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Seedy Oat and Flax Granola Bars

Packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients, these seedy oat and flax granola bars are chewy and delicious with the perfect amount of sweetness. Homemade granola bars are a fabulous way to pack in whole grains, seeds, fiber, protein, and nutrients into a quick snack. The best part? They are portable

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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight steel cut oats are a great make-ahead breakfast idea for busy mornings. No Cooking required. Breakfast isn’t my favorite meal of the day, but it is definitely the most important. When mornings get hectic, it can be easy to forget that first meal altogether. Or be tempted to grab

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

The ultimate make-ahead breakfast recipe, chocolate peanut butter overnight oats soak in the fridge to be perfect come morning. We love a good, quick breakfast in my house. With two busy boys approaching their teen years, and my husband and I both working, there is always somewhere for us to

Apple peanut butter overnight oats

Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Creamy, natural peanut butter, and crisp, juicy apples are the perfect natural sweetener for overnight steel cut oats. Truth be told: I love a fresh apple, but a fresh apple mixed with creamy natural peanut butter? Yes, please. I frequently pair these two together in quick and easy breakfasts, like

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Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal with Chia

Creamy maple pumpkin oatmeal with chia is packed with protein and nutrients with just the right amount of pure maple syrup for sweetness. Pumpkin is a low calorie, flavor-packed ingredient that is not only affordable but extremely versatile. My love for pumpkin oatmeal is the result of having leftover pumpkin

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Kids and adults alike will devour these healthy, protein-packed pumpkin oatmeal breakfast cookies – ideal for busy mornings on-the-go! In honor of fall and my mission to eat all things pumpkin, I decided to create a pumpkin-packed version of my husband’s favorite breakfast cookie. Packed with walnuts, chia, flax seeds,

Apple Banana Oatmeal Spoon Hero

Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal

This Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal is a simple way to make a quick and hearty breakfast on the stovetop in 7 minutes. I am always looking for something quick and healthy in the morning for breakfast. As a working mom with kids to get off to school, I don’t have

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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Ripe bananas and natural peanut butter create a salty-sweet flavor combo in this protein-packed Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie. It’s perfect for breakfast or any time of the day. Aside from maybe chocolate, few foods taste better with freshly-roasted, salty peanut butter than a perfectly ripe banana. And aside from

Blueberry banana oatmeal smoothies

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

This Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and flavor to keep you full and kickstart your day. Your smoothie queen has returned with yet another delicious recipe to add to your morning routine! This Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie will quickly become your favorite. Why? Because adding oats

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Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Replacing 1/2 the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour gives these Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins the extra protein and fiber you need to get through your day. Today I am sharing one of my favorite breakfast recipes: Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins. During my lifelong journey of learning more about cooking

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20 High Protein breakfast recipes

20 high protein breakfasts that will keep you full and satisfied until lunch. I love breakfast. Many of you know by now that I start most mornings with a smoothie, but there are a ton of delicious filling ways to start your day! I enjoy trying new ways to make

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Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

Naturally sweetened with fruit, these apple cinnamon protein pancakes are gluten-free and will fill you up while fulfilling any sweet craving in a healthy way. If you follow me on Instagram or read my blog regularly, you’ve probably noticed how much I love smoothies and oatmeal. In fact, they are my go-to

Pumpkin banana oatmeal

Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal

Warm, naturally sweet, and a filling breakfast, this Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal with walnuts tastes like pie in a bowl. It’s a wonderful time of year when summer welcomes fall. This beautiful exchange was ever so apparent during my latest visit to the farmer’s market where ripe berries were being sold next to acorn squash and

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Make Your Own Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix

Make your own homemade instant oatmeal mix! This recipe is as easy as combining oats with your favorite nuts, fruit, and spices. Raise your hand if you secretly love maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal. (Raises hand.) Raise your hand if you are hungry 30 minutes after consuming said packet

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Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

This chocolate oatmeal smoothie recipe is perfect for breakfast because cocoa is a natural source of caffeine and the other ingredients work together to keep you healthy and full. Chocolate for breakfast? I vote yes! Woah, woah…put down the snickers bar. I’m talking about unsweetened, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder. I use

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Baked Oatmeal with Berries

This easy make-ahead breakfast recipe is ideal for feeding a crowd! Naturally gluten-free, this baked oatmeal is made with oats, eggs, berries, and a little bit of maple syrup. Breakfast time isn’t always leisurely but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to cold cereal. Since we are almost always

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Healthy 20-Minute Pantry Recipes

Cooking from your pantry and need new recipe ideas? Here are 10 of my favorite healthy pantry recipes – all ready in 20 minutes or less!  Craving a snack or a meal that you can whip right up using pantry staples? Whether you need new ideas for canned tuna, an

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These chocolate peanut butter energy balls are full of protein and fiber to keep you full between meals and give you a pre or post-workout boost. When you live with two growing boys as I do, there is no such thing as having too many snacks in the house. Am

Easy Microwave Oatmeal Recipe

The ULTIMATE 90 Second Microwave Oatmeal

This is the only 90 second microwave oatmeal recipe that you will ever need. It will be your breakfast go-to for creamy, hearty oats every single time! Cold winter weather begs for a warm and hearty breakfast. In our house, that usually means we rotate between freezer pancakes and oatmeal. While

Microwave Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

Maple and Brown Sugar Microwave Oatmeal

This easy maple and brown sugar oatmeal recipe is ready in just 90 seconds and is naturally gluten free! My boys eat oatmeal almost every morning for a few simple reasons: it’s ready in 90 seconds, nutritious, affordable and delicious. What more can one ask for in a healthy breakfast

High Protein Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

High Protein Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

These thick and hearty whole grain steel-cut oats are not only easy to make but rich in fiber, chocolately, and packed with 15 grams of protein. Now that school is back in session, I’m always looking for easy breakfast recipes that will keep my boys full and satisfied all morning

Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats - an easy, make-ahead breakfast recipe

Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

An easy, portable, make-ahead breakfast recipe, your family will love these thick and creamy Peaches and Cream Overnight Refrigerator Oats. Ever since my boys were babies, they have been avid oatmeal loves. Or, as my youngest used to say, “eat-meal” lovers. It was a sad day when he realized the

Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Preserves Recipe

Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Preserves

A special breakfast treat, this chocolate oatmeal is packed with hearty oats, ground flax seed and cocoa powder then drizzled with raspberry preserves and fresh berries. I’ve got a confession to make: I add cocoa powder to my smoothies almost every single morning. Packed with antioxidants, rich chocolatey flavor and

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9 Healthy Snacks Using Nut Butter

Break out of a boring snack rut with these nine healthy and easy nut butter snack ideas! Now that school is back in session, I am always looking for quick and easy snacks that I can make in 5 minutes or less. I don’t know about you but I always

Banana Oatmeal Recipe with Flax

Quick Banana Oatmeal with Flax

Banana oatmeal with flax seed is a hearty and nutritious five-ingredient breakfast recipe that is naturally gluten free. Prepared in less than 5 minutes! My kids ask for oatmeal almost every morning. Naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and full of whole grain oats, I couldn’t be happier to comply with

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Rethink your breakfast with this creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal drizzled with warm peanut butter and topped with banana slices. We eat a lot of oatmeal, especially during the cold winter months, and so I love coming up with new ways to keep the flavors interesting. Some of my most

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Steel cut oats cook overnight with pumpkin, maple syrup and spices to create a healthy, make-ahead breakfast that will be waiting for you in the morning.  Slowly but surely, we are finally getting our back-to-school groove on. How are you doing? One thing that has really helped the early morning

Banana Nut Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal

Steel-cut oats cook overnight with bananas, walnuts, and spices to create a healthy, make-ahead breakfast that will be waiting for you in the morning. If I had to offer one secret when it comes to reaching weight loss or healthy living goals it would be to start every day with


Gluten Free Cream of Steel Cut Oats with Cranberry

Hearty steel cut oats are cooked in cream then swirled with pureed cranberries lightly sweetened with brown sugar. Gluten Free. Last month during my visit to Vail (which you’ll hear more about soon!) I had the most delicious breakfast that inspired this new steel-cut oatmeal breakfast recipe. My visit to Colorado was for my newest

Bircher Muesli - swiss oatmeal

Bircher Muesli (Swiss Oatmeal)

An easy and delicious make-ahead breakfast recipe, Bircher Muesli is made with oats, dried fruit, and nuts soaked in yogurt. I have been meaning to share this recipe for almost a year now when I fell in love with Bircher Muesli on a cruise! One of my best tips for while

Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Bowl with Walnuts and Coconut - a healthy microwave breakfast recipe

Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Bowl

A healthy spin on the bakery classic, this five-ingredient blueberry muffin oatmeal bowl is full of juicy berries, crunchy walnuts and coconut flakes. After hearing such great feedback on my ultimate 90-second microwave oatmeal, I decided to share a few of my favorite mix-ins to help you take it to the next

Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Muffins - a healthy, moist and naturally gluten free baked good recipe

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

This healthy, whole grain and gluten free banana oatmeal muffin recipe is moist and cake-like yet contains no oil or butter. My boys call muffins “cakes” because they think they are cupcakes and it makes me giggle every time. To keep them happy, I like to keep a batch of freshly baked