- Category: Tailgating Must-Haves -

Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Sides, Tailgating Must-Haves

Light Shredded Chicken Tacos with Seasoned Sweet Potato Crisps

Having all my friends over to eat and catch up is one of my favorite evenings. Tacos are an easy crowd pleaser, so now that everyone is back in town after the holidays, I invited some of my friends over for a healthy, tasty taco night! I hadn’t made crockpot shredded chicken before, but this recipe is a keeper for sure! Dj and his best friend, Brennan, ate at least 6 soft tacos each… they kept saying, “I’m so full, but these are SO GOOD! I can’t stop!” So, I have moved this recipe in my ‘keep’ box for the future. :) This recipe is also really simple. It only takes 3 ingredients! Yes, you heard correctly, 3! You need: *6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, 1 Jar of Salsa *1 Package of Low Sodium…

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

Healthy Deviled Eggs! No Mayo!

Healthy Deviled Eggs

I am still in a food coma from yesterday! I love love love Thanksgiving. Not only the amazing food, but family time, as well! I rarely am able to see my little sisters & my dads side of the family because they are in California, while I’m in West Virginia. Sooooo, I really love the holidays when I get to come back and love on them! My sister, Jordyn, loves to cook as much as I do. She’s only 12 years old, but already an amazing baker! She makes the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen! Yesterday, Jordyn and I took to the kitchen to make multiple dishes. One of my all time favorite side dishes is Deviled Eggs. They are so yummy, but with all the mayonnaise included, the healthy part of…

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

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins… 3 Ingredients!

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s finally time to “fall” into pumpkin season. ;) (bad joke, bad joke) These pumpkin spice muffins are sooooo good and sooooo simple! Today the weather is really gross out. It’s very cold and rainy and, therefore, I’m boycotting outside. :) Instead, I decided to cozy up in a big sweater, brew some coffee, and bake some pumpkin goodies! My mom used to make these, and once I left for college, I stole her recipe because I can’t get enough of these. Every time I make them, I am harassed asked for the recipe, and everyone is SO surprised how simple it is. THEY’RE ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS! It doesn’t get much easier and cost efficient than that! All you need is: *1 can pure pumpkin* 1 box spiced cake mix* ½ bag semi-sweet chocolate chips* Make sure…

Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

98 Calorie Caramelized Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers!

This recipe is another of my tailgate favorites! Typically, jalapeño poppers come fried and can pack hundreds of calories. This healthy alternative is really good and under 100 calories! You need: *12 slices of low-fat turkey bacon *6 wedges of Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread* light brown sugar* 6 large jalapeño peppers* Preheat oven to 375 degrees! First, cut the peppers in half and deseed them. I cannot stress this part enough- WEAR GLOVES!!! When I was deseeding and cleaning them, I did not wear gloves, and the pepper oil burned so badly into the next day that I ended up with my hands in a bowl of ketchup for half an hour….. (I can’t make this up.) Soooo, take from my pain experience, and wear gloves! :) Also, wash your sliced peppers to…

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

Game Day Tri-Apple “Nachos”

I love all things football. That’s one of the reasons that fall is my favorite season! Yesterday, we had an away game, so all our friends got together to watch the game at home. Instead of having only typical tailgating foods, I wanted to provide some healthy options, as well. These apple “nachos” were a huge hit. They were literally the first dish gone! They are so simple to make, and only need three ingredients! For a big platter of apple nachos, you need: *5 apples (I used three types for flavor variety- green, red, and pink lady) *One big dark chocolate bar *½ cup crushed up unsalted peanuts* I prefer milk chocolate, but dark chocolate is a lot better for you, health-wise. Mixed with the peanuts and sweetness of the apples, I enjoyed…