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Friday Recipe Roundup Including Crunchy PB and Chocolate dip

You made it my friend, it’s Friday.

Today has been a fabulous week of eatin’ in our home and I thought I would send a little recipe inspiration your way based on these sweet successes.

First up, a taste of heaven with this Crunchy PB and Chocolate Dip. 

This will satisfy even the most desperate of sweet tooth cravings. Promise.

pb dip
Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup greek yogurt {OR a dairy free alternative would work great too}
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter {I used PB but Almond or Cashew would be awesome}
  • 1 square of your fav dark chocolate {chopped up}
  • 1 Tbsp honey OR maple syrup
  • Cinnamon {to taste}
  • Handful of granola

Method: I chopped the chocolate and then shlopped all the ingredients into a bowl, mixed it up with a spoon then topped with some crunchy granola. Done!

Next up is an Eggplant, Tomato and Mushroom Lasagna that was incredible.

lasagna

I found this recipe inspiration while pinning on Pinterest and with a few modification based on what I had in my kitchen – we fell in love.

It was warming on a super cold day, healthy and still tasted like all the gooey deliciousness that we love about lasagna. This time around I used dairy but next time I am going to sub out the mozzarella and ricotta for goats cheese and some nutritional yeast.

There is no “after” pic of the lasagna because… it was consumed ASAP.

Woops….

And finally, a perfect warm breakfast bowl. Here is a big bowl of Raspberry + Banana Chia Oatmeal.

rasp chia

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups dried oatmeal {this fed the whole family}
  • 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup milk OR any other dairy free alternative
  • 1 banana
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup OR honey

Method: 

  1. I added the oats to a pot with about 2.5 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt. On about medium heat cook until oats are soft and cooked, about 5 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat off and add the rest of your ingredients {raspberries, banana, milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and natural sweetener}.
  3. Stir really well to combine all the ingredients, serve into bowls and top with a bit more cinnamon.

There you have it, REAL WHOLE FOOD at it’s finest.

Hopefully you can make some time to get in your kitchen this weekend and reward yourself with some great eats.

Happy weekend to you!

PS I want to make sure you didn’t miss taking a peek at this article that I came across yesterday and shared on Facebook. Seriously awesome ways to stay healthy and happy this winter. It’s a great read!

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a wee wedding roundup + overnight oats

It’s a glorious Tuesday morning and I am sending lots of lovin’ your way for a fabulous day ahead!

I am happy to report that I made it back to my FIRST workout early this morning in the almost 8 weeks since my husband had his surgery. To make myself feel a bit better, I will mention that I have been squeezing in lunges, squats, dips, planks, pushups and lots of walks when I haven’t been at the gym.

However, there is nothing like a one hour bootcamp style workout to get your buns back in gear and get those endorphines pumping.

PS. I am pretty sure I over did it a bit {a lot} and as a result climbing stairs and lifting my sweet girl will be a challenge in the coming days….

This workout was so necessary after I finally pulled myself out of a little rabbit hole. I indulged in some serious R & R on Sunday and Monday after a weekend of wedding celebrations for one of my very best friends. WOWZA it was a fun!

Here is the hubs and I all did up in our wedding attire.

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Look at my sassy date in his skull bow tie ;)

It was such a special day celebrating two very special people. Anyone else in wedding-land? I have one more for my little bro and his fiance this weekend which will be a blast too.

Needless to say, with a jam packed agenda I haven’t been spending a lot of time in my kitchen. Quick and dirty meals {re: those meals that take little effort to prepare} have been my main stay. I wanted to share this super quick, delicious and satisfying breakfast with you that is a winner every time. My husband promises that he could eat it every day and it is perfect for him pre or post workout which is great too.

You are going to love overnight oats because it takes less than 5 minutes to prep the night before then you pull it out of the fridge in the morning and voila, breakfast is served! Oh, and it’s so easy to make in a mason jar and take with you when you are on the go.

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Ingredients: This should provide enough to feed about 3-4 servings so adjust amounts based on how many tummies you will be filling.

  • 2 cups whole rolled oats
  • Almond milk {or any other dairy/dairy free alternative}
  • Approx 3 Tbsp Chia seeds, hemp seeds, buckwheat groats {I have been using THIS pre-packaged option but truthfully it is just as easy and more affordable to buy all three in bulk and make your own mix}
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp to taste of Maple syrup OR raw honey OR coconut syrup
  • Options to add in the AM to keep overnight oats exciting: fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butter, coconut, goji berries, cacao nibs, yogurt or any other fun food you have in your kitchen

Method:

  • Add your oats, superfood mix, cinnamon and natural sweetener to a glass container or jar.
  • Cover your dry mixture with dairy or any other dairy free alternative with enough to cover your oats. I like to use a spoon and stir it up so everything is covered.
  • Place your lid or cap on and place in the fridge overnight.
  • In the morning you will wake up and the oats will be soft and “cooked” by sitting in the milk overnight.
  • Next you can top this little mixture with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, unsweetened coconut, goji berries, cacao nibs a bit of yogurt or even more milk {dairy or dairy free}. Have fun with it and use a variety of ingredients to keep your taste buds satisfied.

Here is another easy-peasy RAW OATMEAL RECIPE that can be prepped the night before and enjoyed the next morning with little assembly required.


My quick + dirty lunches have included a lot of salads like this one.

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Heaping handfuls of arugula, a mixed bean and lentil salad with all sorts of raw veggies topped with half an avocado. Meals like this are super easy to throw together when you have all the right ingredients on hand.

I hope you will test drive some overnight oats and find that this makes a super easy addition to your recipe repertoire.

Have an amazing day friends!

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