Mint Chocolate Swirl Brownies

I’ve never been much of a baker. However, now that we have our own home, I am trying new things. I am so excited to share a fun recipe that both and adults and children will enjoy! Have you tried Mint Chocolate Swirl Brownies?

Mint Chocolate Swirl Brownies

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My son and I have been in our new home for about a month and a half! I feel like there are a few little things I still need here and there, but overall, I feel completely at home! That seems to be all that matters to me.

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Overhaul Your Snack Cupboard

Overhaul Your Snack Cupboard--Mrs. Renfro's Salsa-Eat Your Coffee Energy Bars

 

 

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Snacks. It’s an all-important segment of every shopper’s grocery list and a constantly evolving one for me. We love snacks at my house, but get bored with the same old ones every week. So, it’s essential to rotate what I buy to keep everyone happy and satisfied. I think my family appreciates the effort I make to find new and interesting items to nosh on while engaging in various home or on-the-go activities.

Mostly, I choose snacks with other family members in mind in terms of their tastes and what they might enjoy. Sometimes, I see a snack option while shopping that I just can’t resist buying for myself regardless of whether anyone else might also like it. Few and far between, to be sure, but I do succumb to my own personal snack desires on occasion.

I want to share two of the newest snacks to have occupied a space in my cupboard recently, Mrs. Renfro’s Gourmet Salsa and Eat Your Coffee Bars.

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Small Steps To Revamp Your Health

When it comes to change, it’s best to take small steps. Small steps to revamp your health will keep you motivated along the way. Let’s us show you a few changes you can make.

Small Steps To Revamp Your Health

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Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake

I am a fairly new owner of an Instant Pot! I wanted an Instant Pot because I was looking to make healthier and/or quicker meals for my son and myself!

How do you make your life a bit easier for your household? 

Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake
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With my Instant Pot, I’ve been looking at different recipes to try. Since my son loves spaghetti, I’ve made that for us a few times. I still looking for other types of recipes to make.

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Superfood Cookies You Can Feel Good About

Superfood Cookies You Can Feel Good About

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As we close in on the third month of 2019, those healthy eat resolutions might be dwindling. Let’s face it, keeping up those healthy eating habits can be hard when that sweet tooth comes calling. Luckily, you can indulge anytime you want with Emmy’s Organics Superfood Cookies.

Superfood Cookies with Coconut

This isn’t the first time I’ve had Emmy’s Organics. I remember first stumbling across them with my mom at a Starbucks. She was undergoing cancer treatment and had given up processed sugars. Instead, opting for more natural options, such as dates, agave, honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup. We were always looking for new recipes or treats to try that would allow her to enjoy something sweet.

You can imagine our excitement when we read the ingredient list on the back of Emmy’s Organics; organic coconut, organic agave syrup, organic almond flour, organic coconut oil, etc. Finally, a quick sweet treat she could eat without feeling guilty. My mom chose the Vanilla Bean and I chose the Dark Cacao. Both were sweet, chewy and delicious. At the time, we didn’t realize there were many other flavors to be had.

Superfood Cookie_Emmy's Organics

In fact, these yummy superfood cookies come in eight different flavors, including Pumpkin Spice, Matcha, Golden Milk, Peanut Butter, Lemon Ginger, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chip, and Dark Cacao. Every cookie is made with 100% organic ingredients. They are also NON-GMO, vegan, kosher, dairy-free and gluten-free.

The main ingredient is coconut, so if you like coconut, you will definitely love these little bits. The coconut brings a nice richness to each cookie. It also pairs nicely with flavors like peanut butter and matcha.

Superfood Recipes

One of the coolest things about Emmy’s Organics is all the recipes they’ve developed to use with their cookies. You can check out the entire list on their blog, but for now, I’m going to share the one I tried out. It’s a delicious Cookie Dough Shake. (Note: Since I didn’t have the Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies, I used the Dark Cacao.)

Superfood Cookies_ Cookie Dough Shake

 

This shake is very easy to make and super delicious. It’s rich and creamy, and you’d never know it contained frozen riced cauliflower. Honestly, it tastes like a regular milkshake with the added bonus of cookies and chocolate chips. And the serving size is pretty generous so you could drink it alone or share it.

Superfood Cookies_Cookie Dough Shake Finished Product

 

 

Emmy's Organics Cookie Dough Shake

A rich, healthy shake you can enjoy anytime. 
Servings: 1
Author: @LaurensLovelyKitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)
  • 3 Emmy's Organics Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies
  • Dark chocolate chips for garnish

Instructions

  • In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients except cookies and chocolate chips until smooth.
  • Pour shake into a glass, freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Break up two cookies, stir in frozen shake.
  • Top with one more crumbled cookie and a few chocolate chips.

What’s your favorite superfood cookie flavor? Would you try this delicious, healthy shake?

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Kit Kat Cupcakes

Are you looking for adorable cupcakes to make for a special event? Or just looking for a fun cupcake creation to make? We have just the recipe for you: the Kit Kat Cupcakes!

Kit Kat Cupcakes
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Even though I am working on losing weight, it doesn’t help that I have a huge sweet tooth! I love my chocolate. I also love cupcakes! Every once in a while, I like to treat my son and me to special treats! I am just getting into baking again. I know I love making pretty creations and I am so excited to share these awesome Kit Kat Cupcakes!

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Quick Keto Dinner Recipes

Quick Keto Dinner Recipes

 

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the Keto Diet. I mean, seriously, who hasn’t? It’s everywhere these days!

After reading a few of the incredible success stories of Keto, I was convinced that maybe it wasn’t just a fad. From increased mental clarity to promises of great fertility, there seemed to be many more benefits besides just weight loss…. [read more]

Power Quick Pot Easy Apple Dumplings

apple dumplings recipe

Power Quick Pot Easy Apple Dumplings

I’ve mentioned before on the blog that I was raised by my grandmother. A strong, Southern woman who grew up on a tobacco farm. She worked hard and retired after many years in finance and office management. Even after raising two kids (my dad and aunt) she still found it in her to help raise four grandchildren and at the spry age of 70 is still helping me raise my daughter.

Many of my earliest memories revolve around her and us in the kitchen. We’ve made more desserts together than I can count. Most of her recipes come from handwritten index cards or old church cookbooks. When I was little, I used to love to pull them out of the closet and look through them for hours. In fact, I’ve shared one of her recipes before!

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Freshly Prepared Ready To Eat Meals Works For Us!

Too Busy To Cook?

Freshly Prepared Ready To Eat Meals Works For Us!

The story of my life, not sure if I’m too busy or don’t like to cook.  Either way, having freshly prepared ready to eat meals for the family is a blessing.  Now, yes it does cost more than if I went to the store, but I also take in the time to go to the store, figure out what to buy, cook and clean. Well worth the price for me!

I bet you want to know where I get my Freshly Prepared Ready-To-Eat Meals?  America’s first national, culinary medicine-inspired, home delivery meal company, Healthy Meals Supreme. They provide the easiest way to eat right, save a lot of time, and provide healthy meals for my family. So in my mind, it all works out in the end.  My family has yummy food to eat, and all they need to do is cut open the side of a package and put in the microwave.  Easy peasy! 

More about Healthy Meals Supreme meals:

  • Delicious meal plans for everyone
  • Designed by a global master chef and a culinary medicine specialist/diabetes educator/pharmacist
  • Scientific research-based
  • Home delivered
  • Great for busy families
  • Each meal and meal plan has a nutritional chart
  • Each meal plan can be customized

They do the shopping, measuring, nutritional calculating, preparing and cooking. You do NOTHING! Just heat, eat and enjoy.  Also if you are looking into making your dishes looked like you did all the work, then you can watch a plating video. Plus each meal is about $10.40 per meal on average to enjoy a full week of healthy eating meals!

Examples of the Ready To Eat Meals

  • Old-fashioned-beef-stew
  • Steel-cut-oatmeal-with-cinnamon-apple-slices
  • Blueberry-lemon-muffin
  • Mac-cheese
  • Slow-roasted-chicken-chili
  • Whole-wheat-cinnamon-french-toast
  • All-American-cheddar-cheese-omelet
  • Aegean-oven-roasted-cod
  • Mexican-pork-carnitas
  • Whole-wheat-english-muffin-breakfast
  • Whole-wheat-bagel-breakfast-sandwich
  • Jamaican-jerk-chicken

Meal Plans-click and see the meals offered.

Busy families tend to eat out a lot and usually not healthy so why not use that money buy freshly prepared ready to eat meals from Healthy Meals Supreme. The ready to eat meals are tasty and convenient. One day my daughter wanted oatmeal and BAM I heated her up a meal with apples and oats.  She loved it and was full by the time we got to school. 

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Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

My son and I have always loved Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! To be different, I try to buy a different flavor of ice cream, just so we each have our own to enjoy! On the rare occasion we go to an ice cream shop, he always gets Mint Chocolate Chip!

Are you ready for an easy Mint Chocolate Chip Dip recipe?

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

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