Hey y’all! I’m back and semi-functioning after my wisdom tooth surgery last Friday, and ironically, I’m showing you a recipe that I still cannot eat. Every year I make gingerbread cookies, usually in the form of a gingerbread house or gingerbread men. With only 5 days left until Christmas, I was running out of time and still didn’t have the energy to make the dough, refrigerate it, roll it out, cut out all the shapes, bake the cookies, make icing, and decorate. That’s way too much work for me at the moment, so I settled on something that I think is even better – gingerbread crinkle cookies!
Crinkle cookies are some of my favorite (check the Instagram from this past March), and the fact that these are gingerbread makes it so much better. You still get that classic white “icing” on a gingerbread cookie which is super festive, Instagram-worthy, and delicious! So, grab your apron and mixer and get ready to make these delicious gingerbread crinkle cookies.
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I surely can’t be the only one who is starving by the time 3:00 pm rolls around. After a long day of class, studying, and trying to cross off everything on my to-do list, I’m pretty hungry. Hunger tends to take over my brain and I just want whatever source of carbs I can find. It’s easy to see why I want to stuff my face with chips, animal crackers, or a candy bar because carbs are a quick energy source. But, I know that if I down a candy bar or some animal crackers, I’m going to be hungry again in about 30 minutes.
I refuse to keep any unhealthy food items in my room 99% of time because I have zero self-control around junk food. So, if it’s not here, I can’t eat it. When I’m looking for snack items, I’m focusing on macronutrient content – fats, carbs, and protein. Snacking on food higher in protein and fat keeps me fuller for longer and reduces my urges to snack for hours at a time.
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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.
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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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!
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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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!
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.
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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