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Make Week Night Meals Easier, Healthier & More Affordable

We all know that 6:30 PM weeknight meals struggle. Get home late from work, and realize we forgot to defrost something for dinner. Open the fridge to find that we never went shopping over the weekend and have zero fresh vegetables in the house. What can I make with an over ripe avocado, mayonnaise, sardines, Coors Light, and some soy sauce? And you revert to takeout pizza. We have all been there. It’s stressful, it’s costly, and it’s bad for...

I Said Yes, We Are Engaged!

On September 29th as we were running out the door to the airport for a MUCH anticipated vacation, my best friend asked me to be his wife! And after the initial disbelief, and berating him with questions to make sure it wasn’t one of his jokes I gladly said “of course”. And just like that, we were engaged. We quick got in the car, still rolling on that “Oh my God we are getting married” high, and we set off...

Guilt Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe is a favorite of mine, and I purposely use only staple kitchen items because it’s meant to be a quick and easy sweet fix. These are perfect to make and pop in the freezer to re heat when you’re craving a baked good or even for breakfast! That’s right, breakfast. The best meal of the day. The chocolate chips are obviously a treat, but I’ll admit to eating chocolate muffins for breakfast here and there. The possibilities with...

Autumn In New England Has Me Hooked

I’m sad to see the summer leaving us, although it seems to have forgotten to take its weather! Although, I’m ready to welcome the Fall with open arms. This is now our second Fall in Massachusetts, and I’ve come to learn that there’s nothing quite as inviting as Autumn in New England! The little towns are picturesque with their orange and red backdrops, local farmers have colorful pumpkins and squashes out on their roadside farm stands, and the supermarkets are...

The 10 Best High Protein Grab & Go Snacks

As a follow-up to my How I Cut Refined Sugar For Good post I decided to give you my comprehensive list of the ten best high protein, low sugar, healthy and delicious grab and go snacks. I’m notorious for carrying food with me at all times and these are all easily portable and take little to no prep, because who has time for that?   And when you forget to leave your house without your snacks, and you feel the...

How I Cut Processed Sugar For Good

How I Cut Processed Sugar For Good

I made the decision very early on in my life to completely cut refined and processed sugars from my diet. They made me feel horrible and I was just better off without them. It was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life! Now, I never ate a ton of sugar to begin with, but I found when I did eat even a little bit the effects were extreme. I never drank sodas or sports drinks but...

Oven Roasted Beet Salad

Oven Roasted Beet Salad

With fall right around the corner I find myself craving the produce that comes with it! I always love me some good root veggies, and beets are no exception. I grabbed these beautiful red and Chioggia beets at our local co-op along with the fresh arugula. The other ingredients we had on hand. Shallots and garlic are always must haves in our household. I use them in most dishes I make. They are cheap, delicious, easy to store, and add...

The House Hunt Begins

House Hunt

The process has begun! Slowly but surely we have been beginning to chip away at the daunting task of house hunting. I say house hunting loosely, we actually have not a clue what it is we are looking for yet. We’ve gone through the motions of discussing what we need, what we want and what we would really like. What we can afford, where we would like to be and why. The list is (for the most part) unanimous, but...

Busting Out of NYC

Busting Out of NYC

We had great jobs, a beautiful apartment in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the Upper East Side, family and friends close by… our whole life was there! And looking from the outside in we were living the dream, and truth be told, we really were. Both Tony and I had dreamed of starting our careers in New York City when we were younger. What 15-year-old Meghan and Tony didn’t realize were the costs associated with living in the...