We did our second round of Whole30 earlier this year and it was a success for me. I love how delicious fruits taste when I am completely off of sugar! This is a recipe that came from that experience, and also visit Texas de Brazil restaurant with my husband. So….they serve grilled pineapple, but it does have sugar on top. This air fryer pineapple recipe has no added sugar and is so so delicious! I also made a coconut whipped cream as a topping and you can choose to add a sweetener or not, but either way, it’s delicious and a great piña colada flavored dessert!
Autumn is here, it’s the best time of the year!! You may be all about that pumpkin spice, (and that is okay, because I am, too,) but THE flavor of Fall is perfectly combined in this delicious Apple Cranberry Pecan Crumble.
I first posted about it a few years ago, alongside other cranberry recipes. It was recipe of my sister-in-law’s and let me tell you, everyone is always excited to see this at Thanksgiving or Christmas! I adjusted the recipe a bit, to make it easy and require little pre-planning and shopping. We eat this all of the time! Here is a hint…..stock up on whole, fresh cranberries when you see them in the store in the upcoming weeks. I buy a big bag or two and it lasts all year long in the freezer.
It's Not Too Late, There are Many Things You Can Still Plant!
The weather has finally warmed up with no chance of frost, and the sun shines gloriously every day. If you have had weather issues, or are a procrastinator, there are many plants that will still thrive even though the weather is settling into summer. There are some challenges to a late start, but nothing that should deter you from a good harvest. Honestly, almost everything but the coolest seasonal plants can still be grown.
Captain Fussybuckets takes after his mommy and has a big sweet tooth. Luckily, he LOVES fruit and most of the time his sweet tooth can be satisfied with a bowl of strawberries or grapes. Sometimes, however, it is nice to be able to let him enjoy something sweet and special. It's even better when he can eat something that has fruit in it and no high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes, or ingredients that I cannot pronounce.
We have enjoyed Whole Fruit Smoothies in the past, so I knew the boys would love the Whole Fruit Sorbets. The five delicious flavors of sorbet that we have tried are: Black Cherry, Mango, Lemon, Strawberry, and Raspberry. The sorbet comes in pint sized cartons, each containing enough for a family of four, as each serving size is about half of a cup and there are four servings in each pint.
Whole Fruit Sorbets are naturally fat free, but do contain sugar, so it is about 150 calories per serving, with 39 grams of carbs:
The Captain's favorite flavor was Black Cherry and Baby D loved them all. I tried a few bites and the strawberry was absolutely delicious, as was the lemon (pictured below.) I love how the Lemon sorbet isn't bright yellow, it's a very natural color:
I definitely prefer my kids eating Whole Fruit sorbet over most ice creams and other frozen treats because as a whole, the sorbets are better for them. I don't like that Whole Fruit uses corn syrup solids, but we can enjoy them every once in awhile.
We were able to try the new frozen Smoothies from Whole Fruit! These little 4 fl. oz. bowls are the perfect size for snacking! And at only 100 calories, I can feel good about eating this and feeding it to my children! Good thing, too, because both of the boys LOVED the Whole Fruit Smoothies! The Captain's favorite is the Mixed Berry smoothie and Baby D loves them all! My personal favorite was the delicious strawberry banana!
There is no prep involved in eating these delicious smoothies! All you have to do is get a spoon, open your freezer, pick one out, and enjoy!!! There is real fruit pieces in these smoothies, which makes them extra delicious.