I love sweets, so I've been trying to find desserts I can make for family dinners that don't totally break the point bank. I decided to try my hand at a very simple baked pear. This is just a pear, cut in half with the seeds scooped out. I put in 2 caramel candies and … Continue reading Baked Caramel Pears
One thing that WW has taught me is the importance of adding in fruit. Tonight for breakfast, I had blueberry waffles and they were delish! I started off by simmering frozen cherries and peaches. I added blueberry waffles (I used some from Whole Foods that were 2 for 7 pts. Vans and Kashi have some … Continue reading Blueberry Waffles with Fruit Compote – WW-Friendly Recipe
One of my boys love fruit snacks. I have to hide them to prevent him from eating them all day long. Today I made a sweet and zesty fruit snack salad. It was a huge hit and he loved it! It had the amazing sweetness while the lime brought a little bit of added sour … Continue reading Nature’s Fruit Snacks
It doesn't matter how old I get, my mom still takes every chance she can to tell me to eat my fruits and veggies. She strives to be vegan and regularly admonishes her daughters to adopt a vegan lifestyle. I have decided full vegan isn’t for me right now, but where she and I have … Continue reading 5 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies for the Non-Vegan
Alight y'all. If you haven't used spaghetti squash in lieu of spaghetti, you are missing out. I don't mean to brag (who am I kidding, I sure am!) but I make a mean spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is a good, healthy substitute for spaghetti, but you have to make it right. Below is how I … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash: You’re Missing Out
We get a box of grassfed, local meat from a ranch here in Texas. We don't really like liver so when we got a pound of liver one month, we were none too enthused. Luckily, we have a plethora of animals (namely two dogs) that love homemade treats! So we used our liver for good. … Continue reading Liver Treats: Treat Your Puppies!
Summer is coming to a close in many areas... but watermelon is still very much in season (and on sale!) Anytime I hit up a summer BBQ, I love to bring watermelon. Part of the trouble with watermelon is how to cut it in an easy to eat, no mess kind of way. I'm happy … Continue reading A Watermelon Technique Anyone Can Do
I started Weight Watchers a few months ago. For those who aren't familiar, it's a weight loss program that encourages participants to eat healthier, move more, and learn to make more balanced food choices. You have so many "points" assigned based upon what your weight and goals are, so most participants look for ways of … Continue reading Flatout Flatbread Pizza – YUM!
So I've been off chocolate, that's right. This is a big deal for me, I consider myself a true chocolate addict. I love it, I must eat some every day. When I went off chocolate, I found myself craving it and I wanted to find a healthy way to fulfill that craving. I came across … Continue reading Black Bean Fudge
I made a delicious summer salad last week and wanted to pop on and share the recipe with you! 2 cups corn 1 cup black beans red pepper avocado 2 tomatoes mango 1/2 red onion 2 garlic cloves 1/4 cilantro kiwi 2t hot sauce lemon juice 1/2 t cumin 1/2 t chili powder That's it! … Continue reading Summer Salad