What I’ve Learned Wednesday: Lessons From A Half-Marathon

Hey friends!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in the blogging world…partially due to some good old writer’s block, partially due to a lack of time/space/stability. In fall-related terms, I am the proverbial leaf that is hanging by a tendril to its little branch and being shaken like mad by the wind. What a time to be alive. And yes, I stole that from Drake.

Let’s talk about half marathons! I ran one. It was pretty rad.bazu-9684909 Continue reading “What I’ve Learned Wednesday: Lessons From A Half-Marathon”

Two Week Real Food Challenge: Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

Wow! We’ve made it to the end of the Two Week Real Food Challenge. To be honest, making the recipes wasn’t hard—photographing, writing, and remembering to publish each recipe was! This was kind of a whirlwind flurry of blog posts, so I’m excited to go back to sharing weekly recipes that I’ve actually had the time to perfect. However, I wanted to end on a high note, so let me present to you…

The PPSL.IMG_6629.jpegAKA, the Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte. Continue reading “Two Week Real Food Challenge: Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte”

Two Week Real Food Challenge: Pumpkin Power Muffins

PSA: the remaining two recipes in the Two Week Real Food Challenge both involve pumpkin. Why? It turns out, one can of pumpkin can be pretty versatile (see: the waffles I made this weekend) and I didn’t want to waste any of it! It’s also high time that fall is here so I’m hoping that re-decorating the house and making all things pumpkin will inspire the leaves to change.

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Two Week Real Food Challenge: Skinny Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

It’s Sunday, which means football.

It’s Sunday in Wisconsin, which means the Packers.

It’s Sunday in Wisconsin for Jeanette, which means that I will be the lone Vikings fan cheering in the middle of Packer country.

But hey, at least I can make a great dip!

I love buffalo chicken, and I love dip. This recipe combines the best of both worlds, and is lightened up, to boot!

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Two Week Real Food Challenge: Paleo Pumpkin Spice Waffles

I have a confession to make: it’s only the third week of September, and I’ve already had three Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. Before you start to judge, let me explain: we have three precious months of the year when everything sweet and cinnamony is acceptable, and I intend on taking full advantage of those three months.

So I made waffles, PSL style. Can you dig it?

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Two Week Real Food Challenge: Guilt-Free BBQ Chicken Pizza

It’s Friday night, which means pizza.

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Two Week Real Food Challenge: Sweet Potato Toast!

Behold, the humble sweet potato.

Processed with Snapseed.Isn’t it beautiful? If you don’t agree, you’re about to. Why? because we’re making this into one of the most beautiful things known to mankind: toast! I never really got on the avocado toast train, but I am ALL about using slices of sweet potato like this. Don’t believe me? Check it out.

Processed with Snapseed.Sweet potato is sliced! You want it to be a little thinner than a normal slice of toast. Then into the toaster we go!

Processed with Snapseed.You’re going to have to run this through the toaster a few times, depending on the strength of your toaster. Once the sides begin to show a little brown, you’re good to go!

Processed with Snapseed.Next, we’re onto the exciting part: toppings! The possibilities are endless, but I went with two classics: a fried egg and peanut butter, banana, and some cinnamon.

Processed with Snapseed.Admit it. You had no idea it was this easy.

Processed with Snapseed.Or this good! Sweet potato toast is…

Healthy: Replacing simple carbs with complex carbs keeps you fuller for longer, and sweet potato toast does just the trick.

Good: I seriously (I mean seriously!) loved this. Not just because I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes, but because this simple trick lends itself to so much variety. Breakfast sandwiches are definitely in my future with this one.

Do-able: So easy, I’m not even including a recipe.

Make this toast, thank me later. Share your favorite combos in the comments!

Jeanette