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Foodie Friday-This Week In Tasty Dinners And More Baking

Hello and happy Friday, all! I hope you are staying safe and well. Things around here are beginning to slowly open. Baby K and I have been getting fresh air on the warm days, and especially love when my mom has social distancing walks with us!

As far as food goes, we have had some delicious things lately.

My husband grilled blueberry brats and jalapeno pineapple brats one night, and they were amazing. I put mine over a salad. We had cheesy rice and corn on the cob, too!

While scrolling Facebook one day, I came across buffalo chicken enchiladas and just HAD to make them! They were SO tasty!!

That same night, my sister-in-law and I made double chocolate avacado muffins. Even my husband loved these, which is rare with my healthy desserts.

We did Chinese takeout one night because all of us were craving it. I love that they offer healthy options!

This yummy bowl was from a place called Chop 5! You can make salads or grain bowls. I chose brown rice with lots of tasty toppings! K loved her kids sized bowl with quinoa, cheese, and egg!

That’s all for food today!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all you amazing mammas out there!

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Friday-This Week In Dinners And Baking

Hello and happy Friday, all! I am looking forward to a weekend with my little family. I hope to get baby K’s pool out, play with bubbles, and take a lot of walks.

K has been SO energetic lately, and is becoming more of a toddler every day. I love her personality! I can’t wait to get her back to gym class with her buddies. Her curly hair is the best. I try to put it in a pony, but she always pulls it out. Haha!

Anyway, let’s talk food. My sister-in-law and I watch a lot of Nailed It, and decided to make cake pops. They aren’t the prettiest, but sure do taste good! I’ve had them with my coffee the past few days.

We had so much fun making these! We didn’t have mini chocolate chips, but will definitely add those next time. The recipe was for a healthier version!

As far as dinners go, we have been eating very well! Here are some favorites..

Cast iron chicken, coleslaw, and cauliflower mac cheese!

My mom came for a social distance walk with me and baby K. We had Northstar Cafe in between our walks, and I had the veggie burger with broccoli and peanut sauce! It was delicious!!!

Roast on an English muffin and sweet potatoes!

I also have done a couple loaded salads, and have been filling up on lots of fresh fruit! Yum!!

Also, another favorite snack lately is plain greek yogurt with a touch of honey, fruit, and sea salt dark chocolate granola.

We are definitely loving our food lately!!

That is all for today’s update. Have a wonderful weekend, and stay healthy!

With love,

Carly

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Healthy Coconut Crust Cheesecake

Hello, everyone! I am halfway through my spring break and have been trying to relax, but keep busy enough not to be bored. I have had doctor’s appointments, seen friends, cleaned (a lot), and made tasty food!

This morning, I decided to tweak a recipe I make often and try out a new flavor and man did it turn out well!

A while ago, I found a recipe for a tart crust and it has been a staple for so many recipes. It is made with dates and cashews. Ummm SO easy and SO tasty!! For this recipe, I used coconut flavored cashews and it was delicious.

FOR THE CRUST:

*15 dates pitted and soaked until soft

*1 1/5 cups of coconut cashews.

CRUST DIRECTIONS:
*Using a high powered blender (or food processor), blend the dates and cashews thoroughly.

*Form crust into a round pan and place in the fridge until slightly hardened

    FOR THE CHEESECAKE (I make my filling by the slice, so if you do the whole thing adjust accordingly)

    *2 heaping TBSP of vanilla greek yogurt

    *1 TBSP of greek yogurt cream cheese

    *any toppings you like (I used bananas and melted dark chocolate)

    DIRECTIONS:

    *Mix cream cheese and greek yogurt until fully combined

    *Top crust with cheesecake mixture and top with desired toppings

    Dig in!!

    Hope you enjoy!

    With love,

    Carly

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    6 Ingredient Skinny Cheesecake And Days 6 And 7 of the B and W Photo Challenge 

    Hey there, everyone! I hope your week is treating you well!! Mine has been okay, but I sure am ready for the weekend. 

    Let’s talk cheesecake. I have always loved cheesecake. It is quite possibly my favorite dessert! I do not, however, enjoy the calories. I decided to make a healthier version on Thanksgiving and it was a hit! My brother-in-laws asked me to make it for all of our family functions. Healthy, easy, and delicious is a win in my book!

    I found the crust recipe on Pinterest last year and it has been a staple for me. The filling I just threw together one day and loved it!!

    INGREDIENTS:

    For the crust:

    • 15 dates, soaked in warm water for about 15 minutes, then pitted
    • 1 and 1/2 cups of cashews

    For the filling:

    • 1 container of vanilla greek yogurt 
    • 8 ounces of greek yogurt cream cheese 
    • 1/4 cup of truvia or sweetener of choice
    • Fruit for topping 

      DIRECTIONS:

      1. Make the crust by mixing together the dates and cashews in a food processor or high speed blender (I used my ninja)
      2. Press the crust into a round pie dish
      3. Place crust in the fridge while you make the filling 
      4. In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, cream cheese, and sweetner of choice 
      5. Remove crust from the fridge and put the filling inside 
      6. Top with fruit of choice 
      7. Cover and store in fridge until you are ready to serve 

      I hope you enjoy!

      To change the subject…

      I was challenged to do the black and white photo challenge (rules on my previous posts) and here are the final pictures:

      Day 6

        Day 7

        I hope you guys have a wonderful rest of your day!

        With love,

        Carly