8 Ideas for No-Cook Camping Breakfasts

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Cooking while camping – some love it, and some just don’t. If you tend to be on the “don’t” side of things or are just looking for some simple early-morning meals, these no-cook camping breakfasts are perfect for your next adventure in the woods. Simplify your camping trip by leaving the eggs and frying pans at home for Sunday brunch. If cooking anything but hot dogs over an open fire makes you cringe, take these 8 great ideas and get your breakfast on!

 

1. Yogurt parfait bar

A container of yogurt and some sliced fruit are all you need for this light and healthy camping breakfast. Layer your favorite yogurt with your favorite fruits – try peaches, strawberries, or blueberries for starters – and top it with granola for a bit of crunch.

 

2. Fruit and make-ahead dips

It doesn’t get much simpler than fruit for breakfast. It’s light, healthy, satisfying, and you can always choose your favorites. If plain fruit doesn’t appeal, try making this easy cherry fruit dip to go with it or this even easier two-ingredient “Strawberry Fluff” dip from Oh, Sweet Basil.

 

3. Cereal and milk

You heard me. Throw a box of your cereal of choice in the camper and a carton of milk in the cooler and call it good. Or, if you’ve got a crowd, try the miniature boxes in a variety pack like this  that carries a little something for everyone! Oh, and don’t forget the spoons!

 

4. PB&J or other simple sandwiches

It might sound like more of a mid-day meal, but nothing beats the simplicity of a sandwich. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich can easily replace toast and jam on a campout, particularly where the kids are concerned. Even your favorite sliced meats and cheeses go great with fruit.

 

5. Make-ahead refrigerator oatmeal

Oatmeal doesn’t have to be cooked with this great idea! Whip up a batch of refrigerator oatmeal breakfasts with this recipe from Happy Go Lucky and pack the jars in the cooler. If your group of campers enjoys trying new meals together, you might consider simply bringing the ingredients and jars along and letting everyone mix up their own the night before.

 

6. Tortilla roll-ups

Grab a package of flour tortillas on your way out of town and give this simple breakfast a try! Spread a tortilla with peanut butter, hazelnut spread, or cream cheese, then add bananas, strawberries, or other fruits you like.

 

7. Bagels, donuts, or muffins

A store-bought breakfast should never be underestimated. When the campers are hungry and anxious to start the day, you can bet they’ll be ready for anything. Bagels and cream cheese, donuts, muffins with butter, and other quick breakfast options will be welcome in the campsite. Add in a side of yogurt or fruit to round out the meal.

 

8. Breakfast cookies

If you’ve got the time, a couple dozen of these breakfast cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction can be made ahead and used for a quick meal while enjoying the great outdoors.  These compact finger foods are also great for hikers!

 

Looking for more great camping foods for your summer? Try these 8 Easy and Delicious Camping Food Ideas!

Featured image via Sally’s Baking Addiction.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

11 Fast and Fun Summer Kebabs

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Feeding a large group at a barbecue or family gathering can get complicated quickly if you don’t have a few tricks up your sleeve! These 11 recipes are sure to make you the top chef with minimal effort, and with a kebab in hand your guests will come away happy too. Whether you’re looking for a skewer full of savory, filling meats, a tasty side dish, crowd-pleasing dessert, or even an easy breakfast for a family reunion, you can spruce up the eats at any party or picnic this summer with these fast and fun summer kebabs.

 

1. Easy Breakfast

The guests will never want to let go of this Eggo breakfast kebab. Waffle, fruit, and sausage all skewered and drizzled with syrup will be a breakfast to remember – with minimal cleanup!

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2. Easier Breakfast

Breakfast in a pinch? No problem. Run by the grocery store for some favorite fruits and a box of donut holes and pop it all on a skewer. Instant breakfast-for-a-crowd.

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3. Shrimp

Mmmmm… Lunch or dinner rolls around and it’s time to dish up something a bit more savory. These grilled teriyaki shrimp kebabs are nothing short of delicious, and you can’t beat a bite of juicy pineapple in between. Don’t forget to soak wooden skewers (up to 30 minutes) before grilling to prevent burning.

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4. Fish

A little spice goes a long way in this skewered salmon delight, and those tasty slices of lemon are sure to juice things up. Using two skewers to hold things together makes for easier turning and more even heating while on the grill.

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5. Chicken

This fabulous chicken and tomato kebab is a tasty and healthy addition to any summer meal. Whip up a simple pesto, marinate, and let the grilling begin.

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6. Beef

Steak, peppers, and onions just can’t be beat when it comes to kebabs. Make the classic fantastic with a savory marinade full of the good stuff – Dijon, Worcestershire, lemon juice, and more.

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7. Pork

Pure simplicity is the best way to describe this pork kebab recipe. If you’re worried about the lean loin pieces getting too dry on the grill, you may want to consider using pork shoulder as an alternative.

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8. Vegetable

Use this tasty vegetable medley as a side at a barbecue or dress it up for a vegetarian meal at home. And don’t feel like you have to stick with the veggies suggested here – eggplant, tomatoes, corn, and asparagus are other great options for grilling.

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9. Fruit

These handy kebabs will truly give you a taste of the rainbow, but if themed eats aren’t your thing, don’t be afraid to mix things up and try new fruity combinations. Kiwi, melon, mango, and other fruits that can hold up on a skewer can make a great addition to your “fruit salad on a stick.”

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10. Light Dessert

It wouldn’t be a party without a little dessert, and what’s better than dessert that doesn’t require utensils? These red, white, and blue themed shortcake bites can be eaten dipped, drizzled, or plain. Try the light “cheesecake yogurt dip” recipe for some real taste bud tickling.

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11. Indulgent Dessert

If you’re looking for a kebab dessert that’s a bit more… indulgent, this is the recipe for you. Chocolate, fruit, and marshmallows drizzled in more chocolate? Yes, please!

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Looking for more tasty recipes for a spectacular summer bash? Try these Top 30 Scrumptious Summer Salads!

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

10 Uses for Almond Milk

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Almond milk is gaining popularity these days thanks to its light and sweet taste, great nutritional content (it’s high in protein, fiber, calcium, and Vitamin E), and low calorie count and fat content. Grab a carton at your grocery store and try all of these 10 uses for almond milk and you’ll see just how versatile and delicious this healthy drink can be.

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1. Make a breakfast smoothie

One of the most common uses for almond milk is to include it in a healthy smoothie. If you’re feeling rushed in the morning, try this easy 5-step recipe for a breakfast smoothie that can be made with almond milk.

 

2. Whip up mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are traditionally made with cream and butter, but you can make a healthier version with almond milk and a healthy oil, such as coconut oil.

 

3. Eat with cereal

The nutty flavor of almond milk works very well with most cereals, especially crunchy ones such as granola. You could also use it with oatmeal.

 

4. Add to a soup

If you like your soup creamy, try adding almond milk to your next soup instead of using cream or dairy milk.

 

5. Pour it in your coffee

You can greatly reduce the sugar and calorie content of your coffee by using almond milk instead of half-half or flavored coffee creamers. It might take some time to get used to it, but you’ll soon enjoy the light, nutty flavor that the almond milk adds to your daily coffee.

 

6. Pour it in your tea

Almond milk also works well in a hot cup of tea.

 

7. Use it in pancake and muffin recipes

Simply replace the milk in your pancake and muffin recipes with almond milk. The food might come out just a little bit different, but chances are you won’t be able to taste the difference.

 

8. Whip it into your eggs

If you like to add milk to your scrambled eggs, you can do the same thing with almond milk.

 

9. Make vegan ice cream

Try these three recipes for vegan ice cream using almond milk for a healthier dessert. You’ll need an ice cream maker.

 

10. Drink it straight up

Out of all the uses for almond milk, this is the most obvious yet most often overlooked.  Simply pour yourself a refreshing glass of cold almond milk and enjoy it alone or with your next meal!

Can you think of other uses for almond milk?

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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10 Tempting Vegan Desserts

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I’m going to be honest. I am anything but vegan. I am a heartless consumer of meat, dairy, and eggs, and I find it hard to imagine living otherwise. But the world these days is riddled with vegan this and vegan that, and it makes a gal wonder – what if? What if it were easy, tasted fabulous, and could be smoothly incorporated into a non-vegan kitchen? What if you could still have all of your favorite goodies and desserts without sacrificing the flavors you love?

You can.

These 10 spectacular vegan desserts will cover your cravings from A-Z: chocolate, cookies, ice cream… And there’s plenty more where that came from.

1. Chocolate Glazed Vegan Doughnut (picture: slide 1)

2. Raw Vegan Fudge (picture: slide 2)

3. Vegan Chocolate chip cookies (picture: slide 3)

4. Vegan Strawberry Shortcake (picture: slide 4)

5. Vegan Sugar Cookies (picture: slide 5)

6. Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake (picture: slide 6)

7. Malted Vegan Ice Cream with Soy Caramel Ripple (picture: slide 7)

8. No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake (picture: slide 8)

9. Ultimate Vegan Brownies (picture: slide 9)

10. Perfect Vegan Cinnamon Buns (picture: slide 10)

Giving up dairy and eggs just got easier. Test a recipe or two this weekend and impress family and friends with your new vegan-savvy delights!

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

Featured image courtesy of Joy the Baker.

10 Better-For-You Muffin Recipes

10 Better-For-You Muffin Recipes

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Muffins of all kinds make a great on-the-run breakfast or a tasty snack, but it can be hard to find muffins with healthier ingredients that are less like their sugary, fatty cousin the cupcake! Amp up your muffin arsenal with these 10 recipes that will fill you up without filling you out.

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1. “Best Ever” Healthy Muffin

This muffin recipe claims to be the best of the best, but we’ll let you decide! This one has a little bit of everything and is sure to get your mouth watering.

2. Skinny Banana Blueberry Muffin

A tried and true favorite at my house, you won’t want to miss trying a bite of these muffins. The oils typical to many muffin recipes is replaced with Greek yogurt and the sugar content is cut down by substituting honey and mashed banana. Eat up!  

3. Apple Muffin

It’s hard to go wrong with a five-star rated recipe, especially one full of cinnamon and applesauce. Add in pecans for a satisfying crunch.

4. Zucchini Muffin

The easiest way to get more vegetables in your diet is to hide them in something you really like to eat, right? This healthy muffin makes it all possible and is packed with fresh zucchini.

5. Cranberry-Citrus Muffin

Lemon and cranberry form the perfect marriage of flavors in this fabulous recipe, and with all that extra taste, the need for sugar and oils is trimmed way back.

6. Banana Muffin

You won’t believe that this muffin is healthy once you’ve had a bite. Chock full of bananas and whole grains, it’s sure to satisfy your both your sweet tooth and your inner health nut.

7. Coconut Pineapple Muffin

This recipe fits the clean-eating trend to a T. Full of naturally-occurring and flavorsome ingredients like honey and coconut milk, your taste buds will never miss your old muffin stand-by.

8. Chocolate Muffin

It seems that no matter the diet and no matter the health trend, someone is always in need of a chocolate fix from time to time. This health-i-fied chocolate muffin is less than 100 calories and can be devoured guilt-free.

9. Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffin

This muffin is full of healthy grains and soft swirls of pumpkin. Be prepared to leave a melts-in-your-mouth review for this recipe.

10. Peanut Butter Banana Muffin

Those bananas you’ve had sitting on the counter and turning brown for a week? Perfect for this healthier muffin snack. Peanut butter adds a bit of protein and that delicious nutty flavor to this recipe.

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

10 Freezer Meals to Simplify Dinnertime

10 Freezer Meals to Simplify Dinnertime

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Eliminate the stress of making a dinner that everyone will love and is also healthy. Try these great make-ahead options for your family!

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What could be better than having a hot, delicious and healthy dinner every night of the week? How about that same dinner with barely any effort required? It’s true! With freezer meals, a little weekend prep time means that you can pull a healthy dinner from the freezer any time you want — even on your most hectic days.

Below are ten healthy freezer meals to get you started. For the first five recipes, make a large batch of the recipe on the weekend and freeze the leftovers in family- or individual-sized portions. When you’re pressed for time, just reheat them for dinner. For the second five, it’s even easier. Simply prep the ingredients, put them into a resealable freezer bag and either pop the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning or into your oven when you get home in the afternoon (see each recipe for specific instructions).

Just don’t forget to label all your freezer meals well so you can find the perfect meal in a hurry!

 

5 Favorites to Cook, Then Freeze

1) Baked Chicken Nuggets (picture: slide 1)

2) Southwestern Bean Soup with Chicken and Kale (picture: slide 2)

3) Beef Chili (picture: slide 3)

4) Baked Mac and Cheese (picture: slide 4)

5) Curry Chickpea Burgers (picture: slide 5)

 

5 Favorites to Prep and Freeze

1) Bacon Potato Chowder (picture: slide 6)

2) Pumpkin Coconut Black Beans and Rice (picture: slide 7)

3) Green Chili Pork Tacos (picture: slide 8)

4) Homemade Frozen Pizza (picture: slide 9)

5) Cilantro Lime Chicken (picture: slide 10)

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Julianne Puckett is the creator of Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a blog about what she calls “stealthy homemaking” — healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, DIY gardening tips and the occasional craft project. A designer, writer and former suburban-dwelling IT professional, she lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.

Featured image courtesy of Skinny Taste

 

Set-It-and-Forget-It Recipe Roundup: Turkey and Chicken Crockpot Meals

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Out of ideas and time for preparing hot, delicious dinners? No worries, if you break out your slow cooker. With just a little prep in the morning, you can have a delicious dinner waiting for you when you get home. It’s almost like having a live-in chef! And most recipes make enough for you to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day, too.

Here are some of our favorite turkey and chicken crockpot recipes – but be sure to check out our recommendations for slow cooker meals with beef or pork. We even have a vegetarian slow cooker recipe roundup as well, whether you eat meatless all the time or only occasionally.

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 1) Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash

2) Honey Garlic Chicken

3) Creamy Chicken and Biscuits

4) Chicken Tortilla Soup

5) Lemon-Garlic Chicken

6) Southwestern Two-Bean Chicken

7) Vietnamese Chicken with Bok Choy

8) Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

9) Sweet and Spicy Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew

10) Chicken Curry

 

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Julianne Puckett is the creator of Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a blog about what she calls “stealthy homemaking” — healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, DIY gardening tips and the occasional craft project. A designer, writer and former suburban-dwelling IT professional, she lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.

Set-It-and-Forget-It Recipe Roundup: Pork Crockpot Meals

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Think your slow cooker is only good for soups and stews? Think again. With just a little prep in the morning, you can have a delicious, hearty dinner waiting for you when you get home. It’s almost like having a live-in chef! And most recipes make enough for you to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day, too.

Here are some of our favorite pork crockpot dishes – but be sure to check out our recommendations for slow cooker meals with beef. We even have a vegetarian slow cooker recipe roundup as well, whether you eat meatless all the time or only occasionally.

10 Pork Crock Pot Meals via Tipsaholic

1) Pulled Pork

2) Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

3) Chinese Pork Roast

4) Red Beans and Rice

5) Jambalaya

6) Caribbean-Style Pork

7) Stuffed Peppers

8) Pork Vindaloo

9) BBQ Loaded Baked Potato Soup

10) Maple Brown Sugar Ham

 

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Julianne Puckett is the creator of Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a blog about what she calls “stealthy homemaking” — healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, DIY gardening tips and the occasional craft project. A designer, writer and former suburban-dwelling IT professional, she lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.

Set-It-and-Forget-It Recipe Roundup: Easy Beef Crockpot Meals

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With our busy schedules, it’s often daunting to think about cooking a hot, hearty dinner for the whole family at the end of the day. But you really don’t have to, if you rely on your trusty slow cooker. With just a little prep in the morning, you can have a delicious dinner waiting for you when you get home. It’s almost like having a live-in chef! And most recipes make enough for you to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day, too.

Here are some of our favorite easy beef crockpot meals – but if you eat meatless all the time or occasionally, be sure to check out our vegetarian slow cooker recipe roundup as well.

10 Beef Crock Pot Meals via Tipsaholic

1) Beef Chili

2) Burgundy Beef Stew

3) Vegetable Beef Soup

4) Italian Pot Roast

5) Hungarian Beef Goulash

6) Hearty Lasagna

7) French Dip Sandwiches

8) Barbacoa

9) Beef and Broccoli

10) Chipotle BBQ Beef

 

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Julianne Puckett is the creator of Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a blog about what she calls “stealthy homemaking” — healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, DIY gardening tips and the occasional craft project. A designer, writer and former suburban-dwelling IT professional, she lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.

Beginning Paleo: 16 Food Replacement Ideas

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Interested in the Paleo way of eating, but not sure where to start? Replacing certain foods on your plate with paleo-approved ingredients is easier than you think. You can focus on one meal at a time when making changes to your eating habits. If you’re not entirely sure that you want to go 100% paleo, this is a good way to experiment with a new way of eating. One step at a time!

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Beginning Paleo Breakfast Ideas

  • Instead of white potatoes, use sweet potatoes. Eggs and bacon and chopped sweet potatoes make for a delicious breakfast. Add hot sauce for a kick.
  • If you love to start your day with a smoothie, use almond milk in place of cow’s milk. Add a half of a frozen banana to your blender to thicken the smoothie instead of yogurt.
  • Muffins are extremely convenient, but so are egg muffins. Mix up 12 whipped eggs with vegetables and meat (I like to add spinach, onions, and sweet potatoes along with a bit of chorizo). Pour the mix into muffin cups. That’ll give you 12 egg muffins that you can stash in the fridge and heat up in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.
  • Make Paleo pancakes with almond flour or coconut flour, bananas, eggs, and a couple of other ingredients. Here’s a good one.
  • In a pinch, eat your dinner leftovers! Don’t limit yourself to traditional breakfast food.
  • Love cream with your coffee? Try canned coconut milk instead. Give it a few days and you’ll never go back to cream.
  • Replace your toast or bagel with a side of fruit or a paleo muffin.

Beginning Paleo Lunch Ideas

  • Love sandwiches and tacos? Try rolling up your meat and veggies and condiments in a lettuce wrap. It is much more delicious than it sounds.
  • Put bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mustard in deli meat and roll it up!
  • There are also many recipes for tortillas made with coconut flour (try this one in this recipe) that you can use to fill with all kinds of things. For my toddler, I mix up avocado and tuna along with a splash of lime and put it in the tortilla.
  • Make a PB&J the Paleo way by spreading almond butter and honey on a coconut flour tortilla.
  • A big salad is obviously very Paleo friendly, but try adding roasted nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts) along with at least one serving of meat. Don’t be afraid to mix in lots of avocado — it’s full of very good fat!

Beginning Paleo Dinner Ideas

  • Swap out that rice/potato side with another vegetable. Many of our dinners consist of a meat entree, a vegetable, and another vegetable.
  • Cooking a stir-fry or a curry dish? Replace jasmine rice with delicious cauliflower rice. Here’s how, but I like to use coconut oil instead and add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and some minced garlic for extra flavor.
  • Grill a couple of burgers for everyone and forgo the buns. Add a side of healthy french fries to make a hearty dinner that’s also guilt-free.
  • Love a sweet finish to your dinner meals? Cut up a fresh mango for everyone or assemble a bowl of mixed berries and roasted nuts topped with whipped coconut cream.

Looking for more Paleo recipes? Check out 6 Delicious (and Easy!) Paleo Desserts and Four Quick 30-Minute Paleo Dinners in 5 Steps.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.” Please check out my blog What the Vita!

Set-It-and-Forget-It Recipe Roundup: Meatless Crockpot Meals

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Trouble finding slow cooker recipes appropriate for full- or part-time vegetarians? Don’t worry: Tipsaholic has got you covered. You don’t need to load your crockpot with meat to enjoy easy, slow-cooker meals. Here are some of our favorite vegetarian slow cooker recipes.

10 Vegetarian Crock Pot Meals via Tipsaholic

1) Leek, Potato and Spinach Soup

2) Vegetarian Lasagna

3) Vegetable Pot Pie with Parmesan-Pepper Biscuits

4) Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Sauce

5) Poblano Corn Pudding

6) Barley-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Pine Nuts and Currants

7) Spanish Rice

8) Garlic-Artichoke Pasta

9) Ratatouille

10) Mac and Cheese

 

featured image via Better Homes and Gardens

 

Julianne Puckett is the creator of Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a blog about what she calls “stealthy homemaking” — healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, DIY gardening tips and the occasional craft project. A designer, writer and former suburban-dwelling IT professional, she lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.

10 St. Patrick’s Day Breakfasts

10 St. Patrick's Day Breakfasts

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Serve up one or two of these clever Irish bites for a special breakfast celebration this St. Patrick’s Day!

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1. Green Pepper Shamrock Eggs

This quick and healthy breakfast will put a smile on every face. You can make three or four-leafed clovers depending on the peppers you select.

2. Rainbow Pop-tarts

This one is a little more labor intensive but sure to please in the early morning hours! Use a pre-made pie crust to cut down on prep time.

3. Shamrock Quiche

A great idea for the creative chef! Carefully cut and shape a disposable pie tins into clovers and start baking.

4. Chorizo and Egg Rainbow Tacos

This more savory rainbow food will fill you up on this sweet morning. These chorizo and egg tacos are great for your older, more sophisticated breakfasters.

5. Easy Rainbow Fruit Tray

Go from cutting board to table and dig in with this easy fruit and dip breakfast.

6. Shamrock-Shaped Toast

Cut your toast freehand or get a cute cookie cutter like this one. Top it off with some avocado to add the color of the day to your plate!

7. Rainbow Pancakes

Not many can resist a good pancake and these ones are particularly tempting in their rainbow brights!  Keep griddle temperatures low to avoid browning the colors. For an even simpler version, try this recipe using rainbow sprinkles.

8. Green Smoothies

Choose one of these tasty recipes and blend up a Leprechaun-green but oh-so-lean morning delight.

9. “Boxty” Potato Pancakes

If you’ve got a hankering for some Irish authenticity, the potato pancake is the place to start. Add some savory sausages and you’ll be shouting “Top o’ the mornin’” to everyone you meet.

10. Cereal

You heard me. It’s simple, it’s sweet, and it’s perfect for a quick St. Patty’s Day breakfast. Put a few drops of green food coloring in your milk and serve it up ice cold over a bowl of Lucky Charms or Froot Loops!

10 St. Patrick's Day Breakfasts

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

13 Easy Side Dishes for Winter Gatherings

13 Easy Side Dishes for Winter Gatherings

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13 easy side dishes for winter gatherings - Tipsaholic.comWith a variety of gatherings to attend throughout the winter months, you may be on the lookout for a few tried and true recipes that you can throw together in a flash. This collection of both sweet and savory side dish recipes will leave you with plenty of options. Each of these side dishes is a crowd-pleaser with a short list of ingredients!

1. Sweet Potato Casserole – no marshmallows required, this sweet potato dish may become your new favorite.

2. Cranberry “Fluff” – the little bit of extra time spent grinding the cranberries for this salad is well worth it.

3. Spinach Strawberry Salad – keep the prep for this salad short and sweet by purchasing the dressing, or make your own if you’ve got a few minutes!

4. Berry Cheesecake Salad – possibly the easiest side you will ever prepare.

5. Butternut Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Bake – literally 3 ingredients and a bit of spice!

6. Greek Tortellini Salad – fresh and classy, this salad will draw the hungry curiosity of any group.

7. Garlic Sweet Potato Mash – sweet potatoes don’t have to be sweet. This savory version is simple and has the added benefit of being low in calories!

8. Homemade Mac and Cheese – kids love the stuff in the blue and yellow box, but adults will want to lick the pan clean with this homemade classic.

9. Green Beans and Bacon – even a tentative veggie lover can go for one paired with bacon, right?

10. Confetti Corn – you’ve never had a corn dish like this one from Barefoot Contessa! Use frozen corn to enjoy the quickest prep time without losing the flavor.

11. Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad – a classic blend of ingredients makes for a take-anywhere-for-anything kind of salad.

12. Broccoli Salad with Dried Cranberries – always a favorite, throw in a handful of sunflower seeds or pecans for added crunch!

13. Goat Cheese and Cranberry Pecan Salad – you can’t really go wrong with dried cranberries in winter salads. The goat cheese gives every bite a pleasant twist!

 

13 Easy Side Dishes for Winter Gatherings - Tipsaholic.com

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

25 Great Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot chocolate is such a nice treat on a cold winter day!  These 25 fabulous hot chocolate recipes will keep you coming back for more for years to come!!

25 Great hot Chocolate Recipes To Try!

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Great HOT Chocolate Recipes!

25 great hot chocolate recipes

  1. Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe
  2. Thick Italian Hot Chocolate Recipe 
  3. Oreo Hot Cocoa Recipe 
  4. Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe
  5. Hot Chocolate Floats Recipe
  6. Mexican Hot Chocolate with Dulce De Leche Recipe
  7. Raspberry White Hot Chocolate Recipe
  8. Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate Recipe 
  9. Green Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe 
  10. Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe
  11. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe 
  12. S’mores Hot Chocolate Recipe 
  13. Hot Chocolate Spoons Recipe 
  14. Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate Recipe
  15. Malt Ball Hot Chocolate Recipe
  16. Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe
  17. Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe
  18. Hot Malted Vanilla Recipe
  19. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe
  20.  Spicy Maple Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Recipe
  21. Vanilla Bean white Hot Chocolate
  22. Red Velvet Hot Cocoa Recipe
  23. Toasted Marshmallow Cream Hot Chocolate
  24. Belgian Hot Chocolate Recipe
  25. Pink Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Recipe

 What is your favorite hot chocolate recipe?