Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Bites

Oatmeal instead of flour is the base for these gooey, dense, mini-muffin bites. By pulsing rolled oats in a food processor, you create a gluten-free (if using gluten-free oats) whole grain oat flour that gives these little treats a nutty taste and chewy texture.  Grab a few for breakfast or munch on one or two…

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Homemade Cashew Milk

You’ve probably noticed a series of posts using cashew milk and cashew cream. Since I made both of them a few days ago,  I’ve been playing with different recipes. Although you can find thousands of chia seed pudding recipes online, I thought is was worth posting one more. This little pudding is naturally sweet and…

Morning Glory Oat Bran Muffins

If you’re eating muffins for breakfast, they should be hearty enough to sustain you throughout your morning,  Most muffins are nothing more than a glorified cupcake but not these muffins.  Packed with fiber-rich whole grains, golden raisins, shredded carrots and chopped apples, these are deliciously healthy “start your morning off right” kind of muffins. This…

Sweet and Moist Bran Muffins (with no added sugar)

It’s really hard to believe these muffins contain no added sugar. They’re  sweetness comes from chewy dates and mashed ripe bananas. Granted, this recipes requires a few extra steps but once you have all of the ingredients out, make an extra batch to freeze for later. If you need more encouragement to bake them, these…

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

It’s all about pumpkin this time of year so bring it on because I love all things pumpkin! I can’t get enough. Overnight oats are a delicious way to add pumpkin to breakfast. It’s super easy to make and you’ll have a ready to eat, hearty breakfast waiting for you when you wake up. Mix…

Simply Delicious Zucchini Bread

Summer gardens = multiplying zucchini so keeping up with the supply can be daunting.  Zucchini fritters, check. Zucchini lasagna, double check. Grilled zucchini, triple check. So next up, zucchini bread. The challenge for me with zucchini bread is baking it long enough so the center gets done without over baking it. The solution, use a…

Sweet and Creamy Corn Polenta

I don’t typically make polenta but I had some freshly made tomato sauce and was looking for something other than pasta to serve it with. I came across this recipe in the summer edition of Eating Well Magazine and it sounded like a delicious alternative to pasta. Serve this with a large salad for a…

Wake-up with High Protein Oatmeal

By adding eggs to this traditional, whole grain cereal, here’s another fast and easy high protein breakfast option. Oatmeal offers a substantial dose of soluble fiber but it can leave you feeling hungry by mid-morning. To give your oatmeal a much needed protein punch, stir in eggs (or egg whites) before you start cooking and…

Caprese Avocado Toast

This is my first post in a series of higher protein breakfast options. Protein at breakfast can be extremely helpful for setting the calorie tone of the day. You’ll be less likely to crave that mid-morning donut if you start out with a dose of AM protein. Balancing the protein with high fiber carbohydrates and…