You guys know how much I love a good cookie, especially when it’s a mostly healthy cookie! These Almond Butter Collagen Cookies combine the best of both worlds when it comes to macronutrients and taste. Made with creamy almond butter (protein + fat), collagen (protein), ground flax (protein, carbs, fat), and brown sugar (carbs), they are a balanced mix of deliciousness. And, bonus, they’re super easy to make and free from gluten, dairy, and eggs,…

Hi, friends! As you know, I lovvveeee nut butter. ALL of them. At one point, I was eating a jar a week by myself, which, of course, is not necessarily a bad thing, but, I couldn’t help but think: Was it too much of a good thing? I received a great question from a reader yesterday on my “A Mostly ‘Normal’ Day of Eating” post: Hi Tina! A few people mentioned portion sizes in their…

Hi, friends! Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Here are some photos from mine! On Saturday, Q visited CrossFit for the first time (he loved it, obviously) and then we had some friends over for a little get-together. The food spread was especially delicious! Saturday evening involved Funfetti cake and episodes of Big Brother. Let me tell you, it was a happening night at the Haupert household! On Sunday morning, Mal made…

I went back to CrossFit today, and IT WAS AWESOME! I am so happy to be back!!  SNACK Q and I were awake bright and early this morning, so I snacked on a Crunchy Granola & Seed Chocolate Chip Chia Bar from my friends at Kashi. These bars are really tasty and even more delicious with a little smear of peanut butter on them. I probably should have gone back to bed after Q started…

Hello, hello! Happy Friday, friends! Let’s get right to it with a recap of my eats and happenings from the day! (I’m publishing this post a little earlier than usual because I have a hot date with Mal, Q, and Murphy on our back porch with some apps and adult beverages””for the human adults, of course!) BREAKFAST Whole wheat toast with almond butter, banana, and Fage Greek yogurt After breakfast, I swung by Marylou’s to grab…

This month, Justin’s is teaming up with Whole Foods Market for Share the Buzz, a program to help increase awareness around the ever-shrinking bee population. Most people don’t know that honeybees are dying at a rate of 30% a year. Isn’t that sad? And without bees, we wouldn’t have almonds. Or almond butter! Oh, the horror!   We can help save the bees, but we need to make this issue known, so that’s why I’m…

I saved the best for last! This recipe for a Toasted Almond Butter & Marmalade Sandwich with Turkey Bacon is one of my favorite recipes from my “Lighten Up Cozy Comfort Foods” that I created for the Almond Board of California. This quick and easy meal is a fun twist on your regular, old peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and I promise it’s even more delicious. Made with low-calorie whole wheat bread, turkey bacon, creamy almond butter,…

Good morning, friends! Happy Friday! Mal and I got home from Savannah last night. It was such a nice trip, and I plan to tell you guys all about it a little later today””I just need to finish up my blog post! On our travels home, I saw this adorable magnet at one of the airport convenience stores. I just had to snap a photo. It’s so true, right? Mal and I landed in Boston right…

Hello, hello! I can’t believe it’s Thursday already. I feel like Monday and Tuesday totally dragged, but yesterday flew by. Hey, I’m not complaining… I have a fun weekend ahead of me! Breakfast Yesterday’s breakfast was a repeat of Tuesday’s breakfast, but I added more almond butter this time for some extra staying power. Nut butter sticks to my ribs! After breakfast I got right to work. I managed to get a lot accomplished yesterday,…

Good morning! Happy Hump Day! Breakfast Yesterday morning started with an especially delicious breakfast. I love it when meals come out so much better than expected! I had two waffles with melt-y almond butter spread in between and warm, sweet cinnamon apples on top. So yum! To make the apples, I just chopped up a couple, placed them in a microwave-safe bowl, drizzled honey and sprinkled cinnamon on top, and then nuked them for 90…

Good morning and happy Hump Day! Yesterday included all sorts of delicious food! Listen to this tasty day of eats: A two-ingredient pancake with almond butter on top””I also added a little maple syrup after I snapped this photo. Zaftigs for lunch! Bagel chips and cream cheese. Breakfast for lunch: Eggs, home fries, fruit, and challah toast. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate! Egg and cheese sandwich made with leftovers from Zaftigs + roasted broccoli and honey-roasted…

I love dessert recipes that are delicious and semi-healthy at the same time. It’s like getting the best of both worlds! Having your carrots and eating your cake too (or something like that)! This recipe for “blueberry pie” is so simple to make and takes just five minutes (or less) to prepare from start to finish. It only requires four ingredients (five if you prefer a sweeter flavor), so you can easily whip it up…

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! I splurged and bought fresh flowers for the house yesterday with the hope of them kicking off a fabulous week””so far, so good! This week’s grocery shopping was all over the place: Stop & Shop, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart. Of course, I love to find good deals on groceries, but I’m not someone who will drive all over creation to get them. Usually,…

Remember “The Extra Mile” smoothie from Kure that I raved about the other day? Well, I (appropriately) re-named it “The Best Smoothie Ever Made” and successfully recreated it at home. Yay! The original list of ingredients included coconut meat, but I didn’t have any on hand, and I actually wasn’t sure how it would work””bust open a coconut and shave some off? I dunno, but it sounded like a lot of work, so I swapped…

Good morning! I’m off to the airport bright and early this morning to catch a flight to Portland, Oregon for Fitbloggin’. I am attending the conference on behalf of Reebok and Fitfluential, and I am super excited about it! Fitbloggin’ is my favorite fitness/blogger conference, and I always have so much fun at it! If you’re wondering what Fitbloggin’ is all about, feel free to check out my previous posts. I attended both Fitbloggin’ 11…