Minimalistic Meal: Crockpot Ginger BBQ Shredded Pork.

I know I have been a bit MIA here lately. School has taken up all my recent free time! I’ve still been very active on my Instagram, so if you want to see what I have been up to, make sure to follow me there. Work and school both keep me very busy, but I…

Second Day Chicken Soup 

Here lately, my husband and I have been obsessed with roasting chicken in our Crock-Pot. At our local Aldi, we can buy a nice sized whole chicken for about six bucks. I simply rinse it, season it to my desire, and throw it in my Crock-Pot on high for about four hours. To keep the…

Homemade Gnocchi Recipe Testing

You know those last few potatoes out of that 5 lb bag? And you are thinking, “I do NOT want to eat mashed or baked potatoes AGAIN”? That was me this weekend. I always try to use up everything before it goes bad in the fridge. While it’s budget friendly to buy potatoes in bulk,…

7 Day Clean Eating Challenge: Days 5-7

I completed the challenge, and the results are in! Friday (day 5) looked pretty much like the rest of the week, I brought my typical snacks and tuna lunch to work and ate the rest of the pork chop meal from day 3. In case you want a recap, here is my grocery list, meal…

7 Day Clean Eating Challenge, Day 4

I didn’t do as well yesterday (Thursday), but I think I did stay within 1500 calories, I still have today and the weekend before my final measuring and weigh in. No recipe for you guys today, but tomorrow night I will be cooking up some tasty Italian Turkey Sliders, so recipe should be posted by…

Day 3 Clean Eating Challenge Update with Pork Chop Recipe

So yesterday, I did stay within the 1200 calorie goal, woo hoo! Yesterday was my rest day, but I did stay active. Hubby and I went to Barnes & Nobel and walked around, and then we went to Big Lots. If you are on a budget, Big Lots is the place for all of your…

7 Day Clean Eating Challenge: Day 2

Yesterday (Tuesday) I ate the same meals as day one, even the same dinner. I did add one poached egg to my breakfast, and had a banana and whole milk “smoothie” after my workout, because I was still hungry after dinner. This challenge allows for about 1200 cals a day, which I stayed within on Monday, but…

Baked Dijon Chicken Recipe and Clean Eating Update.

Day 1 of the 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge. Monday’s Update First things first, my beginning weight and measurements: 156.4 lbs Bust 40″ Waist 33.5″ Hips 39.5″ Thighs 22.5″ Upper Arms 12.5″ I actually enjoyed all of my food yesterday (Monday).  I had the breakfast, snacks, and lunches that I prepped and planned out Sunday. (Click…

Clean Eating Recipes and Meal Prep for the Week.

So I will be posting my progress one day behind. This is all my meal prep that I did yesterday (Sunday). I also included recipes and calorie information for my two snacks and my lunches for the week. Recipes for Dinners will be coming through out the week, so subscribe and stay tuned! Tuna Salad…

Clean Eating Challenge: Aldi Grocery List and Meal Plan

Meats: 1 lb Fit & Active Turkey Sausage $3.69 3.71 lbs Chicken Thighs $3.67 3.34 lb Bone-in Pork Chops $7.98 1 lb Ground Turkey $3.29 Dairy: Whole Milk $1.79 3 Dozen Large Eggs $2.07 Low-Fat Cottage Cheese $2.29 Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Blend $2.79 Canned Goods: 5 cans tuna $3.25 Marinara Sauce $0.99 Spices/Oils Italian Seasoning…

7 DAY CLEAN EATING CHALLENGE + New 30 Day Series

So this is a challenge that I am going to be following starting Monday. If you have read any of my prior posts (click here), you know that in July I want to start a new series for my budget blog. Every 30 days, I will try a new diet, and see if it can…

Fashion Forward Friday: H&M Haul

If you read my last post about my mini H&M haul, you know I purchased just a few items for only $21.  Not anything fancy, but I bought one grey baggy t-shirt (only $9.99) and a light tan tank top for only $5.99, that I can dress up or down. I also bought a cute pair…