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Pineapple bowl

September 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With this refreshing snack, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island vacay! It’s sure to keep your tummy happy and healthy. You don’t always have to set aside your health to get a nice sweet treat. This pineapple bowl is exactly what we needed to curve our sweet tooth craving without loading up on bad foods. Follow along to see how we made it!

Ingredients: 

  1. Pineapple
  2. Bananas
  3. Kiwi
  4. Granola
  5. Honey
  6. Plain greek yogurt

Begin by cutting the pineapple in half and gutting one side to use it as the bowl.

Next, fill it with the plain greek yogurt. We went with plain yogurt because there’s less sugar and since we are using a nice juicy pineapple, the natural sugars from the fruit will make add all the yummy sweetness we need!

Next come the toppings!

We used bananas, kiwi and granola.

Last but not least, drizzle the top with honey!

There ya have it. Enjoy!

What are your favorite fruits?

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 13, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Fall is here! Can you believe it? With the new season in full swing, we have made a fall favorite to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 2 cups milk
2) 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
3) 2 tablespoons sugar
4) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5) 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6) 1/2 cup hot coffee

Step 1) Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat (heat until hot, but do not boil)

Step 2) Whisk in vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and coffee

Step 3) Pour mixture into two mugs (or cute to-go cups)
Step 4) Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

What is your favorite fall treat? Comment below!

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Cookies

July 18, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Cookies are not only delicious, they are also vegan and gluten-free! How amazing is that? Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1 tbsp ground flax
3 tbsp water
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp pure maple syrup


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F


Step 2: In a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water


Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and chocolate


Step 4: Add the peanut butter, vanilla, maple syrup, and flax mixture


Step 5: Form the dough into 12 balls and place them on prepared baking sheet

Step 6: Bake for 12-14 minutes

Step 7: Let the cookies cool completely then enjoy!


What is your favorite vegan or gluten-free recipe?

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Shrimp poke bowl

July 2, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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In the summer months I find myself wanting to only eat very light and fresh meals. So here I have put together for you a super simple, healthy lunch option for you to prepare at home. With just a few ingredients, you’ll have a homemade shrimp poke bowl in minutes!

Ingredients:

-Shrimp

-Egg

-Brown rice

-Avocado

-Red pepper flakes, salt, olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice

 

First fill your bowl with brown rice, then top it with a fried egg.

Add in your fresh shrimp.

Next, add some sliced avocado and your seasonings!

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

June 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take a break with this refreshing afternoon snack. The summer heat can get the best of us so make sure to stay hydrated and eat your veggies! Make this recipe in minutes for any get together!

What you’ll need:

-Cherry tomatoes

-Cucumbers

-Basil

-Feta cheese

-Balsamic vinegar

Take a handful of cherry tomatoes and dice in half.

Dice cucumber slices into fours.

Mix in bowl and add your feta cheese and basil

Enjoy!


 

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S’mores Dip

May 20, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Summer is here! Can you believe it? With cabin season in full swing, we have created a fun recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2) 8 jumbo marshmallows
3) Graham cracker squares
4) Cast iron skillet


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F
Step 2: Pour an even layer of chocolate chips into skillet


Step 3: Cut marshmallows in half
Step 4: Place marshmallow halves over the chocolate chips


Step 5: Bake for 7-8 minutes or until marshmallows are golden
Step 6: Serve with graham cracker squares & ENJOY


What is your favorite cabin snack? Comment below!

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Garden Carrot Cupcakes

March 26, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Easter is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 box chocolate cake mix
2) 3 eggs
3) Vegetable oil
4) White chocolate chips
5) Orange food coloring
5) Strawberries
6) Chocolate frosting
7) Oreos
8) Small mason jars

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Make cake mix (follow directions on box)

Step 3: Fill mason jars 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes

Step 4: Melt white chocolate chips
Step 5: Add orange food coloring to melted chocolate

Step 6: Dip strawberries in melted chocolate
Step 7: Let dipped strawberries set on parchment paper

Step 9: Frost cupcakes and cover with crushed Oreos
Step 10: Add chocolate dipped strawberry + ENJOY


What is your favorite Easter treat? Comment Below!

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Galentine’s Day Oreo Pops

February 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are getting real excited with all our gal pals. What’s February without Galentine’s Day? We want you to get all your friends together and celebrate! These Oreo pops will make for the perfect festive snacks. Make them all together or have them prepared ahead of time. Either way, they are sure to be a crowd favorite! With only 2 ingredients this will be a breeze.

Supplies:

  1. Double stuffed Oreos
  2. White chocolate candy melts
  3. Lollipop sticks

Follow the instructions on the back of the bag of candy melts to melt them properly.

Once melted, dip half the Oreo in the chocolate.

You should be left with all the Oreos looking something like this.

Place the lollipop sticks in the center of the cookie.

Yay! How cute? Happy Galentine’s Day!

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Green Breakfast Smoothie

January 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for quick grab-n-go breakfast options. Mornings can be super busy and hectic, so if we can simplify our breakfast routine in any way we will! These green smoothies are the perfect thing to give you the nutrients and energy you need for the day.

Supplies:

  1. Almond milk
  2. Spinach
  3. Chia seeds
  4. Peanut butter powder
  5. 1 fresh banana + 1 frozen banana

1 cup of almond milk

A handful or 2 of spinach

After the spinach, add 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

1 fresh banana and 1 frozen banana

Lastly add a 1/2 cup of peanut butter powder. Next, blend all together! If you would prefer a thinker consistency, add some ice.

Top it off with some chia seeds and frozen raspberries. Yum!

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Snowman Marshmallows

January 5, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Last week we shared our recipe for Homemade Hot Cocoa. This week we are sharing our favorite way to serve our hot cocoa! We LOVE these Snowman Marshmallows. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Jumbo marshmallows
2) Mini chocolate chips
3) Orange food coloring
4) Scissors


Create Snowman Noses

Step 1: Cut  jumbo marshmallow into tiny triangles

Step 2: Soak triangles in orange food coloring


Create Snowman Marshmallow

Step 3: Place orange triangle in the middle of jumbo marshmallow


Step 4: Place mini chocolate chips on jumbo marshmallow


Step 5: Place Snowman Marshmallow into hot cocoa + ENJOY


What is your favorite winter activity? Comment below!

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Homemade Hot Cocoa

December 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who doesn’t love a cup of warm hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day? Our most favorite winter beverage is easier than ever to make from scratch right in your kitchen. And trust us, this will taste far better than any store bought mix. Plus, it is SO easy! So easy, you probably already have all the ingredients in your home! Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. 3-3.5 cups of sugar
  2. 1.5 tablespoons of salt
  3. 2 1/4 cups of cocoa powder
  4. Milk per serving
  5. Your favorite mug
  6. Friends to share it with 🙂

We used a big mason jar to store our mix in.

Start by adding in a cup of sugar. Then a cup of cocoa. Then, your next cup of sugar and so on. We made a pattern with the cups of sugar and cocoa just for looks, however you can just dump it all in together if you’d like.

Next comes the salt.

And now for the marshmallows to top it off!

If you want a peppermint spin to it, simply drop one into your mixture.

Mix the ingredients together. Scoop 1.5 spoon fulls into a cup of milk. Warm the milk on the stovetop or in the microwave. Enjoy!

 

 

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Zombie Pretzels

October 16, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Halloween is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive DIY/recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Pretzels
2) White chocolate chips
3) Milk chocolate chips
4) Green food coloring
5) 3 bowls
6) Skewer

Step 1: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 2: Dip pretzels into melted white chocolate chips until covered

Step 3: Place pretzels onto baking sheet and let chocolate harden

Step 4: Microwave milk chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 5: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted and add green food coloring

Step 6: Create “eyes” using melted chocolate and let chocolate harden

Step 7: Enjoy!

What are you going to be for Halloween? Comment below!