Monthly Archives: August 2015

Blackberry Crisp

I can’t wait to start bombarding you all with fall recipes, but I thought I’d give a few more summer recipes before that.  I’m trying really hard to hold off on everything fall related, but it’s been hard with the cooler weather and school starting.  Plus, Bath & Bodyworks just got its fall collection in and I’m a huge sucker for candles.  

Anyway, summer recipe: blackberry crisp.  I loove crisps.  They’re my favorite…and this one is basically healthy enough to eat for breakfast. I mean, I wouldn’t do it every day, but I also wouldn’t judge you if you did. 😉

Healthy Blackberry Crisp
Recipe from: In it for the Long Run 

Ingredients:

3 ½ cups blackberries
¼ cup cane sugar
1 cup old fashioned oats
¼ cup melted coconut oil
¼ cup honey
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium sized bowl, mix together berries and sugar.  
2.  In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, coconut oil, and honey until combined.  Mix half of this mixture in with the berries.  
3.  Lightly grease a 9×5 inch pan with oil.  Place the berry mixture in the greased pan and sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top.
4.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Then let cool and serve with ice cream!

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Back-to-School Breakfast Burrito

Who has time to make a super tedious breakfast when you’re rushing out the door?  Nobody.  But, who still wants a healthy, delicious breakfast?  Me!  It’s possible!  

Whether your time is limited because you’re trying to get your kids ready for school or because you have to get to work on time or both, this breakfast is for you.  It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s healthy!  What more could you ask for? 🙂 You might even laugh at me for posting the recipe because it’s that easy.  

What’s your go-to quick breakfast?

Breakfast Burrito
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1 (or 2, depending on how hungry you are) egg
1 oz. shredded cheese 
½ an avocado, smashed
1 tomato, cut into slices
1 tortilla
salt, pepper, and garlic to taste
butter

Directions:

1.  Melt a small amount of butter in a skillet on the stove on medium-high heat.  Scramble the egg and cheese together in the skillet.
2.  Place the egg mixture on a plate and place the tortilla in the skillet.  
3.  Layer the avocado, spices, sliced tomato, and egg on top of the tortilla.
4.  Roll the tortilla into a burrito and allow the outside to get golden brown.  Enjoy!

Healthy No-Bake Cookies

I love no-bake cookies, but, they’re not exactly healthy…duh.  But, the ingredients are so easy to substitute with healthy ones, I’m not sure why I’ve never done it before!

These turned out really well, I just suggest keeping them in the refrigerator so they stay hard.  The coconut oil softens at room temperature.  I also suggest eating these with milk. 😉

Healthy No-Bake Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup oats
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon Stevia
salt 
vanilla

Directions:

1.  Mix together coconut oil and peanut butter in a pot on the stove at medium-high heat.  Once melted, add in the remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
2.  Place heaping tablespoons on a plate and refrigerate.  Once they’ve hardened, eat them! 🙂