Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls

Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls-these easy no-bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack for fall! They only take 10 minutes to make and are great for breakfast, snack time, or dessert. Energy Balls I love a good snack and energy balls are one of my g…

Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls-these easy no-bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack for fall! They only take 10 minutes to make and are great for breakfast, snack time, or dessert. Energy Balls I love a good snack and energy balls are one of my go to’s! My Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls are a…

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Next-Level PB&J Smoothie

Ever miss the classic taste of the PB&J sandwich of your childhood? I do — often. But I don’t always want a sandwich with all the bread. So, I remedied this problem with a smoothie. 
It hit me one day that if you make the strawberries int…

Next-Level PB&J Smoothie

Ever miss the classic taste of the PB&J sandwich of your childhood? I do — often. But I don’t always want a sandwich with all the bread. So, I remedied this problem with a smoothie. 

It hit me one day that if you make the strawberries into a compote first, it will intensify the “jam-like” flavors and send this 7-ingredient PB&J smoothie over the top. Hunch: correct. Let us show you how it’s done!

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Recipe | Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

When you puree chia seed pudding, it’s smooth and creamy, just like traditional pudding. I also added cinnamon and cayenne, because why not? It worked for my breakfast shake, and it works really well in this pudding too. Bonus: you can totally ha…

When you puree chia seed pudding, it’s smooth and creamy, just like traditional pudding. I also added cinnamon and cayenne, because why not? It worked for my breakfast shake, and it works really well in this pudding too. Bonus: you can totally have this chia seed pudding for breakfast. Breakfast pudding! We’ll live like kings!

Chia Surprise Muffins

Oh, I can’t keep a secret. The surprise is jam. Jam! There’s jam in the middle of these muffins. Surprise! I’ve been making these muffins every week or two for the past few months. I love them because they’re not too sweet (the …

Oh, I can’t keep a secret. The surprise is jam. Jam! There’s jam in the middle of these muffins. Surprise! I’ve been making these muffins every week or two for the past few months. I love them because they’re not too sweet (the older I get, the less I want super sweet food in the morning) and the jam is baked on the inside, so I don’t even have to get the jar out of the fridge. Convenient! These muffins are actually one of the first recipes I remember making. (Well, not these muffins, because back in the 80s, chia seeds were for sprouting on little ceramic heads, not for eating.) After finding my Aunt Darlene’s old copy of Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cookbook at my grandparents’ house, I relentlessly begged my Grandma to help me make something from it. Each time I visited, we’d make something different: a pie made with pudding and rainbow marshmallows (remember those?!), roses made from radishes, and Surprise Muffins. And then my Grandma let me keep the book. I’m not sure it was because I loved it so much (and I did) or because she was tired of me wanting to make […]

No-Bake Energy Bites

This No-Bake Energy Bites recipe is easy to make, full of feel-good ingredients, and irresistibly delicious! Friends, have you tried this no bake energy bites recipe? ♡ It’s one of my all-time favorite recipes here on the blog, and one that I’ve personally made about a zillion times since I first published it here eight […]

This No-Bake Energy Bites recipe is easy to make, full of feel-good ingredients, and irresistibly delicious!

Easy No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Friends, have you tried this no bake energy bites recipe? ♡

It’s one of my all-time favorite recipes here on the blog, and one that I’ve personally made about a zillion times since I first published it here eight years ago.

I love these little energy bites because they are easy to make with simply pantry ingredients that I almost always have on hand.  They are super easy to mix up and roll into cute little energy balls.  (Or if you would like to save time, you can press the mixture into a parchment-covered baking dish, and then cut them into energy bars.)  They are the perfect make-ahead recipe to keep on hand for healthy snacking or breakfasts.  And most importantly, they are just irresistibly good.

Over the years, thousands of our readers have made and loved this classic energy bites recipe too.  So I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try!

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Gingerbread Pie Crust

This is the Perfect Pie Crust for any fall-flavored pie or cheesecake. It will make your Apple Pie or Pumpkin Cheesecake over-the-top delicious. Your whole kitchen will smell like gingerbread cookies. It is easy-to-make, only 5 ingredients, gluten-free…

This is the Perfect Pie Crust for any fall-flavored pie or cheesecake. It will make your Apple Pie or Pumpkin Cheesecake over-the-top delicious. Your whole kitchen will smell like gingerbread cookies. It is easy-to-make, only 5 ingredients, gluten-free and vegan. What else do you need?  Hands up, who loves pie season? Me! Me! My husband...

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Yes, I am jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. I couldn’t resist doing a pumpkin recipe (it is fall after all) and if you do a sweet pumpkin recipe, you have to add pumpkin pie spice, right? This kind of reminds me of the time I accidentally w…

Yes, I am jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. I couldn’t resist doing a pumpkin recipe (it is fall after all) and if you do a sweet pumpkin recipe, you have to add pumpkin pie spice, right? This kind of reminds me of the time I accidentally wore the school colors on spirit day when I was in high school and I had to spend the whole day explaining to everyone that no, I didn’t have school spirit, and that the navy blue t-shirt I was wearing was just a coincidence. “Hey Kiersten, do we have a quiz today in biology?” “I DIDN’T MEAN TO WEAR THIS SHIRT TODAY! IT WAS AN ACCIDENT! I HATE THIS SCHOOL!” That was the worst day. Sometimes I throw things together just to eat, not really intending to blog about it; this is one of those recipes. I bought an adorable little pie pumpkin and made puree with it for another recipe and had just a little bit left, so I added a little almond butter and maple syrup, folded in oats and raisins and pepitas, put in a little sprinkle-sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, and rolled the mixture into balls. Random! But they […]

Seed Cycling Mixes (+ 10 Ways to Use Them)

Seed cycling. Ever tried it?
I first became aware of the idea that diet affects your menstrual cycle from the book WomanCode by Alisa Vitti, which (among other wonderful, helpful things) promotes eating certain foods during certain times of your cycle…

Seed Cycling Mixes (+ 10 Ways to Use Them)

Seed cycling. Ever tried it?

I first became aware of the idea that diet affects your menstrual cycle from the book WomanCode by Alisa Vitti, which (among other wonderful, helpful things) promotes eating certain foods during certain times of your cycle to improve hormonal health. Sign me up.

One simple application of this concept is seed cycling, which is essentially adding specific seeds to your diet at various times in your cycle to help optimize hormonal health.

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Easy 5-Ingredient Protein Bars (Peanut Butter Chocolate!)

Friends, behold: the easiest, most irresistible DIY protein bars on the block.
They’re salty, naturally sweet, and topped with (optional but not-so-optional) melted dark chocolate. But most importantly, they require just 5 ingredients, 1 food pr…

Easy 5-Ingredient Protein Bars (Peanut Butter Chocolate!)

Friends, behold: the easiest, most irresistible DIY protein bars on the block.

They’re salty, naturally sweet, and topped with (optional but not-so-optional) melted dark chocolate. But most importantly, they require just 5 ingredients, 1 food processor (or blender), and 20 minutes to make.

Let’s do this!

These protein bars are adapted from our beloved 5-Ingredient Protein Ball recipe and feature a few modifications and flavor swaps.

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