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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Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread {& a Giveaway!}

This Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread is a delicious twist on pizza. The cast-iron skillet gives it a crusty edge and doubles as a beautiful serving dish!

Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread | ChezCateyLou.com

It is almost Oscar time! Have you caught up on your movies? And more importantly, do you know what you are making? I know I will be making this Pull Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread!

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Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins

Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins taste like an indulgent treat but are actually light and healthy and full of tons of nutritious ingredients.

Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

I don’t know about you, but I can barely remember my new year’s resolutions. Ok correction – I remember them, I just haven’t exactly been sticking to them. I think my good intentions lasted all of 7 days. I just can’t say no to these and these. So to try to get back on track, I tricked myself into thinking I was eating carrot cake with these Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins! They taste delicious and are so moist, and they are packed with healthy ingredients – carrots, Sunsweet diced plums, oats, and Greek yogurt! These muffins are the perfect light and healthy snack to give you energy and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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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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Burnt Sugar Almonds

Burnt Sugar Almonds are the perfect blend of sweet and salty. They are so delicious – I can’t stop eating them! Plus, they will make your house smell amazing!

Burnt Sugar Almonds - perfect for a Food Gift this holiday season! | ChezCateyLou.com

There are 7 more shopping days until Christmas! Do you have everyone crossed off your list yet? If not (and even if you do!) I have a wonderful idea for a holiday gift – a gorgeous new cookbook! This book, Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture is full of gorgeous photos and tons of delicious recipes. It would be the perfect addition to any cook’s collection, and also makes a great coffee table book.

I love the idea of making something from a cookbook and then giving it as a gift with the book. I made Burnt Sugar Almonds from the Almonds book and wrapped them up in a cellophane bag tied with a pretty little ribbon. It makes such a cute and thoughtful gift, not to mention a delicious one!
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