Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

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Sweetened with honey and bananas and made without oil, these lightened up pumpkin cranberry muffins make the perfect wholesome snack! The muffin bug has hit me hard ladies and gents. To be honest, this recipe was supposed to be a sweet bread. I thought I would bring it in to my co-workers at work this week and we could snack on it while sipping on our morning coffees, but apparently I threw my old loaf pan away, so muffins it is [it’s the thought that counts though, right?]. I can always tell when the holidays are approaching, because my body tends to crave certain ... Continue Reading...

Pumpkin & Broccoli Mac & Cheese

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A secret ingredient in this recipe helps to add creaminess and reduce fat while sneaking in an extra serving of vegetables!   Guys, pumpkin is legitimately taking over my life. Not that I’m complaining, because it is pretty delicious and I tend to stick to it only during the Holiday months, but I do think that I might be turning orange. In fact, I was thinking of just being an Oompa Loompa for Halloween. Kidding. I’m actually planning on being an 80s fitness instructor. Suits me, right? Now if only I could get Ninja agree to be Richard Simmons…. Before we get ... Continue Reading...

Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies

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A fall twist to an old favorite, these Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies are packed with the fall flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin!   Well, crap. I’ve discovered a new addiction guys, and I can see this one becoming a major problem in the foreseeable future. Even if my lack of creativity could prevent me from discovering new flavors and combinations to try, all you have to do is look Muddy Buddies up on Pinterest to find an entire collection of ideas. Muddy Buddies? Or is it Puppy Chow? I’m sticking with Muddy Buddies, because Puppy Chow is a legit dog food name and ... Continue Reading...

Pumpkin Pie Power Balls

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A Fall flavored and nutrient packed snack, these no-bake Power Balls are the perfect snack for on the go!   A new recipe? I clearly must’ve had some time on my hands this weekend. Truthfully, it had nothing to do with time and more to do with the fact that I’m craving all things pumpkin. With the heat still preventing me from turning on my oven, I’m going to have to quench this craving no-bake style for a little while! Unless of course someone wants to send me some chocolate chip pumpkin bread. Cause I’d totally be open to that ;) This recipe is simply a new ... Continue Reading...

Pumpkin Waffles

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Oh Monday, I really really really don't like you. After tossing and turning all night and only getting about 2 hours of sleep, I woke up cranky as a bear. I managed to fumble my way to work, only to find everyone out of the office today, except of course me. I normally like being alone, but when I'm tired and alone the day just seems to drag on and on. I figured I would brighten my morning by walking over to the Target next door to my office complex at 8AM to grab a Starbucks. But upon arriving, I noticed that there were no lights on in the Starbucks nook. I was then ... Continue Reading...