don't get me started. i've been thinking so much lately about how there's just not enough time.

i want time to workout.
i want time to shower.
i want time to clean my house.
i want time to do my design work.
i want time to sit down.
i want time to work on my blog and write a meaningful post.
but most of all...
i want time to spend with my girls...when i'm not trying to complete another task.
oh...and then there's that farmer of mine. i want more time with him too. always.

how do people do it all?! it's maddening.

oh lord. did i just start our first oh hey, friday off with a suuuuper negative tone? let me start over...

yay! hey ladies! so so SO glad to have you back! i hope we're all feeling rested and focused and ready for the weekend...because we've so clearly recovered from the holidays. i's been a week since the new year!

if you're new or need a's how this works -

1 | grab this here snazzy fall-themed button and link back to Sept. Farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

M Y  F I V E - S N A C K S  T O  S T A Y  O N  T R A C K

1 | greek yogurt + fruit
you guys - yesterday after i finished hobbling on the treadmill i was a little hungry. i so so badly wanted to just not eat so i didn't have to think about eating something healthy, but i forced myself to open the fridge and figure something out. i knew i needed a mix of protein and carbs and i had just purchased a giant tub of greek yogurt from i grabbed that, some blueberries, agave (natural sweetener - it's delicious!), and walnuts. i ended up with 1/2 c plain greek yogurt // 1/4 c blueberries // a smidgen of agave // and 2 tbsp walnuts. it was delicious! it was about a 200 calorie snack and totally satisfying and filling. eat up!

2 | avocado toast
you know that time after lunch // before dinner when you're feeling snacky? you should probably just drink water but you would prefer putting something in your belly? avocado toast is your jam. i LOOOOVE dave's killer bread (sprouted). i toast that up and put 1/4 sliced avocado on top. sprinkle that with salt and pepper and you're in business. if you're feeling extra crazy slice a tomato and put that on top. sooooo yummy. (and if you want to know more about the health benefits of sprouted bread click here.)

3 | apple + cinnamon
have you ever sprinkled cinnamon on an apple? then you're missing out. not only is it delicious, but it apples are full of dietary fiber and cinnamon helps lower blood sugar levels so you're not spiking all over the place. if you're looking to add protein to this snack add a tablespoon of almond butter. yuuuuuum. (i've found you can get almond butter for the least expensive at costco.)

4 | hummus + anything
the trick with hummus is you need to pre-scoop it. it's soooooo easy to overeat because it's so damn delicious. so do yourself a favor and grab a little plate. next scoop two heaping spoonfuls of hummus onto that plate. now pick what you're going to dip in that hummus - bell peppers // celery // rice crackers // carrots // snap peas...or if you're like'll just eat the hummus with a spoon.

5 | hard boiled eggs
i know i know. whomp whomp. but's such a great snack to have on hand. you can make a bunch of them at once and just keep them in a bowl in the fridge. grab and go style! except for the fact that you have to peel it and obsessively salt it. don't salt it as much if you want to maintain the health factor.

if you want some other SUUUUUPER good ideas...i found this article on buzzfeed after i finished writing this. wish i had read it first.

okay! so for all of you on the healthy train - toot toot! i hope this was inspiring! stay on track this weekend...even though all those delicious ipa's are going to look so yummy after skiing. okay...maybe i'll have just one. or two.

link up time! so glad to be back!