Hazelnut Mocha Overnight Oats

I’ll tell you, since becoming a mom my eating habits haven’t been priority. I’ve certainly put my meal prep and eating regularly on the back burner (no pun intended). However, as we are all slowly becoming adjusted to this new life I’m making sure to set aside time for me too as I’m realizing just how important staying healthy is to the title “mom”. Healthy doesn’t just mean physically, like eating right and working out. Mental health is also crucial, not just as a parent, but for anyone. There’s a lot to be said about doing positive things for yourself, like taking a yoga class, reading a good book or even just something as simple as reminding yourself how good of a job your doing every now and again. Being happy is just as important as eating a salad. Continue reading

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Oatmeal Gingerbread Pancakes

I can’t believe that as I’m sitting here typing this entry there’s only a month and some days left of the year. Where did those 325ish days go? It also occurred to me that we are upon that time of year again when we stop and reflect on the things we are grateful for. Don’t get me wrong, we should always take a moment and reflect but as we begin to close in on the end we do have a lot more time to look back on. Not to sound cliche by being thankful for my family, friends, health, career, this blog, etc…you know all of the amazing things in my life, though I truly am. However, there is one other thing this year I find myself feeling extra grateful for, my strength to overcome. Continue reading

Overnight Savory Oats With Delicata Squash and Eggs

 

I stumbled across some interesting breakfast ideas one day…oatmeal that didn’t include the sweet stuff. Absolutely none what so ever to be exact. I was totally skeptical about the thought of “savory” oats. I may have even gasped out loud while reading. I mean, aren’t oats supposed to be a hearty, sweet, delicious bed for berries, banana, nut butters, chocolate, coconut, seeds, granola, honey, etc. etc.? I mean what’s this “lets add veggies and savory herbs” nonsense?  I felt like suddenly I was my own younger self’s worst nightmare trying to sneak veggies in anywhere I can. Is someone out there TRYING to sabotage my breakfast!? C’mon! Continue reading

Banana Almond Baked Oatmeal

Cake for breakfast? Sign me up! I mean who would pass up an opportunity to eat not only a breakfast that tastes like dessert but a guilt-free one at that? This easy to mix up recipe can be served warm and drizzled with some maple syrup and sliced almonds for the perfect morning treat.  Continue reading