17/05/2013 | No Comments »
This healthy milkshake recipe is the perfect remedy for those late-night milkshake cravings (we all have those, right?).
It sort of falls somewhere between a smoothie and a milkshake on the “healthy” spectrum. But, even without all of the added fat, it still satisfied my sweet tooth.
Isn’t it pretty?
I used low-fat milk in the recipe below, but you can reduce the fat and calories even more by using non-fat milk.
One of the best parts of the entire experience is when one of the tiny chunks of dark chocolate makes it up the straw. Yum!
Do you make your own milkshakes at home? If so, what are some of your favorite blends? I’d love to hear from you!
Skinny Chocolate Raspberry Milkshake
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 109
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Total Carbohydrates 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
1 cup lowfat, 1% milk
1/2 tbsp agave nectar
2 oz dark chocolate 70%
1/2 cup ice
1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend.
2. Top with extra raspberries (optional)
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15/05/2013 | No Comments »
The other night I was messing around in the kitchen hoping to turn nothing into something, as most weeknights go.
I hadn’t gone to the store, so I decided to get creative with what I had in the fridge and pantry. And, based on what I had on hand, the following baked chicken recipe was born!
First, I coated two chicken breasts with Panko bread crumbs and placed them in a casserole dish. I then sprinkled them with crushed garlic and red pepper flakes, for a bit of kick.
Next, I topped the chicken with dollops of ricotta cheese and about a half of a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. I covered the casserole dish with aluminum foil, placed it in the oven and about 45 minutes later we had this beautiful and flavorful baked chicken dish! Read the rest of this entry »
13/05/2013 | No Comments »
Lemons are great to have on hand to squeeze on top of fish, chicken, veggies, salad — you name it!
One of my favorite lemon-y recipes is my Aunt Kath’s lemon salad dressing. I love it so much that I asked her to write up a quick post for Kitchenability so she could share it with all of you!
From my Aunt Kath: Read the rest of this entry »
10/05/2013 | No Comments »
It was recently Pizza Night in my kitchen.
In my opinion, the secret to yummy homemade pizza is in the sauce. When making pizza at home, I try to avoid using canned pizza sauces because it’s just too easy and fun to make my own.
And, it’s a great way to save money, since you can whip up your sauce in bulk and use it throughout the week–for pizzas, pastas or for dipping–or you can freeze it for later. Read the rest of this entry »
08/05/2013 | 1 Comment
I love to assemble different varieties of trail mix for easy and healthy grab-and-go snacks. I buy different nuts and treats and create different mixes to keep things interesting.
One of my favorite mixes, which you can find in Kitchenability 101: The College Student’s Guide to Easy, Healthy and Delicious Food, has been dubbed “Nutty Mix.” I’ve included the recipe below. It’s super easy to mix up, toss in your bag and head off to class. Read the rest of this entry »
06/05/2013 | No Comments »
The warm summer months are fast approaching, which means ice pop season is fast approaching.
Nothing quite hits the spot on a hot summer day like a cool, refreshing ice pop. It’s probably partially related to summertime childhood nostalgia, and having a freezer-full of Popsicles and Otter Pops on hand at all times.
But, instead of buying the sugar-filled, brand-name pops, I now like to make my own at home. All you need is an ice pop holder like the one pictured below. You can usually find these at any kind of kitchen wares store, or at most big box stores. Read the rest of this entry »
03/05/2013 | 1 Comment
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d round up some of my favorite Mexican recipes and include them in a holiday-themed post for easier reference. And, I thought I’d give a few shout-outs to some of my foodie blogger friends, who have been featuring some seriously amazing celebratory recipes this week, leading up to the holiday. Read the rest of this entry »
01/05/2013 | No Comments »
Hummus is a great, quick, protein-packed snack. It’s easy to whip up in advance in your food processor or blender and then store for quick, portable snacks to chomp in between classes. I like to dip cut-up, raw veggies like carrots and celery in mine, or you can scoop it up in some pita bread. Read the rest of this entry »
29/04/2013 | 1 Comment
For this week’s Study Break we’re going to focus on the best fuel to keep you revving through those all-nighters. Believe me. I understand the stress that comes with all-night studying. It can be over whelming at times. But, it’s important to take study breaks. And when you do, you should focus on refueling with the best foods to feed your brain.
All of the following foods are not only perfect brain fuel, they’re also easy to grab-and-go — for when your time is limited and you need to get back to the books! A handful of blueberries? A cup of coffee? A handful of nuts? All of these are great for your brain and can help you get through a tough study break. Read the rest of this entry »
24/04/2013 | No Comments »
Everyone has that weeknight conundrum where what to make for dinner simply eludes us. That happened to me the other night, but out of the confusion sprung inspiration, and I ended up making this highly experimental pasta kale dish that I guess I’ll dub with the ever-so-creative title: Pasta with Kale and Meatballs.
I cooked with my favorite four-legged companion by my side, Archer. He loves laying down on the kitchen floor alongside me while I cook. I want to say it’s because he loves me ever-so-much, but we all know he’s secretly hoping I’ll drop a tasty treat or two. Read the rest of this entry »