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This post is sponsored by Musselman’s new BIG CUP applesauce.

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I’ve been loving the idea of adding 50% More to my life.  Last month, I wrote about adding mindfulness back into my everyday regimen – especially the way that I parent. I am happy to report that I am still following all the principles outlined in the post, and I’ve been feeling SO much more balanced and relaxed as a result.

 

For this month’s post, I thought I’d focus my effort on eating 50% More veggies.  Because who couldn’t use more plant power?!

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Here are 17 Ways to Add 50% More Veggies to your life! 

 

Add frozen spinach to brownies:  Yes, really!  I add 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach to brownie mix and bake as usual. You can still see the chunks of spinach once it’s baked, and you can kind of taste it, but the chocolate overpowers the spinach taste.  I couldn’t say this makes brownies HEALTHY, but it certainly packs a bigger nutrient punch.

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Drink green juices:  Fresh-pressed juices are an easy way to pack in veggies and fruit. My favorite foods to juice include: cucumber, kale, spinach, celery, green apples, lemons, oranges, and beets. I own an Omega juicer (<— review!). While pricey, I believe an Omega is worth the money, especially considering the ten-year warranty.  Juicing removes the fiber of the produce, but many healthy nutrients remain in the juice.  By drinking juice regularly, you pump up your overall intake of fruit and veggies in a way that would be difficult to do if you were eating the produces whole.

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Add shredded carrots and chopped spinach to your scrambled eggs:  I rarely have veggie-less scrambled eggs.  Before you put your eggs in the frying pan, cook some shredded carrots and chopped spinach in a bit of oil.  Then, add the eggs.

 

Make a Quiche Cornbread:  This is one of my all-time favorite recipes, and then variations are endless!  Here’s the original recipe, a zucchini version, and a Mexican-flavored variation.

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Serve pasta over spinach:  Plate your pasta on a bed of raw spinach. The heat from the pasta will wilt the spinach, no cooking is required!

 

Try veggies in lieu of French fries or chips:  One of my favorite blogger recipes of all time is the parsnip fries from Oh She Glows.  You can make a similar dish with sweet potatoes.  I also love kale chips.  Kath Eats is the master at preparing them; here’s her recipe.

 

Add chopped veggies to your favorite homemade burger:  Try mixing in ingredients like bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, squash, or tomato.  This works for both veggie burgers and regular burgers, too!

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Pump up pasta sauce:  Add extra mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash to canned pasta sauce.

 

Keep snackables on hand:  When you return from the grocery store, wash, cut and store carrots, celery, and zucchini spears in the fridge. You’ll snack on veggies more if they’re ready to go when you’re ready to eat!

 

Make spinach hummus: Here’s my super simple recipe.

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Salads always:  Have a small side salad with every dinner.

 

Doctor canned soups:  Pump up the nutritional content of soup by adding fresh veggies.  I like to add shredded carrots, frozen spinach, or stir-fried mushrooms.

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Roast a week’s worth of veggies on Sunday night:  Part of the trouble with eating veggies is that they can be time-consuming to prepare. There’s no reason to spend 45 minutes every evening chopping and roasting veggies – do a big batch once a week instead! I like to roast Brussel sprouts, sweet potato, broccoli, parsnips, and carrots.  Chop the veggies into equal pieces, drizzle with olive oil and salt, and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or so.

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Veggie smoothies:  You can toss a handful of spinach into a fruit smoothie with very little impact on taste. Kale is another great mix-in, but it does have a stronger taste. You can also blend in sweet potato – it’s really good!  Try this recipe of mine:

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Wrap it up:  Use raw collard greens as a ‘wrap’ for sandwiches.

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Veggies for breakfast:  Yes, really.  I try to eat vegetables with breakfast, not fruit.  I’m more likely to snack on fruit (apples and banans are so conveniant for on the go!), so I focus on veggies for breakfast.  If you’re just getting started with savory breakfasts, here’s a yummy recipe:  Millet Breakfast Scramble.

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Have a fast dinner:  My favorite go-to quick dinner is Sweet Potato with Baked Beans.  Add that side salad, and you’ve got lots of healthy veggies in the mix!

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Giveaway Time!

 

To celebrate the sentiment of “50% More,” here’s a giveaway from the awesome folks at Musselman’s…

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I’m giving away a prize pack of Musselman’s BIG CUP Unsweetened Applesauce (so good!) and a $25 Nike gift card. I hope this inspires you to complete a 50% More challenge, too!

 

To enter:  simply leave a comment describing what you wish you had more of – BUT let’s assume the traditional ones (time, money, sleep!) are obvious.  What else could you use more of in your life?  I’ll pick a winner next Wednesday. 

 

(Side note:  I know I need to announce winners for the Runner’s World book and the Ironman March giveaway {send me your completed training plans at caitlinjboyle@gmail.com} – I’ll do that ASAP!)

This post was sponsored by Musselman’s BIG CUP applesauce, which contains six ounces of delicious applesauce.

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  • Abbey April 4, 2014, 2:32 pm

    I could use more time with my family! They’re not too far away, but far enough that I don’t see them as much as I’d like.

    Also, more inspiration for my dad’s birthday as I have NO idea what to do for him!

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  • Emily @smilemilegirl April 4, 2014, 2:37 pm

    I wish I had more “media free” days. I really benefit from these days but it is pretty difficult and scary to unplug. This is something I can change though, so I am going to try to focus on it :)

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  • Danielle April 4, 2014, 2:38 pm

    More iced coffee :D

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  • Melanie April 4, 2014, 2:40 pm

    I wish I had more of a green thumb, then I could grow some of those delicious sounding veggies!

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  • Claire April 4, 2014, 2:52 pm

    I could use more creativity!

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  • Mary C April 4, 2014, 2:54 pm

    More clothes, and perhaps more exercise to fit into those clothes!

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  • Kelly D April 4, 2014, 2:57 pm

    I wish I had more great places to walk, I have a favorite trail but I can’t find any other nice ones in my area.

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  • Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living April 4, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Spinach in brownies? I would have never thought of it! Thanks for sharing this great tip.

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  • Abi@AbsofSteel April 4, 2014, 2:59 pm

    lol, I can’t believe you put spinach in your brownies. I’m a big fan of making veggie or sweet potato fries. In terms of what I need more of in my life I would say patience, I have a very get everything done right now or else I’ll freak out personality.

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  • Christine April 4, 2014, 3:04 pm

    Can you please provide a correct link to your spinach hummus? Looks like it just links to a picture. I want to try it this weekend! Yum!

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  • Carolyn April 4, 2014, 3:04 pm

    I could use more sunshine. (I live in a rainy, cloudy location.)

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  • Christy April 4, 2014, 3:05 pm

    I want to work on having more patience with myself, hubbie, and our 6 month old. From your last mindfulness post, I started doing more “pauses”. Like when im in a hurry to drop baby off at daycare, i take a moment to look at her, smell her hair, a kiss on the cheek and tell her i love her. Like you said, I felt more at ease leaving daycare and felt more connected with my daughter. love it! now i would like more patience so I wouldn’t snap or feel overwhelmed as easily.

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  • Rachel April 4, 2014, 3:05 pm

    With the summer coming upon us, I would like more yard space. I have a tiny yard. With 3 kids, a big dog, me and hubs it’s not large enough to enjoy too much. I dream of a big yard with a swimming pool and patio and fire pit. Ohh, a girl could dream right?

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  • Mackenzie April 4, 2014, 3:05 pm

    I could use more stretching and meditation in my life! Bring on the zen!

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  • Lea April 4, 2014, 3:07 pm

    I’d like to have 50% more space in my house–enough for a home studio for my small business!

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  • Rachael April 4, 2014, 3:10 pm

    I think I could use some more energy these days!!

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  • Rachel April 4, 2014, 3:14 pm

    I could definitely use more of my son’s grandparents (on both sides). It makes me so sad sometimes that he’s growing up without them around most of the time.

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    • Caitlin April 4, 2014, 3:20 pm

      :(

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  • Kathleen Ojo @ My Ojos April 4, 2014, 3:15 pm

    More running shoes :) My last pair was causing me all kinds of knee pain, my current pair feels great on the body but rubs huge blisters on my feet…. and I’m out of money for another try until June (though I may go broke on moleskin in the meantime).

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  • kelly April 4, 2014, 3:16 pm

    I’d like more cheese :)

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  • Courtney April 4, 2014, 3:18 pm

    I need more respect for my body! it’s amazing for what it does and I need to realize when I need to take rest days

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  • Carol April 4, 2014, 3:24 pm

    More love and hugs

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  • Nicole April 4, 2014, 3:24 pm

    I could use more family and friends time. I moved about four hours away from home, and an hour from my boyfriend and I wish I could have more time with all of them! Thankfully I’m moving a little closer at the end of the summer when I go back to school.

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  • Lauren April 4, 2014, 3:26 pm

    More KITTENS!

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  • Judith April 4, 2014, 3:27 pm

    I could use more time with my baby during the week. I miss her so much when she is at daycare and she goes to bed shortly after I get home. :(

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  • Carrie W April 4, 2014, 3:29 pm

    I’d like more time with my boyfriend. Between our jobs and the distance, we don’t get as much time together as we’d like!

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  • Kathy K April 4, 2014, 3:37 pm

    I would like more motivation!

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  • Ann April 4, 2014, 3:39 pm

    More ice cream! Haha- I’m 26 weeks pregnant and it’s a necessity.

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  • Kristina N. April 4, 2014, 3:42 pm

    I could use more self-confidence. Although I’ve lost (and kept off) weight I still have a hard time being comfortable in my skin.

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  • Kinnereth April 4, 2014, 3:44 pm

    Hmm… I love to cook. Currently we have a tiny apartment kitchen, so I wish I had more space. Specifically cupboard space! I try not to purchase tons of gadgets, but the mixer/toaster/bowls/blender/crock pot don’t fit! :)

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  • Kelly April 4, 2014, 3:47 pm

    I LOVE Musselman’s Big Cups! I would love to have more pets, coming home to fuzzy happy faces is always a highlight of my day.

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  • Indhu April 4, 2014, 3:48 pm

    I could use more mindfulness while doing ordinary tasks. I tend to rush through them in a frenzy. Read a great post on ZenHabits about being mindful when doing daily tasks :)

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  • Jessica April 4, 2014, 3:50 pm

    I definitely need more confidence!

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  • Lindsay April 4, 2014, 3:55 pm

    I could use more time with my mom and grandparents! My mom lives 8 hours away and I never see her! My grandparents live in England and I haven’t seen them in years!

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  • Lisa April 4, 2014, 3:57 pm

    I could use more sunshine after this long and dreary winter!

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  • Melissa April 4, 2014, 4:00 pm

    I could definitely use more time outside in the sun! I spend too much time indoors and not enough time enjoying the weather outside (when it’s nice!)

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  • Erin April 4, 2014, 4:01 pm

    I want more acceptance in my life.

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  • Kelley April 4, 2014, 4:04 pm

    In my house, I could use 50% more stickers (bonus points if there is Mickey Mouse on them). Toddlers love stickers! And Applesauce!

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  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine April 4, 2014, 4:06 pm

    I need more meditation! I need to get back into it.

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  • Barbie April 4, 2014, 4:09 pm

    Peace :)

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  • Heather From KC April 4, 2014, 4:16 pm

    More relaxtion space, we are working on finshing our basement as a media room. Then we will work on the yard next. I can’t wait!!

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  • Christin April 4, 2014, 4:24 pm

    I could use more energy! I’ve got the time… I just need more umph to get things done! :)

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  • Hyedi April 4, 2014, 4:25 pm

    Warm weather. Winter in Minnesota has been brutal this year!

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  • Amye April 4, 2014, 4:32 pm

    I wish I had more of a green thumb. I am attempting a garden right now. I actually have lettuce, spinach, carrots and onions coming up!

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  • Molly@This Life Is Sparkling April 4, 2014, 4:53 pm

    More concerts to go to!

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  • Traci April 4, 2014, 4:59 pm

    It’s probably what most people are answering with, but I wish I had more time to do things like paint, or frolic around my city without any clear destination. I loved your ideas for adding more veggies into your every day routine!

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  • Caroline @ Fighting For Wellness April 4, 2014, 5:04 pm

    I want more intentional breathing! I would prefer that to be in the sunshine, but I’ll take it whenever :)

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  • Sierra April 4, 2014, 5:07 pm

    I would like more willpower to quit eating the foods I know aren’t good for me!

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  • Kate April 4, 2014, 5:10 pm

    I could use more fashion sense. It’s so hard not to succumb to t-shirts and yoga pants!

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  • Joy April 4, 2014, 5:16 pm

    I could use more time to read. I love to relax with a great book, but a lot of times I feel guilty reading because I feel like I should be doing something else.

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  • Wendy April 4, 2014, 5:16 pm

    I could definitely use at least(!) 50% more confidence.

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  • Ilana April 4, 2014, 5:36 pm

    More strength exercise!

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  • Noel April 4, 2014, 5:46 pm

    more time with the little one

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  • Daniela C. April 4, 2014, 5:47 pm

    More muscles !

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  • Brandy April 4, 2014, 6:01 pm

    I could really use some more patience! Parenting is hard work ;)

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  • Tracy April 4, 2014, 6:08 pm

    I wish I could eat 50% more desserts! ;)

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  • bobbie April 4, 2014, 6:11 pm

    I could you more positivity in my life. Less whining and putting a more positive spin on the mundane every day tasks of life with a busy schedule.

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  • Shoshana April 4, 2014, 6:21 pm

    I wish that I had an unlimited budget for clothing ;-)

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  • Trisha April 4, 2014, 6:29 pm

    I could use more self-acceptance and appreciation for the amazing things my body can do!

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  • Jen April 4, 2014, 6:41 pm

    Right now I could use more sun- it feels like this winter (in NJ) is never ending!

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  • Kate @KateMovingForward April 4, 2014, 7:02 pm

    Nail polish, Starbucks and strawberries. :)

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  • tara April 4, 2014, 7:28 pm

    I wish I had more muscle…I need to focus on being STRONG not being skinny!

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  • melanie April 4, 2014, 7:33 pm

    more time with my fiance away from electronics!

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  • Caroline April 4, 2014, 7:34 pm

    I want more FRIEND dates! When life gets busy, I find it is easy for me to sideline my friendships. Need girl time in my life to keep me sane and balanced, just have to make it a priority!

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  • Portia smith April 4, 2014, 8:02 pm

    I wish I had more self control with chocolate!

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  • Maryz April 4, 2014, 8:12 pm

    I need more digital free days…no laptop, phone, tv ect.

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  • Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 4, 2014, 8:26 pm

    MORE MASSAGES! If money wasn’t a concern, I think I’d get one everyday! :)

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  • kirsten April 4, 2014, 8:40 pm

    I could definitely use more exercise in my life! :)

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  • Jen W. April 4, 2014, 8:54 pm

    More kids please. I’ve been blessed with 2 but would LOVE more…….

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  • Erin April 4, 2014, 8:57 pm

    I want more time with family who live far away !

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  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies April 4, 2014, 8:58 pm

    I wish I had more WRITING in my life. I guess the real “thing” would be TIME, but I seriously wish I could just write more. I love, love, love writing/blogging and seriously wish I could do it all day. Maybe someday…

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  • Amanda April 4, 2014, 9:15 pm

    I could use more yoga in my life. I keep finding myself making excuses not to go when I know I would enjoy it.

    BTW – What kind of bun is that on your veggie burger??? Is it a certain brand of buns? I love oregano – is that what the green stuff on it is? Did you make it?

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    • Caitlin April 5, 2014, 10:16 am

      It was a roll from great harvest!

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  • Caroline April 4, 2014, 9:18 pm

    more water, and more foam rolling!

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  • Marie April 4, 2014, 9:19 pm

    I could use monthly massages!

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  • Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It April 4, 2014, 9:20 pm

    I’d like more time to travel with my husband.

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  • tiffany April 4, 2014, 9:38 pm

    50% more time outside!! lately i’ve been stuck doing research in the lab or studying in my room all day, only getting to the gym late at night. i miss my sunshine runs!

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  • Kelly April 4, 2014, 9:48 pm

    I wish I had more follow through! I make a million plans (recipes, gardening, sewing, etc) … but life gets in the way and I end up not doing them.

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  • Alyssa C. April 4, 2014, 9:52 pm

    I wish I had more clean meals in my life! :)

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  • Mari April 4, 2014, 9:55 pm

    I’d like to have more relaxation in my life each day. I very seldom take the time to just do nothing and breathe–I’m always walking the dogs, working, cooking diner, etc, etc. I need to remember to just sit down, relax, and breathe–even if it’s only for ten minutes each day!!

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  • Melissa April 4, 2014, 9:58 pm

    More friends! I have many friends, but moved to my current city last August. I don’t really have friends here yet, and it’s lonely.

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  • Lisa April 4, 2014, 10:00 pm

    I could use more motivation. I just cant seem to find it

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  • Kellie April 4, 2014, 10:00 pm

    More workout clothes, mine are getting pretty smelly

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  • Nicole G April 4, 2014, 10:21 pm

    I could use more endurance! I haven’t run in a while because I was very very busy at work and it’s really frustrating trying to get back into and struggling on “easy” runs.

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  • Katie M April 4, 2014, 10:24 pm

    I wish I had more friends that lived nearby. I have lots of friends scattered about the country, but few that I actually see in the flesh.

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  • Carol B April 4, 2014, 10:30 pm

    More opportunities to buy fresh, local veggies!

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  • Elizabeth April 4, 2014, 10:31 pm

    We could really use some more space in our apartment – it’s fine for my husband and me, but it is difficult to host friends and family.

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  • Maggie April 4, 2014, 10:36 pm

    I could use some more quality time with loved ones without technology distractions!

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  • Katie April 4, 2014, 11:47 pm

    Here’s something I wish I had more of:

    I just attended my friend’s senior jazz saxophone recital. She not only plays sax, but also sings and composes! Two of her pieces tonight were inspired about being in your 20s and struggling to find your way in life. I wish I had more creative power to express my emotions like she does, and I wish there were more people like her in the music world.

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  • Ashley N. April 4, 2014, 11:51 pm

    PATIENCE! I am very impatient lately and I am trying to work on it, no need to rush through life.. it passes quickly enough! Also I’d love to have a better nighttime routine established, way too much time on devices.

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  • Melissa April 5, 2014, 1:01 am

    I could definitely use more good weather right about now, I’m sick of feeling cold all the time!

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  • Ailed April 5, 2014, 1:15 am

    I wish I had more access to bike lanes. Exercise and no carbon blue print all wrapped into one!

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  • Jonelle April 5, 2014, 1:15 am

    I could use more nephew time. Mine are 5 and 2 and with my crazy work schedule and the distance between us, sometimes it gets too complicated. Plus, more nephew time means more time with my sister. A win win :-)

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  • Sarah L April 5, 2014, 1:16 am

    I could use more confidence. It’s easy for me to discount the things that I have going for me and doubt myself.

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  • Laura April 5, 2014, 6:28 am

    I was going to answer with “sleep” but I guess that isn’t allowed! I’m going to go with yoga. Recently it’s been the only activity that gets me out of my own head and allows me to live in the moment. It also gives me confidence and strength, and I could always use more of that!

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  • Joy April 5, 2014, 6:35 am

    I wish i had more Calm… My anxiety has been rather brutal lately and my normal outlet (running) isn’t in the cards for me until September (injury)

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  • Emilka April 5, 2014, 7:08 am

    I could use more patience and resilience for the end of the week. The weekends are very restorative for me but the glow has worn off by Thursday and I have way too short of a fuse with my students and my husband.

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  • Gina G April 5, 2014, 8:18 am

    I could use more self-confidence in my knowledge, body image, and all that my body is capable of.
    Thanks Caitlin!

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  • Elissa April 5, 2014, 8:27 am

    I could use more sunshine and warm weather! Winter has lasted way too long this year!

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  • mama April 5, 2014, 9:14 am

    Wish I had more appropriate workout shoes. I have mad tendonitis in my foot and always need better supportive shoes.

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  • Alex April 5, 2014, 9:23 am

    Adding spinach to brownies, now this is a recipe I definitely didn’t hear before. It’s innovative and nutritious – handy little trick :)

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  • Alyssa April 5, 2014, 9:55 am

    more time with my entire family! we all live in different parts of the country and its always so special to see everyone :-)

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  • Amie April 5, 2014, 10:03 am

    I could use more running buddies in the area!

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  • Lisa P April 5, 2014, 10:09 am

    I wish I had more Saturday mornings with my little family. I love sleeping in and cuddling with my 4 month old in bed! Lazy mornings are the BEST!

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  • Sharon Nelson April 5, 2014, 10:32 am

    I could definitely use more confidence! Life has knocked me down lately, and my self-esteem has gone with it. Working on it…

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  • Shanna April 5, 2014, 10:54 am

    50% more adventures!

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  • Melissa J. April 5, 2014, 10:58 am

    I will wish for more hill-running endurance. I’m signing up for a super hilly half marathon (the course description says “intentionally very challenging”!!), and I’m excited about it, but also really nervous for the hills. While I wait for this wish to come true, guess I’ll also just go run some hills. :)

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  • Kelly April 5, 2014, 11:39 am

    I could definitely use some more fun in my life. With winter in PA as bad as it was this year, I went into hibernation mode, big time. Now I’m itching to get out of the house and start enjoying the outdoors!

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  • Ali April 5, 2014, 11:49 am

    I wish I had more time with my family. They are everything to me and I don’t have the opportunity to see them enough because of work.

    Question – you’ve been posting juices so much lately. Why do you juice and not use a blender? I used to juice but it was so much work and I felt bad tossing the pulp, so when I got a Vitamix, I switched over completely to smoothie-ing and haven’t looked back. I know you used to do more smoothies, so I was just wondering if there was a something about juicing that I’m missing!

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    • Caitlin April 5, 2014, 2:06 pm

      Do you smoothie vegetables and stuff? Do you add water? Like would you make my refresh juice recipe in the smoothie?

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      • Ali April 5, 2014, 5:34 pm

        Yes, I would throw everything in, add a little water and let it rip in the Vitamix! If you add water, it’s a lot like juice. That recipe is pretty close to what I make in the mornings. :)

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  • Grace April 5, 2014, 12:11 pm

    More happy baby pose! I should start doing this at work when I get stressed. Who cares if I look like a weirdo!

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  • Anne Weber-Falk April 5, 2014, 12:41 pm

    Time with my family. My dad died in December and I miss him so much. I realize how precious being with my family is and how that time is so fleeting. Time with my family.

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  • Alexandra April 5, 2014, 12:59 pm

    LOVE THIS POST
    I wish I was 50% more mindful! This would have a huge impact on my life- with friends, family, work, school, concentration etc. No time to waste, off I go to be mindful :)

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  • Stacie April 5, 2014, 1:24 pm

    I wish I had more self acceptance/worth and self love. On a entirely different note, more puddle jumping days for adults and I don’t mean over the puddles–I mean in them-just like kids! Veggies in my diet is a great idea too–seriously. This post is an excellent idea :)

    Thanks to you and Musselman’s for the giveaway!

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  • Kate S. April 5, 2014, 1:49 pm

    I wish I had more energy and strength, but I’m working on it. I just joined a gym a few weeks ago, and I’m aiming for 3-4 visits per week. So far so good!

    Love your blog, Caitlin :)

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  • Cellabella April 5, 2014, 2:05 pm

    I could use some more good books to read. For some reason there hasn’t been a book that’s really grabbed me lately.

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  • Madeline April 5, 2014, 2:19 pm

    I could always use more coffee :)

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  • MaryBeth April 5, 2014, 2:37 pm

    More yoga and stretching! When I’m training for half/full marathons, I focus so much on running that I tend to skip out on the yoga and stretching!

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  • Joey April 5, 2014, 2:43 pm

    Love this post… So many good ideas for adding veggies. One thing I could use more of in my life is discipline. I know the things I should be doing but am not great at doing them.

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  • Krystal Sterling April 5, 2014, 3:34 pm

    I wish I had more running shoes because I feel very wrong wearing clashing colors of exercise gear and shoes. I also run a lot and need to replenish my shoes more often, but that gets pricey. If I had more than one pair at a time I could decrease the wear on them, they will last longer, and I will stave off injuries!

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  • Diane April 5, 2014, 5:26 pm

    OMG. You’re supposed to purée the spinach before adding it to the batter.

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  • katie April 5, 2014, 6:13 pm

    SUNSHINE!! I live in Canada and it’s been a longggggg winter! I miss the heat + sunshine!

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  • Laura S. April 5, 2014, 7:22 pm

    Patience! Normally I’m pretty calm and patient with others, but now at 7 1/2 months pregnant, I feel like I’m much less patient with people than I used to be. I’m hopeful once I’m not a gigantic incubator, I’ll go back to being more tolerant!

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  • Emily April 5, 2014, 7:32 pm

    I started eating veggies with breakfast about a year ago. It was so different than what I was used to – my breakfasts were always sweet! But now I crave a savory veggie hash or even a salad with breakfast in the morning.

    I wish I had more time to spend with my son. As a working mom who travels a lot and works long hours, I feel like I hardly get to spend time with him, and he’s growing so fast!

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  • Elisabeth April 5, 2014, 7:59 pm

    I wish I had more confidence! I’ve been wanting to go back to college for a second career for several years & even though I was a great student, I have a lot of doubts about my abilities to do that nearly 10 years after I graduated the first time.

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  • Susie April 5, 2014, 8:03 pm

    I wish I had more sunny days this spring!

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  • Jen April 5, 2014, 8:49 pm

    I would love 50% storage space in my apartment!!

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  • Cara April 5, 2014, 10:31 pm

    My go to would have been to ask for more time! There is not enough of that to go around. But I could also use more pleasure reading and hiking in my life!

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  • Kim April 5, 2014, 10:53 pm

    I could use more focus on the “here and now.” It’s too easy to let myself worry about things that may or may not happen in the future, that suck away the happiness from today.

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  • Kelsey April 6, 2014, 1:15 am

    more training partners for runs! i have a crazy schedule and can never seem to get my workout in with a friend!

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  • Amy April 6, 2014, 3:42 am

    definitely more sun! it has been a LONG winter in New England!

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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 6, 2014, 7:54 am

    I could use more warm weather! It’s still SO cold in Chicago!

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  • Leah April 6, 2014, 8:44 am

    I wish I had more time to RELAX specifically, which is hard to do in nursing school.

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  • Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily April 6, 2014, 9:33 am

    Great ideas, I need more vegetables in my life for sure! Love the idea of adding to scrambled eggs.

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  • Lynn April 6, 2014, 11:28 am

    I want 50% more geeking out time. It’s so easy to neglect “continuing education,” especially when your interests are random. I’ve been trying to encourage myself to explore random questions instead of letting them go because they aren’t immediately relevant.

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  • R April 6, 2014, 12:42 pm

    God!!! Because who couldn’t use more of Him in our lives!!!

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  • Danielle April 6, 2014, 2:19 pm

    I’d love a little bit more patience! I feel like I’m always RUSHING to get through things – would love to stop, breathe, and enjoy the moment!

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  • Adrianna April 6, 2014, 4:05 pm

    honestly, I could use more, um, male interaction!

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    • Caitlin April 7, 2014, 8:36 am

      hahah positve vibes your way!

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  • Brittany M April 6, 2014, 4:44 pm

    I could use some more sunny and warmer days. I’m about to go for my first outside run since september woohoo!

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  • Dominique April 6, 2014, 4:56 pm

    I wish I had more organization. I feel like more organization would help me be more productive with other things I’m working on, especially grad school stuff.

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  • Ellie April 6, 2014, 7:22 pm

    I could use some phone chargers because i can never seem to find one when i need it!

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  • Christina C April 6, 2014, 8:13 pm

    I wish I had 50% more patience!

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  • Jenn April 6, 2014, 8:17 pm

    I wish I had more will power and motivation to stay on track of eating healthy!

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  • Laura T April 6, 2014, 10:36 pm

    I wish I had more time w my family…I’m on the west coast, they’re on the east, so we don’t see each other too often.

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  • Stephanie April 7, 2014, 7:22 am

    More pumpkin lattes, minus the calories! :)

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  • Kate April 7, 2014, 8:54 am

    Storage space! I know this sounds silly, but I feel like extra closets and/or a basement would help me with organizing and decluttering!

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  • AlisonJ April 7, 2014, 9:01 am

    I would love to be about to design & put together a room piece by piece – I am just not that creative! And I am having a baby this August, and the nursery is stressing me out!

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  • Leah April 7, 2014, 9:42 am

    I wish I had more conversation time with old friends.

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  • Megan (The Lyons' Share) April 7, 2014, 10:37 am

    50% more time spent reading for pleasure!

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  • Ree April 7, 2014, 11:00 am

    Books. I could always use more books in my life!

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  • Lindsay April 7, 2014, 11:41 am

    Definitely more veggies. I love veggies, but I always tend to pick less healthy, more convienent options instead. Need to be more mindful!

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  • Megan April 7, 2014, 11:59 am

    I would read more!

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  • sue April 7, 2014, 2:19 pm

    I could use more time at home and less time at work so I can spend more time with my 2 year old daughter!

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  • Sonja L. April 7, 2014, 3:14 pm

    I wish I had more time to spend with my kids..

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  • Julie April 7, 2014, 4:04 pm

    more time w/ friends

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  • Andrea B. April 7, 2014, 4:13 pm

    I need more smiles (mostly from me, I take myself way too seriously)!

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  • Beth April 7, 2014, 4:35 pm

    I wish I had more time with my friends and family!

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  • Jaclyn Reynolds April 8, 2014, 10:35 am

    I would love more energy!

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  • Annette April 8, 2014, 1:36 pm

    I wish I had more energy to accomplish more things each day.

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  • Wehaf April 8, 2014, 6:39 pm

    I could use more afternoons hanging out with good friends, and more weekend hiking trips, and more running socks.

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  • dawn April 9, 2014, 11:19 am

    Yarn, toddler hugs, garden space, flowers

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  • Julie April 9, 2014, 12:57 pm

    I could use more self esteem thanks for the giveaway

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  • sa collins April 12, 2014, 5:43 am

    I love gardening and should really try to do it more often. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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