I had a (kinda) light breakfast since I knew I would be going out to lunch. I fried an egg and had some blueberries. Of course, I had my coffee as well!
I had lunch at a restaurant with a friend so I didn’t want to take out my camera and take pictures of my food. I didn’t want to be THAT weirdo haha! Anyway, I had boneless wings with teriyaki sauce and tater tots. I know, I know, I’m just so healthy!
I tried something a little different for dinner tonight and I loved it! It’s tortellini with asparagus, home-grown tomatoes, and pesto. Next time, I think I would keep the foods separate (I cooked it all in one pan) but overall, it was delicious! It was inspired by this recipe, but I changed a lot of it!
What did you eat this week?
I totally forgot to take a picture of my breakfast! I documented this on a Monday that my boyfriend had decided to go into work late so I wasn’t thinking and forgot! Anyway, I had cottage cheese, a banana, and a coffee. I’m sure you know what all of those things look like anyway!
Not sure why this came out so blurry…I had a salad with HOME-GROWN tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and white balsamic dressing. This might look like a lot of dressing, but I mixed it in. I also had a spinach wrap with tuna and corn inside. This has been one of my quick and easy go-to lunches lately!
I went grocery shopping before my afternoon snack and I picked up a graze box (find them here) – the not too spicy veggie protein. I love this box specifically because it’s crunchy and salty like chips, but I feel like it’s healthy and fills me up. I also had celery with cream cheese – a childhood staple and still a great snack!
I was by myself for dinner so I decided to make one of my favorite dinners – pasta with pesto sauce. I also mix in a little olive oil with the sauce (which I just buy in a jar usually). It’s so good and I usually eat way too much of it!
Well, that’s it for today! I might have snack of ice cream soon and I’ll definitely have a cup of green tea tonight since I’ve been loving that for the past few days. What did you eat today?
After my meal plan post (find that here) I decided to start mixing in some more “What I Ate Wednesdays” so you can see if I really am following along and keeping up on my meal planning! Here’s what I ate one day this week.
For breakfast I always have to have coffee – the darker the better, but I do add almond milk and sugar. I’ve also been trying to get better at drinking lots of water so I always fill up a water bottle as soon as I get up in the morning. On this day I also had a little cup of cinnamon applesauce as well as a NutriGrain Cinnamon Crumb Cake, which I’ve been loving for breakfast on the go!
For lunch I had leftover Cheesy pasta bake (recipe here) that I sprinkled with fresh Italian parsley. I also had more water and I found half a can of Coke in the fridge (yes it was very flat) that I finished up.
For an afternoon snack, I try to either have a fruit or vegetable. Today I had carrots dipped in ranch dressing. Easy and delicious!
Okay guys, I am so mad at myself because my boyfriend made the most delicious dinner, but I was so hungry that I didn’t even think about taking a picture until I was cleaning up dinner. I’ll try to describe what we had, but just know it’s amazing and a weekly staple for us. We had breaded chicken (coated in egg and then bread crumbs with salt and pepper) with green beans, and I also had plain noodles with butter, because a meal without pasta just seems silly to me! This is one of our favorite meals and it’s pretty cheap and easy to make as well! Hopefully sometime I’ll remember to take a picture of it!
What have you been eating this week?
Now that I’m home all day every day, I’ve started planning healthy meals ahead of time. This way I can shop at the beginning of the week , get exactly what I need, and not eat the same thing or go out for every single meal. I highly recommend trying this if you are anything like me! It’s actually easier to be lazy this way because everything is already done!
Here is this week’s meal plan – mostly just the meals for me, but a few for both my boyfriend and I as well.
It’s important to keep your weekly schedule in mind. For example, Wednesday is the Fourth of July so we will probably hang out with friends instead of eating at home. Over the weekend, we are going to a picnic, so I planned on bringing pasta salad for that, but I didn’t plan other meals since we’ll probably be eating a lot at the picnic.
I find my meal planner here, but find one that works for you and your schedule! I found mine by searching “meal planner printable” on Pinterest. Super easy.
If I can meal plan and be organized, so can you! Let me know, do you meal plan? If so, how do you organize yours? Enjoy!
I’m just going to come right out and say this – this was not very good. I’m not sure if I made it wrong or if I just don’t like the dish itself, but it sounded like something I would love! I mean cheese and tater tots – what’s not to love!?
I’m pretty disappointed that I didn’t like my new dish this week, but oh well you can’t win them all. I originally found the recipe on Pinterest here. I followed the recipe pretty well except I used turkey sausage instead of pork and almond milk instead of cream. This may have been when things went terribly wrong.
I’m not going to bother giving you my version of the recipe since mine turned out so bad. If you want to give it a go, follow the recipe from the above link. And please let me know if your is actually good! Here are some pictures of the cheesy tot making process.
Hoping for a better meal for next week’s Friday food!
In the past few months, I’ve been trying to mix up the foods i make since I make the same 5 meals over and over again. So, I’m going to try a new recipe every week (usually something I’ve found on Pinterest or another blog), try it out, and let you know how it goes! This week I decided to try making fried rice.
Originally I found the recipe here. I will say though, the directions and ingredients are vague so I kinda made it my own.
You will need:
- 2 cups of COOKED, COLD rice
- 2 eggs, fried
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/3 cup peas (can use frozen)
- 2-3 large carrots, cut (I used about 10 baby carrots and cut those up)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce (or more to taste)
- salt and pepper
- Make ahead: rice (cold rice works best for this recipe) and fried eggs (also best cold)
- In a large saute pan, heat butter, onions, carrots, peas, salt, pepper, and garlic until veggies are soft – around 5 minutes.
- Add in cold rice and soy sauce.
- Heat until veggies and rice begin to brown, stirring often.
- Remove from heat and add in fried eggs, mixing well.
- Eat and enjoy!
Let me know if you try this recipe out and how it turns out! Happy Friday!
This was the first time that I have baked something other than boxed brownies in my oven in my apartment (at least desert-wise)! Go me!
I really tried to use as few bowls and utensils as I could, and clean as I went along so the whole process was so much better when it was the end and I just got to eat the cookies and not have to clean. Highly recommend trying this out.
This recipe is originally from Toll House. My family has been making this specific recipe for years and it is the best! You can find the original recipe here.
Toll House Recipe with Camille’s Twist
You will need:
- 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup (which is 2 sticks) of butter
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (I miiiight have put a little more than this) of chocolate chips
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Mix (Use a beater if you have it – I don’t) butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
- Add eggs to butter mixture and mix well.
- Stir in flour mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes (less time if you like them a bit undercooked like I do!)
- Let them cool or you will regret it.
Let me know if you try this recipe out and how it goes! Enjoy!
As you know, I was getting a little bored and feeling uninspired by my “What I ate Wednesday” posts and I wanted to do something different each week for my food category. Shout out to my mom for actually giving me a really good, easy idea. For the next few weeks, I’ll be trying out a recipe a week. That way, I’m forced to eat new things (instead of cooking the same 5 meals over and over) and I have something new and exciting for the blog each week!
This week, I found a recipe on Pinterest from Chelsea’s Messy Apron that was similar to something I’ve made before. I thought it would be a slow start into trying out new recipes. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but I made it with things I already had around the house. I love how colorful it turned out!
Camille’s version of sausage and veggies:
You will need:
- 3 Chicken sausage (I love the spinach and feta sausage from Wegmans)
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1 green pepper
- 1 yellow squash
- 1 bag of frozen carrots (or fresh if you have them)
- Olive Oil
- Spices to taste: oregano, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper
- Anything else you like
I cut up all my veggies and the sausage and mixed them in with the olive oil and spices.
Then, just pour it onto a baking pan and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
This was delicious, nutritious, and lasted me 1 dinner and 2 lunches! Plus you can mix it up and use whatever veggies are in season. I will definitely be adding this one to my rotation of dinners! Let me know if you make this!
The other weekend I got into a cleaning and organizing mood. Not only did I clean the entire apartment (here) but I did something that I’ve been meaning to do since we moved in in June. I organized the pantry. Yes. I did it. And it’s now pretty impressive if I do say so myself.
I tried to put everything that belonged together, like baking supplies, snacks, spices, etc. into their own separate space in the pantry so they could be found easily. I also threw out things that moved with either of us and had been opened already like chips.
So without further ado, here is my masterpiece.
I’m still hoping to put some of this into nice labeled jars, like the ones in the featured image, but that’s a job for another weekend! Hopefully, this gives you some inspiration for cleaning out an area of your home that really needs to be done. What area should I focus on next? The closet? The garage? Let me know!
I’ve been searching for easy, healthy things to make for breakfast. I go through smoothie phases where I make them for a while, but then I stop for years. Well, I’m back on my smoothie kick! This is the one that I’ve been making recently – you can adjust it to your preferences!
You will need:
- 1/2 cup of Mixed Frozen Berries (or any kind of fruit)
- 1/3 cup of Greek Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1 cup of Almond Milk (you can change this depending on how thick you want your smoothie)
Just stick all of this together, blend it up, and enjoy!
Let me know if you try this or make your own version!