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  • Celebrating 5 Years!

  • Roasted Garlic Eggplant Dip

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Lilly Pulitzer for Target

The social media waves were buzzing yesterday about the upcoming launch of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection.The collection will arrive in stores on April 19 and will be available in Women’s, Women’s Plus, Home, Kids, and Beauty. Each item from the collection ranges from $2 to $250. I think everyone is excited about this collection as a much as I am.

Yesterday I went through the collection making a list of items I want to purchase.In May, my best friend and I are planning to take a beach trip. We haven’t finalized our destination but all I know is that I’ll be taking this collection with me.

Haven’t seen the collection yet?  Check out a few of my favorite items below.

 

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To view the entire collection click here

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5 healthy snack ideas for your workday

I usually try to eat five to six mini meals a day. Two of those meals are snacks while I’m at work. I’m lucky that my office has a refrigerator which is a great place to store fresh veggies or fruit. But today I’m sharing items that you can store in you snack drawer at work. Skip the potato chips and the Twizzlers and try these items.  

 1. Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit is a great way to get in your fruit intake at work if you don’t have access to a refrigerator. It’s high in fiber and nutrients. I also love carrying these on the airplane while I’m traveling for work. 

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 2. Hummus

When I don’t have time to make my own hummus I don’t I buy Sabra or Publix brand hummus. I like having my hummus with vegetables or pita bread. This has be refrigerator but is a great healthy snack to have at work. 

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 3. Peanut Butter and Rice Cakes

I love keeping peanut butter in my desk drawer because it shelf stable. And not to mention delicious and healthy! Peanut butter goes great on top of a rice cake when paired with a banana and sprinkled with a little cinnamon on top. My favorite brands to keep at my desk are JIF All-Natural, Justin’s, and Peanut Butter and Co. 

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4. Granola

Granola is a great snack when eaten in moderation. Because the calories can add up if you eat too much of this snack. I usually like to have about a 1/4 cup with some yogurt or soy milk as a morning snack. I discovered this new brand 18 Rabbits Jr. while shopping at Target recently and decided to try it out. I also love local granola from Bings Granola

 

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5. Seaweed Chips

Seaweed Chips are one of my new favorite snacks to keep at work. This salty and light snack isn’t filling but its fun to much on and is low in calories. 

What are your favorite snacks to keep in your snack drawer at work?

 

 

Celebrating 5 Years!

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Time flies by when you are having fun! Today is my five year anniversary of starting this blog. I want to extend a huge thanks to all of my readers who have stuck around all these years. It’s been a journey but a fun one. I’ve learned so much about blogging and running a business. There have been many times I’ve thought about quitting during my many hiatuses but I love writing and sharing my life with you all. I can’t promise what the future holds but I hope you will stick around for five more years. 

 

Roasted Garlic Eggplant Dip

After being a regular reader of this blog, you may have discovered that I’m a huge fan of dips. I love making homemade dips because they are affordable and easy to make. This week I’m craving eggplants and luckily Kroger has them on sale 10 for $10. So I decided to whip a roasted garlic eggplant dip. Eggplants are great for heart health and also have anti-inflammatory effects. This is a great snack to take with you on the go. I just put a little bit in a small Tupperware along with crackers and throw it in my bag so I can snack on it while I’m out and about. 



Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 2 eggplants, roasted
  2. 2 tablespoons Tahini
  3. 1 lemon, juiced
  4. ¼ tsp salt
  5. ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  6. 1 tablespoon cumin
  7. 3 cloves of roasted garlic (How to Roast Garlic)
  8. Parsley
Instructions
  1. Pre-heave oven to 350 degrees. Wash, peel and chopped eggplants into cubes. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until slightly brown. Once done allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  2. Now place until all ingredients in your food processor or blender. Pulse and blend until smooth. Add more olive oil if needed.

  3. Serve with veggies, bread, or crackers.
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Mini Egg White Frittatas

 A friend of mine recently asked me for quick and easy breakfast ideas that were high in protein. So I suggested my go-to breakfast that I make when I have a busy week and can’t cook in the morning. In advance, I make a big batch of Mini Egg White Frittatas. Using all of my favorite omelette ingredients I just whip them up and bake them a muffin tin in the oven for a few minutes. When I’m ready to eat them throughout the week, I just pop them in the microwave to reheat them. So quick and easy and low calorie! 

 

Mini Egg Frittatas 

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Mini Egg White Frittatas
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Ingredients
  1. 6 egg whites
  2. 2 egg yolks
  3. salt and pepper
  4. ¼ cup onion chopped
  5. 3/4 cup diced tri-colored peppers
  6. Water
  7. ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  8. 1 cup frozen spinach
  9. 2 chicken sausages, casing removed and browned on stove
  10. cooking spray
Instructions
  1. 1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degres.

  2. 2. Beat Eggs and a tablespoon of water in a bowl. Add salt and pepper, beat consciously.

  3. 3. Add spinach, peppers, onion, cheese and sausage to egg mixture.

  4. 4. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.

  5. 5. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly brown.
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