It’s been a while…

Wow, I just realized it’s been like forever since I’ve posted anything. So I figured I would share with you guys a really yummy, healthy, quick and easy lunch! Now, I don’t know about you, but lunch is always super awkward for me because I never really know what to eat. I never want to cook chicken and salads don’t always sound appealing to me. So I usually end up eating left over from the night before or I make some sort of egg sandwich or omelette. Which those are all great, don’t get me wrong! I just get sick of the same thing everyday… So yesterday I was over at my friend Elizabeth’s house and she introduced me to the chicken burgers called Chicken Grillers. They are so freaking good and they come in a few different flavors. The best part about them is that they are all natural and are less than 200 calories. Although I don’t necessarily count my calorie intake throughout the day, I still am a little bit aware of how much I am eating compared to how much I am losing. Anyways, I went to Harris Teeter today and bought the Sweet Italian style grillers and the Caramelized Onion ones (this were the ones we had yesterday). I was so excited to come home and make lunch because any meat that is sweet Italian style is always the bomb.com. I cooked the burger on a skillet and heated up some leftover steamed broccoli from last night. I topped the burger off with a slice of muenster cheese and half of a sliced avocado. (As you can see in the picture, I didn’t use any bread and just ate it with a fork. But, feel free to add whatever toppings you like. Just keep in mind the toppings and bread will decipher the calorie intake as well as the overall “health factor” of the meal.)IMG_7728 It was freaking delicious and I got so full from it! But, my favorite part is that I don’t feel bloated or gross like I usually do when I eat normal burgers! Now, you’re probably thinking, “Kelsey, you said this was quick and easy. How am I supposed to cook all this when I’m at work ya doink??” The answer is simple, cook the burger the night before and whatever side you want with it. Put everything in a container or two and then just pop it in the microwave at work or eat it cold! Seriously you guys will love these things they are my newest obsession!

HEALTHY pancakes!

I made these ridiculously good pancakes this morning and had to share them with you guys. Like they were so good that when I took the first bite I literally said “there’s no way these are healthy”. And I’m the one who made them so I felt so silly for even saying that since I already knew everything that was in them. AND to make matters even weirder… I was home alone (insert crying laughing emoji here) haha yeah it was bad.. But anyways you guys have got to try these pancakes. They are super healthy, full of protein, and full of fiber, and barely any carbs!

Ingredients: two eggs, one banana, one tbsp of almond butter, one tbsp of chia seeds, and a dash or two of cinnamon. Blend all of that together until it forms a liquid batter. Heat a skillet on medium with some coconut oil and pour a normal size amount of the batter. Then just cook it like a regular pancake. This was really easy and tasted great. I didn't need butter or syrup either which was awesome because you can eat these on the go. I also didn't have time to eat them while they were still hot, so even after they had cooled down they still tasted so good! And, they were so filling I couldn't even finish them, but I did have 4 of them on my plate lol..
Ingredients: two eggs, one banana, one tbsp of almond butter, one tbsp of chia seeds, and a dash or two of cinnamon. Blend all of that together until it forms a liquid batter. Heat a skillet on medium with some coconut oil and pour a normal size amount of the batter. Then just cook it like a regular pancake. This was really easy and tasted great. I didn’t need butter or syrup either which was awesome because you can eat these on the go. I also didn’t have time to eat them while they were still hot, so even after they had cooled down they still tasted so good! And, they were so filling I couldn’t even finish them, but I did have 4 of them on my plate lol..

I hope you guys love these as much as I did! let me know what you think (:

Crunch wrap remake

Hey everybody! I’ve been getting a lot of requests for the crunch wrap supreme recipe that Cameron made us the other night so here it is! Oh and did I mention it’s a HEALTHY version!? Yeah, it’s awesome I know…

Brown one pack of lean ground turkey and then mix it with one pack of taco seasoning (follow the directions on the back of pack). We used white tortillas because they didn't have big whole wheat ones, but you just need the large sized tortilla of your choices and flat rounded crunchy tortillas. And the following are optional but highly recommended for a better taste: salsa, plain nonfat greek yogurt, sliced jalpenos, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, refried beans or mashed black beans, and any other toppings you like. First place the soft tortilla on a hard surface and spread either the beans or greek yogurt across the top. Next place the hard tortilla down using the spread as "glue". Fill the crunch wrap with any toppings you chose including the turkey meat. Place another hard tortilla on top with either the beans or yogurt spread on the side facing up. Fold the soft tortilla across as if you are wrapping a present. Then just simply flip it folds facing down and cook on a skillet for about 3 minutes on each side or until desired crispness. And thats it! This was so yummy and so filling! But, keep in mind the tortillas you use, as well as the toppings will effect the overall "healthiness" of the meal.
Brown one pack of lean ground turkey and then mix it with one pack of taco seasoning (follow the directions on the back of pack). We used white tortillas because they didn’t have big whole wheat ones, but you just need the large sized tortilla of your choices and flat rounded crunchy tortillas. And the following are optional but highly recommended for a better taste: salsa, plain nonfat greek yogurt, sliced jalpenos, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, refried beans or mashed black beans, and any other toppings you like. First place the soft tortilla on a hard surface and spread either the beans or greek yogurt across the top. Next place the hard tortilla down using the spread as “glue”. Fill the crunch wrap with any toppings you chose including the turkey meat. Place another hard tortilla on top with either the beans or yogurt spread on the side facing up. Fold the soft tortilla across as if you are wrapping a present. Then just simply flip it folds facing down and cook on a skillet for about 3 minutes on each side or until desired crispness. And thats it! This was so yummy and so filling! But, keep in mind the tortillas you use, as well as the toppings will effect the overall “healthiness” of the meal.

Please let me know how you guys liked them! Now go and enjoy this delicious new meal!

house hunting

Cameron and I have been house hunting for quite some time now, and we fell IN LOVE with this one place. It was perfect. We were so sad to find out we didn’t get approved to rent there because we aren’t technically married yet… The annoying thing is that I am not even going to be living there until September but because my name will be on the lease in June, we both have to individually make $4000 a month. Which is complete BS if you ask me because no other place has said we need to do that…. But anyways, things are finally starting to look up because we went and saw a few place last night and they were awesome!! I was so happy because I was seriously starting to freak out considering we only have like 18 more days until we need to move in.. I’m just praying everything works out with one of these places because I swear it’s like one thing after the next. I just want to cross “Sign a Lease” off of my list of things to do before the wedding!

But I am crossing two big items off this week. My mom and I are going to get her dress for the wedding either tonight or tomorrow night! Yay I can’t wait to see how beautiful she is going to look! ANDDDD I graduated over the weekend and that was definitely a big aspect to cross off!! EEEKK it felt so weird and I honestly don’t even think it has hit me yet, but I still have to get my master’s so maybe that’s why… I’m going to try and get all the pics together and post them but here is what I have nowIMG_7425 IMG_7424  IMG_7421  IMG_7433 IMG_7412 IMG_7411 IMG_7410 IMG_7409 IMG_7407 IMG_7405 IMG_7403    IMG_7396  IMG_7418 IMG_7386 IMG_7381

I’m graduating college tomorrow….

It still has not hit me that I graduate college tomorrow! Like this is unreal.. I’m freaking out a little bit but then I remind myself I still have two more years of school since I’m getting my master’s degree. But I’m sure that will fly by just as fast! It’s been a crazy four years. Looking back on it, I’ve done so many things and gone to so many places and met so many amazing people. But, I could not have gotten through this past year if it weren’t for my wonderful friends and perfectly imperfect fiance! I am so blessed to have such beautiful and supportive people in my life so a HUGE shout out to you guys (you know who you are <3)

Anyways.. now on to the random stuff. I cut my freaking hair last week and this is a huge deal for me because I have literally never cut my hair besides a trim. I cut three inches off and got layers! You can see my pics on the left. I was so nervous when she started cutting that she actually had to stop and calm me down haha but I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s super healthy now and so easy to do! But enough of that… I made this crazy awesome breakfast the other day and figured I would share with you all since I’m all about the food! Try this one out and like I always say, please share your favorite recipes with me!

I mixed two eggs, a scoop of salsa, some shredded share cheddar cheese, and a few sprinkles of italian seasoning in a bowl and just scrambled it all together on a skillet. Then I just diced up a small avocado and sprinkled that on top. My bread is gluten free (not because I never eat gluten, just because I like the way it tastes and it stays fresh longer than regular bread) which I toasted and then spread a little bit of unsalted butter on top. This probably took me about 5 minutes total to make and it was so freaking good!
I mixed two eggs, a scoop of salsa, some shredded share cheddar cheese, and a few sprinkles of italian seasoning in a bowl and just scrambled it all together on a skillet. Then I just diced up a small avocado and sprinkled that on top. My bread is gluten free (not because I never eat gluten, just because I like the way it tastes and it stays fresh longer than regular bread) which I toasted and then spread a little bit of unsalted butter on top. This probably took me about 5 minutes total to make and it was so freaking good!

The stomach bug blows…

Hi everyone! It’s been forever since I posted last but that because I had a miserable stomach bug last week and was out for 3 days… It was horrible! I couldn’t eat or drink for almost two days and actually ended up in the ER on Wednesday because it was so bad 😦 I know poor me lol… But I finally started feeling back to normal on Sunday but decided to take it easy on Monday so I just got back to the gym today. And boy did it feel amazing! I went an entire week without going, and if you know me, that is way too long to handle… I felt like I was going insane just laying around. It’s weird because when I’m not sick and have so much to do all I want to do is watch netflix but when I am sick and forced to rest I HATE IT! I just get way too bored and antsy, I really don’t understand it lol. But anyways I didn’t eat the healthiest food over the weekend because I had no energy to cook and it was way easier to just eat whatever was around so yesterday I made it a point to refuel my body with great food. I made this super yummy and easy salad for lunch that I posted bellow, and it filled me up for hours! I used quinoa salad (basically just like pasta salad), two large handfuls of mixed greens, and a handful of seedless red grapes. The quinoa salad consisted of cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, diced red onions, feta cheese, black olives, and oil and vinegar.. Easy right?? And it was seriously so good and it super healthy. Luckily the dad I nanny for had made it the other day and he told me how to make it! But because I used the quinoa salad I didn’t need any extra dressing, which is awesome for me because I LOVE ranch haha. For a healthy afternoon snack I cut up an apple and dipped it in peanut butter, which is one of my all-time favorite snacks because its so good and healthy. And did you know that apples actually give you more energy than coffee? So if you are ever feeling a little tired and don’t want to have anymore caffeine, or if you just don’t like coffee, apples are a great way to get natural energy! Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and pleas let me know if you try out the salad!

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I had a bowl of balsamic vinaigrette on the side, but didn’t end up needing any because the quinoa salad added just enough flavor.

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