No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

It is currently pushing 90 degrees inside my house.  Hold me.   Wait.  I take it back.  Don't touch me.  

Go cook something.  I found this on USP Labs – No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Intriguing.  Maybe I'll have the kids make it to keep busy for five minutes whilst we melt.


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla  (...a favorite right here!) or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup whole oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates or blueberries
  • 2-3 Tbsp. dairy or coconut milk 


Combine ingredients in a large bowl, adding enough milk until a doughy consistency is reached. Roll into bite-sized balls and refrigerate until served.

Yields 12 balls

Per ball:

  • 151 kcal
  • 7.8 g carbs
  • 10 g fat
  • 7.8 g protein
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Watermelon, Arugula + Feta Salad – from Bertucci’s

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This was the most delicious salad last night at Bertucci's "gluten free" menu.   I must re-make it at home.  



  • A few chunks of watermelon, very lightly tossed in a touch of olive oil with fresh mint leaves (Wouldn't think this would be yummy, but OMG!  YES!)
  • Sliced fresh cucumbers
  • Crumbled feta cheese (…or goat cheese would work here…)
  • Drizzle lightly with a balsamic glaze - Colavita Original Balsamic Glaze 8.5 oz

This is not something you might eat early after weight loss surgery (or if greens or watermelon give you issues….) but… many months out it might be something to consider.  I adored this and will make it at home.


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Microwave Breakfast – Low-Carb Egg, Cheese and Sausage Tortilla

Got three minutes?  You can make breakfast and it doesn't have to be a protein bar.  GASP!

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Recipe lifted and altered from the Incredible Edible Egg

  1. Spray a  2-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with cooking spray.  
  2. Add an egg, beat until blended. 
  3. Sprinkle sausage over egg.
  4. MICROWAVE on high 45 seconds, stir.  MICROWAVE until egg is almost set, about 15 seconds longer. 
  5. Top egg with cheese.  
  6. Place onto tortilla, fold bottom of tortilla over egg, then fold in sides.
  7. Add hot sauce, salt, pepper or salsa
  8. Eat

Taa-dah!  Breakfast! 


Recipe – Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Spinach and Goat Cheese

PortobellobBeth has decided she needs inspiration to make more foods at home.  

No, really.  Can you say food rut?

I am looking through recipes and posting things that I would absolutely nom if I had the option.  I figure that the urge to make something will hit me eventually.

I find that I see a food post on other blogs and thing, "I would like THAT" and I never do it.  

Its a combination of things,

#1 – Would my kids eat it?  Often, no.  

#2 – Would I make that just for myself?  Usually, no.

 #3 – Is this going to cost $XX.XX just for one meal?  Yes.  So, lazy wins out.  Another salad, anyone?  :x

Via Epicurious –