Tropical Breakfast Fruit Bars

 

Tropical Breakfast Fruit Bars- made with whole wheat flour and oats!

Let’s talk about the breakfast conundrum.

You wake up feeling refreshed! The sun in shining (the tank is clean) and you jump out of bed ready to tackle the day. But WAIT. Before even thinking about being productive, you need to put something in your stomach to help gotcha moving. Then you check your watch. You have 30 minutes to get to class/work/the dentist/etc and WOAH. It’s time to really get moving.

You need food. Fast.

I face this problem every day. The breakfast struggle bus has been boarded and I’m usually on the hunt for something yummy + fast + reasonably healthy. The problem is, finding that combination can sometimes be a challenge and I bet bored if I eat the same breakfast every day. They say (and I wholeheartedly agree) that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when I’m rushed and not overly hungry at the time, I often end up skipping it. And yes, as a food/healthy living blogger I am just about hanging my head in shame.

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What I Ate Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, friends! I have a busy week, so I’m just going to dive straight into today’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday. Ole!

Breakfast:

Breakfast is an old combination that has become a new favorite. Growing up, my mom used to make this exact breakfast for my dad and I. I remember my dad always eating around the egg yolk and saving it for the last bite, while my mom and I chose to break the yolk and get a little with each bite. It’s weird the little things you remember from your childhood!

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Ways to Give Back to Your Community

 

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Create the Good for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the greatest and most significant aspects in my life is my community. Growing up, I was always surrounded by a loving group of people, whether it was at at home or at school. If I was feeling down in the dumps, the community I was surrounded by at the time was my backbone and support system. That’s why I want to give back!

For me, the best way for me to be any kind of productive is with lists! I’m an organizer and so I’ve compiled a list of some of the things that I plan to do to better my community.

– Plant flowers (With the cute gloves I received!)

– Pick up trash.

– Be eco friendly and refrain from using plastic bottles.

– Work at the local soup kitchen.

– Gather garments for a clothing drive.

– Paint a community mural.

– Teach youth how to read.

– Host a block potluck to create togetherness.

– Gather toiletries and create care packages for the homeless.

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But these are just ideas for now! That’s where one of my favorite orgs steps in. Create the Good, an organization geared towards giving back to your community, is holding a contest where selfless individuals (Like yourself!) submit a video about their own vision for bettering their community. The public will vote on the most inspirational video and the creator will receive a $2,500 donation to the charity of their choice and the top three runner-ups will receive a $500 donation.

Create the Good Dream Builder Video Contest

The video can include:

a) Yourself, friends, volunteers, organizations

b) Your dream and/or idea

c) What you are currently doing in your community

d) Nonprofits you are working with to improve the community

e) Abstract representation of your dream

f) Why you would like your project to win

g) Why your project is important

Now, go out and CREATE THE GOOD IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

See more at the Create the Good Facebook page!

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Vegas Recap

You guys… this weekend!

Long story short, it involved lots of late nights, dancing on tables, a little too much booze, and building memories with my girlfriends. My feet are DEAD from being in stilettos yesterday for 6 hours straight and we had to leave for the airport at 6:45 a.m after getting back from being up in da club at 4:30 in the morning, but my heart is so full. I had the best time. Also, send help because I am exhausted.

Less words and more pictures today as I really need to recover haha. Hope you all had a great weekend! ❤️

The “Smash Parade” as termed by a random guy

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Skillet Chili Cornbread Bake

Skillet Chili Cornbread Bake- so easy and done in no time!

Today we’re talking CHILI!

Because what could be better than a big, steaming hot bowl of comfort food? All answer that for ya, NOTHING!

Chili has a special place in my heart. Growing up, my family spent a lot of winters skiing and there wasn’t anything more delicious than sitting down to some chili and cornbread after a long morning of going up and down the slopes. You’d stomp off all the snow on your boots and awkwardly walk into the dining area (if you ever have skied, you know how ridiculously uncomfortable ski boots are). A hot second later you have fluffy golden cornbread in hand and crumble it into your chili bowl. Add some sour cream and you are in H-E-A-V-E-N.

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