Dark Chocolate Raspberry S’more Ice Cream

Creamy Dark Chocolate Raspberry S'more Ice Cream. You'll want a big bowl of this sweet ice cream!

This post is brought to you in partnership with REAL® Seal. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. This Dark Chocolate Raspberry S'more Ice Cream is the best way to get your s'more fix! It's cool, creamy and loaded with dark chocolate, marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs, and raspberries! August?! How can it be August already? As it does every year, this summer is flying by. A month and a half ago I was kind of wondering how I was going to survive the summer being home every day with three kids. But we've figured out our routine, as we always do, and I am not at all ready to leave these slower-paced summer days behind. Summer's not over yet, though! There are ... [Continue Reading]

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust and Peaches

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust and Peaches

This Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust and Peaches is the stuff dessert dreams are made of. It's a creamy, lightened-up way to enjoy cheesecake and so easy to make too! I have always been a sweets and dessert person. Offer me a cookie, brownie, or ice cream and I have a very hard time turning it down. With that said, I'm trying to limit the amount of sweets that I eat, and reserve them for special occasions. I want to eat a healthy diet for health reasons, and I also just feel better when I make healthy choices. I'm definitely not perfect though, and I'm still figuring some things out. When I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy, I couldn't ... [Continue Reading]

Our Favorite Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread {Whole Wheat, Refined Sugar Free}

This is our favorite healthy blueberry banana bread! It's whole wheat and sweetened with maple syrup. You'll definitely want a second slice, warm from the oven!

A delicious breakfast bread that's made with white whole wheat flour and sweetened with pure maple syrup and banana, so you can feel good about eating it.  You'll definitely want a second slice of this Favorite Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread, warm from the oven! Ever since I first made these Light and Fluffy Blueberry Banana Muffins, my family cannot get enough of them. On any given day, you'll likely find a stash of them in our freezer, ready for quick breakfasts and snacks. They're healthy, yet still taste like a treat. Which is why I love them so much – they satisfy my sweet tooth yet I feel like I'm making a healthy enough choice when I eat them. Since we loved the blueberry banana ... [Continue Reading]

Roasted Carrot and Garlic Hummus

Roasted Carrot and Garlic Hummus recipe, so yummy and healthy for lunch or snack!

Craving something new and healthy for snack or lunch time? This Roasted Carrot and Garlic Hummus is delicious with fresh, raw veggies or pita bread.  It's an easy appetizer to serve at your next party, too! I am always reminding myself that I need to make hummus more often. It's such a healthy snack, especially if your dippers of choice are fresh vegetables. And my kids love hummus just as much as I do! Which is even more reason to make it on a weekly basis. Julia will eat bell pepper after bell pepper dipped in hummus. (She'll even eat hummus plain by the spoonful!) William likes his hummus with carrots, bell peppers, whole wheat pita or crackers, and even an occasional cucumber. I've ... [Continue Reading]

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Thick, creamy, and healthy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie! My favorite!

A healthy smoothie made with just 4 ingredients (plus ice). This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is thick, creamy, and a great energy booster! In the summertime I crave smoothies. Wait a minute, that's not right. I crave smoothies all year long! Especially this easy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, made with just four ingredients in a matter of minutes. I like to make all kinds of smoothies, but I have to say this one is my absolute favorite. Because, um, peanut butter. Can't get enough of the stuff! We go through peanut butter like crazy in our house. Mostly because I bake with it. And William eats a pb&j sandwich pretty much daily. Julia still won't touch peanut butter though. I don't ... [Continue Reading]

Olive, Tomato and Feta Pita Crisps with Avocado

Olive, Tomato and Feta Pita Crisps with Avocado - an easy appetizer that's completely addicting!

These Olive, Tomato and Feta Pita Crisps with Avocado are an easy appetizer or snack, perfect for all sorts of occasions. Made with whole wheat pita, olives and tomatoes, they are healthy and addicting little bites! When I think of olives, I think of pizza, being a kid, and this sandwich that I craved all the time during my last pregnancy.  As a kid, I could not eat enough olives, and the same is true today.  My own children seem to agree, and will eat as many olives as I let them.  If I'm in the kitchen cooking and they see I've opened up a can of olives, there they are, little hands outstretched and asking for some olives please! My family loves California Black Ripe Olives.  ... [Continue Reading]

Cherry Pie with Almond and Oat Crumble

Juicy cherry pie with almond oat crumble! Like a pie and a crisp in one!

Sweet juicy cherries plus an almond oat crumble make this pie something special. This Cherry Pie with Almond and Oat Crumble just might become your new favorite pie! It had been too long since I made a pie. Baking pies is something that I tend to do seasonally. Around the holidays, pumpkin and apple pies are a given. Then there's that long pie-less stretch of months in between Christmas and summer when we are enjoying winter comfort foods and then the arrival of spring produce. By the time summer rolls around, I'm craving the process of making a homemade pie as well as a big slice of that pie! Summer fruits just about beg to be made into a pie, crisp, or crumble. Peaches, strawberries, ... [Continue Reading]

Spicy Kung Pao Stir-Fry with Summer Squash

Just 30 minutes to make this healthy, spicy Kung Pao Stir-Fry with Summer Squash!

Why order take-out when you can make this Spicy Kung Pao Stir-Fry with Summer Squash in 30 minutes at home?  It's our new favorite way to enjoy the flavors of Kung Pao in a healthy homemade meal! One of my favorite things about cooking is that I can make dishes at home that I'd usually order at a restaurant. We enjoy going out to eat, but most of the time I'd rather just stay in the comfort of my own home. In my pj's and make-up free, if that's the kind of day it is. :) Whenever we go out for Chinese food, we always order Kung Pao Chicken. Even the kids like it, so long as we make sure there are no spicy pepper flakes on their chicken. Brad and I love the spice, ... [Continue Reading]