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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Veggie Ricotta Pasta

It’s hard to believe it has been nearly two months since I’ve adopted Meatless Monday into my diet!  It’s a small goal, but I’m definitely proud that I’ve stuck with it.  I haven’t noticed a huge change in my grocery bill or how I’ve been feeling, but my life has been a whirlwind these past two months so it’s been hard to try to measure (especially during the holiday season). I typically have chicken or fish in all my dinner meals, so it has definitely been a change.  Mainly because these recipes yield enough to carry me through the week with leftovers for lunch or dinner.  I can say that I’ve experienced less food waste since I’ve adopted Meatless Monday, so that’s always a win!  Between shakes, snacking, and side dishes, I usually get in all my required fruits and veggies.  The Meatless Monday recipes I’ve tried out have definitely […]

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Meatless Monday Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I was lucky enough to end up with classes only on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s this semester. The downside to this though is that Tuesday is the new Monday for me.  So while I’m lucky enough to have Monday’s off and dedicated to Meal Plan Monday, I spend Tuesday living life in a whirlwind.  I hoped to have this blog entry up earlier today, but after a long day of lectures, a teaching practicum, and an exam, how could I say no to cuddling up with Koda for a few hours and ignoring social media? Black bean burgers are starting to get some well deserved hyped.  I’ve noticed local restaurants in Morgantown featuring the item on their menus, so I had to do my own take on it.  I read through countless recipes online and quickly realized there is no wrong way to make a black bean burger.  I did a […]

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One Pan Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

Wednesday has became my least favorite day of the week. Monday is, well, Monday. Tuesday is basically the new Monday. And Wednesday is just a cruel reminder that tomorrow isn’t Friday. Thursday’s are usually my busiest days so I tend to spend my Wednesday’s preparing to get through Thursday. Yesterday I spent all day running around Morgantown from meeting to meeting. All I wanted in life was to come home, crash on my couch with Koda, and binge watch Gilmore Girls, only being forced to evaluate my life during the fifteen seconds between each episode. Unfortunately, I had to study enteral and parenteral nutrition for my medical nutrition therapy and pathophysiology exam the next morning (which I rocked, btw). Cooking is usually one of my outlets, but I just didn’t have the time to spend in the kitchen cooking, followed by cleaning up a big mess of dishes. I had […]

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