5 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated & Moving #MoveitMondays

You know when you wake up on a Monday, already feeling lethargic, and the last thing you want to do is go for a run, jump through a 30 minute workout video or move your body in any way shape or form? We’ve all been there. And to be honest some days or weeks I… 

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Breakfast Oat Banana Cake

Banana & Oat Breakfast Cake {Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Banana Bread}

Breakfast is my most adored meal of the day. And I am always trying to find new ways to incorporate my two of my favorites – bananas and oats – into my breakfast routine. Make-ahead healthy breakfast cakes are the perfect breakfast option if you are like me and never seem to have enough time… 

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Race Day

Move it Mondays – 10.5k Races for Fun & Coming in Last?!?

It was family race day this weekend in Belgium and I came in last – well almost. And guess what? I had an absolute blast. J’s family and I decided that it would make of a fun Saturday afternoon to run a 10k race together and you could say that this race was on a bit of… 

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The Best Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Who else is already beginning to crave fall soups, everything pumpkin and the cute Fall Fashion that comes along with the gorgeous month of Autumn? I swear I must not be the only one. I have a bunch of Fall dresses and cozy sweaters that are just itching to surface from the back of my closet just in… 

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30 day Yoga Challenge, Mindless Snacking & September Goals – Move it Mondays

Confession time. Over the past couple weeks I’ve noticed some of my clothing fitting a little more snug than usual and have also noticed myself slipping into old habits of mindless snacking. You know what I mean. As in you are working on a paper or doing something around the house and all of the… 

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One Pot Broccoli Pasta

Quick One Pot Broccoli Pasta

We all need that one meal, that meal we turn to on those busy weeknights and want dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less. That meal we turn to when we don’t want to spend the evening doing dishes. That meal we turn to because we always have everything on hand for it. That meal… 

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Fresh Beginnings: Try Again Tuesdays

 When I finally gave up the idea of yo-yo crash dieting (they never work – believe me – I’ve tried them all!) I made the promise to myself to enter into a new chapter of my life filled with an abundance of healthy delicious food, enjoyable & sensible activity, freedom of dieting and gaining control over my life! Taking… 

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move it mondays

Starting the Week out Right – Move it Mondays

After a weekend of family celebrations,  indulgences, enjoying that piece of rich chocolate cake for dessert (and that second glass of wine!) my favorite way to start the week is with my morning run. I love running for many reasons – for my health, to pump up my happy endorphins, to take some time for myself, to kick… 

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Energizing Detox Granola

Welcome to Ceara’s Kitchen 2.0! I am super excited to launch the latest Ceara’s Kitchen today – the switch from Blogger to WordPress is one I have been meaning to do for awhile and is well worth it. I am a big fan of WordPress so far – it is faster than Blogger, easier to navigate and… 

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Heading back into the Land of Chocolate!

I am currently at the airport, getting ready to board my flight back to Belgium in a couple minutes. I can’t believe that in a few hours I’ll be back in Belgium with J, falling back into our regular routine, student life and soon resuming into the hustle and bustle of the school year. There is something… 

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Tropical Green Smoothie, Travelling and Fresh Starts

  I have been a bit off the blogging radar for the past couple weeks because I have been literally travelling nonstop. For the past couple weeks I have had the pleasure of showing my boyfriend and his wonderful family a small fragment of this beautiful country of Canada. We rented a big American SUV (the kind you… 

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