Fit Foodie: INSTANT POT!

Lately, I have been short on time when it comes to cooking. The nights I am not working I am trying my best to make meals the way that I always have but it is hard. Crazy thankful for my mom sending an Instant pot for Christmas this year. It has definitely been a time […]

Fit Foodie: Macros…does it fit you?

After helping friends with their nutrition setup,  I realized that a lot of people may not get macros… and why would they?  It is an easy subject to understand once someone breaks it down for you but it is all too quickly dropped into the same thought as calorie counting or labeled as a fad […]

Grocery Store Staples

Our list is forever changing because of my desire to constantly try new recipes but there are always a few items that stay constant.  Many of those come from the kids’ wants but a good amount come from me too. Produce Apples Bananas Bell Peppers Onions Asparagus Mixed Greens Chives Basil Mixed greens Cucumbers Grape […]

My Runner’s Fuel

When it comes to fueling for runs, I have had a horrible bout of experimentation.  There have been times that I had to stop mid-run and doubled over.  This is not necessarily an uncommon occurrence for runners.  It is really just trial and error as well as knowing your body. Before What works best for me […]

Fit Foodie: Crazy busy

New scheduling and the holidays have made my menu plans really…well…meh.  I am struggling to remember to defrost meat before heading out for the first half of the day and then when I get back, I’m realizing that I simply do not have enough time to make it work.  One of these days I will […]

Banana Bread 

Banana Bread Our go-to banana bread recipe has been swapped quite a few times in the last 10 years.  Changes in ingredients.  Changes in ovens.  Changes in what we have available without me having to leave the house.  This one though…this has been the culmination of all of those recipes.  One monster recipe that we […]

Fit Foodie: The looooong pay period

My husband and I wince when the few long pay periods come along.  Currently, we are on a 19 day one and it is rough in the menu plan department.  We could have done a little less on the last pay’s groceries but we changed our budgeting plan to calculate the days in the pay period […]

Fit Foodie: A family affair

Our family cooking nights are turning into something amazing!  There is this pride that I am seeing in my children’s faces that is priceless.  Granted we are talking spaghetti cooking and not 5 Michelin star quality meals but one day…who knows right? The meal bins/rotation has made life so much easier.  I am trying to always […]