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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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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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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