Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

I was enjoying my last piece of pumpkin banana bread the other day, and let me tell you – I was savoring that slice!  I just kept thinking, “wow, I need to bake more of this!”  Of course, going a day without pumpkin spice in October…

Berry Pomegranate Chia Parfait

Berry Pomegranate Chia Parfait

Mornings are so much better when you have a cute and delicious parfait to enjoy – starting your day fresh with a vibrant and healthy jar of goodness just feels so good. With plenty of textures to enjoy, this berry pomegranate chia parfait is so…

The BEST Zucchini Bread

The BEST Zucchini Bread

Who doesn’t love a slice of sweet, flavorful, and moist zucchini bread?  I have had several versions of (very good) zucchini bread, but this one surely tops them all.  I just can’t resist grinning and letting out a huge mmm hmm when I take the first…

Plant-Based Peach and Berry Toast

Plant-Based Peach and Berry Toast

This toast is totally loaded and absolutely delicious.  The recipe starts with a simple piece of bread, but you’ll end up with a peachy, nutty, cinnamon-y, and naturally sweet breakfast feast.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  Chia seeds, granola, and berries make…

Oatmeal 3 Ways

Oatmeal 3 Ways

Yes, I’m the type of person who eats oatmeal most mornings, and I love it for several reasons.  Its cozy, it’s satisfying, and it’s delicious.  However, eating the same old bowl of oats everyday can get pretty boring and redundant, but creating variety through toppings…

Vegetable Egg Bites

Vegetable Egg Bites

There were two good things that came out of a tiring 46 hour travel “day” from Australia:  I adjusted very quickly to the Eastern time zone, and I got inspiration for these egg bites.  After three flights and 36 hours of being in planes and…

Super Food Berry Parfait

Super Food Berry Parfait

My three favorite grab-and-go breakfasts – chia seed pudding, smoothies, and yogurt parfaits – all rolled into one!  Here’s a healthy, balanced meal or snack that could easily be mistaken for dessert any day.  With the texture of pudding and a creamy, fruity flavor, this parfait…

Chocolate Cherry Chia Parfait

Chocolate Cherry Chia Parfait

Cherry season is coming up, and that means it’s time for some cherry creations!  I was inspired by my love of chocolate covered cherries and my regular parfait regimen to create something like this: a parfait complete with loads of cocoa, chia seeds, yogurt, and…

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Instead of simply raving about the recipe, I thought I would bring in some inspiration.  So, I will be introducing a quote and adding my personal insight before discussing how it relates to your life.  Ultimately, it all ties back to this delightful strawberry banana bread and…

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Parfait

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Parfait

Another day, another parfait!  Seriously though, these things are awesome.  Besides being totally balanced with whole grains, protein, fruit, and flavor, parfaits are one of the easiest things to put together.  It’s like instant dessert for breakfast (you can even leave it in the fridge…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Bananas and chocolate – a classic yet decadent combination, especially for breakfast, and especially in banana bread.  However, making a loaf of bread can be a time consuming task because it takes nearly 60 minutes to bake.  But what if you are short on time, or you…

Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Switch up your breakfast or snack with this super easy chia seed pudding parfait! Perfect for a pre/post-workout snack, chia seeds offer many benefits such as omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. In addition, the chia seed pudding parfait is vegan, dairy free, paleo, and gluten…

Green Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

Ahhh – the green smoothie.  The first time I saw my health focused coach drinking one several years back, I was appalled.  Why would someone want to drink something green?  I thought green was for vegetables, not a smoothie. When I finally tried one, much…

Cinnamon Pear French Toast

Cinnamon Pear French Toast

It was a chilly December day in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Snowflakes were falling, and my stomach was growling.  It was the morning after a gymnastics competition, and my family was speed walking through the cold to a local breakfast restaurant. Once we settled inside, pulled…

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

“A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant” The first time I made these, I messed up.  Yup, it happens to everyone.  I wasn’t careful enough when writing out the recipe, and I failed to add enough wet…

Berry Smoothie Bowl

Berry Smoothie Bowl

I’m not sure I have met a smoothie bowl I don’t like, but this one is definitely my favorite.  I eat this after almost every hard workout for recovery, and I never seem to get tired of it.  There is something about berries and banana that…

Hawaiian Roll French Toast

Hawaiian Roll French Toast

Say “aloha” to a new breakfast favorite!  This quick and easy recipe is delightful start to any morning.  Hawaiian rolls make for a soft and sweet twist on traditional French toast.  Plus, they are mini and cute, perfect for sharing a large batch.  Tip: serve…

PB Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

PB Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

Cinnamon apples have always been one of my favorite breakfast sides.  On french toast mornings, my mom would peel a few apples, cook them on a skillet, sprinkle a load of cinnamon on both sides, and place the whole bunch in a bowl in the…

Berry Nice Cream Sundae

Berry Nice Cream Sundae

A little story on this healthy treat: Last weekend, I decided to turn my favorite protein smoothie into a nice cream sundae.  I stood on the counter to grab my food processor from the top shelf (short people problems), and took out my ever growing…

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Peanut butter banana toast is such a simple, delicious, and balanced breakfast!  It is definitely one of my go-to dishes when I am pressed for time.  However, this version elevates the flavors and textures past the basic three ingredients by adding chia seeds, cinnamon, granola,…

Apple Bread

Apple Bread

It’s honestly difficult to describe how amazing this bread is.  Mouthwatering, irresistible, and utterly delicious, it’s the kind of bread you just can’t resist coming back for another slice.  It’s got plenty of apple, shredded to bring out the flavor and moisture in every bite,…

Easy Homemade Granola

Easy Homemade Granola

I’m sure a lot of people would agree that granola is a total pantry staple.  It certainly is for me!  As one of my favorite toppings on oatmeal, chia seed pudding, and Greek yogurt parfaits, it is rare I go a day without eating some…

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

My inspiration for this recipe stems for peanut butter banana toast.  It is one of my favorite quick and healthy snacks, and I often add cinnamon and dried cranberries for extra pizzazz.  I was in the mood for baking today (per usual), so I decided…

Blueberry Banana Protein Pancakes

Blueberry Banana Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are sure to bring a bright start to your morning, especially since this recipe is a healthy twist on classic blueberry pancakes.  These blueberry banana pancakes are just so energizing and nutritious!  From oats to banana, Greek yogurt, and eggs – they’ve got…

Mini Chocolate Banana Muffins

Mini Chocolate Banana Muffins

Delightfully moist, naturally sweet from the bananas, and super chocolatey, these muffins will bring you to breakfast heaven.  With cocoa powder, melted chocolate chips, and un-melted chocolate chips incorporated, these muffins are a chocolate lovers dream.  Plus, you can have these cuties completely ready to…

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins

I was in the holiday baking spirit the other day, and gingerbread muffins seemed like the perfect thing to make.  The only problem?  I did not have any molasses on hand.  So, I whipped up these cuties using maple syrup instead, and they turned out…

Hawaiian Muffins

Hawaiian Muffins

A little bit tropical, a little bit sweet, a little bit plain delicious!  Banana, pineapple, and coconut intermingle in this simple muffin recipe.  Plus, this breakfast treat is on the healthier side 🙂    

Artisan Avocado Toast

Artisan Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is certainly toward the top of my “best breakfasts” lists.  Why?  It’s healthy, delicious, and so simple to prepare!  This version adds goat cheese and black beans for a scrumptious twist on the trendy toast.  A good source of healthy fats and a…

Cocoa Quinoa Bowl

Cocoa Quinoa Bowl

This cocoa quinoa bowl is the perfect breakfast to start your day off right and keep you energized!  Plus, it’s vegan and absolutely delicious!  Hunger satisfying and nutritionally dense, it is… Packed with protein from the quinoa and protein powder High in antioxidants thanks to…

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

This is another wonderful fall treat that will warm your heart and your taste buds.  It is naturally sweet with the maple syrup and apples, hearty thanks to the brown rice, and has a lovely cinnamon spice twist.  

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin bread and banana bread merge in this delightful fall recipe, and let me tell you – it’s delicious!  With a mouthwatering balance of sweetness and pumpkin spice, good luck eating a single slice!     Wondering what to do with the leftover pumpkin?  Check…

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Let’s get one thing straight: you simply HAVE to make these pumpkin spice pancakes.  I promise you won’t regret it!  Breakfast for dinner, or breakfast for breakfast, they are the perfect fall treat.   They smell amazing, they taste even better, and they are good for…

Overnight Berry Parfait

Overnight Berry Parfait

Treat yourself to dessert for breakfast with this overnight berry parfait!  This recipe is one of my favorite on-the-go breakfasts because of its sweet and satisfying nature.  Balanced and healthy, it makes for a perfect start to your day.  Simply prepare the night before and…

Tropical Rice Pudding Parfait

Tropical Rice Pudding Parfait

This rice pudding parfait is like no other!  Both pudding recipes are great on their own, but combining them creates something absolutely fantastic.  The banana pairs perfectly with the black rice and offers natural sweetness, where the peach delightfully compliments the jasmine rice and vanilla…

Pumpkin Spice Parfait

Pumpkin Spice Parfait

What’s better than cuddling up in a cozy blanket with an autumn candle and pumpkin spiced granola parfait? In honor of the first day of fall, I created this delightful parfait that has an aroma as rich and earthy as it tastes. Layered with crunchy…

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

As an ambitious girl with a busy schedule and a passion for eating a balanced diet, I am always looking for ways to make recipes healthier and more efficient.  On top of being absolutely scrumptious, these blueberry banana muffins accomplish both of those things. By…

Raisin Challah

Raisin Challah

Raisin challah is a braided Jewish bread made with eggs and baked to golden perfection.  It is typically enjoyed during the Jewish high holidays, and can be found at most grocery stores during those times.  However, many places only carry normal challah the rest of…

Healthy Savory Pancakes

Healthy Savory Pancakes

These vegetable packed pancakes started out as an experiment, but they actually turned out AMAZING – almost like fluffy veggie burgers!  Savory and full of flavor, try these quick and easy pancakes when you feel like something out of the ordinary.  With a little blender…

Mini Muffin Trio

Mini Muffin Trio

This mini muffin trio is not only super cute, but beyond delicious. With vanilla spice, orange blueberry, and cherry chocolate chip flavor variations, these little muffins make for a great snack when craving something sweet and scrumptious! It’s almost impossible not to smile when taking…

Peach and Berry Toast

Peach and Berry Toast

Getting creative with toast is a great way to switch up your morning routine.  Try this peach and berry toast for a easy, balanced, and satisfying breakfast!  

Super Easy Super Seed Protein Pancakes

Super Easy Super Seed Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are so quick and easy!  A few pulses in the blender and a flip on the griddle, then voila!  Packed with approximately 30 grams of protein per serving and zero “unhealthy” ingredients, this recipe is an absolutely delicious recovery food!  Plus, the berry…

Soft and Chewy Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars

Soft and Chewy Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars

These oat bars make a perfect, chewy, yet slightly sweet snack to power you through your day!  They are simple to make and slightly softer than traditional granola bars.  Plus, apples and cinnamon make everything better… am I right?  Place in a cool, dry place…

Super Smoothie Bowls

Super Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite breakfasts… they are just so quick, healthy, energizing, and, above all, delicious!  Here is a list of some of my favorite creations… Pretty Pink Protein Smoothie Bowl This pretty pink creation is one of my go-to bowls because…

Southwestern Power Wrap

Southwestern Power Wrap

This recipe is super versatile, and can be altered to fit your tastes and dietary needs.  However, it is extremely wholesome, quick, easy, delicious, and makes for an balanced, energy boosting meal no matter how you make it!  Here’s what I put in this wrap…

Easy Multigrain Bread

Easy Multigrain Bread

Baking bread may seem like a daunting task, but I promise most of the work involves waiting for the dough to rise!  Plus, it is totally worth it… this homemade bread recipe is so much tastier, healthier, and fresher than most breads you find on…

Nana’s Blueberry Squares

Nana’s Blueberry Squares

This was my Nana’s recipe, and these blueberry squares have been a longtime family favorite.  They make for the perfect treat anytime… breakfast, snack, dessert, you name it!  Bake at your own risk though… they’re addicting!  

Pancake Soufflé

Pancake Soufflé

These are truly decadent!  Simply put, they taste like a pancake with a fluffy, souffle texture, but the vanilla extract and orange juice give extra pizzazz and flavor.  Not to mention, the crazy rise makes for a sweet and exciting breakfast.  For pancake and souffle lovers alike,…

Holy Guacamole Toast

Holy Guacamole Toast

Avocado toast is definitely a new trend for a reason! Not only does it add some flavor to your breakfast or lunch, but it is packed full with healthy fats and nutrients. Avocados are rich with essential nutrients like potassium, fiber, vitamins, and so much…

Blueberry Muffins with Greek Yogurt

Blueberry Muffins with Greek Yogurt

Not only does substituting Greek yogurt for some of the fat add a healthy twist on a breakfast classic, it adds a lovely flavor and texture.  Sweet, moist, and scrumptious, this recipe will have you reaching for seconds!  

Açaí Bowl

Açaí Bowl

I first discovered açaí bowls (English spelling acai pronounced ah-sah-EE) on a trip to California.  One bite in, and I was wondering why I had never experienced this “it tastes like dessert for breakfast but is actually good for you” vibe.  The mouthwatering flavor and…