RECIPE: Cocoa Nib Banana Pops

Simple, stylish, satisfying dessert. These frozen treats will curb any ice cream inkling! Healthy enough to have as a snack. Fewer grams a sugar than a LaraBar and full of flavor! YOU WILL NEED: 2 bananas ~ 1/2 cup almond butter ~ 1/2 cup cocoa nibs (could use chocolate chips if you are feeling naughty or coco powder with a dash of cayenne if you’re feeling spicy) … Continue reading RECIPE: Cocoa Nib Banana Pops

RANT: Big Bags o’ Candy

Remember when ‘needles in candy’ were the big Halloween scare? Now I find it frightening to see the pounds of Halloween candy that line the aisles of our already sugar laden grocery stores. Did you ever have the neighbor gave out apples each year? I hated that. I now want to high-five that neighbor. We also had a dentist in our neighborhood that gave out … Continue reading RANT: Big Bags o’ Candy

RECIPE: Easy Snack Alert: Popcorn

FAVORITE SNACK ALERT: Real popcorn I’m not talking about the prepackaged, sprayed with chemicals, individually wrapped microwave popcorn, although I’ve eaten my fair share of those! I’m talking about real corn kernels…. you can actually put 2 Tbsp popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag and put it in to the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Yeah, you can and its called Popcorn. Not too long … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Snack Alert: Popcorn

RANT: Happy Plates

Are we taught from an early age not to waste food? My husband was told clean his plate as a child because of the “starving Armenians”.  My mother actually used to tell us: “It’s just as wasted if you don’t want it”. Isn’t it? But I do want it. Don’t I? I remember when my fantabulous step-mother came aboard, the dinner menu changed, and for the … Continue reading RANT: Happy Plates

RANT: Kids and Vegetables

I’m so tired of hearing “My kids don’t like vegetables”. Your kids didn’t slide out of the birth canal chanting your alumni fight song either, but you taught it to them! So teach them to like vegetables. If you don’t eat vegetables, your kids won’t eat vegetables. If you say ‘you HAVE to eat your vegetables to GET dessert’ you are teaching your kids that … Continue reading RANT: Kids and Vegetables