Energy Balls

My new insta friend Stacie @sugarfacebakes posted these energy bites awhile ago and they’ve been on my list ever since. They are filled with almonds, dates and dried cherries- all foods I love. Plus they are so easy to throw together, I love that. Go check out her insta for her suggestions as…

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are always a favorite in our house. My youngest has been obsessing over them lately and wanted then all the time. To keep from making them 3 or 4 times a week, I make a huge batch, layer them on parchment on baking sheets, freeze, then bag them up. This way he can pull…

Greek Yogurt Smoothie

This might seem be the most uninformative post I’ve posted so far, but I’ve just added an ingredient to my smoothies I’ve never used before. You may use it all the time and wonder why I haven’t?!?. In case you don’t, I felt like I…

Spiralized Salad

I’ve had my eye on a spiralizer for awhile, and this past week I finally caved and picked up this one from @oxo. I’m sure glad I did, what a cool kitchen gadget! I pulled it out the other day, just to wash it and get it ready, but my…

Quinoa Breakfast Plate

I started doing intermittent fasting quite awhile ago. Not because I feel like it’s helping me lose weight, I just needed a way to stay within a reasonable calorie intake range. Once I start eating, it’s really difficult to stop. So I generally start eating about 11 to noon everyday…

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

Well, this was supposed to be a ground turkey and sweet potato chili. It doesn’t look like a chili though????. I forgot the paprika and tomato paste, and apparently it is pretty vital for the LOOK of chili, but doesn’t affect the taste because this was awesome!! Sweet potatoes are not…

Almond Orange Bars

So, I made the almond orange gluten free cake on Wednesday. Yesterday I decided to modify the recipe and make it mini loaves instead. This cut calories in several ways- decreased the butter and sugar used in the upside down part of the cake, then also I cut back in the sugar in the cake…

Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Have you ever tried apple snickerdoodles? If not, you should.They are really good!! ???? It’s not a strong apple flavor, just a hint. Plus the apples keep these cookies super moist and tasty! Here’s how I made mine: 1 stick unsalted butter, softened2/3 cup light brown sugar1/3cup plus 1…

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

I have always loved @kingarthurflour whole wheat sandwich bread recipe. It’s a straight dough method, basically you throw all the ingredients in at one time, mix, proof, shape and bake. It’s actually pretty simple. Time consuming, but simple. If you have been wary of whole wheat breads, you&#8217…

Skillet Potatoes

This post may be unnecessary, but I just wanted show how I do my skillet potatoes. You might have a different method, but this has been easiest for me and the results are ????! They are always a favorite in our family! We have them usually once a week, or every other week. I can blame…