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
Just because Halloween has come and gone doesn't mean pumpkin season is over! This recipe utilizes canned pumpkin puree and is great addition to a balanced breakfast or for an after-school snack. Take a step back from the leftover candy and try this recipe for a healthy fall treat! Pumpkin Pie Squares 2 cups whole… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Squares
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!
This Halloween we had another one of our intern potlucks and all contributed something flavorful and festive. I decided to play around with traditional rice krispie treats by adding some pumpkin. I followed the original recipe but added some canned pumpkin puree and as well as a little cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. The final product was tasty,… Continue reading Pumpkin Rice (Not So) Krispies
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!
I finally got around to getting a pumpkin, and since Halloween as come and gone it only seemed right to use my pumpkin for what it is naturally intended for: to eat! No carving this time around. I started off small and tackled the seeds first. I cut that bad boy in half and scooped out… Continue reading Pumpkin Firsts