Breakfast is the most important way to start your day. Not because it kick starts your metabolism or gives you energy to carpe that diem. I don’t know about you, but I wake up hangry and breakfast helps keep my bad attitude at bay. The only problem is that I have to be at work for 8am, which leaves little room to lounge in bed with pancakes like I see all over Instagram. I’m always on the hunt for healthy breakfast ideas that are easy for on the go. I broke down some of my favorite breakfast foods into two categories: easy for your commute and dishes best served at your desk.
Have you ever noticed that having a sunny outlook on life was a lot easier when you know…the sun is out? For those of you who think January in New England is like living in a winter wonderland, you need to cancel your cable subscription. It’s a blessing when the temperature rises above freezing. I’m not complaining, just telling you the facts. And the fact is, living the healthier lifestyle that you promised yourself on New Year’s is a lot harder when there’s more snow than excuses preventing you from getting to the gym. From one lazy gal to another, here’s how to stay motivated to live your best life, even in the dead of winter.
The holiday season is here so I’m sure that your oven in churning out baked goods at a much higher rate than the rest of the year. Not to mention January is almost upon us, and you’ve promised yourself you’re going to start cooking more #newyearnewyou. I’m not sure about you, but my inner health nut and ravenous sweet tooth always at odds. On one hand you want to treat yourself, yet you still want to stick with your goals. I feel you on a soul level. But let me tell you, not all recipe substitutes were created equal. Baking is a science that shouldn’t be messed with. And if you do, tread carefully. Same goes for cooking. If you’re used to weird textures, be my guest. But you may leave your guests gagging with these healthy recipe substitutions.
Hosting friendsgiving can be a daunting task. I’m not talking about the hours you’ll spend giving your apartment a deep clean or stressing over who should be on the guest list. Even if you make it potluck style, hosting can get expensive very quick. Don’t worry, I have your wallet’s back. Trader Joe’s is the secret to putting together a killer friendsgiving menu. But be warned, you may do such a good job, you’ll be stuck hosting next year as well.
One is the loneliest number, especially when it comes to food. Think about the last few times you hung out with your friends. More often than not the occasion revolved around food. Even if your gang isn’t hunting down the city’s best brunch spots, you always socialize over some cocktails and carbs. Eating is a social activity, so what happens when there’s no one to share a meal with? For one thing, you get to eat whatever you want. No compromises here.
If there’s one thing more than I love food, it’s saving money. To some, grocery shopping is a mundane task. But to me, it’s a guilty pleasure. I love scouring the aisles for good food and great deals. Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite places on the planet (next to IKEA.) But it’s easy to walk out of there with a full cart and an empty wallet. While the prices are nothing compared to Whole Foods, it’s not the ideal place for twenty somethings to do their full grocery shopping if they’re balling on a budget. Learn how to save money on groceries at Trader Joe’s.