This papaya chia seed jam, made with just 5 ingredients, adds a tropical twist to toast, oats, and more! Vegan and gluten-free. I have a sweet recipe for you all today with the main ingredient being one that doesn’t show up here all too often… papaya! I don’t know why I don’t purchase and enjoy this tropical fruit more often because it’s truly delicious. Not only is it sweet and unique in flavor, but it’s…

Hi, guys! Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Anything fun planned? I hope you give and receive plenty of LOVE today! 🙂 You might have seen this recipe for Banana Flax Protein Breakfast Cookies on Instagram Stories, so I just wanted to share it here because it’s definitely a winner. It’s basically protein oatmeal (with ground flax and chia seeds) in cookie form. If you thought oatmeal for breakfast couldn’t get easier, it just did! I made…

Hello! If you follow me on Instagram (@carrotsncake), you might have seen the delicious-looking bowl of Pumped Up Banana Oatmeal in my feed last week. I actually just winged it with the measurements, so I didn’t have a recipe to share, but I recently recreated it to share on CNC and, boy, is it a good one. It’s tasty, has lots of healthy fats, and packs nearly 20 grams of protein! Yayy! I usually add a big scoop of…

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Good morning, friends! With the summer’s heat on full blast this week, the last thing I want to do is turn on my stove, but we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so there’s no skipping it in our house, especially when eating a healthy one sets the tone for my entire day. That said, here are a bunch of nutritious, delicious, and, best of…

Hey, hey! Yesterday started bright and early at 4:30 AM once again. Mal offered to get up with Quinn since his alarm usually goes off at 5:15 AM for school, but I couldn’t fall back to sleep, so I got up and hung out. And Mal offered to make me breakfast, so, yea… food. Mal left for school. Quinn and I played. We sang. We read books. I watched the news. I drank iced coffee. I tried…

Good morning! Here is a fabulous recipe to start your day off on the right foot! Blueberry Chia Seed Jelly? Oh, yes. It’s the perfect addition to a pancake, piece of toast or stirred into oatmeal or yogurt. The chia seeds make the blueberries in this recipe all gooey and delicious just like jelly, but the mixture is a lot more nutritious, thanks to the fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and extra antioxidants from the chia seeds….

Ooooooh, boy! I have quite the delicious recipe for you! Are you ready for this?! Introducing Almond Joy Chia Pudding! Oh, yes. This recipe combines three of my favorite flavors””chocolate, coconut, and almond””into a cool, creamy, and satisfying dessert that is actually somewhat healthy for you, thanks to those little chia seed orbs, which are packed with omega-3’s, protein, and fiber. This pudding has a wonderfully sweet and coconut-y flavor that reminds me of melted…

Hi, friends! Thanks for all of your awesome comments on my What to Pack In Your Hospital Bag post. You guys are so smart, and I definitely got a lot of great ideas. Now, I am really itching to pack my bag and meet this baby already! A little recap from yesterday… Breakfast I started my day with a delicious bagel breakfast and a big glass of green juice. I topped my bagel with Chive…

Good morning and happy Sunday! I started my morning with a deeeelicious breakfast of Pumpkin Coconut Chia Pudding, which was inspired by the Pumpkin Protein Pie Chia Pudding from PaleOMG, and a glass of freshly pressed green juice, which was my recipe for Sweet Mint Limeade with a big handful of baby spinach. Mmm! This meal was such a nice way to start the day! Pumpkin Coconut Chia Pudding Ingredients: 1.5 cups almond milk ½…

Murphy says GOOD MORNING!!! Ok, well, he probably didn’t say it that enthusiastically, but he’s still happy to send you some positive pug vibes for a good day! Please note Murphy’s new stuffed toy that he brought to bed with him. I know he brought it to bed with him because dog toys are highly illegal in our bed. I’m obsessed with having clean sheets, and it’s already gross enough that we let Murphy sleep…

Hello, hello! Breakfast I started my day with a big bowl of creamy banana oatmeal with trail mix and chia seeds cooked in. I also added a couple of scoops of peanut butter. I love having a melt-y bite of peanut butter in each spoonful! Mmm! After breakfast, I did some blogging and wrote one of my posts for Health next week. Then, I headed out to run some errands, which included a quick stop…

Hi, guys! Good morning and happy Hump Day! (Uh-oh! Guess what day it is!?) Breakfast I’m back on the oatmeal train, and it’s as delicious as I remember! In the mix: rolled oats, almond milk, chia seeds, a handful of trail mix, a huge scoop of peanut butter, and fresh raspberries on top. YUM! The other day, I joked to Mal that Murphy is worth every single cent. That little furball has made me (and…

Good morning! This short week is sure flying by, huh? I can’t believe today is Thursday, and I’m off to Annapolis tomorrow morning for the ZOOMA race! Breakfast I started this morning with a breakfast blast from the past: Two-Ingredient Pancake. I haven’t had one of these babies in ages. I added chia seeds to the mix and topped it with peanut butter. It was as delicious as I remembered it! Health News & Views…

Hello, hello! This morning’s breakfast was my usual two-ingredient pancake, but with chia seeds in the mix. (I know, I’m crazy.) I added a scoop of sunflower butter to my pancake and drank a glass of Dandy Blend with almond milk. I also drank a mug of bone broth (aka “meat tea”) with breakfast. I know, it’s totally hippy-dippy, but a lot of what I’ve been reading (and listening to) has suggested it, so I…

When I was at the grocery store yesterday morning, I watched two little girls play a game that my sister and I used to call “the floor game.” The goal of “the floor game” was to stay on the colored tiles as long as possible as we accompanied our mom in the grocery store while she shopped. If you stepped on a white tile, you’d lose and get eaten by sharks or something. We never…

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