Raspberry and Coconut Milk Popsicle Recipe

The last couple of weeks have been very chaotic here and this raspberry and coconut milk popsicle recipe is my way of denying that summer is coming to a close.  You see, my children went back to school yesterday and while I am happy that they will be annoying their teachers all day instead of me...I am dreading the chaos that comes with another school year.  Football games to attend for my daughter the band student, tennis matches to watch for my son. Homework, PTA meetings and chaotic mornings where we can't find the right shoes in the minutes … [Read more...]

Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bites Recipe For Guilt Free Snacking

You will definitely want to make this tropical frozen yogurt bites recipe if you have a sweet tooth like I do.  Just because I am trying to lose a few pounds and eat healthier, doesn't mean my sweet tooth automatically goes away.  I love dessert and have always felt that a little something sweet after a meal just totally completes the dining experience.  In my younger days, a bowl of ice cream or a couple of cookies was no big deal.  Heck, I used to keep a can of frosting in the fridge for those late night PMS chocolate cravings.  Nowadays, … [Read more...]

Nacho Cheese Popcorn Seasoning Recipe

Many years ago I became suspicious of the ingredients in most traditional microwave popcorns.  The ingredient list was just a tad too long for my liking no matter how convenient those little packages were.  I invested in a hot air popcorn popper and am now much happier about my popcorn snacking habit.  Of course, hot air popcorn with nothing on it tastes rather bland.  Sure, plain might be healthier but my mouth craves the flavor of popcorn seasoning every once in a while.  If you are trying to include more healthy snacks in your diet, popcorn … [Read more...]

Almond Butter Protein Bar Recipe with Premier Protein

This Almond Butter Protein Bar Recipe has been sponsored by Premier Protein but all opinions expressed are my own. #MyGoodEnergy #TeamPremier I spend a lot of time in the 'healthy and natural' section of the grocery store.  This is good for my health but not always good for my wallet.  I tend to spend an awful lot of money on groceries when I really need to be making some of these things from scratch.  Protein bars are a great way to boost energy after a workout or fill up a hungry teenager after a busy day at school. Even starting your … [Read more...]

Chocolate Dipped Clementines Recipe

I have a horrible sweet tooth and most days I find myself hunting in my pantry for something sweet to eat.  I am currently being tempted by the 8 boxes of Girl Scout cookies I bought from my Girl Scout daughter.  Not exactly the healthiest choice, right? I have been scouring the interwebs looking for healthy snack recipes that will satisfy my sweet tooth.  If I don't find a healthy snack recipe, my family may just come home to find me in a Girl Scout cookie sugar coma! I stumbled across these chocolate dipped clementines and decided that they … [Read more...]

Mocha Cappuccino Protein Smoothie Makes a Healthy Afternoon Snack

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For most of the day I cruise along at full speed ahead and get stuff done quickly and efficiently.  I am a type A, high energy, slightly anal retentive type of person.  I have lists, plans, and work well with a deadline.  And then 3 PM hits and I crash hard!  Seriously, it's like if my body isn't moving in the late afternoon I feel this intense need for a nap!  I usually try to grab a cup of coffee and a healthy afternoon snack to … [Read more...]

Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn Helps You Save Money and Eat Healthier

I would like to know how I have grown into a relatively intelligent adult without knowing that you can make microwave popcorn using a brown paper bag.  Seriously...I am stunned!  The other day I stumbled across a post on Pinterest that showed how to make Italian Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn.  I admit, I was skeptical.  Surely, it wasn't as easy to make this as Pinterest said, right?  WRONG! Making brown bag microwave popcorn will save you a ton of money and it is so much healthier!  Top your popcorn with homemade nacho seasoning and enjoy … [Read more...]

Raising Teenagers and the Art of Compromise

This post about raising teenagers was inspired by a product I received for review from YoCrunch but all opinions are my own. When my children were little I had complete control over their lives.  I must admit, I sortof liked it that way.  I told them what to wear, when to go to sleep, and what to eat whenever they uttered the magic words of "I'm Hungry".  Thankfully, they had no problem with my complete and total dominion over their existence.  However...babies grow into toddlers who grow into preschooler who (in the blink of an eye!) turn … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know about Midnight Snacking #24Hours

This midnight snacking post is brought to you from McDonald's but all opinions expressed are my own. I live in a very early to bed and early to rise sortof house.  In fact, we get up disgustingly early even on the weekends. I remember the days of sleeping until noon when I was fresh out of college but since then, once the sun comes up I am out of bed.  I realize that my family is a bit odd like this.  My teenagers will often ASK to go to bed...usually around 9 PM if we have cut off the mind numbing effects of teenage television.  They, too, … [Read more...]

Adding a Little Zip to Our Snacks with Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip #HVGgoesGreek #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heluva Good! I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. My children started back to school last week and for the first 2 days I told them they had to buy their lunch.  This helps them get adjusted to the new routine while everyone is still a bit new to the process.  The children were less than pleased when they came home from school.  I heard all about how horrid the school lunch was.  They only gave them 4 … [Read more...]