It’s the time of the year where you can’t seem to walk out of a grocery store without running into a table full of girl scout cookies that are begging to come home with you. I have a hard time resisting myself, which is why I started making a homemade version of my favorite Samoas cookies to curb my craving without an ounce of guilt! I love making homemade sweet treats like this at home to keep in the fridge for my afternoon sweet tooth attacks! Having homemade treats prevent me from eating something I will regret later and the best part is they taste amazing too! My four ingredients samoas bars are going to be the key to you staying strong this girl scout cookie season and you are going to love how easy they are to whip up!
It's hard to believe that June is almost over and it's already time for July 4th! This year is speeding by and just like that we are halfway through the year. Before you know it Halloween will be here and then Christmas...which is maybe a little dramatic, but seriously it will be here in the blink of an eye! Do you have big plans for the 4th? We have friends coming into town and will probably find some fireworks to watch, head down to the water for the day, and of course will be eating lots of yummy food (duh). One item that will be on my 4th of July menu is my fresh berry salad with whipped cream for dessert! It's the easiest, no bake dessert and you don't have to feel as bad about eating it either!
After all, we will all be indulging a little more than usual with all the BBQ and celebrating that will be happening over the course of the weekend, so it's kinda nice to have a light dessert option! Berries are still gorgeous just about everywhere right now and to me, they just go with the 4th of July!
Why we don't all make our own popsicles I have no idea. They are the easiest summertime treat you could ever make and the flavor options are endless. Have fruit that is getting too ripe? Make popsicles. Bought too many berries at the market? Make popsicles. You don't even have to have a reason! The point here is, I think we should all commit to making popsicles all summer long. I have had a sweet tooth for the past two weeks like nobody's business. I knew I needed a treat that I could grab at night to keep me from eating ice cream every night...enter the popsicle. My mango, coconut, and lime pops are just the healthy treat I needed to satisfy my sweet cravings!
Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of most popsicles in the store (unless you buy organic)? It's all sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and a whole bunch of other stuff I can't pronounce. And if you do buy organic the popsicles are about six bucks for six popsicles...are you kidding? I would go through those too fast and definitely wouldn't be sharing with Canean. I get kinda stingy with my treats for me and baby. Don't judge me.