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21 Day FIx, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Baked Balsamic Fruit – 21 Day Fix Approved


When I was younger, one thing I would look forward to is driving up to my grandparent's house in beautiful Oregon. I would still love that, but being located in Florida just makes the drive a tad longer than from California ;) My grandma is hands down the best baker. She makes everything from scratch- including my all time favorite thing- PIE! I always knew that going to grandma & grandpa's house meant pie every night, which is every child's dream! [don't try and disagree with me on this because pie is life] Being in the middle of the 21 Day Fix, I can't exactly eat pie (sadly), but I needed something to curb this awful, awful sweet tooth of mine! Knowing from my sweet grandma that nothing is better than warm berries, and how much…

Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Hazelnut Vanilla Coffee Pops

Summer has [almost] officially arrived! When it comes to coffee, I'm a huge fan. Hot, iced, or in popsicle form- I'm all about it. When the weather starts to heat up, you can always find a batch of these homemade Hazelnut Vanilla Coffee Pops in my freezer. I play around a lot with the flavors of these; sometimes making them with plain black coffee, fun newly flavored coffees (blueberry muffin, anyone?), but these hazelnut vanilla ones are my staple go-to. Best part? They are SO easy to make. And consist of 3 ingredients! A tasty low cal treat using minimal ingredients & time? My kind of recipe! You Need: [to make 8 pops] 2 cups of coffee brewed- flavor of your choice. (I use hazelnut) 8 tablespoons of SO Delicious Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer. (I…

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Chocolate Banana Blueberry Cupcakes with Lite Whipped Peanut Butter Icing || Skinny & Nutrient Packed !

Chocolate Banana Blueberry Cupcakes with Lite Whipped Peanut Butter Icing

I’ve talked many times about how big of a sweet tooth I have. The love I have for chocolate is crazy! If I could, I would eat extra chocolate chip, gooey cookies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (I just caught myself daydreaming there…) HOWEVER, when it comes to sweets, I’m all about modifications, not about limitations. If I tell myself I can’t have something, it’s all I will crave. So, to bypass that, I’ll find recipes that sub in some healthy ingredients for a less-guilt treat! And thus- these magical, yummy cupcakes were brought into my life. When I saw this post on Taralynn’s blog a few months ago, I pinned it to my “must try” recipe list. However, as most pins go, I forgot about it.. Until now :). With a few simple modifications…

Breakfast, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Homemade Acai Berry Bowls


Weekends for us typically consist of eating out a lot. Wanting to give my bank account a break, I decided to challenge myself to use the weekends to try out new recipes I’ve been storing away and calculate just how much that ended up saving me! I live in Florida, but am originally from California. I have a ton of family out West & one of my brothers is constantly sending me snapchats of Banzai Bowls. I was immediately curious, so I took to Google to find out just how to make these bowls of this tasty power food. Since Acai Berry Bowls have not reached Florida (or I haven’t been able to find them anyway), I decided to try them out for myself. Acai berries are jammed packed of antioxidants and are a…

Breakfast, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Starting off my mornings with oatmeal has become my latest obsession. For one, it’s warm and comforting, and it also comes jammed packed with health benefits. Being low in saturated fats, high in fiber to keep you full, and oats are also extremely versatile to work with! I’m feeling a little under the weather, so took today off from work, and needed something warm for my throat. Besides tea, oatmeal is another great comfort food for when you’re feeling sick. This oatmeal reminds me of my favvvorite candy, Reese’s, so if you’re also a chocolate & peanut butter fan, this is the oatmeal for you! You Need: 2/3 cup old fashioned, quick baking oats 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 tablespoon semi-chocolate chips 1 tablespoon chocolate peanut butter PB2 First, cook your oats…

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Best Weekend Recipes

Did this week go by extremely slow for anyone else? I am so excited for the weekend! I don’t even have anything special planned.. which I’m actually really happy about for once. I recently joined a gym to see if that helps motivate me (so far, mixed results). They do offer unlimited classes, though, so I’m going to try to make it to spin at 9am Sunday morning. They do it in a black light room! How cool is that? Let’s all just keep our fingers crossed I wake up and go… :) When it comes to weekends, I like to keep my recipes simple and comforting. Below, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite weekend recipes & DIY projects! This weekend I’m working a lot with glitter (I promise an abundance of these…

Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Nutrient Packed Power Pods

I had a hard time naming these little bites. My sister calls them “cookies” (nope, texture is completely off), my friend, Tyler, calls them “healthy muffin topish things” (closer but that would be one handful of a name), and my friend Sam’s boyfriend, Brian, called them “really good” (I agree with him the most). So, with minimal help and even less creative-juices in my brain, Power Pods will have to do for now. ;) I’ve played around with a similar recipe with muffins before, but my sister, Jaclyn, mentioned that she tried them as “cookies” and they worked out really well. And that’s just what I did. :) You’ll Need: [to make 24 Power Pods] 4 bananas 2 cups of oats 2 tablespoons of almond butter Whatever mix-ins you want! Here, I used semi-sweet…

Breakfast, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Baked Caramelized Grapefruit

Grapefruit is pretty much a magic fruit. It’s full of vitamin C, aid in natural weight loss, and even help keep you from getting sick! It’s also one of those fruits where you either love it or hate it. Most people don’t like it because it can be extremely tart- however, if you bake it, it will naturally caramelize and become almost dessert-like! Which is exactly what I did here. What you need: One medium/large grapefruit 2 tablespoons pure honey 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon Slice the grapefruit in half & place it half up in a deep pan with about an inch of water. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of pure honey on each side of the grapefruit & then top with the cinnamon. Place in an oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. You’ll…