ORANGE Ya Glad It’s Wednesday?

Hey hey hey, kiddos!

I hope you’re all having an ORANGE-rageous week! Sorry, my penchant for ridiculously corny puns makes me stop and wonder if I could have been a wacky kindergarten teacher in another life…

Me as Ms. Frizzle

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What do you think?
I could totally pull off a volcano dress with globe shoes, right? πŸ˜‰

But today is not the day to talk about my fashion sense (or lack thereof). Today is the day to talk about FOOD! And since I’m finally correcting one of my recent contradicting confessions, this foodie is here to celebrate in style!

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So let’s break out the party hats, tip our glasses to Jenn, our hostess with the MOSTEST, and get things shakin’…and if you’re not already feeling tipsy, you’ll have guessed by my post title where I’m going with this! πŸ˜‰

With the start of this month, I kicked my seasonal denial to the curb, cracked open my first can of pumpkin, and got started on my summer glow winter tint. And while I am now PROUDLY sporting a pair of orange palms, pumpkin isn’t the ONLY one that is to blame thank for my four-week transformation.

Allow me to introduce you to Fifty Shades* of BETA CAROTENE…

*give or take a few πŸ˜‰

Yogurt Bowl with Banana Persimmon & Granola

Greek yogurt (I promise it’s under there) topped with banana, persimmon goo* and Meghan’s cranberry granola mixed with cinnamon roasted chickpeas…oh and hemp seeds because well, I’m infatuated at the moment.

*the jelly-like interior of a SUPER ripe persimmon

Yogurt with Peanut Butter Persimmon & Granola

Cottage cheese topped with peanut butter, persimmon goo, and more cranberry granola…and a few chia seeds because well, what the hell.

Oh snap, I made a rhyme! πŸ˜‰

Peanut Butter & Persimmon Toast

Seedy toast topped with crunchy peanut butter, persimmon goo…and cinnamon because well, DUH I’m a food blogger!

Kabocha & Coconut Chobani

Roasted cinnamon kabocha squash with coconut-flavored Chobani…because well, food is more fun when dips are involved!

Egg in a Squash with Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes

Butternut squash stuffed with kale and a DOUBLE YOLK egg…with a side of steamed zucchini and tomatoes because well, sometimes I like to pretend it’s still summer!

Tuna Melt Squash & Kale Chips

Butternut squash tuna melt (yes, I’m a genius) with a side of crispy kale chips…because well, I have finally mastered the art of NOT burning the damn things!

Pumpkin Yogurt with Granola & Goji Berries

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt topped with a new-to-me sprouted lentil granola (with goji berries and chocolate covered apple pieces…TJ Maxx score!), and puffed millet and hemp seeds…because well, I have decision-making problems.

Pumpkin Egg & Peanut Butter Sandwich with Chocolate Sauce

Pumpkin egg “puff” (pumpkin + egg + microwave) on cinnamon raisin toast with peanut butter…and healthy chocolate sauce because well, everything’s better with chocolate!

Pumpkin Yogurt with Trail Mix

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt topped with HOMEMADE trail mix: cinnamon and plain roasted chickpeas, soy nuts, peanuts, peanut butter chips, cinnamon chips, dried cranberries, and dried blueberries…because well, you know, I’m a genius! πŸ˜‰

Are you sporting your winter tint yet? What’s your favorite orange food?

Anyone else out there a fan of The Magic School Bus?
My favorite was the trip inside the human body…guess I’ve been an anatomy nerd for longer than I thought!

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