Nakd Bars Review

Howdy Y’all! I hope you are all having a great “spring”! (I put that in quotes because we got almost 5 inches of snow last Monday… not what I would call spring weather!)

Today I have a fun bar review for you!

Natural Balanced Foods sent me some of their Healthy Cereal Bars to try out!

“Eat Nākd bars are a great way to eat nutritious, healthy food without compromising on taste!  Our snack bars are made from yummy natural ingredients such as fruits and nuts which are ‘smooshed’ together for you into a handy bar.  Gluten, wheat and dairy free, with no added sugars or hidden extras. Get Eat Nakd today!”

(I stole the above from their website)


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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels sprouts are the bomb. If you claim you “don’t like them” I don’t know if we can be friends. (JUST KIDDING. Kind of.)

Yesterday, I had the frittata for breakfast (a 10:30am breakfast…) and I was full for forever! Which was kind of nice, because on my days off I tend to eat all the food. I had a bowl of cereal at around 3:30, and when 6:30 came around I wondered if I should start getting dinner ready.

But I wasn’t really hungry. I knew I should eat though, I don’t know why thats just how my brain works.

I decided on something that wouldn’t be too filling- I didn’t want that uncomfortable full stomach later on.

I thought about a salad, but I wanted something warm since it’s like a bazillion degrees below zero outside. I had taken some brussels sprouts out of the freezer earlier this week because I wanted to eat them, so I decided to sauté them for a start.

Then, I made a salad with romaine lettuce, red bell pepper, and grape tomatoes to use as a base. The dressing was the star though!

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Lazy Day Frittata

Lazy day indeed! They called a 2 hour delay at school last night, and I woke up to this-
I live about 45 minutes North of where I work, (School here was canceled!) So I was desperately hoping they would call off school farther south too, and they did!

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Metallic Shoe DIY

This time of year is my favorite. Not just for the holidays, or the weather, or the Christmas decorations. But because it’s when all things sparkly and glittery come out. Shoes. Dresses. EVERYTHING.

Unfortunately, I can’t buy all the sparkles, because I’d have no place to wear them. And while there is always room for a few glittery things in your closet, sometimes I just want something a little toned down that will work for more than just a few occasions.

Example: I bought these shoes for a friends wedding. She said I could wear any kind of shoe, as long as it was silver, so I went for the glitziest thing I could find.


I have worn them once.

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Summer Berry Floats

If you follow me in Instagram, (which you do, right?) then you know I’ve been drooling over this photo. It looks like the perfect summer cool down drink!

Although I know Martha can do no wrong (with food, you guys.) I had to change up the recipe a little bit of course!

I was inspired to change this up and make it my own by the Vegas Uncork’d event at the Aria Resort & Casino. I’ve never been to Las Vegas, but I’ve definitly always wanted to go, and not even for the gambling, but for the food and drink!


Don’t these look like the perfect drink to sip on a hot day?

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Bars

While the name for this dessert may not be literal, it is definitly one of the more customizable dessert recipes I have, and you can really add whatever you want!

I used to make these when I was in middle school when I used to make the snacks for my church on Sundays, and they were a major hit! After the first week I made sure to bring some photocopies of the recipe with me every time I made them, because so many people asked. I was amazed when I visited once I had graduated from college and that same recipe was pinned up on the bulletin board in the church kitchen!


Can you tell I had a little too much fun on I normally use my iPhone to take my photos, so anything I can do to make them look a little better is ok in my book!

Like I mentioned earlier, these are completely customizable! You can make them vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, however you want! You can do everything homemade, or you can go the quick and convenient route and buy some of your ingredients already made!

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Guacamole Bites

When I was student teaching or working during the day, I always wanted a lunch that was easy to eat, and didn’t require any extra prep/assembly during my lunch break. But now that It’s my summer vacation, I don’t mind spending a few extra minutes preparing my lunch. But only a few.

That’s where these guacamole bites come in! They are not extra fancy, and to be honest, guacamole never looks very good in a photograph. I’m also positive that I’m not the first person to discover this idea, but it was fun, easy, and delicious, so I wanted to share it.


Nachos are on the dinner menu this week, so I bought an extra avocado to eat with my lunches. (Nachos are my favorite. Nachos with guacamole are my super favorite.)

I feel stupid even posting a recipe or how to make these. You just slice some cucumber, slather it with guacamole, and top it with a slice of cherry tomato. I wanted to sprinkle some green onion on it as well, but I was too lazy for that. But never to lazy to make guacamole.

I won’t claim that my guacamole is outstanding (I know someone who mentions they make THE BEST guacamole every time someone mentions the word avocado). I just mash up half an avocado, a little lime juice, and then some spices. Salt, pepper, chili powder, and garlic. If I want my guac to be fancy I’ll mince up some red onion, tomato, and jalapeño and mix it in, but I was really just into the avocado today.

You could make this even easier by using your favorite brand of store bought guacamole as well!


I ate this with a mixed green salad and some leftover steamed edamame. Perfect lunch!

What have your lunch cravings been lately?