Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe (with protein!)

A delicious but simple smoothie bowl recipe you can make a home. With berries, bananas, and honey on top, you’ll feel like you’re at your favorite smoothie bowl spot without the high prices!

I’m obsessed with smoothie bowls lately – case in point, see my blog profile photo (to the right on desktop, below the post on mobile). Ha! The main difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl is less liquid (about 1/4 as much) so it’s thicker and you can eat it out of a bowl with a spoon (well, duh…Teri).

But that’s important because then you can add lots of toppings which makes it 100x better than a smoothie. I find smoothie bowls more filling and more satisfying since it feels more like a meal. I’m just not a huge fan of drinking my meals unless I’m on the go!

Another important thing to note is that the frozen banana is key! A frozen banana adds the thickness a smoothie bowl needs, not … Read More

Galete Waffle Cookies for Valentine’s Day and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

A recipe for galete – slightly sweet, lemon- and cardamom-spiced waffle cookies topped with a sweet-tart lemon glaze. All you need is a bowl, a few ingredients, and a waffle iron.

Galete Waffle Cookies recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com
“Do you like waffles?”
“Yeah we like waffles!”

So goes the chanting from the kitchen the minute the waffle iron appears. There are cheers. There are wide eyes. There are squeals of delight. Now imagine when you’ve offered them up as a cookie snack.

We are well versed in the language of #willitwaffle around here, and yes, there are some things that certainly will NOT waffle. These cookies, however, were made to waffle. Any traditional waffle iron will do the trick, no fancy waffling press needed.
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Grilled Turmeric Ginger Shrimp and Mango Avocado Slaw with Cilantro Lime Dressing: Fair Trade

A recipe for grilled shrimp coated in a ginger and turmeric glaze, served on a crisp and sweet slaw with grilled mangoes and avocado and tossed with a cilantro lime dressing that uses toasted sesame oil for a complex flavor. This post is in partnership with Fair Trade USA.

Grilled Turmeric Ginger Shrimp and Mango Avocado Slaw with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe: Food for My Family
We skipped spring in Minnesota. We went from snow-covered and frozen straight into blue skies, brilliant sunshine, and humidity without warning. With no air conditioning, our best option for nearly every warm evening without rain is cooking and eating outside. Our grill and patio become our kitchen, and we have officially moved family dinners to the backyard.

While there’s plenty of traditional fare that happ… Read More

Recent outfits + my go-to stores

A round up of recent summer outfits with lots of shorts, easy-to-wear tanks, fun dresses, and comfy shoes (a mandatory). I also shared a few of my favorite workout outfits for running, lifting and yoga!

How on earth is it mid-August?!?!?! I mean, on the one hand I’m a little over these hot, humid days, but I’m also a bit disturbed that kids are starting school again already. Never mind that I don’t personally have kids – it still marks time.

Even though I now work from home, I get ready every day (a question I get asked often on Instagram!). I don’t necessarily wear office attire – I definitely couldn’t wear denim shorts in Corporate America – but I always put on real clothes and do my makeup. It helps me stay focused, and I feel better when I do, even if I don’t see a soul all day.

Getting ready also makes it easier to grab a last minute coffee or lunch with a friend if I’m dressed and ready. And work… Read More

Funfetti or Confetti Cookies

Funfetti / Confetti Cookies
Funfetti is FUN – I mean, it’s in the name! My Bonus Kids Alison, Rosie, and Emily came to Los Angeles to celebrate their grandmother’s 100th birthday recently. Pastry Chef Rosie came to my house to bake the desserts, and she made these fun and delicious cookies. Lucky for me (and you), she left her recipe and I made a batch for work.

  Rosie-Grandma-100_2084 Rosie-Confetti-CookieFirst, here is Rosie’s beautiful grandma and the cookies she made at my house for the pa… Read More

The 3-Move Workout for a Huge, Thick Back

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EDGAR ARTIGA / M+F Magazine

A great many lifters, when training back, spend a lot of their set equity on developing wide lats—everyone wants that great set of wings. But what often gets lost in this equation is the quest for back thickness—that deep, grainy, dense back that is the hallmark of so many great physiques. While vertical pulls are ideal for developing width, depth is achieved through the use of horizontal pulls and, yes, deadlifts.

Training hard and heavy with these kinds of moves can help you pack on the kind of mass that leaves your upper back looking like a den of coiled snakes. Or, you can go on training the way that you are and keep looking like a paper cutout. The choice is yours.

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Best Dairy Free Yogurt | Taste Test

We’re on the hunt for the Best Dairy Free Yogurt! My husband and I are trying and reviewing a bunch of non-dairy yogurts and ranking on taste and texture!

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PIN Best Dairy Free Yogurt

Here we are with the third taste test video here on FFF and Mr. FFF is back to help me. Isn’t he a good husband being roped into all these videos with me? 😉

This week, we taste tested non dairy yogurts!  As you know, I am not dairy-free, but Mr. FFF is and I know many people are.  So, we decided to try a variety of non dairy yogurts so we could so what ones were yummy. We have my “not used to plant based options” taste buds as well as Mr. FFF’s &… Read More