***In my Good Eats and Good Reads posts I’ll share a recap of the last several weeks in recipes, photos, and links.***

Things have been super busy around here.  I feel like the blog has been put on the back burner for a few weeks and I’m really trying to get back to it.  I recently gave two presentations to a local MOPS group and I spent a lot of time and energy preparing for that.  Hopefully future talks will take a little less preparation now that the first one is under my belt!

Here are a few yummy things we’ve eaten over the last few weeks.  (I share a lot of these on Facebook and Instagram so it may be a repeat for some of you.)

***One night I pulled out some Salmon Patties from the freezer and cooked them for the purpose of topping salads.  They make such a delicious topping for just about any salad combination.  Our salads had mixed greens, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, cucumbers, onions, and mushrooms.  We used my homemade balsamic vinaigrette for the dressing.

salmon patty salad

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fruity frozen yogurt drops

These frozen yogurt drops make a great snack or addition to your little one’s breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Honestly, I really like them too, and I’m not even a huge yogurt lover.  They are full of protein and probiotics (from the yogurt) and fiber/vitamins (from the fruit) and have just a little added sweetener (maple syrup).  My boys love them and cannot get enough!  They feel like they are some sort of treat when in reality they probably have less sugar than the flavored yogurts you buy at the store.

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Easy Flatbread Pizza Bar

I have a super easy and really quick weeknight dinner idea for you today.  Put together a flatbread pizza bar and let each family member create their own pizza.  There are so many flatbread options out there and many of them are whole grain.  Just spend a few minutes at your local grocery or health food store and you should be able to find one that will work well for you.

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pumpkin ice cream2

If I’m in charge of deciding what’s for dessert I will almost always pick ice cream.  I love just about any type and if it has a topping or something mixed in, even better!  Since I also love making foods at home I decided to ask for an ice cream maker for my birthday a few years ago.  It has been one of my favorite gifts.  We’ve tried out all sorts of recipes and every one of them has been delicious.  Recently I decided to attempt homemade pumpkin ice cream.  I love pumpkin baked goods and desserts so it seemed like the natural flavor to create.  It turned out just as good as I thought it would and the whole family agreed.

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