We are big apple eaters over here. They are a staple around our house. As much as we have chicken, pancakes, and bananas- we have apples. No trip to the store would be complete with out stocking up on apples. So when the girls started brain storming ideas for apple week, I knew just what I would contribute these sautéed apples. A year or so ago I switched up our apple routine and tried sautéing them. It was so amazing! I served them over pancakes and it was a hit with the family. Because of . . .
We are back with one more fruit leather recipe for you. This one is simple and delicious. It's the perfect addition to your child's lunch box. Strawberry vanilla fruit leather - my kids gobbled this right up! So did I, for that matter. And you can't go wrong with 3 ingredients! Strawberries, vanilla extract, and honey. Puree in your blender and spread on your dehydrator fruit leather sheet - or on a silpat on a cookie sheet if you're oven dehydrating. Skip the fruit by the . . .
Homemade fruit leather has become a fast favorite around our house. It is so easy, and the combinations are endless. I hope you all have been enjoying our Summer Snack Series here on Oh So. Today I want to share one of our very favorite fruit leather combos - mango lime. Years ago I was told to always eat mango with a squeeze of lime - and oh boy that was such good advice. It is such a nice combo - the sweet with the tart is a party on your tongue. So - of course I put this combo . . .
My littlest boys have birthdays side by side to each other. One turning one, so he didn't have much say in what his birthday was about, my 4 year old however has been counting down the days till his birthday since Jan. when his older brother had his birthday. So it was kinda a go big or go home kind of an event. William, the birthday boy, requested a chocolate blueberry cake. He LOOOOOVES blueberry and they were totally in season at the time so we were eating loads of them. Naturally, chocolate . . .
Ever since I was a kid I have loved fruit leather, fruit roll ups, fruit by the foot, and fruit snacks. So when I learned I could make my own with 2 or 3 ingredients I was pretty darn excited. Skip all of the added sugars and preservatives and treat your kids to something natural and delicious. Making Homemade Fruit Leather This stuff doesn't last long in our house. My kids eat it up so fast and I don't feel guilty one bit. Fruit leathers are easy to make in the . . .
I love smoothies- for my kids. As for myself and drinking them- I don't love them. I've been following a friend's account for years and she is who really turned me on to juicing. I oooo'ed and awww'ed over her morning juices forever and finally Kadee surprised me and sent me one from Kohls, a Jack Lalanne's Power Juicer Express (but in white). It took me a while to get it out of the box. I was kind of intimidated by it. What to I use, how much do I use? What do I combine, what do I not combine! . . .
Several weeks ago I stumbled upon a picture of strawberry mango pico. I think I drooled. I thought about it for days and days and then finally did something about it. We were spending Easter at home, so I decided to go the non-traditional route and make fish for dinner. It was a light, flavorful change to the usual heavy Easter dinner. I topped my fish with a fresh, bright, and healthy strawberry mango pico. I picked Des's brain for the pico ingredients. Together we decided that . . .
So I'm a total sucker for carbs and sweets. Cake is my weakness. Put a gourmet cupcake in front of me and I'm a puddle. I'm also very aware those cupcakes are doing nothing to help out my post-baby body. While I'll never give up my cake, I'll balance it out with some quinoa. This mango quinoa and blueberry salad is my new craze. It's light and filling and mixed with some fresh mint, because what doesn't go amazing with mint? It's also is making me feel better about eating carbs and keeping my . . .
I am so excited to share this recipe with you today. It is so crazy good. I love seafood and citrus together - so this salad is a match made in heaven. If you don't like seafood - you should! I'm kidding. Kind of. There are so many lovely citrus varieties now-a-days. You can really use whatever citrus you like, but for this salad I used a naval orange, a blood orange, and a red grapefruit. I made a simple baked salmon seasoned only with salt and pepper, and a sweet citrus honey . . .
I have been so excited to share this post with you all! About a year ago I was introduced to the company Chelsea Charles.They create beautiful jewelry and I was instantly drawn to their Count Me Healthy Bracelet. The bracelet it such a unique idea - the beads move, but will stay where you place them - so you can easily keep a health journal right on your wrist. You can count whatever you're working on - calories, carbs, points, pounds lost, fruits and veggies consumed, vitamins, . . .