Sweet Tooth: Berry Scones

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With Spring in full swing, I’ve been finding myself adding berries to just about everything I eat. So it’s no surprise that I decided to whip up these mixed berry scones this past weekend for a little Sunday morning treat.

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As I was making them, I definitely ate my fair share of berries. It went a little something like, one for the bowl, one for me.

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I’ve been loving eating these scones for breakfast this week–just add some strawberry jam and you’re good to go!

Semi Sweet Tooth: Overnight Oats

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My all-time favorite breakfast option is whole wheat avocado toast with an egg on top (do you blame me?). But since mornings usually consist of me running around the house like a chicken with its head cut off, I hardly ever have time to whip up a substantial meal. I had been searching for a healthy breakfast option that I could prepare the night before and transport to work easily, and when my co-worker mentioned overnight oats, I was sold.

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What I love about this breakfast is that you can really make it your own depending on how you’re feeling that week. The staples stay the same–rolled oats, chia seeds, and some flavored milk (almond, coconut, etc.)–but how you sweeten it is totally up to you. Sometimes I do agave and cinnamon, other times vanilla extract.

There’s similarly no right answer when it comes to the toppings you add. Be it blueberries, strawberries, banana, granola, coconut flakes, or slivered almonds, it’s all super delicious.

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Since Sundays are already my lunch and dinner meal prep day, I like to also make my overnight oats in bulk on this day. I’ll make enough for five days and put it all into one big mason jar.

I start with the oats, then add in the chia seeds, sprinkle in some cinnamon, and finish off with the almond milk.

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I then put the mason jar in the fridge and let it work its magic overnight. The next morning, I divvy it up into smaller mason jars and add my toppings of choice. That’s it!

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Have you ever tried overnight oats? If so, what do you like to put in your recipe? Share in the comments!

Sweet Tooth: Pumpkin Bread

first-imageOk, ok, I admit it–I’m definitely one of those pumpkin-obsessed people who buys nearly all of the pumpkin-flavored foods at the grocery store. I can’t help myself!

Naturally, I’ve been buying a lot of pumpkin desserts as well, but this weekend I decided to try my hand at a homemade pumpkin bread. To do so, I followed this recipe (minus the orange zest, add walnuts) and was super pleased with the results.

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Sweet Tooth: Mixed Berry Pie

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It just wouldn’t be Summer without carving out time to make a fruit pie. Since I’ve made a few pies in my day (blueberry and apple are my favorite), I decided to go ahead and wing this one. A little bit of sugar and butter on the berries, mixed with a little rolling of the pie crust dough, and voilá. You’ve got yourself a homemade pie in just a few hours.

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Sweet Tooth: Blondies

First ImageSince brownies are so played out right now, I opted for blondies instead. And while that totally was a joke, I really do love blondies because they’re basically chocolate chip cookies in brownie form. Aka more cookie per bite and I’m all for that.

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To whip up my delicious blondies, I followed this recipe. My apartment smelled like freshly baked goodies for hours and my boyfriend was basically salivating as he watched me shoot this post. I’ll definitely be making these again soon. IMG_5856 IMG_5859

Sweet Tooth: Almond Butter Toast with Persimmon

First ImageTrust me, I love my cookies. But sometimes I want to be a bit healthier and opt for something just slightly better for me. Cue: almond butter toast with persimmon. Yummmm.

Here’s how you whip it together:

  • Toast 1 slice of whole grain bread.
  • Spread almond butter. Note that you can also use peanut butter if you prefer.
  • Slice a persimmon and lay it across the toast.
  • Finish with a dash of cinnamon.
  • Eat!

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Sweet Tooth: Fruit Salad

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One of my new favorite Sunday activities is to make a big fruit salad and store it in the fridge to last me through the whole week. Since I’m always reaching for snacks, I am really trying to work towards having healthy options on hand, and what better option than a fruit salad? Here’s how I like to do it.

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Step 1. Choose your fruits. For this fruit salad, I went with blackberries, strawberries, grapes, and bananas. 

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Step 2. Prep all of your fruits on a cutting board. This includes cutting stems off of the strawberries, picking the grapes off the vine, etc.

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Step 3. Place each type of fruit in a large bowl, working with just one type at a time. I started with blackberries, then added grapes, then strawberries, and finished with the bananas.

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 Step 4. Since this is a salad after all, go ahead and mix all of the fruit together in the bowl.

Step 5. Start eating and enjoying and then store in the fridge to eat throughout the week. To keep the fruit fresh, drizzle some lemon juice on top!