Strawberry Banana Smoothie with a Twist

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 This healthy breakfast or snack has everything you love about a classic strawberry banana smoothie but with just a hint of pineapple.  Why Smoothies? When I think of smoothies they’re not really a winter food. They’re cold, fruity, and bright but oh so good. Normally I just eat cereal for breakfast, but this morning I Read more

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cookiesfeatured

Do you ever crave chocolate? I do. Could there be anything better than freshly baked, ooey, gooey, soft chocolate cookies? I think not!! My mouth is watering now from just thinking about eating cookies.   The first time I ate these cookies last year was at the Bamback’s (Parker’s family) Christmas Eve family game night. Read more

What’s New?

What’s New?featured

Hi there! Recently I haven’t been blogging much, but I’m finally on winter break (no college for the next few weeks!). I’m excited to get back into blogging. The past month has been so incredibly busy and I’m ready to wind down for the holidays. So…let’s catch up! Let me know what’s new with you Read more

Easy Chicken Soft Tacos Anyone Can Make

Easy Chicken Soft Tacos Anyone Can Makefeatured

Last night, I finally made something really good for dinner. I took a hiatus from Pinterest (and studying) and made these Chicken Soft Tacos for dinner. This recipe is so easy and flavorful, you’ll want to make it again and again! Anyone can make them, because it’s that easy.   I’ve been a bit MIA Read more

Easy One Pan Italian Chicken Meal Prep

Easy One Pan Italian Chicken Meal Prepfeatured

I woke up Sunday morning determined to meal prep for the week. I was thinking I want something easy, but also yummy and healthy. While scrolling though Pinterest, half awake and too lazy to get out of bed,  I stumble upon this recipe for Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls from the food blog Easy Peazy Read more

Moist Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Moist Zucchini Chocolate Muffinsfeatured

Don’t be scared by the title of this post. Before you disregard putting zucchini in your dessert read this! I was skeptical too when I first saw this recipe for Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins on Pinterest, but I decided to give it a try. And…I was surprisingly pleased! As it turns out zucchini can actually Read more

Feta, Mushroom, and Spinach Egg Muffins

Feta, Mushroom, and Spinach Egg Muffinsfeatured

Everyone knows mornings can be hectic. Wether you woke up late for classes (usually me), are rushing to work, trying to get your family together, or if you’re just not a morning person, it can be hard to find time to get ready for your day and eat breakfast. However, with these breakfast muffins, inspired Read more

Surprisingly Good Skinny Bang Bang Zucchini Noodles

Surprisingly Good Skinny Bang Bang Zucchini Noodlesfeatured

When college started in late August, I told myself that I’d meal prep every Sunday night…that hasn’t happened consistently. However, I did try the first several weeks of school! When I looked on Pinterest for good meal prep recipes, this Skinny Bang Bang Zucchini Noodle recipe by Kirbie from the food blog Kirbie’s Cravings stood out Read more

3 Best Places to get a Sweet Treat on Oahu

3 Best Places to get a Sweet Treat on Oahufeatured

Aloha! Today I’m writing to you from the beautiful city of Honolulu, Hawaii which is on the island of Oahu. One last hoorah before college starts back up in about 2 weeks. Usually I don’t let myself have too many desserts, but I’m on vacation! TREAT YO SELF. (Is that still cool to say?) Anyway, Read more

Actually The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Actually The Best Chocolate Cake Everfeatured

Me: Hi, my name is Niva, and I am a chocoholic. Other chocoholics sitting in a circle around me in succinct and monotone voice: “Hi Niva.” Fun fact, “chocoholic” is an actual word in the English language and doesn’t get underlined in red when I’m typing it into Google! The Cake Okay, as you can Read more