Meal Prep- Smoothies!

I love a good smoothie for a meal replacement or a quick and healthy snack. However, smoothies aren’t always a “quick” option when you’re having to get the ingredients together. I’ve read blog posts and have watched videos on meal prep and figured why not try that, but with smoothies.

Freezer meals are getting to be pretty popular with a lot of people. They basically spend one day baking the food and then putting them in portioned containers and putting them in the freezer. Then when they want a quick meal, out comes a container and they heat it up and boom! A quick and yummy meal.

First I went and bought some frozen berries, fruit, low fat vanilla yogurt, apple juice, and milk. Next I started to separate the frozen berries and fruits into freezer bags. This way the fruit and berries are already portioned for individual smoothies. After that I put them in the freezer to be used for yummy smoothies!

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I purchased these from the local Dollar Tree.

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So I had already used almost all the strawberries in this so it was mainly blueberries by the time I made the smoothie packs.

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Once again, purchased at Dollar Tree

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This was a pink lady apple and some halo’s I had leftover that I decided to use and try out.

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This was a peach, strawberry, and blueberry smoothie mix.

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A strawberry, blueberry, and banana mix.

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Peach and apple mix.

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Then the small orange and apple mix.

All in all I was able to make 8 smoothie packs! I thought that was pretty good for a start. Now I’m able to grab a pack and put it in the personal blender, add some yogurt, juice, and milk, and enjoy the smoothie. I’ve never tried an apple and orange smoothie so I’ll have to let y’all know how that one turns out. Until next time friends!

Starting a Capsule Wardrobe

Well living for a time in a camper will teach you a lot of things. I’ve learned to get used to a smaller overall living space, I’m used to cooking and doing dishes in a smaller area, and just generally getting used to not using a lot of stuff. So since I’m going to do the tiny house thing, I’ve been getting rid of things I no longer need since I don’t use a lot to begin with.

That’s brought me to my wardrobe situation. There are a lot of clothes I no longer use and even clothes I forgot I had. It got me thinking to when I have the tiny house and the smaller wardrobe. I’m not going to want a lot of things in the wardrobe-especially things I don’t wear. I went on Pinterest and started researching the capsule wardrobe.

A capsule wardrobe by definition is “a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.” Thanks Wikipedia!

I made a board on Pinterest of ideas and tips to create one. Then I went through my wardrobe and took out clothes I didn’t want or didn’t wear or didn’t fit the vision I have in mine for my future wardrobe. After that I started to write down the items I need to get for the new wardrobe. Which is perfect timing because I need new jeans! So win-win!

In my capsule wardrobe I want to get shirts I can wear with blue jeans, khakis, white pants, and black jeans. This gets more use out of the shirts and makes more than one outfit. With one shirt and four bottoms that’s 4 outfits right there! The same goes for sweaters too. Whatever I get it needs to be versatile.

This is a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while so I figured that with getting the tiny house this was the time to do it! The quote “less is more” is definitely what goes through my mind when I pair down on the things I have. I’ll post updates as I go throughout the new project!

My Favorite Dinner

As a person who works nights I usually don’t eat home-cooked dinners much. I eat a lot of soup when I work (I always get these weird looks when I mainly have cans of soups when I go grocery shopping). So even at home I’ll eat soup or occasionally eggs or a sandwich, instead of cooking. Well I recently found my favorite quick “home-cooked” dinner, and I wanted to share it with y’all.

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You can find this at most grocery stores. It’s super easy to make and is so good! I add a little extra ingredient in mine when I’m cooking it.

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I put some of the Bertolli Chicken Florentine & Farfalle in a skillet and begin heating it up.

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Next, I add some frozen green beans to the chicken and pasta! I love green beans and this is another vegetable to add to the meal. I find that it’s more filling when I add the green beans.

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After this I put the lid on the skillet and let it cook for about 10 minutes.

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Ta-da! My favorite quick and easy, “home-cooked”meal! That one bag of Bertolli will last me about 4-5 meals. Not bad at all, and it fits in my grocery budget! It’s also a much welcome break from soup, haha (: