I am a big fan of overnight oats - they are simple to prepare in advance and perfect to grab for breakfast on a busy morning. This recipe is one that I adapted from SELF magazine's Ready Set Sweat Challenge library of recipes. I removed the sources of added sugar from the orginial recipe (honey,… Continue reading Overnight Oats with Grapes and Pecans
Sometimes you just need a little fresh salsa in your life! I threw this recipe together on a busy Monday night and it couldn't have been easier. Another bonus: you can eat this with just about anything. I first served this fresh goodness on top of a grilled steak and then the next morning over… Continue reading Simple Salsa!
I recently tried Kodiak Cakes pancake mix (Power Cakes, Protein Packed) and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I'll make pancakes for breakfast once in a blue moon, but this mix boasts 14g of protein for 3, 4-inch pancakes...so I wanted to give it a try. I prepared the batter with milk (which brought the protein… Continue reading Pumpkin Power Cake Muffins
It's that time of year again - you can't go anywhere without seeing an advertisement for something pumpkin-flavored or "pumpkin-spice something" featured on a menu. Why settle for pumpkin flavoring when you can go full-throttle and use the real stuff?! Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A as well as fiber - a great… Continue reading Get Pumped(kin) for Breakfast!
I must overestimate my banana consumption because it always seems like I'm left with a few overripe bananas on the kitchen counter! This time, I decided to use those mushy bananas to make some banana blueberry muffins for breakfast this week. I had some leftover apple crisp topping that I decided to sprinkle on top… Continue reading Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffins
After a summer hiatus, I'm back in action! The past few months have been extremely busy with fun summer excursions and a cross-country move to Missouri. I am now settled in Springfield, completing my dietetic internship through Missouri State University and happy to be back in action on Tara Tested! I have heard a lot… Continue reading Back in Action with Overnight Oats!
This year marked another successful Memorial Day weekend camping trip with my family - complete with a little bit of rain, a little more wine, and even more laughs. As the main meal planner for the trip, I decided to experiment with a few new "menu" items. I had been looking up campfire-friendly meals and stumbled… Continue reading Blueberry-Orange Campfire Muffins