New recipe + Elf 4 Health

You. Have. To. Try. This.

After a 12 hour shift, a trip to the gym, and a small dinner, I needed something sweet. I googled paleo cake desserts. I first found this cookie dough in a mug (I swear this is for another day!)

When I found the pumpkin cake, I knew I found a winner!! And it was really easy

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PALEO PUMPKIN CAKE

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp of coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbs of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder

Directions:

  1. Place wet ingredients in mug, then dry ingredients.
  2. Mix!
  3. Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes
  4. Let cool and Enjoy 🙂

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Next up is a new challenge I just signed up for, and it’s free! Elf for Health is about staying healthy and active during the holiday season! There are prizes, you are set up with another elf for two weeks to motivate eachother, and did a mention ITS FREE!!! (who doesn’t like free?!?!) Anyway, if you are interested or just want to check it out GO HERE!

Question for you:

Pumpkin lover, hater, or just tired of all the pumpkin recipes? haha

New recipe: protein almond pancake

I know i have been trying lots of new recipes,  and this one isn’t THAT different that than the banana pancake. But I basically woke up one morning WITHOUT BANANAS!!! It was a disaster haha

So I tried googling or just looking for a new recipe to try. I gave up, and made my own.

And this one is REALLY good and keeps me full for almost 5 hours!

 

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Protein Almond Pancake

Ingredients:

-2 eggs

-1 scoop vanilla protein powder

-1/2 cup pumpkin

-2 tbsp almond flour

-1 tbsp cinnamon

-1 tsp baking powder

-1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

-Mix all ingredients (except oil)

-Place skillet on medium heat

-Spray or place olive oil in skillet to heat up

-Place ingredients in skillet in shape of a pancake

-Flip after top starts to bubble

-Cook other side

-TOP AND ENJOY!

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I top mine with butter and a little almond butter. But the toppings are endless, like a banana if I had one! haha

Question for you:

What ingredient do you use most in your kitchen?

-I would say we go through carrots pretty quick in our house.

Weather, boys, and food

Sorry I have taken a few days off. It has been a stressful week. I haven’t been sleeping

and I am now not going to Kansas with Mr Flowers (long sad story)

Anyway, I started the day with a warm breakfast: 2 eggs, 1/2 cup pumpkin, cinnamon, 1/2tsp baking powder, and PB2 on top

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I then took a short nap before yoga.

It does a body good 🙂

Lunch was simple: meatballs and carrots. With cashews for a snack (and two cookies.eek)

Then this happened!!!

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Remember the spring weather on monday??? Nope. Winter is back!

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Dinner was pork tenderloin with bacon and a sweet potato

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Tomorrow, I’m not expecting to lose any weight. With no sleep, stress, and not the best eating. But, tomorrow is a new day 🙂

Question for you:

What is your favorite “warm” breakfast?

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

While the meatloaf was baking in the slow cooker, I wiped up this fast pumpkin bread. It took about 5 minutes!

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

(from elanaspantry.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 3 eggs

Directions:

1.) Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and spices

2.) Add pumpkin, honey, stevia, and eggs

3.) Scoop into loaf pan

4.) Bake at 350 for 35-45 min

5.) cool for 1 hour

ENJOY!

Pumpkin pie Oats

Pumpkin Pie Oats

Ingredients:

-1/3 c oats

-1/3 milk

-1/3 c water

-1/2 banana

-1 egg white

-1/3 c pumpkin

-cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice

-toppings: cranraisins, granola, agave nectar, peanut butter

Directions:

-Heat oats, milk, and water on stove top till it boils. Then lower heat and add remaining ingredients. Had goodies to the top and enjoy!

Adapted from sweet tooth sweet life

hApPy HaLlOwEen

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!

Ours was very low key until it was time to trick or treat!

My son’s halloween costume turned out PERFECT!

Well it all started with a box…..
 

After a little red spray paint, yogurt cup tops, and glue, the box finally came together and turned into a LEGO!!!

 the glue was used to write lego on the yogurt containers, and then spray paint on top when it was dry.

  It turned out to be a really good night w/ perfect weather

We went to visit family, and ran into my uncle. Who loves halloween (as well as my mom and me) He is the scary guy in the cage- that Andrew didnt want to go by. Imagine that!

 Im in love with a lego ❤

 I love halloween decorations, so when I saw this house I was so impressed!

Each one was a different color light, and they are made out of foam, can you believe that?!?!

 I will say. I would much rather carve a REAL pumpkin. But they were still very impressive

 I got home with some candy and a very tired Lego

 (my mom gave him the book)

I know some of you also remember the brown dress I was looking for, while I was a hamburger. It didn’t turn out as planned, but I still thought I was pretty original

 

 

Sorry its blurry. But around the middle, I had dark fabric for the hamburger and fabric to make lettuce, cheese, and a tomato. I then had a necklace that had a mcdonalds container and french fries. David was robin hood.

Question for you:

– What is your favorite candy?

I love twix!

– Would you rather carve a real pumpkin or the foam one that you can keep for years?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohhh pumpkin

I love pumpkin! (who doesn’t!)

Whenever I find pumpkin recipes, I ALWAYS print them so I can make them ASAP

I found a few that you have to check out! 

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Anne over at fANNEtastic food, she covers every meal of the day, including my favorite DESSERTS! 

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iVillage has some great dessert recipes.  I can’t wait to try Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake!

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Then there are pumpkin ravoli!!! I want to try these ASAP!

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If you want more of a variety, try 100 pumpkin recipes!

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Of course, you have to start your morning with pumpkin spice latte

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Question for you:

What is your favorite pumpkin recipe?