Friday, May 27, 2016

The Beginning Of Summer is Here

The sun is trying to decide if it wants to shine at my house or if the rain is going to take over, either way summer break is here! Ruthie from Cooking with Ruthie is here with a yummy treat that just screams summer to me.

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs are so fun to make, a healthier dessert, and festive for summertime!

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs on www.cookingwithruthie.com are fun to make and festive for the summertime!
 You know when it's time to throw a backyard summer party and you've got so much amazing food to eat that dessert seems like just another thing to worry about. Well, these Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs are just the thing you're looking for! Everyone loves Strawberry Shortcake so why not put a fun kabob spin on it?! They taste fabulous and can be made ahead so there's no fuss when it comes time to serve dessert! Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs on www.cookingwithruthie.com are fun to make and festive for the summertime!
 Angel Food Cake and Strawberries don't pack such a huge calorie punch... it's not exactly "healthy" I know. BUT, I'll take a "healthier" dessert and sometimes that totally works for me :) Pair our Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs with light whipped topping instead of whipped cream and it's getting even healthier still!
Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries with greens attached
  • 1 (6 ounce) prepared angel food cake loaf
  • 2 cups light whipped topping or whipping cream
  • 12 wooden kabob sticks (10 inch length)
Instructions
  1. Using a serrated knife slice angel food cake loaf into 1inch cubes.
  2. Alternate threading whole strawberries and angel food cake on wooden skewers.
  3. Serve with light whipped topping or whipping cream.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. *can be assembled up to 8 hours ahead of serving and refrigerated.
  Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs on www.cookingwithruthie.com are fun to make and festive for the summertime! The kids will love making these with you~ a supervised kitchen activity is the perfect way to keep busy little hands happy for a while :) Plus, they'll love serving them at the party and be so proud of their creations! They'll love helping out! Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs on www.cookingwithruthie.com are fun to make and festive for the summertime!  

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs will be the hit of your summer gatherings!


Summer break is here! I use excited punctuation but I am going to be honest sometimes that sentence would be followed with...because I have some mixed feelings. For the next 3 months my routine is out the window, as with so many of my clients. Come fall I know that I will be having a repeat of the same conversation I have every fall with a handful of my clients. Summer comes, routines go out the window, and unhealthy habits creep in. No more working out because it is too hard with kids at home and their crazy schedules, vacation gets us off kilter, ice cream/popsicles/other sugar treats invade our homes, etc. Let's try to avoid the fall conversation and talk about what we need to do today.

1) First and foremost have a plan. Don't wait to see how things play out at your house, make a plan today. And if you know me you know that plan will involve some early mornings.

2) Moderation and balance. Enjoy a few yummy treats on vacation and at family get togethers, but keep it limited. Which also means, keep them out of your house. Limit them to those fun times, if you get your fridge and cupboards stocked it will be way to easy to enjoy everyday,

3) Be active every day. This doesn't necessarily mean workout everyday. This can include walking to the park, playing out in the yard with your kids, going to the pool. Just do something. 

4) Stay hydrated. Don't get too busy you forget the water. And don't workout outside without proper hydration. That heat will zap you fast and ruin a perfectly good day if you aren't staying hydrated.

5) If you don't have time to hit the gym don't stress, workout from home. Or take the kids to the park and sneak in a workout there while they are all playing. This is something I did pretty regular last summer, not so sure how it will work with an infant this summer though. 

6) Have fun!!!! Enjoy your summer with family and friends.

Remember, the more time you spend out of routine the harder it is to get back on to that routine.



Happy Fit Friday! 
Hope you have a wonderful Memorial day! 
Much Love and Peace~ 
Nichole and Ruthie

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