Caprese Salad

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite lunch ideas.   I love preparing simple dishes that are very tasty and filling.  I must say that my all time favorite lunch is a Caprese Salad.  The combination of fresh tomatoes with basil and mozzarella is simply devine!  It takes approximately two minutes to put together which gives your plenty of time to sit down and enjoy this delicious meal.

Spinach Wraps

When you are looking for a delicious lunch that can be made ahead of time then Spinach Wraps may be the perfect meal for you.  These are so tasty and the crunch so satisfying.   These would also be a fun lunch idea for children.  Such a great way to switch it up from the traditional Peanut butter & Jelly sandwich.   In my YouTube video I show you how to make these wraps.  A must watch if you are interested in some new lunch inspirations.

The Smoothie

Many of us are avid lovers of smoothies.  I love smoothies because they are simple to make, very filling, and you can make endless varieties.  Plus, I love experimenting with different smoothie recipes.  Smoothies are also a great idea for breakfast.  One of my favorite smoothies is the Key Lime Raspberry Smoothie.  The taste is so creamy and delicious, and the bright red color is also very appealing.  Check out my YouTube video if you are interested in seeing how I make this smoothie.

The Soup Sampler

The soup sampler is a great lunch idea for office luncheons or if you have friends over for lunch.  You make three of your favorite soups to give your guest a fun variety to sample.  Add some warm bread and a side salad, and you have the perfect lunch that can feed many.

Fruit Salad

Many of you know my love for fruit.  I always welcome a fruit salad at my lunch table.  You can make it ahead of time, and you have so many options when creating your salad.

I hope you enjoyed my sharing some of my favorite lunch choices.  You can always find additional inspiration on my YouTube channel At Home With Nikki.  Have a wonderful day friend!

Blessings & Love

You know the Fall season is right around the corner.  This means the holiday season is kicking off!  Many of us are so very busy during this time of year with holiday preparations and events which causes our health and good eating habits to be put on hold.  Well I want to share a great new find with you which launches on September 8, 2014.  Many of us already know of Bethenny Frankel from her start on the Real Housewives of New York followed by her amazing Skinny Girl wines and cocktails product line and talk show (Bethenny).  She is now bringing us even more!  She now has a line of nutrition bars which gives us the benefits of a tasty snack without sacrificing our health.  On top of that, Skinnygirl is launching a new site called SkinnygirlSnackSwap.  This site will feature a tool that will ask you to select your favorite snack and then it will personally choose healthier options to match your cravings.  It will also feature plenty (nutritionist-approved) healthy recipes.  I think this is a wonderful way to help give us healthy alternatives.

I was recently contacted by the Skinny Girl company and introduced to Skinnygirl Snack Swap and asked if I would be interested in giving their nutrition bars a try and learning more about the Skinny Girl nutrition bars along with a the new snack swap tool that they have to help us stay on track with our snacking. 

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www.skinnygirlsnackswap.com

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Photo Credit:  SkinnyGirlSnackSwap.com
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I was so excited to give the skinnygirlsnackswap.com a try.  Now I love a good fruity dessert.  So I decided to see what Skinny Girl would swap out for my fruity cravings. One of the swap options that they provided me was the “Easy Berry Crumble For One” recipe.  Their site had so many fun recipes to try, but this one was calling my name. 
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Disclosure

Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bar samples, Target gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Skinnygirl.
August is here already!  Can you believe how fast this year is going by.  Fall is right around the corner.  Well this month I have been enjoying some fun things around my home.  I really enjoyed sharing the things that have made cleaning, home organization, cooking and home entertaining flow fabulously around my place.  I hope you find the video not only enjoyable but informative.  Please also be sure to enter the giveaway below.   Have a great day! 
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Sienna Visio Window Steam Cleaner

Includes Electric Steaming System and Accessory Kit.
There is nothing better than a delicious milk shake.  The summer just brings out this beautiful dessert.  This week I teamed up with the beautiful Rosie from the blog and YouTube channel  I Heart Recipes.  We decided to each share one of our milk shake recipes with our readers and viewers.  It was such a fun and delicious collaboration.  So for my video I decided to share my yummy Key Lime Milk Shake.  I just love anything key lime, so it worked out perfectly.  I hope you enjoy the video and will also enjoy Rosie’s Pineapple and Passionfruit milk shake video.  Enjoy!  
It has been one busy week around my house.  Even with it being a very busy week I was able to squeeze in some home tips.  I learned some really neat tips this week and I could not wait to share them with you.  I hope that you will enjoy the video and that you have been having a wonderful week.  
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The Video

I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth Of July.  We really had a beautiful and relaxing day with great friends.  I put together a quick and simple tablescape this year on my back porch.  I was excited to share with you how it turned out.  My friend Kaye who just recently moved to Charleston made the macaroni and cheese that you see featured in the video below.  It was so very delicious.  She did a video about it on her channel which is CookingWithKaye.   I hope you enjoy seeing my tablescape and Fourth Of July meal.  

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