Fit Friday: Strawberry Spinach Summer Salad

Strawberry Summer Salad
Today is Day #19 of my first every whole30. Since my last update, things have gotten a lot easier. I have gotten used to making healthy dinners my #1 priority when I get home from work and have been planning it all out very well! I haven’t had as many cravings- unless I see something I love in person, or smell it…smelling it is the worst! I have come across a few recipes that I ABSOLUTELY love and will be sure to share more of them as the weeks go on.
Today’s recipe was actually inspired by the Spinach Salad at La Madeleine. I have to say though, I’m pretty sure mine is better…sorry Madeleine! It’s quick, it’s easy, and most importantly it’s whole30 compliant! Woohoo!
Strawberry Salad with Homemade Balsamic


  • 1 Chicken breast
  • 2-3 strips of whole30 compliant sugar free bacon
  • Strawberries
  • Red bell pepper
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Strawberry Spinach Salad


  1. I start in the morning by marinating the chicken. Put it into a plastic baggie with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper. Let this sit in the fridge for a few hours, but if you don’t have a lot of time, 15-30 minutes will do just fine.
  2. Once your chicken is marinated, go ahead and start chopping your fruit and veggies. I hesitate to put measurements on these because everyone will like a little bit more of one item than another, so play it by ear depending on your tastes. I used about a cup of strawberries, 1/4 cup of red bell pepper strips, 1/4 cup of mushroom slices, and 2 cups of spinach.
  3. Set your veggies aside and throw that chicken on to the grill. Cook until the middle is no longer pink!
  4. While your chicken is grilling, put your bacon into a frying pan and cook until crisp.
  5. Once cooled, you will crumble the bacon into little bits.
  6. Now, it’s time to start on your dressing. I usually make it in a glass measuring cup so that I know how much I am making and don’t have to dirty another bowl. Add one part balsamic, 3 parts olive oil. The sprinkle in some salt and pepper, and add that chopped garlic. Stir using a whisk or fork. You will have to stir again before serving because this separates VERY quickly. (I use 1/4 cup balsamic, 1/2 cup olive oil and have some left over for later!)
  7. Once the chicken is done cooking, slice it into pieces. 
  8. Now it’s time to put your salad together! Throw that spinach in a bowl and add all of your chopped ingredients. Give that dressing a little stir and pour some on top!
  9. Enjoy! This is honestly one of Wes and I’s favorite things to eat right now. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner and those strawberries, yum! I never thought I would enjoy fruit on a salad until I had this…now I just can’t get enough!Spinach and Strawberry Summer Salad
Feel free to pin this recipe to your whole30/paleo/healthy eating boards on Pinterest! I hope you all enjoy!
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Coachella Inspired Floral Romper

Pink floral headband
My my, I can’t believe the week is almost over already! It’s been a busy one for me at work and at home! I got some of my Lilly Pulitzer for Target shipment in yesterday which made me very happy! I’ll be sure to post more about that later next week!
Today’s look is kind of Coachella inspired! I have never been, but oh my goodness I would love to go some day:) When Sashi’s asked me to style a piece from their shop I was beyond excited when I saw this floral romper! Rompers have been huge the last few years and I personally can’t get enough of them! When this floral headband came in the box with it, I knew exactly how I was going to style the entire thing! I love how the outfit turned out and it’s not only adorable, but it’s comfy- perfect for theTexas summer heat! Let me also say, that the price on this thing is FANTASTIC! The romper is only $25.99, and you can get 50% off until April 30th with the code ALLTHATGLITTERS! Yeah, you heard me…50% off…that makes this romper $12.99! Oh, and you get that awesome flower headband I’m wearing with every purchase! (While supplies last:))
Floral headband with romper Romper with a fringe crossbody Floral romper from Sashis Online Coachella Inspired Floral Romper Sashis online floral romper Floral romper with knee high boots
Get The Look:
c/o Sashi’s Blossom Romper  //  c/o Sashi’s Floral Headband  //  DSW Knee High Boots  //  Target Fringe Crossbody  //  Charming Charlie Sunglasses  //
Be sure to go check out Sashi’s…I have already made a list of things I need, like this amazing lace kimono that would be $13.99 with the code! Oh, and if you’re a jewelry fan, you can get a box FILLED with jewelry for $20 ($10 with discount!)
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It’s A Lilly Day

Green Colony Shorts from Lilly PI hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was sunny and beautiful! I got some housework done, planted some flowers, and worked on shop items! How exciting it is to be and adult/homeowner! Haha! I figured this outfit that I wore on Sunday was fitting will all of the Lilly for Target news going around. I managed to get a few things into my cart during the whole online debacle on Saturday night, so I’ll be sure to post about all of them once they come in the mail! These are my second pair of Lilly shorts and I won’t lie to you, I am considering going back to get some more! You all know I have a thing for flamingos and I love that they are in the print, but they aren’t too obvious:) They just make me happy in general! Haha!
Flamingo Shorts From Lilly Pulitzer Flamingo Monogram Bracelet with lilly Lilly Pulizter Shorts in Green-Pink Colony Print Lilly Pulitzer Summer outfit Flamingo Bangle Bracelet from Sweet and Southern Things on Etsy Lilly Pulitzer Colony Shorts Green Pink Colony Shorts from Lilly Pullitzer Lilly Pulitzer Flamingo Shorts Lilly Pulitzer Buttercup Shorts in Flamingo Print
Get The Look:
Lilly Pulitzer Shorts  //  New York and Company Top  //  Sweet & Southern Things Flamingo Monogram Bangle  //  Charming Charlie Necklace, Sunglasses, and Clutch  //  Kendra Scott Earrings  //  DSW Sandals  //  Jawbone UP24
The weather has been beautiful here in Austin for the last few weeks and I have been trying to soak up each and every ounce of sunshine I possibly can! (Using SPF of course;-)) I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far, and if it’s not nice and springy there I hope it is soon!
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Fit Friday: Day 12 of The Whole30

Whole30 Day 5
Well, it is day 12 of the whole30 for me, and I am SO proud of myself that I have made it this far! I honestly thought I would turn back after day 2, but I’ve stuck through it! Yay me! I’ll for sure be posting about some great recipes that I have been making for you guys to check out, because let me tell you…it gets hard to pick what to eat after a week or so! Lol! 

What I’ve Learned So Far:

  • Pretty much everything we eat has sugar added in to it. That was the thing that has made this so difficult for the last two weeks! EVERYTHING has sugar added in to it and it is CRAZY! I sat in the grocery store for HOURS both weeks just trying to find compliant things and it was rough. Let’s just say I made a LOT of salads with my homemade balsamic vinaigrette, I ate a lot of fruits and veggies, and we grilled a LOT. 
  • Planning every single one of your meals in advance is HARD. There are times where I just wanted to walk into a restaurant and order a cheeseburger and have it be over. I have already put SO much effort in to planning what I am going to make each day and I’m only half way through it. <sigh> But, like they always say, if you don’t plan, you plan to fail. So, on with my meal planning I will go for the next two weeks.
  • You will do a LOT of dishwashing. I have to wash the cutting board between each meal since I’m always cutting up veggies and meats. I use at least a plate for every meal and sometimes a plate and a bowl. I use other bowls and such to prepare meals…let’s just say…there are a lot of dishes and there are only two people in my house. I may be eating well, but I’m using a lot of water….lol…
  • You pretty much can’t eat out anywhere and if you do, you have to give the waiter a 10 minute long list of questions. A lot of places cook their meats in soybean oil which is non-compliant so that’s out. I’ve pretty much only ordered a salad with chicken and some veggies and my own homemade dressing every time I have eaten out. Anyone have any great tips on Whole30 compliant restaurants in the Austin area? I would love you forever

Whole30 Compliant

Bottom Line: How Do I Feel?

Well, I won’t lie to you…for the first few days I was constantly hungry! I had a headache, felt exhausted, and wanted to rip someone’s head off if I didn’t get some sugar pretty soon. Since then, it hasn’t been that bad. I do still have to talk myself down off of the cliff whenever I see ice cream or sweets on TV, but other than that I am full and satisfied with my meat and veggies! I have to say though, I’m not feeling this BURST of energy everyone else always talks about getting around half way through. Maybe it’ll hit me this weekend. <Fingers crossed>
If you’re interested in doing the whole30, I would recommend giving it a try. If anything, it’s great to know that you are in control of everything you are putting into your body. It’s also nice to know that I CAN go 12 days without sweets and live to tell the story. I will remember this (hopefully) next time I get those late night cravings for ice cream…
An today I leave with you some Whole30 humor…enjoy!
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Kendra Scott Via Maya

I don’t know if it’s because she is from Austin, or what….but I have been absolutely in love with Kendra Scott lately. I was very skeptical to spend $80 on a necklace at first, but everything I have bought I wear constantly! It has definitely been worth the money for me, especially my Rayne necklaces. Well, today Kendra came out with a new line called Via Maya and I am in LOVE with two of the necklaces. The first is way out of my price range, but hey a girl can dream right? The second, however, is only $40 which might mean that it needs to come home with me soon! Check our my favorites below and check out the whole line here!

Odessa Necklace by Kendra Scott via maya collection

Odessa $495

Kendra Scott Parry Pendant


Perry Pendant- $45

Check out a few of the ways I have styled my Kendra Scott:

Magenta Rayne Styled Two Ways

I hope you are all having a fabulous hump day! Thanks for stopping by!

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