Overnight Oats 4 Ways

Spring is the perfect time to finally try overnight oats! If you’re anything like me, you need your oats nice and warm in the winter and thinking of pulling cold oatmeal out of the fridge to start your day is cringe-worthy. This time of year though, it’s great to save time and have this meal on the go.

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PB Banana Mocha S’mores Waffles

*Update (4/3/17)*
I would so appreciate your votes for this recipe in the Kohana Coffee Contest! All you need to do is click to submit your vote here. Thanks to everyone for supporting my blog that aims to support your health and fitness goals!

On Sunday’s in the Jones household, we almost always have pancakes or waffles. When I was first thinking about what I would make with my coffee concentrate, crepes came to mind, but I am not a pro at those and, honestly, would you have actually used my recipe and made crepes?! Probably not. So, waffles came to mind, and now I have this fun recipe to share with you!]

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Easy Pantry Dinner: Italian Broccoli, Barley and Beans

When I first saw the theme for this month’s Recipe Redux challenge, I was pretty excited. I love educating my clients and audiences on how make a quick “emergency” meal with pantry and freezer staples. The theme is

“Spring Clean Your Kitchen”

Use at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. Try not to go to the store to buy anything new…”

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Lentil Taco Burgers 

I can’t even taco ’bout how excited I am for this months Recipe Redux theme…

Healthy. Creative. Tacos!


We here in the Jones household are big fans of Mexican food. Nachos, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, Mexican salads, and of course margaritas, are on the regular rotation whether out and about or in the comfort of our casa. Tim’s homemade salsa and my guacamole are constant staples in our home to add to any dish, Mexican or not. Our love for jalapenos and cilantro is evidenced by this past weekend’s salsa consumption. Tim made a double batch Continue reading

Black Bean Pasta Salad with Spicy Cashew Romesco 

Happy weekend! While I hope you have some time to spend in your kitchen preparing delicious things in the next two days, I know that the typical Monday through Friday grind doesn’t allow for much leisure time cooking. You’re already aware that I’m a big fan of meal prep to make your week low on stress and high on nutrients and flavor, but sometimes you still need a quick and budget friendly week-night meal. Continue reading

Protein Packed Vegan Lasagna

Guess what? This lasagna is not only protein packed. It is also gluten-free, vegan, and has an extra serving of veggies via the all-mighty kale.

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Butternut Squash and Sweet Pea Sage Pasta

Tim and I flew down to Jacksonville, FL, his home town, to spend Thanksgiving with his parents and see some of his friends. On Thanksgiving Eve, after working out, making cranberry sauce and gingerbread muffins, and prepping other food for the following day, we headed out to dinner at Taverna in San Marco. We all shared some ridiculously good brussels sprouts as well as spicy shrimp and broccolini {plus a bottle of sparkling Lambrusco – THE best}. Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs because after the fact, we didn’t want a full meal!

Tim and I decided to share a meal and chose a combo of two of their pasta dishes. I have already been clear that I will only order freshly made pasta at restaurants (it isn’t worth it to me otherwise), and you probably know now that I don’t eat dairy. Tim agreed to split with me the fresh made fettucine but, have it prepared with all of the toppings they listed on the ravioli! This was a fabulous decision as we wound up with a perfect little portion of pasta and vibrant colors and flavors from produce and herbs. It was so good that I had to recreate it once we were home! Continue reading