Quick + easy meal prep!

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate packing lunches for the week. I procrastinate doing it the night before and then find myself rushing through packing a lunch the following morning. Nine times out of ten, I barely remember what even made it into my lunch bag by the time my break rolls around, and then I am highly disappointed with my choices!

Behold – an easy, tasty and filling lunch prep!

It’s no secret that 1) I hate cooking and 2) I can’t really cook, so the thought of meal prepping was always somewhat of a turn-off to me, as I didn’t want to be stuck in front of a stove or an oven stressing out over whether or not I would succeed at making a delicious lunch. Most recently, however, I have been looking into easy prep, no-cook meal preps that anyone in the world could handle making, myself included.

Not only do I like the way this lunch tastes, but I love the bright colors included in each meal – a huge turn from a drab, boring peanut butter sandwich and whatnot.

So, if you’re looking for a change and looking to eliminate rushing through making a lunch at 5:30am before work, stick around a little longer and check out the “recipe” below. I promise you’ll be a fan!

Turkey Spinach Pinwheels Meal Prep

Ingredients 

  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 (8-inch) spinach tortilla
  • 6 baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup grapes
  • 5 cucumber slices

Directions:

  • Place cheese, turkey, and spinach in center of tortilla. Bring bottom edge of the tortilla tightly over the spinach, folding in the sides. Continue rolling until the top of the tortilla is reached. Cut in sixths.
  • Place wraps, carrots, grapes, and cucumber into meal prep containers.
  • Enjoy!

Since I am a beginner, I’d love to hear from you! Do you meal prep? If so, what are some meals you swear by! xoxo.

Things I’m currently obsessed with, 6.0

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  1. LANY. I know what you’re thinking, “another band made up of boys?!?!” The answer? Yes. All things yes. This band has been active since 2014, but it wasn’t until recently that I started tuning into their material, and let me tell you, I have become head over heels obsessed. I keep telling everyone I know to listen to their music and have turned into basically their marketing manager overnight??! All I know is, I haven’t listened to anything in my car other than their album, LANY, for about three weeks now. I am undoubtedly hooked. Check out one of their songs here.
  2. Baby Daddy. I didn’t start watching this show when it was trendy, same story goes for most shows I watch, but it popped up on Netflix a while back and my brother and his girlfriend were huge fans. I jumped in a couple times and watched with them, and suddenly it only made sense that I watched it from the beginning of the series. Now, here I am, with a new season out on Netflix that I finished in [not kidding] one day. If you need a good laugh or a little pick me up, check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
  3. Chobani Flip Coffee Brownie Bliss. Coffee flavored greek yogurt with biscotti pieces, milk chocolate, and brownie chunks. Need I say more? Personally, I love crunchy items in foods and its no surprise that I drink enough coffee to fill my body head to toe, so I feel as if Chobani dug deep into my soul and crafted this yogurt just for me. In their defense, however, I haven’t had a Chobani greek yogurt I haven’t liked, so there you go.
  4. e.l.f Double Ended Lipstick Duo in the shade Need it Nudes. I picked this up one weekend in Rochester with my boyfriend when I had forgotten a lipstick *gasps* at Target. I thought it was interesting to have two lipsticks included in the same wand, but much to my surprise, this has been the lipstick(s) I have been reaching for first. There were five options to choose from, but I got the nude shade(s) making it go with virtually everything in my wardrobe. The day end is a soft nude shade, whereas the night end is a bit bolder. The formula is sooooo creamy, it doesn’t dry my crusty lips out to the core. And, bonus? It was only $5! [$5 for two lipsticks…that’s almost unheard of].

Super bowl!

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Okay, okay. The Bills haven’t made it to the Super Bowl since I was 1 year old in 1994, but being from Buffalo, how could that not be my picture on this post about all things football?

There is not much that I love in this life more than I love sports. But what comes in a very close second is my love for food. So, naturally, how could I not be excited about the Super Bowl?! Sports and endless amounts of food all in the same day?! Hell yes.

So, on this holy day for sports enthusiasts, I am gonna dive into some of my favorite Super Bowl commercials ever. Because even if you aren’t a sports fan, who doesn’t love a good TV commercial or two?

  1. Bud Light’s “Secret Fridge” circa 2006
  2. Wendy’s “Where’s the Beef?” circa 1984
  3. Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” circa 2010
  4. Budweiser’s “We Will Never Forget” circa 2011
  5. Heinz “Wiener Stampede” circa 2016
  6. Go Daddy’s “Perfect Match” circa 2013
  7. Avocados From Mexico’s “First Draft Ever” circa 2015
  8. Doritos “Swipe for Doritos” circa 2016
  9. Volkswagen’s “Wings” circa 2014
  10. Pepsi-Cola’s “Security Camera” circa 1996

Here’s to Super Bowl 51! xoxo.

You fancy, huh? 



One of the sad truths that go along with working retail is the business that comes from three-day weekends. I barely had time to breathe yesterday, [hence my lack of blog post yesterday], but I had a nice lil break when my hunny took me out to a nice, fancy dinner date. We’ve made this an annual event – taking one day out the year and treating ourselves to time alone with a nice meal – at a restaurant we wouldn’t normally go to on a semi-frequent basis.

If you haven’t been to Ristorante Lombardo on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, New York, I suggest you get off your butt and go.

I kind of had no idea what to expect when we walked in, mostly because I don’t normally dress in a pencil skirt and pumps to go out to dinner. The restaurant itself was gorgeous – dim lighting, gold ceilings, paintings on the wall, the staff was more than pleasant, and the food…oh my god. I can honestly say it is the best meal I’ve had in my 24 years of life. Being Italian, I can be somewhat picky when it comes to eating Italian anywhere but my own home, but let me shout from the rooftops that this food compares to nothing I’ve ever eaten in my life. I had Eggplant al Forno and ate the entire thing. No shame.

I’ve probably driven past this restaurant 86,000 times since Jon lives in the neighborhood surrounding Hertel and I could kick myself for never going here before. But I’ll definitely be back again. xoxo.

How does the oven work, again?

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There is nothing I hate more than cooking. Baking, not so much. But overall, yuck.

I, like most girls my age, am sucked into the wonderful world of Pinterest. You would think by the looks of it that I actually knew what I was doing in the kitchen because my top 2 boards with the most pins are EAT and SWEETS & TREATS. [Follow me!].

I am making it my personal goal for this year to keep adding to this list and actually cooking the dishes I think I’ll like. You’ve all heard it here first. It’s gonna happen.

From what I have so far, I’ve narrowed it down to 10 recipes I’d like to try to successfully execute without burning down my house or my boyfriends apartment within the next couple of months. They are outside the box from what I usually eat, so it should be interested.

I’ll have to keep you update on the status of each home, because having them remain standing in one piece is not guaranteed.

  1. Almond Joy Poke Cake
  2. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk Cake
  3. Lighter Mini Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust
  4. Chocolate Pecan Coconut Cookies
  5. Peach Crunch Cake
  6. Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
  7. Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup
  8. Baked Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas
  9. BLT Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados
  10. Crispy Orange Cauliflower

What are some of your favorite recipes? I’d love to know and try them out! xoxo.