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Easy, Healthy, (Vegan) Wrap.

This has been my go-to lunch for the past couple of weeks and I wanted to share it with you! Super simple, full of protein (vegan!), and very satisfying!

Here are the main ingredients:

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I start by heating up my tortilla on an electric skillet (you can use a large frying pan or you don’t even have to heat it if you don’t want to or can’t) I love these extra large Burrito size tortillas!

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I then add a hearty amount of Hummus & organic Black Beans (that is where your protein comes in!)

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I put avocado and hot sauce on next!

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I recently discovered this local hot sauce that I love, here is a closeup of the ingredients (you may even be able to order it online) it’s spicy & kind of sweet! ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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To finish off this wrap I top it with a generous amount of organic mixed baby greens. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ

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I then wrap it all up burrito style and eat it with some yummy chips (because you can’t have a sandwich or a wrap without that crunch from chips!) ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป

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I will switch up the hummus, hot sauce, & flavor of chips to give myself variety so that I don’t get sick of this snack because it is SO yummy & filling!ย I hope this inspires you to try it or something similar! โ˜บ

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I’m back!

Hey guys! This is just a quick blog to let my followers know that I am going to begin posting again! I have hated the fact that I have not blogged in so long, but it has been for a good reason. I am 9 months pregnant and have been focusing on growing & getting ready for our first baby (a boy!)

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Now that he is almost here (my due date is March 5th) I am going to start sharing my new journey with you! Don’t worry I am not just going to post “mommy & baby things” lol. I am still going to keep with my style of blog with some baby things thrown in! I haven’t photographed a lot of the cool things I have cooked & done around the house this past year but I am going to share the few that I have with you now and possibly elaborate on them later. Stay tuned! Sending all of my love & positivity! ๐Ÿ˜˜

My lunch today: Monterey Jack quesadilla, avocado, tapatio, & a cucumber/blackberry La Croix. So good!

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My candy bark from Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘€

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My famous Pecan Pie Bites for Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฆƒ

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One of my go-to Crockpot meals (I will definitely elaborate on this one in a future post!) Taco Chicken Chili. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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Those are just a few things I wanted to share with you, but my regular detailed blogs are right around the corner! Please let me know that you saw this comeback post by liking or commenting! I have much more to share! Your likes & comments motivate me SO MUCH! ๐Ÿ’•

The Famous Green Power Smoothie from Terri NYC!

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This super simple recipe comes from Terri a vegetarian eatery in NYC. ย Although their food is delicious the most popular item on the menu is their Green Power smoothie! The ingredients consist of a half of a banana, half of a pear, 1 tablespoon almond butter (or peanut butter!) 1 cup fresh kale. ย Frozen the night before (so you don’t have to add ice!) and simply tossed into a blender with 1 cup of soy milk (or your milk of choice!) this healthy & satisfying smoothie is perfect for making ahead and grabbing on the go! โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ

These are my ingredients after being frozen overnight, you can’t tell from the pic but the kale is frozen solid! It’s pretty cool actually……

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The original recipe calls for soy milk but you can also use skim, almond, or coconut!

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Toss in your blender & enjoy!

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Peanut Butter, Banana, Bacon Dog Cookies

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These homemade dog cookies are so easy and fun! Your fur babies are going to love you just a little more than usual because….well…BACON! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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I saw these uncured, nitrate free bacon bits at the store and knew they would be perfect for this recipe! They add just the right amount of bacon flavor (and scent!)ย 

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup quick cook oats

1/3 cup melted peanut butter

1 purรฉed banana

1 whole egg

1 tbs. coconut oil

1/2 bag bacon bits (or as much as you feel necessary for your dough)

Directions:

preheat oven to 350 degrees

mix ingredients together in mixing bowl (I use my hands!)

line cookie sheet with parchment paper

roll cookies into small balls and press with teaspoon to flatten (or if you want to use a cookie cutter like I did flatten dough onto floured surface with a rolling pin and cut desired amount and shapes)

line cookies in a nicely spaced single layer on cookie sheet and bake in oven for 30 minutes.

for a slightly crunchier cookie turn off oven and crack the oven door for 20 minutes.

Thank me later ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Feel free to leave me a comment!)

 

Quick Tacos!

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I make these yummy crunchy beef tacos in less than 30 minutes! We have been enjoying ours with refried beans (and extra black olives for me last night LOL!) if you want to take it one step further a pot of Spanish rice always adds to this meal! ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ

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The key to this being a quick and easy taco night is to keep the condiments simple! This bag of shredded iceberg changed my life! We can’t help but love the Taco Bell hot sauce you can buy at the grocery store (it tastes just like the little packets!) and we use the Taco Bell brand taco seasoning pack as well! ๐Ÿ˜„

Ingredients:

1 lb. Lean Ground Beef

1 pack taco seasoning

1 box crunchy taco shells

1 can refried beans, or beans of choice.

Shredded Mexican cheese

Hot sauce of choice

1 bag shredded iceberg lettuce

1 can black olives (or anything else you enjoy such as sour cream, quacamole, quick rice)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.ย 

2. Place taco shells in single layer on cookie sheet and bake in oven for about 8-10 minutes or until the color of the shells slightly darken.

3. Put beans in small pot and simmer on low stirring occasionally.

4. Cook meat in pan over medium heat until browned, drain and stir taco seasoning into meat according to the directions on the packet.

5. Let the meat marinate in taco seasoning a few minutes.

6. Stuff taco shells to your preference.

I throw this meal together once a week in less than 30 minutes! Also, the cleanup should be just as easy as making the meal because there probably won’t be any leftovers ๐Ÿ˜‰

ENJOY!

 

 

Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole Copycat.

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Hey everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Before I venture out into the madness that is Black Friday, I wanted to share the shining star (besides my turkey) of my Thanksgiving dinner this year! My already stuffed hubby went in for seconds & said he could eat it for breakfast. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Ingredients: ย serves 12

Sweet Potatoes:

3 1/2 to 4 lbs. sweet potatoes. Peeled and cut into 1″ pieces.

4 tablespoons (a half stick) unsalted butter.

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar.

1/2 cup heavy cream.

1 teaspoon kosher salt.

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract.

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

Topping:

2 cups mini marshmallows.

1/2 cup flour.

4 tablespoons unsalted butter.

6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar.

1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats.

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Directions:

Fill a large pot with sweet potatoe pieces and water, bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until fork tender. Drain potatoes and place back in pot. Mash potatoes until mostly smooth. Add remaining ingredients (except topping ingredients). Mix until combined.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8 x 10 casserole dish.

Spoon sweet potatoes into casserole dish and smooth out. Layer the top of sweet potatoes with marshmallows.

Melt butter in a medium microwave safe bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix with a fork. Sprinkle over top of casserole.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until streusel is crisp and marshmallows are golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!