Archive for: yogurt

Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie

This Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie is naturally sweetened with fruit and gets its creaminess from protein-packed Greek yogurt. It's a healthy way to get your milkshake fix! When it comes to this blog, there are many things that I am grateful for. One of those things is that I can look back on older posts and remember the stage of life that I was in at that time. Sometimes I'll be searching through my older recipes, looking for something, and I'll stumble upon a memory that makes me smile. That's what happened with this Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie. I wanted to update this recipe and re-share it, because it's still a favorite of ours and it had gotten a bit lost in the archives. ... [Continue Reading]

Apple Dippers with Honey-Cinnamon Yogurt {Healthy Bites for Kids}

Apple Dippers with Honey-Cinnamon Yogurt are a nutritious snack that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes.  This recipe is part of my Healthy Bites for Kids series, featuring easy recipes for breakfasts, lunches and snacks.  While I've designed these recipes to be enjoyed by kids, adults will love them too!   I'm starting a new series on the blog today!  I am super excited about this Healthy Bites for Kids series, because it allows me to combine my passions for cooking, healthy eating, and kids (I am a mom and teacher, after all!).  We'll get to these Apple Dippers with Honey-Cinnamon Yogurt in a minute. (Don't they look scrumptious?!)   If you don't have kids or grandkids, you'll ... [Continue Reading]

Peach, Mango, and Kale Smoothie

A good-for-you green smoothie made with kale, peaches, mango, and Greek yogurt. Full of protein and fiber, this smoothie will give you the energy boost you need to tackle your day! Happy Wednesday! How can it be that January is almost over? It seems like it was just a few days ago that I was writing this New Year's post. I know they say that when raising young children the days go by slowly and the years fly by, but around here it seems that it's the days, weeks... everything that go by especially quickly. A busy, full life will do that I suppose.  Happily, it's full of great things like snuggles with my sweet kids, story time, watercolor painting, and playtime at the park. Today I'm ... [Continue Reading]

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Do you have a local frozen yogurt shop that you like to visit? We certainly do, and it's often a fun way for Julia and I to spend some mother-daughter quality time. We sample a few flavors before deciding on what we want, and then each choose our toppings. Julia's favorite? Vanilla yogurt with mini M&M's and rainbow sprinkles. Mine? Vanilla yogurt with roasted almonds and Heath bar. Then we sit down at a table and enjoy some quiet time together. She's growing up so fast, and I love to savor these little moments with her. Sometimes, it can be just as fun to enjoy a treat and some family time at home. We even let Dad and little brother join in (sometimes). :) It is remarkably easy to ... [Continue Reading]

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

Have you made a trip to your local farmer's market yet this season? I have not, but I can't wait. Maybe this weekend we'll make our first trip there. Visiting the farmer's market definitely makes me think of summer, and I am so looking forward to the summer months filled with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, days spent at the park and pool, and evenings spent relaxing outdoors. Plus there will be my summer break from teaching. I'm really ready for that, too. It will be nice to have more time to spend with the kids and to just not feel so rushed all of the time. I wish I had made these muffins with fresh blueberries, but instead I made them with frozen because that's what I had ... [Continue Reading]

Homemade Greek Yogurt

I am completely addicted to this homemade greek yogurt. I never would have thought that I would make my own yogurt. When I first came across the idea, I thought it was interesting but not something that I would actually do. The second time I saw a recipe for homemade greek yogurt, though, I thought, I can do that. And you know what? I totally did. And I've made this at least once a week every week in the six weeks since then. Why am I so addicted to this yogurt? There are a few reasons. For one, it tastes amazing. Even my favorite store brand can't compete with this thick, creamy yogurt. Homemade yogurt is much less sour than store-bought, and while it's hard for me to eat store-bought ... [Continue Reading]