I love puppy chow but it’s definitely a dangerous snack.
Dangerous in the fact that it’s so delicious that you could easily eat all of it in one sitting without thinking twice! Which is what Matt and I almost did on Saturday, although we were somehow able to tear ourselves away from the bowl and save some for the next day.
After a weekend filled with bagels and a little too much wine (although, who am I kidding, one can never drink too much wine!), I’ve been trying to detox and put my body back on track. Which means hitting the gym extra hard and eating clean, i.e. eating salads for lunch at work and lots of protein for dinner. And drinking lots and lots of smoothies for breakfast.
If you ask any of my coworkers, they’ll tell you that most mornings I come into work with my work BlackBerry in one hand and a smoothie in the other. Smoothies are just such easy ways to sneak extra fruits (and veggies sometimes) into your diet, that it’s hard not to love them. Plus the way that I make my Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie is so decadent that it almost tastes like I’m eating dessert for breakfast!
I love food. I love talking about it and eating it (duh), but I’m not the best cook out there. I ate out a lot in college, or heated up frozen meals in my apartment’s tiny kitchen, so it’s not like I had a lot of practice before I graduated and moved into my big girl apartment. Granted, I can make a mean shrimp risotto but otherwise I usually stick with fajitas or pasta.
Which is why I love avocado toast and eat it at least a few times a week. It’s easy and quick to make, but at the same time is healthy and packed with dense nutrients.
I’ve been pretty good about going to the gym lately. After spending two weeks hiking through Peru and pushing myself to keep going even when I thought that I couldn’t take another step, I’ve been feeling particularly inspired to stay in shape and not revert back to my days of spending hours on the couch watching Netflix.
So I was feeling pretty good about myself until I read an article about how Blake Lively spent 13 hours in the gym everyday to get in shape for her newest movie. THIRTEEN HOURS. No wonder she’s such a babe! Unfortunately, I have to spend a majority of my day sitting in my cubicle so I can’t dedicate as much time to fitness. Which means I have to get creative on days when I can’t make it to the gym for my normal weight lifting/cardio class.
While out to brunch in New York City recently, I saw something on the menu that sounded unbelievably delicious. I got pretty hyped up about it until I saw that the restaurant was charging $20+ for the dish, which was just way more than I was willing to spend.
Instead, I decided that I was going to make it at home for myself at a way cheaper price. I even bought my prosciutto freshly sliced at Whole Foods and it was still way cheaper and was enough for multiple servings!
And so that’s how my new Sunday morning favorite was born–my Scrambled Parmesan Eggs and Prosciutto.
Popcorn has been one of my favorite go-to snacks for years now. This is probably tied to my love of watching movies, but now I find myself munching on popcorn even when I’m at work.
And now that I’m (kind of) a real adult with a full-time job, I like to be a little adventurous in my popcorn flavors. My newest popcorn obsession is truffle parmesan popcorn, which tastes AMAZING and makes me feel very fancy because I’m finally using the truffle oil that I bought a really long time ago but then didn’t know what to do with. Plus I’ve been talking about recreating the truffle popcorn we got as an appetizer at this restaurant in Charleston, SC almost a year ago, so yay me for actually getting around to it!