Well Fed/ Rested


{Salad of spinach, roasted beets, olives, artichoke, lentils, sweet potato, and feta}

It took me exactly one week to burn myself out. Going from 5:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. feels great and productive at first, but it is draining and I crashed so easily.

{Overnight oats with berries, bananas, chia seeds, granola and peanut butter}

I’m going to try to say no more often. I am quick to find ways to pick up extra work shifts, pile one the yoga classes, and run (un)necessary errands. I need to remember that my priorities are school, my health, and my family and friends. Over crowding my schedule causes all of them to suffer.

{Quesadilla with smoked turkey, sliced pear, brie, and kale in a spelt tortilla}



That time of year


As promised, I treated myself to juuuust under 12 hours of sleep last night. I run best on 7-8 hours of sleep, like most people, and while I’ve been in BED for that amount of time the past few nights, I haven’t been able to sleep very well. I’m all caught up now though!

I woke up to eat with the breakfast club

Yogurt, oats, trail mix, banana. Old favorite, remember when I had it every day? I topped it with honey and people peanut butter.

Pitter Pattered around and went to SPIN! I’ll admit, I think the seasons change has finally hit me and I’m growing lazy, glad I made it to class today though!

Home-shower-lunch time already!?

It’s also that time of year where I find I have to force myself to eat veggies. Where salad beasts used to live, bread has taken over

mmm bread. with cheddar, hummus and tomato plus my new favorite drank

tall, pale and pumpkin

  • 1/2 large, ripe pear
  • 3/4 c. almond milk
  • 1/4 c. pumpkin**
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

**I freeze my pumpkin into ice cube trays each ‘pumpkin cube’ is equal to two tablespoons so I used two cubes for this smoothie. I think that the frozen pumpkin is important for the texture of this smoothie

I went to work for the afternoon and got home with serious hunger pangs! Usually I feed myself while I’m at the cranky/ low blood sugar feeling stage of hunger not the gnawing at my stomach lining stage! Must have been all that spinning this morning!

Luckily I had dinner together in 15 minutes, SERIOUSLY!

Miss Oh She Glows posted a recipe for vegan pumpkin mac n’ cheeze, she’s not kidding about this sauce, it’s delicious!
I just finished off the last German Chocolate Brownie from Thanksgiving, I’m shocked they lasted so long. They’ll be missed.


Hangin' around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

Greetings to another week! Miss Monday seems to be giving us the cold shoulder this morning. Warming up from the inside out!

THEMIXRolled oats, oatbran, almond milk, water, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, salt, chia seeds, pear

GARNISHBrown sugar, granola, crunchy almond butter, pear

Dinner Downer

Between evening classes and night time yoga classes, recently I’ve been eating dinner around 10:00 p.m. I don’t like it! It makes me less desperate for breakfast in the mornings, I’ll need to devise a new plan of attack for earlier nourishment. I know I could pack dinner, but I’d rather avoid hauling four-hundred tupper wares in my back-pack all day, especially since I do my best to walk every where.

My 10 p.m. dinners aren’t very inspiring either. Take today’s hodge-podge for example:

Tuna mixed with hummus and banana peppers, melba toast, cashews, grapes and a pear. Can’t get enough fruit lately!

At the very least, it will keep my brain going through tonight’s home work session, I might even stay up past midnight! Crazy talk.