Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies

Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies Because who doesn’t want a breakfast cookie for breakfast?!  This summer I have an overabundance of basil growing in my garden.  I am not tired of it yet, and so I am experimenting with it in a lot of ways!  These strawberry basil breakfast cookies were one of my experiments, but they really were delicious.  I do get bored with breakfast sometimes, and so I always like to try new things.  I am delighted when they come out really yummy! Ingredients for Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies…

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Avocado, Tomato, and Parmesan Crackers

Avocado, Tomato, and Parmesan Snack Crackers Snack choices can often get boring as “snack ruts” are very common.  Most of us just eat the same thing day after day because it is easy, and it is harder to come up with a new idea.  Today I was bored.  I was bored with my snacks.  My refrigerator was starting to be empty as it was time to go grocery shopping.  But I did have avocado, tomato, and Parmesan cheese.  I wanted a savory snack and this is what I came up…

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Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins

Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins These mini muffins are so full of yummy chocolate flavor, and they are gluten-free and high-protein too!  I used my new favorite protein powder from Pure Encapsulations called Pure Lean Ultra https://www.purecapspro.com/nourishednutrition/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=2340.  This one contains pea protein.  You can try using any protein powder that you like with this recipe, and let me know how it turns out! Prep and bake time are minimal for these muffins, so they are easy and fast to make.  They can make a great snack or they can be added to…

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Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie

My smoothie kick continues!  I love to make a smoothie for breakfast and take in on the go.  This smoothie recipe tastes like dessert and it is also high in protein!  This recipe also tastes amazing with almond milk in place of coconut milk.  See below for tips in purchasing a protein powder or shake. 1 cup Coconut Milk ½ frozen banana 1 Tbsp almond butter ½ scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder (to equal about 10 grams of protein) 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 3 ice cubes Directions: Place all…

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Triple Berry Smoothie

This berry smoothie recipe is amazingly fresh and delicious!  You can make these the night before also and refrigerate until you are ready to drink it!  Breakfast in a flash! ½ cup Greek yogurt 1 cup Coconut Milk 1 cup fresh Kale 2 cups frozen mixed berries Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Enjoy! Nutrition Information:  Total Calories: 280, Total Fat: 5 g, Total Carb: 42 g, Dietary Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 15 g

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Tropical Mango Smoothie

Another amazing and easy smoothie recipe with a hint of the tropics.  The cucumber gives it a nice refreshing flavor, and you will be amazed at how delicious it is! ½ cup Greek yogurt 3/4 cup Coconut Milk ¼ cup Orange juice 1 cup fresh cucumber, chopped 1 cup frozen mango 1 cup frozen pineapple Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Enjoy! Nutrition Information:  Total Calories: 221, Total Fat: 5 g, Total Carb: 40 g, Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g, Protein: 15 g

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is AMAZING for a fresh and energized morning.  And…it is so simple! Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt 1 cup Coconut Milk, use the kind you find by the milk in the store, not the kind in a can 1 cup fresh or frozen spinach 1 cup frozen strawberries (4-5) 1/2 frozen banana Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Enjoy! Nutrition Information:  Total Calories: 221, Total Fat: 5 g, Total Carb: 40 g, Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g, Protein: 15 g  

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Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy snacks

Healthy Snack Ideas It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really a healthy snack option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good…

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Cinnamon Honey Roasted Almonds

  Update: I first posted this recipe about 4 years ago when we had just moved to Ireland!  We are back in the United States now and I still make this recipe quite often as my whole family just loves them.  I hope you enjoy them also! I have been trying to find a suitable snack for our family when we go out for our Irish outings.  Since Adam is deathly allergic to peanuts, and Joshua is allergic to most of the other nuts, almonds are the only nut our…

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