Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits

Protein Packed Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits - The Lemon Bowl

An easy, make-ahead breakfast packed with plenty of protein and heart-healthy fats to give you all day energy. My husband leaves for work around 6:30am most weekdays so I love coming up with easy, make-ahead breakfast ideas that he can quickly eat before heading out the door. While he loves eating dry cereal (no milk!!),  I would rather push the envelop and get him to eat a more well-rounded meal … {Read the full article}

Tart Cherry Dark Chocolate Granola Bars

Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars - The Lemon Bowl

An ideal snack or breakfast on-the-go, these chewy granola bars are filled with tart cherries, dark chocolate chips and protein-packed walnuts. As though I needed one more, reason #9497214758 that I love living in Michigan is because we are the Cherry Capital of the World. In fact, I have been picking and consuming tart cherries my whole life. As a result, I was delighted when the Cherry … {Read the full article}

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars {The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet Book Review}

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars by The Lemon Bowl

These chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars are the ideal lunchbox treat or after school snack. As a mom of two young children and healthy recipe developer, I am constantly asked for nutritious kid-friendly meal ideas. The truth is, I didn't grow up eating "kid food" and as a result, neither will my children. My kids eat what the adults eat and as a result, their food gets the same attention to … {Read the full article}

Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing

Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing by The Lemon Bowl

Cool, creamy and slightly sweet, your entire family will love this fresh fruit salad tossed in a tangy honey-yogurt dressing. My mom has been making this fruit salad with a honey yogurt dressing for as long as I can remember. We always had plain yogurt in the house growing up to serve with Lebanese food or to whip up a quick Cucumber Laban Sauce so it only makes sense that she used it in fruit … {Read the full article}

PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie

PB& J Oat Smoothie - The Lemon Bowl

A portable, gluten free version of your favorite sandwich, this PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie is packed with protein and whole grains to give you lasting energy. Strawberry season has kicked off here in West Michigan and I can hardly contain my excitement. It only lasts about three weeks but you better believe we don't take a single second for granted. To celebrate the first official day of … {Read the full article}

Banana Licuado {Mexican Smoothie}

Banana Licuado - The Lemon Bowl

Licuados are a popular Latin American drink made by blending fruit, milk and ice. A fresh and light drink perfect for using up ripe fruit including bananas, strawberries, peaches and more. Unless you've read my About Page, you probably didn't know my father spent a year attending college in Mexico where he became fluent in Spanish. Of course, this is also where he gained an affinity towards … {Read the full article}

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Energy Balls

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Energy Balls - The Lemon Bowl

Sweet and satisfying, these energy balls are filled with chocolate, cherries and walnuts to give you a quick energy boost on-the-go. My 2 year old little man loves to eat without assistance but let's be real, toddlers aren't exactly tidy in the kitchen. While I'm certainly not a neat freak by any means, I try to have plenty of healthy, ready-to-eat finger foods on hand at all times. Unfortunately … {Read the full article}

Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe Collection

Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe Collection - The Lemon Bowl

A collection of steel cut oatmeal recipes including refrigerator oats, overnight oats, slow cooker, fruit-filled and chocolate versions.  Steel cut oats have a special place in my heart. From the minute I could hold a spoon, I have been eating steel cut oatmeal. My beautiful mother made them for me and my sisters on a very regular basis along with buckwheat pancakes, shredded wheat or cream of … {Read the full article}