Mango Strawberry Smoothie

This Mango Strawberry Smoothie is my go-to breakfast this summer. Mango and yogurt give it a great creamy texture and the flavor combo is perfect!
Mango Strawberry Smoothie | ChezCateyLou.com

Do you ever get obsessed with a certain food / recipe? I go through phases where I eat the same thing literally every day until I’m sick of it. For awhile, it was these pancakes (one of my favorite solo dinner meals!) And right now, it is this Mango Strawberry Smoothie. I have found my perfect smoothie combo! Frozen mangos, fresh strawberries, light vanilla yogurt, and pineapple-coconut water. Love love love it.   The flavor is amazing, and it is so refreshing.  I’m absolutely obsessed!

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Stuffed Mushrooms {Gluten Free} & a GIVEAWAY

Roasted mushrooms are stuffed with a delicious savory filling and baked until golden brown and crunchy. Bonus: these stuffed mushrooms are entirely gluten free!

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Stuffed Mushrooms are such a classic party food. They are the perfect passed appetizer – they look pretty on a platter, can be eaten in one bite, and are absolutely delicious! So I thought why wait for a party to make stuffed mushrooms? Why not just make a platter of them for TheBetterHalf and myself? And that’s exactly what I did tonight!

TGIF! After our delicious birthday dinner last night, TheBetterHalf and I are just chilling at home tonight and giving our stomachs (and our wallet) a break! But I still wanted to whip up something delicious and special for us to enjoy and these stuffed mushrooms were the perfect thing. Bonus – they are SO easy to prepare! Plus, they are gluten free thanks to cracker crumbs made from Breton gluten free crackers!

And I want to give you 12 boxes of Breton Gluten Free Crackers so that you can try this recipe yourself! Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win!
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Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan, GF}

Mushroom Ginger Congee is a thick and hearty Asian soup that is made with oats! This vegan soup is easy to make, super healthy, and tastes delicious!

Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan} | ChezCateyLou.com

Do you ever get in little food routines? I have weeks where I end up eating the same thing pretty much every day. And last week, it was this Mushroom Ginger Congee for dinner every night! Sidenote – TheBetterHalf was working late that week…he would not approve of only soup for dinner.  Although let’s be serious, I didn’t only have soup…I followed the congee with dessert of course!  It is all about balance, right?

This soup  is so simple to make and is so warm and comforting. Plus, it doesn’t get much lighter – only 140 calories and 1.5 g of fat per serving, and it is very filling!  This is a great recipe to make when you aren’t feeling well, because the ginger and mushroom will both boost your immune system. Healthy comfort food that tastes amazing and helps you feel better – no wonder I ate this for dinner every night!… 

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Toasted Almond Granola Bars

These crunchy Toasted Almond Granola Bars are fully of nutty, delicious flavor. These are my new favorite breakfast treat, and taste so much better than store bought!
Toasted Almond Granola Bars | ChezCateyLou.com

Today’s post is a very special one – some blog friends and I are throwing a virtual bridal shower for our friend Nora from A Clean Bake.  She is getting married in just a few short weeks! Meriem from Culinary Couture is the lovely host of this shower. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you can see all of the amazing dishes that everyone made for the shower!

I made crunchy Toasted Almond Granola Bars. This is my first time making granola bars, and I am officially obsessed. The flavor of these granola bars is so nutty and delicious!
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Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies have a brownie-like texture. They are so soft and chewy, and are full of delicious peanut butter flavor!

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | chezcateylou.com

Is there anything worse than a peanut butter cookie that doesn’t taste very peanut butter-y? I’m constantly disappointed by PB cookies at bakeries. Far too often, they just lack that delicious nutty flavor. Well today’s recipe solves that problem completely! These flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies are so full of flavor! Apparently taking out flour and butter is the key to having the peanut butter flavor shine. And as an added bonus, the texture is so soft and chewy, almost exactly like a brownie. Plus, they are Gluten Free!
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