The diet to beat all diets

Eat this. Do that. Blah blah blah. BORING.

Even though it doesn’t have to be January 1st to START, we might as well take advantage of the blank slate. The gyms are jam packed. Everyone is starting new diet plans. & for that I am glad! I am all for being healthy + active. But if it isn’t sustainable, then what good is it.

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2017: The Year to Be

Oh, hey 2017. A new year of opportunities. It holds so much potential, but to make the most out of our year we must embrace each + every day that lies ahead of us. Let’s make this a year to simply be.

Be present. Be engaged. Be adventurous. Be successful. Betox.

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Low Carb Noodles

Good ‘ole fashioned, gluten-full pasta is hard to beat. Buuuut… this option might just be a very close second.

Need to sneak a few extra veggies into your day? Eat enough veggies each day? Either way, eating spiralized veggies is just too much fun! + this recipe is a must try if you’re looking for a low-carb//(dare I say…) gluten-free option.

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Don’t have a spiralizer? Don’t know where to start? There are many options available to fit any price range. Perhaps, start with the simplest of spiralizers, until you find that your addiction is real!

The options range from a Julienne peeler, to a hand held spiralizer, all the way to a tabletop veggie pasta maker.

I use the Veggetti, available for just $14.99 & it gets the job done with ease! (+ it’s sure to make you laugh every time you say Veggetti out loud.)

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Baked, Never Fried, Asian Tofu

I’ve always found cooking tofu to be an impossible task, therefore, I’ve somewhat avoided making my own tofu at all costs.

(If this sounds like you, read on…)

BUT, after much trial & error, I think I’ve found the ultimate solution.

I simply can’t get enough of this stuff… With veggies, served over rice, both?!

Marinating is key. The tofu soaks up so much flavor + packs a small punch. So… For best results, allow up to 30 minutes to marinate your tofu.

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Finals Week is Upon Us

One class stands between me & my last LDOC of fall semester (last day of class, that is).

As I said before, this year is full of lots of lasts… But with the closing doors, there are many more being opened.

As you plunge into the dreaded finals week, don’t neglect yourself! It’s so easy to let stress consume you & let the more important things, such as sleep, eating, + exercise, fall to the wayside.

Here is your friendly reminder to not forget to do the little things!

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Three Bean Veggie Chili

There’s nothing like a big bowl of hot soup on a cold day, that’s for sure.

+ this one is PERFECT, for a light, protein-packed, meal.

The holiday season is busy busy busy, but this recipe is SO simple for even your busiest of days.

Simply throw all the ingredients, let it simmer, & enjoy.

It’s sure to warm your heart + fill your belly.

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No Procrastination November

And just like that… it’s November.

Oh my, where did the year go?! It’s always crazy to me how the year starts out, seeming daunting, yet full of possibility.  Then, before we know it, it’s winding down & those new year’s resolutions that we once made are loooong gone (what resolutions did I even make…?)

Life has been busy, as I’m sure it has been for you too. Perhaps you follow along on my Instagram (@oomyquad), where I have been a little, okay a lot more active with posting.

In between this busy thing called like, I’ve been cooking, schooling, practicing a little bit of tennis, all while trying to hold onto these precious last moments of my senior year of college (OK WHAT!?). It feels like there are so many lasts… last first day of school (ever? Nope… hopefully not yet). Last time registering for classes. Last fall tennis season. Last college football game (as a student). It feels like everything is a last. (except I will appreciate that last exam… but there’s no rushing that).

But hey… the whole world is waiting for me to make even more firsts!

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