Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

You all know my love for Eating Evolved products, especially their coconut butter cups.  Well, these no-bake Peanut Butter Coconut Balls were inspired by those.

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The filling is peanut butter, coconut butter, vanilla and a little coconut flour.  I rolled the filling into balls and then dipped them into melted dark chocolate for a simple, satisfying and relatively low-sugar treat.  Plus, if you store them in the freezer they are quite refreshing in all this summer heat. Read More

All Green Salad

This salad is here to show you that eating all your greens doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless.  It has a kale base and is loaded with a variety of green super-foods; you know, just in case you need to up your veggie quota for the day/week 😉 Read More

Freezer Brownie Bites

I don’t particularly like to use my oven during the summer months.  Sometimes it’s a necessity, or perhaps I’m really craving a particular food/treat that needs baking, but for the most part I try to limit my oven use when the weather is hot.  And that’s when recipes like these Freezer Brownie Bites come in handy – a recipe where you can have your brownies, without the heat of the oven (or the stove-top).

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These Freezer Brownie Bites are made using 9 simple ingredients.  They are free of grains, gluten, eggs, dairy and nuts.  This allergy-friendly recipe is perfect for a sweet summer treat! Read More

Protein Banana Muffins

The snacking has been non-stop over here lately.  That breast-feeding hunger is no joke, not to mention sitting down and eating a “real” meal has been quite the task with a busy toddler and needy infant.

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One thing I have started doing to make my life easier is meal prep.  It’s definitely not a new concept, and I’ve prepped in the past, but it isn’t something I enjoy – it’s just become a necessity as of late.  I prefer to cook fresh food, whatever I’m in the mood for at the time, and creatively arrange it on my plate, snap a pic for Instagram and then sit at the table to eat it at a reasonable pace.  But that’s not life right now.  Instead, on the weekend (when my husband is home to help) I’m roasting trays of veggies, grilling up meat for a few days and baking items that can be easily stashed in the freezer – like these Protein Banana Muffins.

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I have made these muffins a number of times.  They taste great, are high in protein and I enjoy eating them straight from the freezer.  I can easily grab one between meals or for breakfast without having (getting) to work all morning in the kitchen.  These Protein Banana Muffins are free of gluten, grains, dairy & soy and only sweetened with bananas and the coconut sugar from the protein powder.

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Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles

Are waffles and/or pancakes purely a weekend indulgence for you guys?  Or do you enjoy them throughout the week?

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I will usually make a batch of batter for my son and give him one waffle with fruit a couple days a week for breakfast.  But I don’t make my husband breakfast unless it’s the weekend (and I feel like cooking).  I started doing this for my son when we found out he has an intolerance to eggs.  I let him consume eggs every now and then, but try not to feed him any in baked goods (such as waffles) simply because they seem to upset his digestion.  Which is why I have started creating more egg-free, allergy friendly recipes such as these Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles.

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I understand that cooking waffles can seem like such a chore, but if you prep your batter ahead of time then waffles are pretty simple to make.  Just prep a large batch on the weekend, store it in the fridge and make 1-2 waffles for breakfast throughout the week.  I suppose you could also bake your waffles ahead of time, but I think they taste better fresh.

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I prefer waffles over pancakes because they require less attention: pour batter in waffle iron and go about your business.  Plus, I’ve had more luck making allergy friendly waffles than pancakes…the pancakes often don’t hold together as well.  Do you have a preference?

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These allergy-free Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles take fewer than 10 ingredients to make and have a delicious nutty buckwheat flavor that is nicely complimented by the tartness of fresh blueberries.  Being allergy-free they are void of: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy and nuts. Read More

Kiddie Snack Plates

As a parent, I know just how hard it can be to find healthy snacks for your ever-hungry toddler.  Especially when their taste is constantly changing!  One day my son likes the banana muffins I’ve baked and the next day he wont touch them…sound familiar to anyone? Read More

A Birth Story & Recovery

Hi everyone!  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know that my son was born on Thursday, June 15.  He and I are both doing well and I’m loving every minute with this sweet new child of mine.  He has been such an easy baby so far (hoping that doesn’t jinx it)!

For today’s post, I’m going to share a brief version of his birth story and how my recovery/transition with 2 kids has been.  So here we go!

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Cauliflower & Asparagus Salad

I hope you are all liking my “Salad Series”.  This is another fun salad idea…and guess what?  There aren’t any leafy greens involved; so, perhaps some would argue that this isn’t an actual salad.  But if you’re feeling like it needs a few extra greens then be my guest to top this creation off with your favorite lettuce variety 😉 Read More