A super satisfying bowl of overnight protein oats with riced cauliflower for added nutrients, fiber, and volume. If kicking off your morning with a big bowl of oatmeal starts your day off on the right foot, this recipe is definitely for you! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably watched my Stories about my newest breakfast obsession: Overnight protein oats with riced cauliflower mixed in. Say whaaaaat? I know… I was skeptical too. Sure,…

Hey and happy Friday! Not only am I excited about the upcoming weekend (we’re seeing our hometown crew), but I’m excited about today’s post because #snacks. I love to travel and do it often, which means I have had plenty of practice packing healthier travel-friendly food for when we’re on the go. After lots of experimenting over the years, I’ve found that I feel best when I pack low-sugar (and high protein) options, especially when…

Oh, boy, do I have a special treat for you! Healthy peanut butter fudge? Yep, you read that correctly! I’d even consider it a keto peanut butter fudge since it’s low in carbs, but high in protein and fat. But, of course, you don’t need to follow a specific diet in order to enjoy this super simple 4-ingredient protein fudge. I mean, you might already have all of the ingredients in your house. If so,…

Are you ready for some macro-friendly desserts that you’ll really love? Are looking for macro-friendly cookies? Or IIFYM desserts? Well, hey, I’ve got ya covered. I mean, there’s a reason why this blog is called Carrots ‘N’ Cake after all! 😉 In fact, my first EVER blog post was called “Sweet Ending” because I ended my day with a treat. Eleven years later, I still finish my day with some sort of dessert. Yep, every…

You guys know that I am a BIG FAN of meals with simple ingredients, especially if I can just pour them all into my Instant Pot. This recipe for Instant Pot BBQ Lentils only calls for 3 main ingredients, and it couldn’t be easier to make. If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, this recipe is definitely for you! It’s so tasty, satisfying, and makes great leftovers! Feel free to use whatever lentils you…

Out of all of the recipes on Carrots ‘N’ Cake, protein balls continue to be one of the most popular. I personally whip up a batch almost every week. Obviously, I love them, but they’re also a great way to get some protein and healthy fats into our picky eater. Quinn will eat just about any protein ball recipe that I make, but I love that he refers to all of them (even if they…

Anyone else love Buffalo Chicken Dip in a weird (slightly crazy) way? If you guys follow me over on Instagram, you probably already saw this incredibly delicious Dairy-Free Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe that I made for Super Bowl Sunday. It was so easy to make, only requires 5 ingredients, and, holy cow, it’s tasty!! Buffalo Chicken Dip is a classic party favorite, so I was excited to test out a dairy-free, nutritious, and slightly lighter…

If you have an air fryer and live near a Trader Joe’s I have 4 words for you: Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi. Did Santa bring you an air fryer for Christmas? Do you live near a Trader Joe’s store? If you answered yes to both of these questions, I have 4 words for you: Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi. Oh, yes, I have quite the love affair with it and eat it nearly everyday. No seriously,…

With the new year officially here, I wanted to share some of the macro-friendly vegetarian recipes that I plan to add back into my weekly rotation – specifically, high-protein vegetarian breakfasts that aren’t eggs! After FULLY enjoying the holiday season, my body is craving much more nutritious meals. Anyone else? Of course, the fun part about taking a break from macro-counting and meal prep is that I always feel excited to jump back into a…

Hi, friends! Happy COOKIE FRIDAY! I’m popping in real quick because I just HAD to share this super easy recipe that I whipped up last weekend. I can’t help but give in to my urge to bake during the holiday season, and I love simple cookie recipes. Well, I love ALL types of cookie recipes, but it’s nice to have all of the ingredients on hand when you want to bake up a fresh batch…

Hi, guys! Happy Friday! The weekend is so close, I can taste it! 🙂 FYI: The walk challenge starts on SUNDAY! If you’re looking for a challenge this month and haven’t signed up yet, be sure to register! We’re right in the middle of football season, which means I’m eating, drinking, and being merry while not watching all that much football! 😉 I like football just fine, but I’m a much bigger fan of the…

Happy Cookie Friday, friends! I have quite the awesome cookie recipe for you. Listen to this: Secret Ingredient Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies? Oooooh, yes, and they’re delicious. These cookies are chocolatey, rich, not overly sweet, and a tad undercooked, like a fudge-y brownie… AND our picky eater loved them! Little did Quinn know, there were kidney beans inside! Mwhahaha! I know some parents aren’t fans of “hiding” healthy foods inside more kid-friendly ones, but we’re ALL…

The nights have been dipping into the 40s more often than not lately, and I’ve found myself contemplating turning on the heat (I’m holding out until November 1st) and bundling up while walking Murphy first thing in the morning. The shift to colder weather does mean sweater weather, right?! 🙂 The chilly mornings and evenings have got me craving ALLTHINGSFALL, especially pumpkin- and pumpkin pie spice-flavored foods! I’ve already made a few batches of pumpkin…

October is here and you know what that means… pumpkin everything (#basic, anyone?)! We’re big fans of protein balls in our house – they’re easy to make, super transportable, and can be either a quick bite when you want something sweet or a healthy and yummy snack while you’re on the go! With the onset of pumpkin season, I knew I had to put Fall’s favorite flavor to work and make these 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice…

Hi friends – or should I say Howdy? 😉 All cheesy jokes aside, if you’ve been following along over on Instagram you will know that a few weeks ago I took a little trip to Niman Ranch in Iowa for their 20th Annual Farmer Appreciation Weekend. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with this awesome organization, let me fill you in! Niman Ranch is actually more than just a single farm – it’s…

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