Featured Slider

Your Whims Wednesday #308

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Your Whims Wednesday

Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party!

30 Minute Lemon Chicken Pasta Skillet from The Kittchen

DIY Mini License Plate Game from Comic Con Family
 DIY Mini License Plate Game with free printable! Find out how you can transform an empty mint tin into this fun road trip game.

Summer Obsession Outfit by The Em Alexander
White lace dress-1.jpg

Cherry Moscow Mule Recipe by Birds Party

Cherry Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe - a tasty and easy to make cocktail flavored with Kirsch, cherries and limes! Recipe for one serving or big batch cocktail! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)
Featured on My Girlish Whims
 
Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Pecan Butter Protein Balls

This single serve recipe for Pecan Butter Protein Balls comes together in only 5 minutes and is the perfect portable protein snack


I've been wanting to try a recipe for protein balls for awhile now and I finally had some time this weekend to experiment a bit and try some recipes out! I'm happy to report back that these little balls turned out FABULOUS and I can see myself getting up close and personal with TONS more balls soon. Erm, protein balls I mean. I'm getting protein balls all up in my face is what I mean to say.

Is it bad that every time I talk about balls I act like I'm 16 again and try to make slightly inappropriate jokes about them? I did it earlier this month while making turkey meatballs for dinner, every time I go to barre class and the teacher says to "squeeze your blue ball" while we are squatting and working our inner thighs with ball work I snort a little bit to myself...sigh.  I think it's time to work on my maturity level a bit.

I DON'T have to work hard on this recipe though because it's seriously the easiest thing to make and part of why it's so delicious is because I used a reeeeeeally yummy pecan butter from Goodson Pecans as the nut butter in the recipe. Literally the only two ingredients in the butter are toasted pecans and salt and oh boy. That's all that you need to make some creamy delicious buttah for sure.


I whipped this batch up for my dessert Sunday night so I only needed a singled serve version (and I may or may not have only had enough pecan butter left for a single serving because spoonfuls of nut butter are my favorite guilty pleasure to indulge in on the weekend...whoops!) but you can easily double or triple this recipe to make a batch for the week.  Just store the balls in the fridge!


Thanks for sending me some pecan butter to try Goodson Pecans: (this is not a sponsored post but I was sent the butter c/o) you've gotten me hooked on this protein ball trend and I can't wait to try some more varieties!

Nutritional Information

This recipe makes four protein balls for 54 calories each, 4 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein each.

Your Whims Wednesday #311 {and Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Your Whims Wednesday

Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party!

Frozen Toasted Coconut Moonshine by Pink Heels Pink Truck
Looking for a new cocktail beverage to try? Love coconut? This Frozen Toasted Coconut Moonshine recipe should be on your list!

DIY Wooden Pallet Planter by The Perfect Storm
DIY Wooden Pallet Planter

Red Chile Rubbed Salmon by Sidewalk Shoes
Red Chile Rubbed Salmon with Toasted Corn Vinaigrette from Bobby Flay

Timeless Summer Fashion by Five Foot Nothing Shopping
Tobi Dress with Tie Front Detail

American Flag Rice Krispy Treats by Marilyns Treats
American Flag Krispy Treats

Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)
Featured on My Girlish Whims
 
Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Your Whims Wednesday #310 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Your Whims Wednesday

Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party!

How to Make a Unicorn Birthday Cake by Birdsparty
How To Make a Unicorn Birthday Cake - step-by-step tutorial recipe to make a stunning, trendy unicorn cake for your child's birthday - It's easier than it looks! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty

Painted Tile Floors by Lolly Jane
Super affordable bathroom floor makeover solution: how to chalk paint tile floors! So glad I painted my bathroom floors, they look amazing and we spent less than $50! Love this bathroom floor makeover!

How to Make Fluffy Cloud Bread by Low Carb Delish
Cloud bread is a spongy egg based bread substitute that can either be made sweet or savory. Learn how to make basic cloud bread!

How to Make Tassel Trim Pillows by From Play Dates to Parties
How-to-Make-Tassel-Trim-Pillows-Ft2

Low Carb Mini Cheesecakes by That Fit Fam
low carb mini cheesecakes that are healthy, sugar free and a great dessert to bring to parties

Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured :)
Featured on My Girlish Whims
 
Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Healthy Air Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Air Fried Mozzarella sticks use low fat cheese string and won-ton wrappers to make a healthy version of this go-to fried food quickly and easily!


Cheese has always been my favorite food.


And of course, if you want to make any food better...what do you do? Slap some breading on it and fry it up!!! So naturally, I have also always loved mozzarella sticks.  I distinctly remember being in high school (back when I was still overweight) and going out to Applebee's with my friends on a Friday night to order "HPAs" or half-priced appetizers.  I was ALWAYS the one who ordered the mozzarella sticks and then hoarded them all to myself when my friends were trying to pass around and share everything. Whoopsies! Hey, my love for cheese runs strong and there was no shame in my cheese hoarding game ;)


My love for cheese STILL runs strong but ever since losing 100 pounds and trying to maintain my new lifestyle...I've had to stop ordering QUITE so many mozzarella sticks.  Well, at least opt to share them with others if I do order them cause #YOLO and #BALANCE haha.


BUT! Finally: a game changer for you other fried cheese lovers out there! I made mozzarella sticks in my AIR FRYER (I have a Philips brand - affiliate link) using pretty healthy ingredients and they actually taste so good that you THINK they should be a guilty pleasure...but they really are not!


I mean, maybe you still shouldn't eat 9 of them in one sitting (not like I EVER would have done such a thing...like immediately after making and photographing this recipe...nope...I would never ever have just sat and ate all nine of these and licked my fingers afterwards and went into a blissful cheese coma when I was done...heh. Nope, never!) but they are made using low fat string cheese, won ton wrappers and NO extra oil since they are cooked in an air-fryer, so overall still pretty good for you! A recipe is listed at the end of the post, but here are some step-by-steps for you!