Archive | October, 2012
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Thursday’s Lunch Hour

19 Oct

My favorite thing about Tuesdays and Thursdays is that we can come home in between our morning and afternoon classes. This means time for relaxation, studying, and making a healthy lunch! Today we had such a yummy combo backed with healthy fruits, veggies, and proteins.

Sandwich: A Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese Wedge, Apple Wedges and Cinnamon Grilled to Perfection on Whole Wheat Bread 
Sides: Carrots, Small Plum, and Two Egg Whites 
Dessert: Apple Pie Lara Bar 
Drink: Lemon Water Image

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Pumpkin Spiced Latte

18 Oct

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Nothing screams fall more than a Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte. But lets be honest, on a lazy Sunday afternoon when the craving for a warm pumpkin coffee drink comes along, the last thing you want to do is get in your car and drive to the nearest Starbucks. Thats why we’ve created our own pumpkin spiced latte’s at home. Now you can enjoy these in your lazy sunday lounge wear, in your slippers, and in the comfort of your warm and cozy home just like we did. These are our own take on Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes. 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups skim milk
1-2 shots of espresso 
1 1/2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin
sweetener to taste (we used 2 packets of equal)
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 

Directions: 

1. Combine the milk, spices, pumpkin, sweetener, and vanilla in a small sauce pan and heat over low heat stirring occasionally. When the liquid reaches a simmer you can remove it from the heat and pour into a mug.

2. Next, it’s time to make your foam topping. Whip together another tsp of pumpkin, and another 1/4 cup of skim milk with a frothier. Once you’ve reached the foamy consistency desired, top your milk mixture, and add desired amount of expresso. Finally, top this amazing goodness with a pinch of cinnamon and enjoy!

Quaker Love

18 Oct

We have already established that we have an extreme obsession with oatmeal; any type of oatmeal. We’ve done normal, baked, cold, hot, overnight, and crockpot. We’ve done it all. But as busy college students, some mornings we just don’t have enough time to make our usual breakfast. Skipping breakfast is never an option. Instead, we grab a Quaker Medleys, the most genius creation. This oatmeal comes in a few different tasty combinations that makes breakfast quick, easy, and delicious. All you have to do is add water! If you ever need a quick breakfast, these are a great idea. I’m craving one just thinking about it..

Raving Over Yoplait’s Greek Froyo

16 Oct

I think it’s safe to say that no one comes close to our obsession with frozen yogurt. At one point this past summer we had 9 half gallons in our freezer.. and contemplated buying even more! When we saw Yoplait came out with a new line of frozen yogurt that was both healthy, fruity, AND high in protein we had no choice but to sample it! Our findings: HEAVENLY! Enough said.. You must test good stuff out yourselves. You will not regret it!

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Greek Yogurt Dipped Bananas

16 Oct

Here’s another perfect snack for anyone who needs to get their daily banana fix. A day is not fully complete without a banana. Tonight we coated a medium sized banana with 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt (we used plain but any kind world work) and sliced some almonds on-top of the banana. Next we put it on a plate, placed it in the freezer, and patiently waited for 2 hours for it to freeze. We had TONS of homework to occupy us in the meantime, but had a little break so we could enjoy our delicious creation! Two thumbs up.. I’d definitely make it again.

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Overnight Oats

12 Oct

We are definitely oatmeal kinda people. Our go to breakfast is usually some type of oatmeal creation. For the past couple of months we have seen tons of recipes for overnight oats but something about them just did not seem appealing. Finally, we decided to just give them a try…. and boy were we definitely missing out! Overnight oats are amazing and will definitely now be a regular breakfast go-to in the future!

This morning we decided to have apple & cinnamon overnight oats but there are so many different combinations you could try! Here are the ingredients and directions we used:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quick oats
3/4 cup of light vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 splenda packet
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp wheat germ
2 tsp apple cinnamon granola
1/2 apple

Directions:

1. In a mason jar (or any tall glass you have on hand) combine the oats, milk, cinnamon, applesauce, sugar packet, and wheat germ together. Simply combine all the ingredients, give it a shake, and put it in the fridge overnight.

2. The following morning take the oats out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you plan on eating them to remove the chill. Then top with 1/2 apple, granola and a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!

If cold oatmeal seems weird to you we encourage you to give these a try! You will not be disappointed.. we promise 🙂

 

 

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Cantaloupe and Cottage Cheese

11 Oct

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The perfect late night snack: 1/2 small cantelope cut in half and filled with cottage cheese!