• Lifestyle

    Buns & Breadcrumbs

    Welcome to my blog! I am a run-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, daydreaming, water chugging, fitness fanatic entrepreneur. I consider leggings as pants, and you will catch me sporting a pineapple bun more times than I’d like to fully admit. Most importantly, I am a boy mom and a wife to some very energetic boys. They’re basically the tornado I have always dreamed of. When I am not cleaning up messes in my home or running after my boys, you will find me either training in the gym, researching ways to cope with hormonal dysfunction, or creating new recipes in my kitchen. I never start a day without a huge glass of coffee. Yes,…

  • Recipes

    Easy Dairy Free Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    This easy and super quick dairy free mini pumpkin pie recipe is a great alternative for those that have dairy allergies, or for those that just need a self serving of delicious pumpkin pie. You will not be disappointed with this little cup of pumpkin heaven! As much as I want to put up my Christmas décor right now, I am holding off with every fiber I have so I can fully enjoy the rest of this Thanksgiving season. Give me one more week people!! I say this as I am fully enjoying everyone’s sparkly and festive photos right now…  I found the most beautifully lumpy, antiqued rust pumpkin at…

  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bites

    Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bites

    Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bites We are in full pumpkin season, which so happens to be my all-time favorite time of the year! My fridge is stocked with the most amazing pumpkin spice latte almond creamer, and my pantry has cans of pumpkin pie filling by the dozens. If anyone even mentions a fall pastime, you can count on me being there, booties and all.  My sister-in-law’s birthday falls during the best time of year, so this year I wanted to get creative and come up with something super special to bring to our family dinner. I always volunteer to bring the treats or dessert, and this occasion just couldn’t be…

  • Lemon Coconut Protein Balls

    Lemon Coconut Protein Balls

    I don’t think I could combine a more perfect pair of flavors than coconut and lemon. It’s sweet, tart, and fresh! These lemon coconut protein balls are so easy to make with minimal ingredients and prepping. Now that the sun is out and the wind is starting to die down, I am so excited to head out to our local high school track. I am one of those people that thrives when the sun is out, so spring always hits me with some extra motivation. The track is usually where I head with the first sign of warm weather to work on my skills outside the gym. Pre-workout meals are…

  • Supplementation

    Why You Should Be Taking Digestive Enzymes

    As an athlete I consume quite a bit of food each day to support my aesthetic and performance goals. I typically have to rely on aids that help keep my digestive system performing at its best; otherwise, I may not be absorbing all the nutrients I need to remain healthy and strong. I have a lactase deficiency, which causes extreme pain when I consume any type of dairy product. The lactose is not properly broken down, so I started implementing AMPD Nutrition’s Digestive Enzymes into my daily routine, and it has made a huge difference in such a short amount of time. As nutritional habits have been dramatically changing, food…

  • Carrot Cake Muffins
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    Carrot Cake Muffins

    Easter just wouldn’t be complete without delicious carrot cake muffins on the table for breakfast. I love dressing in my Sunday best, my boys dressed in similar and accented outfits with our hearts full of gratitude. Protein-packed carrot cake muffins seem a perfect fit to fill our bellies and give us energy as we spend time with our family. My table is now decorated in all things Spring, and I love it so much! I have a jar full of beautiful yellow tulips, farm fresh eggs from my adorable nieces, and now a plate full of delicious carrot cake muffins. Our morning could not be any more enjoyable. This Easter…

  • Recipes

    Edible Protein Cookie Dough

    I just created the easiest and most delicious energy boosting balls of edible protein cookie dough! They are so easy to make and are such a convenient snack to travel with or quickly consume while you’re getting the kids ready for school. They are packed full of energizing nutrients that we could all benefit from in our busy schedules. These edible protein cookie dough balls have a sweet nutty flavor with a wonderful doughy consistency. I absolutely love chocolate chips, so I made sure to load them up with my favorite morsels. They are basically your childhood dream of licking the bowl when your mom made chocolate chip cookies but…

  • Hemp Protein Banana Bread

    Hemp Protein Banana Bread

    If I could bottle up the smell of my house right now, I totally would. The aroma of sweet hemp protein banana bread has completely consumed my entire family today. I think I know the scent of my next candle purchase, or better yet, maybe I will just bake this delicious banana bread daily now. Being raised by well-known bakers has really paid off. Growing up, I completely took for granted the delicious food I was served. As a mother now myself, I am so thankful for the guidance. I rarely walk into my grandmother’s home without the infectious heavenly aroma of homemade baked goods and meals. I hope to…

  • Recipes

    Healthy Shamrock Shake Smoothie

    It’s that time of year again. Spring is near, and lucky clovers, pots of gold, and shamrock shakes are back. A shake full of minty, creamy vanilla deliciousness with a hint of chocolate and topped with a rich dollop of whipped cream sounds like exactly what I need. However, if you have taken a peek at the nutritional facts on the famous shamrock shakes, they are far from health conscious. A small shake has roughly three times the amount of our daily recommended sugar intake! That is close to three candy bars in one small shake with very minimal nutritional value. As far as consuming one occasionally, I think I…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Stay Healthy During Quarantine Season

    As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rise and create fear, I have noticed so much confusion as to what precautionary things can be done to help reduce the rising numbers of infected individuals. It has been very uneasy to watch as the infected states begin to get closer and closer to home. Living in Idaho, and being one of the last states to have infected citizens, has made me hold my babies very close and pray for their health more than ever. Unfortunately, it has now closed in around us, so we are preparing to stay in isolation until the hysteria subsides. In the meantime, my family and I are…

  • Vanilla Raspberry Almond Protein Overnight Oats

    Vanilla Raspberry Almond Protein Overnight Oats

    Overnight oats have become a huge staple in our house lately, especially on the busiest days of the week, which are typically weekdays during the school year. I can easily prepare it the night before, grab, and go as I am running out the door early in the morning. Vanilla raspberry almond protein overnight oats have been the biggest hit so far! It tastes like sweet summer is well on its way. The combination of raspberries and almonds is the perfect mix, not to mention it is absolutely stunning to look at and shares some amazing health benefits as well. Overnight oats are typically served chilled but would taste just…