Red White and Blue Cobbler

Red White and Blue Cobbler by @alisonlewis

Cobbler recipes are my favorite desserts, especially in the summertime. This Red White and Blue Cobbler is perfect for Father’s Day this weekend or the Fourth of July which is right around the corner. This recipe uses fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries but feel free to mix is up and even use blackberries if you like (as long as you get 4 cups). To find out which berry is the healthiest, read my one of my recent posts on Fitness Republic. You may find the answer interesting!

Super Foods Salad

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This is a sponsored post for Weight Watchers Cheese, but all opinions are my own.

My kids are constantly asking me to purchase snack cheese, and these Weight Watchers Natural Reduced Fat Colby Jack Cheese Sticks have become their favorite. These are so convenient and a healthy on-the-go snack that we can grab on the way to dance, baseball or put in in their lunches for school. They are also perfect for mid morning or afternoon summer snacks after we come in from the pool. I made this Super Foods Salad for lunch with kale, arugula, berries, and of course, cheese. This also makes a great main dish salad topped with grilled chicken, shrimp or steak.

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These cheese sticks from Weight Watchers are full of flavor and fun to peel, this colorful blend of reduced-fat Colby and Monterey Jack cheese are only 60 calories per stick. They are an excellent source of calcium and protein and are 2 PointsPlus® value per serving. They make the perfect healthy snack! What’s your favorite healthy on-the-go snack?

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11 Ways to Use  Weight Watcher’s Snack Cheeses

Use with crackers

Skewer with fruit

Skewer with turkey and tomatoes for gluten free sandwiches

Serve over soups

Put inside omelets

Serve with apples and nuts

Serve on pita chips with a slice of apple

Skewer with strawberries and pineapple

Make your own lunchables

Serve with olives and salamis

Serve with cooked edamame beans or fava beans

Weight Watchers

 

 

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Five Fabulous Popsicle Recipes

Easy Yogurt Pops

Summer is here, and we are enjoying some time at the beach! We were thinking of making some popsicles to cool down from a day of fun in the sun and found these five fabulous popsicle recipes. Which looks like your favorite? It’s a toss up between Easy Yogurt Pops From Your Cup of Cake (above) or any of the others. Enjoy and cheers to summer!

Lemon Raspberry Popsicles

Lemon Frozen Yogurt with Raspberries From Dessert First

Rainbow Whole-fruit Ice Pops

Rainbow Whole Fruit Ice Pops  From 84th and 3rd

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles From The Comfort of Cooking

Iced Coffee Popsicles

Iced Coffee Popsicles From The View From Great Island

Sparkling Ice Popsicles

I know it’s cold out so why post a popsicle recipe? My kids are always looking for something after school or after dance, basketball so I made these (even though it was freezing out). They love Sparkling ICE which is a naturally flavored slightly sparkling water that is zero calories, gluten-free, sugar-free and Kosher. It also contains fruit juice, vitamins and healthy antioxidants. You’ll love these Sparkling Ice Popsicles as much as the kids.

Non Alcoholic Mojito: Kid Friendly

Spring is here and what sounds better than a mojito or a Non Alcoholic Mojito? While my daughter, Leigh and I were in Phoenix, we had the most fabulous meal at Deseo located inside the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. Behind Deseo’s inventive concept and menu development is James Beard Award-winning Chef Douglas Rodriguez, widely-regarded as the inventor of Nuevo Latino Cuisine. Leigh had never had Latin Cuisine, and she was a little skeptical at first. We sat at the ceviche bar and watch the chefs create the most beautiful and wonderful plates one after the other. The service and the food is one of the best meals we had while in Phoenix. If you are in Phoenix or Scottsdale, it is a must dine. The staff insisted that Leigh try a Non Alcoholic Mojito which was filled with raspberries and fresh sugar cane. As soon as we got home, we tried to recreate this refreshing beverage. So here you go!

Three Berry Antioxidant Juice

My 3 kids absolutely love homemade juice, and I mean “love”. Lately I have been getting so many questions daily about a “juice cleanse”, and my thoughts on that… I like to tell people I believe everything in “moderation”. Regardless, this Triple Berry Antioxidant juice is antioxidant-packed and made with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. It is a homemade juice that is great for hydration, boosting your metabolism, cancer prevention, your skin and more. This recipe makes a great morning pick-you-up or kid’s afternoon snack. I was trying to save some I made this afternoon, and my daughter finished it before I could turn around.

Raspberry-Blueberry Parfaits with Greek Yogurt: Great idea for Breakfast, Snack or Dessert (Perfect for Gluten-Free and Passover or Easter Recipes)

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I am a huge fan of Greek yogurt (Fage 0% is my favorite) as you may have noticed throught my blog. Greek yogurt has 20 grams of protein per 8-ounces, 0 grams of fat and only 9 carbohydrates.

I have had lots of requests for spring recipe ideas, Gluten-Free, Passover and Easter recipes, and I thought Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits fit in perfectly. These are so easy and only 6 ingredients. You can make them at the last minute or ahead of time. Feel free to substitute strawberries or blackberries.

Welcome to Updated Ingredients, Inc. and Strawberry Parfaits

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Welcome to the launch of the updated look of Ingredients, Inc. I started my blog on October 25, 2008, so 5 months later, here I am. I want to to thank all of my  supportive loyal fans and subscribers, and I hope you as well as new friends will like this new look as much as I do. Take a moment to look at the “shop” button where I have listed a few of my favorite items. I will be attending the International Housewares show this weekend in Chicago to add new unique items to the store.

In the meantime, I thought I would feature a new favorite recipe I developed using marscarpone cheese. This recipe is so easy to prepare, and it’s as delectable as it looks. I have made these several times, and kids and adults are wowed. It’s the perfect springtime light dessert so let me know what you think. Best, Alison