Saturday, February 3, 2018

College Girl Can Eat | Healthy Lettuce Wraps

Happy Saturday you guys!!
I've been thinking a lot lately about what I'm passionate about, what I think you could benefit from and just where I want to take this blog in general. I absolutely love cooking and most of that is because of my mom and her love for cooking. I didn't realize how fortunate I am to have a mom that is a phenomenal cook and who has passed down her love for cooking to me. She loves to bake, cook things with extra butter, sugar and adds cream cheese in dishes you would never think of adding it to. When you think of the types of food that "stick to your hips" that's what she's best at! 

Once I got to College I grew a new found love for healthier eating. So to sum this love romance up, I've turned my love for cooking into a love for cooking her famous recipes cleaner and healthier. A little less butter and a little more veggies. I am starting a new series on my blog called "College Girl Can Eat." This series is going to be exactly how it sounds, a series for my fellow food lovers. Male or female: Calling all foodies. It is "College Girl Can Eat" because it's about me and my large not-so-girly appetite. I'm going to share with you at least one recipe a month on the first Saturday of the month. 

You can make sure to see all of my recipes by following the hashtag #ssvrecipes and of course by following me! I would also LOVE to see you recreate my meals and if you post them on your insta-story or in an instagram post please tag me and #ssvrecipes or #collegegirlcaneat! 

Here are the things I really focus on being a college girl with a love for food. 

1. Price: If you're in college, I'm sure you're budgeting to some extent. Now, I want to challenge you to keep up with how much you spend when you eat out. The convenience of eating at a restaurant is hard to pass up but if you eat out 5 times a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you'll spend roughly $50. Give or take. Some of my meal prep meals are $2 EACH. I strive on creating meals for less and want to teach you how to do that as well, through this series. 

2. Health: Something that comes along with the convenience of ordering take out is the amount of calories and fat that the take out contains. Everything (most everything) I make is yummy and summer body friendly. 

3. Difficulty: I didn't realize before coming to college that being able to cook is a gift and an art. My mom cooked every night when I lived at home so naturally I learned different things all the time. If you don't really know how to cook NO WORRIES! I want to teach you and share my passion with you! My recipes will be simple and easy to follow. If you ever have any questions about a recipe please feel free to reach out. 

So now that we're doing this thing, here is my first recipe! I shared it on my Instagram story a few weeks ago and had numerous people who couldn't wait to make it for themselves! 

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