Vegan Brownie Batter Overnight Oatmeal

This Vegan Brownie Batter Overnight Oatmeal came across my Facebook Feed a few days after my attempt at making my own recipe for Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal failed.    Have you ever had an experience that so deeply impacted you it instantly shook you out of making bad choices for your health? Or, at least jump started better ones?   I have.   A few months ago we went to the nursing home with our church. We sang a few songs and handed out pictures that the kids colored for them. As I looked out into the elderly audience, an intense…

Easy Weekly Food Prep Ideas for Vegetarians

My food prep series is still going strong! I want to provide you with enough options so you feel equipped for success. There’s nothing worse than not knowing what you are going to eat, scrambling to make something out of nothing. That’s why I am providing you with these Easy Weekly Food Prep Ideas for Vegetarians!   Have you ever said, “I am taking control of my life!” I have. Except, every time I ‘take control of my life’ it’s a disaster. Every morning on our local Christian radio station…

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal

This Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal is packed with protein and has brought new life to my breakfast routine! I am super excited that I have found something that not only tastes good, but is healthy and very filling.    I looooooooove breakfast food! But, I am talking about a Paul Bunyon kind of breakfast – pancakes, hash browns, scrambled eggs, waffles, donuts, french toast, cinnamon rolls, tator tots, vegetarian sausage/bacon, and fresh orange juice. There are two problems with my love of breakfast food: 1) I don’t have a lot of time in the…

Easy Healthy Vegan Food Prep for the Week

Making healthy choices is is becoming easier for me because I don’t feel so rushed every day, especially in the morning. I have shockingly adjusted my morning schedule so that I have extra time! That extra time is a gift I have given myself because of these Easy Healthy Vegan Food Prep ideas for the week.    When I look at how far my son has come in learning to play the violin, it’s a lot making changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When he started lessons, there were so many things he needed to work…

Easy Healthy Dairy-Free Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal is all the rave on Pinterest right now. I decided it was time to put one of my pinned recipes to the test, so I made this Easy Healthy Dairy-Free Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal. And I was pleasantly surprised – it is as easy and delicious as people are saying!    I’ve been pinning delicious looking recipes for a while. I was a little intimidated by the idea, but I think that’s because I felt like I had to make it in a cute little Mason jar in order for it to…

Food Prep Ideas for Breakfast and Lunch

As I was planning my menus for breakfast and lunch this week, I was pretty excited because I was going to be prepping for two of my favorite things – peanut butter applesauce toast and veggie crunch wraps!   But things don’t always go as planned.   It started with hurting my knee last week. I think I overdid it on the elliptical. For several days it caused me severe pain, it was very swollen. But I pushed through the discomfort – I was determined not to use it as an excuse not to exercise. I remembered that…

Weekly Food Prep for Beginners

As the Christmas chaos came to an end and the New Year approached, I was consumed with the feeling of needing to make some changes. But everyone experiences that this time of year, right? Gym memberships are up, fruits and vegetables are flying off the shelves, we’re all watching Tasty videos for inspiration, and everyone is pinning healthy recipes.   There’s just one problem – this feeling usually fades away as I get further into the New Year and I slowly slump back into old habits. Losing weight and staying healthy is hard work! REALLY HARD…