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Don’t Ever Stop

In honor of What I Ate Wednesday, here are some shots of what I’ve been lucky enough to nibble on inhale.

salad with chicken

healthy half salad

Layered salads delicately decorated in feta, avocado, roma tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, grilled chicken, flakey salmon, crunchy pita chips, and tossed in a silky vinaigrette.

salmon rice mediterranean dish

And the best of dippers.

Belly Dancer Salad

Chic falafel.

Compliments of the talented chefs at Basil, I dove into the salad above for dinner tonight. It’s coined the Belly Dancer. Perhaps it’s a salad fit for dancers. The artfully tossed dish certainly left me in the mood to dance.

falling in love

I bet you never thought healthy food could look so desirable.

grape leaves

Maybe I spoke too soon. Don’t judge a leave by it’s cover. These guys taste like buttery hunks of spiced rice.


You can learn a lot from shooting pictures of food, like the more you’re around it, the more you want it. And it’s always sinful to skip dessert.

tiramisu dessert

vineyard vines and cake

Sweater: Vineyard Vines

There were bites of tiramisu yesterday and baklava today. You know my sweet tooth can’t be tamed.

Layers of crispy fillo dough and sweetened pistachios. Irresistible.

baklava ym

A dessert a day keeps the doctor away.

snapchat piggy

I have one hell of a sweet tooth, but I’ll take that over a lot of other things.

sweets over drinks

Thank goodness for that gym flo and constantly challenging myself.

I’m embracing the handstand journey just as I’ll continue trying to make grape leaves look mouth watering in photos. Persistence is the name of my game.


What are you working on in your fitness routine? Handstands anybody? 🙂

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A Wonderful Christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

We had a big Christmas Eve dinner at my parents house this year.

Christmas Eve Dinner

The night was filled Christmas tunes, conversation and Hors d’oeuvres.

holy brie

Holy brie, right?

On Christmas day, my parents and I did what we do best and relaxed. 🙂

CDK Christmas Day

We forgot skipped the French toast on Christmas morning, but we made up for it.


After brunch we read, watched TV, and lounged by the fire.

christmas fire

We even fit in an afternoon run, balancing out my affinity for holiday sweets.

CDK ginger bread house

Do you decorate a ginger bread house during the holidays? Eat it?

Have a great Thursday!

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Another Night, Another Brownie

I had a very relaxing evening last night. Here’s what I threw together for dinner:

Got wilted greens? Cook them!

Got wilted greens? Cook them

I added lots of spicy seasonings along with salsa, a sweet potato, and jalapenos. Then I heated up some refried beans to accompany the veggies.

This was about the time I decided I was making a Mexican grain-free spin off :)

This was about the time I decided I was making a Mexican grain-free spin off 🙂

To top the mix, I used Chobani plain Greek yogurt (in place of sour cream) and more salsa. (No such thing as too much salsa, of course.)

No shame in all of my sour cream Greek yoogurt

No shame in all of my sour cream Greek yoogurt

I had a lot of leftovers too- the best way to go! Dinner- check. Lunch the next day- check. And on to dessert.

Another day, another mug brownie

Another day, another mug brownie

I just can’t help myself. These brownies are so good and I’m getting better results each time I make one. Just what I need, right? 😉

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This was definitely my best dessert so far. I used this recipe as a base and swapped in coconut flour for whole wheat flour, applesauce for yogurt, used a little less sugar, and didn’t have any chocolate chips. I also mixed the ingredients in a separate nother bowl, which helped the appearance! Then I topped it all off with sprinkles of course. 😀

I’m thinking I’ll take a break from my brownie mug infatuation for a few days.

What food or dessert are you currently hooked on?

Another night, another dream brownie (Same thing, right?)

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Chocolate Mug Brownie

An easy to make brownie gone healthy.

After a few attempts, I present you with a healthy chocolate brownie mug! (And your non-health-crazed friends will like it too!) 

Healthy Chocolate Brownie

Did I mention it’s dairy and gluten free?


2 Tbsp apple sauce

2 Tbsp almond milk (any type of milk works)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 Tbsp sugar (I used “sugar in the raw”)

1 Tbsp truvia (or sugar)

pinch of salt

pinch of baking powder

1 Tbsp chia seeds (or sub another Tbsp oats)

1 tsp of flax (optional way to add some nutrients)

4 Tbsp oats (measure oats first, then grind in the food processor)


Mix the 3 liquid ingredients in a large mug. Then stir each dry ingredient in one at a time.

Brownie Batter

Microwave the mixture for 1-2 minutes, depending on microwave power.

Microwaved Brownie

Add sprinkles 🙂

Chocolate brownie with rainbow sprinkles

Enjoy the sugar high and the fact that this brownie is healthy!

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The best part about this dessert is the ingredients. I used a recipe from Food.com for the measurements but swapped healthier options, like applesauce instead of butter.

Brownie cake pop gone healthy?

Posing like a cake pop

What’s your favorite kind of dessert? Have you tried these easy microwavable, healthy desserts?

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