It’s very nearly the end of summer and most people seem determined to make the most of it while they can up here in the Pacific Northwest. For some that means weekend trips to the coast, for others it’s spending time in the National Parks, and a few even head out of their home state entirely for a full vacation. Whether it’s family reunions, weddings, or just a get-up-and-go jaunt, you might find yourself in a bit of a bind when you get home and realize that the work week is about to start without any of your normal preparations.
I’ve written before on how to prepare for a healthy trip and how important it is to have a plan of attack for when you get home. Picking back up a regular fitness routine is important, but even harder to make time for is menu planning, grocery shopping, and meal prepping for your first days back to the daily grind. Continue reading
Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you’ve been able to kick back and take it easy for a few days, Mr Never Cooks and I are relaxing on the Oregon Coast with his family and the correct number of dogs (3).
In true beach bum manner, I’m just popping in to offer up THE EASIEST DINNER RECIPE IN THE WORLD. Yes, tall order I know, but the pressure cooker really delivers on its promise. Continue reading
I hope you’re all enjoying digging into these weekly menu plan recaps because I’m loving cooking them up as a fun Sunday ritual. Plus, it allows me to share my favorite kitchen or meal prep tips as well as keeping me honest with making healthy recipes. I won’t lie to you, Pizza Hut almost happened this week except they don’t deliver to my new apartment, which is both the best and the worst thing all at once.
I will also admit that I very nearly drove to pick one of those bad boys up. The ONLY thing that stopped me from dealing that death blow to my mildly lactose intolerant stomach was the knowledge that I’d be wasting the food in my fridge.
Well, that and the fact that it was a million degrees outside.
Yes that’s right, I said ACCOMPLISHED. Does no one else feel that way after breakfast??
I feel like it’s been a minute since I posted my first two quick and healthy avocado toast recipes but I’m finally here with the third and final one! I’ve been loving the orange & fig and mango & ginger versions on repeat for a while now, they’ve been the perfect breakfast for before a long run for marathon training or to help build muscle after a strength training workout.
For this last recipe I’ll admit that grapefruit is a tough nut to crack. Or I guess I should say fruit to peel? And peel. And then peel some more for good measure because we’re determined and foolish creatures with opposable thumbs and we want to win, damn it.
I might be new at the grapefruit game but I’ve been ridiculous and dramatic for decades.
On Tuesday I shared how I menu plan for those off-kilter weeks where I’m woefully unprepared by the time I hit the grocery store. By keeping items in my fridge and pantry that are versatile, like a jar of salsa and some extra zucchini, I can pull together a few healthy meal ideas quickly for the week. It takes a bit of time to figure out what might work for you, but I’ve found that habit can be your best friend if you know you always love taco night and burrito bowls the next day. Continue reading
The first time I tried to eat a mango at home I was convinced this fruit was just put on Earth as a cosmic joke to anyone who thought they could win in a man v. mango showdown. To clarify I was a grown adult at this point, so failing hard at the can-prepare-basic-ingredients test of life was a bummer.
Thankfully, 3 mangoes and 2 YouTube videos later, I was ready to make the messiest fruit salad you’ve ever seen. Continue reading
I’ve been increasing my mileage for marathon training (finally) and one of the habits I’ve been trying to pick up is eating before a morning run. I’m usually an empty-stomach-maybe-some-coffee runner, so it’s been challenging to find something I enjoy eating beforehand. Which, by the way, is the only time you’ll EVER hear me say the words ‘I’m having a hard time eating more food.’