3 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup uncooked quick oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 cup fat free milk (I use Fat Free Fair Life Milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the dish.
Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, honey and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and salt; stir together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, light brown sugar, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas.
Pour the pumpkin mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the the top.
Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm and ENJOY!!
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Sometimes we just crave sweets and need a little something to help our cravings right? We do not always have to resort to the unhealthy ways though… we can choose healthy alternatives that will satisfy us and keep us on the right track with our health and fitness goals!
I am excited to share my newest recipe with you that will do the trick!!!
I love this treat because you are also getting in your protein and tons of extra nutrients and superfoods with incorporating Shakeology into this recipe!
This is NOT just a protein shake.. you get so much high quality nutrition out of this meal replacement, along with having the ability to make more than just a plain ol’ shake…
These healthy treats are a perfect way to keep that fitness journey exciting!! Because let’s face it… Eating plain chicken, green beans, and sweet potatoes is not always fun!! But its all up to you and those choices of what you will ingest in your body!!
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One thing I love is the fact that my husband is pretty amazing at coming up with some fun, new, exciting ways of cooking food with me! He supports us as a family to eat healthy, and is doing a lot of the cooking!
Yesterday, he came up with the idea of making apple walnut turkey burgers! I never in a million years would have come up with that, so I must give him credit for this recipe!
Apple Walnut Turkey Burgers
1/2 small Onion minced
3 cloves garlic minced
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1/4 cup BBQ sauce (I use sugar free C. Hughes)
1 tbsp evoo
1 tsp parsley
1/2 Apple finely chopped (I used red apple)
1/4 cup walnuts finely chopped
Pre-heat oven or grill to medium high heat.
Hand mix all ingredients together in medium size mixing bowl.
Make patties the size of your palm of your hand to create proper portion sizes.
Place on sprayed pan (with EVOO or pam) or directly on grill and cook for 8 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.
Let cool before eating!
Serve with your favorite side salad!
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I am so sorry I didn’t post all last week!! Getting married and having some other things going on took my mind off of my blog… but don’t worry, it won’t happen again!!
So I am excited for this new recipe, because it was made with the help of my HUSBAND!! He definitely knows how to get to my heart! He is helping me so much with taking care of our home, kids, and cooking meals and cleaning up! I know you may be thinking this is what husbands are suppose to do, but keep in mind, I’ve been a single parent and use to doing it on my own! I can totally get use to this! <3
Last night, Brent made this meal for me, but I added just a couple ideas to make it our own!! I changed the spaghetti noodles for spaghetti squash, and added mushrooms too!
1 Spaghetti Squash (medium size)
1 bushel fresh asparagus (remove the stems and use the green part and the tree looking part)
6 slices of low sodium 97% fat free ham (get it as fresh as possible)- Cut into small cubes
4 oz Gouda cheese (cut into small cubes
1/2 cup mushrooms (sliced)
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp EVOO
1 tsp minced garlic
14 oz can chicken broth (99% fat free) and low sodium
Place asparagus on cookie sheet. Add 1 tsp Himalayan Salt (or sea salt) and 1 tsp EVOO on top. Cook for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
Cut spaghetti squash in half length wise (with a fork, take out seeds and middle) and turn upside down on plate (round part up) and cook in microwave for 12 min. Let cool for a couple minutes after taking out of microwave.
In a small pan, add 1 tsp EVOO, ham, onion, mushrooms, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until onion slightly brown.
In larger pan, add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Then turn down to medium. Fork out spaghetti squash and add squash to pan with broth.
Add asparagus, and ham mixture to large pan with broth and squash. Cook for 5 minutes. Mix every minute or so.
Add Gouda cheese to mixture. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
I am always up for new yummy recipes, especially for desserts when I get my little sweet tooth kick! This 5 ingredient recipe is pretty simple, yet satisfying!!! Make sure when your bananas go ripe (brown), your not just wasting them and throwing them away!! There are so many things you can do with them.. this is just one of them!!
1 cup natural peanut butter (heat for 30-45 seconds before adding to blender)
I’ve been using Shakeology for over 4 years now since the start of my fitness journey. I will say, I have found my flavor and consistency that I love, so I keep with that pretty much every day.
But I need to switch things up! Try something new and keep things fresh!!
Today I used my Vanilla Shakeology (1 scoop), added 1/2 cup frozen mango (from Aldi) and 1/2 cup fresh strawberries with 6 oz water. I blended in my ninja with 4 ice cubes and whipped that bad boy up!
Always keep in mind, you can workout a lot, but you can’t workout a bad diet! Nutrition is 80% of your results! Clean eating MUST be a part of your lifestyle in order to get the BEST results!
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I cannot believe Christmas is just right around the corner!!! Crazy!!! I feel like this year went WAYYYY too fast!! Anyways.. this season is a season that people seem to fall off track with their nutrition.. they go for the cookies, rather than the healthier dishes and snacks. I won’t lie, I am guilty of it too at times! But for the most part, I love cooking up some healthier versions of dishes so I do not feel guilty and bloated at the end of the day!
Today I went out and got some Brussel spouts to prepare a dish for our Christmas meal! If you have read any of my blog posts before, I am a HUGE fan of spice! So these bad boys are gonna be a little sweet and a little spicy!!
Sweet Chili Brussel Sprouts
1 pound brussels sprouts, stem trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons soy sauce (I use Bragg’s liquid Amino as a healthy alternative)
2 tablespoons chili sauce (I use Sriracha brand)
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In baking sheet, toss brussel sprouts in olive oil to coat evenly.
Roast in oven for 20 minutes, turning them half way to cook through.
Remove sprouts and turn oven on broil to high.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over sprouts, mixing to coat evenly.
Broil for 5 min or until sauce is caramelized.
Remove and serve when cooled off a little!
If you give this recipe a shot, would love to hear how you like in the comments below!! Hope y’all have a wonderful holiday and don’t forget those healthy alternatives will taste just as good and get you closer to your ultimate fitness goals!!
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This entire meal was pretty darn good!! A little breakfast for dinner!! So I have made poached eggs 1 time in my life and I kicked butt on making them again!!
2 tsp White Vinegar
1 tsp Himalayan salt or Sea salt
Fill pan 2-3 inches deep with water and bring to a boil
Add salt and vinegar
Crack egg and put in pan to cook until white around egg
SWEET POTATO FRIES: (1 per serving)
1 sweet potato
1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt (or Sea Salt)
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
Pre Heat oven to 425 F.
Rinse of Sweet potato and cut vertical (I get about 7-10 slices for each potato).
Place on cookie/baking sheet after spraying olive oil on bottom. Be sure the potatoes are spread apart and not touching each other.
Sprinkle salt and cinnamon on top of potatoes.
Bake for 25 min or until softened.
This is a meal that is also a part of the Whole 30 plan! Feel free to use this as your breakfast, lunch, or dinner!! But it’s a perfect way to get your protein, good carbs, and fibrous veggies all in one!!
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