The BEST Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I’ve been on a little baking kick this week. Carrot cake is my favorite dessert of all time. It is so rich, moist, and I love the different textures. The 7-layer carrot cake from Mitchell’s is to-die-for. Sam and I always get it whenever we go there or when we are celebrating something. Considering that that cake is 7-layers of straight sugar, I decided to recreate it and ohhhh man… I think I nailed it. Sam took a bite, looked at me, and said, “These are way better than Mitchell’s, I promise.” SUCCESS. The mixture of carrot, coconut, and cinnamon is

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

I honestly don’t even know where to begin with these. I haven’t baked in awhile and I absolutely love it, so I thought these sounded easy and yummy. My expectations were not high at all, but oh. my. gosh. I think this is my best recipe I’ve ever created (other than the carrot cake cupcakes I also just made. I am on a ROLL today!). These muffins are moist, but crunchy on the outside. The warm raspberries literally explode in your mouth. And then there is the decadent dark chocolate. Like, dayyyum. I’ve been eating them alllllll day. They taste

Autumn Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts

Happy First Day of Autumn! Bring on the brisk air, cider & donuts, changing leaves… Fall is such a vibrant season. The tastiest recipes come in the Fall, too. This recipe is one you’re going to want to have weekly. Sam and I are finally getting into a routine that works for us. 6am workouts, 8am studying/eating, working from 10-6, and then dinner and more studying! It gets busy, so this one pan/skillet recipe is a life savor. Plus, easy clean-up. WINNING. Sam and I try to eat Whole 30-ish most of the time, so yes, this recipe is #Whole30Approved. I

Pumpkin Chai Bread

Guys… IT’S HERE. Not officially, but the weather says otherwise. Fall weather is my faaaavorite season! Get ready for lots of Fall-ish recipes. Ah I’m just so happy.  Okay, this bread. Probably one of my favorite things that I have made so far. Sam and I ate the whole loaf in 2 days. It is really yummy for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee and a little bit of almond butter on top 🙂 MMM! It is loaded with all of the flavors of Fall. It was also the perfect study snack! I brought some in to work to have

Pumpkin Pie prOats

Fall is [kinda] here! My favorite season ever. The smells, the weather, the beauty. Everything about Fall is just perfect. I got home from my workout this morning and had leftover pumpkin from a recent recipe (coming soon) and couldn’t help but make pumpkin pie oatmeal. I never get sick of it! I added 2 egg whites for added protein, PLUS it makes the oatmeal super fluffy. You’re going to want to whip this up STAT.  

Protein Smoothie Bowl

I’m sure you’ve seen these all over social media. Smoothie bowls are a foodie trend right now, but for good reason. They are delicious and you can hide lots of veggies in them without the bitter taste! Freeze some fresh fruit overnight, throw in a blender, blitz, and serve. Super easy, delicious, and chock full of vitamin, minerals, complex carbs, healthy fats, and protein. A macro counters dream. You can add whatever you would like, but this is the recipe I whipped up the other day.   Smoothie: Frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup Frozen banana, 1/2 Handful of spinach Handful of

InstaFOOD Round-Up

Happy Sunday! Sunday’s are usually my day to meal prep and grocery shop. Sam and I both are up around 5am for workouts and then immediately start our day. We go-go-go until 6pm, so it’s super helpful for me to always meal prep. Otherwise we would be living off of poptarts… which doesn’t actually sound so bad… There are so many delicious meals that I make that don’t require a “recipe”. For instance, avocado with cottage and olive oil. Not really an in depth meal/snack that I would make an entire recipe post for, ya know? SO, I’ve decided to

Toasted Coconut Almond Butter

Coconut anything, please! It has always been my favorite flavor for everything. Coconut shrimp, coconut La Croix (obsessed), coconut body lotion, coconut ALMOND BUTTA. Totally winged this recipe and it turned into something that I have been making weekly. Sam is obsessed with it, even more than I am. And we all know how obsessed I am with almond butter. The cinnamon adds the perfect amount of spicy warmth and the pink Himalayan salt brings the flavors to life in your mouth. I like my butter extra coconutty, hence the “heaping” cup I add to it. 🙂 Spread this pure

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Especially when they have a garlicky kick! MM, they are so good and the ultimate comfort food. A lot of people, however, are trying to stay away from potatoes, including myself. So of course I found a compromise! Mashed cauliflower. Stay with me here. The entire time I was prepping this dish I kept thinking… “ew.” I love toasted cauliflower, I love riced cauliflower, I even love it raw, so why was I afraid to try it mashed up with garlic? I don’t know. The thought was weird. But OMG did it surprise me! I

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins (Grain-Free!!)

A muffin that won’t give you a muffin-top. Sign me up! I love muffins. Egg muffins, savory muffins, sweet muffins. They are so easy to just grab’n go. And they are the perfect size! I find that when I bake loafs, I cut myself a huuuuuge (Donald Trump voice) slice, whereas a muffin is already a perfect serving size! Lemon poppyseed is one of my favorite muffin flavors. It’s really light, airy, and refreshing, but also is a comfort food. I always try to bake grain-free, which is great if you have allergies or are simply trying to avoid grains!