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PUMPKIN SPICE TRAIL MIX NUT BUTTER

Okay, fine. I know what you’re thinking. I do. You’re wondering how in the world I turned trail mix into nut butter. I mean, trail mix has dried fruit and sometimes chocolate candies, right?! Well, I’m not talking about that kind of trail mix. Nope. I’m talking about this kind of trail mix. I found this blend in the bulk items section at my Kroger and I knew I needed it. Because, I mean, who doesn’t love almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, filberts, and pecans? Exactly. We ALL love them. (Except…

PUMPKIN APPLE BREAD

You guys. Fall is coming!! And you know what that means….. It’s time for all things.. PUMPKIN!!! Did you know that pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food? It’s chock full of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Iron, Niacin, and Potassium which your body needs.  Plus, it’s super versatile and can be added or incorporated into so many different recipes. Like a yummy loaf of bread. 😀 Pumpkin bread is usually made with loads of sugar and butter and that’s what makes it dense and delicious.  AND maybe not always…

FUDGY TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

I cannot tell a lie.  I have totally been craving brownies.  And not just any brownies – although, it was getting to that point where I mighta grabbed a sub-par brownie and been disappointed but I controlled myself. it was hard. – but these super fudgy triple chocolate brownies. Again, I cannot tell a lie.  I did not skip out on or substitute something else for the sugar in this recipe. These are brownies, people. Generally, you’re going to find sugar in a brownie. It happens. They’re supposed to be a treat! A special moment…

BUCKWHEAT OATMEAL SNACK BARS

You guys. These bars!! So, this semester, I’ve been taking “Nutrition for Sports Performance” and we’ve been looking at that whole My Plate recommendations and I’ve discovered that I don’t really eat enough grains and I’m trying to change that.  My diet has changed so much over the past few years and I definitely do well with protein and fat (maybe too well in this area. I <3 nut butter. YOLO!) but I’m pretty lacking in grains. With as much as I love oatmeal and…

TOASTED WALNUT CASHEW BUTTER

OH. EM. GEE. Yes. All caps IS necessary. You guys. I can NOT even describe how delicious this stuff is. I gave some to my son-in-law and he said it tasted like “Gawd!!” (as in an exclamation, not as in our Heavenly Father.) It IS pretty divine, though. I cannot stop eating it. Seriously. It’s practically taken over my life. That doesn’t sound weird, right? Nahhh…  If you follow me on Instagram, it is the mystery “homemade nut butter” that’s been popping up in my photos over…

GLUTEN FREE BLUEBERRY BANANA OATMEAL MUFFINS

Happy Friday!! Now, I LOVE me some blueberry muffins. I mean, y’all already know how much I love blueberries. Well, you do if you follow me on Instagram but trust me when I say I LOVE BLUEBERRIES!!!!! And, I heart oatmeal. And bananas. And peanut butter. And yogurt. And chocolate. And wine. Oh wait. Sorry. Got a little carried away there. But seriously, banana bread + blueberry muffin + oatmeal = OM. NOM. NOM. These muffins are so easy to make! They’re gluten free (make sure you use gluten free oats!), use raw honey as a sweetener so there…

BAKED BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BARS

Hi there! So, who loves oatmeal for breakfast! *raises hand and gestures wildly* Omigosh, oatmeal is such a great way to start your day. And there are just so many ways that you can serve it! You can cook it up right on the spot, cook it overnight in your crockpot, mix it with yogurt and/or milk and put it in the fridge overnight and you can even bake it into bars! Oh, and there’s always cookies. I heart oatmeal cookies! But I digress… Baked oatmeal has been feeding families for generations! It has a completely…

SINFULLY DELICIOUS (AND HEALTHY!) CHOCOLATE DESSERTS YOU NEED TO MAKE RIGHT NOW

Hey guys! So, I had totally planned on sharing a newly created brownie recipe with you today but these didn’t turn out exactly as I had planned…… …..And while they are decent, they’re not perfect. I’m still eating them though. No brownie goes to waste in my presence. #noshame  The thing is, they are actually pretty amazing slathered with nut butter. So, it’s like a healthy snack! Because, not to give it all away just yet, I made the brownies with healthy stuff like avocado so … ta-da…

ONE SKILLET CHICKEN AND VEGGIES

So, I’ve been making quite a few dinners for one lately. Okay, pretty much every night. And day. So … all the dinners. I’ll be honest – it’s been kind of a challenge. I’m pretty used to making enough food to feed a crowd (even though we only have 2 kids, not 12) with leftovers to boot! And then, when the Things moved out, it was really difficult to scale back to just cooking for 2. I really just did not know how for a while. SO MUCH FOOD! And now, it…

QUICK PAN ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

You guys. I seriously don’t even know who I am anymore. I mean, I have spent my ENTIRE life absolutely hating all things Brussels sprouts and then one day, I roast some in the oven and suddenly, they’re my go-to veggie. Wait, what? I just don’t even know. I may have mentioned that I’m doing Whole 30 (day 13!) and part of that “program” is eating veggies at every meal. Well, there’s only so many veggies I can cram into an omelet before people be asking, &#8220…