My Newest Summer Go-To Drink

Between going to school full time, picking up a new job, trying to work part/full time, applying for graduation and jobs, finals, case studies, presentations, Koda, family, and friends I’ve pretty much been MIA –all for good reasons though! I normally jot down a few blog post ideas during my week and then complete them during the weekends, but I’ve been so busy my list has just kept growing and growing. Good news for you all though! I’ll have a TON of new posts coming soon! I feel like right now is crunch time for everyone.  Everyone’s scrambling to get things together and prepare for summer.  Even if it’s not summer quite yet, the weather here in Morgantown is definitely starting to feel like summer.  Of course this means it’s time to switch up my drink order at Starbucks. I have two summer go-to drinks. If I’m just looking for […]

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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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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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