Carrot Cake (baked oatmeal) to go!

uhmmmmm…. so awesome. Like these are delicious and I’m addicted. Let’s just start there. I’ve been trying to behave during the week and not give into my sweet tooth… so healthy baking that seems like its cheating has come to … Continue reading

Get STRONG for Summer

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Its that time of year again where we wear less clothing. We notice the extra pounds we’ve gained, and we aren’t feeling awesome in our clothes let alone the thoughts of a bathing suit. 

Or maybe you don’t have weight you want to lose, but you really wish you were a little more toned.

Whether you have 5…10…50 pounds to lose it can’t be done without making a commitment to get started. I’m hosting an ONLINE accountability group where we will set goals and help you feel your best this Summer. I’d LOVE to help you achieve your goals!

How does it work?

*You fill out this form so I can get to know you and your goals

*We talk about what the best workout & nutrition plan for you will be

*You commit to the challenge & invest in the program we decide will get you the results you want

*You work hard, show up daily & I  keep you accountable, cheer you on, kick your butt when necessary, and work hard right too right by your side.

*We reach your goals together and FEEL STRONG for Summer

Apply now so we can make a plan that fits YOU and YOUR GOALS ❤

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and getting you started on your journey. I’m so proud of you for taking this first step to having your STRONGEST summer yet!

xoxo

Abbey

Raw Chocolate Brownies

 

brownieslove baking, and even more so I love baking with the kiddos because I know how much I loved to do it when I was young and its served me well as an adult that can do a thing or 2 in the kitchen 😉 

Me & my mini chefs took on a raw ️chocolate vegan brownie endeavor even while I was holding my 12 week old nephew.

They had a blast and they gobbled up their brownie before it even had time to set up in the fridge. Its always fun to pick recipes with them that don’t involve the oven sometimes. It lets them do all the steps and I don’t have to worry about anyone getting burnt 😀

This recipe makes enough for 8-9 good sized servings so that you don’t have a huge pan sitting around to eat all on your own ((I’ve learned my lessons)). Although there aren’t refined sugars in this recipe don’t forget that dates and maple syrup are loaded with sugar so this is still an occasional treat, we just get some nutrition while we are treating ❤

Ingredients:

Brownie:

1.5c. pitted dated

3/4c. walnuts

3T. cacao powder

1t. pure vanilla extract

1t. water

1/4t. Himalayan Salt

1 packet plain instant oatmeal, unprepared

Icing:

2T. cacao powder

2T. pure maple syrup

1/2t. pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Place all brownie ingredients into food processor and process until smooth ball of batter forms. Lightly Grease a small baking dish (I used a rectangular 3 cup pyrex glass dish). Press batter evenly through baking dish using wax paper. Whisk icing ingredients together in a small bowl. Spread over brownies and refrigerate for at least an hour. Cut into 8 pieces and serve & enjoy!13059447_840307640594_2061529645_n

 

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Here is a great warm breakfast for a chilly morning. Quiona (pronounced Keen-wah), is an amazing food that will give you some power to start the day! Most people consider it a grain but it is really a seed. Its is … Continue reading

Wholesome Pumpkin Pancakes

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Wholesome Pumpkin Pancakes

I love all things pumpkin. Let me just get that out of the way first. This is a batter like my Blueberry Pancakes if you’ve made those before. I just made a few changes to turn it into an awesome fall breakfast experience! These pancakes are filling, don’t need any oil (because of the yogurt), have some veggies involved (pumpkin), and really aren’t going to put a wrinkle in your nutrition plan. You could totally use all whole wheat flour, oat flour, or whatever you want but the blend of half white and half wheat work well for pancakes. It keeps a nice texture and doesn’t have as harsh of a wheat taste. This is helpful with kids especially. Did I mention these are toddler approved?? I was watching 3 tots while I created this little winner. They gobbled them up!

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 c. all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2 c. plain greek yogurt (I use 2% FAGE)

  • 3/4 c. 100% pure canned pumpkin

  • 1 T. honey

  • 1 T. vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1-3 tablespoons milk or almond milk (if needed)

Mix dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk until smooth. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time as needed. Batter will be thick but we want it to be smooth and able to be scooped and dropped into the skillet. I usually end up using about 1 tablespoon-sometimes 2 depending on the weather 😉

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetStir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Grease (I use coconut oil) a griddle or or skillet stove top over medium heat (I do 350 on my electric griddle). IMG_9223Drop batter a scoop of batter and spread out a little  (batter is thick but we want it to cook through). Once bubbles start to come through the pancake it is ready to flip. Be patient, since the batter is thick this may take a couple minutes but its worth it! IMG_9225Once completely cooked enjoy with a little pure maple syrup.I love these pancakes! I hope you do too ♥ Let me know how it goes for you. IMG_9224

((NO GUILT)) Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Fall calls for comfort. I was really wanting some soup, but I was desiring a creamy, rich and awesome option. I have made some pretty bomb tomato soup before ((with cream cheese…eeeek)) and I knew that it had no place … Continue reading

Taco Time ((Homemade Clean Taco Seasoning))

Sometime last year I decided I didn’t want to use those little taco seasoning packets anymore. Most have preservatives, fillers, artificial colors, and more sodium then I’d like to see.  Plus its super easy to make your own. It took me … Continue reading

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

I’m a carbs for breakfast kind of person. When I have my coffee, I “need” some grains. Its just the way I feel my morning coffee should be paired. So the dilemma is finding ways to have the mental satisfaction … Continue reading

EASY Buffalo Chicken Tacos (Gone healthy!)

I’m a buffalo chicken lover.. actually even more than buffalo chicken I love eating that obnoxiously greasy far from “clean” buffalo chicken dip that you get a pot lucks and super bowl parties. Ya ya, I know I’m a nutritionist-we … Continue reading