How-To Tuesday: Healthifying Desserts

Welcome to another How-To Tuesday everyone!! :) I hope your day is great so far!

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Today’s post is very close to my heart, so let’s get right to it shall we? :)

One of my favorite things to do is bake. I find it relaxing, calming, and, of course, I love the end result: warm and delicious baked goods! I know a lot of people associate baking and sweets as something that can’t be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle, especially when you want to lose weight, but cutting out dessert forever isn’t the answer. I like to “healthify” my baking with lower-calorie and more nutritious ingredients so I can still enjoy these sweets, plus they’re better for you in the long run! It’s easy to be intimidated by baking because it’s more of an exact science than cooking, but even with simple swaps and adjustments the recipes still taste delicious. :)
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A Cure For the Monday Blues

Hello all, happy Monday!!

But not really….I’d love to meet someone who loves Mondays…

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Anyone else like Calvin and Hobbes?! :) As a child, I never understood their humor as much, but I remember flipping through my brother’s books and enjoying the detailed drawings!

Anwayyyy, does the start of your workweek trigger feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress? Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning? Are you sluggish and/or tense?
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Link-Love Saturday #7: The Breakfast Drama Queen

Hello everyone!! :)

Sorry I’m posting a little later today, but it’s been a pretty full afternoon!

It started with a quick run and some delicious banana protein pancakes, ended up at a flea market, had a delicious “Mellow Mushroom Wrap” from this café, went on a Trader Joe’s run, and NOW I’m home!!!

Just a little close up of my lunch….I’ve never had seitan before, but this was one of the best wraps I’ve had in a very long time.

Mushroom Wrap
(I highly recommend it)

Meanwhile, it was raining all day.

But that doesn’t mean today’s post has to be cloudy and gloomy too! To continue on with my weekly “Link-Love Saturday” tradition, please welcome Claudia, of The Breakfast Drama Queen!!!
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Fishy Fridays: Steaming

It is Friiidayyyyy!!! Thank God!! Has it been a long week for anyone else?

Looks like this guy is ready for the weekend…


So cute!

Now I have a question for you…is there anything better than a piece of properly cooked fish?

Welcome to another FISHY FRIDAY. :) Since the sticky and steamy September days are still around, the weather inspired me to let you guys in on a quick and easy cooking secret for fish: steaming!

Steaming is one of the healthiest ways to cook, because it’s one of the only cooking methods that doesn’t require added fat. It’s the ultimate way to cook fish, as it keeps it moist and it’s pretty easy, so even those who have little cooking experience can feel confident in the kitchen doing it. Plus you can add in herbs and spices while it’s steaming to really infuse some flavor. BONUS.
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