Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Can a green smoothie cleanse put you in the ER?

Midweek Quick Cooking: Chipotle Lime Avocado Bacon Dip

Pug Hip Pain & Supplements

Our poor sweet pug is getting old. He turns 9 in June, and we recently noticed that he might be having some issues with his hips, which is super common for the breed. Yesterday, I saw Murphy sleeping in Quinn’s bed, which he’s never done before. He usually sleeps in our bed (and crushes the pillows like it’s his job), but it seemed like he opted for the lower bed over our much higher one – maybe because his hips were bothering him?

Then, on our afternoon walk, it looked like he was struggling a bit. He was totally pumped for the walk – sniffing and smelling everything and ping-ponging all over the road – but his gait looked different than it normally does. Poor pug. I shared this on Instagram Stories and received so many awesome suggestions about supplements for senior dogs. A few people recommended one from Nordic Naturals, which is actually the same brand of fish oil that I take, so I ordered it. I’ll be here on Friday, and I really hope it helps. It breaks my heart to see our sweet pug getting older.

This morning, I was up and at ’em at 4:45 AM for the 5:15 AM class at CrossFit. Getting up at that hour is TOUGH, but I know my day will go so much better if I work out first thing in the morning. Plus, the workout was a really fun one! My partner and I finished with 192 calories on the bike.

I’m finishing this post from KFIT this morning, and I’m using my new portable stand-desk. Love it! I’m also packed up and ready to go with all sorts of healthy eats for the day. I’m trying to get back into the habit now that I have a real office to go to! 🙂

Top right clockwise:

  • Shepherd’s Pie made mashed sweet potatoes mixed with mashed cauliflower, ground turkey, peas, and corn (snack)
  • SautĂ©ed kale with roasted butternut squash and chicken sausage (breakfast)
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts, fennel, and carrots with haddock and Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (lunch)

And… just needed to share this adorable photo of Qman from 3 years ago. It popped up on Facebook this morning and put the biggest smile on my face!

Questions of the Day

Do you give your dog (or cat) supplements? 

What’s for lunch today?

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We are into the part of the winter (because it’s technically still winter) where we get surprise 75-degree days. We have had quite a few in the last few weeks, and I have seen flowers sprouting up from the ground around town! I sure hope a blanket of snow doesn’t surprise us all.


Mazen won’t eat eggs, but he loves French toast, so it’s one of the ways I get nutritious eggs in him. I am pretty sure I fed him scrambled eggs his whole second year of life and he got totally over them.


With warmer weather comes salad cravings. This one featured leftover salmon, avocado, blue cheese and blue cheese dressing, candied walnuts (which seriously MAKE the salad), and some chips on the side.

Snacks + Workouts

My indoor soccer seasons are over, sniff. I really loved playing indoor this year! I always prefer a smaller field because it’s just so hard to score on the big goals from the 30 yard line of a football field – unless you’re a superstar player! (I am not.) I am taking a break from my co-ed team this spring to focus more on women’s league. Two leagues on the same day was just getting to be too much, especially all of the driving.

Trail mix is such a great pre-workout snack because it’s so easy to digest and run!


Pic from a recent date night. We went to Oak Hart Social and had a wonderful dinner!

I am on a mission to recreate this ricotta toast with country ham, apple, honey, mustard, and Brussels sprouts chips!

For a recent dinner at home, Thomas made the best fried mahi! He dredged it in flour, egg, and panko, and fried it in oil, classic style. We made zucchini, basmati, and a homemade tartar sauce on the side.

Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned the TV show The Sinner, which was recommended on the Young House Love podcast? Thomas and I watched it and loved it! It’s a total edge-of-your-seat mystery. We watched the first three episodes for free and then bought the rest because we were hooked. (There are only 8 episodes.) If you liked Ozark, this was a similar feel. It’s a nice start-to-finish story.

We’re going to need a new show soon. What do you recommend?

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