Author: Laura

Honey-Sweetened Orange Blossom Lemonade

There are so many things I love about summer! Warm weather, pool days, flip flops! I’m not exaggerating when I say that I took the kids swimming every.single.day. last summer {if the pool was open and it wasn’t raining}. It was glorious! When we lived in Chicago {born, raised and lived there until 4 years ago}, once summer hit, we always visited the beaches along Lake Michigan.  One of my main motivations for these beach trips was to eat at my favorite restaurant in the entire world {which has since closed down…whomp whomp}. I’m actually not surprised they are closed, because even though they served the...

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Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie

I live on smoothies. Seriously I drink at least one smoothie every. single. day. Usually two. Because as a busy mom of 4, after the kids are fed the last thing I want to do is spend lots of time making food for myself. {I know you know what I’m talking about}! So, when my culinary creativity and energy is spent…I turn to the fastest, easiest healthiest option I can think of – a smoothie. This particular variety, a Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Green Smoothie is literally an entire meal in a glass! It’s loaded with protein, fiber,...

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Moments 04.2017

Welcome to “Moments” here on JoyFoodSunshine. At the end of every month I share a recap of all the shenanigans that went down in crazy town (i.e. my life in a nutshell).  So here it is for April 2017! Recipe love: Here are a few must-share recipes from the month of April from my favorite spots around the web! Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies from The Sweet and Simple Kitchen {I’ll take 5 please}! Bacon Avocado Egg White Breakfast Sandwiches from Joyful Healthy eats! {Ritch would LOVE} Lemon Tarts from Wife Mama Foodie {GORGEOUS} Paleo Chocolate Brownie Muffins from The Vintage Mixer {Chocolate Love}! Blackened...

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About Laura

Wife of one, mom of 3 {+1 on the way}, lover of all things peanut butter! Read more about Laura!

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