Summer Berry, Almond + Avocado Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette


For some reason I thought it was a great idea to clump a lot of traveling together-- a 16 hour road trip to Colorado, a quick two day trip to Santa Cruz,  followed by red-eye flights from coast to coast.  All while 7 months pregnant :)  Excuse me if I'm slightly crabby, emotional, and whiny.   It's only because I'm tired.  And 7 months pregnant.  Oh, and I think … [Read more...]

Patriotic Berry Coconut Pops


These Red, White & Blue Berry Coconut Pops are the perfect treat for the 4th of July! Made with coconut milk and berries, these festive pops are healthy too!  My first homemade batch of popsicles of the summer.  And conveniently, they are perfect for the 4th of July!  Red and blue berries bursting in a creamy, coconut milk popsicle- sweetened with just a little honey and … [Read more...]

Mango Chicken Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

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This salad reminds me of the short time we spent in San Juan back in February.  We had an afternoon before our cruise ship departed just to walk around the town.   We wandered into an open courtyard area where there were a few giant mango trees and two men using these long stick-like hooks to pull the mangos down from the trees. One of the gentlemen picked a few for us and we sat and … [Read more...]

Orange Cranberry Superfood Salad {with Orange-Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette}

Happy Monday friends! Only four more days of hotel living! I'm anxious to get back into a normal eating routine of prepping and cooking my own meals. I've been "vacation eating" for the last ten days and I think my body hates me.   Last week however,  I made this super simple, superfood salad for lunch because I was just craving something green, something clean!  After hitting … [Read more...]

Strawberry Banana Green Sunrise Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Green Sunrise Smoothie || Sweet Treats and More

Life lately has consisted of lots of early mornings thanks to my 20 month old who won't sleep in past six am!  To think I used to wake up at five every morning to exercise boggles me.  The thought actually makes me a little nauseous.  And I looked forward to it?  What happened to that girl?   One thing I do look forward to when I wake up that early now is breakfast. … [Read more...]

Frosty Fruit Soda

Frosty Fruit Soda || Sweet Treats and More

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We spent a week in Colorado at my in-laws' house and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with both of mine and Brett's parents-- one of the benefits to both of our parents living in Colorado!  Plus our parents actually get, really well.  And sometimes hang out without us.  We love makes the whole in-law thing a … [Read more...]

Simple Patriotic Quinoa Salad

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Merry Mondays & Sugared Cranberries

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  I'm participating in the Christmas Blog Extravaganza, Merry Mondays, that the girls over at Claire Cooks and Greens and Chocolate are hosting. Go check it out!   I had just bookmarked these Sugared Cranberries when I found out the first Merry Monday ingredient was Cranberries.  Perfect!  Or so I thought.    I made the mistake of using regular sugar for the … [Read more...]