Thursday, July 2, 2015

Desserts that go BOOM

Trying to be festive this weekend with your menu selections?

Give these a try!  Their berries and bright colors may be just what your celebration needs.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

80--- Breakfast Popsicles {Greek Yogurt, Blueberries, & Granola}

That's right! Popsicles for breakfast!  Make these ahead of time and bring them out on those especially warm mornings this summer!  Kids will be sure to not skip breakfast those days!

Breakfast Popsicles
Yield ~3 popsicles (depends on size of molds)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup berries (frozen are fine)
1 cup granola of your choice, divided

Combine yogurt, almond milk and berries in a blender and mix until smooth.  Stir in 1/2 cup granola.

Pour mixture into popsicle molds and "top" (bottom) with 1 Tbsp granola.  Freeze until solid and enjoy!

Nutrition Info per 1 popsicle: 131 calories, 3 g fat, 9 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

80--- Cherry Pistachio Smoothie {No Sweetener Added}

I have a couple of fun summer breakfast recipes for you this week!

This smoothie requires NO ADDED SWEETENER! Thanks to sweet summer cherries, it is all natural!

Cherry Pistachio Smoothie
Serves 1

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted
2 Tbsp shelled pistachios
3 Tbsp almond milk

Combine all ingredients in a small blender until mixed well.  Add ice until desired consistency is reached.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Info per 1 smoothie: 267 calories, 7 g fat, 27 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Water Water Water

It is SO important to stay hydrated, especially during these drier, warmer months.  What should you drink?

Mainly water--- avoid excessive caffeine--- no sugar--- no artifical sweeteners

These beverages fit that description as well!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

80--- Creamy Greek Yogurt Coleslaw Dressing

Whipping up a batch of coleslaw for your next summer barbecue? Use this healthified dressing and you won't be disappointed.

Creamy Greek Yogurt Coleslaw Dressing
Makes enough for 4 cups coleslaw

2/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/8 tsp celery seed
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper (or to taste)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar, whisk to mix.  Pour dressing over coleslaw ingredients and toss to coat.  For best results, refrigerate coleslaw for 2 hours prior to serving.

Nutrition Info per 1/8 recipe (for 1/2 cup coleslaw): 11 calories, 0 g fat, 2 g protein, 1 g carbohydrates, 41 mg sodium

Thursday, May 28, 2015

20--- Grandma's Orange Pineapple Slushie

This recipe is similar to the one my grandmother used to make.  It always reminded me of summer- and it's a nice treat on a hot day! Keep some in your freezer for when friends stop over and they will be SO impressed at your hospitality!

Grandma's Orange Pineapple Slushie
Serves 10

1 can orange juice concentrate
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
1 14 oz can mandarin orange, drained and rinsed from syrup
2 liters ginger ale, chilled

In a large food processor, combine frozen orange juice concentrate, pineapple with juice, and mandarin oranges.  Mix until a smooth puree is formed.  Add one cup ginger ale and pulse to mix until combined. 

Place mixture in a shallow covered container in the freezer until frozen, or overnight.  Prior to serving, set at room temperature for 20 minutes to scoop more easily.

Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to scoop out ~ 1/2 cup mixture and place into a glass.  Top with 3/4 cup chilled ginger ale, stir and serve with a straw!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Healthier Camping Foods

Memorial Day weekend is often the camping kickoff in my neck of the woods!  Yes, snow is sometimes a factor.  But we're tough here.

Here are a few camping-friendly recipes to help make your trip a healthier one!

An easy throw-together lunch

{Yes they are a 20}