February 2013 archive

Five Snacks I’m Currently Dying Over

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

I’m probs the biggest snacker ever. Three meals just isn’t my thing.

Life’s too jammed packed to whip up multi-grain pancakes for breaky, salmon with a side of organic greens for lunch, & grilled chicken & lentils for dinner.

Plus. I’m bored with three meals. Snacking keeps your metabolism up.

When people ask me about a meal plan, I don’t really know what to say. It switches all the time- depending on my mood, the season ( << for veggies & fruits ), & if Aunt Flow’s in town ( lolz ).

Here’s five healthy snacks that I’ve been obsessing over lately:

1.} Eggs: I scramble two & then throw red onion, tomatoes, & avocado slices on top. Add a dash of pepper & you’re good to go.

2.} Sunflower seed butter: put it on banana slices, apple wedges, low-carb toast, or eat it plain! YUM.

3.} Mini bell peppers: besides the fact that they’re so damn cute, they make a fantastic snack. They’re filled with Vit C, Vit A, & tons of fiber. I whip up the lowest calorie dressing the world, slice the cuties up, & add lemon. Die!

4.} Spelt rice cakes: these feel like you’re eating carbs in all the right ways. These rice cakes are super low cal & low in carbs. I add sunflower seed butter, a bit of honey, & a sprinkle of cinnamon. This is one of my favorite snacks ever!

5.} Watermelon + pineapple: love both of these fruit because they contain a lot of water. I put lemon ( yes, lemon ) on top & add a few spoonfuls of low fat cottage cheese or Greek yogurt for a quick, easy snack.

Any snacks I’m missing? Tell, tell.

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

WTF’s In My Purse

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks weight loss.

Hi!

Since NY Fashion Week was this month, I figured it’s a perf time to show WTF is in my big ass bag:

1.} Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle

2.} My latest read: Blog Inc.

3.} Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20

4.} ‘Daisy’ Roll-On Perfume

5.} Minty Kiss Lip Shine

6.} Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers

7.} Justin’s Almond Butter Packets

8.} Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Towelettes ( in ‘Pomegranate’ )

9.} Tom Ford Oversized Round Sunglasses

10.} MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Katie the Bunny‘ Flash Drive

11.} Keychain + Keys

12.} A Mint Tin ( used for holding vitamins & amino acids )

13.} iPhone + Bunny Ears Cover

14.} Vintage Wallet ( similar found here ) + Starbucks Card

15.} A Sparkly Business Card Holder

Sooooo…WTF is in your purse ; )?!

Love.L

( You can find what’s in my gym bag here! ).

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks weight loss.

Why a Vodka/Cranberry/Soda “Cocktail” Just Doesn’t Cut It

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

I’m typically a wine/light beer/champy-kinda girl. Cocktails like Jack & Coke or pre-bottled mixes turn me off.

If I’m drinking a cocktail it has to be pretty FN-ing amazing…San Fran is known for its craft cocktail bars, so I def took advantage of that this past weekend ( whoops! ).

So. Let’s be clear: craft cocktails are completely different than bottle service at a club. In my opinion, it’s slim pickings in regular bars/clubs/restaurants. So when I come across an insane speakeasy-type bar, I’m pretttty excited.

Reasons I’m a craft cocktail brat:

+ The freshest ingreds, ever. Usually from the local farmer’s market.

+ Made with in-house bitters & syrups ( << so there’s no added chemical crap ).

+ Delicious, unique flavor pairings.

+ Seasonal fruits are celebrated. Examps: fresh berries in the summer or grapefruit in the winter.

+ Herbs galore…basil, mint, thyme, cilantro, etc.

+ All of the bartenders are typically mixologists & know their shit.

On Friday night we went to a lil gem called Big Speakeasy. I died & went to heaven when the hottie bartender made me a kumquat, rye bourbon, Meyer lemon, & cayenne cocktail with the freshest ingredients ever. Some other craft bars we tested out in SF: The Alembic Bar, Local Edition, Absinthe, & Tradition Mixology Bar. All these have amaze cocktails & ambience ( << think Roaring 20’s/Prohibition era/secret entrances ).

You can find some of my homemade favies here & the best San Diego craft bar here.

Trust me, taste a fresh craft cocktail & you’ll never go back to drinking a sickie, overly concentrated cranberry, vodka soda.

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Mini DeLites: Getting Frisky in San Francisky

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ The boys ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ An avocado/tangerine/grapefruit salad @ Outerlands ]

This weekend we flew up to San Fran to meet up with our friend, Stephen ( it’s a You, Me & Dupree situation- lol ).

Stephen’s the type of guy who likes set plans ( like some real, serious plans ). Let’s just say he types up full blown itinerary. Michael’s a psycho planner too, so I was def the odd man out. On vacay, I’m more of ‘let’s see where the day takes us/no stress’ type.

Saturday’s itinerary went something like this:

9:00 am: wake up/eat ( FYI: this involves a wake up call at 9 am on the dot from Stephen )

10:15 am: Blue Bottle Coffee Co. ( << the.best.coffee.ever !! )

10:30 am: rent bikes 

11:30 am: brunch @ Outerlands 

1:30 pm: bike to Alembic for craft cocktails

8 pm: a drink at Tradition, a mixology bar

10 pm: dinner at Commonwealth

So anyway…I was a litttttttle surprised when Stephen veered off his usually strict schedule: he told Michael & I that the bike ride was a mile or two.

HA!! Lies!

We ended up biking for about five-six hours. Uphill, downhill, off roading, everything. I loved this unexpected adventure– bar crawling while burning some major cals? I’m in. Hey, hey multitasking.

But after about ten million miles, we were totally joking/bitching at Stephen. Remember Laguna Beach, circa 2005-ish when Kristen would say “Ste-PHEN!!!!!”

Ya. That was me.

I mean, I was just trying to follow the itinerary.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ <3 my new sunnies ]

Some highlights of the trip: the weather, spending time with friends, the amazing craft cocktails, Clift Hotel’s ridiculously oversized furniture, & working my ass off/biking while seeing the city.

This week I’ll be detoxing, juicing, chugging aqua, & doing some serious Pilates!

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ A small pop-up cafe with the most delicious coffee ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ A boozy brunch @ Bar Agricole ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

 [ Bar crawling ]

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