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    Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

    Long ago I tried to get into protein smoothies and and it just never really happened for me. I probably didn’t try hard enough to find one that suited me. But really how much money are you supposed to spend on these things? And why do they taste so weird? And the texture? Anyway, it just wasn’t for me. But what I do love, is a good breakfast smoothie. So I’m going to share one of my favorites with you. 1 banana 1/2 C. oats 1 TBSP chia seeds 1/4-1/2 TSP cinnamon 1 C. milk 1 TBSP maple syrup I just throw mine in a tall glass and use my…

  • Food,  Printables

    6 Weeks of Dinner. You’re Welcome.

    Over the last few weeks I have been compiling lists of some of my favorite recipes. Not only have I made a list for you, but I have compiled them into weekly meal plans that come with access to the recipe and list of ingredients you can copy and paste into a shopping list! Oh and all the meals have ingredients that can be found at my favorite money saving store, Aldi! A Few Notes On How I Meal Plan I shop for two of us and you might look at my meal plans and be like how can two people possibly consume that much food? I’m not really sure.…

  • Equestrian,  Food

    The Horse Show Diet

    Okay, this weekend I fell victim to “The Horse Show Diet”. You know a weekend of fast food, on top of junk food, with copious amount of coffee. For a couple of years I have worked hard to demystify eating healthy at horse shows and have it somewhat down to a science, which I will share with you. But first let’s talk about how I fell off the band wagon this weekend. Let me paint you a picture real quick. A brunette girl flying down the highway in a blue Chevy Cruze. TI’s What You Know [Explicit] is blaring through the speakers. She’s got a McDonald’s hash brown in one…

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    Food

    How My Slow Cooker Saved My Life

    A year ago I was taking 12 credit hours of graduate course work, working full-time, horse momming, going to horse shows, and trying to maintain a social life with like the three friends I have. There were a few pretty standard human activities that also flew way under the radar such as sleeping, showering, and eating. I just did not have time to do all three and unfortunately that meant I was eating bananas or Micky D’s chicken nugs for dinner on a regular basis. With a little planning ahead, freezer meals were able to save my life. I made 20 slow cooker freezer meals for around $250. I’m really…

  • Food

    Favorite Fall Recipes

    Today I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year. It’s been super hot and humid in the Chicagoland area the past week, but today it was breezy 67 degrees, which in my opinion is ALMOST optimal Pumpkin Spice Latte weather. This is my favorite time of year mostly because I have what you call an end of summer/early fall horse. What does that mean, exactly? I have a horse that is emotionally stable for approximately 8 weeks out of the year. The other 44 weeks are a crapshoot. Needless to say I’m excited for a perfect mare, sweatshirts, and cozy comfort foods. There is something about coming home…