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…

Chocolate Chunk “Golden Milk” Cookies

My Northeast Ohio hometown is roughly 50 miles from Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and anything in-beween. As much as I love taking trips to Pittsburgh and often times Cleveland, driving an hour just to do some grocery shopping isn’t necessarily the most efficient thing in the world. Lucky for us, many brands that originated in…

Zucchini Bread Breakfast Cookies

In less than one week, I will be starting a new full time job, as well as starting my senior year of college. I’m nervous, excited, happy and sad, all at the same time. After taking the summer off from both school and work, it’s going to be a big change all at once, but…

Easy Homemade Guacamole

Even though date night is like every night, there’s just something different about Saturdays. I love the fact that week after week, we both look forward to going ‘out,’ getting a good meal, and just enjoying each others company. It truly just never gets old. This weekend is Chad’s birthday weekend, as his birthday is on…

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…

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…

Green Morning Smoothie

My Daily Shake That Never Gets Old I realized It’s been a while since I’ve shared a protein smoothie recipe on the blog, and then I realized it’s been a while since I posted my daily protein smoothie recipe! I will say, I was always just a protein + water in a shaker bottle kind…

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…

This Week’s Eats: 2 Easy Dinner Ideas

Over the past week, I’ve learned two very important lessons: 1. Always say yes to burgers on a weeknight, especially when it involves kale & guac. 2. Keep your freezer stocked at all times. Welcome to the first “This Week’s Eats!” Generally, Chad and I eat the same things week after week, but lately we’ve been…

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,…

Black Cherry Breakfast Bars

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend and week! Things have been a little off around here because of the holiday falling on a Tuesday, family and friends are still in town, and motivation is lacking when your week starts on a Wednesday. But, I’m so happy to have taken some time away…

Roasted Beets with Black Pepper & Sea Salt

Whether you’re looking to feed a crowd or serve a small dinner party, these roasted beets are the perfect side dish We all know the old saying, eat as colorful as you can, meaning load up on veggies like leafy greens, vibrant fruits, and healthy carbs such as bright orange sweet potatoes. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and…

Creamy Raspberry Cashew Cups

  The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. Not only does it land in the heart of summer, but I also love that we get to celebrate our country and freedom with some good old fashion barbecue, fireworks, and surrounded by people that mean the most. With the holiday weekend/week…

Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

I wanted to quickly share this recipe because I have been obsessed with it over the last few weeks! This cajun shrimp recipe takes about five minutes to whip up and adds a ton of protein to just about any meal. I’ve topped salads, quinoa, and even my morning eggs with shrimp and it has…