Holiday Weekend + Sur

Hey there!!! Holiday weekends always make me feel a little wonky!! I mean…it’s already wednesday?!?! It’s almost the weekend…AGAIN!! Guess I can’t do too much complaining. Lets recap this holiday weekend!!

Saturday

I had to work sat night, but we went out for a fun dinner!! It is my moms birthday tomorrow, but we went out over the weekend since we had family in from out of town. Guess where we went…SUR!! If you haven’t heard of Sur, you might have heard of Lisa Vanderpump. She is one of the housewives of Beverly Hills. She owns this restaurant!!

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I have to say…I LOVED this restaurant!!!

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The cousin/roomie and I!

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I went with the Grilled Ahi Tuna and it came with two sides. I went with sauteed spinach and brussels sprouts!! Pretend I’m really good at photographing food, and this looks delish!! It actually was much more tasty then it looks!!!

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Mom blowing out her super candle!!!

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The girls at dinner!!! (Sara, Me, Aunt Lucia, Mom, Aunt Sonia)

Sunday/Monday


Sunday and Monday kind of blur together because we did the same thing!! I spend both days with the family lounging by my aunts pool!!! Let me tell you, it was super hot in the San Fernando Valley!! We were pretty much in the pool all day!!! There was also lots of cocktails consumed!!

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Clearly my dad had too much fun…..

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Back to the now….today started off with one of my favorite breakfasts!!

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A perfect 10 bagel with reduced fat vegetable cream cheese and lox!!!! Holy yum!! I could eat this all day every day! MMMMMM

I’m currently at work, making my body happy by drinking this:

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Love me some kombucha!!!

Hope you all had an awesome 4th!!!

XOXO
Lauren

What did you do for the 4th of July???

Cee Lo and Gyros

Hello lovahs!!! How is your wednesday treating you?? Mine is bueno!! Lets start with a little rewind of the weekend.

Friday- Got my dance on…..what else would the hungry dancer be doing??? (Maybe dancing AND eating😉 )

Saturday- Work then ended up at a little bar with some dance friends…dare I say I had a couple jager bombs? Peer pressure my friends. (Just playin’!)

Sunday- I was involved in a dance showcase!! It was very last minute but I was happy to oblige!

The weekend in food:

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Grapes consumed in the workplace

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I may or may not be obsessed with La Croix, it rocks!

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This is my beautiful wrap, I love wraps so much!

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Me and my cousin are obsessed with these stuffed mushrooms, yummers!

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I tried to make kale chips…..they sucked.

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Hello beauty. Lauren❤ Salsa

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I ate my first gyro……life changing.

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Yesterday may have involved a fun meal at Saks Fifth Ave in beverly hills. They have an awesome cafe on the 5th floor that my mom and I are obsessed with. How can you not be obsessed when they bring you this as soon as you sit down…

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That would be warm flat bread and an olive tapanade spread. I could eat this all day everyday.

For my lunch, I went with the veggie sandwich.

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This was the BOMB.com. I love veggie sandwiches….and yes I went with potatoes as opposed to salad, I live life on the wild side!

The rest of my day involved working and then going to home to the roomie. I have to share this amazing picture with you..

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This is my cousins dog Bubs! Is this not the cutest picture you have ever seen in your life??? You would think she was a dog model!

I am aware this post has been all over the place….but I need to know who is watching the Voice!!! I have been watching because it’s awesome, and I may or may not be obsessed with Cee Lo Green! I mean just look at him….

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I have say that I’m rooting for Dia Frampton!! If you missed her performance….I will leave it for you here!!


That’s all for now!!!

XOXOLauren

Questions:
Are you watching the voice??? Who are you rooting for??
Highlight of your weekend??

The New Hungry Dancer

Well hello there. Long time no see my friends. I think it’s only fair that I explain myself….

The truth of the matter is that when I started my blog I was beyond passionate about it and hopeful that I could reach people who struggled with the same things in life that I did, and still do. After a couple months of blogging, I started to really question if I should really be writing a “healthy living blog” I have no interest in waking up at 5 am to run 15 miles, I don’t eat oats that often (hehe), nor do I come up with tons of innovative recipes. What really makes me qualified to be writing a blog?? I guess there isn’t really an answer to that question. The only thing I can really tell you is that I am passionate about food, fitness, and fun. I think that reading so many other blogs about these people who run a marathon every month, or are doing triathlons kind of made me feel like a phony. I think this also led to my blog posts not really being, “Me.” I felt pressured to try and post new eats all the time, and if I didn’t work out one day I felt guilty, maybe didn’t post all the nights on the town…Well things are changing here at Hungry Dancer. I don’t want to give up blogging because I love it a lot. But I’m just gonna say screw it and write what I want, when I want. I’m 21, I love going out and having a good time with my friends, but I also like to eat as healthy as I can, dance my a$$ off, and maybe throw in some fun workout classes.

What to expect from the new Hungry Dancer

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(Edit: It may appear I posted a picture of me on the toilet…but NO! I was just sitting on it with the lid CLOSED! HAHA)

– Consistent posts daily. (Mostly about whatever my little heart desires🙂 )

– Me being, me.

– More about my crazy shenanigans

– Fun healthy versions of my favorite foods. (Pizza, wraps, pasta…etc)

Well now that I’ve talked your ear off, lets move on!! I am feeling more inspired then ever, and I hope you’re with me. Some things will stay the same: My yummy food, lots of pictures, and my grammatical errors (sorry I was always better at math than writing.)

Breakfast

If you didn’t know already…I have an addiction to the grocery store. I get beyond excited to grocery shop..it’s kind of scary. Well last night after work, my roomie and cousin Sara and I, went to Ralphs. We may have gone a little crazy….(-$180) Even better than grocery shopping…….knowing how many possibilities you have for breakfast and lunch!! I practically flew out of bed because I was so excited for breakfast. Since it’s pretty warm here in LA, I went with a parfait!

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This baby started with plain Fage 0%, then I topped it with raspberries and Kashi Go Lean Crunch. Yum and yum! Parfaits are such a delicious healthy breakfast, I’m a fan. Not to mention the countless mixes you could make!

I would also like to share my new obsession with you….

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This stuff is the bomb.com!! No joke I could drink 15 bottles of this a day!

I’m currently working all day, and then I’ll be dancing tonight! Getting to dance so much makes my life that much better. No joke, I live for it.

Since that’s all I’ve got for you on the food front so far, I’ll leave you with some fun pics from the weekend!! Enjoy.

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Me and my girl Lauren!!

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My adorable parents at a dance event!

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I ate The Fitnessista’s breakfast cookie dough cereal for the first time…..Wow oh wow!

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My cousin and I at the LA film Festival. Her movie the Inkeepers was INCREDIBLE!! LOVED IT SO MUCH!!

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My cousins pup! How cute is he??

Well that’s it for now!

XOXO

Lauren

If you have a blog, did you struggle to “make it your own”??

What would you like to see on Hungry Dancer??

Yogurt Parfaits, yay or nay??

Arthritis Walk 2011

Hey friends!! How are you??? This is going to be a quick post because I want to share something really important with you. A friend of our family is suffering from arthritis and it’s a cause that’s definitely worth supporting. There will be a walk for the cause tomorrow! I wont be able to be there because I am working, but I’m hoping that any of you who live in the LA area would participate!!!

Event Information

Event Info:
The Arthritis Walk® is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual nationwide signature event that raises funds and awareness to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.

The Arthritis Walk® kicks off in May during National Arthritis Month in more than 250 communities nationwide to fund arthritis research, health education and government advocacy initiatives.

Participants walk in honor of a friend or family member with arthritis. People with arthritis wear blue hats to signify their action in taking control of their condition. The event features a three- mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. In many communities, pet owners are invited to bring their dogs along for the event.

By joining your 2011 Arthritis Walk®, you become a part of the Let’s Move Together, a nationwide movement that encourages people to move to prevent or treat arthritis. Start moving today for better health!

Event Location:
JOIN US THIS YEAR AT ONE OF TWO LOCATIONS:

Saturday, June 4, 2011
LOS ANGELES
Santa Monica Pier Lot 1 North
1550 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sunday, June 5, 2011
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA

Event Schedule:
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Santa Monica Pier

EVENT SCHEDULE:
7:30 am Registration 8:30 am Opening ceremony & Warm up, 9:00 am Walk begins… 1 or 3 mile options 9:00 – 11:00 am – Arthritis Walk Village, Kids Zone, Entertainment & Refreshments

6/4/2011 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Six Flags Magic Mountain

EVENT SCHEDULE:
7:00 am Registration opens, 8:00 am Opening ceremony & Warm up, 9:00 am Walk begins… 1 or 3 mile options, 7:30 – 10:30 am – Festival Zone, Kids Zone, Entertainment & Refreshments

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6/5/2011 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Fees:
Standard: No Fees
Participants who raise $100 or more will receive an Arthritis Walk t-shirt

You can also check out Blake’s story here. It’s a very brave and emotional story. Thank you so much.
XOXOLauren
P.S Be back with a real post soon!!!

Weekend Recap

Hey friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend??? Mine was okay, nothing special.:-/

Friday I had a dance party that was themed mathletes vs athletes. Since I was a cheerleader in high school, I went the athlete route.

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That was my old cheer uniform! That is my friend Maria who was dressed as a mathlete. I think I like dressing up in costume too much for my own good!

The rest of the weekend wasn’t as exciting as I anticipated, but that’s life!

Eats

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Homemade stir fry!

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Egg whites, mushrooms, TJ’s jalepeno chicken sausage, goat cheese.

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Mini wontons, I lurve you.

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Best bean dip I have ever encountered! We had to get double!

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Egg whites, TJ’s chicken sausage, TJ’s avocado salsa verde. (the best salsa)

Today

Breakfast

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Fiber One Pancake smeared with Sunbutter and SF maple syrup. (swoon)

Lunch

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Delicious wrap!! This baby was a La tortilla factory tortilla with a 100 cal pack guac, black beans, crumbled tempeh, and Cholula! It was seriously amazing.

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All wrapped up!! I get a lot of questions on my rolling of the wrap technique, would anyone be interested in a video tutorial??

Tonight I will be heading to Yoga after work with my cousin! And just for fun I took this picture of her…..

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She morphed into Scotty Mccreary!!! Say what?!?!

XOXO

Lauren

What did you do this weekend?

Best thing you ate this weekend?

Ouchies

Hey besties!! Before I get started, I need to talk about a little boo boo that happened last night! Sometimes getting hurt is unavoidable.(or you’re just a klutz like me!) So last night me and the roomie/cousin went to yoga, then decided to take a dip in the hot tub after! Obviously after swimming I showered, and this is where things went downhill. Getting out of the shower, some how the bottom of the shower door cut my foot open! Thankfully the wound wasn’t that bad. There was just a lot of blood which really freaked me out!! Luckily we were able to make a makeshift bandage with paper towels and packing tape. I know we are just that cool.

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Bandaged foot! If you follow me on twitter, you may have also seen this tweet last night:

Lauren Hannah

Gashed my foot open on the shower door….awesome


Moving on…..

I am one of those people who HAS to have dessert after dinner…well last night was no different.

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Skinny Cow cookie and cream sandwich! YUM (please note the dog in the background about to lick my dessert!!)

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Clearly I’m not the only one who wanted to eat this!!!

Breakfast

I have to say I used to only really enjoy hot oats. I had a couple bad experiences with overnight oats, and they just didn’t tickle my fancy. It’s all changed, I am addicted and nothing with stop me from eating this for the next 3483094 mornings!

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The night before I mixed:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbs oat bran
  • 1/3 cup plain 0% greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Chia seeds and stevia

This morning I just topped it with some more almond milk and White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter. I am seriously obsessed. Dare I say I may like this more than hot oats??

Lunch

The other day while shopping I came across something interesting….

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Being a morning star fan, I had to try it!!! Lunch was served fast and easy!

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I have to say, I really enjoyed it!! I’ve always been obsessed with chili so this is a good healthy alternative. I would have liked it a bit more spicy, but you can’t have it all!

Around 3pm I had a snack…

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I’m in love with these. I wish Kay’s sent me a million more packages of protein goodies!!😉

Well I am finishing off my day at the store then tonight I will be dancing. Nothing to make me happier then a night of dancing!

XOXO
Lauren

Overnight Oats or Hot Oats??

Missed you!

Hey loves, I missed you!! I am SO SORRY for disappearing from blog world for a week!! It was a crazy week and made me realize how much I really love blogging and all of you!! I am back though and will be back to my daily (except the weekends) posts! Lets see if there is even a way to sum up the past week….

Eats

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Eggstada with cream cheese and smoked salmon.

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Lemon Chobani with Kashi Go Lean Crunch

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La tortilla wrap with hummus, butter lettuce, and TJ’s meatless meatballs

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Stuffed shrooms…

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These turned out incredible!!

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Fiesta stuffed spaghetti squash. (recipe coming soon) This was one of the best creations I have ever made, to die!! Each half is about 300 calories, perfection!

I had a moment of craving and decided to try Baked pickles!! I guess this is my take on fried pickles! I have seen a lot of these on blogs before and decided to recreate them for me and the roomie!

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This turned into…..

This:

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Which ended up like this:

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Seriously amazing!! They were perfect dipped in ketchup!!!

Moving on….

Dance parties have been consuming my life…(love it!!) Here are a couple pics!!

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Twin, Maria, Me!

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Twin Sandwich take 2!

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Twin Sandwich x3

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you may know that I call her my “twin” because we are both named Lauren! Not to mention we are beyond similar and obsessed with each other!!!

Also, the dress I was wearing was Alice and Olivia.

I’m finishing out my day at work then heading to yoga! I’ll be back with more regular updates again!

XOXO
Lauren

Have you ever had friend or baked pickles??

Leopard print, a do or a don’t? For me, it’s always a DO!