Lately I've been craving the peanut butter & chocolate combination. Or, let's be honest, when do we not crave this winning combo?Read More
Hello! Another grain-free energy bite recipe for you. I usually whip up some type of date & nut bite on Sunday for the week ahead, so I'm always looking for new combinations and flavors to switch things up week after week. But, I still try to use the staple ingredients I have on hand.Read More
We are just starting to feed Dylan solid foods. It's baby steps. Started with avocado for a few days, then sweet potato, and now just tried squash. She makes a confused look at her first bite of a new food. Like, so confused. Even cringes. But then eats it up with excitement...Read More
The weekends go waaay too fast if you ask me. Working during the week, I've always cherished Saturdays and Sundays. But now with a little one, I cherish those days off like they are gold.
And then Sunday afternoon rolls around and I sadly have to start planning for the next day. Which for me, usually doesn't require much planning, because I'm horrible at meal prepping, and everything else I need to do to prepare for Monday I'll put off or never do.Read More
I'm a new mom over here and up throughout the night... but to be honest, it's not as bad as I imagined it would be... or maybe I'm just already used to walking around during the day in a zoombie-like state that I don't even realize it!?Read More
Banana bread is always around at the bakery or on your counter after being faced with a batch of overripe bananas. There's so many recipes and versions. And if you ask me, you can never have enough banana bread recipes! So today I'm sharing a healthy one you can feel good about eating daily.Read More
When life gets busy or complicated, what you bake in the kitchen shouldn't be!
During my pregnancy, all of my go-to foods that I ate everyday just don't sound appealing to me anymore. Strangely (and sadly) almond butter is one of them. I'm all about peanut butter, and I snack on roasted almonds daily, but just don't crave the smooth almond stuff like I used to. So that means a huge jar of it sits in my cabinet...Read More
Need a fudgy, easy brownie recipe? Well, here you go!
There is something utterly comforting about brownies. The crackly tops and imperfectly cut squares give a hit of nostalgia. Always reminding me of the brownies my mom would make for us kids often - covered in a dusting of powdered sugar and so soft and good you could't just eat one.
These brownie are loaded with dark chocolate, and are pretty darn fudgy thanks to their flourless character. No flour = more room for chocolate.Read More
Easter candy is officially covering store shelves, which means it's one of my favorite times of the year! It's the spring colors that get me excited.
But, I"m not a big fan of the sugar overload and weird ingredients in most candy at the store. Which sadly includes those Reese's eggs. But let's face it, they are so so so delicious that I think everyone deserves to enjoy a peanut butter egg - so it's a good thing they are SO easy to make and with A LOT less ingredients than on the packages eggs ...and no refined sugar!Read More
There are some days that we need something that feels sweet. The good thing is, that something doesn't necessarily need to have any sugar in it.
That's where natural sweetness comes in. Which in this case, means lots of dates and some raw cacao powder for a deep, rich chocolately flavor that is bursting with magnesium, fiber, antioxidants... and may be my favorite superfood.Read More
Ahhh it's almost the weekend. Which I always associate with lingering breakfast, extra coffee and just relaxing. And it usually involves a grain-free pancake.
So in honor of the weekend that is juuuust about here. And in an effort get my mind off the craziness and changes that are happening in politics, I'm sharing these pancakes. Because blueberry pancakes make me happy, no matter what.Read More
Ahhh my mind is a bit scattered. Anxiety at an all-time high. I'm assuming it's the usual election anxiousness, but it feels all too strong this year.
To ease my mind and my nerves, I walk, I work out, I do yoga... I keep my body moving and my head clear. And I'm going to write about these waffles.
Because they remind me of my favorite time: Sunday mornings.Read More
A short and sweet post for your Friday. Which by the way - Happy Friday!
If you love LARABARS like I do, then you probably know about their seasonal flavors that are out right now. One of those flavors is "snickerdoodle" and it inspired these bites.
Because who doesn't love a powerful, whole-food bite with hints of your favorite holiday cookie? And it comes together in less than 10 minutes.
Yes, please!Read More
Happy hump day!
We are halfway through the week. One day closer to the weekend. And for me, one day closer to these pancakes...
It's becoming a tradition of sorts. On Sundays, it's a long run followed by coffee and brunch. And just about every Sunday, I've been making these pancakes.Read More
It's been one of those days.
Forget the laundry that needs folded, the articles that need written, the work that needs finished. You know those days when you have a lot of "things" on your to-do list but can't quite get around to any of it? Yeahhhh, we all have those days.
And since I can't really focus on anything else, I'll share these cookies that you should probably make ASAP.Read More