As I’m sure most of you know by now, I’m a sucker for cute workout gear and I have quite the growing collection. I think Facebook has caught on to this because a couple of months ago I started getting a ton of ads for Fabletics, a new subscription based workout gear company co-founded by Kate Hudson. Of course I clicked over to check it out. Kate is my favorite actress of all time — there was no stopping me. I thought the stuff looked super cute and wanted to sign up but I was a little hesitant about doing a subscription service. I’m not sure why because I love Stitch Fix and it’s basically the same thing, just for workout gear.

After reading this rave review from Gabby, seeing a Fabletics fashion show on TV and chatting with a friend about it, I finally decided to try it out.

Fabletics Review

I got my first outfit in March and it included two pieces: the Sensory Jackson Tank and the Lima Capri.

Fabletics Outfit Review

It’s super springy and I’m kind of obsessed with this mint/aqua color at the moment so that’s why I picked it.

Here’s the low down on the tank:

  • Smooth, chafe-resistant design
  • Built-in-bust support
  • Removable cups to enhance and cover
  • Convenient hidden zipper pocket
  • Moisture release for dryness
  • Four-way stretch for comfort and movement
I really like the style and fit of this tank. It’s really flattering and with the built-in support I don’t have to wear a sports bra with it —hooray for one less piece of laundry to wash. The little pocket is also great for stashing my house key when I go out for a run.

Fabletics Outfit Review

Info about the pants:

  • Smooth, chafe-resistant design
  • Maximum support
  • Convenient hidden pocket
  • Moisture release for dryness
  • Four-way stretch for comfort and movement
I usually go for dark workout pants so I was excited to try a new look with these. They stay in place really well, dry fast and are super comfy — definitely one of my favorite workout bottoms right now.

When I first received the items I was immediately impressed with the quality and feel. Both the tank and the capris were soft, vibrant in color and seemed really well-made. At this point I’ve worn both pieces multiple times to work out (and to run errands) so I can give a good review. Not only are they comfortable and flattering, but they’re durable and still look brand-new after several washes. I did have a sizing issue with the Lima Capri and ended up needing a larger size because the first pair I received was a little snug. Other than that, I’ve been very happy with my first outfit and I’m excited to get my next one.

If you check out the Fabletics site, you’ll notice that there are two different prices — one for regular members and one for VIP members. When you make your first purchase, you’ll have the option to enroll in the VIP membership program. It’s free and with it you get signed up for the monthly subscription as well as:

  • Complete outfits starting at $49.95-up to 40% off retail
  • 20% off all individual items
  • Reward points for every purchase, friend referral or product review
  • Free shipping on orders over $49.95
  • Easy returns and exchanges. If the clothes fit, great! If not, simply exchange or return your order
  • Personalized picks curated by fitness stylists

Each month you get an email with the new outfits offered that month with personalized picks based on your profile. If you don’t love the outfits picked for you, you can choose something different or simply skip that month and pay nothing. I really like that it’s so flexible.

You can also earn reward points toward free outfits by purchasing, inviting people and writing reviews. Speaking of which, if you do end up checking out Fabletics, I’d love for you to use my referral link so that I get reward points for it. :)

Who is your  favorite actress and actor? My favorites are Kate Hudson and Matthew Mcconaughey. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is one of my favorite movies.  Predictable, huh?

Is it bad that I’m crossing my fingers hoping that Kate sees this review and leaves a comment. You seriously don’t understand how excited that would make me…

Full disclosure – I did receive a free outfit from Fabletics but per the usual, all opinions are my own. 

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This recipe is an updated version of the raw cauliflower tabbouleh I posted almost three years ago. As Beyonce says, sometimes things need a little upgrade. The original recipe is pretty awesome so I didn’t make many changes — just a few small upgrades like the addition of apple cider vinegar, mint and cucumber.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh #grainfree #glutenfree #vegan

I also took new photos. The old ones weren’t my best work.

It’s crazy to me how much my photography skills have changed in the past few years. I’m still using the same ol’ camera I purchased back in 2010 — I just know how to use it now. I still don’t consider myself a pro but overall, I’m pretty proud of how far I’ve come in terms of photography.

Okay, back to the recipe…

Cauliflower Tabbouleh #grainfree #glutenfree #vegan

I’ve made traditional tabbouleh with bulgur wheat before. I’ve also made a quinoa version that’s quite delicious, but I think the cauliflower version is my favorite. It’s light, flavorful and packed with fresh veggies — perfect for serving during the spring and summer months.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh #grainfree #glutenfree #vegan

You can eat it on it’s own for a light meal. Although, I’d probably add some chickpeas or black beans for a little more sustenance if I was going to do that. If you want to go the more traditional route you can serve it with pita, hummus and falafel. Yum.

Oh man, that reminds me that it’s been way too long since I’ve had falafel. That needs to be remedied soon — perhaps with these falafel tacos

Cauliflower Tabbouleh #grainfree #glutenfree #vegan

I brought it to a little get-together last weekend and everyone really liked it. So yeah, it’s party tested as well! Just bring along some pita bread or pita chips for dipping if it’s more of a finger food event. :)

Cauliflower Tabbouleh
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 medium to large head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered or halved (depending on size)
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 3 small cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric (or ½ teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • ½-1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut the cauliflower to remove the stem and the chop into pieces small enough to fit into your food processor.
  2. Place the cauliflower in food processor and pulse until the cauliflower pieces turn into "cauliflower rice”. You may have to do this in batches, depending on how large your processor is.
  3. Add parsley, mint, green onion and garlic into food processor to chop more finely, if desired.
  4. Place cauliflower rice, parsley, mint, green onion and garlic into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss to mix. Taste and add more salt or pepper if necessary.
  5. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Store covered in the fridge for up to one week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size:  Calories: 152 Fat: 11g Carbohydrates: 12g Sugar: 3g Fiber: 3g Protein: 3g

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Duck, NC for Spring Break

April 19, 2014
sunset

We’re home from Duck and guess what? It’s warmer here than it was the whole time we were there. Crazy, right? Oh well, we still had an awesome time and are so gracious that our friends invited us down to hang out with them for a few days. Thanks again Jess and Patrick! Here are […]

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Blueberry Protein Pancake with Chia Seed Jam

April 18, 2014
Blueberry Protein Pancake with Chia Seed Jam

Hi from the Outer Banks! Isaac is on spring break this week so we’re spending a few days at the beach with friends in Duck. The weather has been windy and a little on the chilly side, but we’re with a great group so we’ve still had plenty of fun. Lots of story telling, laughing, […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Grape Antioxidant Drink

April 15, 2014
Super Antioxidant Grape and Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink

As many of you know I’m huge fan of apple cider vinegar (ACV). I use it in a lot of my recipes and I drink it on the daily. If you’re new and wondering what the heck I’m talking about do yourself a favor and check out this post dedicated to the health benefits of […]

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I Quit Sugar + Grain Free Coco-Nutty Granola

April 14, 2014
Sarah Wilson I Quit Sugar

Sugar is a hot topic in the nutrition world today — and for good reason. Many prevalent health concerns (think Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis and dementia) have all been linked to diets loaded with sugar, most of it coming from the added sugars in processed foods and sweetened beverages. There are news articles, books and blog […]

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