weekly sparks

by purelytwins


Sparks from our week:

plantain bread snack

Love traveling with plantain bread! Perfect mid-day fuel.

biscotti and coffee

Nothing beats coffee soaked biscotti!  Another great travel food!

egg rice brussel sprout lunch

Simple meals are always the best! Eggs with brussel sprouts and white rice.

coffee talks

So good to be home and have coffee chats with Lori again!

michelle feeling lean

Despite not working out much these past two weeks as I traveled, I come home feeling lean! Crazy to think that eating more and working out less is really good for the body….and the mind!

I plan to share more of my thoughts on this in the Purely Fit Life Club and my journey. I am not necessarily trying to get lean, just looking to gain a little more muscle 😉

white rice with dinner

So nice to be home and enjoy home cooked meals!! And we still receive questions about why we eat white rice. We shared a video and post here about why we eat white rice.

Remember to listen to your body!

plantain hemp burger

Love burgers especially hemp plantain burgers!


Been on a huge macaroon kick! Whipped up some chocolate macaroons recipe found in our Purely Classic Recipe cookbook .

mmm so good! chocolate and coconut match made in heaven 🙂

Shout outs:

plantain love shots

Love seeing all the plantain love 🙂

Sparks from around the internet:

#1 thing to ditch from your diet  — 100% agree!

how restaurants keep you addicted to their food — why we do most of our cooking at home, though we do like to eat out from time to time

16 signs you’re A little  (or a lot) type A – got this from Lindsay,  we had to laugh as we have many of those signs

Kerry Washington crop top at SAG Awards — think she looked beautiful and showing a little baby pump is fine (our opinion)

Don’t want to exercise ? use the braveheart method   — so true about getting dressed

Actress Goldie Hawn leads Global Leaders in Meditation   — amazing how powerful meditation

Can comparison be good — love this post!


 American Eagle ditches photoshop for new non-airbrushed lingerie campaign that celebrates REAL beauty – blemishes and all  — love this as we are all about loving ourselves inside and out just they way we are – our blemishes, scars, moles and all.

greatist health and fitness blogs

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AND being featured in the Greatist 60 must-read health and fitness blogs of 2014!! We are so deeply honored to be on that list with so many amazing and inspiring people!!

Shout outs:

What sparked your interest? Leave a link below to your top blog post of the week!


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Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 26, 2014 - 2:18 pm

I wish I had your mind to come up with these amazing recipes. They all look so delicious and healthy! I agree sometimes our body respond by taking a break for a week. That is why I always use vacation weeks to cut back significantly on my workouts and let my body recover!

Meg @ A Dash of Meg January 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

al your food pics lately (and always) have been catching my interest 😉 bring on the b sprouts!

Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff January 26, 2014 - 8:14 pm

That’s so awesome that you guys were feautured! Congrats and keep up the good work!

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 26, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Totally agree girl… I haven’t worked out in 10 days, and I feel awesome! I’m ready to get back at it though! love these links!

carla January 27, 2014 - 7:34 am



the delicate place (@misathemeb) January 30, 2014 - 12:11 pm

congrats on your greatist feature! so happy to see non-shopped photos too! it’s so strange that we accept those kind of ads as not normal since we are non-shopped people in real life?! i hope more ads head this direction! sparking my week was this article about a 36yr old neurosurgeon who recently got a cancer diagnosis…it was a poignant but needed reflection and a great reminder of time. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/sunday/how-long-have-i-got-left.html?_r=2


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