The Week’s Healthy Eats (29).

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BREAKFAST: Creature of habit. Classic combo of 0% Fage Greek yogurt mixed with unsweet vanilla almond milk, frozen bluebs, and homemade granola from my fave recipe ever.

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(Breakfast for) LUNCH: A seriously satisfying + balanced breakfast sammy (for lunch) from downtown hotspot Egg Shop NYC. “The Reformer” consisted of lots o’ egg whites scrambled with super salty (in the best way) feta cheese, fresh tomatoes + spinach, and mashed avo on toasted multigrain. The sea salt flakes on top weren’t a bad touch, either.

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DINNER: Anyone else thoroughly intimidated by the prospect of cooking meat? I always have been, but this nutty easy recipe from Delish made me less of a chicken (humor me…please?).  Like most recipes I’m partial to, this one for crispy oven-baked chicken + an arugula Caesar side salad was ready in less than 30 minutes.

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Summer in Full Swing.

Summer is starting to feel like it’s in full effect around here and I couldn’t be happier. Unfortunately my follow-through to post on here has suffered because of it. Nevertheless, I’m back after an unusually long respite for me (13 whole days). Here are some of my favorite summer scenes so far.

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A recent evening spent at Rockaway Beach for a work event made me feel like I was California Dreamin’ a little bit. More pics to come soon — because the night deserves more than just a minor mention — but spoiler alert I SUP’ed (aka stand up paddle board-ed), then sipped on watermelon margs. ‘Twas magical.

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An oh-so appropriate meal for when you have Monday off: lobsta rolls enjoyed al fresco on Memorial Day Weekend.

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A.M. walks along the Hudson River are my thing. This one made me feel like I was by the bay, rather than the West Side Highway.

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Tom Collins-ing my way through a Saturday evening outdoors.

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My mother saw this photo and asked me where in Europe it was taken. I told her it was about 15 blocks from where we live in NYC. You learn something new every day.

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I was so taken with these radishes that I somehow dropped 40$ on the street while I paid for them. By the time I realized and returned to the stand, the cash was gone. It was a really sad day. The end.

Thanks for the memories May // June. More summer moments to come soon.

Life Lately (24).

College makes one accustomed to having a mere three hours of the day occupied. With some two classes a day, I had a freakish number of free hours at my disposal. How I spent those hours continues to stump me, but I had them nonetheless. So now that I have a 9-5:30 internship schedule, I’m far more conscious of the time I have for myself and how I can best spend it. In short, I’m attempting to make the most of my far less open days. Here’s how.

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I’ve found myself in a committed relationship with my local Yoga to the People studio, where I head for quick vinyasa practices when I can.

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I continue to walk my way through the city’s diverse ‘hoods. From the pristine Upper East Side, pictured above, to Prospect Park.

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I’ve wandered over to the Met to check out the Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibit, Manus x Machina. The show, which examines the contested intersection of handmade and machine-made, as well as haute couture and ready-to-wear, fashions made me wish I was famous, could attend the Met Gala, had reasons to regularly wear blue-sequined gowns, etc. You catch my drift.

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As usual, I’ve also found myself in the kitchen, where I’ve made super simple staples that take minimal time, but pack maximum flavor (and health benefits). Winners included the homemade hummus and fruit + nut granola featured above.

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And when the concrete jungle has felt a little claustrophobic, I’ve spent time elsewhere. Pictured above is my favorite hiking trail in Connecticut, where the lush woods makes me feel a wee bit calmer than midtown Manhattan. Go figure.

Hope Life Lately is treating you well, too. Check back soon!

The Week’s Healthy Eats (28).

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BREAKFAST: Nothing new here. 0% Fage Greek yogurt, topped with frozen bluebs, Purely Elizabeth pumpkin fig granola, Trader Joe’s creamy almond butter + cinnamon.

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LUNCH: Lunch from one of my favorite healthy spots in Atlanta, Metrofresh, where the menu changes daily. This loaded-up plate was just what I needed for pre-bike ride fuel: kale salad studded with juicy peaches and crunchy walnuts, pesto grilled chicken, and a slice of crusty multigrain baguette.

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DINNER: Homemade goodness, thanks to this recipe from Skinny Taste for turkey / zucchini / feta burgers and a tomato, cuc, olive side salad. I decided to ditch the “naked” aspect and put these babies on top of fluffy brioche rolls for a little extra oomph. Ready in less than 30, these burgers are easy to whip up, even on a weeknight.

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