Peanut Butter Dip

Whip up this easy, 4 ingredient Peanut Butter Dip whenever you need a light, protein-packed snack! This recipe, brought to you by Silk, is perfect for dipping apple slices, pretzels, and much more. SO peanut-buttery and delicious!

Whip up this easy, 4 ingredient Peanut Butter Dip whenever you need a light, protein-packed snack! Use it to dip apple slices, pretzels, and more. SO peanut-buttery and delicious! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com


It’s 2 p.m.

The snack attack hits.

What are you going to grab to satisfy that rumbling tummy of yours?

Here’s my suggestion: Peanut Butter Dip!

How was that for an introduction? Since I started working out more it seems like I am ALWAYS hungry. Rather than grabbing some high calorie, sugar-laden snack to hold me over till dinnertime, I try to find easy, healthy foods that can be made in less than 5 minutes and taste amazing. I mean, honestly… who wants to eat something that tastes like “diet food”. Not this girl!

If you’re a peanut butter lover, you are going to FLIP over this easy dip! 4 ingredients, packed with protein, and it tastes positively sinful. But it’s actually good for you! I usually make a single serving of this to dip some apple slices in, but it’s great with pretzels and celery sticks too. And if you’re looking for a healthier dish to bring to a party, a big bowl of this dip and a pile of yummy dippers will disappear in no time… I promise you! Oh, and before you ask… yes, I’ve included BOTH recipes in this post: single serving and party size!

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Tropical Smoothie – Two Ways

Start your day with a delicious Tropical Smoothie made with orange, banana, pineapple, and coconut! I have two versions to share with you: plain or green (with spinach). Both are packed with nutrition and taste like a sip of summer!

Start your day with a delicious Tropical Smoothie made with orange, banana, pineapple, and coconut! This recipe can be made two ways: plain or green (with spinach)! Click to see more at LoveGrowsWild.com

Raise your hand if you’re a smoothie drinker like me! I go in phases with smoothies… some months I drink them all the time, and then I’ll go months without making one. Now that the temperatures are slowly starting to creep up into the 80’s here in good, ol’ Indiana, I’m back on the smoothie train and couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you.

Start your day with a delicious Tropical Smoothie made with orange, banana, pineapple, and coconut! This recipe can be made two ways: plain or green (with spinach)! Click to see more at LoveGrowsWild.com

If there was ever a smoothie that tasted like summer, this one is it for me. I’m calling it “tropical” because it’s filled with banana, pineapple, orange juice, and coconut. Mmm… just one sip, and I feel like I’m on a warm beach somewhere! Okay, fine… in reality I’m buried under mountains of dirty laundry and carting children back and forth to baseball games, but this smoothie makes me FEEL like I’m somewhere on a tropical island. A girl can dream, right? [Read more…]

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken

This post has been sponsored by NatureRaised Farms and Sam’s Club. I have been compensated for my time, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! #FarmtoGrill // This is the only grilled chicken recipe you will ever need! Prepare a delicious marinade made with garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs earlier in the day and enjoy some amazing lemon herb chicken hot off the grill for dinner!

The only grilled chicken recipe you will ever need! Whip up this quick marinade of garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs and get ready to enjoy delicious, flavorful chicken hot off the grill! Click for recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

Grilling season is upon us! Don’t you just love this time of year? We get to give our poor, old ovens a break for the summer and let our grills do all the hard work for us. And let’s face it… grilling is awesome for us lazy kitchen cleaners. Which would YOU rather clean: an entire dirty kitchen stacked full of greasy, grimy pots and pans OR a grill that just needs scraped clean? Umm, yeah… I vote for the grill! [Read more…]

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Need a quick and easy side dish that is good for you too? Look no further than this Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter. Fresh veggies are sautéed in a dab butter for just a few minutes, then tossed with fresh thyme leaves and a squeeze of lemon for a bright, flavorful finish.

Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

I’ve been banking this recipe for what feels like FOREVER now. I started making it a few years ago, and I tell myself every spring, “Make sure you post the asparagus recipe!”. But then I get distracted with building dining room tables and baking giant monster cookies, and I forget. But not this time! I marked this puppy down on the ol’ blog calendar a few weeks ago in big, obnoxious red lettering so there was no way I could miss it. Yay for planning ahead and actually being organized!

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Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn

This Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn is the perfect snack for satisfying your sweet tooth without sabotaging your diet. It’s a little sweet, a little salty, super crunchy, and under 140 calories per serving!

This Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn is absolutely amazing! The perfect sweet snack that won't blow your diet. Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

I’m a snacker. Always have been and always will be. Everyday around 2:30 pm, my stomach starts telling me, “go grab some potato chips… you know you want an ice cream bar… there’s a Snicker’s sitting in the pantry with your name on it…”. Of course all that junk food is delicious, but about 6 months ago now I joined a local gym and have been determined to get some healthier habits in my life. 6 months strong of going to the gym every week… that’s HUGE for me!!

So now I try to reach for healthier snacks like cheese sticks, yogurt, nuts, fruit… that kind of stuff. But every once in awhile I get tired of eating the typical healthy stuff and start to crave that evil junk food again. That’s where this recipe comes into play!

This Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn is absolutely amazing! The perfect sweet snack that won't blow your diet. Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

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One Pot Mexican Chicken and Couscous

Try this tasty one-pot meal next time you’re in the mood for Mexican! Cheesy, flavorful couscous, seasoned chicken, and all your favorite toppings!

Try this tasty one-pot meal next time you're in the mood for Mexican! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

I am a cooking show junkie. If I didn’t have any kids or responsibilities, I could lay around in my pajamas all day, sipping on coffee and watching foodie shows. Granted, I’d probably be about 100 pounds heavier because drooling over all that food makes a girl HUNGRY, but it would be fun for a little while anyway. [Read more…]

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Thinly sliced potatoes and diced ham smothered in a creamy, super cheesy sauce and baked to perfection! This recipe is perfect for using up that leftover ham from the holidays and makes a delicious, hearty side item OR a comforting main dish.

Thinly sliced potatoes and diced ham smothered in a creamy, super cheesy sauce and baked to perfection! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

How was your Easter? Did you eat lots of good food? Go on any Easter egg hunts? I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in Reese’s eggs this weekend… yikes, how many weeks till swimsuit season starts??

Today I have the PERFECT recipe to make use of all that leftover ham you have sitting in your fridge. It involves lots of thinly sliced potatoes, bite-size chunks of that delicious ham you just cooked, and the most luscious, creamy, dreamy cheese sauce you’ve ever seen. We’re making cheesy scalloped potatoes today, my friend! [Read more…]