Happy sunny Sunday y’all! ☺️ Having another lovely slow morning complete with a book, coffee, and this loaded egg scramble using the remnants of my fridge: spinach, sundried tomatoes, feta & avocado 🍳🥑 #easymealswithmb
I used to pride myself on being able to “do it all.” Stay out until 2am on a Friday and still make it to 9am yoga and boozy brunch at noon? No problem, I’ll squeeze it all in. . The older I get, the more I realize that is NOT me. I’m learning that I would much rather get 10 hours of sleep after a long week than drink 10 cocktails. I’d rather have a slow, lazy morning with coffee and a book in lieu of an early workout class just so I can make it to brunch on time. I’m learning that it’s okay to SLOW DOWN while living in a city that makes you feel like you have to “go, go, go” nonstop. . And I’m doing exactly that this morning ☺️ P.S. I’m really loving this book! Started out slow but now I cannot put it down. #easymealswithmb
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the winter blues 🙋♀️. . Winter can leave me feeling uninspired and unmotivated—feelings that are uncomfortable for someone with such a generally confident, carefree and happy disposition. It happens to the best of us, which is why I’m welcoming spring—the season of rebirth, growth & new beginnings—with wide open arms 🌸 This new season brings me nothing but JOY ☺️. . Another thing bringing me joy: taking the long walk to work with music blaring in my ears 💃 (Spoiler alert: it’s probably Mumford & Sons or something country). . What’s bringing you joy lately? 🌟
Spring is (finally) here! 🌸 Which means strawberry season is right around the corner and you can make these Berries & Cream overnight oats soon ☺️🍓 #easymealswithmb. . Berries & Cream Overnight Oats 👉🏻 Combine 1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, a little bit of honey & a dash of vanilla extract. Mash thinly sliced strawberries & peaches into the oat mixture. Mix to combine & let chill overnight. Top with more strawberries, granola & peanut butter in the morning 🙌🏻
Spent the weekend eating and drinking my way through Boston with my parents ☘️🥂 It was an absolute blast, but my body is craving so. many. nutrients. 😷 SO I made this totally unphotogenic Green Lentil & Potato Stew to give my system a little break from fried food & beer 🙈 #easymealswithmb. . Green Lentil & Potato Stew 👉🏻 Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large stockpot. Add 1 chopped white onion, 1 cup chopped celery, 1 peeled and diced russet potato, 1 peeled and diced sweet potato, & 2 cloves minced garlic. Sauté until everything soften slightly, then season with salt, pepper & 1 tsp. thyme. . Add 2 cups green lentils, 2 tsp. turmeric, 1 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. cumin. Stir, then add 4 cups vegetable broth & 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes. . Remove from heat and add 1 cup almond milk. Stir in 3 heaping cups of spinach until it’s wilted.. . Top with hot sauce and red pepper flakes for some heat, then ENJOY 🌶🌿
Had such a fun night at the @twogoodyogurt and @healthy_ish event Tuessday! #ad. . Not only is this Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt absolutely delicious (and with 12g of protein per cup!) but the brand messaging is so important to me ☺️ Two Good is all about making every day a good day, focusing on the good, and being good to yourself. Every day may not be good, but there is something GOOD in every day. #DoGoodByYou ❤️
Yes, that is a PURPLE sweet potato and it was SO COOL and so delicious. Paired with hard boiled eggs, avocado & everything but the bagel seasoning for a pre-hot yoga snack on this lazy Saturday morning 😎 #easymealswithmb
Just had a sad breakfast while working at my desk and really wishing I was snuggled up at home with this cozy bowl of savory oats instead 💆🏼♀️ Don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em! #easymealswithmb #savoryoatmeal. . Cook 1/2 cup oats on the stovetop in 1 cup water or milk. While cooking, add salt, pepper, garlic powder & a pinch of oregano. Once oats are done and fluffy, top with a fried egg, sundried tomatoes, avocado & chives! Also added more pepper and chili flakes 🌶🔥 🥑
I’ve been in a serious lunch rut the last few weeks and I think it’s because I haven’t been eating these Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles every day 🔥 This week has been made infinitely better with these for lunch 😏 Definitely keeping this recipe on repeat (and you should too 🙌🏻) #easymealswithmb. . Cook pasta of choice (I used @traderjoes quinoa and brown rice pasta). Let cool. Thinly slice 2 bell peppers and 3 green onions and spiralize 3 large carrots. Set aside. . Make the Spicy Peanut Sauce 👉🏻 Combine 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter + 1/4 cup soy sauce + 1 tbsp. sesame oil + 1 tbsp. rice vinegar + 1 tbsp. ginger powder + sriracha to taste (I used a lot!) . . Once pasta has cooled, combine pasta with veggies and sauce. Toss to combine and add protein of choice (I used @traderjoes sriracha tofu!) Top with peanuts, sesame seeds and more sriracha 🌶💥
It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t use this platform to help raise awareness and spread some happiness and hope to those who may need it. . This is the face of a smiling, happy young woman. A woman with ambitions, dreams, her own personal journey—one that’s ultimately led me on a mission to shed a light on the importance of talking about mental health and shattering the sigma. . Everyone's journey differs, but recovery IS possible. It’s time we destroy the myths and get the facts. It's time to take charge, fight for change, and celebrate the heroes who have accomplished recovery. Together, we can break the stigma. It starts with one conversation, hope, and a realization that you are never alone. ❤️💪🏻 #nedawareness #nedawarenessweek
Monday wasn’t so bad with a batch of these Peanut Butter Banana Bread Muffins 😍🍌🥜 SO fluffy and delish, you’d never believe these are gluten and refined sugar free 💁♀️. . Recipe from the muffin queen herself @_littlemissfoodie 👩🏼🍳. . Spray a muffin tin with baking spray. Preheat oven to 350°. . Mix together your wet ingredients 👉🏻 3 mashed bananas + 3 eggs + 1/2 cup peanut butter + 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil + 1 tsp. vanilla extract. . Add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture 👉🏻 2.5 cup almond flour + 1 tsp. cinnamon + 1 tsp. baking powder + 1 tsp. baking soda. . Bake for 18 minutes, until tops are golden brown ☺️
It’s cold and it’s supposed to snow tomorrow so you might as well make White Bean Chicken Chili 🤷♀️🔥 Posted a mini tutorial in my stories, but recipe is also below! Stay warm, friends! #bitesonabudget #easymealswithmb. . WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI 👉🏻 Place 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts at the bottom of your crockpot. Add 1 diced white onion + 2 diced jalepenos + 1 jar salsa verde + 1 tbsp. cumin + 1 tbsp. chili powder + a dash of oregano + 1 tsp. cayenne pepper + salt + pepper + 1/2 cup frozen corn + 1 can drained and rinsed white beans. Stir to combine, then cook on HIGH for 6 hours. Remove and shred the chicken then place back in soup. Stir to combine again. Serve with tortilla chips, cilantro & avocado 🥑🌶 And hot sauce, cuz, hot sauce.
It’s Valentine’s Day which means SWEEEEETS ❤️🍭🍬 So I’m eating chocolate for breakfast and throwing it back to these Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Bars I made last year. Happy Valentine’s Day y’all! Enjoy and treat yo-self ☺️ #easymealswithmb
Got in my greens this morning with a savory breakfast and a @bolthousefarms Green Goodness smoothie 🥑☺️ #sponsored. . Y’all know I’m normally not a huge green nice fan, but this one definitely has my vote with REAL ingredients and no added sugar. Nothing like snacking and sipping on some farm fresh goodness to start my day 🙌🏻 #bolthousefarms #farmtoyou
Savory sesame oatmeal for the win on this lazy Saturday morning 🍳 Cooked 1/2 cup oats, then mixed in salt, pepper, sesame seeds, chopped scallions, soy sauce & a dash of sesame oil 🔥Topped with more scallions, a fried egg & furikake seasoning 😍 #easymealswithmb
Oh hey there food picture, it’s been a while 👋🏻 I took a long break from this account going into the new year, and it has been SO refreshing. I had an incredible Christmas break with my family, read LOTS of books, and have honestly just been living and loving my life outside the ‘gram ☺️. . I’ve lost a lot of followers and my engagement is low. I know that and I can’t lie, it can be pretty frustrating. But I’ve also realized life is more than pretty food pictures & getting enough “likes.” Sometimes you just need a social media detox to remind you that there’s inspiration beyond Instagram 💆🏼♀️. . Needless to say, I’m still making and eating loads of delicious food, like this loaded egg casserole with roasted veggies & kale 🍳🥬 Hope everyone had a great long weekend!