Peanut Butter Protein Balls

OMG! I AM IN LOVE! I personally love these because they are the simplest to make, NO BAKE NO FUSS, most convenient on the go yummy protein snack! My girls are OBSESSED with these so it's awesome to know this super mommy has found a treat that is nutritious AND delicious!


Tip>> I like to double up on this recipe because my family gobbles this stuff up!

*Original Recipe makes about 5-6, doubling makes 12! 


  • 1 scoop Undenatured Protein Powder (I use Vanilla)
  • 1/3 c Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
  • 1/4c Oats
  • 1/2 Ripe Banana *Mashed
  • 1/2 c honey (optional to sweeten but could make it more gooey so be careful not to add too much)

Get Creative!

>>Extra Add Ons<<

  • IsaHemp Seeds for extra Omega 3's and a crunch
  • Ground Flax (helps to give more texture and nutrients)
  • Roll in Dried Craisins
  • Roll in Coconut Flakes or Ground Granola
  • Handful of chocolate chips *optional but always a sweet surprise! 

This is so fun because you can really get fun and creative with this! Experiment and see which ones you love the best! 

Simple and Easy Directions:

Add all the ingredients together in a large bowl, Mix it up! Get creative and add in some other fun stuff (my favorite~chocolate chips! Nomnomnom). Once it's all mixed you then you can sprinkle in the chocolate chips and fold into mixture.  Teaspoon balls on wax paper on a plate  or I place in glass tupperware covered and ready to go. Put in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour to harden….ENJOY!!! 

"Cronin's" Famous Chili Recipe

Ok so this is one our families favorite go-to recipes, super easy and super nutritious packed with protein and wholesome goodness...did I mention DELICIOUS?!! I have made it for friends as a "Meal Train", for when they have new babies, and my YTT family, and it's always been a BIG hit! P.S. If you haven't organized a MealTrain I highly recommend it for someone who needs some time off in the kitchen :) Click button below to check out how you too can help out someone you love and share this recipe with them!

*You can do this in a large pot (must keep on low and keep an eye on it) or simply use a crockpot! Quantity of each is up to you as far as ingredients goes, so play around with it and make it your own!

(I apologize in advance for no pictures, we can't keep this around to capture it lol)


  • Beans, beans, and more beans: I use Organic canned Kidney Beans, Cannelloni beans, black beans, black eyed peas! Pick your fav!
  • Organic Canned Tomatoes 
  • Sautéed Chopped White Onion, Garlic, + Mushrooms
  • Your choice of Tofu (I usually will drain, sauté, and then add in last minute so it doesn't break up and sit too long), Beef, Ground Turkey, Ground Chicken (all cooked in EVOO first, brown and then throw into your pot of chili right to absorb the flavor) *Season to with your favs!
  • Spices: Get creative! You can add Tumeric (so many health benefits as you can see below), Adobo, my fav is Himalayan Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper (I don't add to much if my little one's are eating too)
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  1. Put canned tomatoes and beans into your crock pot (keep setting on low) If doing it on the stove top, you can put it all into a large pot but make sure to keep an eye on it. Stir occasionally.
  2. Sauté your Meat and add into pot to absorb the flavor, Tofu you will want to sauté and add in last minute before serving, so it doesn't break up.
  3. Spice it up with your favorites! (some ideas above)
  4. Go run some errands, go to work, go do some yoga ;) While your dinner sits on low heat so it can slowly cook (obsessed with the simplicity!) I let mine cook for 8-10hours (8am-5pm) and it's ready for Dinner!


You can serve simply in a bowl topped with your favorite shredded cheese, serve over brown rice, Quinoa, or you can put into a baking dish and bring to your next party with some chips to dip! (I also sometimes like to add a dollop of Greek Yogurt, to substitute sour cream! Serious Yummo!)


You can put in a freezer container or zip lock (minus the cheese) to save for another day (freezing is good for a few months!) for those days you just don't feel like cooking this is an awesome go to! I heart this so much!


Once you doctor up this recipe to you make it your own, it is now YOUR "Famous Chili Recipe", we all add in our own personal love and light (My YTT's will appreciate and understand what I mean by this) Tweak and create it to be your very own, then pay it forward and pass it on... 

Many Blessings, 


xo :)



Cauliflower Fries

Super easy Recipe!

As you might have noticed from reading my blog, I am obsessed with making vegetables fun and exciting for my family to enjoy..I especially love how versatile cauliflower is. Check out the Cauliflower Pizza and Cauliflower Sauce recipes too!

<THIS IS A Healthy alternative for French Fries>

  1. Preheat oven for 350 degrees
  2. Grab a Head of Cauliflower and slice in thin slivers
  3. Place cut up pieces of Cauliflower spaced out on pan and rub on some EVOO

  4. Add some seasoning; I stick to the basics with this one and use Salt and Pepper

  5. Throw in oven (not literally lol) til they start to get crispy, make sure to keep an eye on them so they do not burn. Mine usually take 35min since I like them on the more well done side. 

  6. Put on a plate as a side dish or a healthy snack with a dollop of organic ketchup!

It's amazing how they really do satisfy that french fry craving..I love making these to compliment my turkey burgers!





So simple..so delish! Quinoa, Beans, Corn, Cilantro, Spinach! WOW! 


Healthy Living Tip of the Day:

Did you know Quinoa is loaded with many important nutrients?! It contains large amounts of flavonoids, including Quercetin and Kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits. Also it is much higher in fiber than most grains, very high in protein, and is loaded with all the essential amino acids our body needs!