Basically, I love food, and I love being healthy, so this is place for me to share how I, as well as others, can stay healthy while enjoying delicious food and an active lifestyle.
Biology major studying to become a physical therapist Based in Los Angeles & Dallas

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Oh hey what’s up 3.5 miles. Never run that much at once in my life. And I really wasn’t that tired afterwards. it was just magical

food preppin’ | no school today! so i woke up early-ish to prep food for the week… except the pineapple isn’t quite ripe yet so my fruit salad is just strawberries right now

I’m getting real darn creative tonight… But it was quite tasty

I was tempted to whip up some mexican rice-a-roni and then saw that it called for butter, so I chose to try to see if I could make Mexican quinoa instead. Of course, I googled “homemade taco seasoning” after I had already made up my own concoction, but  it was pretty close to what was called for, so that worked out well…

To reiterate what I’ve said about nearly every other recipe, I don’t pay attention to how much I put in, I just go for it until it tastes edible

Ingredients: 1/4 cup quinoa (dry), 1/4 bell pepper chopped, 1/4 cup sliced onion, 1/2 tbsp canola oil | garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, cumin, oregano, paprika, salsa | avocado 

Cook quinoa according to directions on package. Once cooked mix with spices - I used mostly garlic powder, chili powder, and salsa, and then a little salt, cayenne, cumin, oregano, and paprika. Mix small at a time and add more to taste.


In a plastic bag, add onion, bell pepper, canola oil, and a little bit of all the spices. Shake until vegetables are covered. In a large nonstick skillet, cook bell peppers and onions on high heat, stirring often, for 2 minutes, then turn down to medium and cook until onions are translucent, stirring often.

Top quinoa with vegetables and serve with lightly salted avocado.



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After my three-mile interval set today. So super overly stoked on my new shorts - I’ve literally never bought running shorts before, I just use my old soccer shorts.



new goal: 3.5 miles a day and 45 second intervals for my abs/arms/butt sets

my school hosted a bbq in appreciation of student workers and they did a phenomenal job, but mostly I was really stoked on the fruit kebabs and tried to keep myself from hoarding the entire tray for myself 

but i was there to photograph the event… so I kept my cool. kind of.

I don’t know when I became comfortable(ish) with taking pictures of myself in public. But another daily goal accomplished :) | 3 miles + 8 minute arm circuit

Cranberry Almond Granola

what do I do between meals? make granola

first | mix 2 tbsp reduced fat cream cheese, 2 tbsp honey, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp splenda brown sugar blend, and 2 tbsp chopped almonds and craisins

second | pour in 1 cup dry rolled oats and mix ingredients

third | add 1 tbsp peanut butter and mix throughout 

fourth | heat oven to 400 and bake for 7 minutes, then turn down to 300 and cook for another 7 minutes. remove from oven and move to plate to cool

not sure the cream cheese was necessary other than it was one of the only wet ingredients I had in my refrigerator - it came out really really really good though, and I think I might cook the portions in muffin tins next time to make muffin/cookie things

This week I’m going to try to run 3 miles each day. I’m letting myself take a break if I need to, but walking half a mile every ten minutes doesn’t count. The distance that counts is the distance I run.

please stop posting pictures of cheese boards and eggs being fried in gallons of butter

//you can do whatever you want really… i just chuckle a little bit whenever those things come up on my dash

am i alone on this one?

Oven Roasted Cauliflower | ★★★★★

My mom sent me a recipe for the Barefoot Contessa’s recipe for roasted cauliflower, and that’s what I had in mind when I finally remembered to buy cauliflower from the grocery store. But today when I went to finally make it, I was too lazy to filter through my email to find the exact recipe, so I just threw this together and it turned out absolutely scrumptious. Not too oily, not too cheesey, not too garlicy… just super yummy. 

1 head cauliflower
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chopped garlic
1/4 tsp basil
1/2 tbsp grated parmesan, (or to taste) 

Spread on baking sheet and cook on 400F for 40 minutes or until lightly browned.

after my abs & arms day | really not used to working out in pants… it was kind of fun I suppose… Shorts make me feel so free though.

abs & booty circuit | run for 10-20 minutes, do circuit 2x, cool down, stretch

(i have my own names for things - other people may call them something different)

pelvic lifts: lie on your back, knees bent, feet on the floor, lift pelvis, and return to start position

donkey kicks: on hands and knees, bring right leg towards chest, then kick out behind you. repeat for 30 seconds for right leg then switch to left leg

in&outs: sit down and balance in the shape of a v, sitting up with legs tucked in slightly - feet off the ground. lean back towards the floor as your kick out your legs. use your hands for balance if needed

modified donkey kick: like donkey kick - on hands and knees. instead of bringing knee towards your chest, keep knee bent and leg parallel with the floor. move leg slightly up and down as if you’re balancing a tray on your foot. your foot should be moving perpendicular to the ground

leg straight back: similar to donkey kick but without bringing knee to the chest


motivation to get to the gym

for every ten minutes i do cardio (run, bike, elyptical, etc.) i put a dollar in the jar to save for the end of the week. then i let myself spend the money on going out to lunch or buying something cute… most likely it’s going towards buying food :)

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