Training and nutrition

Thrive, Vegan nutrition guide

My triathlon training has been moving along pretty nicely. I’m happy to report I had some progress with my swimming. Nothing to jump up and down about; but some small progress. For the past few weeks I have been working on getting my nutrition right. I was feeling very tired after my workouts and sometimes…

Some practices are better than others

Team in Training, Swimming

I just got back from swim practice and I’m feeling a bit down. I had no idea that I didn’t know how to put my face in the water and breathe. It turns out you can forget how to swim if you haven’t done it in decades. When I got to swim practice this morning…

Triathlon Challenge

Team in Training

You guys know I like to challenge myself. I learned to ski days before my 40th birthday and now I’m involved in another challenge. I will be completing my first Triathlon on May 27th in Austin Texas, the CapTexTri. I am training with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training ( TNT ).  I’ll…

Skiing and living

Skiing and living | Exfoodie.com

This was the view from my window last month wile I was in Park City Utah with my family. A beautiful pile of white snow. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays as much as I did; mine were extra special because I spent them with one of my sisters and her family in this…

Mushroom Scallion Rice

Mushroom Scallion Rice | Exfoodie.com

I love rice, it was one of the first things I learned to cook as a kid. I remember my mother teaching me exactly how to make it, it’s one of the few memories I have of her. I couldn’t have been much more than 8 years old at the time; I remember feeling really…

White bean puree

Easy Bean Puree | exfoodie.com

Sundays are usually pretty relaxed around here. Yesterday while my son played Minecraft, I framed some art. There is nothing cuter than children’s art. My son painted these a few years ago and they still make me smile every time I look at them. I love that self portrait in the middle This one is…

LEGO KidsFest Tips

C3PO LEGO

The LEGO KidsFest is a very exciting event for both parents and children, I attended the KidsFest in Austin in May and had a great time. The last stop for the year is in Pittsburg , below are some tips to help you make the most of your experience.  When you first walk in don’t…

Taking your child to a Formula 1 Race

Headphones for Formula 1 Race

Taking your child to their first Formula 1 race can be a fantastic experience, at least I hope so because I’m taking my son to Practice Rounds this Friday. For those of you not familiar with formula 1, it’s basically three days of motor racing awesomeness. Practice rounds are Friday, Saturday is Qualifying and Sunday…

Homework and Snacks

Eat Smart

It’s Sunday and in my house that means catching up on housework and helping my son with his homework. My son likes to work on his in the breakfast room while I work in the kitchen. It works out great because he can work alone without being alone since we can see each other. It…

Fried rice two ways

For those busy nights when my husband works late and my son has soccer practice it’s important for me to find a dinner recipe that cooks quickly and also reheats well. This fried rice recipe is perfect for those nights. It’s so easy to make and it works well in my house where we have…


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Hi, I'm Neven I live in Texas with my husband, son and dog. I was once a foodie, but now I eat a simpler diet. I blog about exercise, travel and how easy it is to eat healthy no matter where you are.