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Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

peanut butter and banana overnight oats

We’re heading back to school and we all know what our kids need most to start the day off right.  A filling, protein-rich breakfast.  But, the tricky part is finding the time to do that. Well, I’ve got one here served up on a platter (or a jar) for you. The great thing about peanut butter and banana overnight oats is that of course it can be made the night before.  So, during the hustle and bustle of getting out...

Paleo Chocolate Truffles with Golden Milk

paleo chocolate truffles with golden milk

If you haven’t heard of adaptogens, you will soon. They are the miracle herbs that not only relieve stress, but also increase energy and vitality as well as bring balance to our stress-ridden lives.  (Read my upcoming article that delves into adaptogens in more detail). Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful of the adaptogens.  Also known as “Indian ginseng” it’s in the tomato family.  It’s been used as a healing remedy for years, namely for stress, fatigue and the...

Nutty Chicken Salad with Grapes

People laugh at me because I find that stopping what I’m doing to eat lunch annoying.  While the kids are at school, I’m usually running errands, working out and of course blogging!  So, I definitely don’t want a time-consuming lunch to make. That’s why a quick meal like chicken salad is perfect.  Just scoop it onto a plate, add some crackers and you’re done.  It doesn’t interrupt your day. Chicken or tuna salad has been a family lunch since I...

Clean Eating Banana Bread

clean eating banana bread

Since summer has flown by for most, or gone way too slowly in our case, we find ourselves already getting ready for school to start.  On school mornings, one of the trickiest things I find between running around looking for shoes and making sure the library book made it in the backpack is…is that we’ve gotta find a way to get a healthy breakfast in the belly.  Banana bread is one of the easiest breakfasts for school mornings and a...

Pesto Chicken and Zoodles

I have a spiralizer that we’ve been using like crazy.  Zoodles have become a new favorite.  Even the pickiest here in the fam are embracing them.  So, pesto chicken and zoodles have been added to the dinner rotation. Zoodles have a nice texture to them.  Even if you’re a noodle devotee, you’ll be surprised at the nice consistency.  They have a bounce with a slight crispiness.  And incredibly easy to make! The first time I made them I kinda worried...

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Growing up my parents always made scrambled eggs a bit on the slimy side.  And you know what, that is the way to go if you ask me!  I guess slimy isn’t the best word.  Let’s call it medium rare.  The perfect scrambled eggs.  But, perfect is relative, I guess.  Just like steak, people like their eggs a certain way. You don’t have to eat them “medium-rare”, so I’m not going to guide you that direction, but I will tell...

Lime Coconut No Bake Energy Bites

lime coconut no bake energy bites

Chocolate energy bites, flax energy bites, pumpkin energy bites.  Seems like there’s so many these days.  Well, they’re everywhere for 3 reasons. They’re healthy They’re easy They are sooooo tasty. I found this recipe for lime coconut no bake energy bites from Oprah.com that are refreshingly different.  The only thing I changed was substituting almond milk for coconut milk.  They’re a great protein snack for summertime. I’ve been snacking on these things for a week and they fill me up....

Avocado Caprese Salad

avocado caprese salad

This avocado caprese salad is delicious and ridiculously easy.  It’s hard to write a blog about something so easy.  It’s a different take on the traditional caprese and makes the perfect summer lunch. I saw this recipe from cookeatpaleo.com and I had all the stuff to make it.  I’m all about quick and healthy when it comes to lunch. So, this looked right up my alley. Lately, I’ve been avoiding dairy (not completely, but mostly).  I just notice that it...

Mango Yogurt Popsicles

mango yogurt popsicles

My daughter loves Rosanna Pansino and one of our pastimes is to watch Nerdy Nummies on Kids YouTube together.  One day she made pureed watermelon popsicles using a Zoku.  She said it’s the easiest thing in the world and it makes popsicles in 8 minutes.  I was so excited I jumped on Amazon and got one.  And here I am with mango yogurt popsicles. You don’t have to pull out a big instruction booklet to figure out how to use...

Strawberry Date Smoothie

I love dates!  Medjool dates that is….and dates with my handsome husband of course.  So, you should try a strawberry date smoothie. If you haven’t discovered Medjool dates, you’ve got to run out and get some.  Don’t think of them as prunes.  Or, dried plums, whatever.  They are similar in nutrition, but taste so much better. These things relieve constipation naturally. With all the soluble fiber (the best kind) they keep things moving.  So, they’re a great compliment to a...