Pumpkin Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Pesto is one of those things that I can put on pretty much anything {like hot sauce}… and I do. Serve it drizzled over roasted fall vegetables, with your favorite protein (like crispy salmon!), or whole grains. It’s even delicious on a baked potato or toast, and I’ve been known to add it to eggs before scrambling. You may be thinking of pasta, so hopefully this has opened your eyes to the possibilities!

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Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

I am a huge hummus lover –  as a dip, on wraps & sandwiches, to make potato salads, for a creamy dairy-free risotto, or even for some raw zucchini rollatini. Let’s be honest though… the same old hummus gets pretty boring and it can get pricey when you have a whole family or party full of people who want to snack on it.

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Sprouted Grain Pizza and Calzone Dough

When it’s football season, whether you love watching the game or not, you’re bound to be around someone who does and wind up at a game watch or tailgate. Chances are, at those functions, you’ll be running into some beer, and what goes better with beer than pizza? Confession: I prefer red wine with pizza, but I bet some of you might choose a calzone over a pizza if it was easy to make. Your kids might think it’s pretty fun and yummy, too.

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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!

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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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