Dec
01

Healthy Tahini Banana Bread made with whole wheat flour, flaxseed, sesame seeds and naturally sweetened with honey. This healthy bread is wonderful toasted with a drizzle of honey.

Oh hi December. That was quick.

I have to remind myself to breathe. Christmas is coming. My birthday is coming. Tony’s birthday is coming. Holiday parties are coming. The HealthyGlow.Co is coming. AND NEXT WEEK IS COOKIE WEEK ON THE BLOG.

I know I keep writing this in caps, but I want you to be as excited as I am because the cookies are about to blow ya mind like Eve and Gwen Stefani did in 2001. (If you have no idea what I’m referring to, please watch this insane video.)

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Nov
15

This Pumpkin Cornbread is a lightened up version of traditional cornbread. Made with whole grains, pumpkin, pure maple syrup, speckled with just a hint of brown butter and bursting with juicy, tart cranberries!

If you’re looking for a beautiful, flavorful Thanksgiving side dish then this is it. Right here, right now. Put it on your menu!

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Oct
24

Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins made with whole wheat flour, fresh SweeTango® apples and chai spices. Finished with a light vanilla bean glaze for a special treat!

Whew! I’m finally back in Chicago after a crazy couple of days in Minneapolis with Lee and Katie. I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m working on an exciting new project for the Sweat Series! Don’t worry, we’ll be letting you in on all of the details soon but basically it is going to be the BEST HEALTH PROGRAM EVER.

That being said, I want to thank you all for being patient with me. I know I’ve been posting less frequently, but promise I still have plenty of delicious goodies coming to you… like these healthy apple muffins!

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Oct
03

Chai spices make this almond hazelnut butter recipe taste like your favorite chai tea latte. Spread it on toast, fruit or stuff it in sweet potatoes for the ultimate treat.

Every night when I go to bed I think about food combinations. I’m not joking. Pairing food combinations together eventually lull me into a beautiful sleep. In fact ever since we got our bed from Helix, I’ve been sleeping like a true angel!

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Sep
15

Oh boy were these nut free granola bars delicious! No, I’m not just saying that because this is my blog and I claim everything to be tasty af — it’s because I kept returning to the fridge to grab another, and then another! I could have eaten the entire pan right then and there.

First, let me share that these granola bars that were inspired by YOU! Yes, the lovely, loyal, incredible AK readers out there. These nut free granola bars came to fruition from your requests on my previous reader survey. While scrolling through your comments, I noticed that a few of you had allergies to nuts or you were baking for little ones who couldn’t have nut containing items in their lunchboxes.

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Sep
12

Have you ever created the most simple combination, but because it was life-changing delicious, you just had to share it with everyone you knew? I’m talking about one of those recipes that you could eat every single day forever and ever.

That’s exactly how I feel about these warm breakfast baked sweet potatoes stuffed with a spoonful of sweet almond butter, ripe bananas & crunchy little chia seeds. I adore these more than I ever thought I would. The creamy almond butter melts into the flesh of the sweet potato and creates the most perfect texture in your mouth, somewhat reminiscent of a custard-like sweet potato pie.

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Sep
07

This peanut butter granola is for all my peanut butter lovers out there! I think I know you pretty well by now, but tell me if I’m right when I say these things:

You dig into the peanut butter jar with your finger or with a spoon whenever possible. You treat peanut butter like a dessert and perhaps like a goddess. You find yourself hoarding peanut butter jars in the cupboard so you never run out. Of course you’re always picking up a jar whenever you go to the store because you can crush a jar in a week. You have to portion out your peanut butter sometimes because it’s just so hard for you to resist. You’re always willing to give a new peanut butter brand a try, simply because you’re always on the quest to find the very best.

Does this describe you? Because what I did there was basically just describe myself. Pretty sure if there’s a number one fan of the peanut butter, it’s me! Been on that PB game since 1989.

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Aug
31

Welcome to this week’s Wellness Wednesday. Today is a special one because not only am I sharing my personal story about digestion issues, but also a tummy soothing smoothie recipe and why I’m loving probiotics these days — and why you should too!

Let’s rewind back to 2011 to when my digestion was a complete disaster. I believe that stress, an eating disorder and lack of proper nutrition in my diet all played a big factor in destroying the good bacteria in my stomach. This led to stomach aches, major bloating, constipation (I said it), joint pain and the inability to fight off infections in my body.

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Aug
29

My day starts off by waking up at 5:30am. I used to dread the early mornings but these days I find myself rather enjoying peeling the covers off, sleepily grinding coffee beans and making a pot, feeding the cat and heading out the door for my workout.

The schedule keeps me motivated and encourages me to go to bed at a decent hour (most of the time anyway). I’ve also found that I enjoy having the rest of my day free to work without the anticipation of exercising later. Occasionally I do sleep in until around 7am, but it’s becoming more rare.

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