secret SKINNY Panera menu | nom nom noms:.

I was flipping through food blogs and skinny recipes this week and stumbled upon this gem on the Self Magazine blog. I have worked in food service since I was 16, so I know all about the "secret" menu items.  I always laugh when I come across the Starbucks versions [I worked there for 4.5 years], because they … Continue reading secret SKINNY Panera menu | nom nom noms:.

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better for you pasta with meat sauce | & vegetarian options

My friend Lauren is an inspiration.  She has been pushing herself through a complete life and body transformation--eating cleaner, pushing harder, running faster, tracking those calories in and definitely tracking them out.  She posted a meal on Instagram [follow her, really!] the other night that just looked RIDIC.  A tofu and kale stir fry pasta sauce over veggie … Continue reading better for you pasta with meat sauce | & vegetarian options

sundried tomato pesto chicken with goat cheese & quinoa:.

After falling in love with quinoa and goat cheese recently, I was really itching to start creating recipes with both items.  Then First Watch: The Daytime Cafe put a Quinoa Power Bowl on their winter menu (ummm, yum).  The Power Bowl was hearty, satisfying, and definitely delicious, but it wasn't heavy.  I definitely didn't feel like I had made a … Continue reading sundried tomato pesto chicken with goat cheese & quinoa:.