Meal Planning 101 + GIVEAWAY: Pressed Juicery + Pure Dog Food

It’s Spring (ALREADY).

That means new routines, spring cleaning and just a fresh overhaul on everything. My mind/body starts “nesting” without me even realizing it: rearranging furniture, throwing out things I don’t use anymore, clearing out wardrobe and eating BETTER.

Admittedly, over the winter I am just lazy. Even with my best intentions, I just cannot get my butt to a workout class and I will say (triple) yes to fries, wine, bread + more bread. Thank god for the dogs—at least I do get the slightest cardio for walks (did I mention, I hate cardio? lol).

So with that said, I have been itching to get back on a schedule and make conscious food decisions. Meal planning is happening and I even got meal prep containers, so I mean business!

Some things I learned with meal prepping…

I just cannot staaaand when food gets soggy. It grosses me out. So, I avoid salads with lettuces or even cooked veg like wilty spinach. Broccoli, corn, brussel sprouts—all great. Plus, they hold better if you’re making everything on Sunday and intending to still be eating it at the end of the week.

For salads, my FAVE ever is a good mediterranean (cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, parsley) with the dressing (a high-end olive oil, lemon, garlic, oregano) on the side so it doesn’t get “moist.”

Some good lunch options that will hold well in the fridge during the week (I don’t eat meat that often so these are all vegetarian): curried chickpeas, corn + blackeyed pea dip (recipe from Thug Kitchen), roasted brussel sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, vegetarian chili, pasta salad, ratatouille.

When I do eat meat…

Charcuterie!!! So fun to make a nice, varied charcuterie plate: sopressata, olives, cornichons, crackers, prosciutto + melon, grapes and throw in some cheese, if you like.

For breakfast, I’ve been having hard boiled eggs, celery sticks + peanut butter for PROTEIN. So simple, fresh + filling.

Pack a couple of these containers along with a cold Pressed Juicery drink (I love the Lemon Cayenne h20) and I’m good to go! I’ve been feeling cleaner and have more “spring” in my step—ha ha, ok that was bad.

What about the dogs?

When I’m not cooking for the dogs, they get Pure Dog Food which is all-natural and just as healthy as my (human) meal plans. Their fave is definitely the Salmon + Pasta which is full of omegas + yummy ingredients. So, are you getting pumped yet to get on your own meal plan??

Keep reading…

How are you going to start, you’re wondering? With this giveaway! I’m SO excited to partner with two of my favorite brands: Pure Dog Food + Pressed Juicery to bring you guys a HEALTHY SPRING Package for you, your dog and your BFF! Not only do you get the package, but SO DOES YOUR BFF. Hello, accountability partner. 🙂 I hope it gets you guys started on that summer body and let’s not forget the pup!

Two lucky winners will receive the Healthy Spring Package:

  •  Pressed Juicery Low Calorie Bundle which includes 6 delicious juices (Greens 1, Greens 1.5, Roots 1, Roots 2, Citrus 1 + my fave Lemon H20!)

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  2. Comment below with your favorite ways to get healthy (walking your dog? Putting bell peppers on your pizza? Are you meal planning too?)
  3. Follow @wtfrenchie @pressedjuicery @puredogfood on Instagram.
  4. Tag your accountability partner in the comments on our Instagram post @wtfrenchie!


  • Ends April 16, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. Only US residents over the age of 18 can enter. One entry per person. Winner(s) will be notified via email. Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Prize will be shipped. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.


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WIN a 2-night Stay at Ojai Valley Inn + Golf, Breakfast + More

The Most Dog Friendly Place On Earth?

Of all the places in the world, I think Weston + Fira’s favorite place is here… Ojai Valley Inn. Around 5-6pm, Weston starts getting antsy, paces around and stares at us begging to go to the Inn. Once we get there, they shoot out, running full-force through the grass and I get the feeling they feel the most free… the most wild (haha) and happiest.

I partnered with Ojai Valley Inn to give one winner a 2-night stay at the hotel, golf for two, a somadome session (a really cool meditation pod for one at the spa) and breakfast for two!

What are some of the features the hotel offers? Let’s see…

220 sprawling acres to explore… and no weight restrictions for pup-guests.


Making s’mores at the firepits.


Free Linus bikes to rent…


Get in touch with your creative side at the Artist’s Cottage!


We also made a mini film called Ojai Dreamin’ that I had so much fun making. I think it embodies my experiences in Ojai… also discovered one of my new favorite songs from a band called Valaska – Golden Age.

Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Shari Alexander!

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  2. Leave a comment here with which feature of the hotel you’re most excited to experience!
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Optional (the more entries, the better chances of winning!):

  1. Repost this giveaway on Instagram and Facebook with hashtag #eatplayjetset.
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Good luck!

Official Rules:

Ends October 18, 2017. No purchase necessary. Winner will receive a voucher for two night stay at Ojai Valley Inn property, golf package for two, one somadome, breakfast for two (up to $60). Must redeem Sunday-Thursday and by October 20, 2018. Winner will be notified by email on October 20th. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.


Giveaway: Win The New Kate Spade Frenchie Watch!

girl with frenchie

Giveaway closed. Congrats Therese T + Diana M!

Happy National Dog Day! To celebrate, we’re partnering with Kate Spade to give away TWO brand new “Antoine Metro Grand Watches” in gold/pink (retail value: $195 each). How cute are these?? The frenchie head also tilts (just like a frenchie) when you move side to side. Keep reading to find out how to enter to win!

This watch is water-resistant with a vachetta leather strap and adds an elegant touch to anything you wear. Pair it with casual denim and white and it just gives your outfit a pop of cute. Plus, it has a frenchie on it and you know how I feel about that… 🙂


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Ends August 31, 2017. Two winners will be chosen randomly. USA only. Winners will be announced on Facebook and emailed. This post is sponsored by Fossil Group #partner.


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