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Category: Snacks

Pumpkin Scones

It is still November, so I am still on the pumpkin train.  I hope everyone is getting excited for Thanksgiving this coming week!!  We just pulled our turkey out of the freezer to start thawing, so it is ready to go on Thursday.  Lots of savory cooking will happen in our house this week.  But we also enjoy the sweets that come with the holidays. These pumpkin scones have been on our morning menu for a couple weeks!   Scones remind me of when my husband and I first got married.  We would go on morning walks to a local bagel and coffee shop to have breakfast, but then before walking back home we would get these mini scones to share.  It is such a fond memory.  I am so thankful for my little family and my husband has always been my best friend, you know, the kind you are willing to share your yummy scones with 😉  I hope this week brings you all joy and I hope you like this recipe.  Happy Thanksgiving friends! Print Pumpkin Scones Ingredients 2 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour + 2 tablespoons, plus another…

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Back with a recipe today!  This week has been a busy one.  I had a slight head cold and work was just packed.  Some great things happened though.  At work specifically there were so many wonderful conversations with clients about being more flexible with food and seeing people feel more empowered is amazing.  This was also week two of my seminars on intuitive eating with Evelyn Tribole.  This weeks’ session came with a helpful exercise I wanted to share with you all.  Plus, I’ve got a very tasty snack or breakfast treat that is perfect for a cozy fall day. The idea of listening to our bodies seems difficult and maybe a tad hippie-hippie.  But turning inward is very possible, and really helps you let go of any previous rules and/or just negative thoughts about food and/or your body.  You don’t need anyone telling you what or how much to eat or exercise, you can just list to what feels good.  It does take practice, and it takes being able to listen. So the exercise: asking ourselves to tune in and feel…

Pumpkin Muffins

Do you ever just want to cook or eat something made with real flour and plain sugar?  On my journey to heal my relationship with food, I have been more aware of my true cravings and really noticed I have no intolerances to foods, none.  So I made “normal muffins” today.  I used ingredients I had in my home, I didn’t feel like experimenting ways to make them “modified” this time, I just wanted a simple muffin recipe using regular flour and regular sugar.  And we thought they came out quite good.  The recipes also includes a strudel topping that is optional, I’ve made these muffins with and without, and both are lovely.  The topping just makes them a little more festive and adds a texture element.  When I first started this blog, I felt an immense amount of pressure (put on by myself, mind you) to make foods that were trendy in the “wellness” world, I felt really boxed in.  I was in a different head space then, and just didn’t know what I know now.  The beauty…

Chai Spiced Snack Bites

Hello there!!  First off, I just wanted to say thanks for all the great comments and for reaching out about last weeks’ post on body respect!  I love the idea that some of these conversations resonate with you. Today I thought I’d would share a simple snack recipe, if you needed some more back to school ideas.  It features a homemade chai spice blend!!  Snacks are a must in our house.  I tend to get hungry between meals, especially at work when I am seeing clients all day and these bites are perfect!  The addition of chai spices really makes it feel like a special recipe too.  I love chai tea, I used to get it a lot last fall and winter; the coffee shop by my work had the spiciest version and it was just warm and perfect for cooler weather. This recipe is not meant to warm you up, just to really satisfy those taste buds.  It is no-bake, so that is always nice, and it is also great for the kiddies.  My daughter loves them, she particularly likes to pick out the oats and…

Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops

  Summer time is all about frozen treats and cool eats.  Food on a stick is also a fun favorite this time of year, Popsicles to be exact.  They are portable, fun to eat, and can be enjoyed poolside – all while keeping you cool.  We love Popsicles and last year around this time we made frozen yogurt pops, but this year we are sharing our frozen yogurt banana pops.   I made a version of these last year for Halloween and my daughter LOVED them, they combine some of her favorite foods/past times – bananas, yogurt, and getting messy while eating.  It is fun to watch the littles enjoy these, actually I just love watching kids eat in general.  They enjoy every bite, our daughter sometimes even does a little shimmy when she is really liking the food, and it is awesome. Speaking of our favorite little one, she will be turning 3 tomorrow, which is nuts.  So we thought this was the perfect dish for the weekend.  We are having some family members over and I know the kids will love these.  I also like that they are made of fruit…