I decided to mix things up a little bit and instead of doing a more informational post, I'm showcasing some of the more interesting things I've been eating lately. I always think it's fun when other bloggers do this because it can help spruce up my eating routine a little bit. I tend to buy the same things over and over again, so it's nice to go to the grocery store with the intention of picking up some new items. Below are just a few of my recent favorites!
Spicy Tea Lattes
When it comes to tea, I have a few specific preferences: black, green or spicy. On a colder day when I'm at home in the afternoon I love drinking it latte style by adding some steamed soy milk and cinnamon (and clearly, I love cinnamon). This Bengal Spice variety by Celestial Seasonings is my current favorite. Half steeped tea, a little less than half frothy milk of choice, and a little bit of foam on top.
Buffalo Chicken Nachos
I'm obsessed with buffalo chicken anything, but this was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. Chips + leftover chicken tossed in buffalo sauce + bleu & cheddar cheese. Throw in a 400 degree oven for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with minced cilantro, sliced green onions, thinly sliced radishes and jalapeños before digging in. Other buffalo chicken favorites: stuffed sweet potatoes, pizza, quesadillas... You're welcome.
The Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Kale Salad with Creamy Avocado-Pear Dressing that I featured a few weeks ago in my interview with Kristina Todini is really, really good. I made it for a Thanksgiving celebration at work and it was a hit! Not only is it really beautiful but it comes together fast and is a great make-ahead, festive side dish.
I'm a huge fan of the KC pancake mix so I had to grab some of these. I like making them into a sandwich with peanut butter and banana slices because it makes a good portable breakfast when I need something in a hurry. These also smell amazing so if you make them in an office there's a good chance at least a few people will want to know the details on these.
I tried out this new nut butter because it was on sale and I got some cash back through a rebate app that I use. As you can see on the label it's packed with all sorts of different nuts and seeds which makes for a great texture and nutritional profile. This stuff is $$ but I thought it was worth mentioning anyway in case anyone has a peanut allergy or wants to branch out from the traditional peanut or almond butter.