Easy Watermelon Ice Pops

watermelon pic for blogSo, we have an ongoing “sweets battle” in my house. While we try to eat mainly healthy on average, my husband and I are a bit at odds on letting my 15 month old eat sweets after meals. I’m a big ol’ softie who loves indulging Greyson with ice cream cones and cookies. However, Grey’s dad is always the voice of reason, suggesting we limit his sugar intake primarily to special occasions. When I came across this recipe I thought it would make us all happy! It’s a simple recipe that’s 100% natural AND was a hit with Grey. Just take a look at that adorable messy face! It’s also a perfect end-of-summer treat. Hope you all enjoy this Labor Day weekend! -Olivia

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon

Directions:

  • Place coconut water, lime juice, and honey in blender, then mix to combine.
  • Place the watermelon into the syrup. Blend until smooth.
  • Carefully fill popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze until firm. Makes 10 servings. Freeze Time is 5 hours. Find the recipe here

The Perfect Summer Salad

Summer Salad ImageThis is a quick and simple salad that is a perfect summer dish. Serve as a healthy side or add grilled chicken for a delicious meal for you and your family. Recipe taken from www.foodandwine.com

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups packed assorted baby lettuces (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled—small berries halved, large ones quartered
  • 4 ounces feta (preferably French), crumbled (1 cup)
  • 1 cup smoked almonds, chopped

Dressing:

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, preferably Banyuls
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue Recipes

What is red, white & blue all over?  Hopefully it’s your diet this upcoming Memorial Day!  Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer & whether you’re celebrating it by hosting a barbeque, going to a friend’s, family’s or just spending time with your loved ones, we’ve got you covered on some delicious (& pregnancy friendly!) recipes you can serve up so everyone can enjoy.

This grilled guacamole is a new take on an old classic!  Aside from being delicious, avocados are loaded with folic acid, potassium, vitamin C & vitamin B6 which are all great for that growing baby inside of you.  It’s the perfect starter for both you & your guests this Memorial Weekend, as well as the best way to get that grill fired up!

Pasta Salad is always a good choice when having guests.  This healthy version, made with whole wheat pasta & lots of veggies is the perfect side dish to burgers, grilled chicken & more!

What is a barbeque without a burger?  This recipe is a different spin on the seasonal staple.  It’s made with chipotle chili pepper & cilantro, which are sure to satisfy those spicy cravings.

It is easy for everyone to save room for dessert when they see these bite-sized treats, sure to gratify, without any of the guilt!  These mini blueberry-lemon cheesecakes are made with Greek yogurt, making them a little lighter without losing all of the taste!

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