A Quick and Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipe

In lieu of Cinco De Mayo coming up, I thought it would be fitting to share a quick and healthy meal to help you celebrate. My inspiration came from Chipotle which, I had for the first time a few weeks ago. Instead of going to Chipotle for them to make it, I thought I would try making it myself!

5 raw chicken strips
1 cup rice
¼ cup lettuce
¼ boiled broccoli
2 tbsp salsa

This recipe is by no means a professional recipe. I just threw everything together but, it turned out very good! The most expensive item was the chicken because I got a big package of it for $7. However, I thought this was still a good price as there are many things to make with chicken. The rice and salsa were also bigger packages, but again, some recipes call for these ingredients. Have your ingredients? Let’s start cooking!

  1. Cook the chicken. I bought chicken already cut into strips. So, I just stole some of my roommate’s seasoning salt and threw them in my air fryer. If you don’t have an air fryer, there are many other ways to cook chicken, such as on the stove, a grill, or even the oven. If you do have an air fryer, I put them in for 10 minutes @ 370. I flipped halfway through. 
  2. Make the rice. I got a basic box of minute rice at Walmart. The water to rice ratio I used is 1:1. In a microwave-safe bowl, I put the rice and water into the microwave for 6 minutes. When it was done, I let the bowl sit for 5 minutes to allow the rice to soak up more water. 
  3. Boil the broccoli. This step is more simple. All you have to do is throw some frozen or fresh broccoli into a pot of boiling water. Drain the water out once the broccoli is at the softness you prefer. It took my broccoli about 5 minutes to get soft. 
  4. Cut up the chicken. After the chicken is done, cut it up into chunks.
  5. Putting it all together. In a bowl, pour some of the rice, chicken, and broccoli. I set a little bit of shredded lettuce into mine and topped it off with mild salsa. The salsa helps make it less dry and sticky.

The reason why I love this so much is that it took less than 15 minutes to make it and it was so good! This recipe is also very flexible, so you could add beans or peppers to make it just how you want! What do you think you will put in yours?


4 Reasons Why You Need To Schedule Free Time

Here we go again. Another blog about my favorite topic, schedules! A few weeks ago I gave you guys a brief rundown of what a day in my life looks like. Kind of jam-packed, right? After thinking about my daily routine more, I realized that I don’t schedule that much free time for myself. I have had a weekly schedule made since the start of the school year. When I went back to look at it, I was surprised to see that I never gave myself a break. But, I changed that quickly.

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I Do the Same Thing Every Morning, And You Should, Too!

You just got done singing front row at a Luke Bryan concert. All night you were trying to catch his attention by screaming his name, wailing your arms around, and holding up a classic sign that read “I <3 You Luke!” You did something right because the guards came up to you after the concert saying you were requested to go backstage to meet Luke. Just as you step through the thick black curtains that divided this star from the rest of the world – your alarm goes off!

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I Tried a Coffee Nap

When you’re tired, do you drink coffee or take a nap? Here is a new idea for you: Coffee Naps. While I was researching topics to talk about for this blog, I came across this intriguing title. Coffee and naps are two things every college student loves. Pulled an all-nighter studying for an exam? Coffee. Did your teacher just talk and talk and talk for a whole hour and fifteen minutes? You definitely deserve a nap. I know what you’re thinking. “Coffee restricts quality sleep. Why would we chuck a coffee just to go back to sleep?”

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5:30AM – The Alarm Goes Off…

5:30AM – The alarm goes off for me to get ready for morning workouts. I am on the Women’s Bowling Team. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning we have lovely 6am workouts. The night before, I pack my lunch, pack up my backpack, and lay out my clothes for the next day. I try to get every last drop of sleep that I can. 

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Ways to Keep A Healthy Relationship

Relationships are a staple in life. We have some sort of connection with everyone. Whether it be our family, friends, coworkers, or significant others, we need to know what we can do to keep our relationship healthy. For each relationship, the answer is going to be a little different. Below we will look at what we can implement into our relationships to ensure they will not only last long but be healthy, too. 

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5 Best At-Home Workouts

There are a lot of reasons why I prefer not to go to the gym: it feels like everyone is staring at me, I never know what to do, I’m too busy, and the gym is always busy. Over the summer when I when the coronavirus helped my efforts in avoiding the gym, I found some great YouTubers to help me keep in shape at home. There are a few things I like about working out at home, versus the gym:

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Dear Diary… The Benefits of Journaling

What is the last thing you do before you go to bed? I found myself scrolling through social media for half an hour, at a minimum. Then, right before I’d close my eyes, my mind would go wild. I reflect on the day, look at the past, and think of all the “what ifs” in life. All these thoughts just ate at me, costing me my beauty sleep. 

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Checking Up on Friends

When is the last time you saw your best friend from high school? Or simply reached out to them? Losing touch with your classmate after going away to college can seem inevitable, but does it have to be? I remember crying during graduation because I knew that was going to be the last time I saw some of my closest friends. Everyone who graduated before me made it seem like we were never going to see each other again. We go away to college and get caught up in everything new, leaving all the old stuff behind. Priorities change whether we want them to or not. When I came to college I tried hard to make sure I kept in touch with my friends from home but eventually, the fire died and we drifted apart. Where does the disconnect happen and how can we prevent it?

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