Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I decided to make a Valentine’s Inspired Acai Bowl. What is acai? Acai is a palm fruit that has many antioxidants. What is an acai bowl? To make it short, an acai bowl is basically a fruit smoothie in a bowl, topped off with granola and fruit. Acai bowls are delicious and easy to make. The pre-made packets are sold at your local grocery store. In my area I can find them at Target or Whole Foods. At 100 calories a packet from the Sambazon brand that's not bad! You can also buy ones with zero added sugar.
Valentine's Day should be celebrated everyday instead of once a year. We should celebrate love everyday. Whether it's Valentine's Day or not. However, it is a cute holiday. I do like the candy and chocolate and the colors of pink and red! Very pretty. Valentine's Day is also another excuse to eat chocolate and other sweets. This year, instead of buying candy for the kids, I am making chocolate & fruit dessert. You get chocolate, but you also get the fruits! Valentine's Day Chocolate & Fruit Dessert!
Now more than ever, it is important to keep kids active and healthy. When COVID stopped our lives, we became couch potatoes. Just waiting for it to pass. Well, a year later, and we are still dealing with COVID. We must continue our lives in a SAFE way and keep a routine. How to keep kids active and healthy, you ask?
Here is another yummy winter salad that is colorful and super filling. It is also meatless! Perfect for Meatless Mondays! It is a 4 Ingredient Kale Winter Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Chickpeas and Wild Rice. A fresh COLD salad ONLY screams spring or summer to me. During the winter I crave warm and cozy foods. The same goes for salads in the winter. To make this salad hearty, I sautéed the kale. I then roasted the chick peas and sweet potatoes. The fourth ingredient is wild rice, which I had as a leftover. All I had to do was heat it up. I served it with a vinaigrette dressing made up of olive oil, lemon and salt. And guess what? It only took me 20 minutes to make this DELICIOUS WINTER SALAD.
My posts this week will be all about healthiness. Since the holidays are over, it is hard to stop those sweet cravings. I love making protein balls since they are filling and healthy. You never have to OVER indulge with these. My favorite are the Protein Granola Balls Dipped in Chocolate. To make it healthier, [...]
I have always heard, "parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth." Of course, I never really understood, until I became a mom. Every child is different and every child goes through different moments in life. Even if they are siblings, they are different! Parenting is a learning process. We learn as we go. Some days are harder than others. Bonding with your child at every stage is quite the challenge. As I am typing this, my oldest is asking if he can go to the park. He, of course, has a book report to redo since he rushed through it and misspelled most of the words. I told him he can go if he re-writes the paper neat and no misspelled words. Not every moment is joyful, as he is pretty upset right now. Well, you ask, how do you bond with your child at every stage?
I received the Ardell Addict Premium Nails for Christmas. For some time now I have been wanting to try these. I am not a make up girl but definitely like to get my nails done. Now with 3 kiddos, I honestly never get them done as often as I would like. Getting my nails done means me purchasing fake nails or nail strips, instead of going to the salon. Once a year, I treat myself to a manicure and pedicure at a nail salon. I know! Overtime though, I have falling in love with the ease of going to the store to buy nail strips or press on nails. In celebration of my birthday, which was on New Year's Eve, I decided to try the nails and give you an Ardell Nail Review.
Most people like fried rice. You never make it, but rather have it when you order take out at a Chinese restaurant. Today is a perfect day to make a healthy vegetable fried rice for meatless Monday! It's all about the vegetables in this dish. Farro with Roasted Vegetables (Meatless Monday) is another great dish to make for a meatless meal. Farro is very filling and healthy!
Last week I posted Everything But The Bagel Drumsticks. In that post I explained how to make drumsticks and my favorite dry rubs. This week I decided to show you how to make chicken wings, the easy way. I notice many people bake their chicken wings in sauces or fry them. Frying chicken wings are so delicious but the house smells and too much oil! I like to BROIL my wings and then add the sauce. You get a nice crispy and brown wing. Plus you get all the flavors in the sauce, without burning your wings! Add the sauce at the end and still get all the flavor! They are so good and easy to make! No need to guess if they are cooked through!