Monday, March 20, 2017

vegan golden milk...


What in the world is golden milk??? Sure, you see it all over; cafes and coffee shops are carrying it more and more, friends and businesses are posting it all over Instagram. But what is it??? Well, let me tell you! (Because I only just found out a few months ago AND AM NOW OBSESSED FOR SO MANY REASONS!)

Golden milk, in the simplest way I can think to put it, is a turmeric latte. Like, turmeric powder and some sort of milk...heated and then frothed up in the most delicious way possible. There seem to be as many golden milk recipes out there as there are people, but this is what I have found to be the tastiest (and most nutritionally dense) that I could possibly create. Because we all know how I love to pack in as many nutrients as possible. 

Let me break down my recipe for ya in a way that explains just exactly what you're getting in one delicious cup!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

gluten free peanut butter cup chip cookies...


These are my husband's aunt's favorite cookies. My Aunt-in-law? My AIL?? 

And I love that. She's not even a big dessert fan, either! 

I have to admit, she does have a sweet spot for peanut butter cups and even the pickiest of dessert eaters (I honestly don't know what that even means. I love them all equally! 😜) love a good chocolate chip cookie- so I knew I'd hit the jackpot, going into this whole thing. 

I mean really, take a peanut butter cup, and make it all gooey and warm and put it inside a chocolate chip cookie?! Pshhhhh forget it. My husband is also a fan. So every time I make a batch for his aunt, I have to make sure there's a few for him as well. Aaaaaaand sometimes we just make a batch for him as well. It's a hard life he's got. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

*updated* 2 ingredient pancakes (with added veggies!)...


Remember this post we made like 3 years before we actually had a baby?

I remember making it, eating it, really liking it!, and going, "I'll definitely have to make this if we ever have babies..." NOT EVER THINKING FOR A SECOND I ACTUALLY WOULD.

But I did! I so did! Man, have I made the heck out of those pancakes for Luke! We friggin LOVE the dang things. Pretty much the easiest breakfast to prepare for him, aside from a piece of cold bread or a frozen waffle. His requests, not mine. 

Kids. Amirite? Homey will cry actual tears if he requests a frozen waffle and I dare toast it up for him. Not. Even. Joking. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

paleo chocolate energy bites...


I wanted to call these post-workout snack bites, but to be honest, I've been making these and eating them any time of the day. They've been breakfast, they've been pre-lunch snacks, post workout snacks, even a little dessert after dinner. So, we'll just call them snacky snack bites, mmmkay? That probably doesn't work.

These came out of the need to 1. have a little fuel after a workout and 2. have something I could easily grab and snack when I was ravenous in between meals. A snack which was healthy. Also one that wasn't leftover paleo Christmas biscotti or fudge. 

#resolutions 

But also they include chocolate (healthy chocolate) because #reallife

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

sweet potato "toast"...


It wasn't until a few years ago that I discovered the importance of having a nutrient dense, carb and healthy fat filled POST workout snack. To be honest, my mindset before that was, "Workout, eat little, lose weight!" So wrong. So very very wrong.

You see, as you burn calories and produce sweat, your muscles are taking from your body to continue to go on. It just made sweat- so it lost its hydration. So drink up! And drink a lot. Get your body that water it needs. And, it just burned a ferocious amount of calories, it used it's muscles, it pushed itself- so now it needs fuel. Fuel to continue to work as a body should and fuel to replenish and recuperate from whatever work out you just completed. When you work out, you're fast forwarding that process- putting it into hyperdrive, in a sense. I'm sure, when you're finished with your work out, you realize something- you're thirsty! You're hungry! And that's a good thing because it's so true and it's your body's way of communicating with you. 

Sure I'd drink and drink, but I wouldn't eat really because I wanted to keep those precious calories I just burned off, off! Ugh. I'm a slow learner.