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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…

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…

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES

Raise your hand if you love oatmeal cookies! And now raise your hand if you love chocolate chip cookies! Hey, look at that – pretty much everyone kept their hands up! Excellent because I made Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and I just know you’re going to love them! One of my favorite things about oatmeal cookies is that they are chewy and delicious. Are you a chewy cookie lover? Or do you prefer a crispy cookie? With chocolate chip, you can usually find either. Sometimes, you never know what you’re going to get when you order…

PEPPERMINT KISS BROWNIES

Hey friends! Guess what today is?! Well, yes, you’re right. It’s definitely Thursday, December 8.  (17 days until Christmas, in case you weren’t keeping track.) But, it’s also something else. It’s one of the greatest days in the history of days!! It’s National Brownie Day!! I love brownies. Sometimes I love them so much, I bake a pan and eat all of them. ALL. By myself. Prolly shouldn’t do that too often, should I? #yolo And, in the spirit of the holiday season, all things seem…

AVOCADO S’MORES BROWNIES! (yes, avocado. trust me.)

Today is one of the best. days. ever. It’s National S’Mores Day!! Did you even know that S’Mores had their own day? Well, duh, of COURSE they do – they’re S’Mores! And we all want s’more!! #lamejokeattemptnumber1 #sorrynotsorry Now, I happen to love s’mores. LOVE them. And I love going all out with them. I mean, I’m a fan of the traditional graham cracker, hershey bar, toasted marshmallow s’more but, sometimes, I like them a little fancier. You know, with homemade chocolate…