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Toddler Cookies

Toddler Cookies

Today is all about the little ones. They need tasty snacks too, right?! I’ve told you guys how my toddler is really picky. I never know if she is going to eat what I make her and about 90% of the time, she just wants to be on the run and sitting down for a meal or snack is just not a priority for her. Enter these little toddler cookies!

Toddler Cookies

These cookies are packed with lots of good stuff like oats, almond butter, applesauce, honey, and even chia seeds! I call these toddler cookies, but I have to admit that even I enjoy grabbing one for a quick and healthy snack! I do want to note these cookies have more of a muffin-like texture than your normal cookie recipe. You can also add in dried fruits or nuts if you want, whatever your little ones would like!

Toddler Cookies

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

Is it possible to eat dessert for breakfast? You may be thinking no way, but I’m saying yessssssss way! Today’s breakfast? Brownie batter!

I’m not sure there is anything better than brownie batter, honestly. Yeah, yeah, it has raw egg, blah, blah, blah, whatever. It’s freaking delicious. Totally worth the risk, am I right? But, okay, I guess it’s not appropriate for breakfast. This must be changed!

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

Take out most of the sugar and add oats and voila! We’ve got a perfectly acceptable breakfast AND it tastes like a bowl of brownie batter! If you’ve never tried overnight oats, I suggest you try them right now. They are so simple, you literally just stir some ingredients together, cover and chill overnight and they are ready for you in the morning!

These Brownie Batter Oats are rich and chocolately, but also healthy. I use plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, and sweeten with agave or other natural sweeteners. The worst part is the chocolate chips, but they are a must for me! You can really use whatever kind of milk, yogurt, or sweetener you prefer. Overnight oats are basically impossible to screw up! So, yes, you can eat brownies for breakfast!

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Creamy Avocado Pasta

If there was some sort of avocado fan club that I could join like ASAP, I’d like to join. There HAS to be an avocado fan page, right? I’m not sure there is anything more satisfying then cutting into a perfectly ripe avocado. I adore everything about avocados! They are so creamy and delicious. Yeah, sure, you can mash it up and serve it with tortilla chips, or over toast, or in a taco, but did you know avocados can make the perfect pasta sauce too?!

Creamy Avocado Pasta

First, this sauce is ridiculously easy. There is no cooking required, you just blend everything up in a food processor and toss with the cooked pasta and you are done! This dish is ready in just about 20 minutes or less. The avocado sauce is beyond creamy and it’s all thanks to the avocado. There is no heavy cream needed here! To give the sauce an even bolder green color, I also tossed in some spinach and basil, and hey, that makes it even healthier, right?

I love this pasta as is just with some shaved Parmesan on top, but you can easily add in veggies or chicken or shrimp if you want to beef it up more.

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Strawberry Mango Salsa

Strawberry Mango Salsa

It’s May. Summer is almost here, well, not really, but once May hits, it sure feels like summer is near. I’m ready to stuff my face with homemade salsa. And this Strawberry Mango Salsa that I’m sharing with you guys today is pretty simple to make, but it’s so addicting and fresh and wonderful! So, basically, it’s everything salsa should be! This salsa just makes me happy. It’s so bright and colorful. Who wouldn’t want to dig into this? A crazy person, that’s who!

Strawberry Mango Salsa

I adore the sweetness of the mango and strawberry paired with the heat of the jalapeno. This salsa is also pretty versatile. You can serve it with chips (obviously), but it’s also the perfect topping for grilled chicken or fish! You could also spoon it into tacos! It truly is the best way to elevate any dinner or snack!

Strawberry Mango Salsa

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

I have to say that the slow cooker is truly one of my most favorite kitchen appliances. Maybe even more so than my stand mixer (*GASP*! I KNOW), but I mostly say that because I don’t consider myself to be a big baker. ANYWAY, the slow cooker is your best friend forever. It’s always there to save you from having to do a lot of prep work or the dreaded debate of figuring out what to make for dinner at 5pm because BAM! It’s already cooking dinner for you! And even better, most slow cooker recipes just require a few ingredients!

This BBQ Chicken is no exception. All you need is well…chicken, BBQ sauce, and a couple of spices and that’s it! Gotta love it! I’m not normally a fan of BBQ sauce, to be honest, but for some reason, I can totally get down with shredded BBQ chicken. I think BBQ chicken is a good dish for summer parties and such. A lot of people tend to pull out the slow cooker in the colder months, but it’s so great for summer dishes too! First, it’s easy to make a huge batch. Second, You can serve this chicken on buns or just as is with some classic macaroni salad or potato salad. See? It makes total sense, right?!

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s Monday. I’m not sure how the weekend is already gone, but it is and that means it is time for cookies. Cookies make every day better, don’t you think?

What is your perfect chocolate chip cookie? Do you like them thin and crispy or thick and chewy? I’m firmly team thick, soft, and chewy. Everybody needs a solid chocolate chip cookie recipe in their arsenal. It’s a must in life. And this is the perfect recipe for you!

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

So what makes this recipe so great? First, I use a higher ratio of brown sugar to granulated sugar. The extra brown sugar makes the cookies softer and chewier! My second tip for making amazing chocolate chip cookies is to chill your dough! Chilling the dough helps the dough firm up so when the cookies bake, the dough will spread less, which will give you a nice, thick cookie.

I’d take a batch of these cookies warm out the oven over any other dessert any day of the week. They are slightly crispy around the edges and so soft and gooey on the inside. They are so dreamy! This is the best and only chocolate chip cookie recipe you will ever need for you and your loved ones!

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies