I tried Panera Bread’s grilled mac n cheese

I tried Panera Bread’s grilled mac n cheese

As a Mac n cheese addict, and a grilled cheese enthusiast, I was beyond ecstatic to find out that Panera Bread now makes grilled Mac n cheese. Of course I had to try it! The sandwich is about nine dollars and comes with a side of chips or fruit or French baguette. It's definitely pricey, [...]

THRIVE MARKET HAUL

THRIVE MARKET HAUL

I recently signed up for Thrive Market, which I have been debating joining for a while now. The site offers an extensive amount of healthy foods -- organic, non-GMO, dairy-alternatives, keto, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and other special diets. Their foods (and products) are ethically and sustainably sourced, their packaging is recyclable, and their warehouse is [...]

Simple Vegetarian Pasta Dinner

Simple Vegetarian Pasta Dinner

This is a very simple pasta-based meal that is super easy to make! Ingredients: 1 heaping cup dried pastaPreferred cheese sauce (I used Newman's Alfredo -- 1/4 cup)2 scrambled eggsSeasonings/herbs Scramble 2 eggs in the fryer while you boil your pasta. Mix in cheese sauce. Add favorite herbs and spices -- I used garlic, salt, [...]

Recipe: Lazy DIY Vegan Pizza

Recipe: Lazy DIY Vegan Pizza

This is a super easy recipe that also happens to be healthy and vegan! Although you don't have to be vegan to enjoy it -- you can also make it non-vegan if you want! Ingredients: 2 slices of breadTomato sauceNutritional yeast(optional) extra spices & toppings Step 1: Slather your bread with tomato sauce! Step 2: [...]

HEALTH FOOD STORE HAUL

HEALTH FOOD STORE HAUL

The other week, I went to a health food store and picked up some interesting goods I'd like to share! Golden turmeric infusion -- a powder you mix with warm milk or hot water in order to make "golden milk," an ancient eastern recipe with numerous health benefits, everything from mood boost to reduction of [...]

Try-it Tuesday ~ oat milk

Try-it Tuesday ~ oat milk

Oat milk is a great alternative to dairy milk. Whether you have a dairy sensitivity, a dietary restriction, or you're just sick of plain old cow's milk, there's many other things you can try. There's soy milk -- but soy is a controversial ingredient that may affect estrogen levels. There's almond milk -- but it [...]

I only ate PINK foods for 24 hours!

I only ate PINK foods for 24 hours!

There is a challenge floating around (I'm not taking credit) to pick a color and only eat that colored food for the entire day. I chose pink! For breaky, I consumed a creamy strawberry instant breakfast. I typically start my morning with this anyway (sometimes vanilla flavor.) So this was pretty easy. For a morning [...]

I Tried… VEGAN EGGS!

Recently a new food product came out called "Just" -- a vegan substitute for eggs. That means, essentially, eggless eggs. I may not be vegan but I found myself so fascinated by this and decided to give it a try... I bought it at my local grocery store for $8 -- very pricey! It contains [...]