Baked Breakfast Cookie

It took some trial and error, friends, but I’ve finally perfected the baked breakfast cookie. Here’s the back story: Almost 5 years ago (has it really been that long?!) I endeavored to create a portable, healthy breakfast option. I was always on the go, especially in the mornings, and wanted to something I could pack…

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Peanut Butter Cup Amazeballs

They may taste like a treat, but these peanut butter cup protein balls are healthy!  Keep them around in the fridge to have on hand for a boost of healthy fat and protein! It was only a matter of time, right? Since amazeballs are a standard snack in our house, I love to come up…

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Savory Quinoa Muffins

I was in the mood for something a little different when I made quinoa muffins for the week. I LOVE this sweeter version, but was feeling like something a little more savory. Taste-wise, they were everything I wished for them to be: a mild nutty flavor from the quinoa, robust sundried tomatoes, creamy goat cheese…

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Mini Goat Cheese Chili Relleno Casseroles

Hi 🙂 Catching up from the long weekend? I ran my first postpartum half marathon. I’m wicked sore, but am happy to be back in the game. Thank you again for all of the wonderful birthday wishes, too! Chili rellenos were never my favorite Mexican dish. If I was going to have Mexican, which was…

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Quinoa Trail Mix Muffins

Sometimes I pretend to know things that I do not… but only when I’m talking to the Pilot. “Turn left here!” “Are you sure?”  “YES! Ok… no, not really.” This is partially because I like to mess with him, and also partially because when I tell him things that are indeed fact, he asks me…

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Amazeballs flavor variations

I’m pretty sure there’s nothing in the world that’s more adorable than a table full of babies in their diapers painting pumpkins. Before Liv was born, I used to have groups of friends over all the time, at least once a week. I love cooking for others and entertaining, but since Liv has been here,…

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Pumpkin Amazeballs

These pumpkin protein balls are the perfect seasonal healthy snack! They pack a punch of protein and healthy fat in delicious dessert-like bites. It was a low-key, laid back day- everything a holiday should be. Got the Bob tire fixed (!) took it for a spin at the dog park lunch at Chippodle (my fave…

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Cranberry avocado salad

It’s rare for me to have a case of the moan-days, since I love being able to spend the day with Liv. We’ll do the usual thing (play, read books, go on a fun adventure. meet up with friends or just take it easy) and yesterday, I only had one thing in mind that I…

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Slow cooker rotisserie chicken

It’s always hard to leave for work on Saturdays, when the Pilot and Oliv are home.   At the same time, it’s pretty amazing that they get a daddy-daughter day each week.  (Look at her face! “Yeah, just chillin’ in the pool with my daddy. You know”) Yesterday, while I was Zumba-ing, they spent the…

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Tempeh Taco Lettuce Wraps

Doing the same thing all the time can get a little boring, even if it’s something you like. Take tempeh, for instance. Tempeh-as-bacon is my usual favorite way to enjoy it, but I was looking for a new way to prepare it.  The result? Tempeh tacos! Not just any tacos–lettuce wrap tacos! Does that make…

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Slow cooker shredded Mexican chicken

A glass of wine and jammies = pretty much the best way to cap off a Monday night. Or any night, really. When are you too old to wear the PINK collection? Actually, don’t answer that. Some other highlights from the day: –The Schweaty May workout   Mom came over in the afternoon to hang…

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Stuffed chicken

Thank you so much for your sweet comments about the Fitness Magazine win and to those of you who entered the cookbook giveaway! I was cracking up reading your kitchen disaster stories. It made me feel better because I have them fairly often 😉 Congratulations to the lucky winner: Please send me your info (fitnessista…

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