Chicken Apple Stuffed Quesadillas. Not your everyday quesadilla, right? I love me some quesadillas. These are great because they have all kinds of yummy vegetables in them. This recipe is similar to my chicken enchiladas just cooked and served a little differently. Eating quesadillas are a great way to incorporate vegetables because you have cheese to make them taste better. What’s not to love?!
As a momma, it’s hard to always find something quick to make for a snack before my little one decides to go venture somewhere he’s not supposed to. Even if I have barriers set up, he somehow finds a way to get around them! I’m not really a huge snacker but I do think it’s great for your metabolism to have a few small healthy snacks throughout the day, especially if you’re active. Plus, sometimes you just need that little extra energy to make it through until the next meal. That’s why I made these frozen yogurt and blueberry granola bites.
Smoothies seem to be the new go-to for breakfasts. They are great for grab n’ go mornings. They are easy to make and you can put basically anything you want in them. And for the most part, they’re pretty healthy for you too. Well, this morning I was feeling a smoothie… so I made a berry peach smoothie. Greatest thing?! It only took 6 ingredients! I love simple and quick recipes. We had an a peach that was getting almost too ripe, so I needed to use it right away. Those peaches were from our local Farmer’s Market and you could literally taste the right-off-the-tree freshness.
This homemade enchilada sauce is some of the best stuff ever. You’ll never want to buy canned again.
It’s super easy and only takes 10 MINUTES to make! Super simple, yet it tastes like a little bit of a Mexican restaurant in your mouth.
Mexican food is a popular cuisine in my family. We have it ALL the time, but one of our favorite dishes is Chicken Enchiladas. Now, if you’ve ever been to Mexico or had real enchiladas, these aren’t quite that but these are a “Tex-Mex” version. Still so DELICIOUS.
It’s super simple to make too! All you need is chicken, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, tortillas and enchilada sauce. I like to make my own enchilada sauce because it tastes fresher but whatever you have on hand works great.
It’s seriously my most favorite meal ALL DAY, EVERYDAY.
These muffins are so moist and have a great balance of sweetness from the sugar and tartness from the blueberries and lemon. And they have a delicious buttery crumble that just leaves you wanting more with every bite. Plus, they’re one of my husbands favorite muffins.
I had one of those days where you find your clothes in parts of your house where clothes should never be… Somehow I left my running shorts inside my pantry. I clearly know myself well. Eat and exercise, right?! I literally spent all morning trying to figure out where they were and finally just assumed that they were in with the dirty clothes. Low and behold when I get ready to make dinner and open the pantry, there they were. I guess it’s better than finding them in the fridge.
It’s obvious that my mind wasn’t thinking very clearly. It was one of those days where “you-want-chocolate-but-not-too-much-to be-uhealthy” kind of days, but in the back of your mind, you’re really thinking, “meh-who-cares-I’m-going-to-eat-all-the-chocolate-I-want-and-be-happy-about-it.” Tempting…
I ended up settling for these peanut butter chocolate energy bars.
Sunshine + Summer + Salad = Smiles
Sunny days are the best. Except if you’re stuck inside without, at least, a window to look out. Rainy days are great and those are the perfect days for snuggles, reading a book, and cooking comfort foods. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely love those days, but sunny days during the summer are days that give you so much energy and so much joy! It’s like you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying all the sun’s rays. Yesterday was that kind of day. My little family went for a run around a park that was wonderful but it ended up not so well… Due to some faulty equipment, there were a few scrapes and scratches but overall, thankfully, everybody is okay.
Salad probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind after being outside all day. Let’s be real. The first things on your mind are probably either ice cream or cookies. Maybe you’re even craving some fresh fruit but not salad…at least not for me. But the hubby and I eat quite a few salads lately, and I just thought I had to share.
How about that Apple Blueberry Almond Spinach Chicken Salad??? Yessss, please. It’s so refreshing, crunchy, and satisfying. And the best thing is that it takes little time to make and you probably have these ingredients in your fridge.
Summer is already here and it’s almost July, can you believe it? It’s so hard for me to believe that June is almost over. And there’s only 6 months left until Christmas! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I may or may not sing Christmas music all year round…but that’s a different story. Let’s just soak up these summer days while they last.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite dishes- Summer Fruit Salad. I love fruit so much. Whenever I see that it’s in season and on sale, I’m sure to buy it and whip up a little fruit salad. And it always hits the spot. Most of the time, I make fruit salads with strawberries, blackberries, grapes, blueberries, and peaches but this time, I found some gorgeous mangoes at the store and just had to get a few of them. Even though mangoes are so big, you don’t really get too much fruit from them because they have such a large pit.
I added peaches, grapes, blueberries and cherries to the mango to make a colorful and delicious medley. There was even a sprinkle of brown sugar on top! Mmmmm…deliciousness to my taste buds and tummy! I love making fruit salads because they are so simple and take little time to make. They’re perfect for a friend or family get together or a summer evening on the patio.
According to my husband, these sandwiches are THE BEST EVER. I’m talking about a guy who loves a good hotdog and eating sandwiches are probably close to the bottom of his list when it comes to lunch or dinner options. Anytime we buy pesto and nicer than sandwich bread, he gets excited. 🙂