Friday, April 24, 2015

12 Thoughts You Have When You First Start Eating Healthy

Eating healthy is hard, so it helps to find humor it. Here are 12 thoughts you have when you first start eating healthy:

1. "Wait, raisins are my dessert?!"

2. "But I neeeeeeeeed sugar!"

3. "Why are dates in every healthy recipe I find?"

4. "How many cheat meals is too many?"

5. "I am too poor to buy a juicer."

6. "Kale and quinoa are way too popular on Pinterest."

7. "Nuts have how many calories?!"

8. "So I can't just eat whatever I want even if I'm exercising?"

9. "That little piece of brownie couldn't have had that many calories, right?"

10. "Just one bite of something doesn't count."

11. "Umm...where do I buy coconut flour?"

12. "I better lose so much weight."

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Quick and Easy Mini Cinnamon Buns with Crescent Roll Dough

This morning, I was craving a decadent breakfast. Cereal wasn't going to cut it. Unfortunately, we were out of eggs, so I couldn't make coffee cake. While perusing my fridge, I remembered that we had some crescent roll dough. So, I decided to make homemade mini cinnamon buns. Here is how you do it:


  • 1 can crescent roll dough
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • butter spray, or about 1 tablespoon melted butter
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll out the crescent roll dough on a greased cookie sheet while keeping it in rectangles (2 triangles of dough stuck together). You will have 4 rectangles. Lay each rectangle side by side and connect the dough together by pinching it with your fingers. You should now have 1 long rectangle of dough.
  3. Spray or pour the butter over the surface of the dough.
  4. Measure out 1 tablespoon of sugar and sprinkle over all of the dough. Repeat with 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon.
  5. Roll the dough ("hotdog style") from the longer edge of the rectangle to the other. You will have a long, thin roll of dough. Don't worry if the dough comes apart a little since you will cut it apart in the next step.
  6. Cut the dough into 12 even pieces and separate them on the pan.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
Here are some pictures of the process: