Every single time I get together with a girlfriend and ask ‘how are you?!’ the first thing that typically comes out of her mouth is ‘I’m good. Busy. But good!’ I also say this far too often, but the truth is…we are all BUSY! We’re all trying to fit a thousand things into a 24 hour period, and the rat race of the day can make it super challenging to take care of ourselves and eat well. Sometimes I’ll be heading out to a meeting, starving, but completely forgot to meal prep and well…enter the drive-thru window. It’s always a bad idea, I always feel gross after making poor meal decisions, but yet, so many of us do this.
I‘ve been making these banana pops for roughly two months now, and the girls LOVE them! They are full of potassium and antioxidants, but they truly do taste like a treat (I love them too)! Don’t worry mamas’ – these are super easy to make and I can usually whip up a batch in about 15 minutes! You can switch up the toppings depending on your flavour preference; we always use a variety of toppings like coconut flakes, chopped peanuts, peanut butter, skor pieces, sprinkles, and more!
Charcuterie boards are traditionally brought out as a pre-dinner appetizer, containing a variety of meats, cheese, vegetables, crackers, and more. The other day, I began planning a brunch menu for friends who were stopping by for a visit, and I thought… why the heck doesn’t anyone make brunch charcuterie boards?
If there’s one recipe that I just can’t live without, it’s bruschetta. Bruschetta pairs well with pretty much everything. It’s versatile and can be served as a side dish or appetizer. But, let’s be honest here for a second. The real reason I love bruschetta so much is that it’s both fast and easy to throw together, and you really can’t mess it up. When you only have ten minutes to whip together a side dish because the kids are screaming, or you have friends coming over for dinner unexpectedly…this is the recipe you want to make!
You guys are going to LOVE this recipe! This bowl can be made with any in-season veggies you have on hand; it works best with mushrooms, carrots, greens, brussels sprouts and green beans. The gravy is thick and hearty and you are going to want to put it on everything, so feel free to make lots and reheat it as needed.