Category Archives: Macro-Friendly

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Bites

I had no intentions of making banana bread any time soon but my original plan was foiled so I had no choice! I brought home pineapple from Sam’s club last week and my plan was to distract Amanda from it with bananas. But it didn’t work. So then we were stuck with lots of suddenly very ripe bananas haha!

I didn’t want the bananas to go to waste so I decided to get back to baking this afternoon and actually come up with a recipe myself. I wanted to make it gluten-free because Amanda can’t have gluten but we’ve tried out some other recipes we’ve found on Pinterest and they didn’t quite deliver.

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Crockpot Vegetable Pesto Soup

Crockpot recipes are my absolute favorite as it’s easy, simple, and very hands off. I just throw all the ingredients into the crock pot and leave it sit for a few hours. I swear something magical happens in the crock pot because the taste is always so much better than if I were to make it in a giant pot on the stove!

I decided to make my own version of pesto vegetable soup because that’s my favorite soup to get from Panera. I wouldn’t call it a copy-cat because I didn’t model it to taste exactly like the one you would find at Panera. I wanted to make my own homemade version and not to boast or anything, but I prefer this batch to Panera’s 🙂

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Apple Pie Overnight Oats

I’ve recently gotten my dad into overnight oats so I’ve been experimenting with some recipes lately! He’s never had overnight oats before but absolutely loves them now. Since I’ve been working with him most mornings I take breakfast to him because he’s wanted some help with healthier breakfast options. So I asked him if he’d be interested in apple pie oats and he was all for it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 cup oats*
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 packet stevia
2 oz plain Greek yogurt
1/2 apple
sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg

*to make this recipe gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats

Then, all you do is combine everything, mix it well, and let them sit overnight! Both my dad and I loved the oats and he was amazed how much it reminded him of apple pie. The cinnamon and nutmeg I didn’t really measure but I will say that I used a tiny amount of nutmeg compared to cinnamon (I’m not a big nutmeg fan). You also want to be careful because the oats will sit overnight and soak up the flavors so be careful not to put more than you might want at first. When I made them and tasted it, I could get a hint of the cinnamon and nutmeg but it definitely grew a lot stronger overnight. So that’s just something to be conscious of if you want to decrease/increase the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors!

Enjoy!

Tortizzas

Ever have one of those days where all you want is just to eat all the pizza? It’s one of those scenarios where your heart tells you yes but your macros tell you no. Well, luckily here’s a compromise for you..

Tortizzas.

That’s my “cheesy” mash up name of tortilla and pizza. I’m sorry, I’ll stop with the bad puns…maybe. I just don’t want any saucy remarks because of my bad jokes. Okay I swear I’m done now.  Anyway, you make it like you would a pizza then bake it til it gets even more pizza-y, and then you get to eat it like you would a pizza. This is one of my go-to substitutes when I can’t have the real thing!

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