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BREAD! Recipes for Zucchini & Banana

I saw a video probably back in October for Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread and thought, that is A LOT of chocolate. Not so sure how healthy it really is.

I had never made a zucchini bread, but any way I can sneak veggies into my kids (and hubby’s) meals, I’m in!

Hubby also just found out he has a fatty liver and has been on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Zucchini bread was one of the few things he said he could eat for dessert.

I also had a TON of chicken eggs that needed to be used and I read that breads are a good way to use them up, since most bread recipes call for at least 4 eggs.

HOLY MOLY! This bread is delicious. My kids don’t even notice the zucchini and eat it up for breakfast or we even eat it as dessert! It is SO GOOD.

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Recipe Share: Homemade Blueberry Muffins

With Emma starting preschool, breakfast around here has been hectic.

I’m not used to leaving by 8:20!

I had picked up some mini blueberry muffins from Publix, but I went through two boxes of them in two weeks!

So, to Pinterest I went and found a few different recipes that I liked.

I wanted to use whole wheat flour.

I didn’t have any plain Greek yogurt to use.

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So this is what ended up being my recipe:

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Homemade Granola Bars

Who does’t love a good granola bar?

My oldest daughter recently took a liking to them, which I was thrilled about!

They’re a healthy snack and one more thing she’ll actually eat! SCORE!

Except, I was paying $5 for 5 granola bars. Yikes.

And she would eat like one a day.

So pretty much every week, I was buying another box of granola bars.

I decided I wanted to try to make my own. How bad could it be? I had made granola before, so why not granola bars?

I scoured the Interwebs for recipes.

I wanted something with chocolate chips.

But still chewy.

Must be toddler approved.

I ended up using parts and pieces of a few different recipes. Here’s what I came up with:

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Recipe: Shakeo Mug Cake

After the girls are in bed, Eric and I like to watch TV (or blog!) on the couch and have dessert (isn’t this what ALL parents do after the kids are asleep?!)

Eric is partial to chocolate chip cookies from Publix and a glass of milk, but that’s not exactly on the 21-Day Fix or any of my other clean eating plans.

Enter the Shakeo Mug Cake! It has been a lifesaver!

This is one of my favorite Shakeology recipes!

I use this on days I haven’t yet gotten my shake in yet (I know, crazy!)

And it feels like a cheat/ dessert, because it’s chocolate but it’s NOT!

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it has pretty much been my favorite. I tweaked it a bit (no salt, etc.) and have been enjoying it ever since!

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Recipe: Almond Joy Oatmeal

Now that the Fourth of July craziness is all over, I’m back on my normal clean eating regime, which includes yummy recipes like this one!

When I used to eat oatmeal, it was full of brown sugar and maple syrup and it was mostly instant and from a packet.

I wish I knew how to make oatmeal like this back when I was breastfeeding!

Now, I make it with tons of fresh fruit, nuts and other yumminess and I don’t even miss that sugary sweet instant nonsense from before!

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Recipe: French Toast Casserole with Salted Frosted Flakes

In my last blog, I posted that I made a recipe for my husband for Father’s Day from Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings. It was SO GOOD!

So here it goes:

For the base

1 tablespoon softened butter, for greasing the baking dish

1-pound loaf French bread, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes (stale or day-old is fine!)

8 large eggs

2 cups (one pint) heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup spiced rum (because rum for breakfast)

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