3 Ways to Behave Yourself on Easter

Ughhhhh, why must holidays involve so many sweet delicious treats, why??? We admit that we severely struggle with self-control whenever those chocolate bunnies and mini-eggs start popping up left and right. So far we’ve been good this season about not purchasing sugary goodies for ourselves, but on Sunday, there’s a pretty good chance that they’ll be out in the open during our family/friend get togethers.

We’re certainly no saints when it comes to avoiding overeating candy, but we have a couple of tips that we find helpful for ourselves, and hopefully our fellow readers who also struggle with self restraint 🙂


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01. Get a head start
Breakfast, people! Hearty, filling and full of protein is the name of the game. Eat your favorite breakfast before heading out so when you’re scanning the snack table, you’re feeling full, and less grabby.


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02. Fill up on the main meal
Eat up! If you’re feeling full from the actual meal, you likely won’t be oggling over the cake and candy the same way that you would if you were hungry. But don’t worry, we’re not total jerks – all of this doesn’t mean you can’t have anything


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03. Don’t deprive yourself
I mean lets be real, if you really don’t allow your self anything, that’s just straight up depressing. At the end of the day, just have fun and let go! You (and everyone around you,) will be much happier if you enjoy your Easter treat for the day 🙂


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Honey Ginger Broiled Grapefruit

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Happy Monday, lovelies! This weekend’s weather did not hold strong in CT…it was rainy, muggy and gross both Saturday & Sunday! Luckily it didn’t really matter, and I was able to get a bunch of things done around the house and try out some new projects for the blog! Before it started raining on Saturday I ran out to do some errands pretty early and came back to make these delicious nuggets for breakfast. My boyfriend has stated many times that he does not like grapefruit, and he was pleasantly surprised by these!

The best part is they are super easy to make!

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Honey Ginger Broiled Grapefruit adapted from She Wears Many Hats

Ingredients:
1-2 grapefruit
Honey
Ginger (fresh, ground or both!)

Directions:
Cut grapefruit(s) in half, and if you have a grapefruit knife, use it to seperate the individual sections. If you do not have a grapefruit knife, a serrated knife is fine. *If you eat grapefruits a lot, I would highly recommend getting a grapefruit knife, they are life savers!* Next, drizzle or spread honey atop the halved grapefruits, following up with a generous sprinkle of ground or chopped ginger. Pop into the oven and broil until the honey has melted (about 6 minutes). I sprinkled a little more ground ginger on top because I love ginger, but that is optional! Serve immediately, or chill and eat later- up to you! 🙂

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As I was getting all of my ingredients ready, I realized I only had jarred raw honey, not the squeezy-bear kind. It worked well and tasted great, but as you can see above, it is not the prettiest looking assembly, and it’s a little difficult to spread onto such a juicy surface.

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This was my 1st broiled grapefruit experience and I am hooked! I’ve been seeing slight variations all over pinterest, and this is going to be my next try!

 

Happy Weekend!

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With an unexpected day off on Monday (MLK, Jr. Day), we’re seeing some cooking and cleaning in our future. We’re finally pulling ourselves back together after the whirlwind of the holidays, so this extra day will certainly be helpful! Hope you all have a good one!

cct // Because you know how much we love pizza… 22 Ways to Turn Basically Every Food into Pizza. (also this <3)

rkv // We were feeling on the new Belle & Sebastian in our office yesterday, give it a listen!

cct // Continuing to use your student ID is one of the best things you can do for yourself these days! Di$counts!

rkv // Ok, so I know we’re supposed to be doing that whole “better, healthier me” thing this month and all… but these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are really low in fat! 🙂

cct // I’m all about finding healthy and delicious breakfast these days, and this sounds amazing!

rkv // We’re only like a third of the way through winter, and I’m already getting a little stir crazy, especially with my apartment design — I think I need a bit of a refresh!

cct // I’ve been itching to do a fun and quick(ish) DIY – this, this & this sound fun!

rkv // I’ve been wanting to share a feature of my home with you guys for a while now (though that would involve a bit of a cleaning overhaul…), so I found these tips on shooting interiors very helpful!