Power-Packed Crispy No-Bake Fudge Bites



You had me at Fudge Bites.

While I might have fallen on the beachbody bandwagon lately, I was back on board when I saw this Fudge-Bites recipe posted by my Beachbody coach and friend Elena.

I’ve been looking for a good tasty snack to have on hand, especially for my hubby who DOES work out so hard. So when I saw a recipe for Fudge Bites I knew I had to try it. And I happened to have everything on hand.

I made a few adaptations from the original recipe, but here is my version:

Power-Packed Crispy No-Bake Fudge Bites


1/2 cup peanut butter (a generous 1/2 cup measurement)

2 cups oatmeal

1/3 – 1/2 cup agave syrup

1/2 cup Kashi 7-whole grain Puffs cereal (which is what we happened to have on hand, or any “crispy rice” cereal will do the trick)

1 generous scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder (or Shakeology)



Combine oatmeal, cereal, and protein powder in a mixing bowl.

Measure out the peanut butter and put in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds or just until melted.

Pour over the oatmeal, cereal, protein powder mixture and combine well, adding in the agave syrup until you have a moist but crumbly mixture.

Using hands, roll the mixture into golf-ball sized balls and put on a plate or cookie sheet.

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or just until firm and enjoy!


Haircuts and Facials

Last week was a glorious week for this new momma. Between my husband’s work schedule and baby girl’s sleep schedule, it has been 8 months since I have been to a hair salon. Oh, it has been cut (at a walk-in friendly place that rhymes with Stairmaster) and it has been colored (who knew that “hot roots” meant your hair would turn orange?).

Alas, sleep and work schedules finally aligned and my sweet hair stylist worked me in last minute. I forgot how polished a good haircut can make you feel. It was about d*mn time!

Anyways, I put together a few Rodan+Fields mini-facials to leave for the ladies there. I can’t wait to hear what they think! (Each Mini-Facial contains a sample of the Microdermabrasion Paste, Anti-Age Night Renewing Serum and Lip Renewing Serum.)

Until then, I’ll be enjoying my new do.

Rodan+Fields Samples

*Are you interested in a Rodan+Fields sample? If you try the solutions tool to see which skincare regimen is recommended for you and have the routine emailed to you – I will get in touch about sending a sample your way!

Paris, Je t’aime et cafe creme.

Fall is always tinged with a bit of nostalgia. First day of school photos, football season and coffee cravings. I remember the best cup of coffee I ever had. It was in Paris. Before heading to our apartment for the week, we had to go to a cafe around the corner and get the key from the bar keeper. Before heading to the apartment, we sat down to enjoy our first cup of coffee. It was pure heaven. I was instantly transformed and ready to live like a (touristy) Parisienne for the week.

There is nothing better than a cafe creme in Paris. And I had one every day.

*All photos taken by my talented husband.