crunchy chocolate chip cookie protein balls

**Full disclosure:  I feature some products in this post, some were gifted and some I bought.  All opinions are my own.** (warning. I say “balls” a lot today.) Promise you this – I’ll never claim to be good at cooking.  Baking.  Grilling.  Chef-ing. (?)  But I make these balls every week and my kids (and …

summer entertaining with blue diamond

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.  All opinions about the nuts and soccer are my own. ———– Let’s talk soccer here for a second. Point blank.  It’s a “meh” for me. I grew up playing basketball, softball, and running track and cross country.  I think I might have played one year of youth …

“get your good” with blue diamond almonds

**The following post was sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.  All opinions expressed are my own!** ————— Spring is here!  Thank goodness!! Other than having to mow the lawn and deal with pollen, we’re SO thrilled that the weather is warming up!  Fall is hands down my favorite time of year (all of the perks of …

NO-junk chocolate pudding (vegan/paleo)

Ya’ll.  Please, oh please, don’t judge me for the ONE photo I took for this recipe. With my iPhone.  Unstaged.  And in not-so-great lighting.  With a kid yanking on my arm. Hey!  I never claimed to be a food blogger. (I’m actually not sure WHAT kind of blogger I’m claiming to be.  A lazy one?  Pssst….I …

thinkThin review and #giveaway!!

I’m not sure I’ve been upfront enough about my LOVE for nutrition bars. I could seriously eat them once (or twice) a day. In college, I remember trying the Zone diet (among a zillion other diets.  The cabbage soup one was probably the most ridiculous.  And, OH SO stinky.).  Anyway, you’re instructed to eat a …

wiaw – my 5,000 calorie day

Hey everyone it’s Travis again.  Yes, I realize we are supposed to not be counting calories, but here’s my WIAW style recap of my 5,000 Calorie Day.  Since you are curious I posted my weight gain at the bottom.  But I know your first question is going to be why.  The short answer is I’ve …