Egg-spiration

This morning I was feeling quite uninspired in the kitchen. I haven’t grocery shopped in a while, and don’t have too many options left. I wound up making a blueberry smoothie, just like yesterday, but still wanted something else. While doing my daily blog reads, I came across this post from Lisa.

Ding ding ding! Egg-spiration hit! I literally rushed out to the kitchen to make these egg muffins immediately.

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. For my muffins, I used 4 eggs, a splash of milk, a few shakes of “Italian” seasoning, shredded cheese, spinach, and sweet corn. After beating the eggs together in a bowl, I added in everything else and stirred it all up! Then, I poured the egg mixture into muffin tins – this made 6. I popped them in the oven, and let them bake for about 28 minutes.

GALS 302

These were so good, and really hit the spot! I enjoyed two before putting the rest in the fridge for later. Thanks Lisa!!! Smile

Today I have plans to go to total body at 3:00, as usual. For some reason I am extra excited for class today! I can’t wait to feel the burn, and I think I might even increase my weights some!

After total body, Meghan and I are running some errands, including a stop at super Walmart and the mall! I need to pick up some groceries and toiletries, and then possibly look for a graduation dress, since graduation is now only 15 days away!!! It’s so surreal!

I’ll leave you with this video – thoughts??

Nutella Cookies

Sorry for the lack of exciting posts lately! Not to sound like a broken record, but school has been kickin’ my butt lately! It’s that time of the semester where everything is due! That means my schedule has been pretty out of wack, as have my eating habits!

As promised, here are some baking pictures/the nutella cookie recipe! Personally I wasn’t totally happy with how these cookies turned out, but my group gave them great reviews and told me multiple times how much they liked them. I have an empty plate of crumbs to back up their opinions and everything! 😉 So I’d probably fiddle around with this recipe in the future to make it better, but here it is for now!

Nutella Cookies

  • 1 cup of nutella
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup of oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in bowl until dough forms. Place balls of dough on baking sheet, and bake for 18 minutes. Note: these cookies spread out quite a bit, so be prepared!

the star of the show!

bakin' away

the final product!

I am a big nutella fan, but I’ve found that I don’t actually use it that often, since it’s SO rich and dense. These cookies were the perfect way to make a dent in my jar! And I’m already dreaming ahead of oats in a jar…nutella style! I’m excited!

As for the flourless peanut butter cookies, you can see when I made them before here.

so that they don't feel left out..

Tonight I have class from 6:00-8:00, so I will most likely be eating something random for dinner at a funky time…yet again! Life is tough in college, I tell ya! 😉

Brain Dead

Hi guys!

I am feeling completely brain dead at the moment…hence the uncreative title goin’ on up there!

I’m currently at a group meeting…at midnight…with no end in sight. WAH. Tomorrow our rough draft is due for the advertising campaign that my group has been working on all semester, so that’s why we’re burnin’ the midnight oil!

Today I made it to total body, and got my butt kicked. The instructor that taught it today is SUPER strong, so she can physically put us through a harder work out than other instructors. It’s always a challenge, but it felt great!

For dinner I had a hodgepodge of sweet potato fries, roasted broccoli, green peppers, andddddd the highlight – salt and vinegar chickpeas! I ended up using a mixture of apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar to boil them in because I didn’t have any white vinegar on hand. They were awesome! As a biggg fan of salt and vinegar chips, I really love this healthier take on them!

chickpeas in vinegar...tasty!

I also did some baking after dinner, so that I could bring my group a little treat to enjoy while we worked. I made flourless peanut butter cookies, as well as nutella cookies! They were my little experiment, and got rave reviews from my group! I’ll post pictures tomorrow…time to get back to this rough draft! Night!

Green Velvet

I just saw this article featured on yahoo, which featured THESE green velvet cupcakes. How cute are they?! And festive too! Love it! 🙂

7 Grain Muffins

Goooood morning afternoon! I was actually up at a reasonable hour today because I had a 10:00 am phone interview. I enjoyed a cup of chai tea while prepping for the phone call, which ended up going very well! 🙂

I wasn’t too hungry yet, and I was bored…so I decided to bake my breakfast! My inspiration was my new Bob’s Red Mill 7 Grain cereal. I bought it on my last shopping trip, and was dying to use it, but wasn’t in the mood for hot cereal. There happened to be a nice little recipe on the side for muffins, which I modified a bit.

7 grain goodness

After mixing the ingredients, I had a nice thick batter:

thick, oat-y batter

I poured the batter into muffin tins, and ended up making 18 pretty large muffins! The result was my muffin army:

army of muffins!

close up

They turned out so well! I enjoyed one for breakfast, with a sliced kiwi on the side. Very filling, very delicious! After letting my roommates sample a few, I froze the remaining muffins.

I had to run some errands this morning, one of which was getting my passport picture taken! I’m so excited to FINALLY be getting my passport. Woohoo!

When I got home I had a few pretzels dipped in roasted garlic hummus, which we are kind of fans of in my house:

hummus overkill

Haha. You can never have too much hummus, apparently! Now I’m off to total body! Can’t wait for those endorphins to kick in today! 🙂

7 Grain Muffin Recipe

  • 2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill 7 Grain cereal
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients and stir until batter forms (will be slightly lumpy). Put into muffin tins, and bake for about 15 minutes, or until done. TA-DA!

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