Happy Monday! Over the weekend one of the ways I like to meal prep is by making a big batch of muffins that I can keep in the fridge or freezer for easy breakfasts and lunch box additions all week long! I find that everyone is always happy when freshly baked muffins are available and even better if they are somewhat healthy too! I happened to find myself with some really ripe bananas last week and knew they were meant to become banana muffins! I wanted to take them up a notch by adding some dark chocolate chunks to make them extra special and delicious! My healthier chocolate chunk banana muffins are just the special treat that your weeks needs and the good news is they are super simple to make too!
Happy Friday friends! Has this been a long week for you? Because it definitely has been for me! Between Parks still waking up in his big boy bed during the night, the hubby working late a few nights this week, and my own work, I have been counting the days until the weekend and a lazy Saturday morning! To me there is nothing better than a weekend morning where you don’t have to rush out the door and can make a special breakfast that can be enjoyed by the whole family! My chocolate chip pancakes with a blood orange chia syrup are going to make your weekend just a little bit sweeter!
For the first two weeks of January I was having a hard time getting out of holiday mode and back on track with regular everyday life. I talked to so many people who felt the same way this year and finally this week I started feeling like myself again in all aspects of my regular routine. I got back to eating real food, moving my body daily, and most importantly I got my work mojo back! One of the ways I like to stay on track is by starting my day off with a healthy and filling breakfast that gives me energy to power through the day! Oatmeal is a great way to start you day and you can add just about anything you want into a bowl and make it work! My golden milk overnight steel cut oats are a great way to ensure you have a nutritious breakfast any day of the week!
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely holiday and are feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle 2019! If you are like us, this week means the first week of getting back to reality, back on schedule, and back in the kitchen! I am definitely ready to start getting back to eating meals that are nourishing, keep me energized, and make me feel good and I figured that you are probably ready too! That’s why I will be sharing an easy family-friendly meal plan with you each week for the rest of the month to help you get back on track as a family! These plans will give you ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a couple of snacks for you to mix and match as you choose or you can follow exactly! I hope my healthy eating meal plan week one gives you some inspiration to get back making yummy food that is not only delicious, but good for you and your family too!
Feel free to adapt these recipe to make them suitable for your family’s dietary needs! Let’s get cooking!
Happy Friday friends! I am so excited for the weekend and the fact that it is going to be cold again for a few days! Houston never gets this much cold weather in the winter so I am loving being able to make all the cozy food and wear all of my sweaters that have been in boxes since we moved here! When the weather shifts there few things I love more than baking in the kitchen. There is something about a warm and delicious treat right out of the oven that is so comforting and perfect on a chilly day! My healthy peanut butter and jelly oatmeal muffins are just the treat that you are going to want to make this weekend and every weekend from here on out!
Okay so I just realized that all of my last recipes have been all about fruit. I guess that's because the heat index in Houston has been 104 degrees lately and fruit is my favorite snack of choice when it is hot outside! The fruit that is produced at this time of year is one of summer's greatest qualities if you ask me, and they just so happen to be all of my favorites! Right now I'm all about sweet cherries and have been eating them in my smoothies, plain-jane by themselves, and even in popsicles! My cherry and vanilla yogurt granola pops are healthy and delicious and, the best part, they are perfectly suitable for breakfast!