#pumpkineverything protein muffins

#Pumpkineverything Protein Muffins

It's October, so naturally I'm due for a delicious and super nutritious pumpkin recipe. Oh yes, count me in for this #pumpkineverything time of year! Pumpkin is the obvious superstar of fall. Go into Trader Joe's and you'll see aisle after aisle of pumpkin products - sauces, cereals, snacks, chips, teas, treats, and canned pumpkin itself. So why do we obsess over this special squash? For me, it's its creamy texture, rich taste, and nutrition value. It's the perfect butter alternative in healthy baked goods and flavorful addition to pasta sauces for my zoodles. It's also full of antioxidants  vitamin-A, C, E, and radical fighting B-carotene. Not to mention, this fall gift also contains folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin,

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I'm angry, I bake. When I'm happy, I bake. When I'm sad, I bake. When I'm anxious, I bake. So you'd think I'd have this long list of baking masterpieces I've created over the years. Well, there's a list but it looks a little like this: Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts You get the picture. I love a good, mindless activity when my emotions run deep. So, creating the same recipe over-and-over again (I don't even use measuring utensils anymore) is therapeutic for me. There's also nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie. Am I right? And my friend's,

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Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Pancakes

I admit, I am a breakfast food junkie. Oats and eggs have special places in my heart, but I am absolutely addicted to protein pancakes. I will gladly eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night sweet treat. They satisfy all my basic needs - 1) easy to prepare 2) filling 3)healthy 4) taste like dessert! What more could a girl ask for? I've outdone myself with this new protein pancake recipe. And I didn't think that could be done after concocting these Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes. I was inspired by Rootz Nutrition Chocolate Banana Nut Protein-Superfood powder. They sent me a couple samples and as soon as I opened the bag, smelled the powder, and tasted the stuff bare, my

The Best Flat-Tummy Breakfast

My breakfasts needs are pretty simple. Prep-less as I stumble around my kitchen before the sun rises searching through half-opened eyelids for coffee. Portable to bring to work with me, since I eat it after my morning workout. Sweet. I love starting (and ending) my day with something sweet. Filled with fiber and nutrients to keep my full and energized until my next meal. A good combination of protein and healthy carbohydrates to recover post-workout. If you're working your butt off (or on, I should say) at the gym and not seeing results, look very closely at your post-workout meal (or nutrition in general). It must improve my digestion, not wreck havoc on it. When the weather starts to get

The Best of Life in Spandex 2016

The Best of Life in Spandex 2016!

2016 in a one word description would be something like... changing. Maybe it's a part of being twenty-something, but I feel like I've seen some of the biggest changes in my life during the past couple of years. During 2016, I acquired my Precision Nutrition Certification, went through a major personal life change, and was awarded a promotion at my work that combines my passion for fitness with my knack for marketing. These pivotal moments of 2016 not only changed my life circumstance, they helped me grow as an individual. Change can be scary for a lot of people. For me, it's freeing. It's freeing to know that no matter what the circumstance, it can change. And not only can