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toasted quinoa cereal with pistachios + figs.

Who would have thought that pistachios and figs would go so well together? Well, a bunch of people, apparently, but this is news to me (and welcome news at that!).  On the hunt for a new versatile, make-ahead breakfast (veering

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blueberry almond avocado mousse.

We’re taking a little departure into sweet-land today! (WHAAAT?! I know. I was shocked, too.)  A few weeks back, a friend asked for some recommendations for easy breakfasts; conveniently, this was already on my mind as I am in constant

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savory sweet potato breakfast bowl.

This recipe is super yummy. Like, extra super yummy because of how easy it is to make. Also, I’m super extra very much digging it these days because of its thematic appropriateness to some recent events. I’ve written before about how

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maple cashew butter with oats + goji berries.

My mission to find awesome, fueling breakfast options continues. One can only eat so many Macrobars, amiright? (Who am I kidding. I would eat Macrobars 5 times a day if I thought I could get away with it nutritionally.)  [Of late,

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blueberry lemon breakfast bowl.

I was sorting out a catering order for an event recently – using a company-approved caterer – and was reminded that was it generally accepted as ‘healthful’ breakfast food is really anything but. The menu of options I had to

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homemade honey nut granola {with coconut oil}.

A notice: 8 cups of gluten-free oats were unfortunately harmed in the making of this recipe. I extend my most sincere apologies to the families of these oats. It took awhile to figure out the optimal temperature and cook time

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pineapple kale smoothie bowl with chia seeds.

Exciting news, From the Ground Up crew! I’ve started creating recipes for an awesome online meal delivery service called Plate Joy — and man alive, is it {foodie} joyful! They provide the ability to craft your own custom meal plan,

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vegan gluten-free bircher muesli.

How many times have you skipped breakfast because you just didn’t have enough time to make it happen before dashing out the door?  And how many times has that led you to being famished by 10:00am and seeking out whatever is

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{nearly} paleo peanut-almond energy bars.

It’s Day 4 of the Healthified Holiday Baking Extravaganza… and while this recipe is great for a table of goodies, it’ll also be great in January when you’re looking for an easy breakfast or midday refuel.  Let me ask: Are

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no-bake gluten-free apricot granola bars.

photo credit: Plate Joy. Hurray! It’s the start of this week’s Healthified Holiday Recipes Extravaganza! Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing a series of great gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free recipes to makeover your holiday baking plans. Everything is super

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maple butterscotch squash smoothie.

Squash belongs in all meals. ;) Naturally sweet, energizing carbohydrates, super-nourishing carotenoids (Vitamin A — you can tell from its beautiful orange color). Squash is just awesome.  Sharing just a quick post today on a simple way to use leftover

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vegan gluten-free plantain pancakes with protein.

In August, I experimented with a great protein powder to create a homemade energy bar – see that recipe here – and decided to see what else I could amp up with it. Today’s featured yumminess is another simple breakfast-inspired recipe that’s

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superpower smoothie bowl.

Confession.  I don’t always feel super satisfied with smoothies. There. I said it. (Is that health coach blasphemy?) And I think I know what my occasional issue with smoothies is.  They’re too fluid. They go down too easily. There’s nothing

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nourishing nutbars.

I’ve  been experimenting with easy breakfast and workout refuel options in the kitchen this week, testing out some new ideas that will be included in the cookbook… (coming soon, stay tuned!). I’m a fan of anything in bar form –

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butter crunch coconut granola

Recently, we got rid of all of the boxed cereal in our house. (FINALLY.) Michael Height, sweet adventurous guy that he is, has taken on a commitment to quit sugar (a la I Quit Sugar) for the month of August.

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gluten-free scallion pancakes.

Lately, if you’ve noticed, the carbohydrate content of many of the recipes I’ve shared has been higher than usual. I think this has everything to do with being 7000% more famished than usual, on account of all the training for

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baked plantain fritters.

For those times when you just need a little treat – but don’t want to dive back into old habits, old foods, foods that make you feel icky, or things that don’t support your new habits – it’s nice to

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raw chocolate chip cookie batter balls.

Post #2 in this week’s adventure into kicking sugar cravings. How are you holding up? :) I like to have a few handy go-to’s at the ready for those moments when a sweet craving strikes. The great thing about being

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the buzz about bee pollen.

Bee pollen is a truly magical food. It’s a wonderful substitute for sugar, but in addition to its sinfully yummy taste, it has offers a plethora of health-boosting benefits. Usually found in the refrigerated supplement section of the health food

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meatless monday meal plan #6.

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PB & honey smoothie 2.0 + triathlon training musings.

Does this sound familiar? You’ve made a big transition in your life. You’ve made big changes. They’re sticking. You feel awesome. Your new way of living feels comfortable and safe – no longer scary or impossible – and you dig

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meatless monday meal plan #1

Figuring out what to eat in a day can be so complicated. Throw in the fact you’re trying to eat well, make healthful choices, and avoid gluten, dairy, or sugar… and forget it. It can be enough to make anyone

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vegan gluten-free sweet potato pancakes.

I’ve been looking recently for new and exciting ways to use sweet potatoes. We eat them all the time at home, and for good reason: they’re easy to make, highly nutritious, incredibly yummy, and take the place of many other less-nutritive

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hemp + cacao breakfast bowl [better than cereal].

Finding great breakfast options can be tricky, hey? Here’s a few reasons I hear all the time (and believe me, I’m with you!) 1. I have no time in the morning.2. I’m not sure what we’re hungry for first thing,

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green rocketfuel smoothie.

This is pure rocket fuel. Pre-workout, post-workout, or just to fuel your busy day, this smoothie is a quick, portable breakfast, packed with all kinds of great-for-the-body goodness: healthy saturated fat from coconut oil and avocado – these help promote

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