Monday, August 13, 2018

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites

Lately I've been craving ice cream or frozen yogurt like crazy.
My husband's all like "let's go to Kline's", which I would love to do every night, but
I don't have his fast metabolism, so I'd never be able to fit into any of my clothes.
I needed a lower calorie snack to curb my sweet tooth, so I came up with chocolate
covered frozen banana bites. Simply drip frozen slices of banana into melted dark
chocolate and sprinkle with your favorite toppings. I topped mine with sprinkles,
shredded coconut, cocao nibs and chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

These mini treats are very similar to frozen dark chocolate almond butter bites I posted
of years ago. Give them both a try!

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites

3 ripe bananas
Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
sprinkles, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, chocolate coated sunflower seeds, for topping
bamboo fork picks

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice ripe bananas into one inch thick rounds, insert bamboo fork pick and place on
parchment lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in the freezer for at least an hour.

In a small glass bowl,  microwave chocolate wafers per package instructions.
Dip frozen bananas into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with desired toppings and place
back into the freezer. Once completely frozen, remove from baking sheet and place
banana pops in an air-tight freezer container.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Cheerios Oat Crunch Yogurt Parfaits

This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc., General Mills and Cheerios.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cheerios Oat Crunch Yogurt Parfaits

Well we're right smack in the middle of summer and I love it!
My little herb garden is going crazy, fresh berries are over flowing at the Farmer's
Market and the days are long and warm. This time of year makes me so happy!

When the weather is warm I usually choose something light for breakfast such as
overnight oats, a smoothie or bowl of cereal. Lately I've been enjoying a bowl of
Cheerios Oat Crunch cereal. I grew up eating Cheerios and it's always been one
of my favorites. I remember when General Mills introduced Multi-Grain Cheerios
and my husband and I thought it was the best thing ever.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Healthy 3-Ingredient Cookies

This post is in partnership with Bob's Red Mill. As always, all opinions are my own.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you notice that title?!?
Only 3 ingredients to make a quick and healthy treat to help curb that sweet tooth!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Raspberry Rosé Parfaits #SummerDessertWeek

This post was created for #SummerDessertWeek. I received samples from some of
our sponsor companies. As always, all opinions are my own.  This recipe is for
adults age 21 and older and does contain alcohol.

Raspberry Rosé Parfaits #SummerDessertWeek

Welcome to day four of #SummerDessertWeek where a few of my blogging friends
and I are sharing some of our favorite summer desserts. On Monday I posted a
quick, easy and delicious recipe for mini blueberry galettes - you should give them a try!

Also - don't forget to enter to win the giveaways at the end of this post! Our sponsors
have been so generous and are offering some fantastic prizes!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mini Angel Food Cake {baked in a loaf pan}

Angel Food Cake in a loaf pan

Angel food cake is one of my all time favorites, especially during the summer when it's
served with lemon curd or whipped cream and fresh berries!
Such a light and refreshing dessert.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mini Blueberry Galettes #SummerDessertWeek

This post was created for #SummerDessertWeek. I received samples from some of
our sponsor companies, but as always, all opinions are my own.

We just returned from our annual summer vacation to Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
and we had the best time! We've been going there almost every year for the past twenty
years and we just love it! I posted lots of photos on my Instagram if you want to see some
of our fun.

Now that summer is in full force, our Farmer's Market is bursting at the seams with garden
vegetables, beautiful flowers and fresh berries. I just couldn't resist picking up some
blueberries for these mini blueberry galettes. Summer dessert couldn't be any easier!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Lentil Soup

This post is in partnership with Hamilton Beach. Hamilton Beach provided me with a 
sample product. As always, all opinions are my own.

Yes I do realize that it is summer and I'm posting a soup recipe,  but I'm one of those
people that love making and eating soup all year long. I take soup to work for lunch a lot.
It's low in fat, filling and good for you!