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Breakfast, Dressings & Marinades, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Healthy 3 Ingredient Strawberry Jam!

Any other avid F.R.I.E.N.D.S. lovers out there?! When it comes to jam, I side with Joey. ;) I love it! Especially paired with peanut butter. Yummmm jam and peanut butter. Making jam brings me back to my childhood with my Oma (aka “grandma” in German). She always had the freshest fruit and we would stand over her stove for hours boiling it down to create jars and jars of jam to last us forever. Seriously, forever. I’m 99% sure she still has jars of it in her garage. One vivid memory of this jam making was how much sugar was added into the fruit mixture. In the end, jam ends up being more like candy than a healthy fruity substance. This is where that all changes. :) I saw a spin on healthy blueberry…

Breakfast, Drinks, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oatmeal!

Guys. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oatmeal was created the other day. And. It. Was. Glorious. I’ve been on a bit of an oatmeal kick lately. It’s just so quick and needing to be at work at 8am just does not fit my favorable lifestyle. (Aka, sleeping until 11am, drinking coffee while watching How I Met Your Mother, showering, finally deciding to become a real human around 1pm when it’s time for more food). So, oatmeal it is! It’s very quick to make, meaning I can hit the snooze button a few more times without skipping breakfast. (Which I’ve come to learn is a huge mistake!) In a bowl, cook quick oats the way you typically would. I prefer the microwave for 1 ½ minute method because, you know, I love sleep and quickness. But if…

Lunch, Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Healthy Snacking!

I love snacking. I snack all throughout the day. The key to snacking is keeping it healthy! Throughout this week, I have tried to keep track of a few of my favorite snacks to give others ideas of how to snack smart! What I eat when dinner isn’t for another 2 hours: Celery is great because you can top it with so many different toppings to keep it interesting! Here, I have celery topped with Roasted Garlic Hummus – Peanut Butter and Ground Cinnamon – Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, and Low-Sugar Grape Jelly – Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, and Slivered Almonds. What I eat when I have a sweet tooth before bed: Here, I have a cup of Low-Fat Vanilla Bean Yogurt, ½ of a Fresh Peach, and some Frozen Dark Chocolate Chips. What I eat…

Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Sides, Sweet Tooth

Meals To Warm You Up!

Now that there is a Polar Vortex taking over America, leaving your house to brace the cold isn’t on everyones top priorities. I thought to make meal prep a little easier while we all wait for the snow and cold temperatures to end, I would compile a short list of my favorite, quick recipes to warm you up! Simply click on the recipe name to bring you to the specific recipe. :) Zesty Fiesta Soup Cupcake Omelets  63 Calorie Peanut Butter Brownies Hearty Fall Soup Roasted Butternut Squash- Two Ways! Stay warm, everyone! Xo

Breakfast, Drinks, Friends & Family, My Life, Recipe Box, Sweet Tooth, Travel Adventures

Pumpkin Spice Soy Latte!

After a month of chaos, I am embracing this sudden down time. Within this past 3 ½ weeks, I’ve graduated from college, visited family abroad in London, surprised my dad out in California for his 50th birthday, made a quick stop in Philadelphia to celebrate Dj’s birthday, & then made the drive back to Morgantown! It’s been a whirl wind of activity but a ton of fun! :) London’s Winter Wonderland  My sisters and I in California I also turned 23 last Saturday! Growing up, I learned (thanks, Blink 182) that nobody likes your when you’re 23, so here’s to hoping that is not true. ;) Throughout all of this craziness, I haven’t been cooking too much. All of that is now about to change! Starting off with my Lean Shredded Chicken Tacos with…

Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Cheesecake Stuffed Gingerbread Bites! Only 4 Ingredients!

Cheesecake Stuffed Gingerbread Bites

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas… :) I graduate in 2 days! Exciting, scary times! Tomorrow, I have my family coming in. My mom lives in London and my dad & his side of the family live in California, so I cherish the moments I am able to spend time with them! I wanted to make some treats for them to be welcomed by, my first being these cute yummy little Cheesecake Stuffed Gingerbread Bites! These cookies take only 4 ingredients to make, so it was a good first cookie to get myself back into the swing of Christmas baking. You Need: *1 package of Tollhouse Gingerbread Cookie Mix (you can make your own if you’re feeling ambitious) *1 package of room temperature cream cheese *2 cups of Powdered Sugar *1 tablespoon…

DIY Projects, Gift Ideas, Recipe Box, Sweet Tooth

Homemade Puppy Treats! ..Because Dogs Deserve Christmas Cookies Too

When it comes to Christmas, I’m really big on DIY gifts. I think they are more personal, and of course, more wallet friendly. I’ll be posting some human friendly do-it-yourself gifts later in the week. :) I’m also a huge puppy lover! One of my best friends, Danielle, has the cutest little 3 year old, Remi, who basically acts like a human. Dj’s roommate, Tom, has a dog named Yogi. He is the sweetest pup who just wants to cuddle and play all day long! I didn’t want to leave these furry friends out of our holiday festivities, so I made them some homemade treats! Making your own treats has many benefits. For one, they are a lot cheaper. The ingredients I used, almost everyone will already have on hand. Also, you know exactly…

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