[Morning Meals] Cherry Lavender Smoothie

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It’s been hot, hot, hot here in DC lately! [Ironically, as I write this its a cool 70° and rainy outside, but this is a total anomaly.] Ranging anywhere from the high 80s to almost 100° by midday, the temps have me reaching for smoothies over and over again on the daily. We’ve also been flooded with cherries this season, so I’ve been snacking on them endlessly. I wanted to jazz them up a bit, though, and this Cherry Lavender Smoothie hits the spot as the perfect morning meal to cool me down before I conquer the…

[Morning Meals] Banana Bread Quinoa Bake

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Winter is in full swing around here! Temps in the teens, wind chill of zero, and snow on the ground. But I think I’m finally coming around to winter [I think] – it just took a vacation to get me back to my happy, loving self – the happy, loving self that’s crazy about life, no matter the temperature. Last week was so draining, so when it was time to hop on a flight to Colorado for a few days I could hardly stand it! I met my boyfriend, who had flown in the weekend before, and 14…

[Morning Meals] Gingerbread Pancakes

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Holiday love is in the air! Despite the stress of the holiday season, there is something super special about the tree lights, family festivities, and the smell of cinnamon & hot cocoa in the air. No matter what holiday you celebrate, the cheer in the air is contagious for everyone! We’re on the last day of our trip now, and its been an incredible time away. Brunch is a specialty of my boyfriend & mine, so we decided to make a fun morning spread for my family as a last hoorah before we head back East….

[Morning Meals] Coconutty Cashew Bars

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This week was busy – as much as I’d have liked to create a nutritious sit-down breakfast each morning, its just has not possible every single day of the week. Sometimes meal prepping goes out the window – you get called into work early, or you’re just having “one of those days”. . we’ve all been there. Having a solid go-to item in the fridge that you can grab on your way out the door is the perfect solution! Ammm I right? Most snack or meal bars are full of sugar, gluten, dairy, or yucky preservatives that I’d…

[Morning Meals] Glowing Green Smoothie & Chocolate Chia Pudding

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I love breakfast. I love, love, love breakfast. Well, I love food, in general, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Right. So a featured post that I’ll be including on the reg is going to be [Morning Meals]. I’m fortunate to have time most mornings to whip up my first meal of the day without the stress of rushing off to work directly afterwards. Does that mean my breakfasts usually consist of complicated ingredients & recipes and long, leisurely sips of my coffee? Well, the coffee part is true, but complicated ingredients and…