6 Fresh and Fruity Breakfast Ideas

6 Fresh & Fruity Breakfast Ideas that are Perfect for Spring! #SoFab

6 Delicious Breakfast Ideas that are Perfect for Springtime!

Springtime is a great time to incorporate fresh fruits into your recipes since so many of them are in season right now. We love fresh and fruity breakfasts to start our days off right and these 6 breakfast ideas are simply divine. Start your family’s busy days off on the right foot with one of these amazing recipes that are as simple as they are delicious!

  • Springtime calls for lemonade so these Strawberry Lemonade Muffins are perfect for the season. These sweet muffins are loaded with chopped fresh strawberries and flavored with lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • If your family loves peanut butter and jelly, you are going to love this recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts. You won’t believe how simple this recipe is to make and how absolutely delicious these donuts really are!
  • This Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze recipe not only tastes great, but is really pretty too! It’s just the thing to make a special menu for a weekend brunch or Mother’s Day.
  • We love the idea of combining one of our favorite dessert cakes with fresh strawberries to make this fantastic Angel Food Cake French Toast Breakfast Casserole. Fresh, super simple, and delicious, this recipe is sure to be a huge hit at your house too.
  • Mini Ebelskivers are just little round pancake balls. Ebelskivers come from Denmark and are traditionally served around Christmas time, but you can serve these Mini Blueberry Pancake Bites year round for a fun and simple breakfast treat.
  • If you love cinnamon raisin oatmeal, you’re going to love this recipe for Oat Flour Muffins with Raisins. This is the perfect gluten-free breakfast on the go!

We hope you’ve enjoyed these simple and delicious breakfast ideas. If you like these fresh and fruity breakfasts, visit our Breakfast section for even more like them to help you start your day off right. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible breakfast food inspiration. Enjoy!

Grilled Shredded BBQ Chicken and Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Shredded BBQ Chicken and Cheese Sandwich #SoFab

Grilled BBQ Chicken and Cheese Sandwich from Insanity Is Not An Option

April is National Grilled Cheese month and we love a good grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. Traditional grilled cheese sandwiches served with piping hot tomato soup were a childhood favorite that we still turn to when we are craving a comforting lunch. Sometimes, though, we crave something with a little bit of a more grownup taste that’s a little more hearty and we’ve started turning to this recipe for a low sodium Grilled BBQ Chicken and Cheese Sandwich when those cravings take over. We think you’re going to love this delicious and heart-healthy twist on one of our traditional lunchtime favorites.

Grilled Shredded BBQ Chicken and Cheese Sandwich
 
This recipe uses a low sodium BBQ Sauce to make it a hearty and heart-healthy lunch option.
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Ingredients
  • For the Low Sodium BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp no salt butter
  • 1 cup ketchup (Tip: 100% natural Hunt’s is actually lower than low sodium Heinz.)
  • ½ cup beer (You can use non-alcoholic beer as well. This helps to break down the acids in the ketchup.)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 finely chopped small red sweet pepper
  • 1 tbsp steak sauce
  • For the Sandwich:
  • ½ cup shredded chicken breast
  • ¼ cup BBQ Sauce (you can use store-bought, but it raises the sodium content)
  • 1 slice mozzarella cheese
  • 1 slice colby jack cheese
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Visit the original post on Insanity Is Not An Option for the recipe for Low Sodium BBQ Sauce or use a store-bought sauce if you aren't concerned with the sodium content.
  3. Mix shredded chicken and BBQ sauce together.
  4. Brush outer sides of both pieces of bread with avocado oil.
  5. In a frying pan, layer one slice of bread oil side down, then one slice of cheese, then shredded BBQ chicken, then the other slice of cheese, and finally the other slice of bread oil side up.
  6. Cook over medium-low heat on one side for about 5 minutes, flip and cook for 5 minutes on the other side.

Using Avocado Oil on the bread rather than butter reduces the sogginess and sodium, and makes even cooking easier to avoid burned or uncooked spots on your sandwich. We hope you love this recipe for Grilled Shredded BBQ Chicken and Cheese Sandwich as much as we do. If you enjoyed this healthy lunch idea, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

Our Favorite Spring Fling Appetizers

7 appetizers that are perfect for your next Spring Fling! #SoFab

7 Amazing Appetizers that are Perfect for Spring Parties!

Spring is a time for celebrations and we’re always on the lookout for the perfect appetizers to serve at our springtime parties. We love having a variety of party appetizers out on the table for our guests to enjoy and we think you’re going to love the appetizers we have to share with you today. Simple to make and satisfyingly delicious, all 7 of these recipes are sure to be a hit at your next Spring Fling!

  • You can’t go wrong with this recipe for Bourbon Maple Bacon. The sweetness of the maple works perfectly with the salty bacon. The bourbon adds a different smokiness, but the sharpness really wakes up your palette to take in all of the other flavors.
  • If you love crab dip, but you’re looking for a truly simple recipe, you’ll definitely want to try this delicious 6-ingredient Hot and Easy Crab Dip for your next get together. You can put this together in under 10 minutes, then bake it up in the oven for a tasty dip everyone will love.
  • These Salami Roll Ups dipped in homemade Honey Mustard Aioli are the closest thing to perfect when it comes to an easy and delicious snack for your next spring party. They can be made in large batches and only take about 10 minutes in the oven!
  • Caramelized onions add a new flavor dimension to just about anything, so it only seems natural that they are the star of the show when it comes to this recipe for Marinated Baked Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions. This is a simple and hearty appetizer that your guests will surely enjoy.
  • Having a Fresh and Easy Homemade Salsa plated with some tortilla chips is always a good idea for your party table. We’ve yet to meet anyone that doesn’t like chips and salsa so it only makes sense to have this appetizer on hand.
  • These Creamy Horseradish Deviled Eggs are a new twist on a traditional favorite. Deviled eggs made with cream cheese, spicy brown mustard, and prepared horseradish will surprise and delight your party guests.
  • If you love goat cheese, you’re going to want to check out this recipe for Goat Cheese Pesto Dip. This 4-ingredient dip can be ready in about 10 minutes and it’s perfect served with crackers, bread slices, tortilla chips, or just about anything else you fancy dipping.

We hope you enjoy these spring party appetizers as much as we do. If you’re still looking for finger foods for your next Spring Fling, be sure to check out all of the other recipes in our appetizer section. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

Berry Lemonade Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet

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Lemonade Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet from A Million Moments

There’s something about the colors, the warmth, and the sunshine of spring that makes us all feel more lively and creative. If you’re looking for a dessert recipe that’s as fun and colorful as spring itself, you’ll definitely want to make this Lovely Lemonade Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet and Flower Pot. It’s a recipe and a craft all rolled into one that will delight your family and friends. It’s not only adorable, these cupcakes are infused with berry lemonade which is our favorite flavor for springtime treats.

Berry Lemonade Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen of your favorite cupcakes
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ stick unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (more or less to taste)
  • ⅓ cup Country Time Lemonade Starter (any flavor)
  • icing bag
  • Wilton 1M piping tip
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Visit the original recipe and craft post at A Million Moments for full step-by-step instructions.
  3. Impress your family and friends with this delicious springtime dessert!

We hope you enjoy this fun springtime dessert recipe as much as we do. If you love this recipe, stop by our Desserts section to find more like it. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible dessert ideas. Enjoy!

A Toasted Snack Mix That’s Lower in Sodium

A Toasted Snack Mix recipe that's lower in sodium #SoFab

A Lower Sodium Toasted Snack Mix for Your On-the-Go Lifestyle

If you’re anything like us and you’re always on the go as the weather gets warmer, it’s likely that you carry snacks around with you in case you or the kids get hungry. We love having a delicious toasted snack mix on hand because of the variety these types of snacks have to offer, but we like to limit the sodium content as much as possible. This toasted snack mix is not an official “low sodium” recipe, but it is way lower in sodium than the traditional recipes you’ll find and significantly lower in sodium than the snack mixes you’d buy at your local retailer. If you’re looking for a snack mix to help curb your hunger while you’re out and about, you’ll definitely want to try this recipe!

A lower sodium toasted snack mix recipe #SoFab

All of your kids’ favorite snacks mixed together make this a flavorful treat that they’re sure to enjoy. Gold Fish, Chex Cereal, pretzels, and peanuts are covered in a lower sodium marinade and baked to perfection in mere minutes.

Lower Sodium Toasted Snack Mix
 
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This is not an official "low sodium" recipe, but this snack mix is much lower in sodium than traditional snack mix recipes.
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers
  • 3 cups Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups unsalted peanuts
  • 2 cups unsalted pretzels
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine Goldfish, Chex, peanuts, and pretzels.
  2. Melt the butter on the stove and mix in the Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
  3. Pour the butter mixture over the snack mix and stir until everything is covered.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400º.
  5. Place marinated snack mixture in a large glass baking dish.
  6. Bake at 400º for 10 minutes, stir the mixture in the pan, then bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Store your toasted snack mix in a large air-tight container or zipper bags for freshness.We hope you enjoy this simple and delicious snack mix as much as we do. If you love this easy recipe, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!