How To: Bake the Perfect Cupcakes

Picture taken from nbc29.com

Picture taken from nbc29.com

This is a great tip that will produce perfectly moist cupcakes every time!

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Budget Meal: Pasta with Turkey and Fresh Tomato Sauce

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Servings: 6
Cost per meal: $9.17
Cost per serving: $1.53
Prep time: 30 minutes
Estimated Calories: 400 

This pasta dish is a quick meal for almost any night of the week. It also gives you a lot of food, so the leftovers will last you for awhile! For all of you vegetarians out there- this is a really easy dish to make meatless (see the Martha Stewart recipe where this is adapted from) without losing much of the meal.

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How To: Use Chobani as a Food Subsitute

I am not ashamed to admit it: I am 100% on the Chobani train. As someone who’s always looking for healthy food substitutions, I was elated to find out that Chobani can be a great alternative to many unhealthy options. Here’s an infographic explaining just how to substitute Chobani’s 0% Plain Yogurt in some of your favorite baked items. Enjoy!

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Budget Meal: Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

 

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Servings: 8
Cost per serving: $0.93
Cost per meal: $7.44
Prep time: 10 minutes
Estimated calories per serving: 200

It’s been pretty cold here in Charlottesville recently, so I’ve been craving comfort food. This recipe has been on my “to-cook” list for quite awhile. It’s so easy to make, especially if you have a busy day ahead of you. You can throw everything in the crock pot before you leave for class and dinner will be ready to go once you get home!

I took down the spice level by a few notches, but if you’re feeling brave, you can head over to Skinnytaste (where this recipe’s been adapted from) to give the full-spice version a try.

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