• Sunflower Flax Seed Muffins

    Grain-Free High Fiber Muffins I’ve been having a lot of “getting older” moments lately, and I haven’t decided whether or not I like it just yet. After I wrote last week’s post, I felt a huge sense of relief because I was able to write and share exactly how I was feeling at this period of my life. I also…

  • Chocolate Marble Breakfast Bread with Strawberry Jam

    A Perfect Make Ahead Valentine’s Day Breakfast Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, and as much as I would love to wake up without an alarm clock, sip on my coffee and make a big breakfast for the two of us – it’s just not going to happen. I wasn’t going to let that ruin our traditional Valentine’s Day…

  • Six Seed Grain-Free Granola

    Chunky Grain Free Granola Clusters I will be the first to admit, I have a pretty boring pantry. We always have our essentials such as rice (fifty pounds to be exact), quinoa, oats, beans, and a variety of flours; however, we rarely have anything fun. Simply because things that we constitute as fun are also expensive or terrible for you. Every time I…

  • Glazed Lemon Chia Bread

    It doesn’t take much convincing to whip up fresh banana bread, especially when I have the perfect amount of over-ripe bananas hanging around the kitchen. I wasn’t planning on it, but this recipe just so happens to be one of our favorite banana bread recipes of all time. The hint of lemon compliments the natural sweetness from the bananas and…

  • Macadamia Nut Granola Bars

    Soft, Chewy, & Packed with Protein If there is one thing that I’m okay with being terrible at, it’s making granola bars. Bold statement considering this is a granola bar recipe post, but believe me when I tell you – I can never get it to just stick together. And if you’ve been here for a while, you probably know my…

  • Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

    Have Your Cookies & Your Carrots Too I have a special place in my heart for traditional carrot cake and it may or may not have something to do with the fact that I really, really love carrots. They are a sweeter root vegetable and can compliment just about any dish. Besides chomping on them raw, I love roasting carrots, making…

  • Maple & Quinoa Apple Crumble

    Healthy Apple Crumble with Maple & Quinoa With temperatures barely reaching fifty degrees this weekend and not a blue sky in sight, I can confidently say that fall is finally here to stay. One of my very favorite autumn desserts is classic apple crumble with a thick streusel topping. Between the freshness of warm crisp fall apples, and the sweetness of…

  • Soft-Baked Autumn Granola

    The Best Homemade Granola I can’t tell you the last time I had a head cold. I can’t even tell you the last time I had a stuffy nose! I don’t know why or how, but somehow I always miss flu season, allergies, and back-to-school sniffles. Chock it up to luck, or eating my veggies if you will, but there is…

  • Homemade Cookies & Cream Protein Bites

    Satisfyingly Sweet & Dreamy  October is finally here and I could not be more excited! It’s not only my favorite month because it’s my birthday and anniversary month, but it’s just such a happy and tasty time of year! I plan on eating pumpkin-something dessert, every weekend, until Christmas. And then it’s Christmas cookie time and I never hold back.…

  • Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

    Have Your Pie & Eat It Too Just when I thought Fall was here to stay, good old September reminded us that summer isn’t quite over yet! Our weekly forecast is showing temperatures in the mid-eighties for the entire week. Not exactly the most fitting weather for pumpkin treats, but once you break open the pumpkin spice, there’s no turning…

  • Whole Wheat Apple Pecan Muffins

    Whole Wheat Apple Pecan & Cinnamon Crumble Muffins Oh Sunday, how I love you so. Waking up to nothing more than the sunlight, having all the time in the world to sip on my morning coffee, hitting a great workout with my love, and time for recipes. I couldn’t think of a better day if I tried. The end of…

  • Roasted Pistachio & Cacao Truffles

    It’s safe to say, I couldn’t wait to get back into the swing of things, so naturally I had to make a healthy truffle recipe as soon as possible! Truth be told, I’ve had pistachios on my mind for the last few weeks, but was reluctant to buy them from our normal grocery because of the steep-ish price. I absolutely…

  • Cacao, Chai & Quinoa Energy Bites

    Chocolate, Spice, and Protein So Nice  Some days I can’t decide if I want an entire bar of dark chocolate, a full-fat vanilla chai latte, or maybe just a jar of peanut butter to myself. Anyone else? Normally I can settle for a dark chocolate, peanut butter protein bar or even a few scoops of Halo Top, but if you’re…

  • Banana Date Bread with Caramel Frosting

    One of my favorite memories of grade school involves a magical slice of banana bread they used to serve with lunch every now and again. I would be lying if I said most of my childhood memories didn’t involve some sort of food, just to be clear. This piece of banana bread was spongy, moist and had the most amazing…

  • Almond Cacao Energy Balls

    Healthy Fats in Every Bite! I made these Almond Cacao Energy Balls kind of on a whim over the weekend and I am so glad I did! I think they might be the only reason I am keeping with Chad and our running and lifting schedule. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably have heard me…