Posts tagged ‘cranberries’

January 28th, 2014

Superfood Spinach Salad

by Chrissy

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Before I realized how easy it was to prep healthy salads for the week, Lauren and I would occasionally buy a salad or two from Trader Joe’s as a treat or when we had a busy week and knew we needed to take a healthy shortcut.

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I’m never really all that impressed with store-bought pre-made salads (unless they are from Whole Foods, which is unfortunate for the wallet), but there was one that I just loved. After eating this salad … Read more...

January 14th, 2014

Pumpkin Cranberry Scones with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

by Chrissy

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I love scones. Homemade scones to be exact. They are such a pleasant morning treat. In my scones, I always tend to go easy on the butter, so I can still feel great about eating half of the batch.

Pumpkin Cranberry Scones with Dark Chocolate Drizzle_LYK11

I realize that it’s not fall anymore, but let’s get real, pumpkin is always in season.

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Plus, I just found out that my fancy new membership at Restaurant Depot, allows me to purchase the largest can of pumpkin puree. Ever. So, … Read more...

May 7th, 2013

Baked Oatmeal Bars {with Dried Fruits and Seeds}

by Chrissy

Lauren and I love to start our mornings with a hearty bowl of oatmeal.

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And when we say oatmeal, we mean the real deal— made with rolled-oats, fruit, homemade almond milk, chia seeds, and a dash of cinnamon–not the Quaker oatmeal packets of sugary mush, stuff.

At this point, I don’t even think I could stomach one of those.

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It’s a perfectly filling meal and that will gladly coat your belly, sustaining you until lunchtime.

Dried Fuit and Seed Baked Oatmeal Bars_LYK2

Now, if you … Read more...

April 22nd, 2013

Breakfast Cookies {Gluten-free}

by Chrissy

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Whoaaaa, say what?! There are really cookies that you can eat, for breakfast??

Yes. The glorious answer is, yes.

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When I was a kid, I used to hope, wish, and dream that I could eat cookies for breakfast (It might have had something to do with this commercial). I tried with all my might and with all my greatest persuasion skills, to try to convince my mom to buy Cookie Crisp, knowing full well that although those weren’t real … Read more...

December 27th, 2012

Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

by Chrissy

While I am not the biggest eggnog fan out there, I certainly do love it in place of creamer for my coffee. And apparently, I now love it baked in muffins. I can only imagine what eggnog would taste like in pancakes…

Props to those of you who can chug a whole glass of eggnog…maybe I’ll be able to in another life. For now, I’ll stick to incorporating this holiday flavor into tasty treats.

If you are still harboring relatives … Read more...