I love a good trifle. I also love a good chocolate trifle (i.e. my Chocolate Mint Trifle and my Raspberry Brownie Trifle Recipe). The non-chocolate variety is great as well (i.e. my 5-Ingredient Pineapple Fluff Trifle). So when I was thinking of a great dessert for a large gathering or potluck, of course a layered dessert came to mind. Being in the full swing of summer we’re constantly running to and from BBQ’s, picnics, and get-togethers. The trifle dessert is my favorite dessert to take to feed a crowd. But with me watching what I eat, I wanted a not-so-guilty way to enjoy it!
I recently went camping with the hubs and didn’t have much time or groceries to have your typical ‘camping’ food for our overnighter. Instead, we stopped by our local health food store and picked up some of the pre-made salads and wraps. I absolutely fell head over heels in love with the Mediterranean salad that I chose. All of my favorite flavors tossed together in a beautiful salad complimented by a zesty dressing. I was in heaven! One of my dreams is to be immersed in the Mediterranean culture. The food. The culture. The history. This salad brings a little of that closer to home (and within my budget).
It’s the last day of my Game On Health Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe with you! Kodiak Cakes are one of my favorite products. These flapjacks (or pancakes as I commonly call them) have been a staple over the lat six weeks. With intense exercising and careful calorie counting I needed a breakfast that I could feel good about, with an ingredient list that I approve of, and simple to throw together during my rushed mornings. I fell in love with Kodiak Cakes a little over a year ago and haven’t looked back since. When I was sent a preview of their newest product I was overly excited! I knew I loved the Whole Wheat Oat & Honey and the Whole Wheat Buttermilk & Honey. But what about the Protein Packed?
Remember how I needed fresh blueberries the other day? It was for this muffin! Since I only had frozen and didn’t want to run to the store, I researched if you can substitute. You can! If you missed it, check out Baking: How To Substituent Frozen Blueberries for Fresh. It’s so easy! I’ve been really wanting to get in to baking more with coconut flour. If you’ve been around for the last year and a half we’ve been trying to eliminate refined flours and sugars completely from our home. It’s tougher than you think! Last summer I attempted a coconut flour recipe that was a disaster and haven’t touched the flour since. I thought I’d give it a go last weekend and not only found great success, but ended up with the most delicious healthy muffin I’ve ever tasted!
It’s rare that we have fresh blueberries on hand. Mostly because they are just so darn expensive. On the other hand, we ALWAYS have frozen blueberries in our freezer. So when I went to make a few recipes last weekend that called for fresh blueberries I was in a little bit of a predicament. I didn’t want to run to the store and the last time I tried to bake with frozen blueberries when the recipe had called for fresh it was a disaster! So I got to thinking. Maybe there’s a simple way to substitute frozen blueberries for fresh ones? I was in luck – there is! Best part about it? It is CRAZY simple!