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My Favorite Snack: No-Bake Protein Balls

Let’s face it, my biggest dilemma most days is what can I EAT? I’m trying to make healthy choices and fill the belly with nutrients over empty calories, but one of the biggest challenges is finding something that fills me up longer than 10 minutes.

{It’s so weird that I had to force myself to eat with a quad pregnancy and now with a single, I’m wanting ALL THE FOODS!} 

I LOVED this recipe before pregnancy and love it even more now, because it’s filling and a good source of protein, but it tastes like dessert! The boys consider this a favorite and I love it for in between meal hold-overs, after sports, a little boost at breakfast, etc to help fill their bellies.

Best part? It’s simple, no-baking required, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand. Usually I make a TRIPLE batch of this recipe, because they keep well and we devour them! You can also tweak this recipe to your liking by adding your favorite add-ins (your favorite chocolate chips, coconut, chia seeds, etc.).

How sweet is this little delivery I received at my bedroom door over the weekend? These boys are so good to their mama AND their baby brother!


What’s YOUR favorite filling Protein Snack for your family? 

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Easy Texas Caviar Dip


We just returned from a wonderful trip to Texas a few weeks ago, and we’re still missing the food, so here’s a little Cowboy Hat Tip to Texas with this Easy Texas Caviar Recipe!

Don’t you LOVE a good pitch-in? We had a School Picnic on Friday night, and there wasn’t enough room on my plate for all the goodness. As I packed up my empty bowl and headed home I ran into quite a few who enjoyed this recipe, so I thought I would share it with Y’all too!

This was my first time making Texas Caviar (Costco makes a great store-bought version), but this was easy enough to make time and time again!


How about YOU? Have you tried Texas Caviar? What’s your favorite Texas food? 

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Easy Homemade Granola Bars

Easy Homemade Granola Bars

I was looking for something quick and easy to take to church for our Sunday school class over the weekend, and decided to try homemade granola bars, after seeing some easy recipes floating around Pinterest.  I adapted this one for our tastes and to give it more of a protein punch.  The boys were happy that I had a few leftovers to bring home for them to devour! I’m looking forward to making another batch for quick breakfast snacks and to send in lunches!

I didn’t expect them to be so simple and delicious to make homemade! 


What You’ll Need for Homemade Granola Bars:

  • 3 cups of Quick Oats
  • A 14oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 T of Melted Butter
  • 1/3 cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup of Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter Chips

(The last four ingredients you can switch up/omit/add what you’d like!)

How to Make Homemade Granola Bars:

1. Preheat the Oven to 350 Degrees.

2. Grease Baking Sheet with Butter or Cooking Spray.

3. Mix Together Oats, Milk, Butter, Flax, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chips.

4. Spread Evenly in the Baking Sheet with Wet Hands.

5. Bake 15-20 Minutes.

6. Remove from Oven and Cut Into Granola Bars With a Plastic Knife While Still Warm.

7. Eat Immediately or Store to Enjoy for Breakfast or Snacks!

What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast recipe? 


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