As you may know, I am a daycare provider. My job requires a lot of energy and stamina to keep up with the pace of a houseful of children and a 10-hour workday. I try to take good care of myself because when I am a better me, I am a better caregiver. It starts with my diet. Now, I'm a food blogger, so I do my share of splurging, but I also try to balance it out with healthier eating options, like eating plenty of fruits and veggies and choosing nutritious, wholesome foods. And when I feel the need to snack, I try to choose a healthy snack like ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple nutrition bar. During the work day when I am feeling little drained, I grab myself a bar to help reenergize and keep me going. Perfectly Simple is made with simple, wholesome ingredients that refuels and leaves me feeling good so that I can go on taking care of others. #FeelGooder
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Can you believe that Labor Day is only two weeks away? Already? The summer has flown by! In preparation for the big end of summer weekend, I am sharing a tasty and easy grill recipe that is perfect for any type of gathering.
These kabobs are my twist on potato salad. Never had potato salad on a stick? You should really try it! All the key elements of a chicken and pesto based potato salad are here: potatoes, a creamy base, onion, tomatoes, chicken, and pesto sauce. In keeping with the fuss-free nature of the dish, I opted to use jarred pesto sauce. If you want to take the time to make your own, knock yourself out and whip up a batch!
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
I used to eat whole belly clams when I was young. One of my parent's friends had a huge backyard clambake every summer, and every year we would attend. I whole-heartedly participated in the consumption of freshly steamed clams dipped in hot melted butter. The little bivalves were tender, buttery, and tasted like the sea. Those were the good old days when I was oblivious to the world of biology.
Enter freshman year of high school.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
I wonder how many of you have been successful at maintaining your summer weight. Hopefully, you have obtained better results than me. I have not been able to, nor have I tried very hard to lose a few vanity pounds this summer. Making food for this blog has not helped with the situation one iota. These cookies, for example, are fantastic but are certainly not calorie-free. But when chewy homemade cookies with milk chocolate toffee bits, white chocolate, and salted cashews are sitting on my countertop, it is pretty hard to resist! And a girl's gotta eat...