- Category: Holiday Eats -

Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Sweet Tooth, Tailgating Must-Haves

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake – Super Bowl Goodies Series

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

    I'm at a loss for words on how to preface this recipe. It's not even close to healthy (unlike these chocolate peanut butter brownies). BUT, it's good for the soul; and I'm all about those soulful indulgent once-in-a-time recipes. I have full on heart-eye emojis over here just thinking back on this slow cooker chocolate lava cake. It was seriously amazing; and knew, even though I try to center this blog around living healthy, that I had to share it with you all. Plus, a little lava cake is perfect for days that you save your treats for; aka: this years Super Bowl. I made this cake for a co-workers birthday. I'm huge on bringing crock pot recipes because I can prep the ingredients beforehand, but allow it to cook during the…

Breakfast, Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

Mini Cinnamon Peanut Butter Protein Pancake Stacks – Super Bowl Goodies Series

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Protein Pancake

        You might be sitting here thinking to yourself, "whaaaat, pancakes for Super Bowl food?" But stay with me here! If you think about it, the Super Bowl is an all day event. Last year, we had friends over to our place, and people were showing up around 10:30 in the morning, Budlight + corn hole boards in hand. This year, we're heading over to my friend's mom's house to tons of food, a heated pool, and those same sets of corn hole boards. Since it's an all-day event, I get bored of snacking on the same foods throughout the day. These pancakes are the perfect solution because they're made with Kodiak Cakes (I buy mine HERE), which is a very healthy brand that makes PROTEIN pancakes! Healthy pancakes that actually…

Dinner, Drinks, Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Sides, Sweet Tooth

10 Last Minute Thanksgiving Dish Recipes

10-last-minute-thanksgiving-dish-recipes

                  So, you're in a pinch for time and need to bring a dish to share or need some ideas on simple Thanksgiving dishes to prepare for the big day? You're not alone! I am queen of holiday procrastination, but I really loath showing up anywhere without a dish in hand, so while all of these recipes are quick, they are also huge crowd favorites! Are you getting into anything special for Thanksgiving this year? My mom + sister are coming down to visit and we're heading over to a good friend's house for the day. Thanksgiving to me is all about friends, family, football, and wayyyy too many mashed potatoes consumed. ;) What reminds you most of t-day? I hope whatever you find yourself getting…

21 Day FIx, Dinner, Holiday Eats, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

Asian Veggie Spring Rolls with Homemade Sweet + Spicy Peanut Sauce

Asain Veggie Spring Rolls with Homemade Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce || these little bites are super healthy + the perfect crowd pleaser for any get together!

                          If I had to choose one food group to live on forever, I think Asian cuisine would win the battle. In an attempt to eat out less, I've been trying to make some of my classic favorite dishes at home (hello, talking about you, skinny teriyaki 'fried' rice), and these Asian inspired veggie spring rolls with a homemade sweet + spicy peanut sauce were my most recent battle. I'm not sure why, but making my own spring rolls always seemed extremely intimidating. I'm not going to lie, the first time trying to figure out the rice paper was a total flop, but utilizing a non-stick wood serving tray as my rolling table actually ended up being my best friend. After I…

21 Day FIx, Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

Homemade Spicy Guacamole

Homemade Spicy Guacamole

Confession hour: I have a huge- giant - massive - obsession with all things avocado. And by that, 90% revolves around guacamole [the other 10% I leave to this avocado goat cheese toast.] Since getting involved with BeachBody and the 21 Day Fix, it was brought to my attention that, while avocados are a healthy fat, they (along with most things in life) should be enjoyed in moderation. Recipe: skinny breakfast pizza Throughout the years, I've made a fair share of homemade guac. Honestly, I prefer the homemade kind compared to the restaurant version, but that's probably because I jam pack it with other ingredients to lighten it up a bit. See, when you add different veggies into the guacamole, it packs it with lighter ingredients, making it lower in calories, as well as…

Drinks, Holiday Eats, Recipe Box

Classic English Pimms Recipe

Classic English Pimms Recipe

For 3 1/2 years, I spent the winter + summer seasons living abroad in London. It was definitely one of the best parts of my 25 years of life and I loved soaking up all the culture that encompasses that city. One thing my friends + I would love to do was head over to one of the outside patios  and split a pitcher of Pimms. Pimms is lower in abv than most mixed drinks, so it's perfect to bring to a daytime bbq or event where you'll be sipping for an extended period of time. It's very light, not too sweet, and it's packed with fresh ingredients to make it light and just scream right in your face: it's summertime! This past week, my family + some of our friends headed to the Outerbanks in…

21 Day FIx, Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

Sweet + Fruity Watermelon Pizza

Sweet and fruity Watermelon Pizza

As I told you before, I'm huge on making plays on typical foods in unusual ways. I actually made two variations of these pizzas. One savory and one sweet. I did that once before with butternut squash in college and made a competition post of some sorts (check back on my beginner blogger skills if you want to check that recipe out), and had the same plan to do that here. However. Something happened… I could not decide which I loved more. SO, in spirits of not playing favorites, I’m giving each watermelon pizza their own posts. Because they REALLY deserve it. [Check out the Savory Watermelon Pizza post here!] This kind of recipe is my favorite when I need something to bring along to group events. Summer is hot and in full swing,…

Holiday Eats, Recipe Box

10 Foods to Bring to your 4th of July Party

Food ideas to bring for 4th of July party

Happy 4th of July weekend! I'm a huge fan of getting everyone together, cooking up a bunch of food, and celebrating an array of occasions. July 4th is no exception to this; when I was young, July 4th meant family BBQs at the beach where we would roast marshmallows over a bonfire. When I was in high school, July 4th meant going to my friend's lake house where we would all gather along the shore to watch the fireworks. Now, July 4th is getting together with friends to grill out, play some cornhole, and enjoy the company + day off. ;) The one thing in common all my stages of life have with July 4th weekend is food is the key focus. There is something about gathering with friends + family, everyone bringing a…