Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce really wasn’t on my radar until I started doing more baking and wanted to use healthier ingredients to replace oils, butters, etc. Now that I make my own every so often, I remember how delicious it is and the best part is it’s SO simple to make! If I have leftover apples, I’ll whip…

Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Oatmeal Bake

Strawberries and cream is one of those combinations that just sounds delicious, doesn’t it?? As you can tell, strawberries are the fruit of the week and I’m finding so many amazing ways to use them – same as I did with pineapples last week! I hope you give this recipe a try – adding the…

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal

You’ve probably noticed that oatmeal is one of my favorite things – so easy to prepare, minimal ingredients required and infinite flavor combinations. This week strawberries were on sale, so (after buying 4 cartons!) I was determined to come up with something more exciting than just slicing strawberries into plain oatmeal and calling it a…

Pina Colada Smoothie

I wasn’t kidding about the pineapple posts – if you are sick of pineapple, don’t worry, next week it’ll be something new! The first thing that comes to mind when I think of pineapple is one of my favorite drinks – the pina colada! The first time I tasted one was in Mexico when I…

Pineapple Coconut Oatmeal

Pineapples were on sale this week and you better believe I bought 3! Expect a few pineapple recipes coming your way soon. There’s something wonderful about eating tropical fruits during winter – puts me in a such a good mood and makes me feel like I’m on vacation! With any of my oatmeal recipes, add…

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

You have probably noticed that anything I put on the blog is going to be as healthy as I can make it without sacrificing flavor – with that said, I want to set expectations for these muffins! They are delicious, chewy, sweet and tart – but, they are not the sugary, buttery muffins you would…

Double Berry Pecan Oatmeal Bake

As much as I love oatmeal, sometimes even 10 extra minutes before work is too much time to spare on breakfast. An alternative is an oatmeal bake – basically an oatmeal casserole – and they are the perfect solution and last all week when kept in the fridge. Just portion out a piece each morning…

Banana Bread/Carrot Cake Oatmeal

I had full intentions of making banana bread oatmeal this morning, but after getting samples of carrot cake in the market yesterday, I went rogue and combined the two. The final product is so delicious! As with any oats recipe, it’s not rocket science – feel free to add/subtract anything that you do or don’t…

Citrus Creamsicle Smoothie

This smoothie came together very quickly, but turned out fantastic! The color doesn’t do it justice, you’ll just have to try it for yourself. While I love putting greens in my smoothies, sometimes you want something a little creamier and decadent for the weekend. This fit the bill perfectly! Here’s how you make it (2…

Blueberry Cucumber Breakfast Smoothie

I’ve always heard that cucumbers are good in smoothies, refreshing, etc. etc. etc. but never gave them a chance because I thought their taste would be weird with other fruit and especially bananas. I had no idea what I was missing! I made this beautiful creation this morning and it’ll definitely be in the smoothie…

The Best Carrot Cake Muffins

I can’t stop making these – they are TOO good. I first saw a similar recipe in a London newspaper last summer and immediately knew it was one I wanted to try. I’ve since adapted it and love the final product! I’ve been making a batch a week – I have one for breakfast with…

Foolproof Overnight Oats

These have become a big thing over the past few years and with good reason. They are healthy, can be made in advance and portable (depending on what container you use) – that’s a winning breakfast combination in my book. You can find a zillion recipes online but I think it’s best to start basic,…