Easy Homemade Granola Vegan Gluten Free Paleo Granola

Easy Homemade Granola

Gluten-free, Paleo, and Vegan!Easy Homemade Granola from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.co.com// healthy easy granola // homemade granola recipes // healthy breakfast ideas // paleo breakfast recipes // vegan granola // vegan breakfasts // gluten free granola // vegan granola recipe // paleo granola // homemade granola recipe I’m slightly granola obsessed and in the fall time, I just want something in the morning that is warm and satisfying!! I’ve you’ve been following my social media, you know I’ve been all about the quinoa jars!  I’m definitely a creature of habit, but sometimes I like to mix things up too!  What could be better than easy homemade granola?

I’m a huge oat fan and one of my favorite all-time breakfast recipes is overnight oats!

Check out this fun Peanut Butter & Jelly inspired Overnight Oat recipe!

But lately I’ve been itching to switch it up, so I figured what could be better than a batch of homemade granola?  What I love about this recipe is that it is so versatile!  I’ve made it with almonds and dried fruit, or just kept it to gluten-free oats and a mixture of nuts!

One of my favorite places to shop is Whole Foods because I can pick up a variety of nuts and seeds in their bulk section and get enough variety and exactly what I need!  This easy homemade granola included a variety of nuts including almonds, pepitas, pecans and walnuts.  You could also throw in sunflower seeds, flaxseed, or really anything you find in the bulk section that you like!  I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free oats for this!  Whole Foods sells a ton of different gluten-free options, but if you’re lazy like me, you can just find it here on Amazon!  If it’s on Prime, its going in my cart.  Easy and fast for the win!
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My plan for the week is to top this granola with some dairy free yogurt (Silk and So Delicious are my favorites!) and some fresh berries!  What is your go-to breakfast in the morning?  Comment below and let me know!

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Easy Homemade Granola
Easy Homemade Granola from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.co.com// healthy easy granola // homemade granola recipes // healthy breakfast ideas // paleo breakfast recipes // vegan granola // vegan breakfasts // gluten free granola // vegan granola recipe // paleo granola // homemade granola recipe
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Easy Homemade Granola from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.co.com// healthy easy granola // homemade granola recipes // healthy breakfast ideas // paleo breakfast recipes // vegan granola // vegan breakfasts // gluten free granola // vegan granola recipe // paleo granola // homemade granola recipe
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl and spread onto a cooking sheet sprayed with coconut oil spray. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes, flipping halfway. Let cool and harden and then break into pieces
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Homemade Halloween Candy

Homemade Halloween Candy

{Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free} TwixHomemade Halloween Candy from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.co.com// healthy twix // homemade halloween candy // healthy candy // paleo candy // vegan candy // vegan desserts // gluten free desserts // paleo twix bar recipe // raw vegan twix bars // homemade twix bar recipe

Homemade Halloween Candy getting me all Pinterest-y just in time for Halloween!  I am generally all about the convenience over anything.  But in this case, I couldn’t resist giving these babies a try.  Surprisingly, they were a lot easier than I expected and I had two little helpers that made them that much better!   If kids can do it, we can do it right??

I previewed these over on my Instagram last week and y’all went insane.  Never have I had a recipe be more well received.  Well, these chicken tacos are pretty darn popular, but let’s be honest, they’re no chocolate!! So its pretty apparent that you all love chocolate as much as I do.  And you could eat it all day long.  So we need a darn good replacement for the real thing, right??

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Homemade Halloween Candy {Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free} Twix

Healthy Twix, you do exist!!! Every darn day I want chocolate. So instead of downing the real thing  I’m determined to find something that’s healthier. I’m not saying you can down a whole pan of these but they’re definitely a little healthier than downing a bag of Twix!

These were a HIT in my family.  So much so that when I went to blog them, half of the pan was gone.  So, you’ve been officially warned.  They won’t last long!

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There are a few swaps you can make here!  I was running out of some of the main ingredients (raw maple syrup) and swapped out for raw honey.  I didn’t have almond butter on hand and used peanut butter instead.  Although I could definitely taste both ingredients, they were so yummy and a great variation from the original ingredients!

I could absolutely find a few other recipes to make a little cleaner!  What is your favorite Halloween candy? Post your favorites in the comments and we’ll see what we can do!

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Homemade Halloween Candy {Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free} Twix
Course Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
Shortbread
Caramel
Chocolate
Course Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
Shortbread
Caramel
Chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the shortbread layer. Mix well. Press into the bottom of an 8X8 pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-20 minutes at 350 degrees until lightly browned. Let cool. Next, prepare the caramel layer by combining all caramel ingredients. Mix until completely smooth. Pour over cooled crust and place in the fridge to harden for 1-2 hours. Once hardened, prepare the chocolate mixture. In a medium bowl, combine all chocolate ingredients. Mix until smooth and pour over the caramel layer. Refrigerate for about an hour until hardened. Once set, remove the candy by pulling up on the parchment paper. Place entire square on a cutting board and cut into small sticks. Store in freezer or fridge.
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Top 5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Top 5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

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Doesn’t everyone need a little zen every now and then?

Coming off of back-to-school and going into the holiday season, it can be quite the challenge to get to a yoga class or even take a few minutes to yourself.  But, it’s been proven that a few minutes of breathing and relaxation can help you to de-stress, feel more calm, and begin to detox your body.

Here are my Top 5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Seated Twist

Twists are amazing for detoxing.  I love to start with a seated one to get my energy flowing.
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Downward Dog

This is one of my favorite yoga poses to release the tension in my shoulders, neck, and jaw!Top 5 yoga poses for stress relief from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.com // yoga for anxiety // yoga for moms // beginner yoga // easy yoga // yoga for detox // yoga at home // at home yoga // mamaroo yoga mat // cute yoga mat // colorful yoga mat // lululemon // easy-to-do yoga

Twisting Lunge

Any good twist will begin to detox your body.  Plus this feels really great on your spine.  You can your knee down for a modification.
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Tree Pose

I love this pose to center myself and work on my balance.  Stress relief is all about bringing your energy back in and breathing through tension!Top 5 yoga poses for stress relief from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.com // yoga for anxiety // yoga for moms // beginner yoga // easy yoga // yoga for detox // yoga at home // at home yoga // mamaroo yoga mat // cute yoga mat // colorful yoga mat // lululemon // easy-to-do yoga

Seated Breathing

Nothing is better than breathing.  In through your nose and out through your nose.  Then, a few exhales out of your mouth feel amazing!

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These are all basic yoga poses.  You should always consult your doctor before starting any health & fitness routine.  I have found doing these few simple poses for 5 minutes can take my stress level seriously down!

And who doesn’t need a cute yoga mat?  I’m all about a cute and colorful mat whether I’m working out at home or taking a mat to a yoga class.  I really love this mat by MamaRoo!  Its unlike any yoga mat I’ve tried because the top is super soft and I don’t slide on it.  The bottom rubber grip stays in place.  The colors are vibrant and so pretty!  I went to hot yoga class today and it was the FIRST time I didn’t slip on my mat!  Score!

Momma Fit Lyndsey readers can take an extra 20% off this MamaRoo mat by entering code LYNDSEY20 at checkout!  PS The mat is currently on sale, so its an awesome deal!  Early holiday shopping for the yogis in your life!

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I’m getting ready to put together this year’s holiday gift guide!!  I’d love to hear in the comments what you would buy the fit momma in your life?

Meatless Monday – Mediterranean Quinoa

Meatless Monday mediterranean recipe

Plant-based diet.  You’re trendy right now, and a bit political.  But I’m intrigued.  I’ve been listening to a bunch of podcasts and doing my own research about going plant-based.  So far, I have to say, it’s been very intriguing.  It’s also been a wee bit tasty!

Meatless Monday for the Win!

I did a plant-based detox back in May and it was incredibly eye-opening about what eating processed foods, animal proteins, and dairy do to your digestion.  And here’s the thing, you don’t have to drop the animal proteins cold-turkey!  (pun intended)  You can start with something as simple as a Meatless Monday!

What is a Meatless Monday?

Meatless Monday means that instead of eating meat, you forgo it on Mondays.  Just one day a week!  Sounds doable right?  I know a lot of the gals I chat with have trouble with their weekends.  Too many indulgences, maybe a few glasses of wine, and Monday starts with a little too much bloat.  Meatless Monday is a perfect way to combat that bloat and have you feeling lighter by Tuesday!

This Meatless Monday Recipe is super easy, one-pot, and will make your life that much easier.  You can also make this recipe vegan-friendly by eliminating the cheese add at the end.  I’m not sure I could ever go 100% vegan because I do love my cheese!

Another SUPER easy way to make this recipe is to cook the quinoa in a rice cooker and then just sauté up the veggies.  I’m a huge fan of leftovers too and this recipe is also delicious cold for lunch the next day!  Anything that can make my day easier and keep me away from the drive-through, I’m down with!!

Amazon for the win!

Need a rice cooker?  Check out my favorite rice cooker by clicking the link below!  And its on sale!!

Rice Cooker!

This recipes is headed into regular rotation, along with another meatless favorite of ours, Kale Pad Thai!

What about you?

Post in the comments below and let me know, do you do Meatless Monday in your house?

**recipe inspired by simplyquinoa.com

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Mediterranean Quinoa
Meatless Monday mediterranean recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Meatless Monday mediterranean recipe
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots until caramelized. Add thyme and cook until fragrant.
  2. Add quinoa and sun-dried tomatoes. Stir until incorporated. Add vegetable broth and water, bring to boil. Then, cover and reduce to simmer for 20-30 minutes until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.
  3. While quinoa is cooking, heat walnuts over low heat for 5 minutes. Set aside
  4. Remove lid and stir in spinach and chickpeas. Cover with a lid and let sit for spinach to wilt. Serve with sliced kalamata olives, walnuts, feta, and parmesan cheese.
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Paleo Dinner Recipes | Salmon Burgers and Tangy Slaw

Paleo Dinner Recipes

This recipe was kind of a risk for me because I bought some canned salmon at Whole Foods awhile back but I was took scared to try it.  Whole Foods is kind of my litmus test for if a food will be on my “to-eat” list.  So if Whole Foods sells canned salmon it must be OK right??

In my pantry it sat…

But alas the day came when I forgot to defrost my frozen salmon and dinner had to be made.  On the menu were these amazing salmon burgers inspired by a recipe I got once from E-meals.  I decided to give the canned salmon a go.  And let me tell you, I couldn’t taste the difference!  It was super easy too because I just had to open the can and drain it.  Would I use it again?  Sure, if I was in a pinch, absolutely.  I almost always prefer fresh to canned but in a pinch its better to make a clean recipe than go for something less healthy right??

paleo dinner recipes

Herbed Salmon Burgers – one of my new favorite paleo dinner recipes!

INGREDIENTS

10 oz fresh salmon, thawed salmon, or 2-5 oz. cans wild sockeye salmon (from Whole Foods preferably!)
1 large egg, beaten
2 TB coconut flour (can substitute almond flour if you prefer)
2 TB fresh chopped basil
1/2 medium red pepper diced
1 small shallot diced
olive oil
S&P

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Dry fresh or thawed salmon with a paper towel or drain canned sockeye salmon.  Carmelize shallots in a drizzle of olive oil.  Combine salmon with shallots, peppers, egg, flour, basil and spices.  Shape mixture into 2-3 patties.  Transfer to a prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, flipping once mid-way, or until cooked through.

Tangy Slaw

Trader Joe’s kale and cabbage mix
1 TB olive oil
1 TB apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
S&P

Mix up and let sit for 30 minutes!

*this recipe was inspired by e-meals.com