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Sticky Salted Caramel Oatmeal

All I can say is WOW! This oatmeal is unlike any I have ever tasted before! So yummy and rich, this may be your new favorite breakfast! Not to mention all natural and fueling goodness! 

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Sticky Salted Caramel Oatmeal

  • 2 prunes
  • 8 cashews
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/8 tsp. flaked salt
  1. In a food processor, add all ingredients except oats, and pulverize until it forms a  smooth mixture
  2. Cook oats in microwave with 3/4 cup of water for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add caramel mixture to oats.
  4. Enjoy! Top with pecans and a prune heart if desired!

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Health Benefits

  • Healthy fats 
  • Protein
  • Natural sweetness
  • Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
  • Fiber
  • No preservatives

WIAW: Eggplant, Salmon, and Squash

Originally posted on The Athletic Avocado:

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Breakfast was the norm: Oats with coconut flour, pumpkin, egg whites, pepitas, baked apple, cinnamon and chocolate chips. never gets old!

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Lunch: was a salmon burger topped with salsa and mustard! Delicious! Also had 1/2 a sweet tater and some cubed butternut squash topped with salt and pepper. A dorm room meal at it’s finest!

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Snack: I may or may not have had 2 Large Iced Coffees with almond milk at Dunkin Donuts, don’t worry though, they were both decaf! I am extremely sensitive to caffeine in that it makes me lethargic and dizzy!

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Dinner: Super duper delish roasted eggplant topped with the world’s best pasta sauce (from the Cortese restaurant) and some awesome Italian-style chicken meatballs from alfresco!Yum!

Snack:a bowl of greek yogurt mixed with PB and pumpkin granola!

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Thanks to Jen for hosting!

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All Things Apples: Easy Healthy Recipes Made with Fall’s Favorite Fruit!

Who doesn’t love a nice crispy juicy apple picked from a giant apple tree on a chilly fall day?  Apples are the season’s official unofficial fruit.  Whether they are baked into an apple pie, dipped into caramel, or just eaten plain, they are simply delicious.  I would love to share some easy healthy apple recipes with you guys.  They are perfect recipes for when you have apples in abundance!

 

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Inside Out Caramel Apples

Serves 1

  • 1 apple, hollowed out
  • 6-7 dates soaked in water for at least 2 hours
  • 1 tsp. honey/agave
  • 1/4. tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 Tbsp. shredded coconut
  1. Drain dates and place in food processor with cinnamon, honey and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  2. Fill apple with date mixture. Top with walnuts and coconut.
  3. Enjoy!

 

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Apple Pie Breakfast Pizza

Serves 1

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 egg ( of flax egg)
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Toppings

  • 1 apple, sliced and baked in microwave with cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. greek yogurt/ soy yogurt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine ingredients except toppings in a bowl. Blend well and place on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spoon into a circle pizza crust shape. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until crust is done.
  3. Add toppings onto crust.
  4. Enjoy!

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Easy No Sugar-added Apple Cinnamon Granola

Serves 4-6

  • 2 cups dry oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
    1. Line a Jelly roll pan with parchment paper, place oats on parchment paper and toast oats for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. 2. All oats to cool and mix all the other ingredients with the oats on the parchment paper, bake for 20 more minutes, or until crunchy. 3. Allow to cool and eat with yogurt, milk, fruit, etc! 4. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Apple Pie French Toast

Serves 2-3

6 slices Thin Slim Bread/GF/ ezekiel/ whole grain bread
1 egg, whisked
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. apple sauce
2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
Filling

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese/ greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree.
  1. In a shallow bowl, combine egg, cinnamon, vanilla, apple sauce and pumpkin puree. Mix well.
  2. Spray cooking spray on a skillet heated on medium-low heat.
  3. Dip slice on bread in egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides well.
  4. Place slice on skillet and cook like you would normal french toast, flipping once the first side is brown.
  5. Repeat with remaining slices.
  6. Place chopped apple in a bowl and mix with cinnamon. Microwave for about 2 minutes, or until apples are soft. Add remaining ingredients to bowl and mix well.
  7. Divide filling among 3 pieces of french toast. Add remaining slices over top the filled ones.
  8. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Caramel Apple Napoleons

Makes 2 Napoleons

Crust

  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. honey/agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
    1 egg white, whisked (or flax egg for vegan)
    1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
    Filling
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 raisins, soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 1/2 greek yogurt/ soy yogurt/coconut cream
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients for crust in a medium bowl. Stir well, or until mix is completely combined and smooth.
  3. Spray cooking spray on a jelly roll pan. Spread crust mixture thin on bottom of pan.Bake for about 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
  4. Combine apple and cinnamon in a small bowl and microwave for about 3 minutes, or until apples are soft.
  5. Drain the raisins and place in a food processor. Blend for about 30 seconds, or until raisins are a paste.
  6. Let crust cool and cut into 6 even rectangles.
  7. To assemble place on rectangle on the bottom then layer with greek yogurt (about 2 Tbsp.) and apples. Then top with another rectangle with more greek yogurt and apples. Then add another rectangle and add caramel (raisins) and walnuts on top.
  8. Repeat with remaining ingredients for the second napoleon.
  9. Enjoy!

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Apple Pie Layered Oats

Serves 1

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 large apple, cut up into small pieces
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. honey

1. Cook oats and honey with 1/2 cup water and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes or until fully cooked

2. In a separate bowl, microwave apple pieces and cinnamon

3. In a bowl or glass jar, place 1/2 of oatmeal on bottom

4. Top with 1/2 the baked apples

5. Place 1/2 yogurt on top apples

6. Place rest of oats on top yogurt

7. Place rest of apples on top of oats

8. Put rest of yogurt on top.

 

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Cinnamon Apple and Pumpkin Butter Custard Muffin Cups

Makes 6 Muffins

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 egg whites, whisked (or flax egg for vegan)
  • 1 Tbsp. no sugar added pumpkin butter (I used kauffmans)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • one apple,chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
  3. In a seperate bowl, combine wet ingredients, mix well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth and equally blended.
  5. Place batter equally among 6 muffin cups lined with cupcake liners.
  6. combine apple with cinnamon and place on top of batter.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until muffins are done (they should be a little soft in the middle).
  8. Enjoy!

Check out other Apple Recipes from awesome Bloggers:

Paleo, Gluten-free Caramel Cupcakes from Hungry Healthy Girl

Apple Enchiladas from Chocolate Covered Katie

Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby from the Lean Green Bean

No sugar added Apple Butter from the Detoxinista

Apple Cinnamon Banana-Nut Muffins from Peas and Crayons

WIAW: Eggplant, Salmon, and Squash

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Breakfast was the norm: Oats with coconut flour, pumpkin, egg whites, pepitas, baked apple, cinnamon and chocolate chips. never gets old!

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Lunch: was a salmon burger topped with salsa and mustard! Delicious! Also had 1/2 a sweet tater and some cubed butternut squash topped with salt and pepper. A dorm room meal at it’s finest!

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Snack: I may or may not have had 2 Large Iced Coffees with almond milk at Dunkin Donuts, don’t worry though, they were both decaf! I am extremely sensitive to caffeine in that it makes me lethargic and dizzy!

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Dinner: Super duper delish roasted eggplant topped with the world’s best pasta sauce (from the Cortese restaurant) and some awesome Italian-style chicken meatballs from alfresco! Yum!

Snack:a bowl of greek yogurt mixed with PB and pumpkin granola!

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Thanks to Jen for hosting!

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P28 Products Review + Recipe!

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WOW is all I can say about P28 products!  Super high in protein with no artificial flavors or ingredients.  I was lucky enough to receive a sample of a bagel, flatbread, toast, and all flavors of their nut butters.

Nut Butters

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All are the same amount of calories and fat as regular pb (about 200 cals and 13 fat grams), but a heck of alot more protein (14 grams) per 2 Tbsp.

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All these flavors were AMAZING!  They are so unique and creative and jam-packed with flavor!

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Different flavors:

White Chocolate Peanut Butter:  OMG I think I just died and went to heaven!  Definitely the best flavored pb I’ve ever had.  Just the right amount of white chocolate without being overpowering.

Original Blend:  This one has to be tied with the white chocolate pb for the best flavored pb I’ve ever had.  It is basically tastes like cinnamon raisin, only one million times better!  It is a mix of almond and peanut butter, cranberries, sunflower seeds , honey and flax.  So satisfying for a sweet tooth!

Banana Raisin:  Such an awesome banana flavor!  It taste so natural.  I have to admit though that I could really taste the raisin in it (maybe because I’m flavor challenged) , but still a great flavor.

Peanut Butter:  Tastes exactly like natural peanut butter should taste.  Great for when you want some regular  pb. 

Almond Butter:  Taste exactly like natural almond butter.  Great alternative to pb.

Use an P28 Nut Butter Flavor to make this awesome recipe:

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 White Chocolate Nut Butter Apple Crumble

Serves 1

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. oats
  • 1/2 Tbsp. P28 white chocolate peanut butter ( or any other flavored nut butter)
  • 1 tsp. agave/honey
  1. Mix apple with chocolate chips and cocoa powder in a bowl.  Microwave for a minute.
  2. Mix in nut butter, agave and oats.  Microwave for another minute.
  3. Enjoy!

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Moving on to the Protein Breads:

Flatbread:  This is literally the best flatbread I’ve ever eaten!  So filling and delicious!  I was only able to eat half of eat because it was so big!  Its sorta chewy like a thin pizza crust, but folds very nicely.  It packs 28 grams of protein in one flatbread!  I enjoyed it with some eggs, black beans, mustard and salsa to make an egg burrito!

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High Protein Bread:  The texture and flavor was similar to that of whole wheat bread.   Fluffy on the inside and chewy on the outside. Great alternative for people who need to add more protein into their diets. Packs an outstanding 28 grams of protein per two slices!  Perfect to use for my French Toast Roll-ups!

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High protein Bagel: Absolutely adore the texture on this one!  Slightly chewy but fluffy at the same time! It can be amazing for both a sweet (think peanut butter and dark chocolate chips) and savory topping (think peppered eggs with fresh salsa)! This beauty packs 28 grams of protein!

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Recipes to try using P28 Products

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WIAW: Brinner

Happy Wednesday! Welcome to my wonderful day of eats! Hope you enjoy! Thanks To Jen for hosting! :)

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Breakfast today was some plain greek yogurt mixed with pumpkin, apple sauce, agave, cinnamon and granola, perfect for fall.

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Lunch was a good ole’ taco salad, my favorite thing to get from the Hub. Shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives, roasted veggies, salsa, grilled chicken and of course, guacamole. This is the best!

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Made a new recipe  for dinner. Well, brinner. Pumpkin Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast, nuff said.

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Night Snack was Vanilla-Maple Arctic Zero (literally the best stuff ever!) topped with some chopped nuts, chocolate chips and Earth Balance Crunchy Coconut Peanut Butter, This was the most amazing combo ever! 

Have a great day!

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Perfect Fall Breakfast: Pumpkin Apple Pie French Toast

I love everything about fall, but mostly the flavors that come along with it.  Lets be honest here, apples and pumpkin have to be at the top of the list when it comes to fall favorite flavors!  I wanted to make a recipe incorporation both of them because why not?  The result is a delicious unquie take on a breakfast classic, French toast.  this is completely healthy and filling!  No added sugar or cream or crap or artifical stuff here!  I made this using ThinSlim bread!  Only 50 calories per slice and no artifical ingredients!  No preservatives and Non-GMO!   And for all you clean eating college students out there, this beauty was made in my dorm room!

Click HERE to get your Thin Slim Products!!

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Pumpkin Apple Pie French Toast

Serves 2-3

  • 6 slices  Thin Slim Bread/GF/ ezekiel/ whole grain bread
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. apple sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree

Filling

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese/ greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree.
  1. In a shallow bowl, combine egg, cinnamon, vanilla, apple sauce and pumpkin puree.  Mix well.
  2. Spray cooking spray on a skillet heated on medium-low heat.  Dip slice on bread in egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides well.
  3. Place slice on skillet and cook like you would normal french toast, flipping once the first side is brown.  Repeat with remaining slices.
  4. Place chopped apple in a bowl and mix with cinnamon.  Microwave for about 2 minutes, or until apples are soft.  Add remaining ingredients to bowl and mix well.
  5. Divide filling among 3 pieces of french toast.  Add remaining slices over top the filled ones.
  6. Enjoy!

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Health Benefits:

Pumpkin

  • Chock-ful of vitamin A, E and C and potassium
  • Low calorie and fat
  • Plenty of filling fiber
  • Lots of beta carotene and other antioxidants

Apples

  • Plenty of filling fiber
  • Rich in antioxidants minerals and vitamins such as vitamin A and potassium
  • low calorie and fat
  • high water content
  • natural sugars

Recipe as a whole

  • All natural
  • No added sugar
  • No preservatives
  • No artifical flavors
  • No processed ingredients
  • Clean
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Antioxidants
  • vegetarian

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