Eggplant Parmesan

It’s been a few months since I’ve adopted meatless recipes into my diet and I’m still loving it. I always enjoy playing with new recipes. The greatest trick I’ve picked up with meatless recipes is to take my favorite recipes that would typically include meat, and find a vegetable to put in its place. Super easy and I still get to satisfy my cravings. Bonus: consuming even more veggies. Chicken Parmesan is easily one of my favorite dishes (especially if it’s coming from Carrabba’s). I’ve had some of my nutrition friends tell me I’d love eggplant, so I had to give eggplant Parmesan a try. I have to say, it is definitely one of my favorite dishes. Super easy to make and inexpensive. I’ve already made it three times since I’ve started meatless Monday! It yields six servings and can carry me through the entire week. I’ll just change up […]

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Make Ahead Baked Oatmeal To-Go

My mornings are always hectic (which, makes sense considering my entire life is usually hectic).  However, I didn’t know hectic mornings until I had to start waking up at 3:00AM for work recently.  And to think, I thought trying to cook a breakfast at 7:00AM was hard… Luckily I anticipated this struggle and took advantage of Sunday to do some meal prep. I loved the concept behind my make ahead breakfast wraps, but I don’t love eating the same thing every morning. I decided to add some variety to my fridge with these make ahead baked oatmeal to-go. What you’ll need: 3 eggs, ¼ cup EVOO, 1 cup packed brown sugar, ½ cup applesauce, 1 ½ cup skim milk, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon, 1 tbsp. nutmeg, 3 cups rolled oats (I used quick oats since I already had them on hand and they worked fine), 2 […]

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13 Tips to Cut Down on Dinning Out

Two of the first few reactions people have when I tell them I’m majoring in Human Nutrition and Food is to become self-conscious and judge.  They confess they’re afraid to tell me their eating habits, in fear I’ll judge them.  Likewise, they judge me; assuming I eat perfect 100% of the time and never eat out.  The reaction when I say some days I could sit down and eat half a pizza is priceless. No one is perfect in his or her eating habits.  Just because I know how I should be eating, doesn’t mean I always eat perfect.  If anything, I enjoy going out to eat more than other people.  I love exploring different foods and cooking techniques, and of course the social experience.  However, dinning out isn’t great for your waist or your wallet.  Eating meal after meal out adds up quicker than you would think. Whether you’re […]

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