Frozen Chocolate Coconut Banana Bites

Frozen Chocolate Coconut Banana Bites will cure anyone’s sweet tooth.  This satisfying, kid friendly snack is bite sized. Bananas slices are topped with dark chocolate and shredded coconut and then frozen. A great summer treat or dessert.

 Frozen Chocolate Coconut Banana Bites

Frozen Chocolate Coconut Banana Bites are inspired by one of my favorite sweet treats from Trader Joes.

When we moved to Cleveland, Ohio recently there were a few things that I knew I would really miss. Friends. Chicago restaurants. The endless things to do all year round.

One thing I didn’t realize I would miss as much as I do though is Trader Joes.  In Chicago you can find a Trader Joes all over downtown and in almost every suburb. I had one 10 minutes away from my house there. I was spoiled with so many good grocery stores close to me.  Now that we live in the Cleveland/Akron area the closest Trader Joes is 45 minutes away. No big deal, right? Wrong! I thought a monthly trip would be enough but it just isn’t cutting it.

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Strawberry Cantaloupe Smoothie

Strawberry Cantaloupe Smoothie

Strawberry Cantaloupe Smoothie is fruity, sweet and refreshing mixing strawberry, cantaloupe, banana, milk, honey and chia seeds.  This smoothie makes the perfect morning pick me up or afternoon snack.  By now you know my love for smoothies. I like all kinds of smoothies but my favorite are the fruity kind.  Strawberries are one of my favorite…

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Salmon with Mango Salsa

Orange Lime Salmon with Mango Salsa

Orange Lime Salmon with Mango Salsa is simple, nutritious and versatile.  You can bake or grill this salmon, eat it aside a salad and side dish or over a bed of greens.  The sweet, fruity flavors pair nicely with the salmon and make it a family favorite and a great dish for lent.  I try…

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Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue makes a fun snack for the family, a dessert to end a special meal or a nice addition to a party. Dark chocolate, orange zest and a sprinkle of sea salt creates a decadent chocolate sauce. You can get creative with the dippers using fruit, pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows and more. …

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Coconut Cranberry Granola

Coconut Cranberry Chia Seed Granola

Coconut Cranberry Chia Seed Granola is simple to make with oats, coconut, dried cranberries, chia seeds, almonds and coconut oil.  This makes a great breakfast with yogurt and fresh fruit or a snack while you are on the go. I have been meaning to share more homemade granola recipes for some time now but I…

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30 Minute Chicken Tortellini Skillet

30 Minute Chicken Tortellini Skillet

30 Minute Chicken Tortellini Skillet mixes tortellini, vegetables and chicken to create an easy meal full of flavor and nutrition.  30 minute meals are my thing. These type of recipes have become a weekly occurrence in my house. 30 Minute Chicken Tortellini Skillet is a meal that my Mom often makes when we get together and…

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4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken 7

4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken is an easy recipe for shredded chicken.  You can use this chicken in all kinds of dishes from tacos, to burrito bowls, to salads, to quesadillas. This chicken is also freezer friendly.  4 ingredients and your slow cooker is all it takes for this simple but versatile 4 Ingredient…

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Chili

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Chili

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Chili is a low maintenance meal that is perfect for cold days, watching sports or lunches during the week. The chipotle chili powder mixed with spicy jalapeños make this an extra flavorful chili. This meal is freezer friendly so make extra and save some for later.    I feel guilty posting…

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Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow

In the winter months I sometimes find myself eating too much comfort food and not enough variety of brightly colored foods.  My focus this winter has been to try and incorporate more of these colorful, bright foods onto my families plates.  I am a firm  believer of the rule that the more colors on your plate the…

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Garlic Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are crispy and packed full of flavor from the garlic and lemon juice.  This delicious side dish is even better with a little freshly grated parmesan cheese. Lemon Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a game changer. Probably not for the every day person that likes brussels sprouts, but for Will they are….

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are an adult and child favorite made with greek yogurt to help moisten the muffins.  These make a great snack or treat! One of my favorite substitutes to use when baking is yogurt.  Sometimes I use greek yogurt and sometimes I use plain yogurt depending on what I am making. In…

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One Pot Cheesy Chicken Red Pepper Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Red Pepper Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Red Pepper Pasta: ready in 30 minutes this cheesy chicken pasta dish has red peppers, spinach, creamy greek yogurt, spices and topped with freshly chopped parsley.  Cheese is my weakness and with a husband from Wisconsin I am not the only one in my household that feels this way. If you open…

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Chopped Chickpea Salad

Chopped Chickpea Salad

Chopped Chickpea Salad makes the perfect light lunch for those busy days. This salad has chickpeas, chopped vegetables, fresh parsley and a light lemony dressing with za’atar {or the seasoning of your choice}.  You could even try this salad with grilled chicken on top, in a pita sandwich or over hummus.  Chickpeas in salads are my…

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Simple Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Mix up the weekly side dish routine with these Simple Garlic Parmesan Green Beans.  This 10 minute side dish is a great addition to your weekly dinners or a holiday meal. {An adult and kid favorite in my house.}  I try to make a vegetable side dish with every lunch and dinner I put on the table….

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15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce is a light pasta dish mixing shrimp, fresh parsley and a lemon garlic butter sauce. This dish is a great for a romantic date night, a dinner party or a light weeknight meal. Pair with a good bottle of white wine, crusty bread and a salad.  Valentine’s…

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