Pumpkin Cranberry Energy Bites

I know some of you are still wishing it was summer {okay, I sort of am, too}, but the weather this past week has cooled down and gotten gloomy, so fall food is on the menu! There’s so much running around after Labor Day as we acclimate back to our regular schedules that it’s easy to ignore our body’s signals letting us know it needs some fuel for all the things you make it do everyday!

pumpkin cranberry vegan bites

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market, with whom I will be showcasing this recipe. Ingredients may be purchased at any store to make on your own, and all opinions are mine!

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Vegan Potato Taco Bake

While my meal prep game hasn’t been quite as strong since having Cooper, potatoes are still prepped nearly every week in the Jones household, even if it just means baking several pounds in a baking dish while we roast some veggies in the oven. Later in the week we may pair them with eggs at breakfast or give them a second quick roast in a pan for some crispiness to pair with a protein and vegetable at dinner. This mighty starch is not only tasty at all of these meals, but does an excellent job nourishing us and supporting our active lifestyles!

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10 Reasons You’ll Love Sprouts

If you live in or around Philadelphia, your grocery shopping experience is about to get a promotion! I absolutely love grocery shopping – I could spend hours in almost any store (though Tim makes sure I don’t if he’s there for the ride), and often do, so I encourage you to trust me as a grocery expert ;). Whether you’re a foodie, a fitness fanatic, or just eat because it’s an essential part of life, you’re bound to fall in love with Sprouts! I’m here to tell you why with Sprouts, it’s love at first sight and get one lucky reader acquainted with a $25 gift card. Mark your calendars – they’re opening at the up and coming Lincoln Square in less than 3 weeks on Wednesday, September 19. Woo!


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Mini Meals for Fitness

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Luvo Inc. As always, I only align myself with companies and products that are in line with my values and all opinions are my own.

So, fitness is a priority for you. You make it to the gym or hit the pavement 3 or more times a week, but because of your schedule, you exercise during what a lot of people would consider dinner time. That 5-7 PM time frame when your body is just exhausted from the day and hungry. But, you power through and make it to your workout. You’re either depleted until after or take one of those God-awful pre-workout supplements and call it energy. Then you come home and wind up eating a huge dinner, plus a large dessert (or second dinner) and feel overly full, wondering why you ate so much (again).

Evening fitness doesn’t have to be this way… and your stomach doesn’t have to be eating itself by the end of a morning exercise session, either! Embrace the mini-meal.

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On-the-Go Pancake Tacos, 4 Ways!

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me and it’s because life is just plain busy! So, something that’s been making it a bit easier is making way more meals with simple ingredients… many of which are able to be eaten without utensils in one hand, like these pancake tacos.

On-the-goPancake Tacos

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Single Serve Fast Food Power Bowl

As a new Mom, I understand the “I don’t have time” excuse more than ever. Still, if I don’t make time, I’ll be left deprived of energy both physically and mentally, so I prioritize having nourishing staple meal ingredients ready to go, just like I always have. Then those ingredients can be transformed into a satisfying meal at anytime. Everyone needs fast, easy, delicious meals, so this is just the first of new power bowlI’ll be regularly posting.

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Banana Peanut Butter Snack Bites

While April 23 is National Picnic Day, you don’t need a reason to whip up these snack bites any time you have a ripe banana on hand. Unlike my other energy bite recipes, you don’t need a food processor, just a good old mixing bowl and rubber spatula or wooden spoon. They’re perfect for kids and adults, before a workout or as an afternoon work snack, and as a side with or to finish off a picnic meal!

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