• Peanut Butter Cashew Overnight Oats
    Breakfast,  Uncategorized

    5 Overnight Oat Recipes You Need to Make

    Overnight Oats are one of my favorite breakfasts to meal prep. When I make them I just know how good they are going to be and crave them up until the moment I eat them. They’re my favorite thing to eat after a good workout and keep me full all the way up until lunch, and that doesn’t happen often for me! I’ve compiled 5 of my favorite recipes so you can have a different flavor each day of the week! Trust me, you’ll want them everyday. Peanut Butter Cashew Overnight Oats Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats Cranberry Overnight Oats Banana Chia Overnight Oats Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Oats

  • coconut cranberry granola
    Breakfast,  Snacks

    Coconut Cranberry Granola

    My favorite thing to do on snowy days is bake. After sleeping in, jumping into some cozy clothes, and drinking a hot cup of coffee the first thing I do is find a recipe that sounds warm and comforting. This time, I was browsing through my Instagram feed, waiting for something to call out, “pick me!” The Coconut Oil Granola recipe from Pinch of Yum stopped me in my tracks. To be honest, I have never made homemade granola. I know, right?! Crazy. Now, I have no idea why I never made it before! I already had all of the necessary ingredients in my pantry so with a few substitutions…

  • pumpkin fig newtons on a plate
    Dessert,  Snacks

    Pumpkin Fig Newtons

    Did you eat Fig Newtons as a kid? I sure did. Man, I loved those things. At the time, they seemed like a healthier choice compared to other cookies but now I know that they were filled with sugar and artificial ingredients. I stay away from packaged snacks and desserts due to all the processed ingredients and high sugar content but sometimes I crave some of my favorite childhood snacks. I first came across a similar recipe for a healthier version of Fig Newtons on Clean Eats by Tay‘s Instagram and changed a couple things according to what I had on hand and they turned out pretty darn delicious! They’re…

  • Dinner,  Lunch,  Uncategorized

    Creamy Vegan “Cheese” Sauce

    I’m not vegan but, man, I love a good vegan “cheese” sauce. Here’s why: you control the flavors, consistency, and can go so many directions with it! I like my sauces pretty flavorful, a little spicy, and relatively thick (don’t you just love when the sauce sticks perfectly between the ridges of a rotini?) There are a few things that make this sauce great: Cashews- you can use walnuts or almonds, but the consistency won’t be quite as smooth Vinegar- this provides a great acidity for the sauce, you could also use lemon juice! Spices- the spices in this sauce give it the great flavor and make it so versatile!…

  • Dessert

    Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

    Happy Halloween! I’m back with yet another pumpkin muffin recipe. Yep, I just love pumpkin too much to not post another one on Halloween! You know how I know these ones are really good? Everyone in my office loved them at our Halloween party. Even the people who aren’t gluten free, including me! They’re perfectly moist, not too sweet, and you really get the pumpkin flavor. I adapted the Flourless Pumpkin Muffin recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Making Thyme for Health, according to what I had on hand and they turned out great! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a healthier pumpkin muffin recipe. I hope you enjoy! Yum…

  • miso glazed salmon with veggies and farro
    Dinner

    Miso Glazed Veggie Bowl

    Do you ever feel like you’re in a cooking rut? Always getting the same items from the grocery store, having the same thing for breakfast, and cooking the same things for dinner every week? I hear you. I have been feeling the same way recently. And I’m also here to tell you, it’s so easy to switch it up just by making some simple swaps! I transformed my typical “Asian veggie bowl” into something with unique flavors and textures just by swapping out a few items. Swap #1: Grains My go-to grain is brown rice, sometimes quinoa, but mainly brown rice. This time, I switched it up with farro! Farro…

  • peanut butter banana walnut bread with chocolate chips
    Breakfast,  Dessert,  Snacks

    Peanut Butter Banana Walnut Bread

    When it’s snowing outside, all I want to do is bake. Unless I’m up in the mountains and can ski fresh powder… But that’s still a couple months away. The first snow happened early this year, it’s only October 14 and there are four inches of snow outside! Fortunately, my mom was in town this weekend and there’s not many things better than spending a snowy weekend baking & cooking with mom! I wanted to try something new since I’ve been going heavy on everything pumpkin. I LOVE pumpkin but it’s nice to switch it up every once in a while! Hence, the peanut butter banana walnut bread. This recipe…

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread on a serving board with a gray towl
    Breakfast,  Dessert,  Recipes,  Snacks

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread

    The leaves are changing, the weather is starting to cool off, and Trader Joes has all their pumpkin items in stock. It’s officially fall. Now, I don’t know about you but I LOVE everything pumpkin. Always have. There’s something about the smell, the feeling I get when I get a big wiff of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or toasted pecan, that makes me all warm inside. Out of all the fall-inspired eats, pumpkin chocolate chip bread has always been my favorite. I’ve tried a few recipes out and this one is a winner! I hope you enjoy it 🙂 Print Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time…

  • cranberry-peanut-butter-oat-bites
    Recipes,  Snacks

    Cranberry Oat Bites

    I can’t believe we’re already half way through March and I’m moving to Denver in less than two weeks! That’s right, I’ll be out in the Mile High City soon and cannot wait for this new chapter in my life. Moving can be hectic and stressful but I’ve been living by the mantra “Everything is as it should be” to keep me from getting too stressed out by it. Also, these Cranberry Oat Bites definitely help 🙂 Ingredients -1 3/4 cups rolled oats -1/4 cup peanut butter, melted -1 scoop IdealFit vanilla protein powder -2 tbsp Anthony’s Goods chia seeds -1/4 cup maple syrup -1/2 cup chopped walnuts -1/2 cup…

  • banana nut bread
    Dessert,  Recipes

    Banana Nut Bread Bars

    How many times have you walked into a coffee shop with the intention of only getting a cup of coffee, to walk out with a pastry from their mouth-watering selection? It’s hard not to when they all look so delicious and that scone would go so well with my latte… Next time you feel that way, make this banana bread instead. I swear, it’s better than any other banana bread I’ve had and doesn’t have any added sugars. That’s right, none. It’s also gluten and dairy free. You’re welcome. Ingredients Makes approx. 8 squares -2 ripe bananas, mashed -2 eggs -2 tbsp collagen (I use Anthony’s Goods) -1 tsp vanilla…