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In case you needed further proof that I am, in fact, human – and not a healthy living autobot – last night I had a large bowl of fro-yo and candy toppings for dinner.  And it was awesome.


I wish that picture accurately showed how much ice cream I put down!  I met some old and new friends at Yoforia for yogurt around 7PM.   It was lovely to get out of the house for a bit.

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After inhaling Butterfingers for dinner, I came home and had two pieces of toast for dessert.  🙂


Breakfast was something to get excited about:


Double Shot Oatmeal!


It’s been a long time since I made this treat because I was all out of English instant coffee (the best kind).  However, Freya brought me some at the Summit. Wahoo!


In the mix:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • Toppings: maple syrup and blueberries


Healthy Living Blogs:  A New Resource for Our Blog Community


Healthy Living Blogs is a new resource for the health blogging community. 

Healthy Living Blogs

Created by Lindsey of Sound Eats, HLB is a site designed to enhance the positive community of the healthy living blog world. Bloggers and readers can explore the site and find more blogs to love, bloggers in their area, and forums to deepen healthy discussion and support.   My favorite feature of HLB is that you can search for blog by LOCATION – so you can read blogs near you and maybe even meet in person one day.


Over 400 blogs have been listed on HLB. If you’re interested in having your site listed on HLB, simply send the following information to Lindsey at and check the site out for yourself!


  • Email subject line: MEMBERS
  • Your name (please share if you prefer to go by first name, first and last, or however you prefer to be known on the Internet)
  • Blog Name
  • Blog URL (please start with http://, not www.)
  • Your twitter handle, if applicable
  • Your location (if you prefer not to disclose this information for privacy’s sake, that is completely understandable. We’ll simply include your blog listing in the A-Z listing, not by location, too)
  • Any specific labels (i.e. vegan, gluten-free, weight loss, running, etc.)


Pretty cool, huh?  I have to applaud the HLB team for this effort – it’s a huge undertaking but the blog world could definitely use this resource!



  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 20, 2010, 8:26 am

    Haha, glad to see the coffee going to good use!!
    Ooh I saw that site yesterday! I should be listed now too…
    You soo deserved the fro-yo for dinner after the 13miles – no better excuse!

  • Nicole - August 20, 2010, 8:33 am

    Those froyo cups look like troughs!! Lol! I didn’t realize they were so big.
    I’m excited about the HLB site. It’s about time!

  • Laura August 20, 2010, 8:42 am

    Nothing wrong with fro-yo for dinner once in a while! 😉
    Going to check out the HLB site right away. So exciting!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired August 20, 2010, 8:42 am

    I wish we had a froyo place around here! I’ve already sent my email to healthy living blogs…what a great resource!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 20, 2010, 8:45 am

    Thanks for the tip on that Healthy Living Blogs site. I’ll have to add my own blog to it!

  • Jillian@ ReshapeYourLife August 20, 2010, 8:46 am

    I don’t think anyone will judge about fro-yo for dinner, it looks delish!

    That is awesome about Healthy Living Blogs! I sent an email already. I can’t wait to see how many people are near me! I’m sure their data base will explode even more in the coming weeks!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 20, 2010, 8:49 am

    ahh, so jealous. i want a frozen yogurt shop near my house! 🙂

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 20, 2010, 8:53 am

    I just sent my email to HLB — I can’t wait to find others near me!

    Great idea putting the coffee in your oatmeal, I would love an extra caffeine boost in the AM!

  • Heather (heather's dish) August 20, 2010, 8:54 am

    such a cool idea! thanks for mentioning it!

  • Neen@Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 20, 2010, 8:56 am

    oh fab this is on my to do list to blog about in my next post, i just got registered yesterday – fab isnt it!!

  • scargosun August 20, 2010, 8:56 am

    Yay! I sent an email and am already listed. It inspired me to write a couple posts last night.

    • Lindsey @ Sound Eats August 20, 2010, 12:43 pm

      that makes me so happy to hear that HLB has inspired you in some way! 🙂 Be sure to let us know about the posts you write. 🙂

  • Heather August 20, 2010, 8:57 am

    I am so happy that you are enjoying double shot oatmeal, again. i know it’s a fav!

    thanks for posting about HLB. We love having your support!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 20, 2010, 8:58 am

    Lindsey is a genius and HLB is an awesome idea. Thanks for spreading the word.

    • Lindsey @ Sound Eats August 20, 2010, 12:44 pm

      *blushing* thank you! I wouldn’t be able to manage it all without heather and julie though!

  • Heather August 20, 2010, 9:00 am

    also, the first time i read this post I thought Emily was you, and thought to myself “why does she change shirts during her time out? hmmm?” Now i realize I’m just ridiculous. =) maybe you should go as Emily for Halloween?

    • caitlin August 20, 2010, 10:09 am

      hhaha too funny!

  • faith @ gracefulfitness August 20, 2010, 9:06 am

    Caitlin, you rock. Thanks for speading the word about HLB and being such an excellent community builder in this crazy blogosphere.

  • Lana August 20, 2010, 9:10 am

    HBL is a wonderful idea and resource!!! You just reminded me to send them an email!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 20, 2010, 9:17 am

    I *love* instant coffee in overnight oats or breakfast cookies. You have me hooked! 😀 I haven’t had it in ages either though, and definitely need to change that.

    Nothing wrong with a dish of fro-yo for dinner now and again. 😉

  • Tina August 20, 2010, 9:19 am

    I think HLB is great. As soon as I heard it was up, I sent in my member info to help support such a great thing. I love connecting with new bloggers.

  • ashleigh August 20, 2010, 9:20 am

    I love the HLB site. I have already found a ton of new blogs to love!

    Mmmm butterfingers for dinner, sounds good to me!

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 20, 2010, 9:22 am

    I am really excited about and have been meaning to sign up for a while. I’m mostly excited about being able to search by location because I don’t know any other bloggers in my area!

  • Dee August 20, 2010, 9:27 am

    HLB is such a great concept! I know I’ll be perusing the site more thoroughly! 🙂

  • Nicole, RD August 20, 2010, 9:31 am

    I love that you can search by location! I just moved and want to meet more bloggers near me! Thanks for sharing this, Caitlin!

  • Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 20, 2010, 9:43 am

    Yay I’m so happy that you posted about HLB I just joined their community this week! You can find my blog at: ,


  • Kelly August 20, 2010, 9:45 am

    Yay, I joined last week!

  • Jessica August 20, 2010, 9:45 am

    I thought I was the only one eating fro-yo for dinner! I had agreat time meeting everyone last night, I can’t wait to do it again! HLB might get me in trouble, reding all these new blogs at work!

    • caitlin August 20, 2010, 10:10 am

      nice to meet you too!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal August 20, 2010, 9:46 am

    I’m pretty jealous of your froyo!
    HLB is an awesome idea! Hooray for Lindsay 🙂 (and the other HLB team!)

  • Katie August 20, 2010, 9:52 am

    I love fro-yo so much I had to work there! It is such an awesome job!

  • Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker August 20, 2010, 9:55 am

    You really need to stop tempting me with all those delish frozen yogurt treats. We only have a coldstone around where I live. Definitely not a healthy indulgence!!!

  • Marisa @Loser for Life August 20, 2010, 9:57 am

    I just found HLB through Mary @ A Merry Life! It is a fantastic idea!!! I’m with you; love that I can search by location! There are only a few Philly peeps, but still fun to now have some new blogs in the area to read!

  • Sara August 20, 2010, 10:00 am

    That’s a really interesting site. I never thought there would be so many bloggers near me (not sure why not; I live in NYS’s capital!). I don’t think my blog fits into any set genre, though. What do you consider your blog when you write about anything (including food and fitness, but not necessarily on a regular basis)?

    • caitlin August 20, 2010, 10:44 am

      A lifestyle blog! 🙂 Hehe. Don’t feel like you have to put yourself into a box.

      Or you could call yourself a verbal diarrhea blog. 🙂

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing August 20, 2010, 10:09 am

    What a great idea! I checked out my area and saw a whole bunch of blogs I never knew about! I always wonder where the bloggers are in DC, so it’s a great resource :).

  • Wei-Wei August 20, 2010, 10:21 am

    About time somebody organised all these blogs! What a great idea!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 20, 2010, 10:24 am

    We just had some frozen yogurt yesterday… had been over a year since the last time I’d eaten it and what a treat it was!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 20, 2010, 10:24 am

    Coffee oatmeal! That’s cool! I’m not sure I’d really like it, but you never know. I know instant is way more popular in Europe. I wonder why?

  • eatmovelove August 20, 2010, 10:28 am

    Oh my. I had a pint of ice cream last night…after dinner…and after dessert…your doing FAR better than I.

    Instant coffee granules?! What does that even taste like?! I didn’t know you could eat them like that…

    • caitlin August 20, 2010, 10:45 am

      just mix them in! soooo good.

  • Corinne August 20, 2010, 10:34 am

    HLB sounds AWESOME! So does your double shot oatmeal! 🙂 I wonder if Starbucks Via would do the trick. Thanks Caitlin!

    • caitlin August 20, 2010, 10:45 am

      tried it with via and it works!

  • Camille August 20, 2010, 10:38 am

    Hahaha, I work at a frozen yogurt shop and about 95% of our regulars eat it for their meal! 🙂

  • Rachel August 20, 2010, 11:00 am

    Oh man this is amazing!!!

  • Heather August 20, 2010, 11:05 am

    My favorite dinner in college was frozen yogurt, a banana and some cereal on top. Once in a while, it is the best dinner!

    I submitted my blog on the HLB site the other day – it is such a great resource!

  • HTP Dad August 20, 2010, 11:08 am

    MMMMMMMM! a recipe I can prepare and love!

  • Angharad August 20, 2010, 11:08 am

    Ohh instant coffee – how I weirdly miss it! I almost think of it as an entirely different being to normal coffee. I literally drank so much of it at uni. Along with ten times more tea obviously. Ha.

  • Brooke - One Healthy Cookie August 20, 2010, 11:13 am

    HLB is a great idea! Although, I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in New Orleans who has a healthy living blog… 😉

  • Emily @ Run Emily Run August 20, 2010, 11:14 am

    I’m a member! HLB is pretty awesome. Also, eating frozen yogurt for dinner is awesome. I’ve definitely done that before.

  • Sarah for Real August 20, 2010, 11:25 am

    That IS cool. I hope once they get more members I won’t be the only Spokane blogger. It’s lonely out here… 🙁

  • Jean August 20, 2010, 11:33 am

    Just emailed HLB! What a great site. Thank you!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) August 20, 2010, 11:39 am

    What a great idea! I just emailed her. 🙂 And I’m a little jealous of your fro yo dinner- bet it was good!

  • Crystal August 20, 2010, 11:41 am

    I have been looking for good instant coffee. Definitely will have to see if I can find this around here.

    I emailed HLB. I had no idea it even existed before reading about it on here.

  • Nancy August 20, 2010, 11:41 am

    I’m searching your site today for motivation and encouragement. Tomorrow is my 5K that I will try to PR at! I’m nervous, wondering if I’ve done enough, will I be ready, and preparing myself to not be disappointed. I’m setting several goals: A. Finish B. less than 30min C. make a PR! I’m sure I can do A&B, but I’m nervous about C. Send some positive, speedy thoughts my way please.

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 20, 2010, 11:41 am

    I’m pretty sure there are worse things that you could be eating for dinner 🙂 Thanks for pointing out, what a great resource!

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet August 20, 2010, 11:42 am

    Some days just call for fro yo for dinner!

  • Bridget August 20, 2010, 11:47 am

    What a great idea HLB is, I am always looking for new and inspiring healthy living blogs to read and now I’ve signed up too.

  • Joanne August 20, 2010, 11:48 am

    Love frozen yogurt! I only treat myself once a year when we go to the NYS Fair. It’s just the best!
    Great info on the Healthy Living site. Thanks 🙂

  • caronae August 20, 2010, 11:50 am

    “Healthy living autobot”=lol. Sometimes I feel like some bloggers are that; always nice to be reminded that we are all, indeed, human. Ice cream for dinner is totally necessary on occasion. It never killed anybody.

    I am loving HLB so far as well!

  • Amber K August 20, 2010, 11:56 am

    Yeah it doesn’t look like much ice cream until that one shot where you can see how tall and big around those cups are! Maybe I should be glad I don’t have anything like that near me. =P

  • Tanya Kummerow August 20, 2010, 11:59 am

    I would love to come meet some other local bloggers. If ya’ll get together again soon let me know! I’d love to join you and meet you!

  • Kacy August 20, 2010, 12:16 pm

    Frozen yogurt makes an awesome dinner. I’ve done it often.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 20, 2010, 12:23 pm

    Whoa, I really list that idea of a site! I must check it out 🙂

  • Lisa August 20, 2010, 12:28 pm

    The Healthy Living Blogs is a cool website. What I’m most excited about is seeing it broken down by location!

  • Christine August 20, 2010, 12:29 pm

    Coffee in my oats was my plan for Sunday breakfast! (I just started gcal-ing my meal plans this week) I just got a free sample of starbucks via in the mail–I believe it was a walmart promotion–and had decided that is what I would do with it.

    The website is a great idea! I am signing up. Any Jersey girls out there?

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 20, 2010, 12:38 pm

    Candy-coated froyo sounds downright orgasmic for dinner. I give your move two-thumbs up.

    Thanks for the information about the healthy living blog website. What a terrific resource! I’ve met some of the most positive and amazingly supoortive people through the healthy living blog community.

  • Jolene ( August 20, 2010, 1:00 pm

    I am excited about HLB … I think it is great!!

  • Maria August 20, 2010, 1:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing about the healthy living blog site, it is such a great resource!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef August 20, 2010, 1:43 pm

    i’m excited about HLB! and good dinner. 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 20, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I love the idea of putting coffee in oats. I would be totally wired after eating that!

    The HLB sounds like a great idea! I’m excited to join! 🙂

  • Sana August 20, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Yay healthy living blogs! Your dinner rocks! I may or may not have done that in the past 😉

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 20, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Very cool about that site, I’m going to check it out right now! And thanks for being real and posting your fro-yo dinner!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 20, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Haha, froyo for dinner…totally something I’ve done. More than once. It is nice to see that you’re not “perfect.” 🙂

  • Tracy August 21, 2010, 6:42 am

    OMG What a great idea. I had no idea there were healthy living blogs in New Zealand. (Don’t get me wrong I love all the American/Canadian ones I read but it would be awesome to see meals with stuff I can actually buy)

  • Anne August 21, 2010, 10:28 am

    Had a blast hanging out with you guys!! Froyo for dinner is DEFINITELY a good thing 😀

  • Jac August 23, 2010, 11:35 pm

    I LOVE nescafe gold. I never went back to classic after having that. It’s one of the best tasting instant coffees. Use it when you’re running out of time to make french press!

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