May 17, 2017

Summer Survival Eating Tips

HELLO summer! Even though we’re outside in the sunshine, going on vacations, and enjoying BBQ’s with friends, we can still eat healthy during the summer months.

Today is a guest post from my friend, Shannon! In the last year, Shannon & I have collaborated together on wellness events, speaking events, and just connecting really well. Since moving to South Dakota, Shannon has been a great friend and I’m so thankful for her.

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February 28, 2017

Strawberry Galette

Last week we had some lovely friends come over to our house for the first time for dinner. We could have paid for a babysitter to come over and then the four of us adults could have gone out to dinner for adult conversation- Certainly, and sometimes we do get the infamous babysitter. But this time we stayed home- cozy, sweats, and real life- and we made create-your-own-fajitas. Mmmm. But this is the EASY, 5- minute dessert I made for all of us that evening. Then I made it again over the weekend because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

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August 17, 2016

No Bake Energy Balls

Man, I love a good no bake energy ball recipe. And goodness, there are so many variations. Here is one of my go-to options…


  1. No bake. Hello?
  2. Convenient
  3. Travel well for roadtrips, in a cooler
  4. A smarter sweet treat than other options
  5. Portion control
  6. Kid friendly- for eating and making together
  7. Could store in freezer
  8. Snack? Breakfast? Dessert? Sure!
1 c. rolled oats (I usually use regular, but in a pinch I have subbed in for steel cut oats- just used less)
1/2 c. mini semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. flax seed (preferably ground, however I have used whole)
1/2 c. peanut butter (I prefer almond butter, personally. However whatever your family prefers is best. Crunchy/creamy? Doesn’t matter. Heck, Use cashew butter!)
1/3 c. honey (In a pinch when I didn’t have honey- gasp!- I used maple syrup)
1 t. vanilla extract
Combine everything. Form little balls. Arrange on baking sheet in freezer for 1 hour to set.
After rolling your balls, you could roll them in sprinkles, coconut, nuts, etc, for jazz. 🙂
May 18, 2015

Faux Cookie Dough

Last year my dear friend, Danica, sent me this recipe. She said, “Trust me, you will like it.” I didn’t doubt her but I just didn’t make the time to make it. Months and months later she made it and I tried it. And boy oh boy, I DID like it. Since then I have made it a few times. It is delicious.
1 1/2 cups chickpeas (drained if from a can)
6 T. Brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter or nut butter of your choice
3 T. Oats
2 t. Vanilla
1 T. Milk
1/8 t. Salt
1/8 t. Baking soda
1/3 cups chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a food processor until well blended, just so everything is all mixed together. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Serve with apple slices of pretzels (apples are my fav). Keep in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
THANK YOU Danica for the delicious recipe!!
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