FGK Instagram and #aimtrue challenge

by - 10:50 AM

Good news - I've finally given FGK its own Instagram handle to separate my personal account and stop annoying my friends with pictures of vegetables. (But everyone should really eat more vegetables.)

Follow @fitgirlskitchen on Instagram for all of my latest updates on healthy recipes and fitness inspiration

 Fit Girl's Kitchen on Instagram

I'll be launching this new venture by participating in the next #aimtrue challenge, #nourishwithlove, which is a 10-day instagram challenge started by the very inspirational Kathryn Budig.


The 10-day challenge consists of posting a photo each day with a story corresponding to that day's theme. This particular challenge is asking yogis to combine their love of yoga with their love of good food - right up my alley.

#aimtrue #nourishwithlove instagram challenge


The first theme of the challenge is comfort. Comfort pose, comfort food.

Oddly enough, one of my favorite comfort poses is half pigeon. This pose freaked me out when I first started practicing; I had the tightest hips in the world and I didn't really understand Yin postures or the power of breath. This was the first pose where I learned how to direct breath into specific areas of my body and ultimately find release.

Fit Girls Kitchen #nourishwithlove challenge
#nourishwithlove Day 1 challenge

Coupled with comfort food - italian is always going to have it for me.

Lately I've been really into clean pasta with kale, fresh herbs and olive oil. A take on my sauteed spinach with mushrooms, I combine in whole wheat and spelt pasta for a delicious fresh comfort dish. This also uses butter, which is an approved fat in my diet. (real, true butter. None of that margarine garbage.)

Clean Pasta with Kale, Herbs and Olive Oil


  1. Melt 2 tbs butter with olive oil in a saute pan. Add minced garlic, sautee 1 min. Add fresh sliced mushrooms; saute 5-10 minutes. Add 2 tbs more butter.
  2. Add chopped kale (Trader Joe's has pre-chopped bags which are great in a pinch). Saute until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook 2-4oz of pasta (I like a combo of whole wheat and spelt). Drain and add to mushroom and kale. Toss to coat.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and herbs of your choice (basil, oregano, etc). Top with freshly shaved parmesan if desired.

Healthy kale pasta with olive oil

Comfort food.

Follow @fitgirlskitchen on Instagram for more on the #nourishwithlove challenge.

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