Keeping It Healthy: Snack Options

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Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle? Do you have a problem succumbing to your unrelenting sweet tooth? Well keep on reading because I have a list of healthy and delicious snacks that’ll help kick that sweet tooth and unhealthy cravings to the curb! As I mentioned in my first post of the year, I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle, and one way I’m doing that is swapping out my Cheetos and Sweettarts for some healthier options. So, without further ado, here are some healthy snacks I’ve been eating to curb my cravings!

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Roasted or lightly salted almonds

Clementines

Luna protein bar — my favorite is the chocolate chip cookie dough; it tastes like a candy bar!

RX Bars

Cliff Crunch Granola Bars — my favorite is the chocolate peanut butter

Organic tortilla chips & guacamole — Wholly Guacamole makes 100 calorie containers to take on the go. It’s perfect for midday snack at the office!

Apple slices & peanut butter

Fresh fruit salad — berries, pineapple, and watermelon are a few of my favorites

Greek yogurt — add a little crunch with some homemade granola

Roasted chick peas — I’ve actually started craving these more than chips these days

Graham crackers & peanut butter

Carrots, celery & ranch — to make this healthier, buy a Ranch dry mix packet & mix it with 8 oz. of plain Greek yogurt

Brown rice triscuits & babybell cheese

String mozzarella cheese

Dehydrated fruit rings, specifically apple rings

Haagen-Daas Raspberry Sorbet — okay, so maybe this isn’t necessarily a healthy snack, but I like to talk myself into believing it is!

Leave a comment below with some of your favorite healthy snacks & recipes. I’d love to try some new ones!

-K.

Dining Destinations: White Horse Inn

Dining Destinations: White Horse Inn

On Saturday I joined my boyfriend and his family for dinner at the historic White Horse Inn in the small town of Metamora, Michigan. Recently renovated, the restaurant’s decor nods to Metamora’s equestrian history and Michigan’s plentiful natural resources. My dinner included New England clam chowder, mac & cheese, a mint julep, and a warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert. I was definitely not disappointed! Good food and a phenomenal atmosphere, the White Horse Inn is one of Michigan’s oldest eating establishments that you won’t want to miss!

For more information on the White Horse Inn, visit their website in the link above or stop in and experience it for yourself!

-K

Coastal Cuisine: Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

Coastal Cuisine: Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

Hello everyone!

As we’re all coming down from our 4th of July high and are headed back to work, I thought I’d share one of the amazing meals my family had this weekend. Inspired by a video from Delish on Facebook, we put our own little twist on the delicious dish!

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Since my family loves seafood, my dad added lobster and scallops to some of the packets. One of the great things about this meal is that you can change up the packets to each person’s personal preference of food. It turned out to be an absolutely fabulous, healthy summer meal that everyone couldn’t get enough of!

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Give the Shrimp Boil Foil Pack a try and let me know what your twist on the delicious dish is! Until next time!

-K

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Date Night Destinations: Coach Insignia

Date Night Destinations: Coach Insignia

If you follow me on Instagram  or Twitter, you’ll know that Friday night Ryan and I celebrated our two year anniversary before he travels off to Europe for the next couple years at Detroit’s premiere restaurant, Coach Insignia located in the heart of downtown Detroit on the 72nd floor of the Renaissance Center.

Dressed in black and ready to hit the town, Ry and I were greeted with breath-taking views of Detroit and Windsor, Canada, phenomenal food, and an absolutely scrumptious dessert! If you’re in the area I highly recommend checking it out for yourself!

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What’s your favorite date night destination? Comment below and Ryan and I will check it out when we’re in your city!

-K

**2017 UPDATE: Coach Insignia is no longer in business. Another restaurant is to be taking it’s place some time in 2018.

Fall Favorites

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Hello Friends!

Fall is officially here in Michigan and I could not be more excited since it is my absolute favorite time of the year! In celebration, I thought I’d share some of my favorite things about fall and things that I am obsessed with at the current moment in time.

Chunky Cable knit Sweaters// They can be layered with an adorable pair of boots and jeans or just paired with leggings. My go-to place for amazing sweaters is J Crew!

Fleece Pullovers// Continuing the theme of comfy garments, I’ve always been a huge fan of your average crew neck and quarter-zip fleece, but I’ve never known love until I bought my Patagonia Snap-T Fleece Pullover. Okay, maybe that’s a tad over-dramatic, but, in all reality, it’s quite fabulous and I highly recommend checking it out!

Cider Mills// This really speaks for itself, the best fall past time in Michigan; donuts, caramel apples, and warm cider…. Nothing beats it!

Guacamole Chips// Okay, so it’s not quite fall themed, but they are one of my latest obsessions. If you enjoy tortilla chips and guac, you’ll LOVE the organic twist by Food Should Taste Good. I’ll admit, I was a tad apprehensive initially, but I ended up demolishing the whole bag with my friend. Yes, they are that good!

Quilted/Puffy/Fleece Vests// Last, but certainly not least, I find it quite essential to have, at least, one vest to sport during this time of the year. Vests are perfect for layering on particularly chilly days; it’s no surprise that my favorite comes from the store that holds my heart: J Crew!

What are some of your favorite fall things? Comment below and don’t forget, sharing is caring!

-K