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,…

Last week, I grabbed lunch at Whole Foods. We were on the verge of “hangry,” so a couple of treats ended up in our shopping basket, including a box of Better Bites, a “top 8 allergen-free” treat from a bakery located in Austin, Texas. This post is not sponsored in anyway; Kerrie had just heard they were good, so, of course, we needed to see what they were all about. I mean, taste-testing new healthy products is all…

Good morning and a very happy February 1st to you! Holy cow, January toalllllly flew by, right? What a whirlwind month. It was definitely one of the busiest I’ve had in awhile! #MEALPLANMADNESS I know I’m a little late with my weekly Monday In Meals post, where I share what I ate throughout the day, but it coincides perfectly with the first day of February, so, hey, it’s a great time to share CNC’s most popular blog posts in January….

I actually thought up this recipe while laying in bed… after eating, like, 800 Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups leftover from Halloween. I seriously haven’t been able to keep my hand out of the bag. They’re that incredible. Clearly, I was inspired by the flavor combo, but I also had some canned pumpkin that I wanted to use up. Yea, I know… I’m kind of weird obsessed with not wasting food, so I sometimes think about…

You guys know how much I love peanut butter. My favorite brand, of course, is Teddie, but I’ll eat just about any variety. There’s just something about peanut butter that makes me really, really happy. And with National Peanut Butter Day tomorrow (Sunday, January 24th), I wanted to share some of my very favorite peanut butter recipes to help you celebrate the day. Enjoy!

You guys might remember these Peanut Butter Protein Balls from the other day (I also posted them on Instagram), so I wanted to “officially” share the recipe on CNC. I mean, who doesn’t love no-bake protein balls? Personally, I love a good protein ball recipe – and don’t discriminate! I used to eat a lot of paleo protein balls, but I’ve since opened my diet up to a lot more variety when it comes to ingredients. Basically, I…

Good morning, friends! I have a seriously delicious post-workout snack for you, especially if you like peanut butter! You guys know that eating the right foods after a workout can speed your recovery and boost your energy for your next one, right? Well, peanut butter is a great choice as part of a nutritious, post-workout meal or snack. These No-Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars combine peanut butter with oats, Rice Chex cereal, and honey for a…

Good morning, friends! Oh, boy, do I have a delicious Fall brunch recipe for you guys. Definitely put it on your “must make” list for the season! But, first, some awesome news: I am now an ambassador for Dave’s Killer Bread, and I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership! I first tried Dave’s Killer Bread back in 2011 when Mal and I visited his sister in Seattle. It was love at first bite, but, sadly, the brand wasn’t yet…

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…

Good morning! We had another snow day and Mal was home from school yesterday, so I thought it would be fun to give you guys a little peak into our day. Here’s another edition of A New Day In The Life! 5:25 AM: I hear Quinn on the baby monitor. He’s on and off crying. Maybe he’ll go back to sleep? Mal let me sleep in until 8:00 AM (!!!!!) on Sunday morning, so it’s definitely…

Good morning and happy Friday, friends! A little recap from yesterday… While I fed Quinn, Mal cooked us breakfast (scrambled eggs with ham and cheese). Quinn’s two front teeth are coming in, so the poor little guy wasn’t loving his bottle like he normally does. However, he loved these Super Puff things that my sister gave me (Matthew apparently loved them at Quinn’s age), so he ate a bunch of those, slowly with the sides of his mouth,…

I can’t stop eating these things!! They’re seriously so delicious. They taste almost exactly like chocolate sugar wafer cookies. OMGSOGOOD. And the great thing about these protein balls is that there’s some automatic portion control built in, so if you eat the entire batch, like I typically do, you won’t wreck your diet for the day. The recipe only makes 4 protein balls and each one has approximately 75 calories, 3.5g fat, and 3g protein. And they’re…

Good morning!!! Here’s another edition of A New Day In The Life! I really enjoy writing these posts as a way to document our new life with a baby, so here is a little snapshot into yesterday. 2:00 AM – Quinn wakes up. He’s making noises and kicking the crib, but he falls back to sleep. Thank goodness! 5:00 AM – Quinn wakes up again, but falls back to sleep. YESSSSS! 5:15 AM – Mal’s alarm goes off. He…

Hello, hello! How’s your Wednesday going so far? We had a rocky morning here, but things have greatly improved! Early-morning breakfast: English muffin with peanut butter and banana + iced coffee. I love this breakfast because I can throw it together in just a few minutes. And, of course, it’s tasty and filing! After his first feeding of the day, Quinn got cranky, which, unfortunately, has become a not-so-fun morning pattern for us. He hates…

Hi, guys! How is Monday treating you so far? My day started with a delicious breakfast of Greek yogurt, sliced banana, homemade peanut butter granola, and a glass of freshly pressed green juice on the side. So, let’s talk about this granola… whoa. I made it yesterday afternoon, and I haven’t been able to keep my hand out of the jar since. It’s incredibly addictive! You really must make this granola. It’s that amazing. Just…