Triple Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe

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In our household, this Triple Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe is also known as the "gateway" smoothie.  You know what I mean, right? A smoothie that tastes so good that your "I hate smoothie" family members are asking for another. In all seriousness, I love this smoothie because it appeals to so many people. And it is packed full with a triple dose of protein (nut butter, protein powder, and flaxseed) - to keep them full and triple dose of flavonoids (blueberry, cherry and strawberry) that thwart the production of free radicals and keep their immune system up.

In our household, this Triple Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe is also known as the “gateway” smoothie.

You know what I mean, right? A smoothie that tastes like dessert, but actually is super charged with vitamins. A smoothie that tastes so good that your “I hate smoothie” family members are asking for another.

This is just the first step, pretty soon they will be asking for a basic green smoothie.

In all seriousness, I love this smoothie because it appeals to so many people. And frankly, when we started doing fruit smoothies as a family, it was one of the only ones my kids would drink without being like “GROSS, it’s GREEN”.

But little did they know that it is packed full with a triple dose of protein (nut butter, protein powder, and flaxseed) – to keep them full and triple dose of flavonoids (blueberry, cherry and strawberry) that thwart the production of free radicals and keep their immune system up.

Because who doesn’t want a gateway to better health?

(On a side note, most people I know complain about how expensive smoothies and juicing can get. For, me I’ve used an organic delivery system for years that is affordable and convenient. Using Door to Door Organics helps me stay on track with smoothies and juicing. In fact, they have a Smoothie and Juice in a Box, so you can make your own at home. Plus, I have an exclusive Door To Door Coupon Code to get almost 50% off your first box.)

In our household, this Triple Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe is also known as the "gateway" smoothie.  You know what I mean, right? A smoothie that tastes so good that your "I hate smoothie" family members are asking for another. In all seriousness, I love this smoothie because it appeals to so many people. And it is packed full with a triple dose of protein (nut butter, protein powder, and flaxseed) - to keep them full and triple dose of flavonoids (blueberry, cherry and strawberry) that thwart the production of free radicals and keep their immune system up.

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Healthy Crispy Dijon Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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This low-calorie Healthy Crispy Dijon Pork Tenderloin Recipe is great for taking dinner up a notch without skimping on taste. Plus, it's SUPER easy.



Sometimes you want to take it up a notch for dinner. Maybe it’s to celebrate. Maybe it’s to reconnect. Or maybe, just because it is Thursday night. The problem I find, is that when you want to take dinner up a notch, all I can find are calorie-laden recipes (thank you Pinterest) that take me off my health goals and have leftovers that can taunt me for days. NO MORE! This Healthy Crispy Dijon Pork Tenderloin Recipe reminds me of an old school Pork Tenderloin Sandwich without all the fat, guilt, and extra grease. It’s really easy to make, is low in calories and could be whipped up on weeknight (just because) or a weekend (well, just because) with ease.

This low-calorie Healthy Crispy Dijon Pork Tenderloin Recipe is great for taking dinner up a notch without skimping on taste. Plus, it's SUPER easy.

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Quick Easy 5 Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe

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This Quick Easy 5 Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe is TOO. DIE. FOR. Loaded with super fruits, under 150 calories per cup and full on taste...it's the perfect compliment to chicken, fish, or a handful of tortilla chips. Plus, if cutting a mango scares you.. this post will teach you how.



MANGO. MANGO. MANGO.

(It’s a new song in the Snyder household. My daughter and I sing it everyday now.)

Did you know that Mangos are a super food? That one cup of mangos equals 100 calories? And they are in-season year round in the United States?

Me neither and that’s why my daughter and I are singing the Mango. Mango. Mango song!

Okay….before you think I’m going mango crazy…there is a reason to this madness. My daughter and I were blessed to hang out with the National Mango Board (and some awesome bloggers) a couple of nights ago at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.

It was such a cool experience because..

  • I got to hangout with my daughter and COOK.
  • We got to learn about mangos (like how to cut them, see below),
  • We received some killer recipes for mangos, like the quick easy 5 Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe below…it was so good peeps, that I asked to take the leftovers home. #noshame
  • And it made my daughter try (and now love…hence the MANGO song) a new food.

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Seriously, for a crazy busy mom….there is nothing better than that. Good food, time with your daughter, AND having her love a new super food. WIN!!

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So without further ado…here are the four easy steps to cutting a mango, courtesy of the Mango Board. (And thank GOODNESS I learned how to cut a mango, because I was doing it WAY, WAY WRONG for like FOREVER.)

How To Cut a Mango

But before I start, you need to use ripe mangos. How do you know if they are ripe? By the squeeze…they should feel squishy, but still firm.

1. Find the pith “bump”. (Also referred to the bump on the butt. Just imagine you are finding the butt bone on the mango.) Turn the “bump” right side up.

2. Cut on either side of the bump. This is where the fleshy yumminess is located.

3. Score the cut “fleshy” part with a small pairing knife.

4. Use a spoon to scoop out the mango.

How to Cut a Mango in Four Easy Steps

And then use the Quick Easy 5 Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe on these Cinco de Mango Quesadillas.

Disclosure: The National Mango Board and The Motherhood sponsored this blog post. However, the opinions, pictures, and thoughts are my own. And the MANGO. MANGO. MANGO song does get sung at the Snyder house often. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement.

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Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe

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Take your coffee "beige"? Love vanilla coffee creamer, but hate the list of ingredients? This Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe only has 3-ingredients, so you can enjoy your morning coffee without feeling bad about your creamer addiction.



“I take my coffee beige.”

Hi, my name is Becca and I’m a coffee creamer addict. I’m addicted to not just any coffee creamer, but vanilla coffee creamer.

My husband likes to say that I take my coffee creamer with a splash of coffee. It is true. If my coffee is not beige, I’m not drinking it.

There have been times when we’ve run out of coffee creamer, which puts me in a very bad mood. To make sure I’m never without it, I keep these emergency coffee creamer ingredients — canned sweetened condensed milk, milk and vanilla extract — in my pantry and fridge so I can whip up my own homemade creamer in a pinch.

I first saw this simple Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe on Mrs. Happy Homemaker. It is easy, yummy and makes me very happy. Enjoy!

Take your coffee "beige"? Love vanilla coffee creamer, but hate the list of ingredients? This Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe only has 3-ingredients, so you can enjoy your morning coffee without feeling bad about your creamer addiction.

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Becca bio pic 2 300x300Becca Wilkinson has a creative “need” and will do anything to avoid laundry. She writes over at Cul-de-sac Cool about design, DIY/crafts, easy eats, family, funny experiences and of course, motherhood. Becca wants to spread happiness, helpful tips, pretty things and funny experiences throughout the land. She is the proud mother of three boys and married to her college sweetheart. In her past life she was a graphic designer. Becca has learned a lot these past years about juggling boys, blogging, family and suburban life.

Bacon Olive Cheese Bread Recipe

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This Bacon Olive Cheese Bread Recipe is a crowd pleaser and can feed a crowd with items that are already in your pantry. Plus, it is super easy and fast! From start to finish in less than 35 minutes and can be made ahead and frozen.

I’m always on the hunt for an appetizer that I can make with items in my pantry.

And more specifically, I’m always on the hunt for an appetizer recipe with two of my favorite ingredients…olives and bacon.

(Seriously, when I saw the Mediterranean Diet a couple of years ago, I decided that I had died and gone to heaven because it encourages the eating of olives and drinking of wine. What woman wouldn’t be happy with that diet?..but I digress.)

This Bacon Olive Cheese Bread Recipe is a winner because

a. It has olives.
b. It has bacon.
c. It feeds a huge crowd. Serves 16 people!!
d. Can be made ahead and frozen. Just thaw and bake.

And don’t skimp on the quality of your olives! I know you can find inexpensive olives on sale, but splurge and look for Olives from Spain. (You can find the logo on the can). Please refer to the Olives from Spain Fact Sheet and the website for more information on types and usage ideas.

Plus, this recipe is filling! It is perfect for an appetizer party or if you are having a wine and cheese party and are looking for an appetizer with a little more substance.

This month, Olives from Spain will head to Miami for the country’s premiere food festival. If you are lucky enough to attend the renowned South Beach Wine and Food Festival, be sure to stop by the Olives from Spain station to sample some tasty bites. The event is expecting approximately 18,000 attendees.

(PS: My recipe was a combination of two recipes…one from The Pioneer Women and one from my tried-and-true Junior League Cookbook. And then of course, I added in a couple of ingredients of my own.)

This Bacon Olive Cheese Bread Recipe is a crowd pleaser and can feed a crowd with items that are already in your pantry. Plus, it is super easy and fast! From start to finish in less than 35 minutes and can be made ahead and frozen.

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Kid-Approved No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe {Great Alternative to Granola Bars}

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Have you FAILED at making homemade granola bars before? NO MORE. This Kid Approved No Bake Energy Bites Recipe is an awesome, super easy no-bake alternative to pre-made granola bars. Bonus: Your kids think they are dessert and it's HEALTHY.




A few weeks ago, I was lamenting about my son’s addiction to granola bars.

It went a little something like this…

I watched my son pack his lunch.

Sandwich. Chips. Radishes. Four GRANOLA BARS. (WTH?)

When asked, he said it was because he needed one for lunch, two for snack and one for his girlfriend. (Again, WTH?)

I did the math quickly in my head and realized my son was eating about $1 in granola bars a day. In order to not go in debt over granola bars, I decided it was time to make my own recipe.

Before I go any further, I have a confession. This is not my first time at the “I’ll bake my own granola bars” rodeo. I’ve been here before. I’ve tried to make my own granola bars/energy bites at least a half-dozen times. Each time had the same result, they end up in the trash and I wonder WHY IN THE HELL DO PEOPLE MAKE THEM FROM SCRATCH BECAUSE THEY ARE SO BAD.

So, I did a little research, talked to a couple of my girlfriends, and created a hybrid recipe of my own with the help of the recipes from The Greenbacks Gal and Smashed Peas & Carrots.

And they were AWESOME!

I love this recipe for the following reasons.

  1. It’s freakin’ easy. Like you can’t mess it up.
  2. Your kids think they are eating dessert. They aren’t. You’ve tricked them. {Enter maniacal laugh.}
  3. You can add your own super-food dried fruit to suit any picky palate. My kids get dates in their bites and don’t even know it. They swear everything is chocolate. {Enter maniacal laugh, again.} Me, I love dried blueberries (I get them at Costco).

So, take THAT bad-granola-bars-bites rodeo! I’ve created a winner that my family asks for week after week.

Have you FAILED at making homemade granola bars before? NO MORE. This Kid Approved No Bake Energy Bites Recipe is an awesome, super easy no-bake alternative to pre-made granola bars. Bonus: Your kids think they are dessert and it's HEALTHY.



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Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie Recipe

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie Recipe. The name says it all. Salted Caramel. Pretzel. Cookie. Let's just say, this cookie has solved many world issues. I promise...this cookie will change your life.

I’m just going to lay it all of the line for you…

This cookie, well it is the ‘schnitz.

The name says it all. Salted Caramel. Pretzel. Cookie. Those three phrases alone are perfect, put them together, well, let’s just say marriages have been brokered, discounts have been granted, and allowances have been increased due to this recipe.

Without a doubt, this Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie Recipe is my favorite. It has a few extra steps, but it is so worth it.

Note: You are going to make your own caramel. DON’T FREAK OUT. CARAMEL IS EASY. FEEL EMPOWERED!!! How many other people do you know that make caramel from scratch? No one. That’s right…these cookies are bragging rights, peeps!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie Recipe. The name says it all. Salted Caramel. Pretzel. Cookie. Let's just say, this cookie has solved many world issues. I promise...this cookie will change your life.


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Kid-Friendly White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispy Cookies

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These are like CRACK! Like a Nestle Crunch Bar got it on with a white chocolate peanut butter cup...luckily they are super easy to make and can be whipped up in under 15 minutes. Enjoy this No-Bake Cookie - White Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Krispy Cookies
I’m an obsessive Holiday Cookie maker.

It’s the one time of the year that I throw all caution (and calorie counting) to the wind and make every kind of cookie or treat my family desires. In fact, on December 1st, we sat down and had a family baking and strategy session (you’ll understand why I said strategy here in a second) and came up with 11 different kinds of cookies we wanted to make this year.

It’s a strategy because of the math that looks like this…

11 types of cookies x 3 dozen per type of cookie = 396 cookies

At the top of everyone’s the list, White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispy No-Bake Cookies.

(In all fairness, the actual recipe is called Vinny’s Fudge. But “Vinny” isn’t a very good descriptor in the blog world, so hence my long title. Plus, I have no idea who Vinny is…)

But Vinny, is his/her wisdom, put white chocolate, Planters Creamy Peanut Butter, dry-roasted peanuts, puffed rice cereal, and marshmallows together. And by some act of amazingness, maybe a chemical reaction that happens when all of these ingredients meet, they create little bits of awesomeness that are highly addictive.

(Like so addictive that I had to get up from my computer and go eat one while working on this post.)

These are very kid-friendly to make because you only have to warm up the white chocolate in the microwave and everything else is dump, mix, and drop.

And you might want to double up on this recipe if you’ve never had it before, because the first batch may be gone 24 hours after making. #justsayin Good thing there are up to $20 in Kraft Printable Coupons available on Target.com. Just a way for Kraft to give you a little help for the holidays while making Christmas Cookies or your Christmas Dinner.

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From shopping for gifts to planning family dinners, it’s hard to keep up with all your holiday to-do’s. This year, Kraft is helping out with great weeknight meals and entertaining ideas to make the season a little bit easier. Plus, Kraft is offering up to $20 in coupons, redeemable exclusively at Target, to make food shopping easier and to help you have a happy holiday season.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.