I was recently chatting with a friend about how difficult it is to grocery shop and cook for one person without being wasteful. I get sick of eating the same thing, so I usually keep meals simple, like salads or single servings of vegetables. My friend suggested trying Blue Apron, a meal delivery service and was able to send me a free trial offer.
I am all about convenient healthy options for my on-the-go lifestyle. I try to save cash by packing as many healthy meals and snacks as I can each week, and one of my favorite go-to’s is a health(ier) breakfast muffin. Muffins aren’t the greatest for you, but there are really easy ways to make them better for you. Did you know that a blueberry muffin from Starbucks has 350 calories and 12 grams of fat? Yikes!
As prepared below, my muffin hack has 180 calories, less than 2 grams of fat, and is packed with fruit, walnuts, and over 12g of protein.
I’m usually not a big baker/pinterest craft kind of person (my talents lie in installing ceilings and floors more than the finer crafts..). But, when it comes to Super Bowl Sunday, I go all out. Every year, I try to top myself with the best football-themed snacks.
This year, I offered to make a dessert for the party I was attending. I saw a couple of cute ideas for football field cakes on pinterest, but decided to do my own spin on one. My friends and I all went to the Minneapolis Miracle playoff game a few weeks prior to the Super Bowl and that was really the only thing we still had to celebrate at that point. (Sad).
I decided to make the Minneapolis Miracle in cake form, including cookie versions of the players and it turned out so cute! This idea could work for different sports (hockey, basketball, volleyball) and would be perfect for a birthday party or team celebration.
I’ve discovered an amazing treat for those days my sweet tooth gets the best of me but I don’t want to pig out on something totally awful. To make my frozen yogurt bowls, I throw a cup of Greek yogurt in the freezer and let it sit for an hour (or maybe just a half an hour if I’m really hungry..). After letting it chill, I scoop it into a bowl and mix it up to blend it. I mix in fresh berries, mint leaves, nuts, or granola depending on what I have. YUM!