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Dinner, Friends & Family, Lunch, My Life, Recipe Box, Travel Adventures

Weekend in the Woods & Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

This week was hectic but oh so much fun! My friends and I are all about to graduate from WVU next month (cue tears), so we decided to rent a cabin at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland and have a weekend in the woods! I really cannot call it a “cabin” though- it was more of a mansion.. 3 stories, a pool table, hot tub, plasma flat screen.. we really roughed it! ;) It ended up being a great getaway and the weather was so nice! You really can’t beat the scenery, it’s beautiful at this time of year. Ignore my roommate Sara’s awful hat… ;) My only complaint is that we couldn’t stay longer! Now let’s get on to the best creation using fall flavors I made before our trip! I don’t know…

Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Strawberry Honey Greek Yogurt Pops!

I have the biggggggest sweet tooth. After meals, or random times throughout the day, I get a craving for something sweet and usually cannot crush it! These little greek yogurt pops are the perfect solution. They are the perfect size for something quick to snack on- and they remind me of ice cream. :) All you need: *Your favorite flavor of low-fat greek yogurt (I chose Honey)* Your favorite fresh fruit (I chose strawberries)* First, add 2 tablespoons of your choice of greek yogurt into all the slots in an ice cube tray. Cut strawberries in ¼. Place a toothpick in the strawberry and stick down into the yogurt. Freeze and enjoy! Make as many as you want for a quick and easy treat. :) Per Yogurt Pop: 23 Calories

Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box

Greek Grilled Chicken Wraps.. OPAAA!

Halloween weekend was a success! We had a bunch of old friends come in this weekend to visit, so my body is running on E today! Is going to sleep at 6:50 pm allowed for a 22 year old…? That’s my internal struggle right now ;). Being so low on energy, I whipped up something quick with things I already had in my fridge! I had left over cooked chicken breasts from a few days ago, and was being nostalgic over my trip to Greece a few summers ago, so I tried to pretend I was on the island by creating a Greek-inspired Grilled Chicken Wrap! Opa! This turned out really well and is one of my Go-To quick menu items! You need: *1 low-carb tortilla *1 grilled chicken breast (seasoned with garlic &…

Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Sides

Typical Weekday Dinner!

Happy Halloween!! I still don’t have a costume for tonight…. (oops) Typically, I’m super excited to dress up, but I still have yet to find inspiration on a costume. I’m going to the mall soon with my roommate Sara, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed I find something! This is just a quick post on a typical weekday dinner for some general ideas! :) Tuesday night I made: -Seasoned baked skinless chicken breasts (seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and italian seasoning) -Baked carrots, yellow squash, and zucchini (seasoned with italian seasoning and onion powder) -Spinach salad with dried cherries, low-fat feta cheese, light balsamic dressing, and a few croutons. This was really simple and super satisfying! *Pan of carrots were baked at 400 degrees for 35 minutes* squash & zucchini were baked…

Breakfast, Recipe Box

Mini Cupcake Omelets!

So, I am 99.95% sure that my heater is blowing out cold air. My apartment is SO cold!! Currently, I am cuddled up in a huge sweatshirt and blanket and am still chilly. The worst part, my landlord isn’t answering his phone (nooooo!) When it comes to the cold, I’m not the biggest fan. I grew up in California so I definitely prefer the heat. I really love omelets. They’re easy, filling, and so versatile. They’re also perfect to warm me up in this ice-chest of  a house! Making mini “cupcake” omelets is my new obsession. I bake a lot of them at a time, so that way, I can refrigerate them or freeze them, and I have breakfast and snacks all week! These cute little cupcakes only have 64 calories in them, as…

Dinner, Dressings & Marinades, Lunch, Recipe Box

Skinny “Chinese” Food- Honey Red Pepper Chicken!

I feel as though I blink on Friday and it’s already Sunday! Weekends go by too quickly.. we need to figure out a way to fix this…. On Sundays, I crave all the worst foods. I think it has to do with hanging out, watching football, and having a lazy day. Pizza, fried foods, and wings just compliment that so well! Chinese food has always been one of my absolute favorites. However, each dish easily packs over 1,000 calories. I decided to experiment around with some Chinese food inspired flavors, and the recipe actually turned out really well! Finalllllly a healthy Chinese dish you can make at home, and it is so easy! Hallelujah. ;) You need: *Skinless chicken breasts* ¼ cup OVOO* ¼ cup pure honey *2 tablespoons lime juice* 2 tablespoons red…

Breakfast, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Quick & Easy Breakfast

When it comes to sleeping, I’m a huge fan. Especially now that the weather has turned so cold, it becomes harder to convince myself to leave my bed earlier than I absolutely have to… However, staying in my heaven bed has its downfalls. I hate skipping breakfast because when I’m sitting in class and the hunger begins to kick in, I’m more inclined to just grab something quick, which is never healthy and just a waste of money. I’ve started to find quick breakfasts which I can make and eat and still stay in bed longer than usual. :) One of my favorites is this recipe. All you need is *2 low-sodium rice cakes* 2 tablespoons warmed PB2 (or a nut butter) *¾ sliced banana* 2 tablespoons honey *2 tablespoons ground cinnamon* This breakfast…

Breakfast, Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth, Tailgating Must-Haves

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins… 3 Ingredients!

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s finally time to “fall” into pumpkin season. ;) (bad joke, bad joke) These pumpkin spice muffins are sooooo good and sooooo simple! Today the weather is really gross out. It’s very cold and rainy and, therefore, I’m boycotting outside. :) Instead, I decided to cozy up in a big sweater, brew some coffee, and bake some pumpkin goodies! My mom used to make these, and once I left for college, I stole her recipe because I can’t get enough of these. Every time I make them, I am harassed asked for the recipe, and everyone is SO surprised how simple it is. THEY’RE ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS! It doesn’t get much easier and cost efficient than that! All you need is: *1 can pure pumpkin* 1 box spiced cake mix* ½ bag semi-sweet chocolate chips* Make sure…