Meyer Lemon Mini Muffins

Sweet and floral Meyer lemons are the star of the show in these Meyer Lemon Mini Muffins. Greek yogurt keeps them so light and moist – they are delicious!
Meyer Lemon Mini Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

Meyer Lemon – up until recently I didn’t really know what this fruit was. I had heard of them and seen them on many restaurant menus, but I had never actually researched meyer lemons or bought them. And then I saw a bag of the gorgeous things at Trader Joes the other day and all of that changed. I am now obsessed with Meyer Lemons, and in particular with these meyer lemon mini muffins!
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Easy Healthy Snack with Pistachios


Pair Skinny Nut™In-Shell Pistachios with Greek yogurt, blackberries, and green tea for a healthy and filling snack that is absolutely delicious!
Easy Healthy Snacks with Pistachios | ChezCateyLou.com

If you’ve spent any amount of time with me, you know I love my snacks! I seriously can’t go two hours without snacking on something. But when you snack as much as I do, the key is to keep the snacks healthy and  nutritionally balanced. That’s why one of my favorite snacks to reach for are pistachios! They are a great way to get a salty, crunchy fix while sticking with a healthy diet.

Plus, pistachios pair so well with other foods to create perfect snacks or mini-meals. One of my favorite pairings is pistachios with Greek yogurt, blackberries, and green tea to drink. This is literally the perfect snack –  protein from the yogurt, a little healthy fat (plus protein and fiber) from the pistachios, vitamins and fiber from the berries, and antioxidants from the green tea. Talk about a power snack! And filling too. I add a small drizzle of honey too since I like things sweet!

Scroll to the bottom of the post for a chance to win a year’s supply of pistachios!
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Split Pea Soup with Ham

Want to make split pea soup but don’t have a ham bone? No problem! This split pea soup with ham uses ham steak – easy to make, comforting and delicious!

Split Pea Soup with Ham | ChezCateyLou.com

Split Pea Soup with Ham…so I know this is kind of a weird recipe for Chez CateyLou.  I mean I get it – split pea soup sounds kind of odd, and doesn’t look particularly appealing.  In fact for the majority of my life, I hated the stuff. My grandmother loved split pea soup and I remember her trying to make me eat it – she was unsuccessful.  Little Cate was not going to touch that weird green soup. But one day a few years ago, I actually tried split pea soup and was shocked…I liked it!  A lot!  And this recipe for split pea soup with ham is seriously delicious, so I just had to share it with you!!
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Skinny Donuts with Chocolate Greek Yogurt Icing

The secret to keeping these baked donuts light is Greek Yogurt in both the donut and the chocolate icing. These Skinny Donuts are a great way to indulge without breaking your diet!
Skinny Donuts with Chocolate Greek Yogurt Icing | ChezCateyLou.com

It is my first recipe of the new year, so I thought it was only appropriate to share a donut with you!! If you are new around here, then you might not know about my donut obsession.  I absolutely love making (and eating) baked donuts, and so of course when I was thinking about my first recipe for 2015 I naturally wanted to make donuts.

But don’t worry, I’m not going to ruin the new year’s resolution diets (at least not yet…) – these are SKINNY DONUTS!! Yep, that’s right – skinny donuts with chocolate greek yogurt icing.  There are only 135 calories in each donut, can you believe it?!  And, they don’t taste skinny in the slightest.  They are moist and rich and absolutely delicious.

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Madrid, Spain

A travel guide on Madrid, Spain for foodies- this recap of our trip will give you travel tips & ideas on where to stay, what to do, & what to eat in Madrid!

Madrid, Spain | ChezCateyLou.com

Last November Cate and I took a two week trip to Madrid, Marrakech and Paris. I must admit – I am surprised at how much I loved my time in Madrid. Perhaps because it’s not as exotic as Marrakech nor as familiar as Paris, Madrid took a slight backseat in the planning process. However, the city quickly became one of my favorites, as I was taken in by the beautiful architecture, sunny weather and incredible food (it was mostly the food). Below are a few of our favorites from Madrid and some great travel tips.

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