by Lauren on March 14, 2017

Oh hey there!

Are you currently digging yourself out of this winter storm Stella like we are?  Ugh, what a mess! Just when we thought we’d get out of having any significant snow storms this winter, the biggest one to hit PA for March decides to dump all over the state. I think we must have gotten close to 20 inches!

Here’s hoping it all melts fast, because this girl is READY for warm weather.

So lately…..

I’ve been kind of silent on my blog lately about my personal health/food/fitness choices haven’t I?  Well, the reason being is that I decided to take sort of a new route with this….

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still use my blog for this platform, but I’ve started a Facebook group with some of my friends and acquaintances as a way to deliver healthy inspirations through daily posts on nutrition, fitness, and just health on a whole.  That’s exactly why I called it Healthy Inspirations.

I love the idea of spreading the health wealth and I think Facebook groups are a perfect way to engage with others in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.  If you’d like to check it out, feel free!


So most of my meal shares have been over there, but I’d thought it would be nice to pop in here and share some with all of you as well.

First, let’s all take a second to recognize the fact that my babies are basically twins!

Here is Isaiah at 2 months…..


And here is Grayson around the same age….


Yep, there is no denying these boys are brothers.

Okay, lately, here is some food I’ve been loving.


Protein pancakes have become a regular breakfast rotation for me and I absolutely love them.  My recipe doesn’t call for protein powder so I guess it’s not your traditional protein pancake, but it’s still filled with delicious protein that keeps me full for hours.


1/4 cup almond flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

dash of salt

1 egg

1/2 of a mashed banana

1/4 cup almond milk (maybe a little less)

I mix everything together, coat a skillet with coconut oil and cook for about 5 minutes each side. Delicious!

Another meal I can’t get enough of……


This has to be the most simple dinner/lunch, but so satisfying! I roast a ton of veggies I have on hand (sweet potato, eggplant, broccoli, brussels sprouts, peppers, zucchini, etc.) in some olive oil, salt and pepper.  For the last 10 minutes, I’ll throw in some sliced pre cooked organic chicken sausage.  That’s it!

For this bowl, I added some added fats of avocado and hummus and it was the perfect lunch.

And onto some snacks….


John brought this bag of dried broccoli home the other day and it’s already gone.  It’s a perfect salty snack with such little ingredients (just broccoli, oil and salt).


And for something sweet, the new Mint Chocolate Brownie Larabar is out of this world good! Easily my new favorite flavor. I must recreate this one.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with a workout.  I’ve been back to teaching pretty much full time, but I often have off from teaching on Fridays.  I’ll either take off or if I’m feeling up to it, do a quick but effective workout.  I did this one last Friday and it left me completely spent!  I warmed up with 20 minutes on the Arc Trainer and then did this awesome 10 minute circuit using the battle ropes and a weighted ball.

If you have 10 minutes to spare, give this one a try the next time you are at the gym. I promise you’ll feel it the next day.

10 minute Battle Rope _Slam Ball Workout

Well that’s all I’ve got for now.

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely week.

Talk soon!


2 thoughts on “Lately”

  1. Julie says:

    Wow, the boys do have an amazing resemblance! 😮

    1. Lauren says:

      I know, it’s crazy to me!

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