Strawberry Blueberry Spring Mix Salad

I love a good salad. There’s so many different types and ways to enjoy them. Heck, stuff them in a wrap and it can change the whole game. I’ve been craving a good steak salad lately. There was this awesome place when we use to live in Morgantown called Salad Works and it was THE BOMB. They would make steak on the spot for you for your salad. God I miss that place. Since moving, there’s really no good place that offers a quick salad to go close to where we live. Well, besides Panera. Panera can definitely be a great option, but it can also be a little pricey. I just prefer to make my own salads. This is one of my favorite warmer weather salads. It’s cool and refreshing, plus nourishing. Each time I make it, it always ends up a little different. Sometimes it’s changing out the lettuce for […]

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Overnight Oats Make Ahead Breakfast

There’s no denying that overnight oats had their “moment” on food blogs thanks to Pinterest. They’re actually how I first discovered food blogs. But I never brought myself to try them simply because I’m not a big oatmeal fan. I always hated it growing up, but over the past year or so it’s one of the foods (like tuna or black coffee) I’ve tried to train myself to like for the health benefits. I started off easing into oats by just adding a scoop to my morning or post work out protein smoothie (blueberries + oats + unsweetened almond milk + protein powder = my go to perfection). Eventually I ended up trying to sneak in oats anyway I could, without having to taste them of course! My favorite is throwing a cup in my nutribullet, giving a few quick pluses, and using them like a breadcrumb for burgers or chicken. […]

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Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Has it really been almost a month since my last real blog post?  I keep trying out all these new meals and thinking how perfect they’d be for the blog. Problem is, when I come up with these, I’m usually just grabbing stuff from my kitchen, throwing it together, and hoping it works. Only after I’ve finished eating and the Instagram comments “blog or it didn’t happen” start rolling in I realize I didn’t write anything down or snap any other photos. Oops. Everyone seemed to really enjoy and like the concept behind make ahead breakfasts, so why not keep the people happy? These are undoubtedly my favorite ones yet. I’ve made three batches so far and still love them! They’ve also been a great crowd pleaser with my friends. It’s great to have a variety of options; ready to go whenever I have guests visiting for the weekend!  Let me know if you all try these out and making any […]

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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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Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Wraps

I love eating a big breakfast as I am sipping my coffee, pup by my side, relaxing and watching the morning news. However, we don’t always get what we want. So while that may be my ideal morning, that isn’t my realistic morning. Typically, Koda whines until I finally get up. I stumble to the shower, throw some dry shampoo in my hair, smear some foundation on, sit and stare at my closet for about 10 minutes debating on if I really have to wear pants today. By the time I make it to the kitchen, coffee is the only thing on my mind. After my second cup, I’m lucky if I remember to throw a Cliff bar in my bag on my way out the door. I really have my life together if I don’t forget my travel mug on the kitchen table. While I love food, breakfast isn’t […]

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