Skinny French Onion Dip With Veggie Chips

Skinny French Onion DipFall has officially begun so cue me eating everything in sight. Kidding. Kinda? What is it about cold weather that makes us crave fatty, comfort foods? Fall weather also makes me crave my bed, a massive blanket and an overwhelming amount of tea/coffee. Really the only thing that can force me to be social during these chilly months is a football game paired with good food and better company. skinny french onion dip with sweet potato and zucchini chips skinny french onion dip with sweet potato and zucchini chips If we are being completely honest here, about 10% of girls genuinely enjoy watching the football game and the remaining 90% of us are there for the food. Tailgates have THE best food selection hands down. Mini sandwiches, casseroles, wings, cheese platters, and of course chips and dip. I mean that covers all the major food groups, right?

The biggest challenge when creating a healthy recipe alternative is tricking the guys into not noticing. Boys can always tell if any sort of fat or calories have been removed. They have a radar I promise.skinny french onion dip with sweet potato chips and zucchini chipsWhile peanut butter and chocolate may be my number one food pair, chips and dip have to be my second. I don’t know why us girls have such a thing for chips and pretty much any sort of dip but I think it’s programmed since birth. Spinach and artichoke dip, salsa, queso, hummus, you name it. But today is all about skinny french onion dip. Oh yes.

This french onion dip has been skinnified with chobani greek yogurt because everything tastes better when it’s #madewithchobani :)homemade sweet potato chips and zucchini chipsI paired my delicious french onion dip with homemade sweet potato chips and zucchini chips to keep the healthy theme going. If your fellow tailgating friends aren’t ready to take that big of a leap you can use pretzels, pita chips or tortilla chips instead.

I let my boyfriend and family sample the dip when it was complete and let me tell ya, it was a huge hit. No one even noticed it was healthy because it tastes like an exact replica of a full-fat dip. The only fat in this recipe comes from a small amount of olive oil (monounsaturated fat) which is the kind of fat your body needs. I hope you all will bring this dip to your next tailgate (or party) and tell me the reactions you get! Also, be sure to check out Chobani’s  recipe section for more skinny recipes like mine :)

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Ingredients For Dip

  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz package of chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free Chobani plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

Directions

  1. Sauté the onions in olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Once they begin caramelizing, reduce the heat and let them simmer. Stir every few minutes to make sure they don’t burn.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 more minutes.
  4. Remove from the stove and place mixture in a mixing bowl to be refrigerated for 10-15 minutes. Set aside a couple tablespoons of the mixture to top the dip when it’s complete.
  5. Add the yogurt, Worchestershire sauce and garlic salt to the mixing bowl with the caramelized onions.
  6. Stir until the mixture is evenly combined.  Taste, and season with additional salt and pepper or extra worcestershire if needed.
  7. Top with remaining caramelized onions and serve immediately.

Ingredients For Chips:

  • Sweet potatoes (as needed)
  • Zucchini (as needed)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt

Directions:

Thinly slice sweet potatoes and zucchinis. Place on cookie sheet. Spray with olive oil and dust with salt. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes, flipping them halfway through. Frequently check on the chips so they don’t burn. Cooking time depends on thickness of chips.

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Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted ChickpeasFootball season is in full-force which means beer, cheese dip, and calories on top of calories. Now I’m not saying I won’t dive head first into the rotel dip when I show up at a tailgate, but having healthier options makes me feel less guilty when I realize I single-handedly finished the entire bowl.

spicy roasted chickpeasspicy roasted chickpeasWhen I heard nuts.com was looking to share healthy tailgating options I was pretty darn excited. I wanted to think outside of the box and somehow that landed me at creating two recipes for roasted chickpeas. Before you exit out of this post like “LOL chickpeas at a tailgate??” hear me out…

This weekend I took my dad to the Titans game for his birthday and all around me I saw hotdogs, pizza, and nachos. Oh and of course beer, beer, and more beer.  The most popular “side” however, was a good ole classic bag of peanuts! garlic roasted chickpeasI add peanuts, almonds and cashews to just about everything so I was totally on board with this peanut/football trend. But what about all the poor souls with peanut allergies? Let’s just take a moment of silence for them because peanut butter is a glimpse of heaven. You think I’m kidding. No, I’m not. These unfortunate souls were my inspiration for both spicy chickpeas and garlic chickpeas!roasted chickpeas seasoning garlic roasted chickpeasI love having a crunchy, salty snack to munch on mindlessly while I anticipate what is going to happen next in the game. (I’m a nervous eater) I’m also a grazer so roasted chickpeas are a great option for me when I’m not hungry enough for more buffalo wings, or really hungry at all, but still find myself patrolling the table of food. While most tailgate snacks will counteract all the hard work you put in at the gym during the week, these little gems will not!roasted chickpeasChickpeas are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They also contain no saturated fat but are oh so satisfying. So,  at your next tailgate I highly recommend placing out a bowl of these flavorful roasted chickpeas alongside your bowl of peanuts or trail mix.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Garlic Seasonings:

  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper

Spicy Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas in the sink. Remove any loose skins off of the beans, but don’t worry about taking them all off.
  2. Evenly spread your beans out on a paper towel and pat them dry. (Some websites say you need to dry them for 30 mins or so, I popped mine right in the oven and they were super crunchy.)
  3. Preheat oven to 415 F.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
  5. Evenly spread your towel-dried beans on the cookie sheet
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring them around every 10-15 mins.
  7. After baking, quickly transfer to a bowl and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  8. Toss the chickpeas in the seasonings and coat well.spicy roasted chickpeas

Did I win you over or do you still think I’m crazy?

Happy tailgating!

elizabeth, x

Cod Creole

Cod Creole Recipe Peppers Onion Tomato

Cod Creole recipeWhile I’m at school, my diet is mostly comprised of grilled chicken or deli sandwiches. Rarely do I get the luxury of any type of seafood, which is very unfortunate because shrimp miiiiiight be my favorite protein. (if you don’t like seafood you’re wrong)

My mom makes a quick and easy Cod Creole and it’s one of my favorite dishes when i’m home. We buy the vegetables already chopped, too, which makes for an even easier prep and clean up! I love meals that look impressive but are actually super simple. Can anyone say date night? fresh peppers and tomatoes cod creole   Like I said, we bought the assorted bell peppers already chopped up and the onion already diced as well. Some might call this cheating, I just think it’s smart. They might be a little more expensive, though, so you should probably check that out if you’re on a tight budget! (chough, me, cough.) I LOVE peppers so I would probably buy them whole to have extra to snack on anyways :) Peppers and hummus, peppers and guacamole or sauté them up for fajita tacos! You can’t go wrong. I love that you still get the crunch without all the fat and calories from tortilla chips or pita chips.fresh peppers and tomatoes for creolefresh peppers and tomatoes cod creole If you haven’t tried cod before I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s an excellent low-calorie source of protein (4 oz has 21 g what!) and just like most fish, it contains a good amount of omega-3s to improve heart health and reduce cardiovascular disease. OH and it tastes great, too. ( The most important factor ) Its a pretty mild flavor with a delicate/mild flaky texture.

Okay so now for the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup peppers
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1.5 1bs cod
  • spray butter
  • salt & pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. While the oven is preheating, chop the onion and peppers.
  3. Spray a baking pan with Pam or Olive Oil and place the cod in the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the cod for 30 minutes.
  5. While the cod is in the oven, sauté the onion, peppers, and tomatoes on the stove until tender.
  6. Once the cod has been baking for 25 minutes, pour the mixture onto the fish and bake for the remaining five minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

What’s your favorite way to cook fish? Submit your recipes in the comment section below!

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– elizabeth

Food and Worship

I’m sure many of y’all have noticed the title of my blog, Faith and Fitness, and you may be wondering why that’s the title since I primarily post about food and nutrition. I’ve been asked a couple of times and would love to clarify.
Worship + Reverence ::
rev·er·ence
ˈrev(ə)rəns/
“A feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe and the outward manifestation of this feeling.”
Worshiping God, then, is an outward display of awe and respect directed to the Lord.
so whether you eat or drink 1 corinthians 10:31
 To me, food is an art, and art is a form of worship. As a believer it is important to turn everyday activities into opportunities to worship God. Art is a form of communication, it isn’t just something that looks pretty. I’m sure if you talked to any form of artist: musician, painter, sculptor, chef, photographer, etc. they will tell you, if they’re a believer, that what they created wasn’t done by them but rather through them by the Holy Spirit. God is present during the process and in the outcome. When I am hit with inspiration, it’s not my own idea but God communicating with me.

The Lord blessed me with a passion for food as an art form. This includes food styling, food photography, creating recipes, baking, blogging, etc. How you use the gifts and passions The Lord has given you is how you can show reverence towards him. I choose to create mostly healthy food to promote a healthy lifestyle and instill knowledge in others. Creating recipes, writing posts, taking pictures, and everything else that goes into my blog also releases anxiety for me and puts me at peace. When you feel at peace that is the Holy Spirit. While my blog may appear as simply a food blog to some people, it’s much more to me.

Food and fellowship go hand in hand. Not always, but many social events include food. It brings people together and helps us grow in our relationships. Think of how many meaningful conversations have occurred while food was present. I’m not saying food is the sole reason, or that there aren’t other ways to build relationshpis, but everyone enjoys a nice meal or homemade dessert. After all, food is kind of necessary to live!

Lastly, since the blogging process has so many stages, it forces me to appreciate small things. When you’re thinking about what pictures to capture, you begin finding beauty in little things. I know that sounds extremely cliche, but it’s true. How often do you stop and admire things around you? I don’t claim to be a photographer, but I do enjoy taking pictures. It’s becoming one of my passions and it’s a hobby of mine. Because I am taking so many pictures, I tend to think in snapshots. I mentally capture images of things I see that are beautiful to me. Normally I wouldn’t have taken the time to appreciate them, but God has created so much around us we often forget how much thought he put into every detail.

I hope this post helped you better understand the reason for my blog title. No, I don’t write many posts strictly about my faith, but I do know that God is present throughout the process of each and every one.

Below are some pictures I captured a while back. They are very hodgepodge, but just some things that caught my eye. I hope you enjoy them.

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Oh My it’s Blueberry Pie!

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simple homemade blueberry pieI’ve had the privilege of growing up with a mom that loves to bake. Every time I come home I can count on there being at least five baked goods to choose from. After dinner I always ask “What’s for dessert?” and her response sounds like our house has been transformed into a bakery. I’m definitely NOT complaining though :)

We don’t typically have homemade pie around the house, but I never really requested it because I just assumed they were too much work. I was so so wrong. Turns out pie only has about four ingredients and its very simple! My mind was blown. This new knowledge will be a game changer for sure. simple homemade blueberry pieThe recipe she was following had three fillings to choose from: blueberries, blackberries or raspberries. Mixing all three was also an option. Blueberry pie makes my heart sing, so when I opened up the fridge to several containers full of the little gems I knew what was on the menu. ( praise hands )

First she took the prepared dough out of the fridge and let it sit while rinsing off the blueberries. The blueberries get coated in sugar and poured into the pie crust. Be sure to cut off the excess dough that will hang around the pie pan. You should probably do this before pouring the blueberries into the dough to avoid a mess! But hey, baking and a messy kitchen go hand-in-hand right?fresh blueberriessimple homemade blueberry pieAfter all the yummy, sugar-coated blueberries are in the pie crust, top it off with the rest of the dough. You can get creative with this part. I think that’s why I always assumed pie was difficult? Since it’s always too pretty to eat! My mom cut a simple design into the dough because we were in a rush to have it ready for dinner. I’ve seen some really fun designs on Pinterest. Then again what ISN’T on Pinterest? simple homemade blueberry pieThe pie got brushed with milk and sprinkled with sugar to make for a crispy, brown crust. When it came out of the oven some of the blueberry juice had pushed through the slits in the dough. I loved the added touch it gave the pie. It made it clear that it was homemade and gave it a cozy feel. ( Can you use cozy to describe pie? )simple homemade blueberry pieI only got one picture of the entire, untouched pie because when I got home from the gym my dad had already cut himself a slice! I was only gone for an hour.. come on dad. But I can’t really blame him. I enjoyed mine on top of some Dulce de Leche frozen yogurt and I was in heaven! The pie didn’t set completely, so the juice was a perfect syrup to top off the ice cream.

What’s your favorite kind of pie? Share in the comments below!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 5 Cups Blueberries
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 while you prepare and roll out the pie crust.
  2. In a large bowl, prepare the blueberry filling. Combine the sugar, flour and blueberries. Gently toss the blueberries until they’re coated. If you’re using frozen fruit, let the fruit thaw for 45 minutes. You want it to still be slightly icy.
  3. Pour the berry mixture into the pie crust and trim the excess pie crust around the pie plate.
  4. Cut slits into the second pastry circle so the pie is able to breathe. This is where you can get fancy and make whatever design you’d like!
  5. Cover the pie with the second pastry circle and pinch the edges keeping all the berries and sugar sealed inside.
  6. Brush the pie crust with milk and spring sugar on top to get a pretty, brown crust.
  7. Cover the pie with a pie crust shield so the edges don’t burn.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes.

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xx, elizabeth

50 Calorie Breakfast Cookies

blueberry chocolate 50 calorie breakfast cookies50 Calorie Low-Fat Healthy Breakfast Cookies Cookies and breakfast in the same sentence? I must be dreaming *heart eyes*

This weekend I went home for Labor Day and spent some good ole quality time with the fam. Whenever I go home I’m sure to take advantage of the spacious kitchen and all the top-notch baking utensils/equipment we have handy. (Basically anything electric falls under this category since we can’t even have a toaster in our dorm… I wish I was kidding.) healthy low-calorie breakfast cookies healthy low-calorie breakfast cookiesMy mom makes THE BEST cookies. I know everyone thinks/says that about their mom’s cookies.. but seriously. She’s famous for them. Once you try one of Mrs. Yontz’s cookies every other cookie seems to let you down. Remember back in elementary school when you’d trade lunch items with your friends? Yeah, I could get someone’s entire lunch for one cookie. I’d pass. Anyways, I think y’all get my point. Since I can’t be eating her wonderful, buttery cookies all day, I wanted to make something I could grab instead that was guilt-free. healthy low-calorie breakfast cookies healthy low-calorie breakfast cookiesI’d heard of people using bananas as a healthy alternative for all sorts of things and thought why not give it a try? I mean hey, I like bananas; they’re inexpensive (aka free when you take them from the caf at school) and they’re very sweet, yet nutritious. Basically there was no reason not to go for it. They turned out really well and I’m excited to share the recipe with you!healthy low-calorie breakfast cookiesThe cookies shape won’t change much throughout the baking process. Next time I might try to flatten them out and see what happens. I decided to call them breakfast cookies because I definitely see myself grabbing a couple with my morning coffee, and who doesn’t want to start their day with cookies!? Tell your kids their giving them cookies for breakfast and see what happens. Actually, tell anyone you’re serving cookies for breakfast and see what happens. healthy low-calorie breakfast cookiesIngredients:

  • 2 Cups Oats
  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon

Baking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut up and mash the bananas in a mixing bowl until most of the bumps are gone. You can use a mixer if you have one handy or just use a fork if not. #dormlife
  3. Next, add the applesauce, vanilla and cinnamon. Combine until smooth and everything is blended.
  4. Add the oats and continue mixing until you form a dough.
  5. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and dried fruit. I chopped my blueberries before adding them because they were pretty large.
  6. Use a tbsp to measure out cookies.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes two dozen cookies.

Nutrition Breakdown:  560 cal (oats) + 315 cal (bananas) + 33 (apple sauce) + 70 cal (blueberries) + 280 cal (chocolate chips) = 1258 cal/24 cookies =  52.4 Calories Per Cookie

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elizabeth

Throwback Thursday: West Coast Vibes

#TBT isn’t just for instagram, y’all. Or maybe it is and I’m just wanting an excuse to share this post with you guys? Either way I think we both win. In March I went to California with my dad for Spring Break and it was utterly breathtaking. I’d never really been out to the west coast (besides LA/Disney when I was eh, maybe 8?) so this was all new to me. In order to not bombard you with picture I’m going to divide this into two posts, but here’s a recap of part one.

My aunt and uncle live in San Jose and have the most unique and lively house. It’s full of interesting knick knacks, artwork, and just look at their view! I mean come on. It’s unreal. california san jose viewcalifornia gardening san jose san jose california decorations potssan jose california bird feeder This father-daughter trip was one for the books. It was a week long adventure covering central California in it’s entirety. San Jose, Santa Cruz, Cambria, San Simeon, San Francisco. You name it and I bet we left our footprints there. It was literally a whirlwind of exploring.

The first day we packed our lunches and sat on a “dock” in Wilder Ranch State Park. Wilder Ranch runs along Monterey Bay and is covered with rocky cliffs and a walking trail. monterey bay california wilder ranch park monterey bay california wilder ranchhealthy salad to-go dried persimmons My aunt makes dried persimmons and lemme tell ya.. they’re addicting. I had never heard of them before but I’m so glad she introduced me to them. You have to be careful with dried fruit though! Losing all the water content makes them calorie-dense, but it also makes them a perfect trail snack. And fun for picture taking.monterey bay california persimmons wilder ranch park san jose california monterey bay monterey bay california After walking along the bay we made our way to the Santa Cruz Harbor to grab a drink. This was also a prime spot for people watching. I love how active the culture is in California, or just the west coast in general. Everyone was out biking, boating, skating, kayaking, etc. There was a surfing contest going on, too. I’d never witnessed surfing in real life; only on TV. So yeah, my mind was blown. santa cruz harbor california santa cruz harbor california santa cruz harbor california santa cruz harbor california After grabbing dinner (and searching high and low for ice cream) we both crashed. As wonderful and eye-opening as the trip was, it was also exhausting. I’m eager to share part two with you all, but I hope you found some joy in part one.

elizabeth x

Saying Goodbye to Summer: Guacamole

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guacamole recipeI don’t know about y’all, but the weather here in Birmingham has got me smiling like a maniac. I’ve been spending every opportunity I get outside. Classes are a struggle for real. Can’t we just learn in the fresh air?

Saying goodbye to summer weather also means saying goodbye to summer flavors. This has both its pros and cons. No more fruity cocktails, ripe tomato salads, or mango salsas. BUT this means bring on all things pumpkin, say hello to savory soups, and indulging in creamy comfort food. IMG_2603In light of the temperature change, I wanted to share my guacamole recipe I promised in last weeks fajita taco post . Guacamole is a year round food in my opinion, but that’s coming from someone who could eat mexican every day of the week. It’s inexpensive and filling. Chips and salsa anyone? This recipe is a simple, classic version of guacamole. A big thank you to Michael’s mamma for whipping it up for us at the beach! (And for tolerating my pesky self while I intruded with my camera) I’ve had some very creative guacamoles that incorporate fruit or interesting spices, but sometimes it’s nice to have a simple guacamole that embraces the natural flavor of avocado.

What you will need:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 small, seeded tomato — diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions: Cut the avocados in half around the pit and scoop the avocados into a bowl. Next, squeeze the lime juice over the avocados (making sure no seeds sneak into the mix!) Add the garlic, tomato, onion, salt and pepper to the bowl. Mash and mix the ingredients into a chunky dip using a fork. Serve and enjoy!
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Halfway Homemade

Hi, Hi, Hello!beach sunsetI’m excited to share a piece of my unforgettable trip to Florida with you all, but also a bit nostalgic and depressed while going through the pictures to upload. I was completely spoiled with a week-long getaway to the beach with Michael and his family. It was the perfect end to our summer, but definitely made the transition back to school a lot more difficult.

We caught several breathtaking sunsets, took afternoon naps beside the waves, explored the ocean, got stung by a jellyfish (or was that just me?) and enjoyed the freshest seafood possible.sunsetThe first morning we arrived, we stopped by the farmers market and picked up some chicken and ground beef from a sweet local. I’m almost certain I can find the farmer’s market anywhere I go! We froze the meat and pulled it out Thursday night for our mexican fiesta.

There are few things I love more than getting everyone together in the kitchen. Our culture tends to rush our days and fill them with noise, but meals are meant to be paired with sweet conversation and relaxation. Busyness is not something to pride yourself on, but rather taking in the slow moments and quiet stillness in your day is where you’ll find true joy. Watching each person pitch in filled me with delight and created an even warmer atmosphere than before.mexican dinnerFor our half-way homemade meal we prepared chicken and vegetables in a skillet with taco seasoning, spanish rice, black beans, and homemade guacamole. (Recipe to come!) We of course had the essentials such as tortillas, tortilla chips, salsa, and lettuce as well. You don’t have to be a chef to contribute to a home cooked meal. There is no shame in using boxed rice, canned beans, or taco seasoning if you ask me. If the food is enjoyable and you’re in good company that’s all you need.

Cheers to a halfway homemade dinner!

elizabeth x

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Three Ingredient Mac & Cheese

3 Ingredient Mac + CheeseLet’s face it, mac & cheese will forever be that comfort food reminding you of childhood and instantly planting a smile on your face. I know, I know, it’s not the healthiest choice, but remember that 80/20 rule I told you about? We can just go ahead and apply it here ;)

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Since it’s approaching the last couple weeks of summer, I have been trying to use up what food I have left in the house. When I opened up the cabinet, a box of mac & cheese was staring me right in the face. Classic college meal. Set it next to some ramen and granola bars and voila! You’ve got the stereotypical college student’s diet plan!

I didn’t want to be completely lame for dinner, so I did my best to fancy it up a little. I have a secret love affair with red sauces. I could dip just about anything into marinara sauce and be a happy camper. So, why not add it to mac and cheese? I couldn’t come up with a reason not to either. Toss in some broccoli and you’ve got a tasty little pasta dish!

What you’ll need: Broccoli, Marinara sauce, and a box of mac and cheese (or homemade if you’re feeling ambitious). I used 2% Milk Cheesy Shells.IMG_2377IMG_2369

Following the instructions on the box, prepare the mac & cheese. Warm up the marinara sauce and fold it into the mac & cheese. Cook the broccoli on the stove (or microwave if you’re a fellow college student!) and chop it up into small pieces. Stir in the broccoli and you’re done! 

I guess you could call this “adult” mac & cheese since most kiddos wouldn’t dare add broccoli to their cheesy goodness. You can always stop after adding the marinara and enjoy a side of broccoli, too! It does add a little crunch if you’re funny about textures.mac and cheese

IMG_2386 – chat soon, elizabeth x