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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 →

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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 →

Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles-5

Naturally Sweet Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

Hey my sweet, sweet friends!I'm talking to the coconut bites, actually. These are my sweetest, most wonderful friends, especially when trying to cut back on the refined sugar sweets and still trying to LOVE LIFE. ♡But I'm also talking to you, because ... Read More →

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Chocolate Banana Naturally Sweet Ice Cream

Today's post is sponsored by a new favorite: ALOHA! This company makes delicious, wholesome, and beautifully designed products that are straight up inspiring for a healthy lifestyle. Can't wait to share.Okay, so this is ice cream.Bjork and I ... Read More →

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5 Minute Homemade Peanut Butter

You guys.I DID THIS.I made it. On my own, with, like, real peanuts.In five minutes and NOT EVEN JOKING.This is The Peanut Butter of peanut butters. It's peanut butter like you've never seen before. Or have you? If you've made your own peanut ... Read More →

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

All the good cookie eaters of the world!We were made for such a time as this.These cookies are soft, thick, bricks of chocolate chunks and buttery dough baked into a heavy, milk-loving cookie that is my most favorite chocolate chip cookie of all time. ... Read More →

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Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Well well well well well. What have we here on a Monday morning?To my hungry eyes, this looks like soft, sweet Medjool dates stuffed with creamy, tangy goat cheese wrapped in salty, smoky bacon and baked to crispy-soft perfection. And stuck with a lil' ... Read More →

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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 →

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins-8

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins made with wholesome whole wheat, frozen wild blueberries, and honey.And a spoonful of butter glaze to make the whole thing pretty.THIS IS REAL LIFE.We're not quite at the point yet where good blueberries are showing their little ... Read More →

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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 →

Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Bars

Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Bars

Fri-daaaay.Good to see you, old friend.I love my job (someone just seriously pinch me that THESE CHOCOLATE BARS ARE MY JOB), but even still, Fridays have some kind of magic in them.Friday night pizza is only a few hours away and I can stay up ... Read More →

Coconut Oil Apple Crisp

Coconut Oil Apple Crisp

This post is sponsored by my favorite beautiful, golden, always crunchy and always sweet Opal Apples.Pop Quiz: what's super cinnamony-cozy, made with wholesome ingredients (think oats, pecans, honey, coconut oil, and apples), and ultra joy-giving right ... Read More →

Grapefruit Mojito for Two

Grapefruit Mojitos for Two

I'm feeling the pretty pink love in the air!Not even because it's almost Valentine's Day (which I pretend to not care about but definitely do care about ♡) but mostly because these Pretty Pink Grapefruit Mojitos for Two have become a deliciously regular ... Read More →

Favorite Coconut Oil Granola

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

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 →

Extra Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies - just a few simple high quality ingredients for the MOST FUDGY brownies ever.

Extra Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies

Close up and in your face --> coconut oil brownies!I know, it's so confusing. But this is possibly my new favorite brownie recipe, says the girl whose best brownie recipe has historically been the Ghirardelli double chocolate brownie mix from a ... Read More →

Gingerbread Scones

Maple Glazed Gingerbread Scones

Is it just me, or is it a Maple Glazed Gingerbread Scones kinda day?These gingerbread scones are a) jumbo, because I accidentally made them huge - oops? b) soft and delicately crumbly like a good scone should be, and c) full of warm and wonderful ... Read More →

10 Healthy Holiday Treats - Great dessert options for those with a conscious sweet tooth.

9 Healthy Holiday Treats

Surprise!Just popping in on Saturday to share with you a little collection of healthy holiday treat recipes. Say what?  It's true. Since doing the sugar free thing for a full 60 days earlier this year, I am looking at the cookie eating season a little ... Read More →

Eggnog French Toast with Raspberry Sauce

Eggnog French Toast with Raspberry Sauce

Today's eggnog French toast happiness is sponsored by King's Hawaiian, makers of the yummy bread that got fried up into beautifully golden brown THIS.Raise your hand if you love eggnog! *ooh! me me me me meeee*When I think of eggnog, I think of ... Read More →

Holiday Cookie Baking Party

How To Host A Holiday Cookie Baking Party

Last weekend I hosted a cookie baking party.Wait, let me say that again. I HOSTED A COOKIE BAKING PARTY! Like the real, true, responsible adult that I am trying to be.I planned, invited, prepped, hosted, and managed six people baking holiday cookies ... Read More →

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Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Gin-ger-bread! Gin-ger-bread! Gin-ger-breeaaaaddd!Okay, maybe I did just go and make gingerbread in November. Maybe I did and maybe I like it.Before I get distracted talking about any other life thing, I want to say this: I LOVE THESE MUFFINS. I say it ... Read More →

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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 - made with a healthy coconut oil, pecan, and oat topping.

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 →

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Just let me tell you something real quick.Whole wheat cranberry dark chocolate biscotti with flecks of orange zest, raw honey in place of sugar, and a generous drizzle of dark chocolate are sitting nice and pretty on my plate (ahem, hand) this morning, and ... Read More →

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Halloooh!I'm still here! and so is this extra indulgent, feels like fall, crumb-heavy, spiced pumpkin coffee cake with a cinnamon streusel topping and a maple glaze. Ain't nobody messing around with this one. No way no how. Pumpkin coffee cake to the max ... Read More →

Healthy Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars

Healthy Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars

Hallo thare friends.No, sorry, I was talking to the healthy sea salt dark chocolate bars. Because a chocolate bar that is made with healthy ingredients (everybody say hiii to the friendly oats, coconut, nuts, and seeds) and wrapped up in peanut butter and ... Read More →

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

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

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 →

Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins

Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins

MUFFINS FOR EVERYONE!!!!Shouting is necessary because we've got good news over here: last week I took my most simplest and favoritest old fall-time cinnamon sugar apple cake recipe and made it into little - okay fine fine fine - HUGE whole wheat muffins. ... Read More →

14 Smoothies for an Instant Mood Boost | pinchofyum.com #smoothie #recipe

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 →

Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp

Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp

There are certain events in a person's life that call for blueberry crisp three times in a row.I'd like you to call one of those events to mind right now like right this very second, because you need this juicy sweetness in your life not once, not twice, ... Read More →

French Toast with Pear Chutney and Mascarpone

French Toast with Pear Chutney and Mascarpone

I can't even with this.This is whole wheat French toast with PEAR CHUTNEY and MASCARPONE. Do you even see that white melty creamy stuff on the French toast that looks like butter only better? Look at it and study it because it's how you're going to make ... Read More →

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

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 - hard to believe these sweet, moist, jumbo puffy muffins are healthier with whole wheat, olive oil, and no refined sugar! 280 calories. | pinchofyum.com

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 and a giveaway for a beautiful Nespresso Virtuoline System | pinchofyum.com

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 →

No-Bake Fruit Pizzas - nutritious raw ingredients and no refined sugar in these pretty little desserts! | pinchofyum.com

No-Bake Mini Fruit Pizzas

I have really mixed feelings about healthy desserts.That being said, today's dessert is a rock star of a raw dessert that closely resembles our family favorite, Fruit Pizza. There's no sugar cookie crust here - wahhhhh! But honestly, I'm going to blow your ... Read More →

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

THESE! FOREVER! I've fallen in love.You guys, I know you get this: I am majorly predictable at breakfast. Oatmeal for Breakfast Every Day is my rock solid permanent habit, which is about to make things interesting because we've got some new equally ... Read More →

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins

And the streak of new things continues with Caramelized Banana Can't Stop Love Them So Much Naturally Sweet Oat Muffins.But don't think I'm getting all crazy with the new because you know I like routine and familiar and predictability something fierce. As ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

And now I give you: Peanut Butter Banana "Ice Cream."Yes, unbelievable trickery.This ice cream is defined as ice cream by me even though it's actually kind of secretly NOT ice cream. But I mean that in the best possible way, if there even is such a ... Read More →

The Most Simple Green Smoothie - naturally sweet and full of green power wth just 4 ingredients. | pinchofyum.com

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 →

Thick and Fudgy Double Chocolate Cookies - so rich and decadent, it's like a cross between brownies, chocolate cake, and a big soft cookie. | pinchofyum.com

Thick and Fudgy Double Chocolate Cookies

I mean, we're talking, like, THICK. and FUDGY. A chocolate lover's utopia.These cookies are my chocolate dreams coming true right in front of my face. They turned out completely different than what I thought they were going to be, which is just par for the ... Read More →

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramel and Sea Salt - completely over-the-top gooey wonderful can't stop good. | pinchofyum.com

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie with Caramel and Sea Salt

Bjork has one single specialty when it comes to cooking, and its name is Ze Big Cookie.And yes, you do have to say ze. Bjork's rules.It's cookie dough (definitely not homemade) (wait. I'm talking about HIS version, not THIS version. stay please.) ... Read More →

Big Soft M&M Cookies | pinchofyum.com

Big Soft M&M Cookies

Friday. Weekly reflections. COOKIES. More specifically, big soft M&M cookies.It's been a long time since I posted cookies on the blog. Welcome back, old friends. My coworker Lori shared this recipe with me after I tasted one of her cookies and begged ... Read More →

Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds and Honey Glaze - extremely moist, bright flavor, and that glaze. ♥ | pinchofyum.com

Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds and Honey Glaze

Whatever you do, DO NOT imagine me taking down half of that muffin in one bite for picture purposes.Just don't even go there in your mind, because I was there in real life and it wasn't pretty. But it was delicious. It was stuff it in your face ASAP and ... Read More →

Bakery Style Blueberry Scones - crunchy sugaroutside, juicy blueberries + flaky tender inside. | pinchofyum.com

Bakery Style Blueberry Scones

Valentine's Day is killing me.Let me rephrase that: Valentine's Day on Pinterest is killing me.This year I'm either going to hand-sew and individually stuff a bag full of heart shaped tea bags, or leave hearts made of flour all over the yard that lead ... Read More →