Food-a-licious Friday {105} Fancy Breakfast Pizza

Well good morning sweet friends and welcome to another Food-a-licious Friday!
Did you know that it was National Nutella Day earlier this week? Yeah. For real. 
Did you know that I L.O.V.E. Nutella? Well if you didn’t, you do now : )
So naturally, today’s recipe has Nutella in it.
The Fancy (and easy) Breakfast Pizza. talk about DELICIOUS, friends. Seriously.
Here’s what you need:
Mixed berries (raspberries, black berries, blue berries, strawberries)
Lemon juice
English muffins
Here’s what you do:
1. In a mixing bowl, mix 2 cups of berries with about a teaspoon of lemon juice (I eyeball it) and about a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon honey. Fold the honey and lemon juice into the berries and let sit in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.
2. Lightly toast your English muffins and spread Nutella over the tops.
3. Spoon the berry mix into the center of the English muffins.
4. Serve and devour. 
Optional: Sift powdered sugar over the top or top with a dollop of whip cream.
(Yes, that’s a DIY chalkboard cake plate. Yes, I love it.)
Try the Fancy Breakfast Pizza!
And thank me later : )
Thanks for stopping by today, friends!
Happy Friday

Food-a-licious Friday {103} NYE Veggie Tray

Hi friends!!
Did you all have a beautiful Christmas? I’ve taken a little break from blogland this week so that I can spend lots of time with family and really take the whole Christmas experience in. My daughter is 4 1/2 and Christmas was SO fun and memorable for her (as us) this year. We are blessed!
Today I am stopping by to share an EASY and cute way to ring in the New Year with a veggie tray! 
Usually we eat lots of appetizers and play games on New Year’s Eve, so a veggie tray is a must.
I loved seeing the veggie trays turned jack-o-lantern and Christmas tree during the last couple of holidays. I thought it would be fun to shape our veggies into 2013 for our NYE festivities this year. 
Cute right?
We used carrots, broccoli, and red bell pepper, but you can easily choose your family’s favorite veggies for this. For the dip, I used plain Greek yogurt and a Ranch dip packet. The Greek yogurt is a great, healthy alternative to sour cream and you can barely tell the difference.
What do you all do for NYE?
Thanks for stopping by, friends!
Happy Friday!

Food-a-licious Friday {86} Fruit + Yogurt Popsicles

WOW! This week flew by!
Well, today in my neck of hell the desert, it’s 108*. That’s HOT. So in order to deal with this disgusting weather, we try to find ways to stay cool. Playing in water, swimming, splash pads, water parks, the library, drinking lots of water, summer movie pass, swim lessons… you get the idea. We seem to snack a lot in the summer too, so I’m also trying to find ways to snack healthy. 
Enter in Fruit + Yogurt Popsicles.
A healthy, cold treat.
Perfection on a hot day like today.
And part of our Summer Bucket List…score!
Here’s the skinny…
These can be made SO many different ways. I think that’s the funnest part!
I use my Magic Bullet (the generic brand) but you can use a blender too.
I add fruit, yogurt, and a splash of almond milk, blend, pour into the molds, and freeze. 
The popsicle molds pictured above are my favorite. They were $2 at Michaels (don’t forget your 40% off coupon!) and they are sturdy and the stick stays in the popsicle really well. Plus, they’re a fun design!
Here are some of my favorite Fruit + Yogurt Popsicle combinations:
Vanilla yogurt (or Greek yogurt & honey)
Almond milk
Vanilla yogurt (or Greek yogurt & honey)
Almond milk
Orange Juice
Vanilla yogurt (or Greek yogurt & honey)
Couple splashes of lemon
Vanilla yogurt (or Greek yogurt & honey)
Almond milk
Vanilla yogurt (or Greek yogurt & honey)
Almond milk
I’m sure you can come up with a TON more fun combinations!
(When you do, share them with me!)
Now go and make popsicles!
And don’t forget to do “popsicle cheers” before eating them!
(Apparently that’s a rule in the “4-year-old Handbook” that my daughter is writing and adding to daily.)

Food-a-licious Friday {45} Accessible, Healthy Snacks

Not only is it important for me to teach my daughter healthy eating habits, but I need to remember to actually practice these healthy eating habits myself. I have found that if you make healthy snacks readily available and easy to get to, it makes snacking healthy much more convenient. 
Every Saturday (sometimes Sunday after church) I prep the week’s fruits and veggies. Now, usually I don’t have to do a whole lot of prep to the fruit…just washing and storing.

But, in this house we are BIG lovers of pineapple. Lucky for me, my husband (the baker/chef) knows how to prepare pineapple so that we are not wasting any of this delicious fruit and so that it is readily available for us to snack on for the week a few days.

Lucky for you, my hubby was kind enough to do a pineapple prep pictorial…whoa…how do ya like that for alliteration!

Helpful, right?

The owner of those fast choppin’ hands…

the mister ♥

I usually prep carrots, cucumbers, celery, black olives, red/green bell peppers for us to snack on during the week. This includes washing, chopping, and storing. We have one drawer in the fridge that is dedicated to storing our healthy snacks.

Here are a few more ideas on having accessible, healthy snacks in your home via Pinterest:

What types of snacks do you make readily available for you and your family?
How do you store them?
Happy Friday! I hope you enjoy your weekend!
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