Food & Drink

Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs.

Most people refer to this time of year as summer but I like to think of it more along the lines of Kebab season! Sure, you can make them year round but they just taste better in the summer time!

Last summer I shared my favorite go to recipe for chicken & veggie kebabs marinade which is still one of my top favs! Today though I want to share my newest kebab obsession – Hawaiian chicken kebabs!

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These are so simple to make and honestly taste ah-maz-ing!!!! We have made them a few times to make sure we have the mixture right and really the only thing I may change next time is I think I will double the marinade for pouring over my rice (which you could also thicken up on the stove-top with just a little bit of cornstarch if you’d like). You can never have too much sauce right?

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Food & Drink

Blueberry oatmeal bars

Blueberry oatmeal bars are wise little teachers of the beauty and simplicity in baking. I am often tempted by the idea that the more ingredients I add to a recipe, the better the dish will taste. The more exciting the dish is bound to be. These easy blueberry oatmeal bars prove me wrong with every bite. They couldn’t be easier to make, I’d wager you have all the ingredients you need to make them in your pantry right now, and the only thing I could possibly add to make them taste even better is a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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This idea that simple is often better in cooking is a lesson I know I’m going to keep learning over and over. I might even have to eat a few extra blueberry oat bars to continually refresh my memory. It’s a hard order, but life lessons are life lessons, and it’s important that I stay sharp.

I adapted these bars from the strawberry oatmeal bars I shared with you a while back. Both are fresh, fruity, and showered in buttery crumble topping. Both need only one bowl to prepare. Both even clock in at approximately 100 calories. Swap that ice cream I mentioned earlier for a scoop of Greek yogurt, and you can be eating baked strawberry or blueberry bars at breakfast.

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Have a healthy summer.

I don’t talk a ton about health and fitness on the blog, and to be totally candid, I’m not the BEST at it. I’ll be honest, I didn’t have to struggle much with weight growing up – I was #blessed with a quick metabolism. And I know that’s annoying or you can call it lucky, and I totally understand that, but I’m trying to be real like always with you.

Now that I’m later in my 20s, things are starting to change. Not only physically, but in general, I can FEEL when I’m not being healthy or active. It’s like I’m fully understanding why people say “I don’t work out to look good, I work out to feel good” (which I always thought was kinda BS, to be honest). My body and energy levels feel much different depending on if I’ve been eating only candy for a week (kidding…kind of), or if I’ve made smart choices.

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