Posts tagged ‘coconut oil’

March 27th, 2014

Almond Joy Protein Bars {No-Bake!}

by Chrissy

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These days, I need all the little on-the-go snacks I can get my hands on. I’ve been working like a mad woman, running around like crazy trying to finish out the transition from my old job to the new gig, of owning my own business.

In short, these little protein bars are the perfect energy source to keep me going.

Almond Joy Protein Bars_LYK3

I don’t know about you, but the chocolate, coconut, & almond combo is one that I can’t resist. Just writing … Read more...

December 2nd, 2013

Smoked Paprika & Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds {toasted w/ coconut oil}

by Chrissy

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I’m about to head out on a much needed vacation with no agenda besides rainforest adventures, surfing, monkey-ing around (literally, I plan on sneaking a pet monkey back to San Diego), beach-bumming and relaxing. I couldn’t be more excited!!

Soon, I’ll be reunited with my amazing little sister, Sarah, who has been studying abroad there since August. Plus, my main man is coming along for all the fun…and the surf, mainly the surf, if we were being honest.

Smoked Paprika Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds_LYK6

With 10 … Read more...

October 25th, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Chrissy

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These cakey, pumpkin, chocolate-laden cookies might be my favorite part of Fall!

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I’ve already made 3 batches. That’s like over 100 cookies. And I can grantee I’ve personally scarfed about 20 of them. Probably more, but that’s something I’m not willing to admit, until another batch is made.

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So far, this season has been super busy. But since these are so easy to make, they keep well for about a week (if they last that long), and they bring huge … Read more...

October 17th, 2013

Toasted Coconut Chia Chai Banana Bread

by Chrissy

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Sometimes you have some pretty gnarly ripe bananas, but just don’t feel like making plain old banana bread with them, it’s time to get crafty. I like to change up the banana bread flavor, quite often. Here’s proof:

Mango & Chocolate Chip

Healthy Cranberry Flaxseed

Almond Joy

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Bread 

Healthy Banana Carrot bread with Cranberries

And a personal favorite: Dark Chocolate Banana bread w/ Coconut

DIY Coffee Canister_LYK

Besides getting crafting with banana bread, I got a little crafty with … Read more...

September 10th, 2013

Mustard & Apple Cider Vinegar Brussels Sprouts

by Chrissy

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Finally getting back into the swing of things after Cabo, I have attempted to feed my belly something other than chips, guac and margaritas. I needed to make something easy and healthy, since it was a little tough to wean off of the glorious Mexican food and drink, and I’m pretty sure that I am still in vacation mode.

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Roasted brussels sprouts did just the trick. They are simple to make and they are also a healthy, substantial side. … Read more...