Butternut Squash Lasagna & Sports Nutrition

When Shane took a look at this week’s meal plan over the weekend, he asked if I had plans of turning him into a vegetarian.



(excuse my chicken scratch – this is the Cliff Notes version of how I meal plan 😉 )

So I may have gotten carried away while looking through the vegetarian filter on Food and Wine. Is that so wrong? 🙂

He didn’t seem to think it was after last night’s dinner.




Before I went in to work to watch the gym (and read The Girl who Played with Fire) for the day, I prepared Giada’s Butternut Squash Lasagna.


All I had to do when I got home was stick it in the oven! And when you don’t get home until 7:30, that’s a good thing 😉

As I was preparing this lasagna, I wasn’t sure what to think. It was sweet, but savory. And the ingredients, prompting me to use whole milk and butter, were very indulgent.


But, it was love at first bite!


I was running low on mozzarella, so “my side” of the pan was made with mostly goat cheese – and it was amazing!IMG_9433

I used no boil lasagna noodles for the very first time with this recipe, and I gotta say, I’m very impressed! I wish they were whole wheat, but I’m sure it was a nice change for the husband eating pasta made from white flour.



However, next time I would add spinach and some ricotta cheese to down play the sweetness so much.

With a side of some tibouli:



Not done yet…


These chocolate chip cookies from Trader Joe’s rock my world dessert!

And for the record, I’m not forcing my husband to be a vegetarian as evidenced by the pepperoni on the other night’s homemade pizza 😉




A few weeks ago, I received some very, very exciting news in the mail.

I didn’t talk about it on the blog but over the summer, I was studying to become a sports nutritionist. About a month ago, I took the exam and found out I passed! I’m so excited that I can add Certified Sports Nutritionist to my credentials! 🙂

Since weight loss is a major goal of about 80% of my clients, and diet is a major component of that goal, I figured it would be beneficial to be able to advise on both fitness and nutrition.

A lot of you know that I train both in a gym and at my clients’ home. Since I’m technically self-employed, there’s a lot that goes in to “owning my own business.” I haven’t really shared much about my personal training business on the blog, because that’s not what I choose to focus the content, and I probably won’t mention it much again after this post. However, back when I formed an LLC for my business, I had to choose a business name.

That’s when Fitconomy was born (stimulate your fitness!)

Although it’s definitely still a work in progress, I’ve started another blog/website for Fitconomy – Fitconomy.com. While it serves as a means of resources for current and potential clients, I’ll also still be posting daily or near daily blog posts which will focus solely on fitness and health. So if you feel like learning a little about workouts, health trends, nutrition, and fitness, check it out! Also…if you know of any good blog design peeps, feel free to name drop them to me! I’m in the market!


Well I’m out! Have a terrific Tuesday, friends! 😀