The #1 Problem With The Paleo Diet – SOLVED

The #1 Problem With The Paleo Diet - SOLVED | Paleo Recipes | www.simplebeautifullife.net

So many of us have trouble dieting, sticking to our diets, or cannot even fathom the word “diet.” Well, thats OK. There are so many different types of diets out there that it seems almost impossible to randomly take a gamble on one of them! I just wanted to talk to you guys about one of the most popular diets out there right now and that’s the “Paleo Diet.”

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3 Ingredient Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

3 Ingredient Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Lemon Meringue Pie is my all-time favorite dessert. I swear I could eat an entire pie if given the chance, and that is why I’ve decided that making a regular size pie isn’t a good idea. To help with portion control I started making these mini lemon meringue pies.

These are the perfect treat to welcome spring!

3 Ingredient Lemon Meringue Pie

The best part is there are only 3 ingredients and they are simple to make!

Brand doesn’t really matter here, but keep in mind cheaper pie fillings don’t usually taste as good as the brand names. After some experimenting the Duncan Hines Lemon Creme filling has the best taste (in my opinion). It is also sweet enough to not need added sugar (but if you want you can add a teaspoon or two of powdered sugar).

3 Ingredient Lemon Meringue Pie

I used pre-made mini graham cracker pie crusts, but you could definitely make your own. I used these for the sake of keeping it simple and mess free!

These are the things I crave the most in life 🙂

The meringue gave me a little trouble, only because my hand blender decided to go homicidal on me. Well, it was my fault. I pushed the button to eject the beaters before I unplugged it. The button also happened to be the power switch and I guess I pushed it up while I was pushing it in and it turned on. I didn’t have a good grip so it fell and started viciously attacking my leg. Thankfully I was wearing pants so they took the brunt of the attack. The beaters spun wildly, getting tangled in my pants leg and breaking themselves in the process.

No worries though, thankfully I live with a genius! Mike is a whiz when it comes to drills, a fact I only learned once my arm was tired out from whipping the egg whites and sugar. He rigged up a wire whisk to the drill and voila!

 

These are perfect for last minute guests since after the meringue they take less than 15 minutes to make. Here’s the recipe:

 

3 Ingredient Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
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Ingredients

  • 1 can Lemon Pie Filling
  • 2 - 6 Mini Graham Cracker Crusts
  • 1 cup Prepared Meringue

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F

Fill crusts 2/3 full with lemon pie filling

Top with 1 - 2 tablespoons of meringue

Bake for 10 - 13 minutes, until meringue is golden brown

Add desired toppings and serve. I love mine with blackberries on top!

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Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe #Snackation

Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe #Snackation

This is a sponsored post from Smucker’s in conjunction with the #Snackation campaign. All opinions are my own.

Last week I sent my brother on a mission to pick up some Smucker’s and Jif products for a fun #Snackation. I was inspired by what he brought home and the upcoming fall weather.

Smuckers Snackation

To recap, he brought home

  • Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread
  • Smucker’s Strawberry Jam
  • and Smucker’s Apple Fruit-Fulls

Separately these ingredients make great snack options and perfect lunchbox companions. I can totally see dipping pretzels, fruits, and crackers into the Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread – it is delicious! Strawberry Jam can be used for many things as well – in fact I’m in the process of creating a yummy jelly roll recipe to share with you guys.

Apple Pie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe

But today isn’t about jelly rolls – it is about these moist apple cupcakes with a creamy, rich salted caramel hazelnut frosting. Yes, they are as good as they sound! Maybe even better.

Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe #Snackation
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Ingredients

  • For the Cupcakes
  • 1/3 c. butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 pouches Smucker's Apple Fruit-Fulls®
  • For the Frosting
  • 2 cups Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the vanilla.

Sift together the dry ingredients and slowly add it to the butter mixture. Stir in Fruit-Fulls® until the batter is smooth.

Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with the batter.

Bake for 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcakes are done. Allow to cool in the muffin pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool

Add the Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread to a piping bag and frost.

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Apple Pie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe

Once they’re made you can take them along on your own Snackation. A trip to the zoo, park, or playground. Across the country or in your own backyard. The beauty of a snackation isn’t so much where you go as who you are with. Enjoying a snack filled day with the family can happen anywhere and I suggest planning a snackation at least once a month. 

If you are at a loss for how to spend your #Snackation you can get inspiration from the bloggers below.

So tell me, what does your perfect Snackation consist of? What will you take, where will you go, and who will you spend it with?

Leave a comment below and let us know what you have planned.

Summer Snacking with Triscuit

Summer Snacking with Triscuit

A Triscuit a Trascuit…. wait. That doesn’t work.

What does work is these delicious recipes for delicious, light summer snacking with Triscuit!

Triscuit Original

Triscuit has partnered with five artisanal food producers – Makers of More – to create exclusive products specifically designed for Original Triscuit crackers.

Topping the Original Triscuit this summer are:

Triscuit Summer Snacks

We received the products pictured above to try some of these recipes and share them with you. I did make a few changes to fit our taste preferences. Overall we all enjoyed trying these amazing, yet simple, creations and have been incorporating them into our summer snacking routine.

Many of these are perfect for after school snacking so you don’t have to put them away once summer is over!

 

McClure’s Pickles

McClure’s Pickles Olive Tapenade, Goat Cheese, Chives

Olive Tapenade, Goat Cheese, Chives

  1. Start with an Original Triscuit cracker
  2. Spread goat cheese on cracker
  3. Add McClure’s Olive Tapenade
  4. Top with chopped Chives

 I omitted the chives on this one and it was great. The crunch of the Triscuit cracker made a nice contrast to the soft texture of the other ingredients.

The Jam Stand

The Jam Stand    Cherry Ginger Jam, Brie, Walnuts

Cherry Ginger Jam, Brie, Walnuts

  1. Start with an Original Triscuit cracker
  2. Spread The Jam Stand’s Cherry Ginger Jam on cracker
  3. Add a piece of brie
  4. Top with chopped walnuts

The only thing I did differently here was go without walnuts. That’s only because I didn’t have any – I bet it would be fantastic with them!! The Jam is perfectly sweet without being overwhelming.

Wondermade

Wondermade    Blackberry Marshmallow, Banana, Hazelnut Spread

Blackberry Marshmallow, Banana, Hazelnut Spread

  1. Start with an Original Triscuit cracker
  2. Spread hazelnut spread on cracker
  3. Add a slice of banana
  4. Add Wondermade’s Blackberry Marshmallow
  5. Finish with a second Triscuit cracker to create a sandwich

I left out the banana and substituted peanut butter for the hazelnut spread. I’m thinking toasting these flavorful marshmallows would make it even better.

Olympia Provisions

Summer Sausage, Aged Cheddar cheese, Pickled Onion

  1. Start with an Original Triscuit cracker
  2. Add a slice of Olympia Provisions’ Summer Sausage on cracker
  3. Add a piece of aged cheddar cheese
  4. Top with pickled onion

 

Savannah Bee Company

Savannah Bee Company    Winter White Honey with Passion Fruit, Peaches, Almonds

Winter White Honey with Passion Fruit, Peaches, Almonds

  1. Start with an Original Triscuit Cracker
  2. Spread Savannah Bee Co. Winter White Honey with Passion Fruit on cracker
  3. Add one fresh peach slice
  4. Top with chopped almonds

This was my favorite of the 5 recipes. The Winter White Honey with Passion Fruit is out of this world good. I traded a slice of strawberry for the peach slice because, well, I love strawberries and thought it would be a nice pairing. I was right!

 

If you’re looking for an easy, no fuss snacking option then these are the answer! You can find Triscuit Original Crackers at your local grocery store and the artisanal products may be found online. Happy Snacking!

Light Summer Snacking with    Original Triscuit

99 Delectable Cheesecake Recipes

99 Delectable Cheesecake Recipes

Cheesecake is so awesome it has two days named in its honor. Can you blame it though? I mean, it is cheesecake after all. There are so, so many types of cheesecakes out there that you’ll probably never get to try every variety in your lifetime.

How many different types of cheesecake do you think you’ve tried in your lifetime?

To help you try even more I’ve collected a ton of Cheesecake recipes on my Cheesecake Pinterest board (you should totally follow it since I’m always adding to it!)

Follow Amber Killmon (Simple Beautiful Life)’s board Cheesecakes on Pinterest.
Here are 99 Cheesecake recipes that are sure to be a hit; there’s mini cheesecakes, stuff stuffed with cheesecake, and pretty much anything you can think of cheesecake.

Which of these cheesecakes do you most want to try?

99 cheesecake recipes

Cookie & Candy Inspired Cheesecake Recipes

Fruity Cheesecake Recipes

Stuff Stuffed with Cheesecake Recipes

Mini Cheesecake Recipes (because it’s all about portion control!)

Cheesecake Dip Recipes

Velvety Cheesecake Recipes

Peanut Butter, Chocolate and/or Caramel Cheesecake Recipes

All Other Cheesecake Recipes