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

Granola Stuffed Baked Apple

It’s Monday again?! What the? Well, don’t fret. New week, new goals – LETS DO THIS. And I have the perfect breakfast treat for you to start your week off with… What is the best part of apple pie? THE APPLES. Cinnamon, sweet, tangy, and goupy… that last word may not sound the most appetizing, but it’s true! The apples are goupy. And I love it! The best part about this dish is that it tastes like apple pie, but a way healthier version. So healthy that I made it for breakfast this morning πŸ™‚ I love anything tangy and

Banana Protein Pancakes

Wow, I don’t even know how long I’ve been making these. My friends ask me all of the time for the recipe. The best part? They’re SO EASY! The fool proof kind of easy, too. I guarantee that these pancakes will quickly became a staple in your household. Mark my words. A benefit about these delicious little circles is that you can always change up the flavor. Pumpkin, cinnamon, blueberry, apple, mango, coconut, chocolate… literally whatever you want! This recipe is fantastic as is or used as a foundation for an even bigger and better creation! On this fabulous hump

Skinny Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is one of my favorite dishes! Unfortunately, it is normally made swimming in mayonnaise. Bleh. Not only is mayonnaise unhealthy to eat, but it is also a good way to put on a few elle-bees (lbs).  Don’t fret, there is hope for us tuna salad lovers! Replace that mayo with some Greek yogurt! I promise you won’t even be able to tell the difference. I also added a fresh honey crisp apple because it’s fall and they are soooo delicious. This tuna salad is perfect over a bed of greens (my fave way), as a sandwich, in a

Top 5 Protein Bars

Do you ever stand in the grocery store, staring at the millions of protein bars and wonder “which do I choose?” or “which is the best for me”? I’ve definitely been there. Luckily, I have done my research and tested many bars to give you the top 5 best protein bars! What makes a protein bar the “best”? Here are some questions that I ask myself when looking for a yummy bar: 1) Does the company source organic, local, non-GMO, fair-trade ingredients? 2) What is the ratio of protein, fats, and carbohydrates? 3) Am I looking for a quick protein snack

Today’s Clean Meals (+ Workout!)

I got a lot of positive feedback after posting What I Ate Today (Detox), so I thought I would go ahead and make another post about my clean meals from today! Not going to lie, eating clean, wholesome foods all of the time can get tiring for some, including myself. However, if you stick to it, your body will thank you in so many ways. More energy, glowing skin, lean body, happy spirit! I also included my workout routine from today. It was a tough one, but I sure needed it! After being sick in bed for 3 days, you

Spiced Pumpkin Protein Muffins with Pecans

It is time! Time for everything pumpkin. Happy first day of fall! I love fall so stinkin’ much. I like to buy soy-based candles as much as I can, but I couldn’t resist buying the Pumpkin Pie candle from Bath and Body Works. In all seriousness, I want to eat this candle. It makes the house smell so divine and cozy. Perfect fall candle, for sure. While trying to think up pumpkin ideas, I thought of muffins. They’re easy to eat, make, and take on-the-go. These particular muffins are awesome because of the additional protein – great for a pre-

Loaded Lentils

This delicious soup reminds me more of a stew rather than a soup. Packed with so much goodness, I can hardly stand it! So tasty. So nourishing. Ugh! I love it. Lentil soup is one of my favorites. I have been fighting a nasty virus and this dish is exactly what I’ve needed. Hippocrates hit the nail on the head: “Let food be thy medicine.” Lentils are rich in many vitamins and minerals, but are known for their high amounts of protein, fiber, folate, and iron. I’m all about a high-protein diet and 1 cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of

Strawberry Chia Jam

This morning my husband searched the entire fridge for strawberry jam, but sadly someone ate it all. It’s not my fault I love toast with strawberry jam – hehe πŸ˜‰ As I was jotting down a reminder to pick some more up, I realized that it had been forever since I made my own jam. That’s right. Ch-ch-ch-chia! This stuff is so easy to whip up, and it is free of refined sugars and preservatives. Cha-ching!Strawberries are very high in vitamin C, believe it or not. One serving of strawberries has 51.5 mg of vitamin C – half of your daily