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1-Ingredient Watermelon Icee

Cool off this summer with a Watermelon Icee! You only need one ingredient for this fun frozen treat that the kids will love on a hot day. (gluten-free, grain-free, vegan/vegetarian, and paleo)

Cool off this summer with a Watermelon Icee! You only need one ingredient for this fun frozen treat that the kids will love on a hot day. (gluten-free, grain-free, vegan/vegetarian, and paleo)

Is there anything better than juicy watermelon in the summer? My kids and I look forward to this time of year so we can dig into a big bowl of watermelon on hot days by the pools. I don’t think there’s any other fruit more juicy and refreshing!

We love making this Real Homemade Icee in the summer, so I wanted to try something similar with watermelon. The result? A naturally sweet, delicious treat similar to an icee or a slushy. The best part is that you only need one ingredient: frozen watermelon! Oh, and water – but that doesn’t count. ;)

I also love this recipe because there’s no added sugar, just fruit. I always try to give my kids treats that are tasty but also healthy. This easy watermelon icee is definitely one of our go-to snacks for the summer!

After making the watermelon icee, you’ll want to serve immediately as it will melt. IF you have leftovers (which we never do), you can return the extra mixture to an airtight container and store it in the freezer. When you want to enjoy it, just pop it out for about 5 minutes to thaw. Then dig in!

1-Ingredient Watermelon Icee
 
Cool off this summer with a Watermelon Icee! You only need one ingredient for this fun frozen treat that the kids will love on a hot day.
Author:
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks and frozen
  • ½-1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender, place the frozen watermelon and ½ cup water. Blend until the watermelon becomes a slushy texture, slowly adding more water if needed.
  2. Serve immediately, or return to the freezer for enjoying later.
 

8 Healthy BBQ Recipes

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They’re fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

One of my favorite parts of summer is having family & friends over to enjoy good food and each other’s company. I’m a true entertainer at heart! I love to serve up delicious eats and spend time with the ones I love. There is no better time of the year to do this than summer – the weather is beautiful, the food is fresh, the kids are out of school, and everything is just better. Agreed?

We like to use our outdoor kitchen as much as possible during the summer, so having a ton of recipes to make on the grill is important. We always grill fresh zucchini and skewers, but I wanted to get some more ideas when it came to healthy BBQ recipes so my guests will really be impressed.

All of these recipes will help you enjoy all of the flavors and recipes you love about BBQ parties, but lightened up! Yes, you can still enjoy delicious BBQ food and still be healthy. These recipes are full of fresh vegetables, clean protein, and lots of flavor.

Let us know which of these healthy BBQ recipes you get to make this summer! What’s your favorite BBQ party dish to serve or bring?

1. Perfect Grilled Skewers & Kabobs

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

2. Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

3. BLT Pasta Salad from Life in the Lofthouse

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

4. Vegan & Gluten-free Sweet Potato Sliders from Emilie Eats

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

5. Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn from The Cookie Rookie

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

6. BBQ Banana S’Mores from The Typical Mom

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

7. Pineapple Salsa from The Gunny Sack

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

8. Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon from Natasha’s Kitchen

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl from 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. 

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

I’m so excited to share this smoothie bowl recipe with you for a couple reasons! First, you know how much I love chocolate, especially paired with peanut butter. Is there a combination more delicious? I think not! My kids can never say no – and neither can I. ;)

Second, this recipe is from my friend Alison Lewis’ book 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes. Yes, 200 recipes! Smoothies are a great way to pack in lots of fruits and veggies in your family’s diet, and smoothie bowls make them even more fun. They’re super creamy, and you can top them with all your favorite toppings. A great interactive meal for kids!

The big difference between a normal smoothie and a smoothie bowl is the texture. You want your smoothie bowl to be super thick – almost like soft-serve ice cream! Between the thick texture and the chocolate-peanut buttery deliciousness, this peanut butter cup smoothie bowl will have you thinking you’re enjoy dessert for breakfast.

200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes has every smoothie recipe you can think of, from kid-friendly recipes, green creations, dessert bowls, and even coffee and tea bowls for those of us that need our caffeine. Some of the recipes include Upside Down Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl, Green Coconut Smoothie Bowl, and Peach Paradise Smoothie Bowl. Can you say YUM?!

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Smoothie bowls couldn’t be simpler to make. All you have to do is throw your ingredients in a blender, blend, and pour into bowl. You could even prep some DIY smoothie freezer packs ahead of time! Of course, I’d argue that the best part of a smoothie bowl is the toppings. The possibilities are endless! For this peanut butter cup smoothie bowl, we love banana, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and a touch of extra cocoa powder. I can never say no to more chocolate!

All of the recipes in 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes are great for breakfast or snacking, and I know your kids will love them. Be sure to get your copy on Amazon!

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl
 
Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. From 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes by Alison Lewis.
Author:
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup sweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into pieces (if necessary)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Suggested Toppings: Unsweetened cocoa powder, sliced banana, mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In blender, combine almond milk, cocoa powder, banana, peanut butter and ice. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable-speed blender) until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl or bowls and top with any of the suggested toppings, as desired.
 

8 Healthy Lunches for Summer Camp

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

Just because school is out doesn’t mean I’m not packing lunches anymore! My kids just started summer camp yesterday, which they are so excited about. Between lunches for the kids, my office lunch, and my husband’s lunch, we’re still hard at work in our kitchen packing healthy lunches.

Do your kids go to summer camp? Mine always look forward to seeing their friends and enjoying the outdoors. I know days at summer camp can be long and exhausting, so I want to make sure they have a nutritious lunch and snacks packed to keep them energized.

All of these recipes will fill them up with the nutrition they need for long days in the sun. From sandwiches to wraps to bowls, there’s a recipe in here that your kids will love. They’re all super easy to prepare ahead of time and pack in a lunch box.

Enjoy these delicious recipes, and let us know what you pack for your kids’ summer camp lunches!

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

1. Avocado, Bacon & Cheese Pinwheels

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

2. Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

3. Lunchbox Burrito Bowls

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

4. Greek Chicken Flatbreads

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

5. Southwest Quinoa

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

6. Turkey & Cheese Sushi on a Stick

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

7. Teriyaki Chicken Lunch Bowls

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

8. Mini Pizza Quiches

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

Full of juicy berries, this Triple Berry Smoothie is the perfect nutritious breakfast to start you and your kids' day! It's fruity, creamy, and packed with nutrition.

Triple Berry Smoothie

Full of juicy berries, this Triple Berry Smoothie is the perfect nutritious breakfast to start you and your kids’ day! It’s fruity, creamy, and packed with nutrition.

Full of juicy berries, this Triple Berry Smoothie is the perfect nutritious breakfast to start you and your kids' day! It's fruity, creamy, and packed with nutrition.

One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh berries available. Especially here in Louisiana, where locally grown strawberries are ruby red and juicier than any fruit you’ll ever try. It makes me even more thankful to live in a place with such tasty food!

Since summer is basically just a time for me to figure out how to eat the most amount of berries I possibly can, I have to get creative with recipes. My favorite? Smoothies! I love freezing fresh berries and throwing them in the blender for creamy, refreshing smoothies.

This Triple Berry Smoothie is one of our favorites right now! Berries are a great source of antioxidants, so we have three types of berries in here for the nutrition punch. And the tastiness. :) Greek yogurt adds protein and creaminess, and you can even add a handful of spinach for extra nutrients.

You and your kids will love this refreshing Triple Berry Smoothie for breakfast or a snack on warm summer days!

Triple Berry Smoothie
 
Prep time
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Author:
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup blueberries, frozen
  • ¼ cup strawberries, frozen
  • ¼ cup raspberries, frozen
  • Handful of spinach (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid if necessary.
 

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