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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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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Simple Protein Sunrise Bowls

Thursday mornings are always hectic in my apartment.  It doesn’t matter if I wake up 3 hours before I need to leave for class or 30 minutes, I will find a way to utilize every single minute.  In a perfect morning routine, I get to sneak in quick workout, make a big breakfast while I brew a pot of coffee, watch the Today Show, cuddle and have playtime with Koda, organize my planner for the day, catch up on social media/e-mails, take my time getting ready, and tidy up after myself along the way.  If only life was perfect… In actuality, I have to spend five minutes convincing myself to leave puppy cuddles and get out of my warm, cozy bed.  I waste five more minutes debating if washing my hair is a priority or not (hint: it isn’t).  I attempt to shower without Koda deciding he misses me so […]

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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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