- Category: Snacking -

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, 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…

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

Avocado English Muffins; Simple Breakfast Ideas

avacado toast

If you're one of those people that are able to wake up before work or class, shower, get ready, and eat breakfast all before leaving your house, PLEASE teach me your ways! I am the absolute worst at it. To help myself with my morning laziness (or as I prefer, just prioritizing my beautiful bed), I've started incorporating quick meals I can make at my house before heading out the door. My latest obsession: avocado toast/English muffin From start to finish, this dish takes about 5 minutes total. It's composed of healthy fats & carbs to keep you full throughout the morning with healthy energy! Not to mention, it's amazingly tasty. Here's what you need: 1 whole wheat English muffin [I use the light 100 calorie ones] 1/2 avocado 1/8 fresh lemon Black pepper…

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

The Best Ever Banana Nut Muffins

The Best Ever Banana Nut Muffins

I know what you're thinking.. "the best ever banana nut muffins, really, the best ever?" But trust me on this, I do not use "the best ever" lightly. The muffins will convince you on your first bite; moist and cakey on the inside, a bit of crunch on the outside, all while staying nice and soft for days after baking! One of my friends at work asked me to make him some banana nut muffins, and since I never turn down an opportunity to bake, I dusted off an old bread recipe of mine and turned it into muffin form. I actually didn't tweak anything, but it cut the baking time in 1/2 so I actually prefer this much more than the bread. Muffins are great; they're small enough where you know what a…

Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves, Uncategorized

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…

Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

The Tastiest Baked Brie – Tailgating Thursday

The Tastiest Baked Brie

I understand that "the tastiest baked brie" is a bold statement, but I am fully ready to stand behind this dish. ;) I also should add that this is the EASIEST. RECIPE. EVER. Brie has a special place in my heart, which may seem like a silly thing to say about cheese, but then again, I feel that fellow cheese lovers would agree. I mentioned in my first Tailgating Thursday post that not every recipe posted would be healthy- and this is one of those "treat yourself" ones! However, to be 100% perfect all the time would be 100% boring, so take some advice from me and make this cheese for your next party. Or when you have a night alone with Netflix and your bed.. this is a judgement free zone [especially when…