Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

I’ve played around with paleo ice cream recipes many times and as delicious as they are, they just don’t cut it sometimes. If I’m having ice cream, I like a small ratio of ice cream to a huge ratio of mix ins. I want cookies, candy, potato chips, pretzels, caramel, sprinkles, all of it.

None of which is paleo. At all. Not even a little bit.

But I’ve found that with popsicles, I’m a little more forgiving. Especially if they are fudge pops. Because I love a fudge pop. I’ve never met a fudge pop that I didn’t immediately fall in love with.

Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

These Paleo Fudge Pops will change your life. They are creamy and rich and you can feel good about eating them since they are made from avocado, banana, and unsweetened cocoa powder. All of which is good for you.

Healthy fats from the avocado, lots of good stuff in the bananas, and antioxidants from the cocoa powder. I used a tiny bit of honey to sweeten the fudge pops but if you want, you can eliminate it completely or just add honey to taste.

They are absolutely delicious and I can even trick my 3 year old into eating one. And he normally won’t touch an avocado for anything.

I’ve found that these keep really well, too. With most paleo ice cream, you have to eat it within a few days or it becomes rock hard in the freezer. These stayed creamy for several weeks.

Which is good, because we’ve got a lot of summer left.

I’m the Paleo Fanatic over at Food Fanatic! This Paleo Fudge Pops recipe is one of many I’m sharing over there so make sure you check back!

Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

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Spiked Watermelon Lemonade - the perfect summer drink! A quick and easy lemonade with tequila!

Happy almost Friday! I’m pretty excited for the weekend because I need a vacation after my vacation! Don’t you hate that?

We’re wrapping up our summer roadtrip today with an 8 hour drive from New Orleans back to Fort Hood. And by 8 hours, I probably mean 10 because I anticipate lots of stops along the way. I see doughnuts, Happy Meals, lots of Starbucks, and probably an ice cream cone in my future. Hey, I’m gonna live it up on my last day of vacay!

To get you ready for the weekend, I’m sharing this Spiked Watermelon Lemonade! I made it last week before we left for our trip because I knew I needed to cut the grass but I didn’t actually know how to cut the grass. Yes, I know that’s ridiculous.

I knew some lemonade would help. I knew a spiked lemonade would really help.

I’m obsessed with all things watermelon this year (every year, really) and this was so perfect. You know that watermelon lemonade candle from Bath and Body Works that you currently have 7 of? Just me? Anyway, this tastes like that smells. But better.

Because tequila. Duh.

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Tracking PixelDelicious Pineapple Snack Cake made with DOLE Crushed Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice is perfect for any occasion.


 
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a cake that can be eaten for breakfast.

I mean, I can justify pretty much any cake for breakfast (leftover birthday cake? Duh.) but I love a coffee cake or a fruity cake because no one can judge me.

This Pineapple Snack Cake was my breakfast for several mornings last week. And before you start thinking it’s not a breakfast cake, let me assure you that it’s doubley breakfast-y.

Because pineapple, of course. Fruit = breakfast. That’s just a fact. Aaaand it has a cream cheese frosting. What is cream cheese? Breakfast food. See? I can justify anything for breakfast.

I love using DOLE Canned Fruits in recipes (you guys know I am the worst at cutting pineapples and mangoes!) and the DOLE Crushed Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice was perfect for this cake.

DOLE Canned Fruit is naturally fat free, cholesterol free, and contains very little sodium. They are also rich in vitamins A and C. I am forever using the DOLE Canned Fruit varieties in fruit salad because they are so convenient. It’s perfect for all your summer desserts or for healthy snacks. Mandarin oranges mixed into cottage cheese is a one of my favorite snacks! DOLE Canned Fruit is available at your local grocery store or super center in the canned fruit aisle. For more information on the DOLE Canned Fruit and to see all the varieties they offer, visit DOLE.com.

This cake stays so moist thanks to the crushed pineapple and it is absolutely delicious. The cream cheese frosting and the toasted coconut is perfect on top.

And remember, it totally counts as breakfast food.

Pineapple Snack Cake

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Happy Friday! Ready for the weekend?!

This morning I’m headed out on a 10 hour roadtrip with 3 kids and 2 dogs. And I’m pretty excited about it.

I love a roadtrip. I always thought everyone loved roadtrips because my parents always seemed chipper at 5 am on Christmas morning when we’d get up to make the drive to New Orleans but I’ve learned in recent years that not everyone loves them.

My husband hates them which is really a shame because he’s so good at keeping me entertained on a roadtrip. I’m sure he’s grateful that he has to stay behind for work this time around.

As much as I love a roadtrip, a drink is always required at the end. Because stopping to pee every hour is only fun for the first… well, it’s really not fun at all.

I’ve made SO many sangrias this summer and I think this Tropical Sangria may be my favorite. It’s fresh squeezed orange juice and white wine with fresh pineapple, mango, and limes thrown in. And then right before you serve it, you add in some sparkling water. This is going to sound crazy but something happens to the mango once you add the sparking water – it’s almost like it becomes bubbly. It’s so yummy.

You have to make this before summer ends! I promise you won’t regret it!

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In typical me form, I’ve allowed Big Brother to take over my life.

I am watching the feeds for hours every day (although I’m currently marathoning the Heroes vs Villains season of Survivor – random, much?), I listen to Big Brother podcasts while I cook, I watch and rewatch the episodes.

In other words, I have a problem.

I didn’t think it was a big deal until the other day. Clementine woke me up in the middle of the night to go outside and as we’re going down the stairs, I say to her, “See Clem! This is why no one wants to be in an alliance with you! You wake everyone up 30 minutes after they fall asleep!”

I mean. What? Where did that even come from?

So if I’m not cooking or blogging much this summer, it’s because I’m too busy yelling at my dogs that I’m not taking them to the final 2 with me and even if I do, no one’s going to vote for them.

It’s probably time to back away from the Big Brother, huh?

Anyway, I made brownies twice this week because the first time someone poked their little fingers all over the pan of fresh out of the oven peanut butter brownies.

Ugh. Who does that?

The second time…well, someone stole a corner as they were cooling.

Seriously though, a girl can’t take a shower without having to worry about her brownies?

I managed to salvage most of the second batch though and force fed them to my husband and his friend when they came home for lunch. These Classic Brownies are DANGEROUS. So rich and fudgy with just the right amount of crunch from the pecans. I knew if I didn’t get rid of them fast, I’d eat the entire pan.

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