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New York, New York

  • October 27, 2013
  • By Brittany
New York, New York

Hey there!  Hope you had an enjoyable weekend!  Ours was pretty low key but we did some fun things that were pretty quintessential New York.  Remember when I told you about our trip to the U.S. Open?  Well, apparently you can actually play tennis on the U.S. Open grounds!  Who knew!?  Tennis courts are a hot commodity in this city and to book space can be costly.  This place was not cheap but we did get a reduced rate for going later in the evening.  Plus, it was indoor, which is really hard to find.

I also broke out my baking skills this weekend and successfully made an Apple and Cranberry Crumble with all the apples we picked up last weekend apple picking.

Crumble 1

I don’t know about you, but I am much better at cooking than baking.  I’m not sure why.  In theory if you are good at one you should be good at the other, but cooking is so much easier for me than baking.  Luckily this Crumble came out really good!  The recipe was from Gina at Skinnytaste.

Crumble 2

I also cooked up some kale chips because I got the biggest bunch of kale at the farmer’s market last week.  It was almost as big as my head!

Kale Chips 10

It was such a nice day on Sunday so after brunch with some friends, the Hubs and I decided to walk the Brooklyn Bridge.  I did this a few years ago but the Hubs had never actually done it.  I thought I could get some good pictures so we made our away across the famous landmark.  The photos didn’t come out too bad!






Statue of Liberty 2

Finally, I wanted to let you guys know about this awesome product that has recently launched in NYC by Kathryn Moos, a former professional soccer player and entrepreneur.  She created VROU, a multi-vitamin drink aimed at helping women stay healthy and get more nutrients into their daily lives.  VROU is full of antioxidants and electrolytes and tastes great (I know from experience!).  


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Oh and one last thing . . . GO SOX!


Readers, what did you do this weekend?  Do you prefer cooking or baking?  Are you watching the World Series?

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  • Elise @
    October 27, 2013

    I thought your pictures came out pretty good !

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    October 28, 2013

    You know I love my baking ๐Ÿ™‚

    Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge was one of my fav things to do in NYC. Such spectacular views. You’re making me want to go back!

  • Kimberly
    October 28, 2013

    Definitely a low key weekend, but still fun. Too much good food though. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would prefer baking if the clean up wasn’t so bad. I feel like there are always twice the amount of doshes with baking.

  • Kimberly
    October 28, 2013

    Definitely a low key weekend, but still fun. Too much good food though. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would prefer baking if the clean up wasn’t so bad. I feel like there are always twice the amount of dishes with baking.

  • natalie @
    October 28, 2013

    Those shots of NYC are great ๐Ÿ™‚ I really miss that place! I’m finally getting my act together and am getting back on the exercise wagon, so this weekend was pretty low-key. I’m not a baker or a chef, but I’m an excellent cocktail maker! Happy Monday!

    • FitBritt
      October 28, 2013

      Thanks Natalie! Good for you for getting back on track after the marathon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good cocktail makers are welcome in my house anytime!

  • Allie
    October 28, 2013

    I’m with you on the baking vs. cooking. I’m definitely better at baking things and that crumble looks like it would go so well with my coffee!! The pics of the city came out GREAT! My friend was just there this weekend and sent me all kinds of pics and updates of celebrity sightings in Tribeca so now I really need to get there!! I want to plan a trip in the winter when the city is decorated for the holiday season. If I do, we have to meet up!

  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run
    October 28, 2013

    Great shots of the Brooklyn Bridge!!

  • Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
    October 28, 2013

    I’m totally a better cook than a baker. It’s funny how that works and the same goes for my mother. Those NYC pictures are awesome!

    • FitBritt
      October 28, 2013

      Thanks Lauren! My mom is actually a much better baker than I am but I think I’m a little bit better at cooking (she is still amazing though!).

  • Cailee Joy @
    October 28, 2013

    Oh these are some great pictures!! It must’ve been a blast!! So fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Paige@FitNotFad
    October 28, 2013

    Looks like so much fun! I know exactly what you mean but I’m the opposite….definitely way better at baking than cooking. I try, though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Carla
    October 28, 2013

    Okay, I’m like the worst St. Louisan ever! Everybody kept talking about the Cards and it was three games in before I figured out what was going on. And honestly, the fact that Bones isn’t on tonight is really upsetting me. But…yeah, Cards!

    I have not been to New York but would love to. Especially if I can take my mom because it’s her dream place to go. Although, I doubt seriously she would do all the fun active things with me. But I still want to go with her. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love your pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge.

    • FitBritt
      October 29, 2013

      Haha! Don’t worry I’m not a super crazy fan so I totally feel ya. You should definitely take your Mom. That would be such a great trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nicole
    October 28, 2013

    How fun to get to play on the US Open grounds – very cool!

    I definitely love both cooking and baking, but I think I’m a better cook. It’s easier for me to get creative and for things to turn out well when I cook. But, I do have to say that I find baking to be more therapeutic than cooking. PS – your apple crumble looks yummy!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    October 28, 2013

    Those pictures of the city are beautiful! I like baking when I’m not trying to make something healthy, then it’s much easier to have success. That crumble turned out great, I love Gina’s blog.
    I am loosely following the World Series but I don’t really care who wins. Looks like your Red Sox are about to take it though!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    October 29, 2013

    Your pictures are great!! I especially love the ones of the bridge. What a really cool experience!! love it.

    I am definitely a baker more than I am a cook. Although I love both, I never screw up baking ๐Ÿ˜‰

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