Our Savannah Getaway!

I promised I would talk about Savannah this week and share all my photos so that’s is exactly what I will do! I had to sort through the massive amount of spanish moss photos to find the handful that I thought were the best. I just love spanish moss. And I loved everything about Savannah. It was such a fun city!! Everyone was so friendly and of course the food was on point. Not to mention the absolutely gorgeous scenery. I think my favorite part was all of the squares at almost every block. Every square was like it’s own little garden or sanctuary with usually some kind of historical monument or history behind it.

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Clean Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins

You need to make these muffins. Right now. That is if you happen to have four brown bananas on hand… it’s funny because once I realize we have bananas that are going to go bad soon I use it as an excuse to make some kind of banana bread or muffins. Typically I make a healthier version of chocolate chip banana bread (very similar to this recipe) but in an effort to keep it a little cleaner I omitted the chocolate chips and added some oats and peanut butter instead. And they turned out pretty awesome.

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Chicken Caprese Salad

I’m currently writing this post on the drive down to Savannah (SO excited for our weekend getaway) but doing this in the car is not easy. And not because I get motion sick or anything.. but because I can’t stand not paying full attention to the road even though I’m not the one driving. As annoying as it is for my husband (he should be used to it by now), I am totally a backseat or passenger, in this case, driver. You could be the best driver in the entire world and I would still want to stare directly at the road in the front of us and warn you of any brake lights ahead or anyone getting over in your lane. It’s just how I am and I can’t help it. So as I’m typing away I am also glancing up every once in a while to warn him of any possibility of danger or to tell him to slow down. And now that I’ve confessed that, you probably never want me to ride in your car, ever. I can understand that.

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Go-To Green Smoothie

I debated whether or not to post this. Because, well.. it’s a fairly basic smoothie. I’m pretty sure we all know how to make a smoothie nowadays. Just throw a bunch of different stuff in a blender and there you have it. But this is like my favorite green smoothie that I make almost every morning now. And since I like it so much I just figured I’d go ahead and share it in case anyone else was in search of a solid smoothie recipe. You can obviously change out the fruit and mix it up however you like but I usually stick to the same stuff every morning. It just tastes that good.

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Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes

Spaghetti squash is like the best thing ever. I remember the first time I tried it and I knew that moment that I was hooked. It’s very rich and starchy so it’s a perfect replacement for pasta. Something I make on a regular basis for dinner is turkey meatballs with spaghetti squash. Even though it’s probably one of the easiest meals I’ve made it’s definitely one of the best ones. You can basically just throw together what you have in the fridge with some spaghetti squash and chances are it will turn out awesome. I posted another great spaghetti squash recipe a while back if you want to check that one out too. And I’m sure there will be many more to come..

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Favorite Breakfast Casserole

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I know I say this in every post but this week is flying by! I think the busier I get and the more things I add to my plate the faster it seems like time goes by. Speaking off adding things to my plate, this breakfast casserole is my favorite.. as you can tell by the name of it. I’ve made it probably a dozen times and it never disappoints. I actually took this recipe from PaleOMG and modified it a little which really just means I added mushrooms, peppers and cheese. I don’t want to take full credit for this since I really didn’t come up with it but I just wanted to be sure I shared it with you because it is a favorite in our house! It’s perfect to throw together when you’ve invited friends or family over for brunch. It’s also perfect for you and your significant other to devour all by yourselves.. I am saying that because we have done that more than once. You’ll understand why when you try it.

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Vanilla Scones with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze

I wasn’t kidding when I said I would post some indulgent recipes here and there. I think we all need a little treat every now and then (at least I know I do). I want my blog and recipes to directly align with the kind of food I eat on a regular basis. As I’ve said before, I eat pretty healthy 90% of the time but I am a huge sweets person so I will treat myself to a sweet baked good every now and then. Do you ever watch Parks and Rec? It’s kind of like the ‘treat yo self’ days that Donna and Tom have every now and then. I think we all deserve a ‘treat yo self’ day every now and then. And if you have no idea what show I’m referencing, I highly recommend you go watch it. Now. 

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Greek Chicken Burgers

Is it really Wednesday already? This week has completely flown by and I find myself laying in bed trying to get this post done before I go to sleep tonight because I just realized what day it was.. that’s the kind of week it’s been. I was in Florida for the past 6 days with a bunch of friends for the Disney World Marathon. It was a blast!!! If you read my last post I talked about how I was nervous to run the half marathon because I hadn’t trained one bit. I actually did much better then I expected! All I know is I’m glad it’s over and I kicked butt! A majority of the group ran the full marathon and it was their first one. I’d love to run a full marathon some day but I think I just need to get over the mental aspect of it. I mean 26.2 miles?! That’s far. That’s even a far drive in my car!

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups

Are you like me and have a hard time figuring out what to eat in the morning? If you read my recent post on the pomegranate smoothie, I talked about how I am trying to focus on healthy, easy breakfast recipes. I think breakfast can be challenging one because not all of us have the extra time if takes to put together a decent breakfast every morning. Most mornings when I’m in a rush I end up reaching for a protein bar because it’s quick and gets the job done. Which is fine, but not protein bars aren’t  really full of all the nutritious stuff (except protein, of course) I should consume to start my day and I usually find myself hungry not long after.

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Ground Turkey, Kale and Sweet Potato Skillet

Happy New Year!!! 

I hope the first few days of 2017 have been great to you so far! If you read my last post I talked a little bit about our NYE plans. Well if you’re wondering, the fried turkey was a success! And oh the relief we felt. We were pretty nervous about it because it was our first time cooking a whole turkey (which is always intimidating) and also because it was our first time using the infrared fryer we bought. I have to say it’s a bit risky to decide to throw a dinner party where you’re cooking something you’ve never cooked before using a piece of equipment you’ve never used before to cook it.. but I had full faith in us and we pulled through! I also made the traditional New Year’s sides like collards, black eyed peas (with brown rice), cornbread and I also added in mashed potatoes. A true southern feast! I think this might be a new tradition. Bringing in the new year with really good friends eating really good food and having a really good time.. nothing beats that.

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