Thursday, May 18, 2017

Yogurt, Fruit & Muffin Parfait

Yogurt, Fruit & Muffin Parfait

Most of the time when I make muffins for my family I make them from scratch.
I usually have all of the ingredients on hand anyway, so why not.
But sometimes I'm out of one key ingredient, and thats when I'm happy I keep muffin
mix on hand.  As you all know, I am a huge fan of Bob's Red Mill products, and although
we don't have to use gluten-free products, I love Bob's Gluten-Free Muffin Mix.

I can't tell much of a difference in the taste or texture at all between this mix and a regular
muffin mix and it's so versatile and delicious.  I added dark chocolate chips to the
muffins this time, but sometimes I'll add berries and sometimes I'll get wild and add both :)

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix

A few weeks ago I came up with the bright idea to layer my favorite Stonyfield yogurt
with fresh berries and small cubes of chocolate chip muffin to make a yogurt, fruit and
muffin parfait. Best idea ever!

I used a recycled jelly jar because I love repurposing glass jars, but you could totally do
the same thing in a mason jar or plastic container.

Yogurt, Fruit & Muffin Parfait

Yogurt, Fruit & Muffin Parfait

Is it breakfast, a snack or dessert???
Who cares!
It's delicious any time of day!

Yogurt, Fruit & Muffin Parfait

Yogurt, Fruit and Muffin Parfait

1 chocolate chip muffin, cubed (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp. chia seed
1/2 C Stonyfield Whole Milk vanilla yogurt
1/4 C strawberries, sliced
2 T blueberries

In a clear glass or mason jar, layer cubed muffin, yogurt, chia seed, and fruit.
Repeat with another layer.

Serves one.

I received free product from Bob's Red Mill for this post. 
All content and thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Layered Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie and prAna Tankini

Layered Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons. There's just something about warm weather,
flowers in bloom, and lazy days by the water that help me feel relaxed and complete.
I love feeling the warmth of the sun and sipping on something cold to drink, while reading
a book or hanging out with friends by our pool.  I have lots of books pinned to my
"books to read" Pinterest board that I want to read this summer!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Quinoa & Hummus Tartlets

What an exciting week this is! Today is my birthday, Sunday is Mother's Day and
Saturday, May 13th is National Hummus Day! Let the festivities begin!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I thought I would put together a little
Mother's Day Shopping Guide for those of you looking for gift ideas for your mom
or someone special (hint hint to my family - ha ha).  Some of these are items I use
and love and others are on my wish list.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza

This super easy meal combines two family favorites, barbecue chicken and pizza!
BBQ chicken pizza is perfect as a weeknight meal or for Friday pizza night!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Tartlets

Chocolate pie is one of my favorite desserts, so when Sophie from @trackingisthenewblack
posted the recipe for these Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Tartlets on her Instagram,
I knew that I  just had to make them!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Our Favorite Pasta Salad

Our Favorite Pasta Salad

We opened our pool last week, which means that summer is on the way!
Time for pool parties, cookouts and s'mores by the fire pit.