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Coconut Apricot Bites

Try these Coconut Apricot Bites for an easy 4 ingredient snack that's nutritious and delicious.  happyfitmama.com

At the beginning of the year, I came up with the brilliant idea to go back and clean up old posts with better pictures, pinnable images, fix broken links, etc.  My hope was to try to update a recipe and/or workout at least once a month.

I did one and forgot about that goal.

Until today!

Yesterday it was a rainy, miserable day. We were stuck inside so it was the perfect time for meal and snack prep for the week. I wanted to make something that I hadn’t made it awhile. While browsing my Recipe tab, I stumbled upon my Coconut Apricot Bites.

Bingo!

With 4 ingredients, all you need to do is dump, blend and roll to a delicious snack for the whole family. Dump, blend and roll – that’s pretty much my life philosophy.

Try these gluten free, vegan, no bake Coconut Apricot Bites for a nutrtitious snack. happyfitmama.comThe kids have already requested bites for their school snacks this week. Of course they were waiting (im)patiently as I rolled each bite. And then they proceeded to steal 2 or 6. I don’t blame them at all for sneaking bites. A few landed in my mouth too. For quality control testing purposes of course.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Coconut Apricot Bites
 
Ingredients
  • ½ C Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • ½ C Unsulfured Dried Apricots
  • ½ C Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend till evenly combined and sticky.
  3. Roll bites into ball size of your choice.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Coconut Apricot Bites | happyfitmama.com

I’m not even a huge coconut fan and I love these bites. Why haven’t I made them in so long? And oddly enough, the recipe I updated back in January was my Coconut Banana Muffins. For someone who doesn’t like coconut, I sure make a lot of recipes with it!

Linking up for Meatless Monday.

How was your weekend?

Coconut – yay or nay?

9 Blog Recipes I Make Every Week

I’m a creature of habit.

I eat a lot of the same things every single week. When I like something, I like it. A lot and rarely get tired of it. I almost always have oatmeal (even when it’s 80 degrees with 100% humidity) or a big bowl of Greek yogurt, granola and fresh fruit for breakfast. Lunch is usually an Everything But the Kitchen Sink Salad (the best kind!) or leftovers from dinner the night before. Dinner is when things change a bit. We almost always have a pizza or taco night. Even my kid’s know the awesomeness of Taco Tuesday. Snacks are the same – a variation of a Stonyfield yogurt or a homemade bar/muffin/bread.

Don’t get me wrong, I like to try new recipes from friends, Pinterest and my favorite foodie blogs. But I have my staples. My favorites. Some are recipes that I have shared on HFM. Some are not. If you have ever wondered if bloggers that share recipes actually make their own recipes, I am here to tell you that – Yes, I absolutely do! Sometimes I post a recipe and it becomes part of weekly meal plan or snack list. But sometimes I post something and I never make it again. It’s not because it didn’t taste good, it just didn’t make it into the rotation. It happens! Like I said, I like what I like. I was inspired by this recent post to share my own favorites.

Here are 9 blog recipes that I make every week (or almost every week).

Enjoy!

3 Ingredient Cookie Bites

3 ingredient cookie bites happyfitmama.com

This recipe is so simple and absolutely delicious. These are the perfect portable snacks for my kid’s lunches (and mine!), hiking or just to have in the fridge for a snack attack. Just a word of caution – they are very addicting. I recommend doubling the batch!

Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Mini Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Mini Muffins - happyfitmama.com

I make these muffins quite often. Sometimes it’s blueberry. Sometimes it’s mixed berry. Sometimes it’s chocolate chip. But they are always, always delicious. And always, always gobbled up quickly.

Coconut Banana Muffins

Enjoy a grain free Coconut Banana Muffin as a healthy snack or a breakfast on the go. happyfitmama.com

It’s a rare that we have brown bananas in our house. But when we do, banana bread or these muffins are a top priority. And it makes your house smell ahhh-mazing while they are baking.

Easy Morning Glory Muffins

Super easy and delicious Morning Glory Muffins happyfitmama.com

I have been making these every single week for the past 4 months as part of my kid’s lunches. One bowl, grain free, a dose of veggies and no refined sugar – definitely a winning recipe!

Super Power Smoothie Bowl

Super Power Smoothie Bowl | happyfitmama.com

Now that the weather is warming up, smoothie bowls are back in my life. The toppings are endless. And the best part is that it keeps me full for hours. Which to be honest, is really hard to do.

Roasted Corn Black Bean Soup

Roasted Corn Black Bean Soup 2 - happyfitmama.com

During the winter months, soup is a weekly standard. This recipe is a family favorite. It’s so easy to whip up on a busy weeknight to enjoy with some homemade cornbread.

4 Ingredient Pesto Zoodle Salad

Quick and easy Pesto Zoodle Salad happyfitmama.comI’m still on the Zoodles train and loving my spiralizer. In fact, this recipe is on my meal plan for this week but I’m adding shrimp to it. YUM!

Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls

A great recipe for a healthy version of a favorite take out food - Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls happyfitmama.com

This is one of Ron’s favorites. I love it too. It’s the perfect recipe that has the take out taste but is so much better for you. We sometimes make this the main meal or will pair it as an appetizer for Peanutty Noodle Chicken Stir Fry.

Kale Blueberry Superfood Salad

kale blueberry superfood salad 3 happyfitmama.com

This recipe is great all year ’round but is even better during the summer. Why? Fresh kale, cucumbers from the garden and wild blueberries make it 10x better. And don’t forget to massage your kale!

I’m linking up with Meatless Monday today.

Do you have certain foods or recipes that you eat every single week?

 

Key Lime Yogurt Parfaits

Try this Key Lime Yogurt Parfait for a healthy dose of protein and omega-3. happyfitmama.com
Disclosure: I’m a brand ambassador for Stonyfield Organics. I am compensated and receive product samples. All opinions are always my own.

 

I’ve got a delicious recipe for you today!

Most days of the week, you can find me eating oats for breakfast. But sometimes I like to get a little crazy and try something new. A big ol’ bowl of fruit, granola and yogurt has made it’s way into the rotation. Well, now there’s something new.

Key Lime Yogurt Parfaits.

But really, these are good anytime of the day. Not just for breakfast.

As part of my partnership with Stonyfield, I was sent some of the great products from Barlean’s. If you are not familiar with them, you should be. I’ve tried their Omega Swirls before and loved it. It’s the best way to get in your Omega-3 without any nasty fish burps. If you’ve taken fish oil supplements before, you know what I mean. We like fish in our family so we eat it at least once a week. Well, most of us do. My daughter is not a fan. The Fish Oil Omega Swirl is the perfect way for her (and all of us!) to get the Omegas that she needs.

Key Lime Yogurt Parfait is full of protein and omega-3 to keep you satisfied all morning long. happyfitmama.com

The whole family has enjoyed the Omega Swirls by the spoonful, swirled in oatmeal or mixed with yogurt. With yummy flavors like key lime, pomegranate, lemon and orange swirl, it tastes like dessert more than fish oil. And there is zip, zero, zilch fishy taste or after taste.

Each one tablespoon serving has 1,500 mg EPA/DHA. There’s no artificial flavors or colors, no sugar (sweetened naturally with Xylitol) and it’s gluten free and non-GMO.

Key Lime Yogurt Parfaits are a great source of protein and Omega-3 for the whole family. happyfitmama.com

5.0 from 2 reviews
Key Lime Yogurt Parfaits
 
Ingredients
  • 2 (5.3 oz size cups) Stonyfield Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Barlean's Key Lime Omega Swirl Fish Oil
  • Fresh lime juice (optional)
  • Crumble:
  • ¾ C raw cashews
  • ¾ C raw walnuts
  • 9 dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and then drained)
  • 1 Tbsp Barlean's Flax, Chia, Coconut Blend
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together Greek yogurt and Omega Swirl Fish Oil. If desired, you may add a teaspoon of fresh squeezed lime juice. Set aside.
  2. In food processor, place all crumble ingredients. Blend till combined and resembles a sticky crust.
  3. Assemble parfaits by scooping 2-4 large spoonfuls of crumble into a glass. Top with ⅔ of yogurt mixture followed with more crumble and a dollop of additional yogurt.

Depending on your hunger, this can make 2-4 parfaits. I filled my cups to the top for presentation sake. You can also add additional shredded coconut or bananas. The sky’s the limit!

In addition to the delicious Omega Swirls, Barlean’s has a wide variety of oils, super seed mixes (the Flax, Chia, Coconut Blend is our favorite!) and greens. Check it out – we all could use a little extra nutritional boost to our food.

I’m linking up with Meatless Monday, Foodie Friday and The Southern Plate.

How do you like to up the nutrition in your family’s food?