Imperial Valley and Coachella Valley Farm Tour

Imperial Valley and Coachella Valley Farm Tour

February 6, 2016 4 comments

Hi guys! I never post on Saturdays, but after a crazy week I just couldn’t get this post up on Friday. So here I am! It’s the weekend, YAY! After two weekends of travel and tons going on at work, I am so happy to be home right now and catch up on the one million things on my to-do list. On Monday, I mentioned I would share all of the details of […]

Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

February 1, 2016 2 comments
Avocado Hummus Recipe - www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Whew, I am exhausted after my trip this weekend. I got to spend the last couple of days with some fellow awesome female bloggers as we toured farms in the Coachella  Valley and Imperial Valley in California! The tour was organized by the California Farm Water Coalition, in an effort to create more awareness of the water issues California farmers face every day (and especially during our current drought). […]

A Washington DC Trip + Anniversary Recap

January 29, 2016 3 comments
Washington DC Trip - littlechefbigappetite.com

When I last left you guys, I mentioned how I thought my flight to DC was going to be canceled because of the big snow storm, Jonas, that hit the East coast last week. Well, I ended up being able to get on an earlier flight, so I got into Washington DC on Friday morning right before all of the snow madness hit the city. The timing worked out perfectly […]

Whole Wheat Blondies with Pecans

January 21, 2016 12 comments
These Whole Wheat Blondies with Pecans are a healthier alternative to the traditional butter-packed blondie bar. The whole wheat flour adds fiber and the pecans add a healthy fat to these delicious and addicting dessert bars. A great bake sale or lunch box treat for the kids! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

These healthier Whole Wheat Blondies are buttery, nutty and addicting! You won’t be able to stop at one! Well friends, I had fun travel plans scheduled for this upcoming weekend, but I think they might be foiled by the ridiculous blizzard that’s about to hit the east coast. Tomorrow morning, I am supposed to fly to Washington DC to visit my BFF Emily, who is getting married in 9 short months! The plan […]

Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

January 14, 2016 14 comments
Sesame-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks - Healthy & Delicious - www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I am just going to put it out there that I know it is completely unfair of me to post a recipe that I made on the grill, when many of you guys are freezing your hineys off in other parts of the country (I am looking at YOU, Buffalo, NY!). So, yea… sorry about that. Buuuuuut, I include TWO cooking methods below: on the grill and in the oven […]

Sun Basket Review + {Giveaway!}

January 11, 2016 9 comments
SunBasket Review + Product Giveaway on littlechefbigappetite.com

Hello and Good Morning! I am so, so, so excited about today’s post and giveaway, you guys! I recently had the chance to try Sun Basket, a new healthy meal kit service, and I LOVED it. Make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post to enter this AMAZING giveaway and get a special link for $35 OFF your Sun Basket order! While there are many […]

My Favorite Healthy Frozen Foods

January 8, 2016 5 comments
My Favorite Healthy Frozen Foods // www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I am traveling for work today, but I wanted to post this for you guys before your weekend grocery shopping. Over the past few years, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the variety of healthy foods I’ve found in the freezer aisle. For years, all you could find were Lean Cuisines and Healthy Choice frozen dinners that disguise themselves as “healthy,” but in reality are swimming in sodium and […]

Planning my 2016 Goals and Resolutions

January 4, 2016 2 comments
Paper Planner - 2016 Goals

Happy 2016! I hope you guys had a great night on NYE whether you went out or stayed in. We spent NYE at our friend’s house, celebrating with delicious food and, of course, plenty of champagne. Travis and I kept things pretty low-key during the day on January 1st. Keeping with our recent New Year’s Day tradition, we got brunch at one of our favorite local restaurants, The Misfit. There may or may not have been […]

Photos from Paso Robles + This Week’s Meal Plan

December 28, 2015 0 comments
Paso Robles Trip

Hi guys! I hope you had a great holiday week! I took a good old detox from blogging and much of social media, and it felt SO GOOD to just be in the moment. We took a short trip to Paso Robles, CA to do a bit of wine tasting from Tuesday to Thursday last week. Neither of us had ever been, but we’d heard such great things about the […]

Gingerbread Smoothie

December 15, 2015 11 comments
This Gingerbread Smoothie is a festive, healthy alternative to other holiday calorie-packed beverages. It tastes just like your favorite gingerbread cookie! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

The holiday season turns me into a cookie monster! Everywhere I turn there are cookies and sweet treats: our office, holiday parties, ahhh! Give me aaaaall the cookies. But seriously, I have little self control around dessert, so I make an effort not to keep any in the house during the holidays because there are enough temptations elsewhere. That means, when I have a sugar craving or need something sweet after a meal, […]