Corn Dog Muffins From Scratch: So Easy You Can Skip the Box!

School started for my kids a few weeks ago and I am trying to find alternatives to sandwiches for their lunchbox. These corn dog muffins from scratch were incredibly easy to make and seem to be a big hit with everyone in the house.  You can 't go wrong with hot dogs and corn muffins, right?  Well, in an effort to make them a tad bit healthier I chose to use all natural hot dogs and make the muffin mix from scratch.  Homemade corn muffins really don't take much work to make and  you save a ton of money by skipping the boxed muffin mix.I … [Read more...]

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Blueberries, Pecans and Flax Seeds

This Easy Overnight Oats Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringYourBestBowl #Kroger #CollectiveBiasI have been working out almost every day for the last several months and you know what I have come to realize?  Exercise makes me hungry.  Not just a tad bit hungry, either.  We are talking 'get out of my way and let me into the pantry' type of hunger.  Since I don't always make good eating decisions when hungry (HELLO, package of chocolate cookies!) I am trying to make sure … [Read more...]

10 Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes I’ve Tried and Loved

I decided today that I needed to share some of the best healthy breakfast recipes that I have tried over the last year or so.  I am passionate about eating a healthy breakfast.  I think I am part Hobbit because I would happily eat second breakfast every day if I could.  Sometimes we eat breakfast for dinner and those are always well received by the kids.  Depending on the day of the week and my to-do list, sometimes my healthy breakfast idea has to be portable.  Some days I get to sit down to a full spread and relax while I eat.  I find that by … [Read more...]

Whipped Cranberry Butter Recipe

We are finally at the end of August here in Georgia and were blessed with a morning in the 60's last week.  That might not sound exciting to you but I am so sick of the heat and humidity that I actually DREAM about leaves falling off trees and opening up my windows again.  One of my favorite foods to enjoy during the fall is the tiny and oh so tart cranberry.  It is such an incredibly versatile food that I stock up every year at Thanksgiving when they go on sale.  Well, I am down to my last bag of cranberries so to make room for this years … [Read more...]

Breakfast Stuffed Arepa Recipe with Egg, Bacon, Avocado and Baby Greens

This Breakfast Stuffed Arepa Recipe is part of an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.My kids went back to school this week and I have started an early morning workout routine.  I am determined to start getting more exercise on a regular basis and since they are both gone by 7 AM I have no more excuses.  I don't eat much before I work out.  I may have a granola bar or a piece of fruit but not a whole big breakfast.  … [Read more...]

Sausage and Cheddar Corn Waffle Recipe

This Sausage and Cheddar Corn Waffle Recipe  is part of an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.My husband and I are early risers, even on the weekend.  However, my husband is NOT the type of person to jump out of bed and immediately start eating breakfast.  He prefers to be up and moving for a few hours before actually grabbing something to eat.  That means we often find ourselves eating 'brunch' on the weekend rather … [Read more...]

Italian Baked Spinach and Egg Recipe with Parmesan Cheese

Am I the only person who goes onto Pinterest looking for healthy recipes and then gets sidetracked by things like caramel brownies and fried icecream?  Here I am...just looking at beautiful images of salads and grilled seafood and then WHAM! I am drooling over espresso cupcakes or some such thing. Well, I finally conquered by Pinterest ADD!  I headed over there a few days ago for creative ways to get more dark, leafy greens in my diet and discovered a baked spinach and egg recipe that actually had me drooling!I have been trying hard to … [Read more...]

Almond Butter Protein Bar Recipe with Premier Protein

This Almond Butter Protein Bar Recipe has been sponsored by Premier Protein but all opinions expressed are my own. #MyGoodEnergy #TeamPremierI spend a lot of time in the 'healthy and natural' section of the grocery store.  This is good for my health but not always good for my wallet.  I tend to spend an awful lot of money on groceries when I really need to be making some of these things from scratch.  Protein bars are a great way to boost energy after a workout or fill up a hungry teenager after a busy day at school. Even starting your … [Read more...]

Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Pancake Recipe with White Chocolate Chips

Last week, my husband was out of town. As a result of his absence, I adopted the 'eat whatever the heck we want for dinner' rule.  I just hate going through a lot of work for a big dinner when it is just me and the kids eating!  One night, I decided we were doing breakfast for dinner and out of sheer laziness I grabbed for the box of premade pancake mix in the pantry.  Only to find it almost completely empty.  Great.  Now I need to find a pancake recipe that is quick and easy.  I also wanted to find one that added in fruit and nuts to alleviate … [Read more...]

Cranberry Almond Donut Recipe for a Valentine’s Day Treat

This donut recipe contains affiliate links.I am pretty sure that the smell of warm, yummy donuts is about the best aroma on earth.  We live right near a Krispy Kreme donut bakery and the kids love getting them on a Saturday morning for a special treat.  I decided to try my hand at making homemade donuts as a pre Valentine's Day breakfast.The donut recipes I came across online all seemed very simple so I bought myself a donut pan on Amazon and got to work!  If you would like to treat your kids on Valentine's Day (or any day!) I … [Read more...]