Paleo Cinnamon Toast Crunch

cinnamon paleo crunch

Great Googly-Moogly!

cinnamon paleo crunch

I just made Cinnamon Paleo Crunch and it’s pretty awesome. I told you I loved my cereal!

I found a few recipes online and just had to try this one. I made a double batch, because C’mon… I know it’ll be eaten :) Here’s how it all went down.

You need:

  • 2 c. Almond meal/flour
  • 1-2 T. coconut flour
  • 2 Eggs, or egg substitute (I used egg substitute this time)
  • 2 T. Coconut oil, melted
  • 2 T. Honey
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 t. Cinnamon and coconut sugar/white sugar mixture for top
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together almond flour, coconut flour, eggs, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Roll dough out between two pieces of parchment paper. It’ll be helpful if you spray the top piece of parchment with PAM so it comes of easily.
  4. Slowly peel off the top parchment paper.
  5. Top with a good sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. then place the parchment paper it on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into squares, or whatever you like really.
  7. Turn oven down to 300 and bake for at least 5 more minutes- flipping occasionally. It may take an additional 10-15 minutes to get the right crunchiness. (I actually just turned my oven off and kept them cooking at the low temp for 10 minutes.)
  8. Let cool and munch on my friend.

These would be good if you cut them into bigger pieces as cinnamon crackers too ;) As for me… cereal all the way.

Who’s with me?

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Who’s going to try this recipe or some granola?

Thanks for stopping by! Someone said we’re getting some snow tomorrow?

Henna Head

Good Morning! Let me tell you: I’m officially loving Henna to color my hair. What the heck is it, and why would I use Henna?
  • Henna (Lawsonia Inermis) has been used by men and women for centuries- Over 6,000 years, to dye hair, nails and skin. It was commonly used for many centuries in areas of India, the Middle East, and Africa.  The henna dye is obtained from the leaves of the plant, which are dried, milled and sifted. Henna is known to bond to protein, which is what hair is made of. Once applied to the hair henna will bind itself to the keratin present in hair and provide a permanent coating to the cuticle of the hair, it does not penetrate the hair, and hence why it is a better alternative to manufactured dyes.
  • Because it coats the strands of hair with the Lawsonia it makes the cuticles lie down flatter, which can result in smoother shinier hair with less tangling.
  • Henna on your hair is almost like a protein treatment, in that it makes the hair stronger and more resilient to damage and breakage.
  • Henna is naturally anti fungal and antibacterial and some people have reported regular use of henna has helped with issues of dandruff and a scaly scalp.
  • Highly textured, curly, or coarse hair types- Henna loosens and softens the hairs curl pattern, rather than hair standing straight up from the scalp it now hangs downwards.
  • People with fine, thin limp hair also notice that constant henna treatments give their hair more body, density, shine and all round bounce, again this is because the regular coats of henna will build up the hairs structure and result in thick stronger strands.

It is a bit messy, but worth it. It’s not hard at all to apply it, no technician or professionals needed. It is like applying a thin yogurt mixure to your hair (that will stain whatever it touches if left on the surface). The time to leave it on your hair is about 4 hours. So plan on staying home, and keeping busy- you’ll look like a crazy lunch lady with the cap on your head. The wash out was probably the messiest part, after 4 hours on your head, the henna hardens while it dries, so it takes a few rinses to get it all out. I bought mine on Amazon. One package is two applications for my hair, so this package of 3 for 13.99 is a steal!

Each application costs approximately $2.40 VS. the average $70/Month. (That’s a $67 savings, each month)

IF you average 70$ every 4 weeks you spend at least $840.00/year on your hair. (I’m sure a lot of people spend much more than this too!)

IF you switch to Henna every 4 week you spend $27.60/year on your hair.

For all you math whizzes out there that’s a $812.40 savings in ONE year! In a 5 year period that’s a savings of $4,062.00… I could keep going, but I think you get the picture ;)

Here’s my results just after one henna treatment: The left is previously highlighted and color treated hair from the salon. On the right is my Henna hair.

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You’re probably wondering- if I don’t go to the salon, who cuts my hair? JB use to do it… However, now I found this video and do it myself. Longer hair is much more forgiving if you cut it yourself. So if you have short hair cut, or a high maintenance style, i’d probably head to the hairdresser for the cut.

Hope you have a great Sunday, GO PATS!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday 5

Happy Friday! Friday 5 time: Just a random 5 things I’m pinning, making, eating, doing & loving..

Pinning.

DIY Cleaning products. There’s so many recipes for homemade stuff, I get lost in all of them- here’s a site with the basics.

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Making.

Turmeric Tea. In my research of thinning out my blood- Turmeric is suppose to be awesome.  I was hesitant about the taste, but this is legit good. A litttle kick from the cayenne, and ginger (not shown) really gives it a unique flavor. It’s not bitter or gross- I SWEAR.  (The turmeric, ginger, cayenne AND Ginger are all spices high in salicylates.) I know it looks gross.. just trust me.

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Eating.

When I need a sweet treat, these little puppies hit the spot. Just enough to satisfy that chocolate craving… Portion Control people!

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Doing.

Dancing to this song. If you don’t dance when you hear this- you may be deaf. Just get up and move!


Loving.

My hair after the salon. Why can’t I do this?! Time for practicing my curling abilities. It’s amazing how your hair can make you feel. Even if I’m wearing sweats and a flannel- I still feel like a million bucks ;)

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Have a great weekend guys! Thanks for stopping by :)

My take on Social Media

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Hi all. I want to start by thanking you for following my blog. Especially those of you who comment and actually READ it. I have been writing it on and off for years now and loved sharing my life with you, however all things must come to an end.

I’m logging off social media. Why? One good one is that it’s a waste of time. Here’s a few more

  • It’s addictive.
  • Privacy concerns.
  • Disconnected from the real world.

How often do you find yourself checking Facebook updates for people you don’t even know? Better yet- how many strangers like your Instagram picture? Oh and Twitter? #istilldontgetit.

Here is a great article about cutting out social media and how much it really effects you. I couldn’t agree with it more. I already deleted my Instagram, Foursquare, and Twitter. And honestly, haven’t missed it one bit. I have already found myself with more time on my hands, to do the things I enjoy.

Next is Facebook, and soon my Blog.

I challenge you to take a good look at where you are spending your time. I’m not losing friends by deleting social media, I’m only losing the virtual ones.

Have a fabulous day!

♥ Meg

checked off the bucket list.

To kick off our vacation week JB and I decided to ride our bikes to the cape. I gave all our clothes to my mom to bring down beforehand so we wouldn’t have to worry. The ride was LONG, but really kind of fun. We traveled through 20+ towns, got lost only once, had one flat tire, and made it in decent time. It got quite busy by the end of the ride, towards the Cape, which was not as fun. Wicked sketchy actually. Crossing the Bourne Bridge was white knuckles the whole way. Here we are right when we got to the house. 1 And our post ride snacking. 2 That night we went to Paint It Falmouth! I’ve never done one of these, neither has JB, so I was excited. Exhausted from the ride, but excited. My brother opened this place up recently in the Center of Falmouth right on Main St. 3

Sunday JB and I walked down the the beach for a bit, then headed back for some Lunch. 4

Later on in the evening, we wanted some Guac, so naturally we headed to Anejo. Our minds were blown when we saw guacamole with bacon. GENIUS! Totally remaking this ASAP. It was SO SO good. And I tried a Jalepeno cucumber Margarita. It totally hit the spot. 6 1

Ice cream followed. Obviously ;)

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We came back from the little getaway yesterday. I opened the fridge this morning and found some ripe bananas, and i picked some zucchini yesterday, so decided to make some muffins this morning. I found a recipe, and tweeked it a bit (my specialty!). 87 9101

Here’s how I made my version: You need:

  • 1 c. Almond Meal
  • 1/2 c. Coconut flour
  • 1/4 c. brown rice flour
  • 1 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 t. melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. shredded zucchini, squeezed and dried on paper towel.
  • 2 T. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 c. nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 T. mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12-cup muffin tin with liners and spray inside of liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together.
  3. In another bowl add mashed banana, oil, honey, vanilla and eggs- mix well. Add in zucchini, applesauce, and yogurt and mix again.
  4. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Evenly divide batter into muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Eat up!

Have a great day! :)