When the Fiancé’s Away…

…I make whatever I want for dinner!

Ryan’s actually really easy going when it comes to meals and always eats whatever I (or we) make for dinner without complaint, but when he’s away at dinnertime the freedom to make spur of the moment Julie-only meals is kinda fun!

Tonight Ryan had a soccer game (they won!), so it was just me and Sadie for dinner. I wanted eggs… so eggs it was!

Breakfast for Dinner

Other Julie-only meals of the past have included:

  • Oatmeal with a variety of toppings
  • Pancakes
  • Big ol’ bowl of yogurt with granola and fruit
  • Ice cream

It seems like I really like breakfast for dinner when I’m on my own, huh?

Do you eat differently when you’re by yourself?

I enjoyed my dippy egg dinner with a whole wheat sandwich thin, Canadian bacon and sauteed portobello mushrooms and cauliflower.

Veggies and Canadian Bacon

My Plate

After dinner I enjoyed a cup of Greek yogurt with a spoonful of instant chocolate pudding mix stirred in for my dessert. It was a delicious and healthy lil’ dessert! I am defnitely making this again soon (maybe tomorrow for breakfast?).

See ya tomorrow lovely readers! 😀 It’s almost Friiiiiday!

White Out

My lunch today was almost a complete white out!

  • Carba Nada egg fettuccine noodles
  • Laughing Cow light Swiss cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Cauliflower

White food overload! Fortunately I had some leftover Brussels sprouts to add a punch of green to my pasta bowl.

White (+ Green!) Pasta Bowl


There are so many things I love about food… the taste, texture, smell and even the color. A blah colorless meal isn’t nearly as appealing to me as one with fresh foods and vibrant colors.

I think certain foods are honestly beautiful.

I love the look of a plump apple or a bowl full of fresh, shiny cherries.

What food do you think is beautiful?

Spinning and Swirling

This morning stated off freezing but got sweaty real quick!

Ryan and I are lucky to live across the street from our gym, so we sprinted there to avoid too much time in the frigid Florida weather. I had plans to meet a friend for spinning at 6 a.m. and did a quick 10 min. warm up on the stair master before taking the class.

Spinning Bike

I forgot how much I like spinning. My relationship with spinning is either hot or cold. I go all the time… or not at all. For one reason or another, I will stop taking spinning for a while, then take a class again randomly only to realize what a fantastic work out it can be. The obsession then begins once again.

We’ll see if another spinning love affair is in the works after today’s class!

What workout makes you the sweatiest?

I can run a billion miles but I will still be sweatier and more red in the face following a spinning class. What gives?


Aside from making me drip buckets and buckets of sweat, spinning also makes me hungry.

This morning I enjoyed a big bowl of Flax-Z-Snax hot cereal with several spoonfuls of my homemade microwaveable cranberry sauce swirled in.

Hot Cereal Topped with Cranberry Sauce

(I added more cranberry sauce after this picture. 😉 )

I’m off to make another cup of hot tea! I’m such a baby with this cold weather.