Sharing is Caring

by lindsay cotter on May 17, 2012

Okay I just had to with that title. It’s so corny, but true. Right Haha.

Well, I just wanted to give you a bit of valuable information today. As a Nutrition Manager, I get tons of health updates, articles, recipes, etc. in my inbox each day. They are usually pretty legit! I thought I’d share a few of my favorites along with a fun (yet long) video on some new Gluten Free Finds.

Here’s is the dish I made from the falafel I mentioned in the video. Super easy and delicious!

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A close up of the Healthy Bites I showed in the vlog. Yummy Peach Pecan Ginger!

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Oh and I forgot to mention my new go-to snack. The Vega Almond Vanilla! It’s tasty! By far my favorite of this brand. I like it with almond milk, banana, coffee, and ice.

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Nutrition Articles that might perk your interest:

And last but not least, my 30 minute Thursday. Give it a whirl and let me know your thoughts.

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Happy Thursday or Friday or whenever you are reading this.

Feel free to share… I know you care. Winking smile

Cheers,

LC

p.s.

Please pray Dorry. She was hit by a cyclist in NYC and is trying to recover. Bless her heart! Dorry friend, we are praying for you and for a quick recovery!! Hugs from TX!

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes May 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm

There are these things at Whole Foods called Chickpea Nuggets that are incredible! I THINK they are gluten-free but don’t hold me to it. And now that I think about it I haven’t seen them up here so I don’t think they are at all the Whole Foods.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:42 am

oh i think i might have seen those once! now i must go back and look.

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

ok well now you’re just taunting me. the pictures of those bites are everywhere!!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:43 am

now if only you lived closer. I’d no longer taunt you with them, i’d hand deliver them! teehee

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Malita May 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I tried to read the sugar one, my eyes are now crossed and my head hurts I made it about 3/4ths down though :-/

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Katie May 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I love the peach ginger flavor combo. you really can;t go wrong with that.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:43 am

i think next time i will add more ginger. I like LOADS of spice. Tell me you do too, right?!

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Lou May 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Oh that’s horrible about Dorry! Poor love, all my love+light is going her way for sure :)

I like the sounds of your Vega smoothie (anything with coffee involved!)

Oh and HEY – I joined the gym (!) Mainly for a yoga class (AND a creche for my monster Misty) but I’m going to try to get in a bit of strength training… I feel weak these days, particularly in yoga, so I want to get some guns happening :)

Happy weekend beautiful gal… oh and your PACKAGE is on it’s way to YOU xxx

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:44 am

hooooray for yoga! and hooray for misty care. hehe. Wish i could join you! keep me posted on how it goes. Oh and i just sent your package today!

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teabagginit May 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

as an only child, i’m only just learning how to share. :) i shared my coconut oil +tahini topped protein cake with j. nope, that’s a lie – i ate it all myself! :) i thought about it, though!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:44 am

hehe, i think it’s hard to share things that good. I feel ya. But J is worth it!

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Meg May 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I just love your vlogs because I get to see your happy face! I’m glad that you share these nutritional articles because when it comes to nutrition I really have no idea! I mean, I grew up eating healthy, my mom knows a lot about nutrition and I know to eat whole foods. I guess I mean I don’t know much about the science of nutrition. Does that make sense?

Ouch for Dorry. I will definitely keep her in my prayers. My brother got his by a kid on a bike when he was younger and broke his femur. Not a fun time for him!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:45 am

so scary that we can actually be hit by CYCLIST! OUCH! And now i need to be more careful! enjoy the articles, i always love reading up on them too.

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sarah May 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I am HAPPY :) you shared- these links all sound interesting to my nutrition obsessed brain, cannot wait to give them a read!

LOVE when you share workouts- they are always SOoo my style. I’m going to do this at the gym tomorrow, some new moves for me, yay.

Hope you are having a lovely day Lindsay :)!
Xxx

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:46 am

yay sarah! let me know how it goes, k>

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish May 18, 2012 at 12:29 am

Sharing really IS caring…cheeziness and all! <3 I can't even begin to express what wonders your tips and tricks have done for my life (It all started last year when you turned me on to kombucha!). I just checked out the Peristat food-combining article, and think I may try a few of their suggestions. I'd never thought of eating the easiest digested foods first, but it definitely makes sense!

LOVE the vlog–it's such a treat to hear your voice! And I'm pretty excited about the GF falafel; I'm hoping I'll be able to find it in DC!

HUGS and happy Friday! xoxo

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:47 am

yes, i actually have been using the food combining techniques as well. Mainly because my digestion is so weak and i have to be careful. I knew you’d like it too! Nutrition GURU!

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Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete May 18, 2012 at 12:31 am

Are you okay?? Your allergies looked really bad, and you just seemed annoyed maybe? So, my triathlon coach passed away about 2 and 1/2 weeks ago. That is what I was referring to in my tweet. Check out my blog for more info. You guys might have seen him competing in races. I’m not sure.

Please feel better!! Eat a bunch of local honey. Supposedly that helps with allergies. ;)

Thanks for the sharing the GF stuff. I’ll have to look for those protein bites!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:49 am

annoyed with allergies… oh yes! I can’t breathe and i am too cheap to buy the expensive meds. ha! And Nicole, i am so so sorry about Scott. I don’t know how i missed that post because i have you in my reader. My heart goes out to his family. Prayers as well. I liked his motto and i need to remember that each day as I am thankful to be here, living!
I hope I get to see you and meet you sometime. You’ve been such a blessing to “know.”

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STUFT mama May 18, 2012 at 12:53 am

Awwwww…. I love the title and love your vlogs. You are so real on the camera. :) will keep Dorry in my prayers. Poor thing. Oh.. And those new healthy bites. Just stop it with those. He he.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:49 am

you mean i am so lazy and have nothing to share so i vlog? haha, that’s the truth! xxoo

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Michele @ nycrunningmama May 18, 2012 at 5:06 am

Happy Friday, Lindsay!! I know I keep saying it, but I really need to order some of your food =) =)
I will keep Dorry in my prayers – so sad to hear stories like that =(
Have a beautiful weekend, friend!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:50 am

happy friday friend! yes, prayers for sweet dorry. I want to come to NYC and take care of her. And i’ll be here anytime you want some healthy bites. No rush, i know your a bit occupied be pregnant and all. hehe

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Miz May 18, 2012 at 5:35 am

PRAYING FOR DORRY.

Im so sorry.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 5:51 am

prayers are the best gift. Now lets all go back to NYC and take care of her. Wanna go? Tornado would be a good nurse!

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Nichole May 18, 2012 at 6:07 am

I’ll take any health advice from you I can get!

I’m definitely going to reach out to Dorry, but I’m glad she’s surrounded by such amazing friends. Prayers all around.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 7:45 am

I know she is very thankful for YOUR prayers!

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Lisa May 18, 2012 at 6:46 am

So many great things to read! I think we are similar in that we receive so much info to filter through, and it’s hard not to just keep pushing it out there to everyone—but it’s so exciting to learn useful things that help people feel good!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 7:44 am

i agree and i love it when you share yours. We think alike!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) May 18, 2012 at 6:56 am

Thanks for sharing. I need to pass this along to my sis for sure. I’m not sure I’ve seen that particular tempeh flavor. I get that brand, but haven’t seen that particular one. And the workout looks like a good one!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 7:45 am

I just found it at whole foods. Its new! I was sooo pumped too! and its delicious.

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Alexandra May 18, 2012 at 7:08 am

That new bite flavor sounds delish! I’ll be praying for Dorry, too, how scary!
Hope your Friday is amazing my friend :)

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 7:44 am

i need to send you some! email me your address!

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Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb May 18, 2012 at 7:37 am

Looks like I’ll be trying out some of the new Vega products soon too. Excited!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 7:46 am

you’ll be in VEGA heaven. and i used some in your bites!!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health May 18, 2012 at 7:50 am

YUM those healthy bites and falafel dish sound tasty :). And that workout looks great! Happy Friday friend <3

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Happy friday linz! are you enjoying your free time yet?

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health May 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Oh yes I am!! :D

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Kim K May 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

got my positive thoughts and prayers out for dorry!

did you redden your hair? it looks fantastic!

those healthy bites look/sound delicious! i definitely have to give them a whirl!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

no, it looks like i did though. I was thinking about going back to blonde actually. Hmmm… or red? haha

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misszippy May 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

Corny is good! You’re so cute in your video. Great list of recipes. And I’m all over that workout–I need some variety to the routine!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

i guess thats why they call me corny cotter. tee hee

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katie May 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

I love you!

I saw that Dorry was in an accident, so glad she is ok! I love how positive she was about it all too!

You my dear are so cute!

Happy weekend!!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm

please take all your healing powers to her next monday when you go to NYC, k?

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jobo May 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

I love your videos :-) You are so cute. And LOVE that custom flavor for Lindsay! AND I am SO praying for Dorry for a quick recovery, physically and mentally.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm

she is covered in prayer! that’s for sure. Happy friday friend.

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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf May 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

I love your videos too! OK, I’m going to order some healthy bites now. They look so cute and delicious! Sending lots of healing vibes to Dorry too! So scary but so glad that she’s OK.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

dorky videos are the new thing, right? haha.

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Heather @ Better With Veggies May 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

Love your product roundup – I need to start doing more vlogs again (not that I ever did a ton), they’re so fun to watch!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

yes!! do a vlog when you travel to your new HOME!!!

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janae@hungryrunnergirl.com May 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

I love it when you post videos! Pressure posts….I hear ya, not fun at all ha! Seriously, when are you going to start cooking for me everyday?
Poor Dorry, I was so worried about her!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

We should all move to CA and that way i can cook for you and you can hang out by the beach. Sound good?

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Collin Isaac May 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

I like Gluten free foods. So, i think falafel is perfect. Also the video is awesome and helpful to learn about it.

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Cat @ Breakfast to Bed May 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

It’s amazing how many people get hit by cyclists here. They’re nearly always bike messengers or jerks riding on the sidewalk. Makes me livid.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

my husband was livid too! and he is a cyclist!

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Brittany May 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

Awesome finds!! I love your vlogs, you are adorable. I get information overload alllll zee time and have to focus my mind, which is hard. Somehow I always manage to get a post out of the information. I need to vlog more, it’s easier.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

it’s amazing that we can actually put a post together…. in order… somewhat? information overload exploded into words. haha

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Paige @ Running Around Normal May 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I really want to try that Vega energizing smoothie! Did you just pick it up at a WF?

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

yes! love it!! It was at whole foods with the other vega samples. GO GET IT!

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Rachelle May 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm

How very sweet of you to share your new finds. I love it and this post is making my stomach growl! Yum it all looks scrumptious. Thanks for the article links they all look very interesting.

Poor Dorry! I am definitely praying. Wow you just never know what life is going to throw at you.

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm

i know, poor girl. and i just got off the phone with her. she has the best attitude. so grateful! Be careful out there.
<3

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail May 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Great vlog! I like hearing your voice and pretending we can hang out! I hope one day soon!

Your food is always so nutritionally dense and delicious looking!!!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

i hope so too! i may just have to come up and see you when this summer heat is bad here! deal?

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Kierston May 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Your Healthy Bites always look so delicious! (And those falafels, Mmmm!)

I wish your friend Dorry a quick recovery!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

oh thank you, she will appreciate those well wishes Kierston! happy weekend!

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Amanda @RunToTheFinish May 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I haven’t tried going GF yet, but it doesn’t appear that most of what I eat has gluten. that’s a benefit of trying to stay unprocessed i suppose!

there are these awesome healthy falafels i found in KC, but no luck in miami yet

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

oh you should try going GF!! I think you would like it, for the athlete benefits. Let me know and i can help!

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dorry May 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

of course you included me in your post because you are so kind and thoughtful, my friend! talking to you today on the phone made my day, and I appreciate your perceptive and insight more than you know. love you!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

you are always in my prayers. Thats what friends are for, praying for each other. I am so thankful for YOU! Phone talks are the best!

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Lisa May 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Oh no, I hope your friend is okay, thoughts and prayers are with her. I love divebombers, that workout looks great! I actually really tried to like the vega almondilla powder, but realized I can’t stand it because I hate almond extract, it smells like artificial cherries to me! Haha, I do like their vanilla chai protein powder though. Your healthy bites always look so tasty! Love that peach and ginger combo, sounds delicious. I’m going to check all those articles, because your advice ROCKS! Love your vlogs, you are natural on the camera! Have a great weekend!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I am praying for a quick recovery for your friend!
Mmm what an interesting combo of ingredients for the new bites, yum to say the least :)
Also, great workout as usual deary, I have a whole lot of yours saved

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

oh good! let me know when you try them. K? Love your feedback!

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Alison May 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I’m wondering what your opinion is on natural sweeteners. I drink diet coke and would love to eliminate it… I’ve seen a “natural” cola called Zevia – sweetened with stevia. What do you think? A better choice? Or not worth it and should just get away from colas all together? Would love some expert thoughts!

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LCCotter May 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

i don’t think a little diet coke here or there will do much damage. It’s the 3+ more a day that is not good. I like the Zevia’s. they are better than diet coke for sure. But I would not go crazy drinking them. haha.

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva May 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Loving the new healthy bite flavours! I don’t tend to eat too much soy either, but that tempeh sounds pretty darn good. One of my new favourite finds is organic activated walnuts. So crunchy and delicious!

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LCCotter May 19, 2012 at 5:52 am

totally! tempeh is the only soy worth eating to me. Cultured goodness!

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Lisa @ RunWiki May 19, 2012 at 4:16 am

Happy Friday! Can you come and be my personal chef? A girl can dream, right? Praying for Dorry. Hope she has a full and speedy recovery. xo

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LCCotter May 19, 2012 at 5:52 am

i’ll be your personal chef anyday. That means we ge to hang out!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

I haven’t seen that Vega yet! Love their vanilla chai though.

This food combining article is really interesting – thanks for sharing!

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LCCotter May 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

you would LOVE this new vega. trust me! And i am picky. xxoo

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Klh May 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

Sharing is indeed caring :). I’m saving this post for the reads and the workout.
Love “seeing” you!

Happy wknd…we made it!

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LCCotter May 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

ookay cool! i might try to do this myself too tomorrow. report back!

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elise May 20, 2012 at 12:43 am

oooo, that vega mix is a new to me one! always looking for good ones, so ill have to check it out. happy weekend love!

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LCCotter May 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

this vega is by far my favorite! and I am super picky. haha

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Jan May 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

So much fun to hear your voice! You’re so cute. I think we need more video posts in the future. :)

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LCCotter May 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

hehe, oh good! glad you liked it. Wish we could really talk though. ;-)

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She Rocks Fitness May 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I see PEAS in that salad…I had PEAS in my salad tonight and it was FABULOUS! So don’t want this weekend to end. The weather was spectacular here. Lots of healthy Vitamin D and hot yoga. xoxo

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LCCotter May 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

i need to experience one of these fabulous weekends with you! soon!

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Amber May 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Add anything(pretty much) to coffee and ice and you have a winner drink in my book. I wonder how champagne would taste with it?

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LCCotter May 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

now i just might have to try that out soon amber. haha.

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Abby @ Change of Pace May 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Love the vlog and all the tips in it.
That workout, and the peach pecan ginger healthy bites look awesome.
I’ll have to give the workout a whirl!

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