Strawberry S’mores Pretzel Bites

February 21, 2018
Strawberry S'mores Pretzel Bites. You don't need a campfire to enjoy a S'more! These are ready in minutes straight from the oven. A new twist on the classic! #smores #pretzels #sweettreats

 

If I am closing the chapter of Be Whole. Be You. then I know I have to close it out with a BANG. And that’s exactly what this last recipe will be–if you can’t already tell from the photo!

While essentially not a whole lot is changing, it still feels like something big. There is something about a name, even a blog name, that becomes your identity in a way. But I am really excited to move forward, to shift, and to change, because in reality, I have grown and evolved a LOT over these past 3+ years.

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Maple Tahini Overnight Oats with Caramelized Bananas

February 16, 2018
Maple Tahini Overnight Oats with Caramelized Bananas. This nut free recipe will bring your overnight oats game to the next level. Creamy tahini with a hint of maple and cinnamon and all topped with caramelized bananas. #breakfast #overnightoats #oats #mealprep

 

I just realized the last Overnight Oats recipe I shared with you was in December. That is probably a new record for me! You all know how much I love my oats and my overnight oats are my whole world when it comes to breakfast.

So excited to share this new recipe with you as it is nut free for my nut allergy friends!

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No Bake Double Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars

February 11, 2018
No Bake Double Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars. This no bake sweet treat is for all chocolate lovers! Fresh raspberry chia jam and chocolatey crumble topping will satisfy the strongest sweet tooth.

 

Valentine’s Day is one of THOSE holidays. Some of us scoff at the push to buy chocolates, flowers and other goodies for our loved ones. Others find it to be very romantic and go all out to make it a special day each year. Children are so excited to put little cards of their favorite characters into construction paper covered shoe boxes for their friends.

A new tradition of celebrating the holiday called “Galentine’s Day” has taken off for women who want to band together and celebrate the day without men. Whatever this day may mean to you, I thought a little history lesson would make the holiday a bit more and perhaps give it stronger meaning for you.

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No Bake Blueberry Muffin Protein Bars

February 5, 2018
No Bake Blueberry Muffin Protein Bars. Your favorite muffin in the form of a protein bar! Dried blueberries, a hint of cinnamon and all the goodness in these delicious bars. #proteinbar #blueberrymuffin #snack #protein

 

There is actually a lot of fear and anxiety that goes along with letting go of all of the dieting and food rules so many of us religiously live by. The biggest issue seems to be a fear of what really will happen on the flip side. Our safety net has been our food rules and long list of no-nos. Our self esteem and pride goes along with making the “good” and “healthiest” choices when it comes to food.

And the fear of letting go comes along with just that: if I let go of the rules, will I just let myself go? Will I end up in a spiral of ice cream, donuts, cake and cookies and never look at a piece of lettuce again?

Well, I am living proof that it is NOTHING like that friends. Nothing.

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