Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Did anyone else catch a case of the late August blues? After spending four relaxing days with my family in Kansas City, I’m struggling to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer. My single source of the fresh, pencil-sharpening, back-to-school energy I knew in elementary school: Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats.

Apple Pie Overnight Oats. Like having dessert for breakfast! @wellplated

As an elementary school student, I looked forward to the end of summer, because it meant the beginning of a new school year. Anything was possible. I had a brand-new Lisa Frank trapper keeper to prove it.

As an adult, the transition between seasons is less defined, but still present. Although I no longer have a first day of school to signal summer’s end, I can sense the arrival of fall. Summer is permissive. In summer, I can eat chips and dip for lunch, ignore my to-do list in favor of watching the sunset, and leave my bed unmade. Fall feels less accepting of these things.

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Salad. Healthy, filling, and DELICIOUS! Perfect make-ahead recipe for healthy lunches, or for a side dish at parties and potlucks. {vegan, gluten free, dairy free} @wellplated

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Salad

I am slowly coming to the realization that, despite my affinity for cute cafes and the well-placed statement necklace, I am simply not a lady who lunches. I speak far too loudly in public,...

Satay Chicken Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce. EASY and DELICIOUS. Even better than a restaurant! Perfect as a party appetizer or light dinner. @wellplated

Satay Chicken with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Sunday nights are my sacred kitchen retreat. On weeknights, we usually eat leftovers of my latest rounds of recipe tests. On weekends, we often go out. Sunday, however, is my most treasured food night...

The BEST, easiest homemade granola ever! Crock Pot Granola. Simple, healthy, and the slow cooker does the work. Add any of your favorite fruits, nuts, and chocolate chips. DELICIOUS. {vegan, dairy free, gluten free} @wellplated

Crock Pot Granola

Homemade granola is simply not one of those things I can do in small quantities. After all, if I’m going to be making something as addictively crispy, rewardingly wholesome, and marvelously munchy as granola,...

Crispy Chickpea Cauliflower Tacos: Spicy roasted cauliflower and chickpeas make the most delicious, low-fat vegan taco filling ever! {low carb, gluten free} @wellplated

Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

I have a confession and a stellar recipe for Crispy Cauliflower Tacos for you today. First up, the confession, because if you are still reading, you are interested in the juicy details. If you...

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole recipe — a DELICIOUS and EASY all-in-one meal with juicy chicken, crispy veggies, brown rice, and an addictive sticky teriyaki sauce. Great recipe for busy weeknights! @wellplated

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

One of the best parts of having a house (aside from no longer needing to store my pots and pans underneath the bed) is hosting friends for impromptu dinners. As my girlfriends will tell...

Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffins. Moist, healthy zucchini muffins that are absolutely delicious! Easy to make and perfect for on-the go breakfasts and snacks. @wellplated

Healthy Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chips

After ransacking my entire freezer on Tuesday afternoon in a desperate search find the last, lonely Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffin, I decided that, despite the fact that I’ve been bombarding you with recipes...

Soft and chewy healthy no bake cookies, loaded with peanut butter and chocolate chunks. Perfect for when you want to indulge AND stick to your diet. Kids love them too!

Healthy No Bake Cookies

Between these Healthy No Bake Cookies and watching the Final Five US Women’s Gymnastics team dominate in Rio on Tuesday night, my inner little girl is doing a triple back flip tumbling pass of...