Watermelon Coconut Slushie Recipe

Watermelon Coconut Slushie Recipe

These summery Watermelon Coconut Slushies are so easy to make. Add some fresh watermelon, coconut water, a bit of sugar (if desired), and crushed ice to a blender then blend it right up. It’s such a colorful drink! Wouldn’t it be so pretty to serve for a cookout or picnic? Or maybe a baby shower? Just add a cute paper umbrella and maybe a fun straw too and you’re all ready to party with this Watermelon Coconut Slushie Recipe!

Asparagus and Shrimp Salad Recipe

Asparagus and Shrimp Salad Recipe with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

That’s when I like discovering low-carb recipes like this one for Asparagus and Shrimp Salad tossed with a light Lemon Dill Vinaigrette. So simple, yet so full of flavor. Plus it looks kind of fancy too. No one will ever know that it took less than 30 minutes to put together. This Asparagus and Shrimp Salad is also perfect for making ahead for a picnic or luncheon or as the perfect light lunch to take to work. Eat this salad alone as a light dish or if you’re not concerned with carbs, toss with pasta or couscous for a more hearty meal.

Cucumber Boats with Easy Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

Cucumber Boats with Easy Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

Today I’m sharing a crunchy and quick snack, Cucumber Boats with Easy Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe. I’m not quite sure if these greek-inspired Cucumber Boats could make it across the Mediterranean Sea, but they sure are the tastiest boats I have ever enjoyed.

Easy Side Dishes and Salad Recipes

Easy Side Dishes and Salad Recipes

With this collection of 16 Easy Side Dishes and Salad Recipes you’re sure to find a few favorites. Whether you’re heading for a picnic or planning a backyard feast, a selection of go-to side dishes sure does come in handy. They can compliment the main dish or sometimes even be the star if the show.

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Dessert Nachos and Udi’s Hackathon Challenge

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Dessert Nachos

This post is sponsored by Udi’s. These Easy Chocolate Cherry Coconut Dessert Nachos are quick and sneaky good. Taking a recipe and mixing it up to make a healthier version is certainly a great goal. That’s why when the nice folks from Udi’s contacted me about working with them and their Hackathon Challenge, I was all… 

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Easy Strawberry Salsa Recipe

strawberry salsa recipe

Strawberry picking is always a fun thing to do in spring when they’re in season. But without our strawberry monster of a niece at our side, most of the time we pick more than we can use! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of creative ways to use strawberries, like this easy Strawberry Salsa recipe. It’s super quick to prepare and made with basic ingredients.

Easy Ginger Lime Roasted Shrimp Recipe

Easy Ginger Lime Roasted Shrimp Recipe

This Ginger Lime Roasted Shrimp recipe is quick, light and easy. So very easy! It’s easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet elegant enough for any special occasion. It makes quite the perfect compliment for salad, pasta or rice, and could easily be served as an appetizer too. The ginger and lime flavors is bright and fresh without overtaking the shrimp. Shrimp should taste like shrimp. I think Bubba would agree.

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Thankfully smoothies have become a regular favorite in our home and not just for breakfast, or a snack. Frequently a smoothie is preferred for a lighter lunch or sometimes supper as well. And this Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is one of those smoothies that’s perfect for any meal.

Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce


I can’t tell you how much I have been craving this meal ever since making it last week. These Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce discovered over at Tasty Kitchen are probably something I could eat every single day and never tire of. Seriously tasty and satisfying. And so very easy too. The cilantro sauce alone is a keeper and one we’ll be making large batches of to serve as a salad dressing. It’s so full of flavor and super light in calories—the best combo ever for salad dressing in my book!

Garlic Lemon Green Beans


These Garlic Lemon Green Beans are the perfect side dish for any main entree, or alone as a snack. In fact, what triggered me to make these this week was a visit to our local steakhouse. They offer a similar green bean side to substitute instead of a baked potato.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes


    Recently I made a batch of these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes discovered over at Tasty Kitchen. They’re a gluten-free* and vegan pancake option made without any flour, using an easy oatmeal base instead. What a great way to add oats to your diet — especially for the kids!