Mango Coconut Soft Serve – A Healthy Frozen Dessert

This healthy frozen dessert is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any day of the year. Every luscious spoonful is sweetened naturally with mango and banana and just a drizzle of agave is blended in.

If you’re trying to cut back on added sugar in your diet, this is the dessert for you!

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There’s so much goodness in this soft serve “ice cream” frozen dessert—fiber, protein, and vitamin C—so let’s celebrate!

{Our frozen treat is technically not ice cream, but it sure tastes like it.}

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It’s hard to believe that a frozen, decadent-tasting dessert could have just 210 calories along with 7 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and nearly 50% of your vitamin C requirement for the day.

And yes, that’s cottage cheese in the recipe, which delivers a creamy texture and a satisfying hit of protein.

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Strawberry Peanut Overnight Oats

Start your family’s day with our Strawberry Peanut Overnight Oats. Each nourishing bowl has 16 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 20% of the bone-building calcium you need each day.

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We created this recipe for Planters Peanuts and were compensated for our work. All opinions are our own.

Strawberry Peanut Overnight Oats via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #oats #peanuts #breakfast

Whether you’re a busy mom juggling family and work commitments or a 10-year-old whose favorite part of the day is playing kickball at recess, waking up to a wholesome (and flavorful) breakfast is your winning ticket to feeling alert and energized all morning long.

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Arugula, Farro and Pistachio Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Add a healthy, flavorful spin to homemade vinaigrette with convenient frozen raspberries, and then toss the dressing into this nutrient-packed salad made with arugula, pistachios, farro, goat cheese, chickpeas, avocado, carrots… and raspberries! 

Arugula, Farro and Pistachio Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #salad #RedRazz

In case you don’t have a ‘favorite’ go-to salad, we’re here to fill your salad void with a new recipe made with greens, grains, and a dressing featuring frozen red raspberries. It’s as flavorful as it is gorgeous! {We created this recipe in partnership with the National Processed Raspberry Council. We were compensated for our work, and all ideas are our own.}

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A Healthy and Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl

Energize your family’s day with this Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl. Made with kiwi, baby spinach (or kale!), frozen banana, and other good-for-your-family ingredients, you can serve this for breakfast or as an after-school snack.

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Scroll down for the recipe, or check out in our free download of The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook.

The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

We loved this recipe so much, that we chose it for the cover of our book.

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Cottage Cheese, Orange, and Pomegranate Protein Bowls – {The Recipe Redux}

Power up your your morning with this protein-packed breakfast bowl made with low-fat cottage cheese, pistachios, hemp seeds, orange slices, pomegranate arils, and coconut chips. Kid friendly? You bet it is!

Cottage Cheese, Orange and Pomegranate Protein Bowl via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #protein #breakfast

I always tell my children that the best part of my day is my morning cup of coffee. Can you relate? It’s warming and gives me the jolt I need to get the day going. While my boys can’t relate (just yet), they can relate to being hungry in the morning. Heck, they’re hungry all the time. Growing kids, and all of us for that matter, should eat a nutrient-rich meal in the morning (especially protein), but more times than not, breakfast is sort of forgotten or gobbled up quickly in the form of a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal.

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Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl for a Healthy, Fiber-Rich Breakfast or Snack

Combine frozen raspberries and fresh mango with Greek yogurt and chia seeds for this colorful, healthy, and perfect-for-breakfast-or-snack smoothie bowl.

Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage everyone to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, limit calories from added sugar and saturated fats, and reduce sodium intake, and this Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl fits right into those recommendations.

This Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl is from our newly-released book, The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook. It’s low in sodium, contains no added sugar, and it has just 1 gram of saturated fat. Each serving provides a much-needed 9 grams of dietary fiber, which can help maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease, and keep our digestive systems running smoothly.

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Gluten-Free Amaranth Cashew Burfi — A Dessert Makeover {Recipe Redux January Challenge}

This Amaranth Cashew Burfi treat is a healthy twist on a traditional Indian dessert. Made with amaranth, cashews, raisins, oats, ground flaxseed, honey, and cardamom, it’s easy to make, vegan, and gluten free.

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We participate in The Recipe Redux blogger cooking challenge, and this month’s assignment was to pick a new ingredient that you’ve never used before and to create something with it. 

We worked with our intern, Lauren, on this recipe and post, and chose AMARANTH as our experimental ingredient! 

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Brighten Up Winter with this Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl

Start your day or satisfy your afternoon snack craving with this calcium-rich Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl made with milk, yogurt, frozen tropical fruit, and unsweetened shredded coconut.

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Winter has finally kicked in here in New England, so we decided to brighten things up a bit with our Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl! We partnered with New England Dairy and Food Council to create this recipe for our new book: The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook, which you can download for free from our home page. (Add your email to the sign-up box on the home page and we’ll send you a link to the book download.)

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Easy No-Bake Snickerdoodle Date Balls for a No-Sugar-Added Holiday Dessert {Recipe Redux December Challenge}

No-Bake Snickerdoodle Date Balls are easy to make, have no added sugar, and are a healthy dessert for the holiday season or any time of year. Made with pecans, dates, cranberries, and coconut these more-ish mouthfuls are naturally sweet and guilt and gluten free!

No-Bake Snickerdoodle Date Balls via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

Most months we participate in The Recipe Redux blogger cooking challenge. To celebrate 54 months of The Redux, this month’s challenge was to grab the nearest cookbook and ReDux (make over) the recipe on page 54 or 154. We had a similar theme last year, and I reduxed a Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Strata from Joy of Cooking

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