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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?

Easy Morning Glory Muffins

Super easy and delicious Morning Glory Muffins happyfitmama.com

Earlier this year, my son announced that he does not like sandwiches. Okay…That’s fine and all but sandwiches are what he always wanted packed in his lunch for school. Now what does he want to eat? And so began my search for a sandwich replacement.

Cheese and crackers. Wraps. Those worked for a bit until he grew tired of those. Or he would only eat part of it because he ran out of time. Apparently, both of my kid’s like to talk more than eat. We have conquered multi-tasking yet.

And then I had a brilliant idea – muffins. Small, easy to eat and the perfect vessel for good for you nutrients.

Ding, ding, ding – we have a winner!

Morning Glory Muffins have now become a weekly staple in our house. Every Sunday, I mix up a batch. I’ve been making these for months. I’m not sure why it took me so long to share the recipe here. Today is your lucky day!

My daughter has also got on the muffin for lunch bandwagon. I feel good about packing these muffins for lunch – They are gluten-free (if using gluten free oats), free of refined sugar and have veggies inside. It’s a winning recipe for everyone!

Morning Glory Muffins happyfitmama.com

And they are not just for kids! I’ve been enjoying a muffin crumbled up in Greek yogurt and fruit for breakfast. Or it’s the perfect mid-morning snack when I’m in between patients at work.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Easy Morning Glory Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ C milk of your choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 medium bananas (peeled and cut up into chunks)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tb nut butter (I've used almond and peanut butter with delicious results)
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ C Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 2¼ C Old Fashioned Oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (gluten free if needed)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated and squeezed dry (approx. 1.5 - 2 cups)
  • 1 Cup shredded carrots
  • ½ C raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease muffin tin cavities with coconut oil.
  3. In food processor, blend ingredients through coconut sugar.
  4. Stop food processor and add ingredients through ginger. Blend till just combined.
  5. Stir in zucchini, carrots and raisins.
  6. Fill muffin tin ¾ full with an ice cream scoop.
  7. Place in oven and bake 20 - 22 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool 10 -15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Muffins will keep in a sealed container for 1 week in the fridge.

When you toss everything into the food processor to mix up, it really does make it super easy. If you didn’t like raisins, you could easily add dried cranberries or any other dried fruit of your choice. And of course, chocolate chips is always a good idea too.

Try these gluten free and refined sugar free Morning Glory Muffins. It's the perfect recipe for the whole family. happyfitmama.com

Looking for more muffin recipes? Try one of the many in my recipe page.

Linking up with Meatless Monday.

Do you like sandwiches? Absolutely!

Do you like to eat the same thing for lunch everyday? I don’t. I usually end up grabbing leftovers or making an everything but the kitchen sink salad.