Where You At?

Wondering where this food scientist has been? Well, between my full-time work as a cheese scientist (which is generally as much fun as it sounds) and working on my masters degree (which is exactly as stressful as it sounds), I also decided to start my own food company last fall!
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My business name is Anna Made It, LLC. Our first line of products is a brand called All You Can Oat and consists of packets with ground oats, flaxseed, nuts, and freeze dried fruits or dark chocolate to add to your yogurt cup or smoothie. They’re a great boost of fiber and flavor to add some variety to your diet, without any weird ingredients. I eat them in yogurt and oh my gosh are they ever perfect. I add some honey and dive into it every afternoon for an energy boost.

4A66A8FD-0C24-4353-BF53-95270CECE222.jpegWe also just starting making oatmeal cups that are SO DELICIOUS, I am completely hooked on them. There’s one with dark chocolate chunks, almonds, and freeze-dried raspberries that makes me so very happy. I scrape the container- oh, speaking of our containers, all our packaging is biodegradable and recyclable! How cool is that?5AA2AF04-271C-4526-99FC-DCAA04DFBB96So anyways, this is why I’ve been too distracted to share new recipes here with you. I love doing this food blog but man I love creating an innovative, healthy food idea and putting it out there in the world even more! This is my passion project.

Michael and I drive to a commercial kitchen and hand package all our products under strict GMPs. Knowing the ins and outs of the food industry’s has really helped us advance faster than some small food companies, but wow there is a lot to figure out you guys!! We are currently discussing UPCs, secondary packaging, labeling more effeciently, buying some fun swag items to sell along with our products…and I want to keep developing new flavors, products, even brands!

A85EA7F2-8350-4B32-9A0B-2235A4B71613.jpegI tend to go full force into life and never quite know where I’m going to end up, but it’s a fun adventure. If you want to join in on the fun,check out wwww.allyoucanoat.com!

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Pecan Brownie Bites

I had almost given up on these Pecan Brownie Bites. I made 3 different attempts and they all turned out close, but not perfect. They either ended up gooey and stuck to the pan (but tasted AMAZING) or they popped right out and were dry and lifeless in the flavor department. I volunteered to make a dessert for a charity at work, so I had the chance to try these little brownies again and they finally turned out perfectly! Continue reading “Pecan Brownie Bites”

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Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

It’s summer, it’s hot, and we all need a healthy treat to snack on. I rarely crave fried food or heavy desserts in the summer, and baking becomes less appealing when I’d rather be outside enjoying the nice weather. These quick bites of chocolate and peanut butter solve all my issues! Continue reading “Healthy Peanut Butter Balls”

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Avocado Bacon Chickpea Salad

One food that we started increasing in our diet to fight heart disease was avocado. It’s filled with healthy fats and adds a creamy element to meals. We used to make guacamole once Michael realized how delicious homemade guacamole is versus those weird runny ones at restaurants. Seriously, not sure why they kill avocados at restaurants and dilute them with…something inedible. Once we ate some amazing guacamole in California, we tried recreating it about 30 times- so delicious. Continue reading “Avocado Bacon Chickpea Salad”

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Orange Chicken & Stir Fried Rice

I’ve made this healthy alternative to takeout so many times. It’s great for when you’re craving Chinese food but want to control the amount of sugar and salt that goes into your dish. I usually load up our stir fried rice with any vegetables we have on hand, but peas and carrots seem necessary every time! Continue reading “Orange Chicken & Stir Fried Rice”

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