Essential Tuna Mix

This 6 ingredient tuna mix is a staple in my household because it’s cheap, delicious and versatile – I use it to make tuna sandwiches, tuna melts and even as a snack to dip rice crackers in. Total time: < 5 minutes Ingredients 1 can of flaky white tuna in water, drained (preferably the low…

Fingies & Fries

  Who doesn’t love chicken fingers and fries? Here I make a lighter, healthier take of a childhood classic. You can make homemade chicken strips in a variety of ways, but the two ways my roommate and I enjoy them most is with corn flakes or panko bread crumbs. Here I work with cornflakes, but…

PB&C Power Smoothie

I make the following smoothie on a regular basis as it provides me with a good source of protein, energy, potassium and vitamin A. For this specific smoothie you will need a blender and protein powder. I like using whey protein isolate because I exercise regularly and I think it’s a good way of getting a lean…

Guilt Free Za

 I’m going be honest…I LOVE pizza. So much that I’ve started calling myself the Za queen, and I wear that title with pride. I often find myself getting caught in the middle of my brain telling me to eat better and my heart yearning for some greasy za. Thankfully these homemade pizzas are a much healthier alternative…

Better (on your) Budget Burrito Bowls

I never realized how easy it was to make your own burrito bowl until it dawned to me that I was regularly spending way too much money at Red Burrito on campus. These are easily one of my staple lunches because they provide me with enough fuel to make it through a day of work,…

Homemade McMuffins

Make these and you’re guaranteed to start your day off on the right foot! My homemade McMuffin recipe is perfect because they’re so easy to make and you can always mix it up with the ingredients you decide to put in, depending on your mood (i.e. hungover weekends definitely call for the addition of bacon). Prep time:…

Easy Baked Salmon

This is a quick and versatile baked salmon recipe that you can take to work for lunch, or save for dinner. I’ve been buying boxed brown rice from President’s Choice that’s already half cooked, which really reduces the amount of time spent in the kitchen. I’ve accounted for this reduction in time in my guidelines…