Lime Coconut No Bake Energy Bites

lime coconut no bake energy bites

Chocolate energy bites, flax energy bites, pumpkin energy bites.  Seems like there’s so many these days.  Well, they’re everywhere for 3 reasons. They’re healthy They’re easy They are sooooo tasty. I found this recipe for lime coconut no bake energy bites from Oprah.com that are refreshingly different.  The only thing I changed was substituting almond milk for coconut milk.  They’re a great protein snack for summertime. I’ve been snacking on these things for a week and they fill me up....

Avocado Caprese Salad

avocado caprese salad

This avocado caprese salad is delicious and ridiculously easy.  It’s hard to write a blog about something so easy.  It’s a different take on the traditional caprese and makes the perfect summer lunch. I saw this recipe from cookeatpaleo.com and I had all the stuff to make it.  I’m all about quick and healthy when it comes to lunch. So, this looked right up my alley. Lately, I’ve been avoiding dairy (not completely, but mostly).  I just notice that it...

Mango Yogurt Popsicles

mango yogurt popsicles

My daughter loves Rosanna Pansino and one of our pastimes is to watch Nerdy Nummies on Kids YouTube together.  One day she made pureed watermelon popsicles using a Zoku.  She said it’s the easiest thing in the world and it makes popsicles in 8 minutes.  I was so excited I jumped on Amazon and got one.  And here I am with mango yogurt popsicles. You don’t have to pull out a big instruction booklet to figure out how to use...

Strawberry Date Smoothie

I love dates!  Medjool dates that is….and dates with my handsome husband of course.  So, you should try a strawberry date smoothie. If you haven’t discovered Medjool dates, you’ve got to run out and get some.  Don’t think of them as prunes.  Or, dried plums, whatever.  They are similar in nutrition, but taste so much better. These things relieve constipation naturally. With all the soluble fiber (the best kind) they keep things moving.  So, they’re a great compliment to a...

Spicy Meatball Soup

spicy meatball soup

Summer isn’t exactly soup season, but that doesn’t stop us from eating it every so often.  I was browsing through the Food Network Magazine when I came across the Moroccan Meatball Soup.  So, I tweaked the recipe to include the ingredients I had on hand and it became Spicy Meatball Soup. It looked fantastic, but I didn’t have harissa on hand, which would basically be the key ingredient to make it Moroccan.  So, I went to my Sriracha of course.  It’s...

Sunscreen | Are You Doing it Right?

sunscreen are you doing it right

For most of us, summer has arrived.  That means endless days in the sun.  But, it can also mean a few sunburns and getting some skin damage while you’re at it.  As far as sunscreen goes, are you doing it right? As I’m creeping near 40, I have been on a quest to reverse all the crazy sun tanning I did to myself as a teen.   I am a porcelain (pale) skinned gal, so tans never came easily.  Being...

Frothy Chai Smoothie

frothy chai smoothie

If you’re craving a Frappuccino and you just don’t want the calories or get in your car and sit in a long line at Starbucks, this is a great alternative.  An ice cold frothy chai smoothie is just the ticket on a hot summer day. Sometimes, I want a little treat that isn’t fruity.  I know it has bananas in it.  But, I put a banana in nearly every one of my smoothies.  And, even if you’re not into them,...

Declutter Your Home in 25 Days | Step-by-Step

declutter your home in 25 days

Summer can sometimes drone on with days running into each other without purpose.  Maybe that’s why I get the itch to clean and organize over this time.  The kids are playing outside or doing their own thing and I’m at home kind of bored.  I like to be up and doing things throughout the day.  I guess you could say nervous energy. A friend of mine told me she does a lot of cleaning over the summer too!  She’s a...

Slow Cooker Basil Chicken Thighs

Sometimes if you have a crazy day, it’s just easiest to dump everything in a slow cooker and turn it on.  It’s magically ready at dinner time! The slow cooker is probably my favorite kitchen item.  During the school year when we have busy days and I know I won’t have time to cook dinner, that’s when I bust this out.  And I don’t know how I would have been able to function when I had a full-time job if I...

Spiralized Sweet Potato with Sriracha Dip

spiralized sweet potato with Sriracha Dip

In our house we eat a ton of sweet potatoes.  Whole, diced, cut into fries.  Why not spiralized?   We’ve seen plenty of recipes for zoodles, so I bought a spiralizer and I found myself sticking a sweet potato on the thing first.  They turned out great! Using this was the easiest ever.  It made a ton of little curly sweet potatoes.  Once I figured it out, it took about 30 seconds to cut each potato.  I’m not usually into gimmicky kitchen...

   
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