This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Banana Ice Cream is another name for heaven. It’s naturally sweet, chocolatley, crunchy, salty and nutty all at the same time and takes banana ice cream to the next level. What more could you want?
I love ice cream………..
No joke, when I was younger, I would have a huge bowl every night after gymnastics practice, at least 342432 2 cups!
You know what else I love? Banana Ice Cream. Bananas are naturally sweet and delicious, and when partially frozen, make the perfect texture for a soft-serve-like texture! My favorite ice cream ever is a tie between Chocolate-Covered Pretzel and Peanut Butter Cup.
So guess what I did? I combined banana ice cream with my two favorite ice cream flavors, and the result is absolutely magical. This Chocolate PB Pretzel banana Ice Cream is absolutely creamy, sweet, salty, crunchy, chocolatey and life changing all at the same time! Not to mention it has only a few ingredients and it’s a breeze to make!
Now you can have your fabulous ice cream and eat it too 😀
Healthy vegan and gluten-free Toasted Coconut Muffins with a Pecan Streusel
You know those restaurants that you only go to because of one item on the menu? Like when you go to Olive Garden just for the breadsticks because the rest of their food isn’t actually real food ( its frozen people!). My parents and I always go to this one restaurant at the beach not because the food is good, because its actually terrible. Their vegetable of the day is always a medley thats partially frozen every time I go (so much for changing it up).
The only reason I go is for the muffins. They have a bread girl who walks around with a big basket of muffins and sweet breads who hands out whatever you ask. They have these toasted coconut muffins that are to-die-for! So moist and fluffy, I’d gladly eat 15 of them in one sitting. My dad actually always makes sure “bread girl” comes around more than once so he can eat all the muffins he pleases. He even calls her “bread girl” instead of by the name on her name tag, its actually embarrassing. I feel sorry for “bread girl” because my dad is a pain in the you-know-what.
Getting back to the muffins, I have always wanted to recreate these heaven-sent pastries and I finally got around to doing so! But knowing that the coconut muffins at this particular restaurant were full of sugar, oil and butta, I wanted to create a healthy but still fantastic version! The Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Vanilla Unsweetened gives it an even better coconutty flavor!I added toasted pecans for extra crunch and a streusel topping because I can! These muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly! Woohoo!
Ugh, today was one of those days when everybody in my family is super busy and theres nothing for dinner. Usually when this happens I resort to my good old oatmeal, but that would leave my parents stuck with nothing.
Usually its my job to make dinner, but I’ve been having to work so much that I’ve haven’t had much time to eat, let alone cook. Thankfully, my mom defrosted some chicken breasts earlier that morning and we had tons of fresh rosemary growing outside.
It was like a sign sent from heaven, I saw a pin for greek yogurt marinated chicken and checked out the recipe. Easy to make, and only a few ingredients are needed? Heck yeah man.
Making the marinate took a mere 2 1/2 minutes to make and the hardest part was waiting 2 hours for the chicken to marinate! You can also make this the night before and let the chicken soak for longer if thats floats your boat! Either way, you’ll end up with a delicious dinner that will satisfy anyone! I guess you could say that this chicken saved me and my family from becoming hangry.
Don’t judge me, but I used to have a t-shirt that said “I want Muffin’ to do with you.” Yea it happened, back in 5th grade when Limited Too was still around and popular. I also had a “Stud Muffin” magnet that I put in my locker. and Oh, I was also obsessed with the popular and kinda creepy “Muffins” video on youtube.
My love for muffins has obviously always been extremely prominent
Anyway I think we can all agree that muffins are awesome. But you know what’s even more awesome? Muffins made with only 4 ingredients, no flour, one bowl, and no mess, now thats pretty awesome! Our friends at Blue Diamond Almonds sent us Salted Caramel Almonds and Blueberry Almonds this month. So as usual, we were both pretty stoked about the awesome flavor of the both kinds of almonds, but salted caramel anything is our favorite flavor.
These could not be easier to make so make them. Now.
When college starts, everyday is a busy day and getting in a nutritious breakfast becomes more and more rare with busy schedules and lack of sleep. Since a healthy breakfast is really important, especially for busy college days, here are 55 easy, healthy and delicious recipes that can be made in a college dorm room from awesome bloggers!
Yogurt is my go-to pre-workourt breakfast. Its my ride or die food. If I eat it before a practice I feel on top of the world and if I don’t, well I feel like I’m dying.
I always need a huge bowl that will give me plenty (pun intended) of fuel and energy to sustain my body during a tough practice. I love Plenti Greek Yogurt from Yoplait because not only is it protein-packed greek yogurt, but it contains whole-grain oats flax and pumpkin seeds! IT’S CALLED PLENTÍ FOR A REASON. It’s Greek yogurt filled with more of the good stuff – wholesome ingredients and protein.
Its all the benefits of greek yogurt with healthy fats from crunchy seeds to keep you satisfied longer! How awesome is that!
I incorporated it into my breakfast and it left my full and energized for hours! Woohoo! I can honestly say that I usually always hungry two hours after eating breakfast but today I wasn’t hungry until four hours later!
Oh and did I mention is has a 1:1 protein to sugar ratio? Thats a heck of a lot less sugar than the leading yogurt brands in the super market! It is also gluten-free, low-fat and contains only a few ingredients! Need I say more aboutPlenti Greek Yogurt?
Super thick and creamy with a little bit of crunch!
DIY Homemade Blueberry Applesauce made in a crockpot
There are so many things I love about summer. I love going to the beach and enjoying the sand between my toes. I love having summer bbqs with my large family. I also love when my mom buys 30 pounds of blueberries to make blueberry pies. We usually make so many that we have frozen pies in our freezer for a whole year. This particular year we had 5 leftover pies in the freezer from last summer so my mom decided not to get blueberries this year.
After throwing a fit like a toddler, she finally gave in and ordered the bloobs. Now we have 30 pounds of fresh blueberries just sitting in your fridge. As much as I love eating the fat and juicy berries, there is only so many blueberries I can eat without getting diarrhea sick.
Luckily I came up with adding blueberries to my already banging homemade applesauce and voila, an even better homemade applesauce recipe thats so easy even my dad can do it ( sorry Dad the truth hurts).
A cool Frozen Treat with a Classic Flavor Combo from your childhood
My dad always tries to give me pointers when I brainstorm for different and unique recipe ideas. Im always like, dad what should I make? He always replies “make something good.” Thanks dad, your so helpful.
Truth be told, my dad isn’t the best taste tester because he likes everything. He even ate my dog’s treat because he thought it tasted good. I feel bad for my dog, every time we get here a treat my dad thinks its a cookie and eats almost all of it.
Alright I got a little off topic, but what I wanted to address is that my dad is open to eat anything #perksofahealthyfoodblogger . He always searches for snacks he can eat when he isn’t hungry (yes, when he is NOT hungry). So I always try to come up with snacks that are tasty, yet healthy in disguise.
The greek yogurt is super high in protein and is a perfect match when paired with the healthy fats in the peanut butter. The flavor combo is a classic and will please any folk! Perfect for a hot summer day, this bark takes a mere 5 minutes to make and a few hours to freeze! Its like frozen yogurt , but without all the effort!
Take your breakfast to the next level with this satisfying fiesta in a skillet
Guess what guys? I’ve been living in denial the past 15 years of my life. Why you ask? Because before a few months ago, I would never touch red meat because I thought it was bad for me so I always opted for poultry instead. But chicken and turkey never satisfied my need for meat quite like lean beef does.
I was believing the lies about the risks of eating red meat that were all over the news and in the health magazines I read. I guess you could say that I’m equivalent to an adult who still believes in the tooth fairy, I’m that gullible.
In fact, not only does lean beef taste a million times better than any other protein, it easily fits into a healthy diet! With 25 grams of protein and 10 essential nutrients in a 3 oz. serving, lean beef satisfies your hunger while doing your body good! Significant Research even shows that some people can lose or maintain a healthy weight, support healthy metabolism, and age more vibrantly when they consume high-quality protein within their specific caloric goals.
Lean beef is like building a brick house. You need high-quality materials like bricks to build a strong foundation so your house can last through anything. Consuming high-quality protein is necessary to replenish your body so you can be strong and healthy for life!
Now we all know that lean ground beef can be used for nearly any dinner recipe; burgers, meatballs tacos etc. But what about breakfast? Why not start off your day on the right foot by giving your body the protein and essitenal nutrients it needs to get the day going? And when your breakfast is delicious, easy to make, healthy and tastes like a fiesta in your mouth, why even question it?
“I received beef product mentioned in this post at no cost. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
The classic breakfast muffin overtop of the classic summer dessert, aka heaven
You know that one food that everyone in the whole universe loves? I’m pretty sure that food is blueberry muffins. My theory is that if you don’t like blueberry muffins you probably don’t have a soul, I think people would agree that thats pretty accurate. Who can resist the fluffy sweet breakfast pastries that taste like unfrosted cupcakes? Not I, thats fo sho.
When my mom asked me to make a fruity dessert for an upcoming bridal shower I gleamed with excitement. I knew right then and there that I was gonna make a bomb dot com peach cobbler with a blueberry muffin topping.
Why a blueberry muffin topping you ask? Because everyone who has a soul and their mother loves peach cobbler and blueberry muffins. So add the two together and you got the most perfect dessert known to man-kind! Oh and did I mention that this dessert is not only gluten-free but pretty much guilt-free? Yup, another reason why you need to make this asap!