Friday Favorite: Pretzel Dip

Disclaimer: Thanks to my haphazard clicking, this Friday Favorite is a day-early Thursday special preview! I have a burning love for pretzels. In particular, the Price Chopper brand pretzels– I like how they’re small and dense. I’m also a tremendous fan of anything that can be dipped… it runs in my family. Lately I’ve been…

‘New Year’, New Sneakers

Although January is still months away, in the world of education the ‘new year’ has been fully welcomed in. School is officially back in full swing. It’s definitely nice in teacher-land to be back in routine. The start of a new school year is certainly one of the reasons I love fall. Something about fresh…

Healthy Lunch | Schoolhouse Throw Back

I hate packing my lunch. It’s usually around 5:40 am and the last thing I want to think about is chopping lettuce or dealing with deli meat. And I’m a morning person. I’ve gone through phases with my lunch routine. Last school year I was in a big not-eat-a-formal-lunch lunch mode. That being said, I…

Friday Favorite // Giant Smoothie Shortcut

I’m a major advocate of smoothies for breakfast… Not the strawberries-plus-honey-and-banana-and-fruit-juice sugar bomb smoothies, the nutritional powerhouse smoothies. An empty stomach is a great blank slate to pour a delicious dose of nutrients into first thing in the morning. Not only do you feel like you’re radiating healthy goodness all day, but also your system can…

Let’s talk about CHICKPEAS

It is absolutely no secret to those around me that I have a small obsession with chickpeas…aka Garbanzo beans. Aka those little slimy things on the salad bar. I love chickpeas because they have a very creamy and mellow taste. If you do a quick pinterest search, you’ll easily find 10 different ways to use…

The BEST tortilla chips

This week’s Friday favorite is one of those items I always keep in excess in my pantry. With my love of Mexican food, tortilla chips are a constant necessity. Leftover anything in this house has a tendency to be turned into some sort of nachos. (did you see my Asian lettuce wraps? Yep- those became nachos)…

Insane Inflatable 5k: An Anti-Runner’s Experience

As I’ve been mentioning around here lately, I ran my first 5k last weekend. [This girl doesn’t run ‘by nature’].. Looking back, I would definitely do the ‘Insane Inflatable 5k’ again… BUT there’s definitely a few things I wish I knew before starting. ** If you’ve never heard of the ‘Insane Inflatable 5k’ before, it is…