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{Protein Fudgesicles w/Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola}

Ever since I started posting more vegan recipes, like this one and this one and this one... and since I started going to the gym regularly and working out with a trainer, everyone and their mom is asking me about protein. It's kind of a taboo topic! So I thought I'd list out some of my favorite protein-packed foods with their actual protein content per serving. ... Read more » about {Protein Fudgesicles w/Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola}

Beach Vacation + {Fudgy Mocha Mint Brownies}

We just got back from our beach vacation. After we swept the last bit of sand out of the truck (yes, we were crazy and drove there...in.one.day... remind me never to do that again!!!!). rewashed all the clothes that we had just washed the day before (because for some reason they just smelled stale), and put all the newly purchased beach toys into the sand box, we had a few moments to reminisce. Babycakes absolutely fell in love with the beach! ... Read more » about Beach Vacation + {Fudgy Mocha Mint Brownies}

Healthy 4th of July Dessert: Patriotic Popsicles

They aren't exactly striped as I had originally intended, to mimic the American flag. But, they're still red, white, and blue... so that counts, right?! What I love most about this healthy 4th of July dessert is that it's filled with good-for-you ingredients like almond milk and frozen organic fruit... things you want your kids eating anyway! No weird preservatives. No pesticides. No carrageenan. No corn syrup. ... Read more » about Healthy 4th of July Dessert: Patriotic Popsicles

Gym Update + {Almond Mocha Green Smoothies}

It's been a week since I joined a gym, the first step towards my summer goal. I went every single day, which is more than I'll normally go...but I wanted to get in the habit of being there and I wanted to take a couple different classes to see what was most challenging and motivating. ... Read more » about Gym Update + {Almond Mocha Green Smoothies}

Feeling Lovely + {Chocolate Covered Strawberries Bread}

I think I'm going to get a little deep today.  The truth is, I don't feel particularly lovely lately...which makes it hard to accept love and kindness and compliments from others. In one ear, a big smirk, then out the other.  I've been all shapes and sizes along the way, and yet I struggle at all of them to truly love myself and my body. In those moments of struggle, I try to focus on the positive and think of 3 or 4 things I truly love about myself at that moment. Here goes: ... Read more » about Feeling Lovely + {Chocolate Covered Strawberries Bread}

Paleo Valentine's Menu + {Walnut Encrusted Scallops}

You may have noticed the word "paleo" in the title of this blogpost. Let's just get this out there now: I am not paleo, nor do I ever plan to become paleo. I love chickpeas and quinoa and cheese waaaaaaaaaay too much!!! But, that said, I got together with a group of lovely other healthy food bloggers and we came up with a fabulous health(ier) Valentine's menu that just happens to be paleo. ... Read more » about Paleo Valentine's Menu + {Walnut Encrusted Scallops}

Pretty Valentine's Dessert: Pink Swirl Brownie Bars!

Do you look forward to Valentines' Day? Do you have any traditions or expectations?  I'm not much of a flowers, or candy, or even jewelry person.  I usually just request some sort of handwritten note, that I treasure for weeks to come.  Traditions aside, your significant other will thank me later: you should definitely make THESE for Valentines' Day dessert! ---> Guys love these brownies. I mean really really love them. Like beg you for seconds and thirds. ... Read more » about Pretty Valentine's Dessert: Pink Swirl Brownie Bars!

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream Frosting

The only non-cartoon show my toddler likes is the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars." And it is such a welcomed break for something to watch together besides Dora, Sophia the First, Cat in the Hat, etc... There's something about those high-pitched LOUD cartoon voices that irk me to no end. But cupcake baking, I could watch that all day!! I love seeing all the different flavor combinations, decorations and displays, and hearing the judges talk about the taste and texture. ... Read more » about Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream Frosting

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