Looks like:

The snow I woke up to on Saturday morning!

Burning bush not on fire anymore!

Feels like:

My fuzzy puppy and warm blankets

Tastes like:

Overload of Halloween candy, chicken chili, sweet potatoes, meatloaf, and bacon. yum

Smells like:

Cinnamon candles and pumpkin spice coffee

I hope you had a great weekend also filled with relaxation and fun!

Now back to the daily grind.

Grilled Cheese Challenge: Finale

I am not a quitter.

But my recent desire for my variety and trip home has caused me to end the Grilled Cheese Challenge early.  I’m not going to force myself eat anything I don’t want to and I’ve just been craving other things. Food is such an enjoyable thing to me that I want to eat every different thing that I can.

So here ends the Grilled Cheese Challenge.

27 days is still impressive. The first two weeks were probably the best. It was nice to have lunch planned out already. But then I wanted to eat the other delicious foods that I incorporate into my diet.

And I’ve learned a lot. For example:

  • One block of cheese- oz. can last me almost a month
  • There are many different ways to get your cheese “melty”
  • Muenster has such a great flavor, it might be a new favorite
  • I went through a lot more bread than I normally would in a month
  • Broccoli, apples, tomatoes, and even guacamole tasted good on a grilled cheese. Try it.

Needless to say, I probably won’t be having grilled cheese for a while. I’ll go back to my once in a while habit which makes this simple sandwich all the more special.

Have a terrific weekend!

Snacks on the go!

Today, I’m headed home for a little visit!

I have a interview in the area and am so excited to spend some time at home as well to just relax.

But I have a long car ride ahead of me first. So I’m prepared with lots of snacks and music.

Yesterday I roasted some chickpeas with salt and garlic. Yum! And it was hard not to eat them all right then. If you haven’t already made them, they’re like crack  super addictive, so I suggest you roast several cans. Just rinse them, toss in olive oil and desired seasonings and bake at 450 degrees until crisp and crunchy.

I’m also taking some apples, carrots, and a veggies sub. It’s hard to be healthy on the road so I’m packing these goodies and will maybe pick up something sweet on the way. 🙂

Anddd I”m going to jam to some Adele (don’t you love her?), Beyonce and some of my other older cds. Oldie but goodie right?  I love to listen to the radio but get frustrated if I constantly have to change the station.

Hopefully, my car ride will go fast with all the fun stuff (ha!) I’m bringing along.

And I’ll have lots of coffee and diet coke (addictions!)

Any other ideas for good road trip snacks?

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Welcome to FoodNook!

Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.