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Skinny 7 Layer Taco Dip – Tailgating Thursday

Skinny 7 Layer Taco Dip

I'm the queen of dips. The favorite buffalo chicken dip... the classic french onion dip with a healthy twist... or the ever so simple creamy roasted garlic homemade hummus... and now this skinny 7 layer taco dip are all a staple in my presence, especially when football is involved. I'm one of those people who can't show up to a gathering empty handed. If someone, no matter who they are, is having a get together, count me in to bring my favorite bottle of wine or better yet, a dish to share that I know mostly everyone will be a fan of. 7 layer taco dip is something I'm 99% sure everyone has heard of and most enjoy. As you know, I love taking classic comfort recipes and giving them a light twist, which is exactly what…

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What I Ate on Wednesday; vol. 1

"travel money saving tips"

One question I'm frequently asked is what I eat on a typical day-to-day basis. Sure, recipes are great, but many people want to know the more simple meals I munch on throughout the day. One series I began is my Instagram Round Up (catch up on series 1 & series 2!) but I thought if I did a simple "What I Ate on Wednesday" series, that would help to see what I ate from start to finish that day to give you some ideas. So, lets get to it! Breakfast: Breakfasts are simple and quick for me! I stick with a few different options (oatmeal, fruit, smoothies, cottage cheese, or eggs) This past Wednesday, I ate 1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese, 1 medium sliced up apple, and drizzled it with some local honey…

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Fresh Balsamic Peach Salsa [With a Kick!]

The middle of summer is good for a lot of things. Pools, BBQs, beach vacays, longer days... I could go on and on; summer, I am definitely a fan of you! One thing that I love in the summer time is fresh peaches. Sure, I can eat a peach in the winter and be content, but there is something just so magical about a peach in the summer. They're in season, for one, and you can wash the juice off your face by jumping in a pool! Last night, I was craving shrimp. [surprise surprise, right ;) ?] When looking through my past farmers market haul, I saw that I still had 4 ripe peaches I needed to use up. I decided on Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp & Peach Kabobs (recipe coming soon) topped with…

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Top 10 Quick Bites to Bring to Your July 4th Party

Can you believe it's already July?? Where is the time going! When heading to a neighbor's house, BBQ, beach, or even a simple get together with friends, I always love to bring something along to share. At times, especially when it comes to holiday weekends when you could be traveling, the last thing on your list is a crazy, many steps required recipe. Below I have my Top 10 Favorite Simple Sharable Delectables to bring with you to your 4th of July rendezvous! 1. Healthy (3 ingredient!) Protein-Packed French Onion Dip 2. Mayo-less Skinny Deviled Eggs [half with spiced pecans!] 3. Hydrating Spa Water [tip-- add some citrus vodka for 21+ get togethers!] 4. Light & Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus   5. Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins [who says pumpkin is only for the…

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Light & Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus

I have a pretty large obsession with hummus. In snack form? Perfect. For a light lunch? Yum. Incorporated into a dinner? Even better. This past weekend, we went to our friend's going away party and I needed something to whip up quickly and bring with me. After rummaging through my cabinet, hummus came to mind, and who doesn't like hummus? (If you don't like it, tell me howww!) This recipe is the most delicious yet minimalistic in ingredients- which I am a huge fan of. You'll Need: 1 can of chick peas 1-2 tablespoons of minced garlic* (I sauteed it quickly to get that roasted taste) 3 tablespoons of EVOO 3 tablespoons of Tahini *If you're not a fan of garlic, you can leave it out! You can also sub it with other flavors,…

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Roasted Balsamic Glazed Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Oh, Brussels sprouts, the most misunderstood veggie out there. [Side note- did anyone else know it's spelled Brussels sprouts & not brussel sprouts? You really do learn something new every day ;) ] I was on a mission: make my boyfriend like Brussels sprouts. It was a pretty large goal to tackle, but I was up for it. I'd already won this battle once, so I was full on ready to win again. ;) I've always loved vegetables, in any variation, so I've jumped up on the sprout's bandwagon long ago. I was sold; Dj, not so much. Everything is better with balsamic glaze on it, so I started there. After roaming through my pantry, these ingredients popped out- and would you believe it- Dj ate the whole dish! You Need: 1 bag of…

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Prepared for Warmer Weather: Drinks & Salads

  When the weather begins to heat up, my food & drink preferences change. I no longer crave cooler weather comfort foods like soup or heartier meals, such as chili (even though it's delish). I begin to migrate towards salads, smoothies, iced coffee, cold wraps, hummus inspired dishes, lighter choices for everyday snacking, and plenty of fruits in different varieties! [My clothing choice also begins to lighten up. ;) ] The other day, it was 86 degrees & there was not a cloud in the sky. We went to one of my all time favorite Happy Hour spots, M Shack. I ordered the [above] drink which was a Green Tea Mojito. I love green tea, and I love mojitos, but together? That apprehensive curiosity quickly turned into die-hard love after one sip. This drink…

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Top 10 Low-Carb Chicken Recipes

When it comes to dinners, I prefer something that can be quickly thrown together, doesn't require too many ingredients, nor too much time to cook. When you work all day, the last thing you want to do when you get home is throw together a Julia Style's intricate meal (we'll save that for the weekends!) I've also been trying to eat less complex carbs at nights and stick to filling veggies & proteins. Below you will find my favorite go-to low-carb chicken recipes that you can find on my plate pretty much bi-weekly! To be brought directly to the recipe, simply click on the name. :) 1. Baked Hummus Crusted Baked Chicken- a one pan meal! 2. Fruit & Nutty Skinny Chicken Salad 3. Mini Chicken Meatloaf 4. Light Shredded Chicken Tacos- in the…