I’ve said this before – it’s never to early to begin a new habit. As we creep into February, there’s still plenty of time to work on healthier goals. Preparing healthy meals for yourself allows you to eat cleaner, feel happier, and live longer. Instead of take out, opt for picking up ingredients that are healthier. You can find these salad ingredients at any grocery store. It really is easy to make positive changes! Give this recipe a try, and let me know what you think. I think it’s the best broccoli salad recipe ever!
Are you looking for a delicious, fruit-filled dessert to make for any occasion? This White Chocolate Raspberry Bars recipe is a huge hit in our home! Whether you’re looking for the perfect dessert for a family gathering, or something to bake for a special event, you can’t go wrong with this easy dessert option. Read on to grab the recipe.
White Chocolate Raspberry Bars Recipe
It’s almost game time! What are you going to make your football-loving guests? This easy bourbon chicken wings recipe is a huge hit in our house, and perfect for serving up during the big game. Grab this delicious chicken wings recipe below, plus an easy solution to cleaning those messy fingers with Ora paper towels!
Bourbon Chicken Wings Recipe
Craving Italian food, but looking for something a little different from lasagna or pasta? These Italian Meatballs are the BEST, and make a great appetizer for any upcoming parties or family gatherings you may be planning. Follow these easy steps to make the best Italian meatball recipe you’ve ever tasted!
Best Italian Meatball Recipe
These no bake mini cheesecakes make the perfect dessert for any occasion! Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or looking for an easy recipe to whip up with the kids, you can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe. Top the mini cheesecakes with your favorite fruit for even more flavor. Trust me – you’re going to LOVE this recipe!
No Bake Mini Cheesecakes
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, some experts say. I don’t know about you, but I crave something sweet in the morning – especially during lazy weekends. Start your day off with a hearty breakfast like these peanut butter homemade waffles. Besides being packed with protein, most nuts often contain Omega 3’s, fiber and Vitamin E. How can you resist that? Now that I’ve tempted you, read on to grab the tasty recipe below!
Simple Nutty Homemade Waffles
Nothing says welcome to fall like a warm apple cider beverage. 2016 has brought a change to the drink trends with craft beers, wine blends, and fruit flavored beverages. Now that fall is here, it’s time to focus on fall flavors like apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin. A warm beverage, like apple cider, is perfect for the cooler weather, don’t you agree? So let’s get to that apple cider recipe!
Apple Cider Recipe:
These homemade hot pockets are the perfect addition to your party appetizer list. Kids will love them as an after school snack too! There’s nothing like warm, fresh bread, right? Read on to grab the tasty recipe below!
Homemade Hot Pockets
This is a partnered post with PlateJoy. All opinions are my own.
Who isn’t busy these days? Between work, home and extra curricular activities – it’s a struggle to create healthy meals for my family. That’s where PlateJoy comes in! Instead of the same old recipe rotation, I’m switching things up. PlateJoy offers a personalized meal plan delivered to your inbox – on your own schedule.
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Blueberries are not only a delicious fruit that you can enjoy year-round, but they have some fantastic health benefits too. One cup of blueberries can provide 25% of your daily Vitamin C and nearly 4 grams of fiber, which can help lower cholesterol naturally. These wonderful berries are great as a snack, or can add flavor to many dishes. Today, I’m sharing an easy blueberry float recipe to enjoy anytime of year!
Today’s recipe will have you craving seafood! Shrimp is rich in protein, and low in calories too. It also has an impressive assortment of nutrients. Why not whip up this seafood pasta dish for dinner tonight?
Read on to grab the Seafood Pasta dish below!
BurgerFi Corporate Executive Chef Paul Griffin shares 5 tips for making the best burgers at home:
- Put what would traditionally be a side on your burger – i.e. fried egg, hash browns, bacon
- Spice up condiments- add garlic, jalapenos or Sriracha for that extra kick
- Cheeses make all the difference. It’s OK if you like to play it safe with a standard American slice, but switching out this option with cheeses such as Gouda, Blue Cheese and Brie can add bursts of flavor to your creation
- Grill up veggies, such as mushrooms and peppers, to give your burger an extra fire grilled taste
- Looking to lose the bun? Wrap burgers in hand-cut lettuce and load burger with grilled veggies for a healthier alternative
Are you expecting your first child? Congratulations! Having a baby is one of life’s greatest blessings. Whether you have a hand in planning your shower, or know the person who’s hosting it – you’ll definitely want to add this tasty Funfetti Cake recipe to your baby shower menu. When cut just right, this Funfetti Cake becomes a great finger food dessert for you and your guests. Read on to grab the recipe + tips on pregnancy below!
Chicken is one of our favorite proteins to eat. It’s also one of the healthiest! If you’re in the mood for skillet chicken, and looking for an easy dinner recipe – this is it! Read on to grab the delicious recipe below.
Are you looking for a fun themed party idea? This weekend we invited friends over for the release of The Jungle Book on Blu-ray & DVD! To celebrate, we hosted a jungle themed party! A big thanks to Disney for being our party sponsor.
Read on for tips to throw your own “The Jungle Book” Movie Night!
First, let’s talk set up. We chose to host our movie night outdoors. Who doesn’t love a movie under the stars?
What you’ll need:
A quality portable projector, like this one is key. The P300 Pico mini projector is great! The set-up is very easy, especially with the USB Plug ‘n Play instant set up. We chose to connect the projector to our DVD player using a HDMI cable, but you can connect it to your laptop or phone as well.
Next, you’ll want to make sure everyone can hear the movie. This Ion Tailgater worked perfectly for our outdoor movie night. It’s a #1 best-seller on Amazon and offers an amazing 50-hour rechargeable battery life, bluetooth connectivity, and even includes a microphone. We give it 2 thumbs up.
The projector has a really clear picture, so you can use areas like the garage door, side of your home, or even a DIY white blanket screen for displaying the movie. Another option is purchasing an outdoor movie screen, like one of these.
A big shout out to my hubby, Nate, for rocking this movie set-up in the Florida summer heat!
The Jungle Book Party Food
Who wants grumpy guests? Not me! Don’t forget munchies for the movie, like these fun ideas below.
Both of my friends had the same idea in mind and made adorable lion veggie trays with hummus. Cute and healthy – I love it! Keeping with the jungle theme, broccoli looks like mini trees right? Those are an easy side dish! Grab a bag of cheese puffs for tiger tails, and don’t forget a themed dessert like dirt cups!
A crowd favorite was this Kaa snake burger slithering through a bed of lettuce. To make the snake face, you’ll need two green olives and toothpicks, and I used a tomato for the tongue. Then fill up your rolls with juicy burgers and you’re good to go!
Decor on the party table included lanterns with light-up candles, a star light, beautiful flowers that resembled jungle vines, a green tablecloth, and stuffed monkeys.
Invite your friends, family or neighbors along for a fun jungle-themed party under the stars! We had the best time!! Oh and one more tip – bug spray, foggers, and citronella candles are all a must when hosting an outdoor party during mosquito season!
Don’t forget – the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book arrives on Blu-ray this week! Grab fun Disney printable activities below, and check out the movie trailer.
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For other themed movie night ideas, check out this post!
Thank you to Healthy Choice for sponsoring this post & sending me these Cafe Steamers to enjoy w/my family.
Back to school is a change in routine for the whole family. Say goodbye to lazy summer days, and hello to early rising and busy schedules. As everyone is establishing their new routine, it’s a great idea to consider a few meal planning options for lunch and dinner.
One suggestion I recommend is cooking a larger meal, then freezing the leftovers for easy grab-and-go lunches. Another option for busy nights is healthy meals from Healthy Choice. They’ve just expanded their Healthy Choice Simply Café Steamers line to include four dishes made with USDA-certified organic ingredients. Keep reading to snag a FREE Weekly Meal Planner Printable!
Happy Friday! Who’s ready for a refreshing cocktail to begin the weekend? Check out this tasty Strawberry Rhubarb Shandy recipe! Don’t worry – I have alternative if you prefer a non-alcoholic version. Either way this drink is perfect for cooling off during the summer heat.
Strawberry Rhubarb Shandy
Craving something savory at breakfast time? Try this healthy alternative – Chocolate Oatmeal with Strawberries! Oatmeal has long been known as a whole-grain powerhouse. It’s packed with nutritious benefits that can help lower cholesterol and fiber. It’s great for both your heart and belly! Read on to grab this healthy breakfast recipe.
Chocolate Oatmeal with Strawberries
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Parents – there’s just 1 month left of summer! Can you believe it? Time always flies when you’re having fun I guess. As you’re packing away those swimsuits, and heading to the stores for back to school shopping, don’t forget to stock up on meal favorites for the family. If you’re looking for new tasty dishes to serve your family this upcoming school year, check out this amazingly good Shredded Chicken Nachos recipe below! It’s my husband’s personal favorite.
You can’t go wrong with this crock-pot shredded chicken dish and a bowl of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup – full of mouthwatering flavors. Now onto that recipe!
Shredded Chicken Nachos
Craving something with an Asian flare? I often make teriyaki chicken or sweet and sour chicken for dinner. Sometimes you just need to switch things up though, which is why I chose to make this Pad Thai recipe – and now I’m sharing it with all of you. It’s really simple to make and something I’m sure the whole family will enjoy.
Guess where I spent the weekend? In Philadelphia! This was my first time visiting the city, and it was quite the savory one. I ate my way through the city (all for work of course). 😉 Once home, I was inspired to brush up on my baking skills. Check out this amazing Samoa Cake with homemade chocolate syrup, and grab the recipe below.
Samoa Cake with Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Today’s post is provided by Nature’s Harvest® bread . The opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Disney’s “Finding Dory” is officially in theater’s today! What better way to celebrate than with a Dory themed lunch, right?! These under the sea sandwiches were a big hit with my boys, and I think your kids will love them too! Plus, if you’re planning a Finding Dory party, these adorable sandwiches will fit right in.
About “Finding Dory”:
An Outdoor movie night can be so much fun, especially on those warm breezy summer evenings. Come on in and see how we celebrated Zootopia with this movie night!
This is a partnered post with Walt Disney Studios. All opinions are my own.
Disney’s ZOOTOPIA broke all kinds of records, including becoming the 4th animated film to cross the 1 billion dollar milestone. Amazing, right?! We were first introduced to ZooTopia during an Orlando press junket where the family and I saw an early movie screening. I also had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Bateman who voices the clever fox, Nick Wilde, in the film. Jason is just as funny in person, and charming too!
I was thrilled when Disney reached back out – this time to host an outdoor movie night. It’s something my husband and I have always thought of investing in, and here was our chance! ZooTopia’s Blu-Ray & DVD release just so happened to coincide with the beginning of summer. Those clever Disney folks! 😉 So, to kick off summer we invited friends over to enjoy a family favorite – ZooTopia under the stars!
Hosting A ZooTopia Themed Outdoor Movie Night
The ginger root has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Adding fresh ginger to your beverage, or as a spice when cooking can provide many benefits. It pairs well with seafood, pork and even apples.
Want to spice up dinner tonight? This white queso spicy chicken tacos recipe will do the trick! It’s a quick and easy dinner solution for busy nights, or even a fun entree to serve guests over a holiday weekend. Alright so let’s dig in! Read on to grab this recipe now.
White Queso Spicy Tacos
Are you looking for a recipe to indulge your sweet tooth? I often find myself reaching for something sweet, especially on the weekends when I have more time on my hands. You won’t want to pass up this amazingly easy breakfast, or brunch recipe. It’s really delicious and something the entire family will enjoy. Read on to grab the best french toast recipe around!
Summer is on its way, which means it’s time to fire up the grill and make some yummy food! I just love the warmer seasons, don’t you? If you’re in the mood for some great new recipes to try, check out this list of Delicious Summer BBQ Recipes!