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 - 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

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

Healthy Weight-Loss Snacks 3

I love having snacks in the house because I feel like I'm always hungry. When you start to build up your metabolism in order to lose weight, you will start to burn calories a lot faster. To keep the weight at bay, I recommend trying these healthy make-at-home snacks that you can pack up and bring with you anywhere. Trail Mix I recommend choosing nuts like Brazil, almonds, pecans, walnuts, and cashews and combining them with seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, chia, and apricot. Th

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

Happy Valentine's Day!

So today is the day. The day where love can be found all around you. My brother and I are here spending this holiday together, as we are both single and hermits. It's been a pretty fun holiday so far, however! Our parents sent us a package of assorted, chocolate-covered cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, and tulips. We've also been watching a lot of TV and I finally got to see the figure skating last night on the Olympics. Last night, we ate our strawberries and made ho

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 - 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

Monday Munchies - No-Bake Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites

There is nothing better during the holiday season than making delicious (and healthy) snacks using familiar flavors such as peppermint, chocolate, gingerbread, and pumpkin. Today I am sharing a very yummy energy bite recipe that has both peppermint and chocolate that's sure to please your taste buds. Bon appetite! No-Bake Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/3 cup pitted medjool dates (about 6) 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Monday Munchies - Brown Sugar Oatmeal Baked Apples

For the past week I've been on a short vacation enjoying the warm sunshine of Florida. Now I'm back to cold and dreary weather, ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These holidays are my favorite parts of Autumn and Winter. Without the festive foods, drinks, songs, family gatherings, etc., I feel that Winter would be much harder to bear. Today I am going to share a delicious holiday treat-baked apples. They are healthy and perfect for eating in front of the fire while watchi

Monday Munchies - Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay everyone, today I am sharing a recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth and goes great with milk! Autumn is a great time to bake cookies, donuts, pies, etc. Something about the chilly weather makes you want to cuddle up with a hot dessert and cocoa. Yum! Enjoy these healthy, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients: 2 cups gluten-free flour (Bob's Red Mill) 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoon organic cornstarch 1/4 teasp

Monday Munchies - Healthy Desserts

Sorry for the delay in posts, I have been blissfully enjoying my vacation in sunny Florida the past two weeks and I'm back to regular posting. To get back into the swing of things, here are wonderfully delicious desserts that you're sure to love. Bon appetite! I have the biggest sweet tooth! Any time I can find a healthy way to make certain desserts, I get very excited. Today I am sharing three easy and delicious sweet treats that I hope you will enjoy. 3-Ingredient Chocolate

Monday Munchies - Hibiscus Berry Smoothie Bowls

I am totally addicted to smoothie/Acai bowls! They are so delicious and satisfying on a hot day, for a yummy snack, or a healthy substitute for ice cream. My favorite thing about smoothie bowls is that you can change any ingredients to make it just the way you want it. Today's recipe is a delicious berry smoothie bowl that you're sure to love! Hibiscus Berry Smoothie Bowls Ingredients: Cashew Cream Drizzle 1/4 cup cashew butter (or almond butter if you would prefer) 1 Tablesp

Monday Munchies - Detox Smoothie

I have been following this awesome blog, Alpha Foodie, for a while now and am in love with all of the recipes that I have found on there. Today I wanted to share a chia pudding/smoothie recipe that I am excited to try! Please share a picture if you make this :) Detox Smoothie Ingredients: Layer 1: 1 cup milk (whole milk, almond milk, or coconut milk) 3 Tablespoons chia seeds 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup Layer 2: 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen strawber

Monday Munchies - Cinnamon Apple Chips

My brother loves to eat dried apple slices whenever we take a trip to Marshalls. He usually eats the whole bag before anyone can get any themselves. Today I am sharing a recipe to make your own apple "chips" or slices (whatever you prefer to call them) that are super easy and super delicious. I recommend dipping them in some vanilla yogurt, or plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of maple syrup. It's like having dessert but this one is naturally healthy. Alongside the yogurt dip