Hey guys! Happy almost New Year! It’s that time of year that we bloggers are sharing our favorite or highest performing posts from the year- I’m going to share a mixture of the two. Let me know in the comments if there was something I missed that you loved this year 🙂 And just for kicks here last year’s post: Top Posts of 2015 (even though I’m still learning one of the biggest blog improvements is definitely my photography thanks to the camera I got at the end of last year!)
Also linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday….
Don’t forget to sign up for my free wellness challenge at the bottom of the post! Forget about your unrealistic resolutions and fad diets and join me to creating lasting changes of healthy habits.
This recipe is a really fun savory take on oatmeal using some new to me spice combinations. It’s a great recipe to kick off your new year trying something new and interesting.
These cookies are not only super healthy but they are one of my easiest recipes, with few ingredients which is a bonus. They are nutritious enough for breakfast but also make a great snack.
This was my first published recipe in Food and Nutrition magazine- check in out here. It was inspired by a delicious and memorable French dinner I had with my husband.
Dairy free cream sauce doesn’t usually scream delicious decadence but I promise you won’t even be able to tell in this Italian restaurant inspired recipe! (I actually created it after our NYE dinner last year so hopefully I’ll have more inspirational eats this year!)
I had the best time ever in Vermont earlier this year with the Cabot Fit Team! We ran a half marathon and ate lots of delicious food plus enjoyed each others company. Post trip I created two recipes inspired by some of the great food we had during the trip.
When given the task of coming up with a recipe with walnuts I decided to create a healthy snack that could also be breakfast or even a dessert. Super easy to make and full of nutrition!
This is the quintessential summer recipe with two of my favorite warm weather ingredients.
This was a difficult post to write but it was very therapeutic to talk about what a year without my dad has been to me. It’s still something I struggle with every day especially during the holiday season.
Starting with Naples and Postitano, then to Rome, then Florence, and finally ending in Venice, I shared our epic Italy trip spanning over 2 weeks. (It took me a lot longer to create the recaps!)
The perfect workout out for traveling… I completed this workout multiple times during our Italy trip and it’s something I will definitely use in future trips!
Who doesn’t love Italian? I kicked it up a notch by adding lots of veggies including spiralized squash and zucchini. This is one of the meals perfect to make for a Sunday night dinner and eat the leftovers for lunch throughout the week.
This was my 2nd tri of the season and it was super fun to completed one in my hometown so my family could attend. Even though it was super hot out and I didn’t have my best race I still placed 2nd in my age group which was a pleasant and exciting surprise!
OMG this was by far the best blogging inspiration and education I could have ever asked for… I was so grateful to be able to attend such a great event with so many amazing bloggers <3
For my 29th birthday I shared a list of things I would like to do before I turned 30 so this is the update on how much I had accomplished. How do you think I did with my list??
Easily the recipe I made the most this year so it is a must share! It’s simple and delicious and you could really substitute any fruit you wanted and use frozen as well. Go try it now!
Italian classic meets pumpkin- perfect for a hearty fall meal. Carbonara is one of my all time favorite dishes so I wanted to try to make it a little healthier and fun. I wish these photos had turned out a little better so I’ll have to make it again soon and reshoot it!
Even though this was my 2nd marathon I sort of considered it my first (I explain more in post) so I was really proud of overcoming really crappy weather (hello 30-40 mph winds) and having a good time. I can’t wait to run my 3rd marathon in 2017, hopefully with training more than 10 weeks this time!
This will be my last post of the year so I’m going to use it to remind you one more time to sign up for my FREE wellness challenge. Over 8 weeks we will explore different areas of health to focus on and improve… each week will have a new challenge to help us grow and create lasting healthy habits. Sign up below since the challenge will start Jan 1st!!