11 Bikini-Friendly Appetizers

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Time to move this party outside! Here are some great low-carb, low-calorie appetizers and snacks to share at your next get together.

1 – Crab Cakes

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2 – Peanut Butter and Chocolate Apple Nachos

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3 – Cucumber Greek Salad

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4 – Tuna Cakes with Cilantro and Jalapenos

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5 – Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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6 – BLT Summer Avocado Rolls

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7 – Pear Pancetta Goat Cheese Bites

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8 – Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

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9 – Spinach Strawberry and Feta Bites

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10 – Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

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11 – Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke

 

13 Grilled Sandwiches In Honor Of National Sandwich Day

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November 3rd is National Sandwich Day! Any excuse to eat, am I right!? And normally I would give you ideas on healthy sandwiches to keep your calories in-check for the day. But I’m not. Sandwiches are the American staple. Cheap, easy, and delicious. With so many sites out there now with million of variations and recipes, you can’t possibly skip the sammies that may be higher in calories; especially when warmed up and smothered in melty-ooey-gooey cheese. Nom nom! Uh oh, I think I’m going to have a 2nd dinner tonight… the cravings are just too strong.

1 – Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwich

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2 – Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

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3 – Stuffed French Bread

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4- Fried Egg Sandwich

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5 – Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

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6 – Buffalo Chicken Panini

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7 – Fried Chicken And Waffle Sandwich

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8 – Cuban Sandwich

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9 – Roast Beef And Swiss Sliders

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10 – Oven Baked Meatball Sandwich

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11 – Ranch Chicken Club Roll-Up

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12 – Bacon And Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

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Last, but not least…

13 – Grilled Mac’N Cheese

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Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke

 

Scare The Sh*t Out Your Friends This Halloween

Halloween to kids mean dressing up as your favorite character and trudging through the cold with your parents, begging strangers for candy. Halloween as a college student means dressing up in the least amount of clothing possible and drinking everyone under the table. Halloween in your 30’s is a little different experience. You have matured. You don’t need candy. You can buy your own. You don’t need lingerie as a costume you’ll catch a cold! You have extra funds now… from your job. Funds for extravagant costumes, props, food and signature cocktails. And you want to scare the shit out of your friends on Halloween. Why is that? I don’t really know; maybe we are hoping to see our grown up friends piddle in their pants and turn white as a ghost while a zombie jumps out and tries to eat their arm. Let your imagination run this year, here are some helpful starters.

Halloween Invite

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Decorations

Blood Stain Towel

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Bloody Bathroom

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Halloween Props

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Hanging Hatching Spiders

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Ghost Girl

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Head in a Jar

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Food & Drink

Meatloaf Hand

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Bleeding Heart Cake

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Jello Blood Worms

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Bleeding Heart Martini

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Games

Haunted House

Get some ideas on how to make a spooky haunted house in your house!

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Corn Maze Hide and Seek

Give them nightmares for weeks!

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Bobbing for Liquor

And keep it light if the “adults” get too frightened. This page has some other alternative Halloween party games.

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Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke

 

 

Pumpkin Carving Party: Drinks, Recipes, and Carving Ideas

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Fall is here, Halloween is just around the corner. Get everyone over for a pumpkin carving party, filled with carving ideas, drinks, and pumpkin inspired foods!

Pumpkin Picking

Make it an outing and everyone pick a pumpkin at your local pumpkin patch

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Pumpkin Carving Templates

Get creative – even hold a contest

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Pumpkin Painting

Don’t want to use sharp tools? Pick up a paint brush or glitter

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Pumpkin Ice Bucket

A clever way to chill your drinks

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Pumpkin Seeds

Once the guts of the pumpkin are out, roast them up!

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Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

And then make some cinnamon pumpkin bread

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Pumpkin Dip

Serve up some apple slices with the dip

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Boozey Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

And don’t forget to warm everyone up with some boozey fall inspired drinks

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Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup

Dish-free soup bowls

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Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke