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Recipe Box, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Pizza Bites – Tailgating Thursday

Zucchini Pizza Bites - healthy tailgating food

FOOOOOOTBALLLLLL SEASON HAS ARRIVED! *dancing girl emoji* Football season is my favorite time of year. Mostly because it represents fall & I love all things fall related. Seriously: Pumpkin flavored baked goods The return of hot coffee lattes Changing leaves Leggings & long sweaters I could go on and on... Tailgating is a hobby in West Virginia, so it's something that I've had loads of practice at. I enjoy creating new bites to bring along to a watch party; and if I can make those typical football foods have a healthy twist, I'm even more about it! I thought a fun way of celebrating football season this year would be to share with you a favorite tailgating recipe every Thursday that you can make for the upcoming weekend! These recipes won't all be healthy..…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Sweet Tooth, What I Ate On Wednesday

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…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth, Tailgating Must-Haves

PB & J Thumb Print Cookies

PB&J thumb print cookies

Holy moly. I don't even know where to begin with these cookies. I made them yesterday and have already eaten the entire batch of 6. I started to tell myself to slow down- but... wait for it... they're healthy for you! So no, you don't need to slow down ;) This weekend, I wanted to challenge myself to stay *mostly* healthy. This meant, eating out less, drinking less, and lots of experimenting in the kitchen! I have a lot of tasty recipes coming your way due to this healthy weekend, butΒ my gold ribbon winner were these cookies. They're perfectly chewy & soft on the inside with a crisp outside, hints of cinnamon, minimal ingredient list, and packed with that classic PB&J taste that I love. Here's what you need: [to make 6 cookies] 1…

Drinks, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Skinny Very Berry Smoothie

Skinny Smoothie Recipe

Myyyy smoothie brings all the boys to the yard.... sorry, I'm the worst. So, it's been an average of 103 degrees in Florida this past week (I wish I was making that atrocious number up), and therefore, my body is actively rejecting solid foods. Just last Thursday, I came home from work & at 5:30 pm it was still over 90 degrees. NOPE. I thew on my bathing suit, grabbed the book I was currently reading, and hit the pool. After a few hours of mindless floating around, I dried off and headed home to look aimlessly in my fridge. [side note- if I could spend my entire life around/in a body of water, I would. Anyone else feel the same?] While going back and forth between what I had: light shrimp pasta? Sweet…

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

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…

21 Day FIx, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Baked Balsamic Fruit – 21 Day Fix Approved

"Baked-Balsamic-Fruit"

When I was younger, one thing I would look forward to is driving up to my grandparent's house in beautiful Oregon. I would still love that, but being located in Florida just makes the drive a tad longer than from California ;) My grandma is hands down the best baker. She makes everything from scratch- including my all time favorite thing- PIE! I always knew that going to grandma & grandpa's house meant pie every night, which is every child's dream! [don't try and disagree with me on this because pie is life] Being inΒ the middle of theΒ 21 Day Fix, I can't exactly eat pie (sadly), but I needed something to curb this awful, awful sweet tooth of mine! Knowing from my sweet grandma that nothing is better than warm berries, and how much…

Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

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,…

Dinner, Holiday Eats, Lunch, Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking

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…