Easy Work/School Lunches

I know I just did a post about an easy school morning breakfast, so I decided to go along the same lines & give you guys some easy lunches you can pack for work or school!

Monday

  • Salad, hummus & crackers

Tuesday

  • Sandwich, fruit

Wednesday

  • Pasta salad, protein bar

Thursday

  • Wrap, homemade fries

Friday

  • Rice with grilled chicken &/or veggies

I usually just switch between all of these combos. I prep my lunch the night before so I can just run out the door. I also save a lot of money by not eating out all the time. Some weeks I have salad most days, others I’ll eat leftovers, but for the most part, this is what you can expect to see in my lunch bag!

What do you guys like to eat for lunch? Let me know in the comments or on social media! 

xo,

jazz

Quick & Easy Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, hands down. I have a sweet tooth, so part of it could be I just love all the sweet options. But I love the classic eggs & bacon too. Basically, I try not to skip breakfast for multiple reasons; it’s also the most important meal of the day! If I don’t have a filling breakfast, I end up snacking way more than I should & choosing unhealthy options.

The only problem is, I usually don’t have a lot of time in the mornings to make a big, fancy breakfast. (Weekends are another story… brunch is my favorite part.) On days when I have class or somewhere I need to be, this is my favorite breakfast! I usually try to have a variety so I don’t get bored, but this combo is soooo good & filling & it’s literally 3 ingredients!

  • Wheat toast
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Honey

It’s that simple! I’ll usually pair it with fruit or yogurt & granola. And always, always a cup of coffee. 😉

What is your favorite breakfast recipe! Let me know in the comments or DM me on social media! 

xo,

jazz

Grad Party Cupcakes

It is officially graduation season! I love this time of year because everyone is so nervous & excited about the future. But the best part of it all (along with getting a degree!) is the parties. My brother graduates this month so I’ve been busy planning a party for family & friends.

My signature party dish is cupcakes, so of course I had to go with a graduation theme. These are super easy to make & look almost too good to eat!

To make this adorable yet edible dessert, start with your favorite cake mix & make cupcakes. Choose either vanilla or chocolate frosting & then you can add sprinkles that represent school colors. To make the graduation caps, I followed a stencil outline & then cut them out & colored them in. It is time consuming, but they turned out great! Once the caps are cut & colored, use Scotch tape to adhere a toothpick to the back of the hat. Stick it in the decorated cupcake & you’re set!

If you don’t have a grad hat stencil, you can make a different version here.

Balsamic Strawberries & Cream Croissantwiches

This sweet recipe is perfect for brunch or an after dinner treat. I found this recipe while scrolling through Pinterest & decided to give it a try. It was super easy to make & turned out just like the picture I pinned, so that’s a good sign.

Ingredients: 6 croissants

1 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 cup cream cheese

1 tbsp sugar (or more if you like really sweet stuff)

1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

chocolate syrup or hot fudge

1 tsp butter

Prep time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Start by toasting your croissants. While they’re toasting, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the strawberries, vinegar, & sugar & stir for approximately 5 minutes or until the strawberries look dark red. Remove the strawberry mixture from the heat & let cool. Spread cream cheese on one side of the toasted croissant & then add the cooled strawberries & sauce. Add the other side of the croissant on top & drizzle your choice of chocolate. Refrigerate until ready to eat or chow down immediately!

P.S. I didn’t have balsamic vinegar so I used a substitute of 1/2 tsp of honey & 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar & it was fine. Also, if you want to serve a larger crowd, slice the croissant in half & serve 10-12.