The best thing I ate this week (banana chia seed muffins)

The best thing I ate this week (banana chia seed muffins)

(Past recipes from my “The best thing I ate this week” posts include: quinoa fried rice, summer quinoa salad, and fried egg over quinoa with avocado, tomatoes, corn.) Up until recently, Michael would eat bananas like crazy.  But like a typical toddler, he decided that bananas are scary and disgusting right after I made a grocery run and stocked us up on enough to feed all of the monkeys at our local zoo for a week. Even though MT and I eat bananas daily, there was no way that we could finish them all off before they went bad....

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Quick & Easy Paleo Pancake Recipe (2 variations)

Quick & Easy Paleo Pancake Recipe (2 variations)

Most of the time, I allow my pregnancy cravings to override my mild gluten sensitivity. While it might make my growing baby happy, I definitely suffer some unpleasant consequences as a result, such as headaches and sluggishness. You can imagine how comfortable my “all I can manage to keep down are bagels” phase must have been… That’s why I always try to seek out gluten-free options whenever possible. A random pancake craving hit me hard a few weeks ago, and while I really enjoy protein pancakes, I wanted something a...

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Breakfast time check-in (Pumpkin pie oatmeal)

Breakfast time check-in (Pumpkin pie oatmeal)

I’ve been eating pretty much the same thing for breakfast every day for the past few weeks. I know- I’m super exciting. I’m actually able to prepare this in the morning while simultaneously making sure Michael is fed and happy- which tells you how easy it is to make! Orange oatmeal might freak a few people out, but trust me, it is delicious! It is also extremely filling due to all of the fiber in the oatmeal and pumpkin, and those chia seeds really add some bulk as well (but not to the waistline...

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Perfect Protein Pancakes

Perfect Protein Pancakes

When it comes to breakfast, I tend to go through phases.  I’ve gone through an oatmeal phase, a cereal face, a smoothie phase, an omelet phase…. And right now, I’m in a protein pancake phase. There are quite a lot of variations for protein pancakes out there (which I think the Tone It Up girls originally started), but I have my own simple way of making them and thought I’d share it with you all today.   Perfect Protein Pancakes Serves 1 Ingredients 2 egg whites 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 1/2 mashed ripe mashed...

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Easy Breakfast Cups

Easy Breakfast Cups

There are few things that I love more than easy recipes consisting of just a few simple ingredients (with the exception of my husband, dog, family, and Lionel Richie music, of course). Well, the other day I made a breakfast that only involved four ingredients. It was a breeze! I did serve it with home fries though, so I felt like I was doing at least some work.  😉   Easy Breakfast Cups This recipe is based off one found in my Trader Joe’s Cookbook.  You can get creative and use any kind of cheese, add more vegetables, or even...

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How I plan to get more protein in my diet

How I plan to get more protein in my diet

On Sunday afternoon, I was in a state of frustration as I sat in front of my computer. When Michael bravely asked what I was doing, I explained that I was calculating my daily fat, protein, and carbohydrate percentages. You see, I’ve had a feeling that my protein intake has been too low lately, so I decided to plot it out and take a look to be certain. It turns out that on average my recent diet has consisted of approximately 50% carbs (from fruits, veggies, and whole grains mainly) and 40% fats (the good kind- mostly from sources like...

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