Green Bean Panzanella Salad

Green Bean Panzanella Salad Recipe_Natalie Paramore

Spring has sprung around here! Plenty of sunshine, blue skies and oh lots of fresh veggies at the markets! I know most people love  spring and summer but I gotta admit I am more of a fall kinda gal. However, this year, maybe it was that we just saw all the beautiful blooms in Paris, I will say that spring is growing on me. Especially after this photo shoot and recipe I made for Austin Woman’s April 2017 issue. I mean this green bean salad is perfect for lunch or even a light dinner! It’s hearty enough to fill you up and it’s packed with crisp, fresh vegetables. 

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Fit Fridays with Boston Marathon Runner Lauren Pou

Lauren Pou Boston Marathon

You guys! I am so, so excited about today’s Fit Friday! One of my good friends Lauren Pou let me interview her today about her mad running skills. She is truly a champ, the girl killed it at the Boston Marathon last year and she is someone who truly inspires me to be more fit every day. Lauren and I met through mutual friends a few years ago and immediately hit it off. She loves to cook and at our group potluck I would always be like “Ohhhh that looks delicious, who brought that?!” and more often then not it would be Lauren’s! During a road trip last year I talked her ear off about when is the best time to work out and what should I eat to get the most out of it and on and on the questions went. Lauren is not only a wealth of knowledge when it comes that stuff but she is also extremely patient and just the kindest, sweetest person in such a refreshingly genuine way. Literally, cannot say enough great things about this lady. Plus, she spends her days working as a coach at a pre-diabetes clinic, where she helps those who are at-risk for diabetes learn about healthy eating and fitness. Like I said, she’s a real gem. Now I am going to kick it over to Lauren to get the scoop about running!

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