Whether you’ve resolved to get healthier for the New Year, or you just want to start eating healthier overall, you might be wondering how to ditch the junk food and jumpstart those healthy eating habits!
Today I’m sharing some tips that will help you make better smoothie bowls; you know, the type you can eat with a spoon!
Check out the video below to see how they are made:
If you don’t know what a smoothie bowl is, you are not alone. A year ago, when my smoothies were super thick, the kind that did not sip through a straw well, I either reblended the smoothie with a little more liquid or poured it into my cup and waited until the thick mixture would melt a little until my straw and my lungs could handle the sip.
Until, one day, I saw on Instagram what looked like fruit bowls but bloggers were calling it “smoothie bowls” instead. What is this thing people call smoothie bowls anyway?
Well, apparently it’s this huge trend of making smoothies extra thick and topping it with all sorts of goodies, and then you eat it with a spoon. And if you know me, you know I LOVE toppings. Toppings are my thing!
After finding out the ins and outs of smoothie bowl making with many runny failures along the way, the video you watched above are my tips to making better smoothie bowls that can be eaten with a spoon.
So what do you think? Are smoothie bowls something your family would like, or, do you enjoy making traditional smoothies? Let me know!
Do you need a healthy snack option in your kids’ lunchbox and are tired of buying the same overpriced snack bars over and over again at the grocery? You will love this recipe. These chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are a copy cat recipe for the very popular store-bought ones.
Are you looking for tips and tricks to make meal prep easier and save time during the week? In today’s video I’m going to show you how I take a weekly meal plan and prep some of the ingredients and meals ahead of time to make eating fresh meals all week long possible!
The hour of prep time today will save you about five or more hours of prep, cooking, and cleanup time throughout the week! I don’t know about you, but I rather do all the messy work at once.
As you saw in the video, I’ll be making a slow cooker chicken noodle soup, butternut squash and chickpea tacos, my family’s favorite skillet lasagna, pancakes + eggs + and fruit salad for breakfast night, and we are also having movie and pizza night for the kids Friday!
Tip #1: Print out your meal plan.
Having all the recipes on hand and ready will allow you to see where similar ingredients will be used so you can cook them at the same time. Reading every recipe through at least once and making any necessary notes on the side will save you lots of time. And, if you have limited counter space, tackle one or two similar recipes at once.
Tip #2: Freeze what you can.
Your freezer is your friend! You can prep meals for later on the week and simply freezing the ingredients in a ready-to-cook way. Cooked pasta, rice, slow cooker meals, soups, stock, stir-fry ingredients, breakfast items like pancakes and waffles can all be frozen for example.
Tip #3: Cook once, eat twice.
Whether you roast your own chicken or purchase it roasted from the grocery store, taking a single ingredient and incorporating it into several meals will save you lots of time.
This week, I used a roasted chicken for the slow cooker chicken noodle soup and the other half for healthy lunches.
If your meal plan includes pasta or rice dishes, cook them ahead of time and refrigerate them for up to 3 days. Otherwise, freeze them for later use as mentioned in tip #2.
Cooking pasta and rice will shave a good 20-40 minutes, and they also make a terrific base for quick and easy school and office lunches.
Other Ways I like to save time is by prepping lunches at once. Or, using a single ingredient and making 5 different lunches throughout the week. Creating a theme for the week is a terrific idea and also helps use up any ingredients you might have in the fridge.
Here is a playlist with quick videos on how I make 5 different lunches with hard-boiled eggs, hummus, turkey, chicken salad, egg salad & more.
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