YOU GUYS. I have your new favorite protein ball recipe right here. I’m telling ya, these No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls are awesome. Awe. Some. You are definitely going to love them! And, like a lot of my recipes, they’re totally customizable to your taste preferences– whether you like dark or milk chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips, or even dried cranberries or cherries. Plus, you can use just about any protein powder you like and really get…

Good morning, friends! Here’s another seriously delicious overnight oat recipe for you! With summer in full swing here, I find myself whipping up a batch of overnight oats a few times a week for breakfast and this particular flavor combination with peach, vanilla, and almond is a go-to favorite lately. It’s light and fresh, sweet and creamy, packed with protein and, oh, so perfect for warm summer mornings. And, of course, all you need to do is grab…

Good morning and happy Tuesday, friends! Here’s the next edition of Monday In Meals, a new-ish blog series, where I document what I ate throughout the day on Monday. If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember the blog’s early days when I used to document allllllll of my meals and snacks, food journal-style, sometimes blogging 3 (!!) times per day. CNC has since morphed into a fitness/lifestyle/family blog, but it’s still fun to return to my…

Anyone else digging the flavor combination of lemon + coconut lately? Oh man, if you haven’t tried it already, you need to. It’s incredible– sort of sweet with a hint of tangy citrus. Mmm! I just love it so much. And I love it even more as part of a healthy, protein-packed, no-bake treat that I can make in just minutes. This recipe for No-Bake Lemon Coconut Protein Bars is one that will definitely become a staple in our house….

Good morning and happy Tuesday to you! Here’s the next edition of Monday In Meals where I document what I ate over the course of the day. As you’ll see, I typically have a mix of healthy and fun eats, which, of course, is the basis of this blog– having your carrots and cake, too! And I hope my recaps give you some tasty ideas for your own meals and snacks. That said, here’s a recap of my Monday in…

Hey, hey! Look at me. Two recipes in one week! Who am I?! Haha! Honestly, I’m craving ALLTHECARBS this week, and when I realized we had a couple of super ripe bananas just waiting to be used up, I knew immediately that I wanted to turn them into some sort of carb-tastic baked good. But, at the same time, I wanted to keep it healthy, especially since I just made No-Bake Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! I’m feeling a tad exhausted this morning after completing CrossFit Open WOD 15.1 on Friday night and then running 15.1 miles yesterday for my long run. After all of that activity, I am so thankful today is a rest day. Heck yes. Rewind to Friday night Mal and I are both participating in the CrossFit Open this year. I’m honestly not sure why I signed up, considering I’m training for a marathon and…

Gooooooood morning and happppppppy Friday! What a week. It was kind of a weird one with the blizzard and having Mal home for two days in a row. It seemed like a weekend, but now the weekend is here again. Whoa. Obviously, I’m not complaining. I love spending time with my boys””all three of them! Yesterday morning, I hit the treadmill for my long run this week. I thought about running outside, but after I consulted…

First things first… LUNA is making their entire portfolio gluten-free, so they are hosting a 2,000-bar giveaway of their Peanut Caramel Cluster bar to give everyone the chance to try it for free! Here’s the link to get your free bar: http://www.lunabar.com/tryLUNAgf! And now for some random thoughts and happenings from yesterday”¦ I really love our mantel this year. It’s so festive! I bought a couple of sparkly Christmas trees at Marshalls yesterday, and they totally complete the look….

Hellooooo! Good morning and happy Tuesday to you! THANK YOU for all of your wonderful breakfast ideas. I can’t wait to try them out! If you missed the comment section of yesterday’s post, definitely check it out for some awesome breakfast recipes and ideas! Some photos and happenings from yesterday”¦   Right before Quinn and I were about to leave for KFIT, he spit-up all over me… down my shirt and even inside my sports bra. I…

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…

Goooooood morning and happy National Pizza Day! To help you celebrate the day, here are some of my very favorite pizza recipes: Sweet Potato Pizza Crust Toaster Oven Pizza for One Dandelion Pesto Pizza Buffalo Chicken Pizza Gluten-Free Grilled Pizza Almond Flax Pizza Crust Mal was home from school again yesterday, so we had another nice morning with our boys. Breakfast was egg sandwiches made with Light Creamy Swiss from The Laughing Cow, bacon, and…

Ok, this post title is a little misleading. I probably should have called it: “What I Ate Wednesday {I Eat A Lot When I Feed a Tiny Human Multiple Times a Day}.” Basically, it’s just a post about what I ate yesterday. It’s not based on what a breastfeeding mother should eat or anything like that. Personally, I just try to eat a variety of (mostly healthy) foods everyday. Ok, here we go! 3:30 AM…

Yay! I love my new haircut! It looks a zillion times better””healthier and shiner with a nice, rich color. I feel like a new woman! Check out these before and after photos””it’s amazing what a little color can do! My hairdresser only cut off about an inch, but it made such a difference. My ends look so much healthier! Lunch Lunch was a random mix of goodies: scrambled eggs with spinach and bacon in a…