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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread is always a go-to when you have extra bananas hanging around the house. Its perfect for breakfast or a sweet treat after dinner. Toasted up with some butter or topped with your favorite jam or nut butter. We whipped up this simple and delicious recipe in just about an hour (including baking time). Here is everything you will need for this lovely  Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:

Ingredients 3 ripe bananas, mashed
1½ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup of chocolate chips


Directions  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, use a mixer to mix the melted butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Mash bananas with a fork and beat in with egg and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Combine wet dry mixtures. Fold in most of the chocolate chips, reserving a small handful. Pour batter into a g…
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Almond Poppy Seed + Lemon Loaf

Happy Spring? Yes,  the question mark is needed since we had snow on Long Island today and its April second! I'd say about six inches total, but we were happy to see the sun appear and melt some of it away. We started on some yard work this week and were getting the itch to start doing some planting, but luckily we held out for now. Snow days are always the best days to test out a new recipe and typically we like to try our hands at baking on these chilly days. We just received some of Kodiak Cake's new Almond Poppy Seed Power Cakes Flapjack + Waffle mix. We decided to use this delicious mix for some baking and the results turned out absolutely delicious. Here's everything you will need: 


Ingredients 3 cups of Kodiak Mix  1/2 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract  1 tsp of baking powder  3 eggs, beaten  4 tbsp of unsalted butter, softened  1/3 cup of brown sugar  3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk  3 tbsp of lemon zest  1/8 cup of lemon juice 
Ingredients (glaze) 1/2…

Delicious + Nutritious Mediterranean Bowls

Happy Tuesday W+A friends! Last night we decided to grill since daylight is sticking around longer and longer these days, which we are loving! We were in the mood for something healthy and a bit different from what our typical weekly dinner go-tos are. Its a super easy recipe and and even easier cleanup. Here's everything you'll need for these tasty and flavorful bowls: 


Ingredients (all) 2 lbs of boneless/skinless chicken thighs 1 English cucumber  1 container of cherry tomatoes  1 large can of chickpeas (we used Goya)  1/2 red onion 4 tbsp pf olive oil  1 tbsp of lemon juice oregano  garlic powder salt  pepper 
Ingredients (marinade) 1 large garlic clove  1 tbsp of coriander  1 tbsp of cumin  1 tbsp of cardamon 1 tsp of cayenne pepper  2 tsp of smoked paprika  2 tsp salt  black pepper to taste  2 tbsp of lemon juice  3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 

Directions Prep your chicken first. Combine the marinade ingredients in a large ziplock bag or bowl. Add the chicken and use your hands to make sure ea…

W+A Weekend Finds

Mondays are always better coming off of a fulfilling weekend, and today we are featuring some of our favorite finds the we've been loving lately. From products, TV shows, restaurants and maybe even a little bit of home decor, we've got you covered. Check out some of our favorites finds + picks below. Make sure to share your favorite finds in the comments below too!


The Quadruple Almond Butter Cookies from TJ's are a must-try. We frequent Trader Joe's weekly and while lots of their cookies and desserts are SO good, sometimes they aren't always the healthiest choice. These cookies are worth it and are pretty low in calories + fat. They also own up to everything they say they are: buttery and rich with the perfect crunch. Make sure to snag these on your next TJ's haul.
Another one from good ol' Trader Joe's is this Shea Butter + Coconut Oil Hair Mask. I have to say we've been loving TJ's personal care products lately and this hair mask is everything …

Vanilla Sprinkle Cupcakes

Its a snowy/rainy day on Long Island, so we decided to brighten up our morning with some delicious sprinkle cupcakes. The best thing about them is there low calorie (only 125 each cupcake) and low in sugar (12 grams in each). They are the perfect bit of indulgence to satisfy any sweet craving. And if you'd like to get festive for Valentine's Day add your favorite heart candies to the tops of your cupcakes for some added decor. Here's everything you will need for these lovely little treats: 

Ingredients (cupcake) 1 c all purpose flour ¼ c funfetti cake mix  1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ¼ c unsweetened apple sauce ¼ c sugar 2 egg whites ¼ c vanilla 0% greek yogurt or plain 1 tsp vanilla ½ c skim milk
For icing 1 package fat free vanilla instant pudding mix 1 cup skim milk 1 cup fat free cool whip ¼ c sprinkles
Directions (yields 12 cupcakes) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your muffin tin with muffin liners. In a bowl, mix together the apple sauce, sugar and egg whites. Add in…

Garlicky Pizzeria Style Knots

Happy Thursday W+A friends! Tonight we are headed to the city for a tasting and of course New York is still holding on to that winter weather. We were teased with a few nice days last week, which gave us a taste of spring time weather. This week we wanted to use up some of our frozen three ingredient dough. Now that we've tested it out on bagels and pizzas, garlic knots were the next obvious choice. These were so easy to make and we paired them with some zucchini noodles and sauce. They are also a great lunchtime snack, toasted up in the morning with some butter or can be enjoyed with a big salad or soup. Here is everything you'll need to make these garlicky guys: 

Ingredients  1 c of self rising flour  1 c of plain nonfat Greek yogurt (drained)  3/4 tsp of salt  2 tsp of baking powder  1 tbsp of olive oil  1 tbsp of butter  2-3 cloves of garlic (chopped) 2 tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese 1 tbsp of fresh or dry parsley (chopped)
Directions Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray…

Slow Cooker Honey Parmesan Pork Roast

We made it to hump day! As I currently sip my coffee this morning, I have a batch of banana coconut chocolate chip energy bites (recipe to come) for a little after dinner or post gym snack baking in the oven. We had a pork loin in the fridge big enough to feed a small country so we decided to cut it and make three separate meals for the week. I typically roast my pork in the oven Cuban style and add some roasted potatoes, but I figured I could set it and forget it with this easy and DELICIOUS recipe below. I'm not embarrassed to admit that John and I pretty much polished off almost the entire pork loin. Here is everything you'll need to make slow cooker honey Parmesan pork roast: 


Ingredients 3 to 4 lbs of pork loin roast 2 tbsp dried oregano 2 tbsp dried basil 1/2 tsp black pepper 3/4 tsp salt 2 tbsp garlic, minced 1/2 c honey 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 c soy sauce 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions Place pork loin in slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine the dried oregano, dried basil…