Whole Wheat Almond Scones

Scones are the muffin’s sophisticated brother-in law. They look rustic (rustic=acceptably messy, homemade but still presentable) and when you enjoy them with tea, you feel official.

Fun fact: Scones are actually pronounced scones in England, according to my friend. If she’s wrong, contact me and I’ll give you her email so you can yell at her.

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Watermelon Slushie

Take a deep sniff.

You smell that? That’s the smell of desperate sweaty kids crying through finals to get to summer vacation. Along with the vague smell of suntan lotion and freshly mowed grass. These various smells are the signs or summer, more importantly known as watermelon season, approaching.

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Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

I can’t believe I haven’t written about oatmeal yet! It’s a staple in my life! It’s the breakfast I eat most often. Even if I don’t want to eat it and my mom made it, I’m gonna have to eat it anyway. She always tells me I need to eat something that “sticks to my ribs”.

My favorite flavor of oatmeal is Maple Brown Sugar, but this is much better than those prepacked to-go oatmeal packs. Why you ask?

Because it is.

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Kale Chips (However You Like Them)

I’m proud to announce that I have honorably earned the nickname of Kale Kid. I was into kale before Beyonce put it on a sweatshirt.

Everything green is trendy these days. The color olive green, green juice, going green, cash, and the star of the $5 health food shelf in Shop Rite-kale chips. 2 and 1/8 oz of kale for $4. It may be healthier but the ratio of chips to air may still be 3:1. Well, at least they can market it as “organic” air.

These chips are crispy and so delicate that they almost almost melt in your mouth. And before you know it, you will have eaten 2 cups of vegetables in less than 5 minutes without even thinking about it.

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Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

I love dates. And all the things you do can do with them. I never got to experiment with them because I usually would go through a pack of dates in an instant. I took two every time I passed by the jar. Then at the end of the day I thought ” what happened? I only ate like five.” Yeah, five times four.

But I have improved. Or at least that’s what I’m going to tell you.

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