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5-Minute Raw Granola Power Bowl

Mornings are busy for most of us. As much as I would love to start the day with a relaxing yoga routine, followed by a shower and a slow breakfast with coffee and a good book, that’s never the case. My mornings usually start at 5:45 am with a quick shower, 15 minutes of putting minimal makeup and trying to tame my curly hair (then giving up and wearing the same messy ponytail), dressing up in the same old clothes for work, then eating a quick breakfast while answering emails. I then pack a quick lunch, put my coffee in a thermos and run out the door by 7:00 am. It’s real life. These fast mornings don’t allow for complex breakfasts, such as pancakes, waffles, steel-cut oats, omelets or frittatas. No…

Cozy Carrot Cake Oatmeal

My new favorite breakfast? Carrot cake oatmeal.  If you love carrot cake or if you’re trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, you need to try this recipe! Actually, even if you’re just looking for a new breakfast idea, you need this recipe in your life. One bowl holds one whole carrot or half a cup of shredded carrots. See? You can add one serving of vegetables to your day by eating a delicious bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Take that, green smoothie! Another thing I like about this recipe? Carrots add volume, which means more goodness without much more calories… I always have a big appetite in the morning, so the more, the better! On another note, how was your second week of 2017? Mine was very busy. I started the second…

Hearty Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Now I know these aren’t exactly the kind of cookies you’re looking for during the holidays, but don’t turn them down just yet! It might be December, but we still have 3 weeks before Christmas, so it would probably be a good idea to continue eating healthy for a bit. That way, you can indulge in your favorite treats around Christmas without gaining an extra 10 pounds in December.   So today I’m not sharing Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles (these will come later), but I’m sharing healthy breakfast cookies! Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast!?  These little cookies are packed with nutrients. One cookie contains healthy fats and 3 grams of protein and fiber, all under 112 calories. So it’s totally appropriate to eat 2…

The Best Sugar-Free Apple Crisp

October is almost over and if you’re like me, you’re probably searching for ways to use up all the apples you picked this fall. Apple crisp is always my go-to. I hesitated to call this recipe “the best” because first of all, I’m not that confident in myself and second of all, it’s based on my opinion. However, when I tried to find a sugar-free version, I wasn’t surprised to find that every recipe contained either artificial sweeteners or maple syrup/honey. I don’t like the term sugar-free for that reason. Every time I see a sugar-free recipe, it either contains artificial sweeteners or maple syrup and honey. They might not be “refined sugars”, but they’re still very sweet, which would trigger my cravings…

Caramel & Coconut Latte Overnight Oats

Here I am, writing on a Saturday again!  This internship is certainly keeping me busy during the week. I woke up at 4:45 in the morning for the last few days (including this Saturday!) for a big catering event. Yup, I’ll enjoy sleeping in tomorrow… By that, I mean waking up at 7 am without an alarm. The problem with being a morning person!  Other than the lack of sleep, I’m really enjoying my experience so far! I’m starting my internship with 11 weeks of food service management in the hospital. Then, I’m doing 18 weeks of clinical nutrition. During those weeks, I’ll be doing many different rotations, including diabetes, tube feeding, rehab, renal, neurology, cardiac, plastic surgery, burns, pediatrics, obstetrics (I’m so excited…