Monday Munchies - Best Banana Bread

I wanted to make a quick breakfast that would last a couple of mornings and came across the Betty Crocker recipe for banana bread. I had forgotten how much I loved it! Today, I would like to share the recipe along with a few changes that I made to make it gluten-free. The flour I used was Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour. Enjoy! Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread Ingredients: 1 cup turbinado sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 eggs 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1

Monday Munchies - French Omelet

I am not a huge fan of eggs. I don't know why, I just don't particularly love them. However, this is one recipe that I absolutely love for breakfast. It is probably the only omelet I will ever willingly eat from now on. Ever since I bought my copy of Julia Child's recipe book, I've been experimenting with all sorts of different French meals. Today, I am going to share this really easy breakfast (or lunch...or dinner) recipe with you. If you like omelets, you will definitely l

Monday Munchies - On-The-Go Meals

Good afternoon everyone! I want to apologize for the absence of posts last week, but we're back on track this week. Today I'm sharing some great on-the-go meals that you can take to the beach, work, or on a road trip. These meals can be packed up weekly or the day before and grabbed and packed up in a cooler. They are healthy, protein-packed, and delicious! Breakfasts Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars (recipe from Weelicious) Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned oats 1 cup whole wheat flou

Monday Munchies - Best Healthy Cookies Ever!

My family loves these cookies! They are such a huge hit that I can't believe I actually got a picture of them before they were devoured. What I love about these cookies is that they are healthier for you but they also are great for a quick snack or breakfast. They are loaded with seeds, oats, dried fruit, and of course, chocolate. Below you will find two different recipes (both of which are delicious), one is gluten-free and the other uses apple sauce. If you would like to se

Monday Munchies - Raspberry Peach Lemonade

I thoroughly enjoyed the summery weather this weekend! I even put on my bathing suit and laid out in the sun for a couple of hours. With the weather finally starting to warm up, I think it's about time for us to start getting ready with delicious summery recipes. What is better than a tall glass of cool lemonade on a hot day? Today I am sharing a refreshing and yummy raspberry peach lemonade. Thanks to The Chunky Chef for this great recipe. Enjoy! Raspberry Peach Lemonade Ing

Baked Chicken Tenders & Avocado Dip

You know I can't go a full week without sharing at least one recipe. I always post something food related when I'm hungry, and I'm pretty hungry right now. The recipe I'm sharing with you today is probably one of my very favorites. I love chicken tenders! Especially when they're homemade. I also love avocados! We are going to combine both of my loves in one simple, yet amazingly tasty recipe from Kim's Healthy Eats. Bon appetit! Baked Chicken Tenders & Avocado Dipping Sauce I

Monday Munchies - Radish Cucumber Salad

With all the candy that I ate yesterday for Easter, my body is craving some delicious vegetables and "real" food. This recipe is one of my absolute favorites! I could eat this salad every single day and it wouldn't get old. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Radish Cucumber Salad Ingredients: 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced 2 bunches radishes, thinly sliced 1 bunch scallions, chopped 3/4 cup sour cream 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Directions: In a medium salad bowl, com

Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight-Loss

I love apple cider vinegar! The benefits of this great vinegar include alkalizing the body, lowering blood sugar levels, and aiding in weight-loss. Regular consumption of ACV can help promote better protein utilization and aids in the formation of growth hormone which keeps the body's metabolism running constantly. You will remember from previous posts, metabolism is what keeps unwanted fat from building up in your body. When your metabolism is working correctly, it will be e

Monday Munchies - Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

I am the breakfast gal in my family, which means that I get to experiment with many different recipes. One of my favorite things to do for breakfast is bake. I love baking muffins, quick-breads, donuts, etc. Banana bread is a family favorite here so I would like to share a delicious recipe that tastes amazing! Thanks to Savory Nothings for the recipe. Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 cup mashed banana 3/4 cup sugar (coconut sugar for a healthier substitute)

Healthy Weight-Loss Snacks 4

The best way to lose weight is to increase your metabolism. When your metabolism is normal, you are able to burn fat quickly and efficiently as well as build muscle. Metabolism is the conversion of food into fuel in order for cellular processes to perform properly. It also aids in eliminating waste from the body. Today I am going to share two recipes that will boost metabolism, lower inflammation, and increase circulation. Hot peppers such as jalapenos, chiles, and habaneros

Monday Munchies - Turmeric Coconut Flour Muffins

The trend here in my house is turmeric. Because of its great anti-inflammatory properties, we've been experimenting, trying to find new ways to use it in baked goods and hide the not-so-pleasant taste. On Saturday, we took a trip to D.C. and I tried a turmeric, ginger latte at Pete's Coffee. It was pleasantly surprising! I actually loved it and can't wait to try and duplicate it at home. The latte had the perfect amount of both ginger and turmeric so that it wasn't overpoweri

Monday Munchies - Healthy Chocolate Pudding

I was in a chocolatey mood today so I decided to share a delicious, healthy chocolate pudding recipe. The reason this pudding is healthy is because you are using raw, unprocessed cocoa as well as coconut sugar. The cocoa is rich in antioxidants and minerals and the coconut sugar is lower on the glycemic index so you will not experience as strong of a spike in blood sugar levels. Healthy Chocolate Pudding Ingredients: 1 egg 2 1/4 cup whole milk, divided 2/3 cup coconut sugar 1

Monday Munchies - Avocado Breakfast Flatbread

Every time I write one of these posts, I am always hungry and drooling over the recipes I share with you. :) Today I am sharing a delicious breakfast recipe that is full of good fats, protein, and delicious flavor! I don't like flatbread normally, but this one is definitely a keeper. Enjoy! Avocado Breakfast Flatbread Ingredients: 4 flatbreads (or pita) 2 ripe avocados 2 teaspoons butter Green onions, sliced 4 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 squeezed lime 2 slices roma tomatoes 4 egg

Monday Munchies - Coffee Date Shake

I know that coffee is the number 1 drink that people go for in the morning for a boost. Though I don't always encourage you to rely on something like coffee for a boost, sometimes it just can't be helped. Here is a great option for those of you who would like a healthy alternative to a sweet latte. I recommend using organic coffee as it contains less chemicals that can cause addiction and headaches. You can purchase it here. Coffee Date Shake Ingredients: 6 dates - stones rem

Monday Munchies - Energy Creamsicle

Instead of sharing a recipe for a meal or dessert today, I thought it would be a neat twist to share a drink instead. This energy drink is great for people with adrenal fatigue or lower functioning adrenals (this can cause fatigue and foggy thinking) as it naturally provides a pick-me-up for your body. The orange juice provides an excellent source of vitamin C to boost the immune system and sea salt for essential minerals. It tastes like a creamsicle and you can even add some

Monday Munchies - Muesli Cookies

This morning we had some delicious muesli cookies for breakfast. I would have taken some pictures, but they were eaten so quickly that I didn't have a chance :). Not to worry though, they looked exactly like the picture below. Every time I make these cookies, they are instantly eaten up because they are so incredibly good! Muesli is great because it has whole oats, seeds for protein, dried fruit, and crispy rice for crunch. It feels like you're cheating for breakfast, but it'

Monday Munchies - Breakfast Quinoa

Good morning lovlies! I just wanted to let you know that instead of starting the 5-day detox today, we will be starting tomorrow. Check my Instagram story daily to see the progress and feel free to send me your pictures! What could be better on cold, snowy days than a warm breakfast? Today I am sharing a recipe for Quinoa Porridge courtesy of Honestly blog. I love this recipe because it is a change from regular oatmeal and it is also really easy to make. The quinoa is a great

Post-Christmas Detoxing

You've enjoyed the hot cocoa & marshmallows, the goodies from your stocking, delicious desserts at Christmas parties, and more. If you're like me, you are probably starting to feel a little run-down and...blah! I love Christmas and all the treats that come with it, but afterward, I feel as if I could sleep all day. The best way to get your body back in shape for the New Year is by doing a detox to remove all the toxins that have built up over the holidays as well as inflammat

Monday Munchies - Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Can you believe that there is only a week until Christmas?! It's almost hard to believe that 2017 is very quickly coming to an end and we will soon welcome a new and prosperous year. On that note, today is a holiday food-centered day once again. I am sharing a yummy cookie recipe that is chocolaty, low in sugar, and gluten-free! Thanks to Paleo Running Momma for this recipe. Bon appetit! Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies Ingredients: For the cookies- 3/4 cup smooth almond

Monday Munchies - Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Bark

Okay, I know that I should be encouraging all of you to eat healthy and clean, however I just love holiday treats too much. It's important to eat healthy but sometimes it's fun to splurge a little. My favorite holiday treat is probably gingerbread with royal icing (all homemade of course) and hot, drinking chocolate. If you don't know what drinking chocolate is, it's basically like drinking the highest quality chocolate bar melted down with a little bit of milk. At Home Goods