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Snacks

Oatmeal Pecan Scotcheroos

August 15, 2014 duchessoffork 0

When I met The Duke, I wasn’t really into sweets. Sure, I thought cookies, cakes, and candies tasted fine, but I never craved them. I’d bake for my college roommates without even sampling the cookie dough. What sane person does that? Passing up perfectly delicious …

Simple Corn Salsa

August 4, 2014 duchessoffork 3

If you’ve been reading my blog for even 5 minutes, you know that we LOVE Mexican food around here. The four of us could eat it morning, noon, and night. Julia could eat an entire bowl of queso dip in one sitting if we’d let her. Heck, I could, too. You’ll fi …

White Summer Sangria

July 7, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been having lots of fun in the kitchen lately, acting as mixologist. I’m not a huge drinker, but I do love a good glass of wine (er, champagne) or a fun cocktail on the weekends. We recently had company over for a summer cookout, so I went to work behind our …

Weight Watchers Snack Ideas

March 12, 2014 duchessoffork 7

One of my biggest struggles when I started Weight Watchers, and all through my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge, and even still today, is snacking. Ever since starting my weight-loss journey 8 years ago, I’ve strived to keep to the simple mantra of “eat when hungry, stop …

Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas

January 29, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been trying to flex my creative muscle in the snack department lately. Peanut butter and nuts are my go-to snacks, but my servings of them have gotten way out of hand. I used my challenge to get out of certain food ruts and have enjoyed snacking on different combin …

Banana Fro Yo {A Healthy Dessert!}

January 22, 2014 duchessoffork 4

I have become obsessed with banana fro yo. OBSESSED I make it multiple times a week and still can’t get enough. Even though I’ve cleaned up my diet, I still crave something sweet after dinner. Banana fro yo is the perfect sweet nightcap and only requires TWO ingre …

Kid-Approved Strawberry Banana Muffins

January 14, 2014 duchessoffork 4

It’s strawberry season here in Florida! Florida strawberries are the best on earth. If you ever have a chance to try Plant City strawberries, take it. Plant City pumps out the most red, juicy, and sweet berries you’ve ever tasted. Julia and I decided to make good …

Day 16 {Honey Nut Snack Mix}

October 16, 2013 duchessoffork 0

Julia and I made the easiest snack mix the other morning! She and her sweet friend Audrie loved munching on the ingredients while I threw everything together. These girls are only two weeks apart in age and are just the best little buddies. We used to live in Audrie’s n …

Day 14 {The Lunch Bunch}

October 14, 2013 duchessoffork 3

One aspect of Julia’s eating where I really struggle is lunch. I seem to get in a rut of things that I can quickly prepare that I know she’ll eat. I know this isn’t the greatest approach if I want her to remain adventurous with food, so I’m trying to b …

Day 12 {Butterfly Snack Packs}

October 13, 2013 duchessoffork 0

For Day 12 of 31 Days of Cooking with my Kids, I’m showing you these easy and fun butterfly snack packs. I actually made these while volunteering at a Boys and Girls Club event recently and the kids went crazy for them! What you’ll need: snack size ziplocks small …