Pumpkin Pecan Freezer Oatmeal Cups (gluten free, vegan)

Freezer oats  (2 of 8)

On my off-days from the gym, I usually make a smoothie and drink it on the way to work, but if I’m hauling ass and lifting weights at 6am, you can be sure I want something a little more substantial. And since I’m even more pressed for time than usual on those mornings, I need something that can be prepared quickly. As promised, I’m going to be sharing with you as many of my on-the-go breakfast solutions as I have to offer, and this is one you won’t want to miss out on!

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5 Ingredient Coconut Butter and Tahini Cups with Coffee Crème Filling (gluten free, vegan)

Coconut Cup

These things are a life-saver.

I’ve been making a conscious effort to reduce my sugar intake during the day – the last, stubborn remnant of my previously poor eating habits – but when that post-lunch slump hits me around 2:30 in the afternoon it becomes incredibly difficult to avoid. When I do go for sweets I still make sure they’re comprised of whole foods and have come from my own kitchen, but natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup can still do damage if eaten in large quantities. They might be healthier and more nutritious, but they’re still sugar.

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Pumpkin Pie Granola (gluten free, vegan)

granola

Well, this is it… my last recipe posting until we get back from Europe in August. Not to worry, I won’t be abandoning you lovely people entirely, but for obvious reasons I won’t be doing a whole lot of cooking over the next two months.

I’m in the middle of packing, and this granola is definitely on my to-bring list! I know finding gluten free breakfast foods is going to be a challenge, so it’ll be great to have this on hand for those extra hungry mornings or for something to much on in the afternoon if we’re trekking off the beaten path – apple sandwiches, anyone? This granola is great on it’s own or in some almond milk or yogurt as a homemade cereal. The pictures don’t do it justice, but I promise, the moment you get a whiff of this baking in the oven, you’ll be sold! It is just heavenly. Continue reading