The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the pollen is floating through the air. All indciations that spring is on it’s way in Texas. After 2 weeks of intense rain (about 12 inches in 10 days time), a full day of sunshine inspired me to share another What I Eat in a Day. Continue reading “What I Eat in a Day 3”
Recently the “On this Day” reminder popped up on my personal Facebook page with a recipe that I used to make weekly for Husband. He was, and still is, a HUGE cereal fan and I was doing my best to wean him off of heavily processed cereals. I used to be a huge cereal-eater myself, but we don’t really need to rehash my Cocoa Puffs addiction, do we? Continue reading “Morning Muesli”
“Mommy?” my pajama-clad 4 year old asked with crazy bed head and sleep still in her eyes. “Can you please make me some purple oatmeal? Purple is my new favorite color.” Continue reading “Creamy Wild Blueberry Overnight Oats”
If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you know that I love me some potatoes. They are nutritious, filling, budget-friendly, and can be cooked in a variety of ways. From mashed potatoes, to fries, to stuffed (both sweet and savory), and even faux fried chicken substitute, potatoes are pretty darn amazing. Because of their endless versatility, I am bringing you another delicious potato recipe today. A concoction I like to call, the Fajita Burrito. Continue reading “Fajita Burritos”
Most days I go into the kitchen armed with my ingredients and plan of attack, and everything turns out beautifully. Then there are other times that the ideas in my head don’t seem to work out and I am forced to make things up as I go. Throwing food away is terrible for my budget, so it is a last resort. Thankfully we have a dog who is always willing to clean up my mistakes. Continue reading “Healthy Carrot Cake Bites”
My name is Alece and I am a nutrition nerd.
Oh wait. You already knew that? Silly me. I thought I hid it so well. Continue reading “Chocolate Blueberry Boost Smoothie”
While I was pregnant with my 3rd child, I had a huge aversion to eggs. Their smell, their texture, the fact that they came out of a chicken’s cloaca…all of it made my stomach churn. Even after she was born, the mere thought of eggs made me a bit queasy. I still dutifully made them for my egg-loving family several mornings a week, however, I have been sans-egg for almost 5 years now. So when we switched to a plant based diet, “giving up” cholesterol-filled eggs was no big deal for me. Continue reading “Protein-Packed Bean Scramble”
Growing up we always had big holiday dinners. All of the extended family on my dad’s side would gather at my grandparents house for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve for a very traditional meal. Turkey, Honey Baked Ham, rolls, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing (well, “dressing” since it was never inside the turkey), creamed corn, candied yams, pumpkin pie, and hot apple cider were always on the table, accompanied by the traditional sweet pickle and olive plate. Even as an omnivorous child, however, I never quiet enjoyed the meat dishes, unless they were drowned in gravy (or my case, ranch dressing). I was all about the carbs. Continue reading “Granola Stuffed Sweet Potatoes”
As fall begins to feel more like, well, fall, I find getting out of bed to be hard. Don’t get me wrong. Since I quit coffee, I feel more awake and alert in the morning than I have in years, it’s just the actual standing up from my nice cozy bed when the alarm goes off to be the issue. Once I drift off to sleep it’s as if the blankets and pillows adopt me as one of their own, never eager to allow me to leave. Continue reading “Vanilla Maple Overnight Oats”
It is officially autumn in the United States. Cooler days, crisp air, beautiful foliage, and family gatherings all signal it’s arrival. The world seems to slow down ever so slightly in the fall before the deep freeze of winter lays a glistening blanket of white snow over the sleeping land.