What I'm Snacking On?





Hey!
I'm such a snack lover! If a see a good snack I have to try it. As a child I enjoyed snack time and as an adult I still do. I've gathered a few of my favorite snacks to munch on, that are a little more healthier than pringles or lays. And these are AMAZINGLY Good!!



Sunflower Seeds
I have liked these ever since I was a child. Especially the lightly salted pack, I'm not of fan of to much salt. Sunflower seeds are perfect if you don't eat nuts or if you like that crunchy, salty taste. I get the ones without the shell because it just takes to long for me to open them haha.


Raisins
 I enjoy a nice cup of raisins every now and then. They satisfy my sweet tooth and they are perfect mixed in trail mix. A much healthier option than a candy bar you see in the store.


Hummus Chips
My mother actually bought this and told me about them, ever since then I've been obsessed. They are a very light crisp chip that is packed with so much flavor. They really are delicious and can be addicting.


Pirate Booty
Don't be turned off by the name. If you like cheesy popcorn, you'll definitely love Pirate Booty. While I was teaching, many of my students would come to school with pirate booty for lunch and one day I bought my own bag and fell in love. P.S They do get a little messy.





















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Simple Strawberry Slush Drink



I'm so excited to share with you this easy recipe. I know summer is approaching and there are so many drinks I cant wait to make. This strawberry slush is so simple and only requires 3 ingredients. The one thing I love about this recipe is you don't need ice, if you use frozen fruit. You can also make this with any fruit of your choice. I think a frozen peach slush drink would be delicious. The difference between this and a normal slush is. A slush is usually filled with ice but this is more like a blended drink mixed with a slush texture. I hope you enjoy!


INGREDIENTS:
Frozen Strawberries
Water
Sugar


Blend Blend Blend Until Smooth. If you want your slush thicker use less water.




You can add whatever sweetener you like. I decided to add sugar, but you can always do
-Honey
-Agave Nectar
-Sugar
-Maple Syrup




Pour in your preferred glass and Enjoy!!!

















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Pineapple Watermelon Sparkling Lemonade




Hey There! I have to admit, this is probably my favorite drink I've tried so far. I love festive drinks especially around the spring/summer time. They're perfect for family BBQ's, Lunches or Brunch (which is my favorite meal) I love everything about brunch!! It's heating up so quick here is Arizona and drinks are always a stable for us, and lets face it who doesn't love watermelon and pineapple!!! I actually saw this drink as an alcoholic beverage but since I'm not a drinker I thought why not find another way to make this a summer time drink for everyone.


I purchased everything from Trader Joe's, aside from the ice and cups of course. They have a really good produce section and I'm always pleased with their fruit and their prices. I started out with watermelon spears and pineapple spears. You can always buy a full watermelon or pineapple and cut it yourself, I just went the more simple route. I also picked up some limes for garnishing and it give the drink a nice flavor.



I Sliced and prepped all my fruit before I even started pouring the drinks. After I sliced the fruit I set it aside. You could also put it in the the freezer and let the fruit get a little hard before adding it to your drinks. Its like having mini fruit ice cubes.

I used two of my favorite drinks from Trader Joe's The Sparkling Lemonade and The Pineapple Juice. This lemonade is very light and refreshing but still is so delicious when it is chilled and poured over ice. I've brought this lemonade to a few work parties and everyone absolutely loved it. I also am obsessed with their pineapple juice. It takes exactly like freshly squeezed pineapple juice, NO LIE! I'm not a fan of canned anything so knowing it comes in a bottle makes me that much more excited to buy it and drink it, like everyday literally!





Next I poured in my ice (you only need a few pieces) I recommend letting the juice sit for 5 minutes or less with the the fruit before adding the ice. That way all the flavors can blend together. Then I added 1 cup of the sparkling lemonade and 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice. Just make sure you give it a little stir because the pineapple juice is heavier than the lemonade so it will settle to the bottom. Then I add in my fruit and give it one last stir before adding my lime garnish .




I put a few slices of the lime in the drink and also on the edge of the glass. The lime gives it a slight tart flavor that works well with the sweetness of the pineapple. The your ready to drink!! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you try this drink. Let me know what you think In the comments below.







Until Next Time XOXO

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Easy Kosher Rice Krispie Treat Shapes!


I was so excited about making Rice Krispes, because I haven't made any since junior high school. So I thought this Holiday Season would be the perfect time to make them for my family.

Recipe Ingredients:

Two 10oz Bags of Marshmallows | 1/2 Stick Of Butter | 4-6 Cups Of Rice Krispies


I found these Marshmallow's at the Kosher Market. I don't eat pork, so finding an alternative Marshmallow that doesn't have gelatin in it, is Great!( If your looking for a kosher market just Google local kosher markets in your city)


| Cooking |




Put your stove on LOW and SLOWLY melt the butter and marshmallows together. You will know when its done because the consistency will be smooth and creamy. 
** Be careful not to burn your marshmallows (take your time )

| Mixing |


After you pore in the marshmallows, start mixing everything together with a spatula. 
** Make sure you butter your spatula and mixing bowl to avoid sticking

| Shape |
| I first transferred my mixture into a pyrex dish to cool, then I started shaping them. |


I decided to make balls, but you can also use cookie cutters and make different shapes.




| Enjoy!:) |

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Quick Lunch Idea!! (Black Pepper Turkey Melt)


I know a lot of times we want a quick and easy lunch so this is literally my go to lunch when I'm in a hurry. Whenever I go to the store I make sure I pick up these simple essentials for a great lunch through out the week. 

List of these Simple Products:

  • Hoagie Style Bread 
  • Black Pepper Turkey
  • Colby Jack Cheese

Since this is a really quick and easy recipe or (sandwich) there's not much to it.
just layer however much meet and cheese you like (on separate pieces of bread)
** but make sure you put cheese on top of the turkey also, if you would like (forgot to mention that)**



Pop the bread in the oven on broil until the sandwich is lightly toasted then put it all together and ENJOY!
See told you, very simple and quick. I just paired my sandwich with some cheesy ruffles!




Until Next Time XOXO<3
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Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Hot Cocoa

So its not as COLD as I would like it to be in Phoenix, AZ we are still in the 80's and 90's in mid October, which is soooo crazy but, I cant complain. With the new season here I'm so Excited to start drinking hot drinks! Even though  I love my cold frozen slushy and iced lemonade I'm ready for a change.  This drink is my Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Hot Cocoa. I was in the mood for something sweet so I went in my cabinet to make hot cocoa and thought hmmm maybe I'll spruce it up a little with some vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice and boy did it come out Delicious!


 List of Ingredients:

 1. Dip your cup in the Chocolate Syrup and make sure the entire rim is covered. *you can also do this in a bowl, if easier*
2. Crush the graham crackers and dip your cup in them. *putting them in a bag and crushing them with a cup is a lot easier*



3. Add the Cocoa Powder (2 packets) and Pumpkin Pie Spice( 1 teaspoon) and Water ( 8 oz or less or more for taster) *the more water you add the less chocolatey*

4. Add Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)

5. Add Chocolate Syrup (1 tablespoon)


 Now add your Whipped Cream, Chocolate Syrup and Chocolate Squares


ENJOY!


Until Next Time. XOXO<3




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Simple Green Smoothie Recipe


I was in the mood for a Green "Smooth" Smoothie, so I made ONE:) I added the basics Greek Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberries, Mango's and Spinach. I wanted to try something different, so I sliced open a avocado and threw it in there! When I say this smoothie was smooth and creamy, I MEAN IT!!! The texture was so nice and the taste was just right. I used vanilla rice milk because that was the only milk I had on hand. Of course you can use whatever milk you desire(whole, almond, lactose free). I thought I would share my recipe with you guys so you can try it for yourself. Trust me the Avocados give it a great taste.......yummm! This smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals to give you that energy you need to start your morning! So give it a Try:)




Hope you enjoy!
XOXO<3
 Recipe:
1 avocado
1- 1 1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen mango's
1-2 cups vanilla rice milk

** Items and measurements can be substituted or changed for your taste**
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