A healthy alternative to cheesesteaks


Hello all! It’s been a while. Things have been busy, especially since… I got a new job!

It happened pretty suddenly, after I applied one day to a great job for a local school district. I didn’t think I really had a shot, but imagine my surprise when a few weeks later I got a call asking me when I could start! I’m so excited for the new opportunities and adventures, though I’ll miss the traveling that I got to do with the magazine.

Because of all of this excitement, I’m in a “fresh start” mode right now. And part of that is extending to my fitness and diet.

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Checking Out BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Lancaster


Late last week, I took a few days off work to recharge and use up some vacation time. Since my youngest sister, Zoe, is home from college for a just a few weeks more, I wanted to spend some time with her and take her out to lunch.

We hemmed and hawed over where to go before I suggested a new restaurant that had just recently opened: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Lancaster, right by the Park City Mall (so we could do some post-dining shopping).

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Fish Tacos: My New Favorite Healthy Weeknight Dinner


Hello all! It’s been busy. Work’s starting to pick up, and with the summer comes all of its extracurricular activities (not that I’m complaining). This past weekend, for example, was jam-packed. Saturday, Tom and I went to Hershey Park with his parents for a picnic, which was fun (though the lines and our late start meant we didn’t do much ride-riding). On Sunday, we took a ride up to Mount Gretna to visit the Jigger Shop and hike a bit, which was a perfect way to spend a beautiful sunny Sunday.

With it being as busy as it is, I thought I’d share a super simple recipe that I recently made that Tom fell in love with. It’s perfect for summer and is a tasty way to jazz up a weeknight.

I always try to have some frozen flounder fillets on hand for nights when I want a simple, healthy and fast meal. The other night, I didn’t want the usual broiled fish and veggies, so I instead created these amazing, easy fish tacos. From the first fish hitting the pan to the time they were plated, it took me all of 15 minutes.

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Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Banana Overnight Oats


Hello all!
So one of my goals for April is to blog more. I’m trying to hold myself to 2-3 times a week, so if you have any ideas for posts you want to see, let me know.

Today’s post is a short one, but a good one. I’ve been on the hunt for a good breakfast idea. While I was planning on making a frittata for the week, my Sunday became busier than expected and my meal-prep time was cut short. Instead, I decided to make up my own morning bite: Chocolate-covered banana overnight oats.

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Next Week’s Meal Plan

In an effort to reduce the grocery budget, while also eating healthy, I wanted to make a meal plan for next week that incorporates ingredients I currently have on hand (so I can start emptying out my darn freezer) and uses excess ingredients that normally would get thrown away. I usually shop on Saturdays, and therefore make my plans from Sunday-Saturday.

It’s a work in progress, but here are the bare bones of it.

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All About Meal Prepping


If you’re in Lancaster, Pa., today, I hope you got outside. It was an uncharacteristically beautiful 77-degree sunny day.

But you know what that also means, right? Summer — and its plethora of shorts, tank tops and bathing suits — is on its way.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the warm weather. Summer is always my favorite time of year, and I am so ready to get out of this winter funk. But, let’s just say my diet definitely trends towards warm and comforting foods during the cold months, which isn’t ideal once the layers of sweatpants and puffy coats come off.

So, this week I spent a few hours on Sunday prepping healthy meals for the week. While I usually do some sort of light prepping every week, I’ve been slacking lately. This week, though, I got it all done in a few hours on Sunday which has made the workweek a little easier.

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