Pumpkin Spice Latte

Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients 6 cups whole milk (I used whole) 6 cups of strongly brewed coffee 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup vanilla 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 cinnamon sticks Directions In your crockpot, combine the milk and coffee. Whip together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon. Pour mixture into the […]

Fit Foodie: Cooking down the cabinets

Here we are…in the beginning stages of our PCS, struggling to not emotionally eat all of our feelings BUT also to cook down what’s in our cabinets.  Some things I’m finding…well I’m not quite sure when those ingredients found their way in there but that’s a whole other menu planning problem.  Canned artichoke hearts…  Tapioca flour…  […]

Fit Foodie: No Griping.

Well, I got called out…by my kids. They have just been going along with the flow of our life now without really griping. I was figuring it was because what we were having for dinner was the stuff they liked only like hot dogs, spaghetti or tacos. Little did I know they just didn’t want […]

Fit Foodie: Run. Mom. Work.

I have spent the beginning of this year listening to three books; Running Like A Girl, Cultivate What Matters and Girl, Wash Your Face!  All the books headed in the same direction of focusing your energy.  Do you want to lose 25 lbs?  Focus on going and losing 25 lbs.  Do you want to learn […]

Fit Foodie: 2018

2018 has had a slow culinary start with Snowmageddon hitting coastal North Carolina.  I had no real desire to cook anything with what we had especially as that dwindled down after the kids being home for 20 days in a row.  I am not quite sure how we are going to make it through their teenage […]

Fit Foodie: Crazy busy

New scheduling and the holidays have made my menu plans really…well…meh.  I am struggling to remember to defrost meat before heading out for the first half of the day and then when I get back, I’m realizing that I simply do not have enough time to make it work.  One of these days I will […]

Banana Bread 

Banana Bread Our go-to banana bread recipe has been swapped quite a few times in the last 10 years.  Changes in ingredients.  Changes in ovens.  Changes in what we have available without me having to leave the house.  This one though…this has been the culmination of all of those recipes.  One monster recipe that we […]

Fit Foodie: Sweet Fix Bites!

I took 2 of our favorite recipes for chocolate bites and mix & mashed them together! Sweet Fix Bites Ingredients 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 2/3 cup nutella 3/4 cup pitted dates 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup raw pecans 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt Directions […]

Veggie-filled eggplant parmigiana boats!

Veggie-filled eggplant parmigiana boats Ingredients 1 Eggplant 1 cup of sliced Mushrooms 2 tablespoons of minced garlic Half of an onion chopped 1 cup of fresh spinach 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil 2 tomatoes chopped Olive oil 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese shredded Grated Romano cheese Salt and pepper to taste Directions 1. Frying […]