• Healthy Thai Lettuce Wraps

    Simple Nutritious Ingredients & Ready In 30 Minutes   I think about three things when I’m planning out my meals (mostly dinners) for the week: 1. How can I pack as many nutrients into this dish as possible without compromising flavor and my budget? 2. How can I add as much flavor, or satisfaction, as possible without compromising nutrients and my…

  • Spicy Sweet Potato Chili

    Chili is an all time favorite fall dish around here. There’s just nothing quite like enjoying a big bowl of warm legumes, soft sweet potatoes, and hearty ground turkey while watching our favorite football team, on a Sunday night. If I had to paint a picture of my perfect day, this just might be it. With cooler temperatures finally arriving in…

  • This Week’s Eats: 2 Easy Dinner Ideas

    Over the past week, I’ve learned two very important lessons: 1. Always say yes to burgers on a weeknight, especially when it involves kale & guac. 2. Keep your freezer stocked at all times. Welcome to the first “This Week’s Eats!” Generally, Chad and I eat the same things week after week, but lately we’ve been feeling a bit more ambitious…

  • Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

    I wanted to quickly share this recipe because I have been obsessed with it over the last few weeks! This cajun shrimp recipe takes about five minutes to whip up and adds a ton of protein to just about any meal. I’ve topped salads, quinoa, and even my morning eggs with shrimp and it has kept me feeling much fuller,…

  • Turkey & Quinoa Fiesta Bowl

    A major part of eating healthy and on a budget, means eating the same staples – often. Luckily both Chad and I are not very picky people, in fact we actually enjoy eating the same things every week. It makes planning and prepping super easy, plus you find little ways here and there to change up the recipes/flavors. One of…

  • Almond Crusted Tilapia with Salty Thyme Sweet Potato Fries

    Happy Monday, everyone! I love starting a new week off with a super healthy Monday meal. On the menu for tonight is a super easy almond crusted tilapia, paired with the best sweet potato fries. This dinner is definitely apartment/dorm friendly, packed with heart healthy fats, lean protein,  fiber rich complex carbs, and most importantly – delicious! Tilapia is a great source of…

  • Quick Recipe: Chicken Meatballs

    When Chicken Isn’t Kickin’ Try this new recipe for your mid-week chicken struggle There comes a point in our week when we can’t take another bite of shredded salsa chicken. Don’t get me wrong, it’s super easy and delicious, but after the second lunch and third dinner – you won’t look at it the same either.

  • The Best Chicken Noodle Soup

    The Best Remedy For Your Stubborn Cold The easiest chicken noodle soup ever What a week it has been! I started coming down with a cold over the weekend and by Tuesday, it was in full effect. With only having a few days off from work to train, it’s crucial that I make those days count. Well, I wasn’t making anything…

  • Shrimp + Sausage Skewers

    Summer isn’t over just yet so why not throw some ‘shrimp on the barbie I can’t believe we are already through the first week of August! I know I just said that about July but really – time is flying. For anyone that read my last post about a super easy and affordable go to lunch, you might have seen…

  • Cheap & Easy Lunch Idea

    Your wallet will thank you As much as I would love to have a ginormous, beautifully prepared, colorful salad every day for lunch – #1 ain’t nobody have time for that and #2 ain’t nobody have money for that. All jokes a side, my day starts around 6:30 with my first alarm. I roll out of bed and manage to drink…

  • Taco Night Accessories

    Taco night happens once, twice, occasionally three times a week at our house. Whether we grab a quick dinner at our local (and the most amazing) taco joint, or even shred some chicken and make it ourselves – we eat a lot of tacos. Tonight we decided to really go all out and make a few highly anticipated but very important sides.…

  • Go To: Garlic Tilapia

    A long time favorite just got a whole lot better Tilapia – every bodybuilder swears by it and theres a good reason why. Being one of the leanest proteins you can eat, tilapia is a great choice for any meal. Not to mention its super low in calories + plenty of healthy fats. I got home from work at a…

  • Feta Turkey Meatballs

    It seems like no matter how hard we try- we can’t seem to stop eating out. It’s convenient when you need dinner at 8 pm and have worked all day but   not only is it expensive but it’s definitely not the healthiest. We decided to start putting together our (longly anticipated) healthy easy recipes/budget book and I figured why…