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Your Whims Wednesday #481 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last week's party:

 Acorn Donut Holes by Cook Clean Then Repeat
Acorn donut holes view from the top.
 
Cute DIY Halloween Throw Pillows by Bird's Party
Cute DIY Halloween Throw Pillows - easy Halloween accent pillows to make and decorate your home! It's also a great craft activity to make with kids! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #diy #halloween #halloweendecor #halloweencushion #halloweenpillow #cutehalloween #cozyhalloween #halloweencrafts

Autumn Salad by The House on Silverado
 
Bloody Sunrise Halloween Cocktail by The Kitchen is my Playground
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Now... onto this weeks party!

Your Whims Wednesday #480 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last week's party:
 
Fall Front Porch Decor by Living on Cloud Nine

 
Upcycled Pumpkins by Satsuma Designs
Try this easy DIY upcycled fabric pumpkins with found objects to decorate this #autumn. My easy to follow tutorial walks you through each step with a video and written instructions. #happyfallyall #happyfall #falldecor #decorating #crafts #crafting #upcycle #upcycledcraft #homeschool #artclass #kidscraft #pumpkins #gourds

Three Ingredient Baked Pumpkin Donuts by Butter with a Side of Bread
3-Ingredient Baked Pumpkin Donuts made with pumpkin, cake mix and frosting and completely baked in under 15 minutes! Easy cake mix donut recipe that yields soft, delicious doughnuts with tons of pumpkin flavor!

Butternut Squash Soup by Lou Lou Girls

How to Make Angel Wings out of Pine Cones by Pillar Box Blue
DIY pine cone angel wings

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Now... onto this weeks party!

Your Whims Wednesday #479 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last week's party:
 
DIY Fabric Pumpkins by Hello Sewing

Farmhouse Apple Fritter Bread with Cider Glaze by The House on Silverado

Free Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern by Eye Love Knots

Apple Pie Parfaits by Jody Fitz
Layers of Greek vanilla yogurt with granola and cooked apples in cinnamon and honey in a mason jar

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Now... onto this weeks party!

Your Whims Wednesday #478 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last week's party:
 
Baked Apple Cinnamon Donuts by Lou Lou Girls

Fall Porch Decor Ideas by Pretty DIY Home
Fall front porch decor with a DIY ladder Fall burlap sign, mums and pumpkins.

Spiral Apple Bread by Treat and Trick
Spiral Apple Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

DIY Mix and Match Pumpkin Blocks by Drugstore Divas
This DIY Mix and Match Wooden Pumpkin Face Decoration is the perfect homemade fall project. Get the tutorial on www.drugstoredivas.net.

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Now... onto this weeks party!

High Protein Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

It's the week after my birthday which can only mean one thing: I'm old! Jks, jks, yes I suppose I am truly old now that I just turned 30 on Monday (guess I gotta edit all my social media profiles still calling myself a 20 something year old - whoops!) but realllly what my birthday always falls on is the cusp of autumn so now that my birthday celebration has past it's fully fall and I'm ready to embrace it!

I've yet to order a pumpkin spice latte but I broke out all the fall candles, bought some pumpkins for our front porch on my lunch break today, and broke in the kitchen at our new home last night baking a healthy fall recipe that literally made the entire house smell ahhhhmahhhhzingly fall/cinnamon/deliciously cozy.

My health goals have shifted from daily tracking calories and macros to overall eating more intuitively and not stressing over the numbers so much while I'm just trying to maintain my weight loss and live my life, but my many years of calorie counting and macro counting still keeps me always very aware of what I'm consuming in the back of my mind, so I'm still all about keeping baked goods low calorie and high protein when I'm making them at home when possible!

 For my first fall baking of the season I went back to an old macro-friendly recipe created from my old macro coach Poppy Locks which requires only a few basic ingredients to make and tastes great for the calories.  Now that I'm no longer tracking macros nor scared of carbs from apples anymore (older and wiser now that I hit the big 3-0) I tweaked the recipe up a bit to make this yummy high protein, healthy apple cinnamon coffee cake! 

The bars get baked in a standard 8x8 inch pan and when split into 9 servings they are each only 80 calories with equal amounts of protein and carbs while being very low fat from using applesauce in place of extra butter or oil.

They work great with coffee in the morning as a traditional coffee cake or you can add some cool whip or ice cream to enjoy as a dessert instead! Either way if you are looking for a low calorie fall treat that incorporates protein powder to add some extra protein to your diet, I totally recommend giving this recipe a try!
 
Full nutritional info and recipe is below: let me know if you give it a try! My next fall activity is obviously going to have to be apple picking so I can grab some nice local apples to make some more of these :)

Nutritional Information