Pumpkin Chocolate Chip No Bake Bars

I’m jumping on the fall pumpkin bandwagon this year. One of my fall bucket list items was to make a pumpkin recipe, and I’ve got a great one today. You’ll find the original recipe here,  where I got my inspiration. This recipe was very simple, and besides the pumpkin, I already had all of the…

Copy Cat: CHOPT Spicy Santorini Salad

I’m not sure about you guys, but I always order the same things at restaurants and never order anything new.  One thing that I’ve been loving and ordering a lot lately is the Spicy Santorini Salad from CHOPT. It is filled with lots of trendy, nutritious foods such as chicken, quinoa, kale, quinoa, and feta….

Quick Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers aren’t my favorite vegetable in the world, but this recipe helps me with my goal to eat more veggies. Cucumbers are mostly water so they keep you hydrated and full, and are incredibly low in calories. They’re also a great snack, especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds.  This recipe is…

Guilt Free: Sweet Chili Shrimp

Hi Friends! I’ve got an easy, healthy, and delicious meal for you to try 😋 Growing up I NEVER liked shrimp. We always had it as an appetizer when we went to family parties, and everyone always loved it but me. I’ve slowly started coming to my senses and liking shrimp, I have Bonefish’s Bang…

Guilt Free: 5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes

I’m currently obsessed with this recipe! I’ve had a serving every day for the last week, and I’m not ashamed. I choose not to eat red meat so I have to make new recipes with turkey and chicken, otherwise I’ll get sick of them and have to rely on eggs and protein powder to reach my daily…

Guilt Free: Black Bean Avocado Brownies

This recipe has been almost a year in the making. Last July Jon and I made these brownies and we’ve been talking about making them again ever since! These black bean brownies are great because they don’t have any added sugar or artificial ingredients. They are also full of healthy fat and fiber, and don’t contain gluten or dairy….

Our First Anniversary

Jon and I celebrated our one-year anniversary last Tuesday. He suggested that we make dinner together at the apartment so that we wouldn’t have to worry about other people sitting right on top of us. Sometimes it’s a little awkward how close the tables are at restaurants here, it’s like you’re on a double date….

Guilt Free: Protein and Antioxidant Packed Salad

I love salads because they’re usually pretty lite and there’s such a variety of different kinds. I always add salmon or chicken to my salad to get some protein. I like to make sure my salad is packed with protein and micronutrients so that I get all of the health benefits. Some salads can sound…

What’s Up: May

I’m going to start linking up with the first blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’ll be answering the following questions: What I’m eating: I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately. You can check out my favorite recipe here. What I’m reminiscing about: how much fun I’ve had with…

Guilt Free: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats

I absolutely love eating  oats for breakfast. They’re an excellent carb source and keep me full all morning long. I usually eat microwaveable packets because they’re so convenient, but they can include unnecessary sugar (this is why they taste so good). This recipe that Jon created has no added sugar because of the sweetener, and tastes almost like you’re eating dessert. The PB2…