Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad

It might seem like the summer weather is far away when you take into consideration all of the rain that we have been having here in New York City lately.  Maybe it is my wishful thinking longing for some sun and fun outdoors but I am really looking forward to cookouts and family get-togethers this summer. Since my brother and father work in the produce business, I always have access to fresh fruits during the spring and summer.  There is nothing better than enjoying fruit salad with your loved ones when the weather is warm.  Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad is one of our favorite recipes because, not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it is delicious too! It's also an extremely versatile recipe because you can substitute any of the fruits for those that you prefer or that are more pleasing to your palate.  Not to mention any that you need to exclude due to any existing food allergies that you may have.  So have fun with it and serve it at your next outdoor event this summer! … [Read more...]

Red, White And Blue Fruit Skewers Recipe

    It's hard to believe that this weekend is already the Fourth of July!  We just finished school this last Friday in New York City and it is wonderful to be on vacation.  Our family is getting together this weekend to celebrate Independence Day and I am already planning some of the foods that I will prepare and serve when everyone gets together.     The name of the game is easy to make and tastes good since I don't want to have to spend too much time in the kitchen.  Since all of the men in the family work in produce, I decided to make fruit the center of many of the dishes that we will enjoy.  This red, white and blue fruit skewers recipe is perfect for celebrating the Fourth and making sure everyone enjoys some fresh fruit! Red, White and Blue Fruit Skewers Ingredients - 1 pint of fresh blueberries 1 pint of fresh raspberries 2-3 apples diced wooden shish kabob skewers Directions - 1. Rinse your fruit and set aside. 2. Slide one piece of fruit onto the wooden … [Read more...]

Enjoying Mami And Me Time This Summer! @DoleNutrition #DoleSquishems #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     One of the benefits of being a teacher has always been having Summers off with my two boys.  Every Working Mom understands how difficult it is to juggle having a career full-time and making time to spend with our children.  As a result, I have always loved having this time during the Summer to spend that quality time that I don't always get to spend with my kids throughout the year while I'm working.     I love to plan adventures with my boys and to pack lunch to take along with us.  It's important that our picnic lunches contain wholesome ingredients because, just because we are on-the-go doesn't mean that I want to compromise healthy nutrition in their meals or their snacks.  My husband and I normally look for foods that are convenient to pack and carry and that contain natural ingredients at the same time.     We love to take new Dole … [Read more...]

Müller Yogurt Review and Giveaway (10 Winners)

    Recently I have been making some significant dietary changes in order to improve my overall health.  As a result, I have cut out sweets almost entirely from my diet altogether.  That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy delicious treats that are good for me at the same time.  One of the treats that I like to enjoy regularly is yogurt.     I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review a few varieties of Müller Yogurt.  They currently offer three varieties of yogurt.  Müller Corner is made up of smooth, creamy yogurt with delicious fruit or crunchy add-ins that you can dip, flip, or stir in.  Müller Greek Corner contains mild, Greek-style yogurt with a side compartment of delectable fruit or nuts to mix in any way you want.  Müller FrütUp is a new yogurt experience of creamy, lowfat yogurt topped with a vibrant layer of fruit mousse.     I decided that I was going to take these yogurts with me for lunch every single day this week in order to really focus on their taste and texture. … [Read more...]