Holy Ravioli

You know your a little too into the holiday spirit when spinach ravioli and marinara sauce remind you of the holidays. Red and green anyone??? 😀

Tonight’s dinner was a tasty ravioli bowl made with Monterey Pasta Company’s spinach ricotta ravioli.


Ryan and I discovered Monterey Pasta Company ravioli when we found their lobster ravioli on the shelves. We loved that flavor and have tried a variety of their raviolis and been impressed by every one. Highly recommended!

We topped our ravioli with marinara sauce, yellow squash and portobello mushrooms.

Veggies on Ravioli

My Bowl

Is there anything more satisfying than pasta? I just don’t know…

Now I’m off to straighten up the apartment a bit because I still have things to unpack from my weekend at home. Ryan has The Office on which makes me laugh just listening to it in the background. Love that show!

Egg-cellent Salad

My lunchtime salad was eggcellent!

I haven’t made egg salad in forever. I took the time to make some hard-boiled eggs Sunday night and used four of the hard-boiled egg whites to make my long lost egg salad for lunch today.

My egg salad recipe is super simple:

  • 4 egg whites, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Light Miracle Whip
  • 1 tbsp. relish
  • 1 squirt of mustard

Pre-Mixed Egg Salad

Sometimes I’ll use two egg whites and one whole egg, but I wasn’t feelin’ the yolk today.

I enjoyed my egg salad on a Joseph’s lavash bread with two big handfuls of spinach.

Egg Salad

Egg Salad with Spinach

I prepared this bad boy in the break room so my coworkers wouldn’t beat me for stinkin’ up the joint.

Note: Never eat tuna or egg salad at your desk. You will make life-long enemies if you do.

30% Off at Old Navy

For those of you with holiday shopping to do, this coupon for 30% off any purchase at Old Navy (valid through Dec. 19) may help you save some moo-lah!

Are you done with your holiday shopping? Have you started?

Protein-Packed Breakfast Cake

My friend Merri may be my blog’s number one fan and I just love it! She’s always sending me awesome recipe ideas and pictures of her meals.

Merri (top left), Me and My Girlfriends

Last night at girl’s holiday movie night Merri brought me two protein breakfast cakes she made this week.

Like me, Merri works out in the morning. After eating a small bowl of oatmeal before her workouts, she’d still feel lightheaded in the gym. Her trainer told her to incorporate more protein into her morning meal. Since she is at the gym early, she wanted to eat something she could grab quickly and found a recipe for a protein-packed breakfast cake.

Protein-Packed Breakfast Cake

She made the cake into muffins to create a grab-and-g0 breakfast. I loved this lil’ cake! I gobbled one up last night and ate the other one she gave me after my morning run. This recipe is great pre- or post-run fuel.

Merri’s Protein-Packed Breakfast Cake


  • 2 packets of oatmeal (banana bread flavor or Kashi Golden Brown maple oatmeal work really well)
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 6 tbsp Splenda or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (sprinkle on top before baking as well)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients and bake in oven in a 9×9 pan or make individual servings in a muffin pan for approximately 20 minutes.

(You may also find this recipe here.)


This morning I went for a run with my favorite running buddy, little Miss Sadie. She’s the best running partner because she always goes my pace and is ridiculously excited to be running. Plus I like to say things like “only one more mile, Sadie” to make me feel better offer her encouragement. It’s nice to have her cute little face look up at me when I’m plugging away.

Today we ran for an hour. Once again it was very foggy. My hair and eyelashes were wet from all the moisture.

Orlando Fog


Breakfast today was easy and yummy and very similar to Monday’s morning meal.

  • Chobani Greek yogurt
  • Clementine
  • Kay’s Naturals honey almond cereal
  • Yogi Tahitian vanilla hazelnut tea

Tuesday's Breakfast

Festive Clementine

Kay's Naturals Honey Almond Cereal

Easy and tasty – that’s all I ask!

Engagement Gift

Ryan and I have been fortunate to receive some really thoughtful and wonderful engagement gifts. Last night we received one of our very favorites from my Aunt Barbara and Uncle Randall.

Engagement Gift

How wonderful is that picture? It already found a home on our wall. 😀

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?