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October 9, 2014

Healthy Dinner Recipes in 30 Minutes

I can’t believe it has been nearly two months since I have posted a full recipe on the blog! I used to feature something new from our kitchen on a weekly basis, but I haven’t done that in quite some time.

Is that something you guys would like to see more of?

I have a feeling that once I obtain my certification and transition back into working a regular schedule, my meal planning will need to improve.

I have never considered myself to be a fabulous cook, but more of the hurry up and get something healthy-ish together type of meal preparer. I think that is pretty clear through my WIAW posts.

This week, a friend came up to me asking which HWG recipes she should try if she doesn’t have a lot of time or patience to cook in the evenings.

I figured she’s probably not the only one who would appreciate my response, so consider this the first of many Recipe Recaps to come!

Healthy Dinner Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

A small collection of some of my favorites…

Healthy Chicken Macaroni Salad

A lighter (and tastier, if you ask me) alternative to chicken salad!

I need to make it again soon.

Healthy Chicken Macaroni Salad

Lean Beef Burrito Bowl

A spicy at-home version of Chipotle.

Lean Beef Burritos Bowl cover

Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Okay, this one takes 35 minutes total… but it’s too easy not to include!

pulled bbq chicken sandwich

Easy Pesto Pasta

Light, fresh and easy green pasta!

parmesean pesto patsa 2

Veggie Pizza Toast

Perfect for lunch, dinner, and anytime you are craving pizza!

Quick and Easy Healthy Pizza Toast

10 Minute Black Bean Soup

This one tastes better than it looks, promise.

Black Bean Soup

Skinny Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

One of my go-to ways to “do” mac ‘n cheese. This recipe has a spicy kick!

Skinny Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Light + Healthy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Meant to be a side, but has been served as the main dish in our household several times.

light and healthy vegetable pasta salad Housewife Glamour

Easy Cream of Mushroom Chicken

I need to re-make this to photograph it better.

Even so, this is one of my biggest page hits to date!

Cream of Mushroom chicken

Lean Beef + Chili Rotini 

Pretty similar to the Skinny Tex-Mex Macaroni, only easier (if that’s possible) and not as spicy.

Lean Beef and Chili Rotini


Yeah, I think it’s time to get the creative cooking juices flowing in the kitchen again. Soon, my friends.

I plan on spending the remainder of my day glued to my books before my training run. I’m taking my CPT test in 5 days, ya’ll!

If you need me, I’ll be re-watching content videos and coloring in muscles in my anatomy book until the Pistons Pre-Season game tonight.

Have a great rest of your Thursday!

Questions of the Day

• What is your go-to easy “I need dinner in a hurry” recipe?

• Any specific type of recipe suggestions?

(You know… once I actually start cooking again.)

See you back bright and early tomorrow for Friday Favorites!

October 2, 2014

Fall 2014 Workout Playlist

I’m so glad that some of you found this morning’s collection of randomness as humorous as I did. Hey, whatever gets you through the day right?

Also, thank you for your advice on how to tackle studying Anatomy!

I get the general concepts of muscles, their functions, and what to stretch or work if one is dysfunctional, but the proper names of each one is what has been haunting me. I read each and every suggestion you all sent over and I am very grateful for you taking the time to share your tactics.

Now onto the good stuff. I feel like I just shared a workout playlist not too long ago, but alas, here I am to share another.

According to your page clicks and suggestions via email, a lot of you enjoy when I share my music with you, so I don’t feel bad about it.

I started putting this list together at the beginning of September and know my love for music and putting lists together will only continue to grow. Is sharing two workout playlists a season too many? Please let me know…

Anyways, here are the tunes that have been powering me through my workouts and long training runs lately!

Fall 2014 Running + Workout Playlist

Fall 2014 Running & Workout Playlist

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You can always find and listen to my workout music on my Spotify profile.

This Fall Favorites workout playlist is up with a few extras tagged onto the end. You can expect it to keep getting longer over the next couple of weeks too. (I have a problem.)

Woo hoo!

This playlist has been on repeat during all of my training runs lately, and I really can’t get enough of it.

Today I set out for a 5 mile Tempo Run and left Roadie behind. He can’t always go, right? Running four times a week can’t be the best on his puppy bones and joints. He’s no “puppy”, but you know what I mean.

It was kind of nice to run solo. I haven’t done that in a while!

crunching leaves on my run

I made it through at a decent pace and was more than ready for lunch when I got home. I have been on a huge soup and salad kick this week!

progresso light soup and side salad

Baby spinach, yellow, red and green peppers, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, feta (un-pictured dressing) with a beef and barley vegetable soup.

Shortly after I cleaned up, I also enjoyed a slice of whole wheat toast smeared in seed (and chocolate) butter.

organic seed butter on toast

It was yummy!

All right, it’s time for me to get back to work. I’ll see you guys back in the morning with Friday Favorites. Have a great rest of your Thursday! <3


Previous HWG Running + Workout Playlists

More Summer Workout Music

• Summer 2014 Workout Playlist

• Spring 2014 Workout Playlist

• Winter 2013-14 Workout Playlist

• Fall 2013 Workout Playlist

• Summer 2013 Workout Playlist I

• Summer 2013 Workout Playlist II

• Spring 2013 Working Playlist

• Winter 2012-13 Workout Playlist

• Fall 2012 Workout Playlist

• Summer 2012 Workout Playlist

And a whole series of training playlists you can find on the Fitness page!

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Although I am a certified personal trainer, the workouts I post are what work best for me and might not be the right type of exercises for you.

I am not a registered dietician and do NOT post everything I eat. All content I post on this blog stems from my personal experience and knowledge, and I recommend consulting a doctor or health professional before making changes to your diet or fitness routine.

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