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Fall Baking Favorites

Hello, all!! I hope you are well. Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love the cool air, the activities, and best of all…the baking!! I have been doing a lot of baking lately…with a little help stirring from my sweet girl! I just wanted to share some favorites so far.

Almond flour apple muffins. I used the apples we picked from Lynd Fruit farm! They were so yummy!
This apple crisp was a traditional one because my husband didn’t want my healthy version haha. He devoured it!
Roasted pumpkin seeds! These have olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little seasoning salt.
Almond flour pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips! These are my favorite!!
This is a healthy apple crisp made with almond flour! It was so delicious, I ate half of it for lunch the day I made it!

Most of these recipes I found on Pinterest! I also made pumpkin pancakes and plan on making some pumpkin pie overnight oats next!

If you have any fall recipes please share!! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

With love,

Carly

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Banana Egg Pancakes With A Boost

Hello! We are back from a wonderful trip up North for my brother-in-law’s wedding. It was small, family only, and beyond perfect. We have been incredibly busy with a move, and two weekends of weddings, but now we are back and settling in which feels SO nice. Anyway, I will share more on that later. Let’s get to the point of this post….

PANCAKES!

I’m sure many of you have tried banana egg pancakes. I like them, but usually want something more substantial and satisfying. Well, after a lifting workout, I decided to make them with a few yummy additions. I devoured the whole thing.

My favorite added ingredient is leftover Criobru grounds. I have mentioned Criobru on the blog before. It brews like coffee,  has SO many health benefits, and is essentially caffeine free. I have been trying to cut back some, and it gives me a boost in the afternoon when I need it. Plus, the taste is incredible!

INGREDIENTS:

*2 eggs
*1 banana
*1/4 cup of almond flour
*1/2 tsp of cornstarch
*Leftover Criobru grounds

TOPPING:
*Almond butter
*Coconut Oil

DIRECTIONS:

*Mash banana and mix with the eggs.
*Add in all other ingredients and mix well.
*Heat a skillet with a little coconut oil and cook 1/4 of batter on both sides. Continue until all batter is used. I made 4 pancakes.
*Melt some almond butter and coconut oil together and pour over pancakes.
*Add any additional toppings you want and eat!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Unil next time…

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Stroller Jog, Hill, And Strength Workout

Hello, and happy Friday! I wanted to share a quick workout that I did with K this week. She is a great buddy, and stays busy playing with sticks and leaves. I do have to stop occasionally to give her some attention!

Anyway….let’s get to it.

STROLLER WORKOUT:

*5 min jog around the block

*10 step ups on wall or bench (each side), 10 lunges each side, 10 full squats, 10 squat pulses

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*10/10 side leg raises + pulses, 15 calf raises

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*10 incline push-ups, 10 chest pulses, 10 tricep dips

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*Curls with weights to failure, shoulder press to failure

Repeat × 3

*Cool down

It was a nice sweaty workout with my girl!

Disclaimer: This is just what works for me and my body. Please do what is best for you!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up And My Health Journey

Hello, all!! I hope you had a great weekend…and Monday, as I didn’t get around to this post yesterday.

Our weekend was fun, and full of family time.

SATURDAY:

We had a relaxing morning, followed by a fun afternoon at the park. K is getting so brave and has a blast at the park! My husband got tired chasing her around haha.

The rest of the day was spent reading, and more playing outside.

Once K went to bed, we made dinner, played a game of Clue, then started the show Mindhunter. We have enjoyed it so much!

SUNDAY:

We got up, had coffee, then headed to the zoo. We had such a good time together! My husband rarely gets to come with us because we usually go during the week when he works. We loved having him there!

That afternoon was full of more playing with our energetic toddler.

For dinner, we made a sausage skillet! It was so tasty!!

That was our lovely weekend! Now moving on…

MY HEALTH JOURNEY:

I have had some stomach issues and exhaustion for a long time. I decided to try to take control of my health a few ways.

1) I started taking all natural oils for gut health, and another for fertility. This brand is wonderful and describes every ingredient.

2) I started Whole 30! It is only day 2, but I have heard great things about the results. I am hoping to find out a little more about potential foods that make me feel bad. Once I get a little further along in the process I will update!

That’s about all for today! I would love to hear if any of you have tried Whole 30, and what your results were.

Have a wonderful week,

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Family, And Selling Our House

Hello! A lot has happened since I last posted. For starters, our house is in contract! It went quick, and we are so thankful. My mom was kind enough to take our cats while we were doing showings.

Our new place is going up fast, and we cannot wait to make memories there. It has been so much fun watching the progress!

FAMILY:

Last weekend, K and I went to visit my brother and his family, as well as my mom. K had an absolute blast with her cousin! They are about a year apart in age. We don’t see them nearly as often as we’d like. The weekend was full of playing, and so many giggles! We fished in the pond, went to the park, made s’mores, had dance parties, and so much more. This mamma heart was full!

This week, K and I went to the zoo, visited my husband at work, and spent more time with grandma! My girl is getting so big!

FOOD FAVORITES:

This salad was from a Mediterranean place by my brother’s house. It was so fresh and delicious!!

Stir fry!

This meal was SO good! It was by my mom’s house and I have been wanting to try it for quite sometime. The place is called Fruttabowl. I had avacado toast with goat cheese and sriracha, plus a tasty smoothie bowl!

FITNESS:

*Outside runs with K

*Stroller barre

*Hiit workout videos

*Yoga (I have been using the downward dog app and love it)

OTHER:

*My mom brought my cats home and I had missed them so much! K did, too! She was excited to see them. The house felt so empty without them. Although, not having to clean up hair constantly was nice haha.

That’s about all for today! I am very far behind in reading posts on my reader. I am looking forward to catching up with all of you!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

With love,

Carly