Layered Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Here I am, finally joining in on the PUMPKIN ALL THE THINGS craze. Not that I haven’t made pumpkin the base of my food pyramid already—glance around my Facebook page or Instagram and you’ll see that pumpkin has become a huge part of my life. I might even say we’re going steady.

I’ve been having Bulletproof(R) Pumpkin Spice Lattes every. single. day. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s actually the most fun and delicious part of my day. It’s a shame I have to rush through it 64% of my mornings to get to work on time. To make sure I have somewhat adequate time for my morning coffee ritual, it’s nice to have breakfasts pre-prepared.

That’s where chia puddings come in.

Layered Pumpkin Chia Pudding

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Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bars with Cherry Ganache

Every once in a while you just get this insatiable craving for chocolate that only something like a brownie can satisfy, and then you realize you have cherries in the fridge that need to be used soon – and who the hell doesn’t like chocolate covered cherries? – so you just have to make chocolate cherry brownies to be happy.

At least, I hope there are more people who suffer from this once-every-few-months problem.  It probably speaks volumes about the fact that I need to do a Whole30 or 21DSD.  Oh well.  I made double chocolate cherry fudge bars with a cherry ganache, and they are amazeballs.  That’s the only possible way to describe these brownie/bars.  Oh wait.  “Bomb” is another satisfactory, hip descriptor.  Or we can get old school and call these “decadent”.  “Mind blowing”.  “Bliss”.  I don’t know.  Pick one of those and be happy.

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Paleo Banana Bread (nut free) |

Banana Bread

This last week has been an important one for me.  Last week I celebrated my 1  year anniversary at CrossFit 701.  It was a great opportunity to look at how far I’ve come, and what my goals are for year 2.  But first, check out this simple infograph I made comparing my lifts from the beginning to now:

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