Food

Energy Bites

My kids love these energy bites from Super Healthy Kids.  I've made them several times in the past year.  They are really easy to prepare and can be customized to individual tastes. Energy Bites by Super Healthy Kids These energy bites have simple ingredients - oats, honey, peanut butter and a dash of vanilla.  Chia… Continue reading Energy Bites

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Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices

So simple right?  Little orange slices dipped in chocolate. When I saw the idea on Pinterest I knew it was something I could actually do instead of leaving it buried in the depths of Pinterest boards, never to be heard of again. The idea came from Deliciously Yum. I peeled four clementines, melted some chocolate… Continue reading Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices

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Chocolate Breakfast Quinoa

We started adding quinoa to our breakfast routine when we realized how much our toddler loves it. You can make breakfast quinoa similar to oatmeal. Cook it up and throw in whatever you might normally add to oatmeal. It's a really nice alternative and it has a ton of protein to keep you going until… Continue reading Chocolate Breakfast Quinoa

Baking

Chocolate Quinoa Protein Bars

A few weeks back when I got my protein awakening (preganant women need 60-70g per day!), I started thinking about all the different vegetarian items that have protein.  Of course lentils and beans came to mind, but then it occured to me - quinoa!  Quinoa is a grain that is a complete protein, meaning it… Continue reading Chocolate Quinoa Protein Bars

Baking

Chocolate & Zucchini Team Up

Welcome Sunday!  I hope everyone is having a nice and relaxing day.  I am really glad I was motivated to get some yard work done yesterday morning because it started raining in the afternoon.  Then the rain turned into a thunderstorm which soaked everything.  I was going to go out and work in the garden… Continue reading Chocolate & Zucchini Team Up

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For Your Chocolate Cake Craving

Ever get a craving for chocolate cake and decide to make it right then?  You go in the kitchen and start getting out the supplies only to find you are missing one crucial ingredient?  At that point you have to decide whether you want the chocolate cake bad enough to go to the store and obtain… Continue reading For Your Chocolate Cake Craving

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Freezing and Fonduing Strawberries, But Not Necessarily In That Order

Last night I washed and beheaded that big bowl of strawberries I picked on Sunday.  With the tops it ended up being 5 pounds 12 ounces of strawberries!  This is my first significant strawberry harvest.  I'm so pumped! I wanted to get the majority of the berries in the freezer right away because I know… Continue reading Freezing and Fonduing Strawberries, But Not Necessarily In That Order

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Chocolate Covered Cheezecake

In honor of Chocolate-Covered Katie, I present to you a chocolate covered post about chocolate covered cheezecake.  Chocolate-Covered Katie has quickly become one of my favorite blogs to read.  She is such a sweet person who posts about lots of sweet eats!  And not just sweet eats but very creative sweet eats.  Like Raw Cheesecake Filling.  And not… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Cheezecake

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Green Food and Baileys Buttercream

Happy day after St. Patrick's Day!  Did everyone have fun last night?  A little tooo much fun maybe?  😉 Benzo and I had a quiet evening at home with lots of yummy food.  And most of it green! We started off with an appetizer of artichoke brushetta and crackers.  MIL gave us this jar of… Continue reading Green Food and Baileys Buttercream