4th of July Cupcakes

Surprise! Happy 4th of July! I am coming to you today with a fun post that I really wanted to do. I don’t know why, but this year I’ve been super into the whole red, white, and blue thing for the 4th. I usually don’t get that excited about the 4th of July, but there’s just something different about this year. Maybe it’s because I’m actually throwing a get together this year instead of sitting around hoping someone will invite me to do something.

An easy, simple, delicious recipe for festive 4th of July cupcakes.

Anyways, in order to fulfill my need for red, white, and blue in my life, I decided to whip up a delicious batch of 4th of July cupcakes! Perfect for a 4th of July barbecue or just a fun night in, these cupcakes are delicious. Well should I say the batter and the icing were delicious. I’ve yet to actually try one… I’m saving that for the party tonight.

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Turkey & Feta Pita

Happy Friday! Man has this been a long week. I’ve been falling behind on blogging and am totally hoping to catch back up over the weekend. I asked on Twitter yesterday about which recipe you’d like to see on the blog, and the majority voted for my turkey & feta pita! I’m actually really stoked to share this with you all because not only is it delicious, it’s actually very healthy and low-calorie!

Looking for an easy, healthy lunch idea? Check out this turkey & feta pita!

The sweetness of the lettuce, smokiness of the turkey, and saltiness of the feta all mesh so well that I could honestly eat this all day. This is going to sound sad, but I live for my lunch break at work just because I get to eat this! I always like to plan ahead so I’ll typically make this the night before I go to work, stick it in the fridge, and grab it and go in the mornings!

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Go-To Smoothie

This week has been insane. Usually I don’t write the post the night before, but between 6 AM workouts, rehearsing for a wedding, and starting my new internship, I just haven’t had time to blog. But, I’m determined to stay on my schedule! Today I have my go-to breakfast smoothie that I drink almost every morning. It’s easy to just grab out of the fridge and drink on my way to work. If you like pineapple, mango, and strawberries, you’re going to love this smoothie!

breakfast smoothie

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Easy College Meals: Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas

With college comes with a lack of income which can lead to unhealthy food choices. You tend to get more for your money if you buy the sugar-filled and fat-filled options from the store. The goal of my Easy College Meals recipes is to provide meals that are cheap and easy to make! And, most importantly, they’re healthy! Well, healthier than the store-bought options.

easy college meals black bean and corn quesedilla

In this post, I’m going to show you how to make one of my favorites, black bean and corn quesadillas. Canned beans and canned corn are relatively inexpensive, and you’ll have tortillas let over to make even more quesadillas or other healthy snacks!This recipe is pretty self-explanatory, but why not show you pictures anyways!

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Easy College Meals: Chicken Stir Fry

I’m excited to announce a new series here on Living the Gray Life! In my Easy College Meals series I will be focusing on providing easy, inexpensive recepies that only require a few ingredients and, at most, a pot and a pan.

easy, budget friendly chicken and veggie stir fry perfect for college

This week I’m going to start off with one of my favorites, chicken stir fry. I based this recipe off one of the Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry from Give Me Some Oven — possibly my favorite Pinterest finds ever. Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing dish!

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January Favorites

It’s really hard to believe that we’re already one month into 2016. I still date my papers with 2015 on accident and the weather has gotten significantly colder. 2016 has been a year of being healthy for me, from working out to eating healthy. And, January has been my second month breaking 1000 page views! Oh, and I passed 100 followers on my blog’s Twitter account! But, these are the things I’ve been loving this month!

january favorites 2016

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