Quick & Delicious Banana Nut Bread

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You guys, this recipe is amazing and so versatile. It could be used for a quick treat, a perfect pair to a cuppa’ Joe, dessert or made for someone if you messed up and want to be forgiven. Don’t make that face at me, you know you’ve “made up baked” for someone before. I have used this recipe endless amounts of times and I feel like I’ve finally perfected it enough to share it with you all. This Vegan Banana … Read More

5 Reasons Overnight Oats Are Taking Over

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Overnight oats. I’m sure you’ve heard about this amazing invention by now. You have either tried it or you keep telling yourself “I’ve got to try this!”. I’m here to give you 5 reasons as to why you NEED to try it today along with some tips that I’ve learned along the way as to which items I found most necessary. If you have any tips or tricks that you have learned along the way, please feel free to share. … Read More

Vegetarian Cheesy Black Bean Sweet Potato Quesadillas

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Guys… these are seriously so easy and cheesy (I know, corny). Did I mention they were healthy?   Okay so we’ve all been there… You have less than 30 minutes to put dinner on the table yet no idea on what to cook. I’ve got something that is just as delicious as it was easy to make. Cheesy Black Bean Sweet Potato Quesadillas!! All that you will need is 1 can of black beans, 1 small sweet potato, small whole wheat … Read More

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie (Yes, it’s healthy)

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We all have those morning where we feel like someone just keeps pressing the fast forward button over and over again. It’s not fun, especially when you’re running late with your little ones!! Usually my husband and I eat either a delicious omelette or peanut butter oatmeal for breakfast, but it’s not every morning that we have time to sit and eat.   On the mornings that Theodore wakes up right when I do- this smoothie is a life saver. … Read More

Quick & Easy Vegan Pita Pizza All Under 25mins

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This was seriously the easiest dinner I’ve ever put together besides a PB&J sandwich. Set your oven to preheat at 350 degrees while you prepare the pizzas. For my toppings I chose freshly minced garlic, chopped spinach leaves, diced jalapeños, fresh cilantro, yellow and orange bell peppers all on stacked on Daiya mozzarella style “cheese”, crushed tomatoes and a drizzle of Just Chipotle Mayo which is also Vegan! It helps to keep veggies chopped, diced or peeled on deck so … Read More

Easy Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Power Balls

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Okay okay, I couldn’t possibly keep this delicious recipe to myself much longer. These little power balls are absolutely scrumptious and irresistible. Did I mention that you can make them in less than 10 mins?! Well, you can! Want to know the best part? NO baking necessary!! Not only are they quick to make, but i’m willing to bet that you have 80% of the ingredients in your pantry RIGHT now. My obsession with these little treats started when I … Read More

Cheesy Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

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Firstly, I found this recipe on Cookieandkate.com! Her blog is absolutely #goals and inspiration. Skimmed through all of her recipes and I could not find ONE that I did not want to cook. You go, Kate! I’ve never been a huge Enchiladas type of girl…but before you yell at your screen it is mainly because I can’t have dairy products! What is the point of having Enchiladas with no cheese?? Most places have yet to catch up with the times and … Read More

Easy Meal Prepping Guide & Recipes

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Meal prepping, clean eating, and spending hours in the kitchen seem to be one of the most talked about topics in the fitness world. Today, I meal prepped in about 2 hours right before work and made two meals for the week. For 3 people. That’s insane considering that I would spend twice as much time (plus some) when I first started meal prepping. Here, I will give my personal tips on what have worked for me on how to … Read More

Delicious Protein Packed PB&J Waffles

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Hello everyone, I’m so sorry that I’ve been MIA!! If you don’t know this already, I’m actually in the middle of planning my wedding. With that being said.. It’s been pretty darn crazy over here. I constantly think of ideas for my next post and take pictures of my food to not even remember that I have them. With out further delay, here are my extremely easy and delicious “PB&J Protein Waffles”… These are extremely easy due to the fact … Read More

Healthy Pasta Dinner

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Avocado creamy sauce: add 1 avocado, 1/2 c spinach, 1 tsp minced garlic, sea salt (to your tasting), 1 tsp slivered almonds, ground pepper and a drizzle of olive oil all inside your blender and blend until smooth. Plop on top of your fave pasta and voila! I recommend using pasta that looks fun and enjoyable (especially if you’ve got kiddos, go for the spiral p asta). In this dinner, I used whole wheat organic elbow pasta. Toppings: Cherry tomatoes and … Read More