It’s Back-to-School time! Parents are rejoicing everywhere! The start of a new school year can be pretty chaotic and it’s not always easy to come up with meal ideas so I’ve rounded up a bunch of my favorites that are really perfect for a quick breakfast, snack, or dinner!
Baked Oatmeal Cups – Running behind schedule? Take your oatmeal on the-go! These are totally customizable too!
Easy weeknight meals are a must this time of year when the kiddos are headed back to school. And before we know it, cooler weather will start to creep in and comfort food is back on the table! Work has been so crazy for me lately. Grant season just ended and I found myself getting home and not wanting to do anything except lay on the couch and zone out. One-pot meals are the perfect compromise for nights where you are too tired to cook a big meal, but also don’t want to go out or spend money on take-out.
This One-Pot Chicken, Beans, and Rice is the perfect weeknight meal to transition to Fall and back-to-school. It’s so easy! All you have to do is brown the chicken and then you literally just throw everything else in the pot and let it cook! The rice will get nice and tender from the diced tomato liquid and chicken broth. This is such an easy dinner, but it’s also comforting and filling.
You can also add a variety of toppings. Since the seasonings in this recipe lean towards Mexican, I like to add avocado, cilantro, and even a sprinkle of cheese. This is really the perfect family meal for when you want to put in as little effort as possible!
Are you guys enjoying the Olympics? I always love when they are on and I can’t get enough gymnastics! It’s just too much fun not to watch! Even Maddie is loving gymnastics. In her own little toddler way, she dances around and jumps up and down. I think in her mind, she is doing exactly the same things as the gymnasts. She claps whenever she hears other cheering and clapping. Yeah, it’s basically the cutest thing ever, but I digress…
I can never get enough zoodles in my life. They are the perfect low-carb alternative to pasta and in my opinion, it tastes just as good! I always do tomato or oil-based sauces for pasta dishes, but wanted to try a nice roasted red pepper sauce this time and it was so easy and flavorful! This recipe comes together in just about 20 minutes which makes it perfect for quick weeknight dinners. You can add chicken or fish to it as well if you want something a little more substantial, but I personally loves these noodles as is with a pile of Parmesan grated on top! Roasting your own red peppers is easy enough, but if you are looking for shortcuts, you can always use jarred roasted peppers if that is easier.
It’s only the beginning of August, but I’m already seeing signs of fall coming, the kiddos are headed back to school, and I’ve even started seeing some fall decor popping up in stores which I realize is kind of crazy, but it’s really not too far off! You guys know me, I personally can’t wait for a new season, but I still have a few summery recipes to share so let’s do this!
This Mango Lassi is a delicious drink that I made into a smoothie made with frozen mango, honey, yogurt, and a touch of cinnamon. A Lassi is an Indian drink made of fruit and yogurt. If you’ve never had one, I highly recommend it! This was another recipe I mixed up right before I move when I discovered a bag of frozen mango in the freezer. I think I actually prefer this drink as a smoothie with the frozen mango. I prefer the colder icier texture.
While a traditional lassi is made with plain yogurt, you can always experiment and use some fruit-flavored yogurts if desired. The amount of honey is also up to you! I added just a pinch of cinnamon to mine, but you can kick it up if you prefer!
You guys, it’s August! Where the heck did July go? I feel like moving basically took up the entire month. Now we have family in town and are so busy.
I made these lettuce wraps when I was trying to clean out my fridge at the old house and they were so tasty! My regular readers may already know that I love a good lettuce wrap! I’ve got a number of different versions on my blog like Honey Chipotle Chicken, Thai Peanut Chicken, and Copycat P.F. Chang’s just to name a few. I figured a good vegetarian lettuce wrap recipe was needed so here it is! These really couldn’t be easier. There’s just some chopping involved, but these don’t require much cooking time at all and then it’s time to eat!
I tend to prefer my lettuce wraps to be pretty simple. I don’t like a lot of toppings, but you guys can certainly dress these guys up however you please! Cheese, salsa, cilantro, sour cream, whatever you want! You could also add in other veggies or beans if desired and can easily adjust the spices as needed. You really can’t screw these up! I’m loving these easy vegetable lettuce wraps for quick weeknight dinners!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. The opinions and text are all mine.
When you think of the perfect summer meal, what do you think of? For me, it’s a lot of fresh salads and tall glasses of Lipton fresh-brewed iced tea! It just makes me think of lazy and relaxing lunches in the sun with family and friends, and well, that just makes me pretty happy! Summer should be all about spontaneous days with loved ones enjoying the summer weather whether you are pool-side or on a picnic. I could sit outside all day with a glass of iced tea just disconnecting and chatting with loved ones! I have fond memories from when I was younger of my dad brewing iced tea out in the backyard sun followed by summer cookouts with family. Now as an adult, I live off fresh iced tea and salads all summer long!
And what is my most favorite salad of all time? The Cobb Salad. I just love the toppings. And today, I’ve created a fun summer version of the Cobb Salad! This summery version is loaded with fresh strawberries and blueberries, creamy diced avocado, jack cheese, almonds, and chicken! The dressing is also easy and fabulous. It’s my go-to dressing recipe that always works well with any salad.
Welcome to Eat. Drink. Love.! My name is Stephanie. Here you will find healthy and easy recipes with a few indulgences thrown in for good measure! Why the name Eat. Drink. Love.? Well, I think this is what life is all about!