Peanut Butter Fingers

Peanut Butter Fingers began in September 2009 as a way to share recipes, exercise tips and random musings with my friends and family and has since grown into a blog that I update daily to document my life, fueled by (mostly) healthy food and fitness. I love creating healthy meals and experimenting with new foods and flavors. I try to live a healthy, balanced life but also enjoy my favorite indulgences (like a peanut butter finger or two… or five ;) ). Along with a focus on living an active and healthy life, my blog follows my daily adventures as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor and frequently features highlights from my life with my husband Ryan and our insane dog, Sadie.

Things I’m Loving Friday #187

The Zappos shout out in this post is sponsored by Zappos! The weekend is heeere! Woohoo! ...more

Must-Make Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Bars

Mini chocolate chips melt together and pair perfectly with nutty almond butter in these Must-Make Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Bars. Made with coconut oil, oats and honey, these bars come together quickly and disappear even faster once you take them out of the oven. Thank you to ALDI for sponsoring this post! ...more

Tuesday Happenings + A Leg Workout

Good morning! It’s been a hot second since I’ve shared a midweek day-in-the-life recap with you guys so that’s what we’re doin’ today! Here’s a glimpse into our day yesterday: Breakfast + Morning My morning began with coffee and blog work at the computer, as usual! ...more

Chase Update: 20 to 22 Months

It’s crazy for me to think that the next time I share one of these updates, I’ll have a two year old on my hands. How is this possible!? I still feel like a new mom in so many ways and sometimes I wonder if that feeling will ever dissipate ....more

Beach Family Pics and Weekend Fun

A few months ago, my mother’s cousin, Jennie, reached out to me asking if she could stay at our place with her son and daughter-in-law since they had a wedding to attend in the area and figured it would be a great way to sneak in some family time among their wedding-related plans. We jumped at the chance to play host and were excited to welcome Jennie, Michael and Amy into our home on Friday evening! Speaking of Amy, she’s actually the one who snapped the beautiful family photos of my mom’s side of the family during our family reunion trip to the Outer Banks last month ....more

Things I’m Loving Friday #186

Friday is heeere! Woop! This weekend should be a fun one because we have family coming in town ....more

Black Bean and Brown Rice Salad

This Black Bean and Brown Rice Salad is a cold and tasty side dish bursting with color, texture, flavor, healthy veggies and whole grains. It comes together in a flash and can easily be prepped ahead of time. Thank you so much to ALDI for sponsoring this post! ...more

Instagram Stories Q&A

Last week, I put out a call on Instagram (via a quick lil’ Instagram Stories video) for questions you guys would like to see answered in a Q&A-style post on the blog! I thought a roundup of your questions might make a fun survey-style blog post and thus this post was born! If you like this idea and would enjoy seeing an occasional Q&A blog post on PBF please let me know and I’ll happily share more in the future because they’re pretty darn fun for me to put together ....more

Mother’s Day Weekend 2017

And just like that it’s Tuesday again! The weekend always seems to fly by, doesn’t it!? Our weekend was a good one and kicked off with pizza night in our pajamas on Friday evening ....more

Coconut Hemp Seed Granola

Perfectly crunchy and slightly sweet, this coconut hemp seed granola is a great way to add flavor and texture to a creamy bowl of yogurt but tastes fantastic by the handful, too! Made with hemp seeds and unsweetened coconut, it’s an easy recipe you’ll find yourself making again and again. ...more