Pumpkin Bites with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin bites! Nibbles of pumpkin love! Little sweets of morning joy! I wish I could say I wasn't this shallow, but the prospect of eating about 50 of these little guys is singlehandedly what got me out of bed this morning. That, and the fact that I would ... Read More →

Coconut Pecan Cabin Granola

It's July 3rd! Almost July 4th! 🇺🇸 WHAT IN THE WORLD. I have no idea when or where that happened or, um, better question - what I was doing while it was happening? - but psh. No time for that on this Friday before the 4th. Here I am! Granola in hand, cabin ... Read More →

Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam

This post is sponsored by our friends at Bai5! We absolutely love their naturally sweetened, antioxidant-infused, yummy, fun drinks. Carry on and drink Bai! Voila! And just like that, there is homemade jam in my refrigerator. Happy times, happy ... Read More →

Frosted Blueberry Lemonade

Today's vibrant smoothie recipe post is sponsored by our good friends at Bai5! Bring on the healthy smoooooothies. So maybe I went ahead and jumped the gun on summer a little bit. April? I could have sworn it was, like, July or something. After a ... Read More →

The Ultimate Chocolate Granola

ohhhk. I am seriously bursting at the seams. With joy, I mean. With joy. Granola joy and dog joy. There are two really happy things going on in my life right now --> #1 - The dog. We have a dog! We have had our puppy for almost a week now, and ... Read More →

Simple Coconut Green Smoothie

Today's healthy glowing coconut green smoothie post is sponsored by my new friends at Bai5! You guys, I am on a green smoothie KICK. And when I say kick, I mean I'm in this phase where I'm doing a green smoothie every Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday ... Read More →

Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowls

Poof! Just like that, the inner goddess is back. Last time she brought desserts, and this time she's taken the form of vibrant mango raspberry breakfast bowls loaded with glow-worthy nutritious ingredients and topped with everything beautiful and nice, ... Read More →

Our Favorite Coconut Oil Granola

But seriously, you guys, it's so so so good. There is no other name for this besides OUR FAVORITE coconut oil granola. My favorite, Bjork's favorite, my friends' favorite, our neighbors' favorite. It's a deliciously golden, rustic-feeling medley of oats, ... Read More →

5-Minute Honey Yogurt Quinoa Parfait

This post is sponsored by my friends at General Mills just in time for their newest addition to the Big G cereal family: Cheerios + Ancient Grains! First things first: the red in those pomegranates just makes me feel all PARTY. Breakfast party? Extra ... Read More →

Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

You won't even believe this right now: IT'S SNOWING. I'm sitting on the couch and looking out at the world of white as the sun starts to come up in our little Yum Sweet Home neighborhood, watching the cutest kiddos run out to their bus stops with ridiculous ... Read More →

Five Minute Single Serving Apple Crisp

Dessert today is brought to you by those end-of-fall sweet, juicy, ruby red apples that are just completely irresistible. Organic Honeycrisp, I'm looking at you. Today these apples are coated in cinnamon sugar and conveniently topped with a healthy, ... Read More →

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Fluffy and satisfying, stuffed with apples and dusted with sugar. Is it possible to record someone saying that in a British accent and somehow make it my alarm clock? Siri, help a girl out. Recently I had this revelation: CARBSSS. I don’t mean to be a ... Read More →

Inner Goddess Chocolate Truffles

This is kind of the best chocolate healthy person life hack in the whole world. These naturally sweet whole food chocolate truffles are about to hit your mouth in their adorable little brownie-bite-esque form which is thee most perfect thing ever for an ... Read More →

14 Smoothies For An Instant Mood Boost

I drink smoothies like it's my job. Which it is, sometimes, sort of. Which is awesome. It's TGIFriday, and here we are on the cusp (<-- really?) of the end of summer holiday weekend. It seems only appropriate to get your and my wheels turning about some ... Read More →

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

O-la! Friends? Get yoselves ready because here come the Big Clusters marching down bloggy avenue. Your snacking, breakfasting, and crunchy-sprinkled-topping will never be the same. These are happy granola hailstones of epic peanut-buttery-delicious ... Read More →

Honey and Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini muffs! Like more PLEASE. They're big, puffy, and crackly on top, and beautifully moist and deliciously sweet inside, and perfect for all your Monday breakfasts and second breakfasts. And Wednesday lunches and post-lunch snacks and Friday afternoon ... Read More →

Milk and Honey Iced Coffee

This deliciously milky sweet iced coffee and giveaway brought to you by Nespresso. Scroll to the end of the post to pick an entry option so you can WIN one! Milk and Honey Iced Coffee: oh, you sweet, roasty, light, milky perfection. No, wait, just ... Read More →

Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

Good morning, egg lovers! Guess what though. I'm not actually an egg lover! HA-HA. Joke's on me. And that's why I love this creamy anytime egg and avocado toast combo instead. Let me just explain. Lately I've been trying to eat less refined sugar, and my ... Read More →

The 4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

This is the story of how I started loving dates. Not go-out-for-sushi-and-come-home-and-watch-reruns-of-the-Office-dates. <--- love those too, though, and are we the only people that watch series of TV shows that we like all over again? It's just so hard ... Read More →

Almond Oat Banana Crepes

Livin la vida crepes. ❤ Forever. Almond meal, ground oats, milk, eggs, and vanilla. That's this and this is that. Nutty, finely textured, barely sweet. HOW A-MAZING. I think I love these crepes so much because:: healthy-ish + tastes like dessert + is ... Read More →

Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Coffee + cream, vanilla overnight oats, an XL juicy red grapefruit, slippers and sweats for just ten more minutes, and it's a happy Monday for this teacher. But before I launch into telling you every little detail of my most obsessive breakfast to date, I ... Read More →

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie

I am drinking blueberries and honey like it's my job. Breakfast on the go is not really my thing, you guys. I've always been the kind of person who would forgo blow drying their hair before work in exchange for a full, warm, sit-down breakfast. At the very ... Read More →

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

The conversation in my head went something like this: I need a pumpkin muffin NOW. But that oil and sugar. Dern. And so began the quest for a healthy pumpkin muffin that still tasted like a yummy pumpkin muffin. The original version of these Maple ... Read More →

Zucchini Pancakes

I sorta miss my blog. I told myself I wouldn't do any regular posting during my 21-day eCookbook challenge to keep myself on task and increase my odds of finishing on time (which I still am, and I'd love it if you signed up to get an email notification and ... Read More →

Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Okay, well, I guess I can eat cinnamon swirl bread all day if I must. Because when that smell speaks to me, game over. Bjork and I have kind of a dysfunctional relationship with bread. I said WITH BREAD. Sheesh. No, seriously though. There's this thing ... Read More →

Papaya Mango Smoothie

It’s official: I’m hooked on papayas. Papaya smoothies, papaya in curry, papaya covered with brown sugar and lime, Thai green papaya salad (alright, so far that one just exists in my head)… but all around, sweet and savory and everything else, I am just ... Read More →

Double Chocolate Oatmeal

I've always been a dessert fan. Lover. Adorer. Obsesser. And by the way, spell check wants me to write that as Observer. Not a chance, spell check. Not.a.chance. It is a really bad and really good day when I wake up and see those chocolate cookies that I ... Read More →

Brown Sugar Apple, Wheat Berry, & Yogurt Parfaits

Normal people have hobbies like biking and scrapbooking and knitting. I have a hobby called loving pasta and dessert. And to offset that, I am developing a hobby called trying to eat healthy sometimes and eating new ancient grains. Totally normal. And I ... Read More →

Champorado {Chocolate Coconut Sticky Rice}

Today I was noticing something. Our fruit bowl is full, and guess what it's full of? Not mangoes, because I married a mango beast who finds a way to eat 3782 mangoes every day. It's full of apples and oranges. WHAT?! Who am I right now? I am living in a ... Read More →

Fresh Mango Lassi

I'm hunnnngry. All.the.time. I thought I was hungry in Minnesota, but dang. This new life in the Philippines has me eating at least 18 times a day. I'm blaming it on the sweltering heat and humidity along with a laundry list of other things, such as my ... Read More →

Berry Green Smoothie

Truth: I drink green smoothies. Truth: Bjork gets bugged out by green smoothies.  I pretend that he's immature and usually give a mini-lecture about the health benefits of green smoothies, which usually ends with him eating a whole box of Marshmallow Mateys ... Read More →

Healthy Double Chocolate Malt

I hope our new apartment comes with a blender because I plan to make these ultra thick and creamy healthy double chocolate malts every morning in the Philippines. Chocolate for breakfast yo. I've gotta be honest with you guys. Searching for a home ... Read More →

Blackberries and Cream Oats with Honey

This breakfast is my baby. Ever since February when I needed a break from those yummy pumpkin oats, I’ve been getting myself out of bed with this. Every.single.day. Reality check: I’ve been known to exaggerate on the blog and occasionally in real life, ... Read More →

Powered Up Pumpkin Oatmeal

Let me tell you what's powered up. Me getting half of my report cards done more than a week ahead of time. That right there is powered up. But in order to help you fully appreciate the sticky brown sugary yet wholesome goodness of this breakfast that ... Read More →

Brown Sugar Apple Bran Oatmeal

Remember that whole apple dessert for breakfast thing? It's become a more than just a Friday thing. It's an every day obsession. ... Read More →

Crunchy Pecan Granola

Completely unrelated to granola...It’s been a hard week. Thanks for all your kind words. And thanks for still checking in, even though things have been a bit unpredictable around here.Today, I’m thinking about my grandpa, but I’m writing about granola. I ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Banana Power Oats

I came home from vacation craving oatmeal. I’ve already been told by my husband that this is weird. Just let me explain myself. The only time I ordered oatmeal on the trip was during a breakfast-on-the-go stop at Au Bon Pain. But first of all, eating in ... Read More →

Waffle Berry Stacks

It’s hot. Like, 100 degrees hot. This is Minnesota - we are capable of handling cold extremes like nobody’s business, but the hot? I’m shriveling up like a raisin. That could have something to do with the fact that I work in a room that has no air ... Read More →

Coconut Peanut Butter Oatmeal

I eat oatmeal for breakfast every. single. day. Except on the days that I eat special things like this. But every work day, it’s oatmeal for this girl. What can I say - I love routine. And cheap breakfast food. I’ve gone through oatmeal-topping ... Read More →

Green Monster

Between Naked Juice and various health blogs, Green Monsters have been hot for a while now.  So as much as I’d like to take the credit for this genius idea, adding spinach to a smoothie is nothing new.  Except it is new to me, because I always turned my nose ... Read More →

Coconut Pineapple Orange Smoothie

This smoothie is going to take you places. If you’re like me, after just one taste, you’ll feel like you’ve been magically transported from here... to here. Oh, wait. Pinch me, because I might already be there. But I don’t want to leave ... Read More →

Caramelized Banana and Fig Oatmeal

It sounds a lot fancier than it is. I mean, who has the energy for figs in the morning? Confession: I’ve never even cooked with figs. I don’t even know if I have seen them in real life. Where does a Minnesotan buy figs in March? I don’t have the first clue. ... Read More →

Morning Grains

I don’t consider myself a garage-saler. If there’s one thing that annoys me, it’s random and useless trinkets. Well, that might be a little dramatic. There are other things that annoy me more than trinkets. That being said. I did go to a garage sale once, ... Read More →