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Costco Craving Curbed!

Hey All!

Hope you’re having a great day!

My posts have been slightly random lately due to the fact that I am in mid- move. I haven’t been able to cook as much as I’d like to since a lot of my stuff is packed up! I am moving in to my new place on May 1st, so my food and cooking experiments should resume once I’m settled 🙂

My trip to Costco was amazing… I seriously love going to Costco!

Here are some of my purchases:

My all time favorite crackers! Had to get 2 boxes!! I go through these like nobody’s business!

Some Amy’s Lentil Soup – Really like this soup!

Tru Roots Quinoa and a three bean mix that I haven tried yet!

Simply Natural Tomato Sauce:

My FAVORITE purchase! This HUGE tub of hummus!

Falafel Republic’s Falafel: I had to try this after reading Elise’s Review on these!

Almond Breeze of course!

Yummy Guac!

And Finally, some coconut water!

I love the prices at Costco! And their products.

Upon returning home, I made a lovely lunch with some of my Costco purchases!

Falafel, Hummus, Guacamole, Carrots, Crackers

The Falafel was really good flavor wise, a tad dry though, but that’s where the hummus and guac came in! Moistened those Falafels right up! Such a good lunch!

Sorry for the blurry pics! They were all taken with my phone so not the best quality!

What are your favorite Costco purchases?

Ellie

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Lip Smackin’ Study Snackin’

It breaks my heart a little that I’ll have to limit my time in the kitchen for the next couple of weeks….

Classes are officially over for the term. Now I’ve got to spend time studying for finals!

Here are some of my favorite/easy/ healthy/portable study snacks:

I know I’m not the only one that’s got to get their study snackin’ on! These are some ideas for YOU too 😉

Apples sprinkled with cinnamon dipped in nut/seed butter! (this happens to be a combo of almond butter and sunflower seed butter)

Just squeeze some lemon juice on the apples to prevent browning and you're good to go!

Any fruit dipped with nut butter! (a chickpea accidentally fell into the nut butter) woops!

These are great frozen!

Protein Smoothies!

Veggies and crackers dipped with hummus! I just made this hummus this morning! IT'S DA BOMB! Avocado hummus - this recipe!

That's what I call a portable healthy snack!

Oatmeal in a jar! Just screw the lid on tight and throw in your backpack! Yummy study snack/meal!

Dark chocolate and trail mix..

And last but not least:

Tea, tea, tea, and more tea!

What are your fav study snacks? Or favorite snacks in general?!?

Happy Studying!!! and/or Happy Snacking!

Ellie

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PB & B!!

Hello there!

This morning I went back to one of my favorites- I don’t eat this nearly enough!

One toast with peanut butter, and one with almond butter – The peanut butter/banana combo definitely wins!!

(Brown banana – not so good lookin’ but darn good tastin’!)

Along with my toast I had a smoothie and tea!

Simple and delicious breakfast!

Another peanut butter snack that I really enjoy is:

Crackers with peanut butter and prunes with cinnamon sprinkled on top! Oh so yummy!!!

You know what else crackers are good with?!?

That’s right!!

Today I’m going to attempt to make sweet potato chips! I’ll report back tomorrow!!

Have a wonderful afternoon everyone!

xoxo

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Realization: I’m a Butter Hoarder…

Hello! 🙂

Before talking about my butter hoarding, I’ll start with a little hummus, last night’s dinner, and breakfast!

Remember yesterday’s Pizza Hummus that I made?

Well, this is what’s left of it:

Taken before I used my finger to scoop up every last bit!

I told ya, I take my hummus eating seriously…

Must make some more!!

I’m running out of food in my fridge, so last night’s dinner was a bit of an improvised quick meal. But my was it DE-LISH!

Brown rice tortilla, apple slices, cinnamon, almond butter - all microwaved a teensy bit! SO good!

Love cinnamon and apples! 🙂

Last night, I also prepared some overnight oats!

Mango Raisin Protein Overnight Oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 tbs coconut flour, 1 tbs chia seeds, a little bit of mango and raisins, 3/4 non-dairy milk, and some stevia for sweetness. (More milk added in the morning)

These were just okayyy… I mean, still good. Not my fav!

My favorite part about these oats was the topping: Sunflower seed butter and coconut oil!

When the room temp coconut oil encounters the cold oats it turns into a crunchy shell!

My obsession with nut and seed butters made me want to try sunflower seed butter (which I’ve never had before), so when I saw it the other day… it beckoned my name. My lack of nut butter purchasing rationality justified my buying it.

I have realized I am a nut butter hoarder!

I now am the slightly embarrassed proud owner of 7 different nut and seed butters (I know it’s a little bit ridiculous… but I just can’t help myself) – Plus, they all get put to use! No Butter Left Behind..

Hazelnut Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Coconut Butter, Almond Butter, Sesame Seed Butter (Tahini), Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter

I’d say that my all time favorite is the Almond Butter (sorry PB!). I’m officially converted..

I will probably not buy the Cashew Butter again (my least favorite)…

And the Hazelnut Butter (although amazing) is a bit pricey for the little container – so this’ll be a once in a while re-purchase.

The others though, I use quite often!

Is anyone else a butter hoarder? What kind of foods do you “hoard”?

Moving on…

Yesterday my brother called me and asked me what he should buy at the health food store… This gave me an idea for a post…

For most of my breakfasts, I more or less use the same-ish ingredients, so here are the essentials if you’d like to make some breakfast recipes I have posted.

  • Rolled Oats
  • Chia Seeds
  • Coconut Flour
  • Unsweetened Cacao Powder
  • Good Protein Powder (Vanilla) and Chocolate if you like…
  • Non-dairy milk
  • Maple Syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Bananas
  • Your favorite nut/seed butter(s)

Frozen Banana and Frozen Fruit

Alot of my recipes use bananas!!

Frozen bananas and fruit for smoothies.

Microwaved frozen bananas, or just ripe bananas for oatmeal breakfasts.

Some other fun things I use (definitely not necessary):

Stevia, Coconut Oil, Sultana Raisins, Almond Flour, Cacao Nibs, Peanut Flour, Pumpkin Spice

Alot of these ingredients are a bit pricey, but are really worth it to me. I feel really great when I eat all this healthy stuff! Plus, they last pretty long!

(I got the peanut flour, almond flour, and stevia off of iherb.com) JTLYK (Just to let ya know)

Hope that this helped!

I’ll leave you with a bit of a disappointing lunch-making failure – (which happens to me quite often)

I’m diagnosing myself with “Unrefined Egg Flipping Skills Syndrome” (Hope this isn’t chronic!)

That poor little broken yolk 😦

I’m determined to master the egg flip!

Have a great tuesday!

Ellie

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