uber- These bars skirt the fine line between healthy treat and candy bar. I will enjoy one when am craving something really sweet in the afternoon after hitting that 2-3pm slump.  I'll reach for one of these instead of the M&M's.

What are your favorite on the go snacks? Have you ever tried dates and pb? or do you think it's a crazy combination. 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thoughts + Giveaway

Currently....dreaming of long summer days spend seaside. 

Now that the dust has settled on the weekend it's finally time to get back to another work week. Yesterday went by quickly due to live streaming of the Boston Marathon while I worked. I may never run another marathon but I truly appreciate the athleticism of the race. Watching all the runners trudge through less than optimal conditions truly motivated me to get my tail out for a run after work. Of course new shoes don't hurt either :) 

Anyone snag any good deals at the Lilly+Target collaboration this weekend? I stayed away from the crowds and shopped online. Surprisingly, I was able to order everything I wanted before the site crashed... around 3am. Nothing has come in yet but I am hoping I got the sizing correct! 

I am sure that most of you have an ongoing wishlist of what you would buy if you had an extra hundred dollars. I would pick up this amazing dress from Anthropolgie that I blogged about yesterday. Well luck for you today is your chance to do just that! I am partnering up with a bunch of beautiful bloggers to giveaway a $125 cash giveaway. 


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekly Round Up

A favorites round up is actually something I always enjoy reading on other blogs and thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite reads I have stumbled upon this week. It's quite a variety spanning from recipes to workouts and a few shopping favs.

Drool Worthy Recipes

Chicken Avocado Burrito - With a simple swap of greek yogurt for mayo these could make a delicious weeknight dinner!

Cranberry Cherry Chicken Wrap- These remind me of something you would order from your local deli.

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes- I can't wait to start baking delicious treats like these.

Healthy Living Tips

How to Burn More Calories on the Treadmill- I am always looking for new ways to switch up my treadmill runs.

Great Self Tanners - I am all about the faux glow over tanning to promote good skin health.

 How You Know When It's Time to Lift Heavier - Great tips to keep in mind. It is about time I buy a heavier set of weights.

Stylish Favorites 

Anthropologie April Lookbook- I'll take one of everything please.

Pineapple Floral Arrangement- This would be perfect for a summer barbecue where you could grill the pineapple and use the rind as a vase.

Tory Burch Chandler Flat Sandals- Discovered these beauties at Nordstrom this weekend and they immediately went on my wish list.

What about you guys? Anything you are loving from the interwebs lately? I would love for you to share in the comments. 

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