Avocado Toast

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Avocado Toast

With so many deadlines due before the end of the year, I like preparing quick and easy recipes that will give me energy to tackle my busy days ahead. Lately, my go to ingredient has been avocados!

I was never a huge avocado fan until I discovered you could use this amazing fruit in so many different ways. I was hooked! I use it in soups, as garnish, in smoothies and even as a base for my pasta sauce. But my favorite way to eat it is in Avocado Toast!

Avocado Toast

I love making Avocado Toast because you can change up the ingredients and create a different toast every time. It's a light breakfast or snack that will fill you up without feeling guilty.

My recipe is simple yet delicious and only has 6 ingredients, including WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™. 
Avocado Toast

INGREDIENTS:

• Bread
• Ham
• Egg
• Red chili flakes
• Leafy greens
• WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Toast bread
2. Pan fry ham
3. Hard boil or fry egg
4. Spread WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™, add ham, egg, leafy greens, and red chili flakes in any order 

Avocado Toast with Ham
I love the convenience of having fresh avocado whenever I want without all the fuss or waiting for the avocado to get ripe. WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™, which comes in both Sea Salt or Garlic Herb flavor, is a pure, wholesome avocado dip and spread with minimal flavor enhancing ingredients. So no need to worry about the avocado spread altering the flavor of your dish.
WHOLLY GUACAMOLE®- SIMPLY AVOCADO™ at Walmart
Avocado Toast with WHOLLY GUACAMOLE®- SIMPLY AVOCADO™

Avocado Toast has the perfect combination of my favorite ingredients and leaves me satisfied throughout the day, which means more time to cross off the million things on my to do list!

A quick and delicious recipe solution for any time of the year.

Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast
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Guilt Free Banana Ice Cream

This post was created in partnership with Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.

 

Would you believe me if I told you there is way to make delicious yet healthy homemade ice cream that is dairy free with no additional sweeteners or ingredients?

Well, good news! That magical recipe exists and only requires one ingredient:

Frozen bananas!

The Guilt Free Banana Ice Cream!

Banana Ice Cream

The recipe is super easy and simple and only calls for ripe frozen bananas and a good food processor (which is important). 

My tool of choice is the Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™, which features a smart base that transforms into four high-performance appliances: 72 oz. Total Crushing® Blender, 64 oz. Precision Processor™, 24 oz. Single-Serve Cup, and Auto-Spiralizer.

Perfect for pretty much any soup, snack, appetizer, entrée or dessert recipe. There isn't much this multi purpose system can't do thanks to the 12 Smart Programs: Chef-designed automatic recipe creations deliver optimal results every time. Precisely calibrated patterns of pulsing and pausing combined with ideal speed, power and torque for each attachment create everything from fresh salsa and pizza dough to margaritas and decadent ice creams—all it takes is a simple tap.

To get the smooth consistency for the banana ice cream I use the Precision Processor™.

Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 Frozen Ripe Bananas

Optional (but highly recommend):
• Add your favorite mix-ins
 * Nuts
 * Fruit
 * Chocolate
 * Spices
 * Nutella
 * Honey
 * Coconut

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add bananas in the food processor
2. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth consistency
3. Add in mix-ins (optional)
4. Pour into a bowl and enjoy immediately as a soft serve! For firmer ice cream, freeze for 1 hour

Banana Ice Cream
Banana Ice Cream

After the bananas have been blended to reach the desired consistency, add mix-ins to the banana base. The possibilities are endless and you can create different flavor combinations depending on what you're in the mood for. 

For my creation, I added peanut butter powder, chocolate and an assortment of pecans and pumpkin seeds.

For a creamier texture, add coconut milk - although it's not necessary. 

Banana Ice Cream
Banana Ice Cream

I like to top it off with extra mix-in for a crunchy topping.

Banana Ice Cream

Watch the video to see how easy the banana ice cream is to make with the Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™.

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Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™

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Halloween Themed Chips and Guac

Whenever I think of Halloween, I immediately envision fun Halloween parties. My favorite appetizer, and one that everyone loves, is chips and guac! Keeping with the theme, I wanted to transform this delicious appetizer into a scary monster with a fun twist.

Besides salsa, another great companion for chips and guac is cheese! And the Mini Babybel® kind is the perfect shape for the eyes for the guacamole monster!

Making the guac monster is super quick and easy. If you have kids, this would be a fun dish for them to create. 

INGREDIENTS:

• Mini Babybel® Cheese
• Black Olives
• Guacamole
• Blue Corn Toritlla Chips
• Red Chili Jelly

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Set up station for easy assembly
2. Spread guacamole in any shape serving dish or plate
3. Cut Mini Babybel®  cheese in half (keeping circle shape)
4. Cut black olives in both circle and line shape
5. Place cheese, jelly and olives on top of the guacamole to form the eyes
6. Place tortilla chips above eyes

Halloween Themed Chips and Guac ingredients
Babybel Cheese and Black Olives

For a limited time, Target is selling Halloween themed Mini Babybel® cheeses featuring favorite characters on their packaging. 

The monster guac and chips is a fun and healthy dish to serve at your next Halloween party. If you want an even more healthier option, the Mini Babybel® Light version with 50% less fat, would work perfectly with the recipe as well.

Both the Mini Babybel® Original and Mini Babybel® Light are made with 100% real cheese and are a good source of calcium and protein.

I found the Mini Babybel® in the cheese section at my local Target. These wholesome, nutrient-rich, all natural cheeses are perfect for on the go snacking or parties!

What recipes do you create for Halloween??


Crunchy Chocolate Covered Fruit

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Post but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #PrizesWithPost #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBias

Crunchy Chocolate Covered Fruit

I've always had a big sweet tooth. Pastries, ice cream, cake, candy, you name it, I love it and eat it. Lately, I've been craving the combination of chocolate and fruit. I love the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate shell and the sweet fruit beneath. Not only are these treats great for dessert and snacking, but they make great gifts as well. Best part? They're super easy to make at home. No matter your cooking skills, chocolate covered fruit always turns out looking fancier than what it really took to make them.

My fruit of choice and that holds chocolate well, are bananas and strawberries. To add a little crunch, I love incorporating Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds . It transforms the chocolate covered fruit and takes it to another delicious level!

Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 Cups of Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
• Choice of Fruit (Strawberries and Bananas work well)
• 1 Cup of chocolate sauce (homemade or store bought)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Set up station for easy assembly
2. Roll bag of cereal with hand or rolling pin to reach desired size
3. Make sure fruit is clean and patted dry
4. Cut fruit and place toothpicks in them (ex: bananas)
5. Dip fruit in chocolate and roll into cereal mixture
6. Eat as-is or refrigerate for later

Banana and Strawberries
Chocolate covered banana
Chocolate Covered Banana

Tip: Make sure the strawberries are dry. If you have any water left from rinsing, the chocolate coating won't stick to the strawberry as well.

Crunchy Chocolate Covered Fruit
Crunchy Chocolate Covered Fruit
Crunchy Chocolate Covered Fruit

I love eating Post cereals. They have something for the whole family and a wide variety of different cereals that will satisfy everyone.

Post Cereals- Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds and Grape Nut

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Crunchy Chocolate Covered Fruit with Honey Bunches of Oat with Almonds cereal

The Crunchy Chocolate Covered Fruit recipe is easy to make and great for any time of the day. Need a fun cooking project with your kids? This one is perfect and they'll feel like little cooks in the kitchen!

I found the Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds in the cereal aisle of my local Walmart. Check out the #CerealAnytime Pinterest page for some delicious cereal inspirations.

What fun recipes do you make with cereal?


Kung Pao Broccoli Black Rice Noodles with Blue Apron

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Deciding what to prepare for dinner is probably harder than actually making dinner. I enjoy cooking but most of the time, I end up making the same dishes and they often lack creativity. I tried buying cookbooks to spruce up my menu selections but I never got around to making any of the dishes. Part of the problem is that I rarely have the necessary ingredients in my home.

Enter my solution:  Blue Apron!

Blue Apron is a service that delivers a box filled with groceries and detailed recipes right to your door! No more having to go to the grocery store or going back and forth on what to make for dinner.

Blue Apron does all the hard work for you. All you need to do is follow the easy step-by-step instructions and enjoy! 

One of my favorite items that comes with box, is the nutrition facts for each of your meals. Perfect to keep track of what you're consuming, especially if you're on a restricted diet. 

Every Blue Apron recipe is between 500-800 calories.

All the ingredients come perfectly portioned and packaged in the Blue Apron box.

One of my meals was Kung Pao Broccoli with Back Rice Noodles. As a pasta lover, I was excited to try out and make this recipe. I've never had or even heard of black rice noodles before opening my box.

That's one of the many reason why I love Blue Apron. I get to make dishes I normally wouldn't make or even know how to attempt to create. Expanding my knowledge of different ingredients is also helpful in becoming a better cook. I enjoy introducing my palate to new flavors and cuisines!

I ordered the two person plan which comes with 3 meals that each serve two people. All meal can be customized to fit your dietary preference. They also have a family plan that serves 4 people.

Since my meal was for two, I decided to invite my grandma to not only join me for dinner but to also help me prepare the Kung Pao Broccoli.

Blue Apron
kung pao broccoli black rice noodles with Blue Apron

Dinner was a success! Recipe can found on Blue Apron's website.

Click here to learn more about Blue Apron and sign up to receive $30 off your first week of meals!

Have you tried Blue Apron before? Leave me a comment below and let me know what your favorite recipe was!


Baked Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

Whenever I go out to eat, and if it's on the menu, I typically order fried mozzarella sticks. They're my absolute favorite appetizer or snack. Sadly, not the most healthiest. Luckily, I found a way to still indulge in my cheesy obsession without all the unnecessary calories (and guilt).

Baked Wonton Mozzarella Sticks.

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

Instead of using regular mozzarella cheese, I incorporated Weight Watchers Light Cheese Sticks that I bought from my local Publix supermarket. I also replaced breadcrumbs for wonton wrappers and opted to bake them versus frying them. With these three easy swaps you'll cut a significant amount of calories without sacrificing the taste.  

In less than 15 mins, you'll have a delicious healthier mozzarella cheese stick snack.

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks
Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

Make sure the cheese is frozen before placing in wonton wrapper. This will prevent the cheese from oozing out when baking.

After cheese sticks are wrapped, place in egg wash and roll them into a garlic, basil and parmesan cheese mixture (this step is optional).

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks
Wonton Mozzarella Sticks
Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

Place in 400 degree oven and bake until golden brown.

Serve with your favorite marinara sauce and enjoy!

Wonton Mozzarella Sticks
Weight Watchers Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

INGREDIENTS:

  • Mozzarella Light String Cheese Sticks (Weight Watchers)
  • Wonton wrappers
  • 1 Egg
  • Optional: Garlic, Basil, and Parmesan Cheese
  • Marinara Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place 1/2 frozen cheese stick on one end of an wonton wrapper. Fold in the sides, then roll it as tightly as you can, until you get to the opposite edge of the wrapper. Optional: Roll into the basil, garlic and parmesan cheese mixture.
  3. Place desired number of cheese sticks on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes, remove the pan from the oven, flip over the sticks and continue baking for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve with marinara sauce.
Weight Watchers Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

 

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