• Healthy Breakfast Foods

    Protein Balls: 9 Easy Recipes

    Hey friends! Haley here – today we are talking about PROTEIN BALLS! You may know these nutrient-packed snacks by one of their many other names – protein bites, energy balls, energy bites, power nuggets… Over the past few years, Protein Balls have become quite the rage among health and time conscious individuals. They are a way to get a quick fix of food/energy that will sustain them throughout a workout or period of the day. You can find hundreds of recipes online for all different snack variations. Bake, no-bake, vegan, gluten free, paleo – the list goes on! I have seen hundreds of recipes for protein balls posted all over…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides

    Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad

    So the other day I was at the grocery store – surprise surprise – and I started craving something fresh. Now this IS a surprise! Usually, I crave carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Yes – I buy the good stuff. But if I was really buying to my cravings, my purchases would most often consist of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, and french bread. Yes, indeed – I do love me some carbs. Anyway, I must have been low on vitamin C or vitamin K or something – because all I really wanted was a whole bunch of tomatoes! Like who am I? So I got thinking –…

  • Breakfast Food,  Desserts

    Easy Caramel Sticky Buns

    During the summer, I have a few pretty standard meals that I rotate through for breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, fruit, smoothie, etc. Pretty much anything that is light, cool or refreshing. These items are all easy to put together fast and great on the go (except cereal – that is not easy on the go – unless you eat it dry). But as the weather gets colder, my cravings at breakfast totally change. I want warmth. Rich flavor. Something to wake me up and prepare my body to brave against the cold day ahead. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal – warm, delicious items that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside and out!! However, there is one item that…