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Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls (Vegan, Gluten Free)

The Imaginative One has gone to two camps.  Since the camps, I’ve volunteered to pick up the Imaginative One and one of his friends from the first camp so we can drive them up to the second camp.  Hubby and I are going to be going on a small road trip this weekend.   Continue reading “Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls (Vegan, Gluten Free)”

Almond Joy Apple Bites
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“Almond Joy” Apple Bites

Quick and Easy

Apple bites are quick to put together.  All you need to do is slice up the apple, spread the apple slices with a nut butter, and then top the apple slices.  Yum!  Such a healthy snack depending on what you put on top of the apple slices.

These apple slices were topped with almond butter, coconut shreds, and cacao powder. Continue reading ““Almond Joy” Apple Bites”

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No Bake Turtle Walnut Brownies (Gluten Free, Vegan) – Secret Recipe Club

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This is my second secret recipe club post this month.  I volunteered to take over for another member of the secret recipe club was unable to post since her site was going to be down.  I was assigned to Simple and Savory.

Anne is a holistic food coach.  She loves to cook and eat healthy foods.  I was excited to look through her blog.  Even though I don’t always eat healthy, I do love eating healthier foods.  I just wish my husband was more on board with healthier eating.

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Cherry-Lime Infused Water

I love cherry limeades from Sonic.  Love, love, love them.  Actually I love almost anything cherry flavored.  Yum!

I was craving fresh cherries the other day. However it is not cherry season so there is no fresh cherries to be found or they are super expensive.  I opted to get frozen cherries instead.  So when I was deciding what type of infused water I wanted to take to work, I decided that cherry-lime would be a good flavor.

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Elf 4 Health – Day #2

I’m finally getting to recapping yesterdays’s challenge and discussing today’s challenge.

So yesterday was meatless Monday.  It wasn’t really that hard for me.  I started the morning with a green smoothie.  There was also some protein powder in the smoothie to help keep me full.  I needed chia seeds also because all I kept thinking while I was in the dentist’s chair was how hungry I was.  Of course I couldn’t eat while they were working on my mouth.

As soon as I left the dentist’s office, I ate a Larabar that I had gotten at the grocery store.  It was a seasonal flavor – Snickerdoodle.  It was pretty yummy!

The day before I had gone out to eat at a new to us restaurant – Roma.  I had gotten a Brucshetta pizza with the intention of saving some for this challenge.  I also had some left over garlic bread which was made with olive oil instead of butter.  Since my mouth was still numb, I didn’t bite on it using my front teeth.  I folded it up and chewed with my molars.  When my dentist called me later, I told him what I did and he told me I was pretty clever.  I love that my dentist will personally call his patients after they have work done on their teeth to make sure they are doing good.  He ends his call with “Call me if you need anything.”  and he means it.

Since my mouth was still numb, I ate a banana for a snack.  I am not a banana lover so Hubby was shocked when he saw I was eating some.

Dinner was quick and easy tomato soup.  I also cut up French bread that I toasted up with a little olive oil, garlic, cheddar cheese, and basil.  We used those croutons to put in the soup instead of dipping grilled cheese sandwiches in the soup.  The boys were not fans of the soup.  The Imaginative One though loved the croutons.

Dessert was a pumpkin whoopie pie from a local farmer’s market.  Yummy!  As an evening snack, I had a yogurt parfait with granola and fresh pineapple.  So happy my meatless Monday went well!

Today’s challenge is to unsubscribe.  I don’t know how many different emails I unsubscribed from.  I also cleaned up two of my in boxes while I was at it.  It’s amazing how much lighter you feel without all that extra mess in your life.

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Tastes of Thanksgiving Green Smoothie

So last week, I had my blender cup washed after making a smoothie.  The Wee One and the Imaginative One put away the dishes after the dishwasher was finished.  Somehow my blades got put into silverware/ utensil drawer (double drawer) and the band that held the blade was missing.  I had been craving a smoothie but couldn’t make one because of the missing piece.  😦

Today the Wee One found the piece in our cereal/ plastic ware cabinet so I decided to make the smoothie I had been craving.  I had bought some fresh cranberries today so I decided to put them in the smoothie.  Yum!!!  Since I didn’t put any sugar in the smoothie, it turned out tart but that’s okay with me.  If you make this, you may want to put some type of sweetener in it if you don’t like tart flavors.

This smoothie is called tastes of Thanksgiving green smoothie because I love eating cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving and the flavors of this smoothie remind me of cranberry sauce.

 

Tastes of Thanksgiving Green Smoothie

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Stars of the recipe:

  • 1/4 c. fresh cranberries, washed
  • 1/4 c. frozen strawberries
  • 2 c. greens (I used power greens – kale, spinach, and Swiss chard.)
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • water if you need more liquids (add a little at a time)
  • optional:  1 Tbsp. your favorite sweetener (more or less depending on your taste buds.)

Steps:

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender cup.
  2. Blend together on the smoothie setting until blended together.
  3. Pour into a cup.
  4. Enjoy!

 

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