Meal Planning 12.3.18

It’s December!! I’m so excited because it’s my favorite time of the year. Our house is decorated and I’m trying to get into the holiday spirit. I’m hosting our team Christmas party at my house on Friday and I’m making some tasty appetizers to share. While my curry is currently simmering, I’ll fill you in…

Meal Planning 11.25.18

To say I stuffed myself to the brim on Thanksgiving and the day after would be an understatement, yet I still want another piece of pie since I was too full to have it last night! That means it’s time to get back in a healthy eating routine before Christmas parties and goodies arrive! Yesterday…

Meal Planning for the week of Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving week! Time for family, food, and beautiful fall weather. Thanksgiving has always been big in our family. I’m from a huge family (my mom is one of six) and when I was little we used to go to my grandparent’s house with my grandma’s siblings as well so it was a big, fun…

Meal Planning 11.11.18

First off, I know these aren’t a meal but I made them into one. 🙈 Easy Vegan Rice Crispy treats with dark chocolate chunks were so simple to make, just like the originals but sub with vegan butter and marshmallows from Trader Joe’s for a quick and tasty treat! Will the rain ever end? I…

Meal Planning 11.4.18

This cauliflower curry was DELICIOUS and made by one of the moms in my class! She’s so sweet and has made me food several times and every time I’m so thankful. I cook so much that it’s a luxury to have someone cook for me! It’s always veganized and so tasty and I eat it…

Meal Planning 10.28.18

I’ve been meaning to try this Miyoko’s Un-Lox Your Dreams vegan cream cheese since I spotted it in Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago so when trying to come up with an appetizer for Saturday football games, I thought it was my time to try it out! For the game I sliced a ciabatta baguette…

Meal Planning 10.22.18

After a long weekend of fun at my cousin’s wedding, I need to detox. We had so much fun that included celebrating them while eating and drinking. I’m thankful there were vegan options for me to have all weekend long so it made it easier. At the bridesmaid luncheon I had a vegetable panini and…

Meal Planning 10.8.18

I almost forgot to post what I’m making this week! Whoops! I made these tacos with leftovers from last week’s potato nachos. They were scrumptious! I wanted to try a few new things this week so lately I’ve been using other people’s pictures on Instagram as inspiration. Here’s what else I’m making this week! Tofu…

Meal Planning 9.30.18

Well after a week in the beach and the mountains, we’re relaxed and thankful for a nice week of vacation together. Josh and I went down to Blue Mountain beach and even though it rained most of our trip we loved getting a massage, playing Yahtzee, and hanging out together which doesn’t happen much since…

Meal Planning 9.16.18

Yesterday a parent in my class surprised me with a whole vegan Indian meal. Parents, this is the way to your child’s teacher’s heart. We like food. It was such a thoughtful surprise and it was delicious! She made me Chana masala, clove rice, fry bread, and even had a container for toppings. What a…

Meal Planning 9.9.18

By the time Saturday rolls around, our fridge is pretty empty and it’s time for another Trader Joe’s run. I wanted to find something to make a yummy hot breakfast (since every work day I have fruit for breakfast lately) and the only thing I could find was some quick oats and some fruit. I…

Trader Joe’s Must Haves

Since it’s Labor Day I get to be home to watch the Today Show and currently a boy band is on that I’ve never heard of. I’ve never felt so old in my life watching hundreds of teen girls with braces singing every word to these songs I’ve never heard before. What happened to my…

Meal Planning 9.1.18 & Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Serves 2 1 cup quick cook oats 1 cup almond milk, 3/4 cup water 1 ripe mashed banana 1 tsp cinnamon Splash of vanilla 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 honeycrisp apple, diced 2 tsp brown sugar for topping Rest of the apple diced for topping – combine oats, almond milk, water, banana, spices,…

Meal Planning 8.27.18 + Starch Solution Success

^ One of last week’s simple meals- Simple Chickpea Salad: romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, can of chickpeas, scallions, carrots, and a fat free balsamic. I was going to add avocado too, but forgot…Oops! It’s working! Starch Solution works! I’m officially down 20 lbs and back to my wedding weight. It’s amazing because it feels like I’m…

Apple Spice Pancakes and Meal Plans 8.19.18

I woke up this morning wanting to make something extra yummy for breakfast. I’ve been having a bowl of watermelon for breakfast lately, so a stack of fluffy pancakes sounded like a treat! I’m still working on my vegan baked goods (my banana bread from yesterday was a total FAIL) so I thought pancakes are…

Meal Planning 8.12.18

I’m taking the time while my family naps to write about this week’s upcoming menu. My sister had a baby on Monday, so we’re visiting them this weekend in Philly! It’s been so much fun playing with our 2 year old nephew and holding our newborn niece, but everyone needed a nap. I decided to…

Meal Planning 8.6.18

This week has been super busy with going back to school with the kids, and planning my cousin’s bridal shower that was yesterday. Whew! So far my class seems like they’ll be an adorable bunch, and the shower went perfectly so now I can breathe out a sigh of relief! I went to get the…

Meal Planning 7.28.18

Is it weird that I really enjoy sitting down on a Saturday morning with my breakfast, tea, and a notepad to meal plan? There’s something relaxing about the ritual and the 5% part of me that is OCD likes the planning and organization so I know what to expect throughout the week. I’ll have crazy…

Meal Planning 7.23.18

After a glorious two weeks of endless white carbs (bread, pasta, bruschetta, pizza, bread, pasta, repeat) I’m ready to get back on my high carb low fat lifestyle. I know I usually eat a lot of carbs, 80% of my daily intake in fact, but complex carbs affect me so differently. After a few days…

Meal Prepping for Travel

Well, the travel portion of my summer is here and I’m ready! I’m headed to my family’s beach place for the week and then I’m headed to Italy for almost two weeks. I’m so excited! I’ll be taking pictures while there and writing blogs about where to eat in Venice and Positano. Unfortunately, Josh can’t…