5 Minute Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (an egg free, no cook recipe)

July 2nd, 2015

5 Minute Ice Cream with only four ingredients! You'll be shocked by how good this stuff is with so little effort! | Back To The book Nutrition

Nothing says summer like homemade vanilla ice cream! Occasionally I’ll get a craving for a bowl of good, old fashioned homemade vanilla – especially when July and August roll around with triple digit temperatures. But then I remember that the ice cream maker bowl has to be frozen 24 hours in advance. Then there’s cooking the […]

Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles for 4th of July

June 29th, 2015

Healthy and refreshing red, white, and blue popsicles made from just coconut water and fresh berries - perfect for the 4th of July! | Back To The Book Nutrition

  With July fourth coming up, I’m excited to share these easy, healthy, and super festive Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles with you! Plus, I’ll tell you  how to pick the best coconut water (including my top 3 favorite brands), and which ones to avoid!   Easy Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles It’s no […]

All Natural Mango Lemonade (refined sugar free)

June 23rd, 2015

All Natural Mango Lemonade | Back To The Book Nutrition

Yesterday, the kids and I spontaneously hit up a local splash pad with some friends. It was lots of fun for all of us, but we arrived back home tired, hot, and in serious need of an ice cold summer drink. I pulled a lemon and some mangoes out of the fridge, plugged in my handy dandy […]

Oven Roasted Okra in 20 minutes or less

June 22nd, 2015

My favorite way to eat okra - lightly seasoned and oven roasted in only 20 minutes! | Back To The Book Nutrition

  If you’re from the South, you know that okra is a fixture in good, old fashioned Southern cooking.  It also happens to be one of my husband’s favorite vegetables, so it was an easy choice for our Father’s Day rib dinner over the weekend. Fried okra is the go-to for many Southerners – and […]

Cherry Limeade Popsicles (Plain or with Ice Cream Swirl)

June 17th, 2015

Cherry Limemade Popsicles - plain or with an ice cream swirl. An easy and delicious frozen treat for summer! | Back To The Book Nutrition

Summer is off to a steamy start here in Texas and we’re grilling fajitas, filling up on seasonal fruit salad, and crankin’ out new popsicle flavors left and right. (Truth be told, we’ve done our fair share of cookie baking too!) The first official popsicle of the year? Cherry Limeade Popsicles, plain or with an […]

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Tangy Honey Mustard Dip

June 15th, 2015

Grilled Ham and and Cheese Sandwich with Tangy Honey Mustard Dip | Back To The Book Nutrition

Grilled Ham and Cheese with Tangy Mustard Dip for Father’s Day I love making some of my husband’s favorite recipes on Father’s Day to show him how special he is to us.  (I also love it when the rest of us happen to enjoy those recipes just as much as he does!) This Grilled Ham and […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola (20 minute, gluten free recipe)

June 9th, 2015

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola for breakfast and snacks - healthy, delicious, and ready in about 20 minutes! | Back To The Book Nutrition

I’ll cut to the chase.  This granola is fast, easy, healthy, and tastes like Famous Amos Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  (Yes, I used to eat those.) Don’t ask – just make the granola. You’ll see. Homemade Granola – Better than Breakfast Cereal I don’t know when I last bought a box of cereal and still, every […]

10 Trader Joe’s Convenience Foods that are Healthier than Take Out

June 5th, 2015

10 Trader Joes Convenience Foods that are Healthier than Take Out | Back To The Book Nutrition

Everywhere I go lately, conversations with other moms lead to questions about how to feed healthy meals to our families without spending hours in the kitchen each day. Whether you’re busy shuffling kids between music lessons and the ballpark, preparing for vacation, or spending afternoons at swim team practice like me, we could all use a few […]

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy Free)

June 1st, 2015

Super soft, coconut chocolate chip cookies with pecans. Completely delicious and dairy free! | Back To The Book Nutrition

  Because sometimes you just need a chocolate chip cookie. …a dark chocolate chip cookie…with coconut…and pecans.   Note: This post contains affiliate links. By making purchases through these links, you pay the same amount for products, but a portion of the sale will be sent my way to help with blog expenses. Thanks!   […]

Summer Fruit Salad with Mango Syrup

May 28th, 2015

Summer Fruit Salad with Mango Syrup | Back To The Book Nutrition

It’s summer! Despite the relentless rain and flooding we’ve had in Texas recently, I’m determined to enjoy the brief breaks in the weather and the abundance of summer produce filling up the grocery stores and farmers markets! So I’m kicking off the season with homemade cherry limeade, popsicles, and this summer fruit salad! Seasonal Summer […]

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