Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yogurt Stuffed Pears

Pears Stuffed with yogurt, almond butter and granola

I've been on a quest to add a variety of fruits and vegetables to my diet this year.
It's easy to get stuck in a rut buying the same things over and over, so when these Anjou
pears caught my eye, I decided to add them to our cart.  Last month I tried dragon fruit
for the first time in a smoothie and loved it!

Over the weekend, when I craved a healthy, filling snack, I came up with the idea of
stuffed pears, so I grabbed a melon baller to remove the seeds and then thought about
how to fill them.

Pears Stuffed with yogurt, almond butter and granola

Since our fridge is always full of Stonyfield yogurt, I reached for a container of
Stonyfield 100% Grass Fed yogurt to spoon into the pears.  For added protein I
drizzled Woodstock Organic Almond Butter over the yogurt and then topped each pear
with Woodstock Hiker's Harvest Mix and a little honey.  The harvest mix added sweetness
and crunch to each bite! The pears were healthy, filling and tasted great!

Pears Stuffed with yogurt, almond butter and granola

Pears Stuffed with yogurt, almond butter and granola

Yogurt stuffed pears are healthy and delicious as a snack, but they would also be
great for breakfast or add a few mini chocolate chips and call it dessert!

Pears Stuffed with yogurt, almond butter and granola

Pears Stuffed with yogurt, almond butter and granola

Yogurt Stuffed Pears

2 ripe pears
1/3 C Stonyfield 100% Grass Fed Yogurt (Plain or Vanilla)
1/4 C Woodstock Smooth Organic Almond Butter
1/4 C Woodstock Organic Hiker's Harvest Mix
2 T honey

Slice pears lengthwise.  Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out the seeds
creating a small hole in each pear.

Spoon yogurt into pears. Drizzle almond butter all over each pear.
Sprinkle with harvest mix and drizzle with honey.

Serves 4.


This post is sponsored by Stonyfield and Woodstock.
As always, all opinions are 100% my own.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Broccoli, Onion & Cheese Omelet

Broccoli, Onion and Cheese Omelet in the Microwave with OXO

Those of you that have been reading my blog for while now, know that most of the
time breakfast for me consists of a cup of tea and a bowl of oatmeal.
That's just how I roll.

My family, however, does not share my love of oats.
They prefer breakfast foods like eggs and bacon.
Who has time for that on weekday mornings?

We do! Thanks to OXO and their handy line of kitchen tools!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day!
I made you a cupcake.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Clementine Protein Smoothie Bowl

Clementine Smoothie Bowl

It seems as though I've been living off of soup and smoothies this year.
Maybe because I've been making them both so much!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Homemade Vegetable Noodle Soup

Homemade Vegetable Noodle Soup

I can't even tell you how many times I have made soup since the beginning of fall because
I have made it so many times! I just love it and vegetable soup is pretty low calorie, which
works for my healthy eating diet plan.  I've been packing soup for lunch almost every day
this winter.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Homemade Guacamole {Chipotle Recipe}

Homemade Guacamole {Chipotle Recipe}

I love eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill, but the location in our college town is always
super busy.  The students seem to flock there in droves!

The chicken burrito bowl is my favorite, along with a side of chips and guacamole - yum!
I just love Chipotle guacamole and after doing a little research, I found that they actually
share the recipe for their guacamole right on the Chipotle website!  Isn't that nice of them!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Salad Cups

Quinoa Salad Cups

So far this year I have been pretty good with the healthy eating thing.  I've been drinking
protein smoothies, eating lots of soup for lunch and even enjoying healthy desserts!
I'm down a few pounds, so it must be working - yay!