Overnight Crock Pot Healthy Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Recipe (vegan, dairy free)

Ever sense I created my first crock pot overnight oatmeal recipe about 5 years ago, my husband has been having oatmeal for breakfast and making it in the crock pot the night before.  It's like magic.  Just add steel cut oats, the proper amount of liquid to your crock pot (make sure to grease it) and turn it to warm.  In the mourning you have perfectly cooked warm healthy breakfast that will make you excited to wake up.

20 Foods Under 40 Calories: Stock Your Fridge With Ultra Low Calorie Foods To Lose Weight

After Thanksgiving I hit my highest weight ever.  If you follow this blog you know that I don't obsess about calorie counting or my weight, just eating whole real food, until.....I hit close to my highest weight or over or I don't fit into my clothes any more.   Then I get pretty serious about it.  To me this is a big sign that something is off in your life and it's better to nip it in the bud.  It's easier to lose 5 lbs than 30lbs!  I've lost about 2 lbs since then, so I've still got some way to go.  One way I plan to try to lose more is to stock my fridge with super low calorie foods.   I also plan to re read my post I wrote about my weight loss when it seemed to effortlessly melt off of me.  Thank goodness I wrote that post!  Its kind of like my notes.  I actually use my own blog all the time.  Not only does it allow me to share all I learn and do with you, but it helps me remember what I've done, what our garden has done, recipes that are killer but I don't make often enough to memorize, DIY projects I've done, etc. 

10 Stocking Stuffer Ideals for Men Under $10

Can you believe Christmas is in a week!  I can't.  Especially since it's been so warm her in MN.  It feels like fall and I'm loving it.  It's only once in a while that we have a really warm fall/winter season.  I'm hoping this trend continues through winter.  Fingers crossed.  So that means we have no snow on the ground and it's barely even snowed this season.  I have only shoveled once.  Which also means my brain thinks it's move like Nov.

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie (no added sugar, Dairy free) Recipe

I hosted Thanksgiving again this year which means I had access to all the leftovers.  Which resulted in me gaining about 3 pounds.  Not good when were just starting the holiday season!  This might not sound like alot but it was just enough to put me into what I call my weight danger zone.  My weight danger zone for me is when I reach my highest weight I've ever been and am in danger of going up a size.  I pretty much don't think much about calories unless I am in the danger zone, then I am very careful to eat low calorie and exercise any chance I get.  I also try to be really careful about cutting out sugars and grains (unless it's high fiber) and basically trying to recreate that magical time in my life when I lost 15 lbs effortlessly

Wake up to Breakfast Already Made: Overnight Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe

A few years ago I created an over night crock pot apple pie oatmeal recipe that was truly life changing for my husband and I.  Simply put steel cut oats in a crockpot on warm the night before you go to bed and you will wake up to perfectly cooked healthy oatmeal.  This is great if you don't have time to make breakfast in the mourning, or need to cook breakfast for a lot of people (simply double or triple the recipe).  My husband has made oatmeal in a crock pot the night before for breakfast since I first wrote this post.  This has also been one of our most popular recipes, so when Columbia Empire Farms sent me a sample of their pumpkin butter of course I had to make a pumpkin pie version with it!