Do snowy days just make you want to bake?
I don't know if it's the smell of chocolate chip cookies or brownies that bring me back to my childhood or wanting an escape from feeling cooped up inside all day, but the urge is real!
So, how do you stay committed to your health and wellness goals, while also enjoying some of your favorite past indulgences?
Every once in a while a recipe comes along and it CHANGES. YOUR. LIFE! Ok, maybe that's a little dramatic, BUT these Pumpkin Protein Bars have definitely helped to up my breakfast game in a big way and they're super easy to make!!!
Truth: Just because I eat well and exercise regularly doesn’t mean that I feel amazing all the time.
This is scary for me to share and something I’ve wanted to admit for quite sometime, but didn’t really know how... without feeling a bit hypocritical.
If you know me, you know my love of all things pumpkin... combine that with caffeine and you’ve got a winning combo!
* 24 brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered lengthwise
* 4 bacon slices diced
* freshly ground pepper
* 12 lg. sea scallops
I've been wanting to make a Fruity Oatmeal Bake for a few days now, but when I opened my fridge this morning, I realized that the only fruit I had left were apples and limes...
Seeing that it's fall and I had all of the other ingredients, I decided to try a little experiment and I'm happy I did!!!
WARNING: If pumpkin spice isn't your "thing," stop reading now!
I developed an addiction to all things pumpkin a few years back, when I tried my first PSL from Starbucks. While I no longer frequent Starbucks, my love for pumpkin has remained. From adding pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice to smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, coffee, and more, you could say I'm hooked.
Add to pumpkin season cooler weather, falling leaves and a growing bump and you have a recipe for lots of tasty, gluten free goodness!!!
Read on to check out 4 of my favorite Fall recipes:
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
BONUS: Paleo Banana Bread
On Sundays, We Prep.
Simple as that.
For all of my adult life so far, I've been a "prepper." Sure, co-workers used to poke fun at the size of my lunch box, but I never went hungry when I couldn't get out of the classroom for lunch, and always had a back up plan for those last-minute, after school meetings.
Now, you would think with staying at home, I would let prep go by the wayside, but what I've learned is that -- if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail (Benjamin Franklin)... especially with a toddler (and random pregnancy cravings)!
No, my prep isn't as in-depth as it used to be, but there are still some things I prep every week, and that includes breakfasts and lunches for Frank, at least 5-7 different dinner ideas, and a shopping list!
Last week, when I shared this photo (below) of what I had prepared, I received lots of questions as to what was inside those little containers! So, I thought I'd share!
Friday night we really wanted to go for takeout, but luckily, some quick, out-of-the box thinking led us to try something "new!" So happy we did because this was DELICIOUS! Frank even claimed the leftovers as his for lunch the next day!
So, how'd we make it?!
With Memorial Day weekend and the excitement of summer travel upon us, I have been hearing the question, "do you have any tips for keeping up my healthy habits while on vacation?"