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21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Chocolate Covered Almond Protein Bites


I have officially found my newest favorite snack. Although, these are more of a supplemental meal of sorts. They are packed with dense nutrition- a full serving of fruit, protein, as well as a healthy fat. My biggest downfall when it comes to nutritional health will always be my sweet tooth. For my last meal, I'd probably choose a 1/2 baked, warm chocolate chip cookie... or the center of a Cinnabon.. or a warm brownie... you get the gist. ;) I've found ways to curb my sweet tooth with healthy alternatives, like these peanut butter brownies, balsamic baked berries, PB&J thumb print cookies, chocolate blueberry cupcakes with a whipped peanut butter frosting, and this baked chocolate peanut butter banana, but these seriously take the cake. The best part is that they are SO easy.…

21 Day FIx, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box

Healthy Teriyaki Vegetable “Fried” Rice


One of my favorite ways to cook is to take classic comfort foods and try to make them healthy. Sometimes they don't always work out, but then there's times like this (or that time) where the recipe comes out and you can't believe that it's healthy and you probably won't ever go back to the take out version. Do you remember my latest post on my recipe for teriyaki roasted veggies? Well, I used those to create this healthy "fried" rice! I love it when recipes are versatile and you can change up how you want to use them. This recipe is a good mix of both fresh and roasted vegetables, fluffy eggs, brown rice, salty feta cheese, and tons of different spices! I made my vegetarian (because if you didn't know, I am…

21 Day FIx, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking

Teriyaki Roasted Veggies


When it comes to roasting vegetables, I'm a huge fan. I've always been a huge fan of veggies in any sort (when I was about 5, my favorite food was salad; I was a weird child) ;) . When you add teriyaki in the mix, you have me sold. When you roast or bake meals with a sugar element in it (like balsamic or, in this case, teriyaki, it crystalizes and provides an added crunch- yum!) This is my favorite go-to side dish. I eat these as a snack or add them to some rice & protein and make a meal! If you're interested in how you can make these more substantial, check out this recipe for my Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry Bake. Here's What You Need: 3 cups of raw broccoli 2 cups raw…

21 Day FIx, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking

Roasted Veggie Low-Carb Pizza ; 21 Day Fix Approved


I'm sorry I've been so MIA lately! I've been in the process of revamping my blog & had some personal changes happen lately in my life that my blog has taken a backseat. I'll be sure to do a recap post soon and fill you all in about what I've been up to lately (because a whole lot has changed since my last recap post!) One aspect I've been trying to focus more on in my life is my health again. I recently stepped up my involvement with Beach Body and became a coach! Remember when I did the 21 Day Fix? I fell back in love with it / the lifestyle, so I've been following that program again, just with my own modifications to fit my life more. Feel free to comment below…

Breakfast, Recipe Box, Snacking

Make Ahead Breakfast Parfaits

Make Ahead Breakfast Parfaits

When it comes to my morning routine, I'm all about convenience and quickness. By the time I actually convince myself to get out of bed during the week, I try to be out of the door in under 30 minutes. It helps that I don't like to eat first thing in the mornings, so being able to grab something on my way out the door to eat once I get to work is key. I'm a big fan of both cottage cheese (in breakfast form, as well as in lunch/dinner form), as well as utilizing Greek yogurt in a number of ways. Being that I don't like to eat the same thing each and every day, I decided to add two variations of these cute Mason jar parfaits so I have an option which…

Drinks, Holiday Eats, Recipe Box

Vodka Ginger Fizz

Vodka Ginger Fizz

Happy 2016! I can't wait to share with you my holiday recap post; we hit 9 states (some multiple times) in 13 days! Our first stop was my mom's place in North Carolina. She lives right on the water, which makes up for how tiny the town is. I'm used to living in large cities so don't know what to do with myself when I'm not surrounded by constant activity options, but it does allow us to have a lot of family time, which is nice since she's just been back in America for about a year. We like to make drinks, play games, watch movies, and catch up on life. We're all a huge fan of ginger so when I saw my mom had a new ginger liqueur, I was excited to play around…

Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box

Bruschetta Quesadilla – [Trader Joe’s ingredients]

Balsamic Brushetta Quesadilla

Bruschetta is a favorite, easy, go-to of mine. If I'm ever needing a quick snack, an easy dinner, or just am craving something saucy [literally every day..] then brushetta is many times on the menu. A Trader Joe's recently came to Jacksonville [thank you, Goddddd!] and I have been hooked ever since. My parents used to grocery shop at Trader Joe's when I was growing up, so I've been a fan pretty much forever. When I was in college, WVU didn't have a Traders, so I was jumping for joy when one came to Florida shortly after we moved here. There are many ways to utilize bruchetta, my favorites include: On a toasted baguette Baked with chicken Baked with veggies On crackers As you may know, Dj and I have been moving for the…

Breakfast, Drinks, Friends & Family, My Life, Recipe Box

Thanksgiving 2015 Recap

Orange County California

When I was younger, Thanksgiving was my least favorite holiday. I wasn't that much of a fan of turkey, I wasn't big on sitting at a table for hours, and I definitely wasn't favoring holidays that didn't include presents. ;) Since then, my preferences have changed. I am now a huge fan of Thanksgiving- especially since I live so far away from my family & it allows me to travel to visit them at least this time of the year. This past Thanksgiving, I saved up enough time from work to fly out to California and visit my family. :) Love my family! We had a few wine nights... Candid shots are the best! Sisters are great. I love my brothers too, of course, but this break we only had the girls. We decided…