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.
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.
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Blackened Chicken and Quinoa Salad – quinoa topped with blackened chicken, avocado, mango, bell peppers, corn, blueberries, feta, and a lime vinaigrette!
We are officially two days away from one of the biggest grilling holidays. How excited are you? Hopefully as excited as I am.
We’ve already talked about how much I love the 4th of July but what I haven’t told you is that I’m approaching the holiday with a game plan. Because I have s’mores on my brain and I cannot even wait to roast a million marshmallows over the grill and then smush them in between graham crackers with all sorts of chocolate.
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad – perfect for cookouts! Pasta salad with bacon, olives, tomatoes, avocado, and ranch dressing!
Things that I love, in no particular order:
If you haven’t noticed, I’m ALL ABOUT the pasta salads. It’s my go-to summer side dish.
Mostly because I always over cook potatoes for potato salad and who likes mushy potato salad?
Well, my 3 year old. But that’s beside the point.
Anyway, because I’m making pasta salad every weekend this time of year, I’m always trying to come up with a new version or new stuff to put in it. This one was a definite winner over this past weekend. It’s got bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, and black olives. So all my faves! And then it’s tossed with my favorite ranch dressing by Newman’s Own.
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad!
You guys know I love Newman’s Own products and you probably also know that I’m obsessed with the salad dressings. I am in a full-on relationship with the Lite Honey Mustard – I can’t remember the last time I had a salad without it. Husband and I also love the Balsamic, Olive Oil and Vinegar, Family Recipe Italian, and Creamy Caesar. Plus, Newman’s Own has a bunch more that I haven’t even tried yet.
This post is about the Ranch though! I’m pretty particular about ranch (as everyone should be) and Newman’s Own definitely makes my favorite. It’s great tasting, high quality, and made from the finest ingredients.