I woke up feeling like the Pillsbury Dough Boy Girl! I guess the advantage of making chipotle burrito bowls at home, is that YOU control the salt content. Lots of water for this girl today! :)

In other news, breakfast was absolutely luscious Almond Butter & Banana Oatmeal! 


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As the almond butter melted over the piping hot oats, it created a gooey layer of molten almond butter. AMAZE!


This was actually one of my better bowls of oatmeal in awhile. I give credit to the super ripe banana I used – which was extremely hard to cut up. As you may know, I’m a banana diva, and any sign of browning on my bananas makes me gaggy! 8O


The deep roasted flavor of the flaxseeds and almonds were the perfect flavor contrast to the sweetness. Oh yeah!


I was semi counting on having the other half of my burrito bowl to take for lunch today but, well, you know how that went… So I packed a classic Turkey Sammich instead! 


2 slices EarthGrains 100% Whole Wheat Bread, 2% cheddar cheese, roasted turkey and dijon mustard.

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Love that dijon zip! Do you like mustard? Ben loathes it!

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This’ll be nice and filling.

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The two amigos – a Fat-Free Blueberry Yogurt and Cascadian Farm Chocolate Chip Granola Bar are also making an appearance.

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Memorial Day

So is anyone hosting or attending a cookout this weekend? I know I am, so I wanted to give you some quick & easy, tried & true recipes from the IGE vault that would be perfect for any outdoor gathering!

Main Dishes:

Apricot Glazed Turkey Burgers Stuffed with Goat Cheese

BBQ Pulled Pork I

BBQ Pulled Pork II

Chicken Salad – Mayo free!

Greek Turkey Burgers

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Artichoke Salsa

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Tuna Salad – Mayo free!


Appetizers, Salads & Sides:

Asian Peanut & Mango Salad

Avocado Mango Salsa

Beanis Dip

Citrus CousCous Salad

Creamy Pickle Dip

Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Grandpa’s Pasta Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad


Pickle Bites

Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Potato Salad

Chips & Salsa

Snickers Salad



$1,000,000 Cookie Recipe

Apple Crisp

Chocolate Caramel Heath Bar Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese

Peanut Butter Pie

Puppy Chow Cookies

Rhubarb Tart

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

The Ultimate Cookie

Wuollet Bakery Brownies

Enjoy your weekend!!!


Would you rather host a gathering, or be a guest at someone else’s?