{Nourish} Mix and Match Morning Muffins

Mix and Match Morning MuffinsMornings are hectic in our house and I know I am not alone. The start of the school year has shaved an hour off our morning routine and let me tell you, I am feeling it. The thing that has suffered the most? Breakfast. My solution? Single serve cakes for everyone. And, while these taste utterly decadent and delicious you’ll be happy to know they are equally as nourishing and satisfying. These mix and match morning muffins have kept me semi-sane. Healthy, hearty and super yummy, they are easy to make and easy to customize to please your crowd. Plus, they are naturally gluten free, grain free and low in sugar. And, we LOVE them. You will too! Continue reading “{Nourish} Mix and Match Morning Muffins”

{Nourish} No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Chewy and Crunchy, No Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Oat Bars with Almonds and Raisins

Store bought granola bars tend to be lacking. Lacking in flavor and nutrition that is. Fortunately, it’s extremely easy to make your own. So easy that there is no cooking involved. Simply mix the ingredients (there are only seven), press them into a pan, cut and enjoy. Plus, you can mix and match the the nuts and dried fruit to please your clan. Hearty, naturally sweet and super filling, you’re going to love these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars that happen to be gluten-free, dairy free and vegetarian to boot.  Continue reading “{Nourish} No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Eat more vegetables. This may be my favorite nutrition tip and it’s a positive wellness intention I focus on daily. I’m always encouraging myself to eat more vegetables. If you consider the risk to benefit ratio of this recommendation, it speaks for itself. Risk: minimal. Benefits: abundant. Plus, I love an intention that encourages me to have more versus less, especially when it comes to food. Enough of the deprivation people. Let’s be grateful for the food on our plate.  That being said, for most of us omnivores, the idea of planning a meal around carrots sounds, well, lackluster at best. Fortunately, the concept of creating a vegetable-centric plate can and often does include meat, fish and poultry. The key is mindfully rearranging your plate so that the veggies are the star and the animal proteins play a more supporting role. Eat more vegetables. One of my 5 Intentions for the New Year and a great mantra we can use to kick off the month. Here are five tips to make this feel more achievable.

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{Nourish} Is Tuna Healthy? & An Everyday Tuna Salad with Apples

tuna salad with applesI am constantly searching for ways to make lunch feel exciting. Otherwise, I end up eating the same thing every….single….. day for what feels like weeks on end. It’s true. I needed to break out of the rut and this family friendly recipe did the trick. Like the Chicken Salad with Grapes and Dill that I posted a few weeks ago, this simple tuna salad recipe has the addition of fresh, in season apples which offer a twist on the traditional recipe we all grew up eating.  Tried and true, this recipe was a staple at my cafe, and I am happy to see it resurface so I can share it with all of you because tuna salad is yummy and easy and there is no cooking involved. Win. Continue reading “{Nourish} Is Tuna Healthy? & An Everyday Tuna Salad with Apples”

{Nourish} Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

 Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake @KatieCavutoRD{Sponsored} While I would love to tell you that Nutella is a nourishing food, I just can’t but, I can encourage you to savor each and every bite of this Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake which is inspired by the Curate Indulgent Snack Bar. Hazelnuts and dark chocolate, need I say more. I am obsessed with this cake. With only a few ingredients and one bowl, this Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake will be out of the pan and into your mouth in less than 45 minutes.  Oh, and by the way, it’s good. Like, really, really good. So good I may actually be enjoying baking!!?? Continue reading “{Nourish} Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake”