Monday, October 5, 2015

The Food Dare {A Book Review}

For the past year I have been on a quest to eat as healthy and clean as I can
80% of the time.  Do I eat cupcakes?  Of course.  But for the most part
when I crave something sweet I have a small piece of dark chocolate or a
granola truffle.  It's all about balance!

I recently read the book The Food Dare by Lindsey Banks.
Basically in The Food Dare, Lindsey dares you to live a healthier life and
suggests to you to one thing you can do every day to get there.
I like this approach.
Baby steps.

The Food Dare is not a diet.  It's about enhancing your diet with healthy,
whole foods one day at a time.  It's about making small changes daily so that you can
maintain a healthy lifestyle for the long run.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Barn Sale at Spring Creek Roller Mills

Over the weekend I went to the cutest little fall celebration called the Barn Sale at Spring
Creek Roller Mills.  This is the second year I have attended this event and I just love it!

The Barn Sale is a small collaboration of local food and craft vendors with a vintage vibe.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Blueberry Hemp & Flax Muffins

I've been trying to plan ahead and make healthy snacks to take with me to work.
I love me some Larabars and Kind Bars, but they can get expensive every day!
Homemade muffins can be a healthy snack if you use the right ingredients and
that's just what I did with this recipe for Blueberry Hemp & Flax Muffins.

Healthy Blueberry Hemp and Flax Muffins

Have you tried hemp seeds yet?  I love these hemp hearts from Manitoba Harvest!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lentil Soup with Yogurt Cornbread Mini Muffins

I guess I have to accept the fact that summer is over in just two days.
Sad, but true.
I'm going to miss my evening uniform of shorts and tank tops, warm evening
exercise walks, lounging by the pool and all of the fresh berries and garden veggies.
Oh and the zinnias.  I'm really going to miss them!

Lentil Soup with Yogurt Cornbread Mini Muffins

But on the bright side it is pumpkin, scarf, boots and soup season. So yay for that!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What's In My Make-Up Bag

Hi friends!
Let's talk about something other than food today.
Are you cool with that?
Okay good.
I thought we would play a little game called what's in my make-up bag.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

I'm on a smoothie drinking kick and I can't stop, especially since I have a
new, pretty pink Shake It® Shaker! This shaker is so fun and I love the
bright pink! It's perfect for smoothies on the go! If you're not partial to
pink like me, the shaker is also available in black and white.

Shake It Shaker

Today's smoothie is an Oatmeal Cookie smoothie made with Kura protein powder,
oats, almond butter and more.  This may be my new favorite smoothie, it's that good!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups & A Giveaway

Have I told you lately how much I love oatmeal?
For real.
I LOVE oatmeal!
It's delicious, warm and so comforting!

My breakfast most mornings consists of breakfast tea and oatmeal with fresh berries,
almond butter and flax or chia seeds.  Or a smoothie, but I add oats to most of those :)
I love it so much that when I travel I pack my own DIY Travel Oatmeal to make in the
hotel. Now I don't have to make my own because Bob's Red Mill does it for me!