high protein pancakes: DIY power cakes mix

high protein pancakes DIY power cakes

Keep this high protein pancakes mix on hand and you’ll only be a couple steps away from a filling nourishing breakfast! I might be breaking ALL the recipe creation rules with this one. There’s the “list all ingredients in order of use” rule…. I ALWAYS follow that one. It’s a big pet peeve of mine when I’m making someone else’s recipe and I’m scrambling to find how much to add of the ingredient that comes next. Making a recipe isn’t some kind of treasure hunt. Just give it to me straight! Then there’s the “list ingredients added at the same time in descending order” … Read More

world’s best scrambled eggs

world's BEST scrambled eggs

I know what you’re thinking: Aren’t scrambled eggs just scrambled eggs? How can you make them better or worse than what they are.  I know the second thing you’re thinking too: Do I really need a recipe? Again, aren’t scrambled eggs simply that: eggs that are scrambled? Yup, I used to think those things too. I would have laughed at someone if they had tried to post a recipe for scrambled eggs, let alone make the audacious claim that they were the best in the world.  Until a little thing called serendipity came my way. I like to add a touch … Read More

high protein smoothies to promote satiety

Tropical Green Smoothie

high protein smoothies Your smoothie is only as good as the ingredients you put in it. If you load it up with sweetened yogurt, juice, and honey you’ll just get hopped up on sugar. Sugar is not very filling. You’ll get a blood sugar spike that will soon send you crashing down in hunger again.  One of the key components of a good smoothie is protein. Protein is hands down the top nutrient for keeping you feeling full for longer. In science-talk that’s called satiety. You don’t want to eat a meal only to feel hungry again an hour later. You … Read More

the world’s best green smoothie

world's best Green Smoothie

A creamy blend of pear, almond butter, kale, and vanilla. It’s gluten-free and can be altered to be vegan as well! Truly the world’s best tasting smoothie! Is this the wrong time of year to post a smoothie recipe? It’s not summer, so people aren’t hankering for a cold drink. It’s not January, so people aren’t looking for weight loss recipes. I might be out of my mind to post this recipe right now, but I just love this smoothie so much I need to talk about it! I first discovered this smoothie ingredient combo when I saw a post … Read More

morning glory oats

What do you get when you mash together carrot cake, apple spice cake, and a pina colada? Morning glory oats!  Initially that may all sound a bit strange and as though there’s too much going on but it magically all comes together as one glorious concoction.  Last week a friend asked me what some of my “go-to” dinner recipes are. I just stared at her with a lot of “umms” and “ahhs” and “well…..s”  coming out of my mouth. I couldn’t think of anything. Not even one recipe! I couldn’t think of anything that I make over and over again. I figured … Read More

bacon cheese and egger muffins

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I eat a mostly vegetarian diet for my own health and the health of the planet. But there’s this little thing getting in my way of going all in: BACON! Oh wonderful, salty, smoky, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth bacon! The top choice at breakfast buffets. The star of the BLT. The one and only meat I would eat as a child. What is life without bacon? It’s true that I have made a rather good vegan bacon bit substitute.  My vegetarian and vegan friends tell me emphatically that it’s a really good stand in. It’s salty, smoky, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth good. But, alas, it’s … Read More

flourless pumpkin chocolate chip breakfast cake

pumpkin-chocolate-chip-breakfast-cake

At first it sounds as though I’m doing something cool and fancy by making a CAKE for breakfast. But, for real, it’s just my lazy girl version of muffins! I’m all about making life easier in the kitchen! Muffin tins can be such a pain to wash. Muffins can sometimes also be a pain to get out of the tin. Using a 9×12 to bake your muffin batter solves both of these problems.  why it’s a smart choice This recipe falls in line with my criteria for choosing a healthy granola bar/snack bar/muffin, etc: <8g sugar >4g protein a carb to … Read More