Explorations in Food, Fitness and Fun

Month: September 2017

Day Trip to Newburyport, MA

Day Trip to Newburyport, MA

It was a beautiful late summer day in New England, so we headed out to Newburyport for something fun to do. We left thinking it was a day off from doing chores, and came back with a new pet! Our first stop was at the […]

Strength Training HIIT – Part 2 – Legs and Lower Back

Strength Training HIIT – Part 2 – Legs and Lower Back

How to Gain Muscle While Doing Cardio 30 Minutes of HIIT Part II:Legs and Lower Back Introduction It’s half your body-legs, and I hear people say to never skip leg day. Since lower back somewhat overlaps with legs let’s do them at the same time. […]

Strength Training HIIT – Part 1 – Chest and Abs

Strength Training HIIT – Part 1 – Chest and Abs

Introduction It works!! I could not believe it and was a skeptic at first.  The benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), while doing body part splits (in this case chest and abs) are: Time: Only 30 minutes allows you to get it done before […]

Grain Free Vanilla Maple Granola

Grain Free Vanilla Maple Granola

I decided to start making my own granola for those days that I wanted something quick to eat without adding a bunch of processed carbohydrates. I was never much of a cereal eater, but this stuff is delicious! I usually eat it with coconut milk […]

Weekend on the Cape

Weekend on the Cape

A few weeks ago, we took Friday off and headed to Cape Cod for the weekend. We found a great Airbnb in Wellfleet, so we set our alarm for 4 am and headed south to beat Boston and Sagamore Bridge traffic.   Once we arrived, we […]

Our philosophy on food

Our philosophy on food

Eat real, nutrient dense food that is not heavily processed. Everyone has their own versions of healthy eating, and we totally respect that. If meat or dairy is not your thing, be creative and modify some of these recipes. We try as hard as we […]

Our Views on Training

Our Views on Training

As we have gotten older, our philosophy on working out has changed. In our younger years, we were die hard athletes competing in marathons, triathlons, ultra-marathons and spartan races. Now, instead of crossfit, we take an approach geared more towards longevity and quality of life. […]

Welcome – About Us!

Welcome – About Us!

Hello, world! We’re Lara and Dan, and welcome to our first blog post ever. We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our new site, tell you a little about ourselves, and set forth our intentions with this blog. Dan is a thirty […]

Dairy Free Pots De Creme

Dairy Free Pots De Creme

We love chocolate. Most nights we eat a little something sweet, especially after being so disciplined all day. Usually, we opt for a few squares of Trader Joes 85% dark chocolate, but some nights deserve something a little special. Or, I just have a few […]