Gluten Free

Egg & Veggie Cups

Mondays and Tuesdays are low carb days for those of us on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, and I find that those are the days that I need meal planning more than any other. And, being that it falls at the beginning of the week, I’m in even more need for a grab-and-go option


Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

With Labor Day Weekend complete and the kids back in school, I am so ready to trade out bathing suits and flip flops for cozy sweaters and tall riding boots. Fall is my favorite season of the year but in recent years, it seems to only last a mere 2 weeks when the humidity finally

Grainless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Gluten Free

Grainless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

With my carb-cycling program, I am always on the lookout for recipes with high protein and quality carbohydrates. So when my friend, Sue Parke of Sparke Fitness, introduced me to this recipe from PopSugar Fitness for Vegan Nice Cream Sandwiches, I was immediately intrigued with using chickpeas as the dough base for grainless peanut butter


Product Review & Giveaway: Hemp Hearts

This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest through my affiliation with Sweat Pink.  I received the product for free in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own. Well, I just found my new favorite brekkie bowl add-in! My curiosity about hemp had been peaked for awhile, so I was really excited to

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Smoothie of Champions

I know I make grand declarations like this a lot, but THIS is truly my favorite smoothie! The MVP award goes to frozen mango, as I think that was the real game-changer for me. -1 frozen banana -2 huge handfuls of greens (I used an organic blend of spinach, kale, and Swiss chard) -1/2 an

Clean Eating

Brekkie Bowls

Think of it as a pre-blended smoothie, or a flat parfait. Start with a base of plain, whole milk yogurt (regular or Greek) or, if you’re vegan or dairy-free, an almond yogurt. Then build on with in-season fruits, nuts, seeds, and other nature-made toppings such as shredded coconut, lemon zest, or a sprinkling of homemade

Healthy Living

PFK Series 1: Sample Meal Plan

I am excited to team up with Produce for Kids and their healthy eating-focused campaign with ACME Markets that will raise funds for local Feeding America food banks, including the Food Bank of Delaware, Food Bank of South Jersey, and Philabundance. The Produce for Kids campaign offers ACME shopper in-store and online meal solutions, recipes, and

Clean Eating

Colorful Smoothies

The very base of every healthy smoothie is greens; such as kale, baby spinach, and/or Swiss chard. What happens too often though, is when the green mixes with the reds, blues, and purples of other fruit mix-ins, the result is an unappetizing grayish, thick liquid that sends any discerning child running in the other direction.

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Homemade GF Granola

I attempted to make homemade granola once before. I literally set off the smoke detector. And because we have The Nest, it texted a message to my husband at work that there was “smoke detected in the kitchen.” Thanks for telling on me, Nest. Today I was inspired to try making my own granola again

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I-Wish-These-Were-Samoas Cookies

I love me some cookies. And with the infiltration of Girl Scout cookies all over my social media feeds and outside my stores,¬†I am craving Samoas like nobody’s business this week. I appreciate that their organization has forayed into gluten-free offerings with their new Toffee-Tastic and Trios, but for the love of all things chocolate,

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Lemon Zest

Good morning! The secret to an invigorating bowl of sunshine is lemon zest! Plain Greek yogurt, banana, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and chia seeds. Something about the lemon just multiplies the freshness. Have a kickass Thursday!!

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Overnight Oats

I wasn’t going to bother posting overnight oats¬†on my blog since I figured so many others have before me, and it’s by no means my own recipe or creation. However, when I posted a photo of it on my¬†Instagram last week, I received so many great questions and comments about this tasty breakfast, I realized

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Grain-free, Sugar-free Protein Pancakes

I’ve been fiddling around with protein pancakes for well over a year now. I’ve successfully made my¬†Grainless Banana Pancakes¬†but I’ve grown tired of¬†their flavor, as well as their stickiness. Most people recommend using protein powder as an added “flour” but we¬†only ever keep chocolate protein powder in the house, and it’s not very often I

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Awesome Sauce Applesauce

I’ve been introducing solids to my 5 month old for the past few weeks. We started with avocado, and he has since successfully eaten bananas, sweet potatoes, and now this delicious applesauce. My first son got pre-packaged baby food from the grocery store because I was working 60 hours a week and any free moment

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No-Bake GF Vegan Brownies

I’m starting to question my ability to follow directions because every time I begin to make someone else’s recipe, I can’t help but go rogue and add, omit, or change amounts of ingredients. In the process, I find myself grinning in anticipation of whether it will be amazing or disgusting, like some crazy natural high!


Cool Fact about Navel Oranges

Cool fact I learned earlier this week: when picking out navel oranges, the bigger the “belly button” the sweeter the orange. I can confirm it’s true! I would’ve stayed away from one that looks like this before but I got 6 just like it and they’re so sweet and juicy!

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Grainless Banana Pancakes

Instagram has been a-flurry recently with posts of many variations of protein pancakes by all the clean, healthy, fitness warriors I follow. They are all my main source of inspiration so I wanted to get on board with this too since my son’s favorite breakfast is pancakes. I’ve had a couple of failed attempts over

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Eggs on Baked Avocado

Growing up, my ultimate comfort food was my Grandma and Mom’s poached eggs on toast. They would place two perfectly cooked eggs onto two slices of buttered, white toast and then cut it into a bunch of a little squares; somehow managing to get each glorious square drenched in gooey, yolky goodness! Being gluten-free for

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3 Simple (Filling!) Meals

Lately I have been using Instagram (@meroram) as an accountability diary of sorts by taking photos of my meals and commenting with the ingredients. People have been using Instagram for this very purpose since its inception, and I have to a small degree, but I’m trying to be more consistent with it. A few have