Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Healthy Living Link Party # 123


Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party # 123


Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
  We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.



The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.


We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

 Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


 A Bountiful Love  





Urban Naturale
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Day By Day In Our World  
 






    SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

    • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
    •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




    Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Blogger Spotlight Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

     Let's party, link up below!



    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 74

    Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #74

    Thank you  for making the last party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

    If you need more SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and BLOG ENGAGEMENT support,
    We invite you to join our FACEBOOK GROUP.



    Join our BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY Collaborative board! You are welcome to pin your awesome post that you had shared in our parties. Just please let's make it clean and wholesome.  If you want to join the board, just send us a message and let us know!






    Here's what you may have missed from your hosts :











     Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.


    Meet Your Hostesses :



    Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

    Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



    Tweet , help us spread the word!

    Join us every Thursdays, 7pm . Connect with bloggers and grow your reach.
     


     Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party ..we don't like spam too!



    Subscribe to our mailing list

    * indicates required

    NEW AND SIMPLE RULES:

    Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage. Leave as many links as you want ( wholesome, inspiring , uplifting, new and old).  
    Visit and say hi to your linky party neighbor.


    Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Blogger Spotlight Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

    Link up below





    Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 73

    Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #73

    Thank you  for making the last party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

    If you need more SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and BLOG ENGAGEMENT support,
    We invite you to join our FACEBOOK GROUP.



    Join our BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY Collaborative board! You are welcome to pin your awesome post that you had shared in our parties. Just please let's make it clean and wholesome.  If you want to join the board, just send us a message and let us know!






    Here's what you may have missed from your hosts :













     Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.



    Meet Your Hostesses :



    Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

    Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



    Tweet , help us spread the word!

    Join us every Thursdays, 7pm . Connect with bloggers and grow your reach.
     


     Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party ..we don't like spam too!



    Subscribe to our mailing list

    * indicates required

    NEW AND SIMPLE RULES:

    Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage. Leave as many links as you want ( wholesome, inspiring , uplifting, new and old).  
    Visit and say hi to your linky party neighbor.


    Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Blogger Spotlight Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

    Link up below




    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Healthy Living Link Party # 122


    Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party # 122


    Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
      We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.



    The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.


    We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

     Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


     A Bountiful Love  




    Day By Day In Our World  
     






      SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

      • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
      •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




      Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Blogger Spotlight Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

       Let's party, link up below!


      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 72

      Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #72

      Thank you  for making the last party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

      If you need more SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and BLOG ENGAGEMENT support,
      We invite you to join our FACEBOOK GROUP.



      Join our BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY Collaborative board! You are welcome to pin your awesome post that you had shared in our parties. Just please let's make it clean and wholesome.  If you want to join the board, just send us a message and let us know!






      Here's what you may have missed from your hosts :

       











       Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.



      Meet Your Hostesses :



      Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

      Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



      Tweet , help us spread the word!

      Join us every Thursdays, 7pm . Connect with bloggers and grow your reach.
       


       Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party ..we don't like spam too!



      Subscribe to our mailing list

      * indicates required

      NEW AND SIMPLE RULES:

      Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage. Leave as many links as you want ( wholesome, inspiring , uplifting, new and old).  
      Visit and say hi to your linky party neighbor.


      Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Blogger Spotlight Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

      Link up below




      Wednesday, July 12, 2017

      Healthy Living Link Party # 121


      Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party # 121


      Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
        We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.




      The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.


      We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

       Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


       A Bountiful Love  



      Skillet Sweet Potato Tacos 



      Day By Day In Our World  
       







        SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

        • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
        •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




        Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Blogger Spotlight Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

         Let's party, link up below!



        Monday, July 10, 2017

        Kale Brownies

        Kale and brownies...I know it doesn't sound so appetizing. It is not just kids who turn their noses away from kale, despite of all the good benefits of this vegetable. Some grown ups can not make themselves eat this wonder veggie.  Our youngest have the strongest aversion to veggies. Luckily, she now eats peas and carrots on fried rice.  Over the years, I now have some tricks up my sleeve to get her to eat vegetables.

        I have mixed zucchini with muffins , spinach with popsicles . I am also known for mixing grated sweet potatoes in meatballs and meat loaf. See here for : Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and Fruit and Veggie Popsicle.

        Back to kale and brownies. You can mix kale with brownies without tasting the kale!  Trust me. Lily's got this awesome skill of dissecting her meals inside her mouth. Gross sounding BUT this skill of hers is funny and puzzled me through out the years. She can detect, the smallest piece of diced or shredded veggies in her mouth.  This kale brownies however was a HIT. She not only ate a couple right off the bat but she happily declared that this brownie recipe is soooo great.  They are moist, fudgy and full of chocolate goodness. Go ahead and give it a try!





        Ingredients:

        1 large bunch kale
        1¼ cup flour
        2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
        1 tsp. salt
        1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
        1 cup  unsalted butter ( if using salted, skip the salt)
        1½ cups granulated sugar
        ½ cup packed brown sugar
        4 eggs at room temperature, beaten
        1½ tsp. vanilla extract

        Wash the kale and pat it dry. Only use the leafy parts of the kale. Place the kale leaves in a steamer and steam for 5 minutes or until wilted. Puree the kale using a  food processor. Drain any excess liquid and set aside the kale.


        You will have approximately have 1 cup of  kale. 
        In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. 

         
         Mix until thoroughly combined. Melt the chocolate chips and butter. I did not use a double broiler. I just used the microwave. Starting at 20 seconds stirring and then 10 second intervals until evenly melted and smooth. Let the melted chocolate sit until it cools to room temperature. 


        Add the eggs, kale, sugars, and vanilla in a separate bowl.


         Mix the kale mixture with the chocolate mixture until combined. 


        Gently fold in the flour mixture until just barely combined, taking care not to over-mix.


         Prepare a 13″x 9″ pan by greasing it with butter and then lining it with parchment paper.  Carefully pour the brownie batter into the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 


        Carefully lift the brownies up (by holding on to the parchment paper) and transfer to a cooling rack. Leaving the brownies on the pan may over cook it and it will make your brownies really dry.  This is totally optional but you can sift powdered sugar on top of the brownies.





        If you are wondering if they ever figured my "secret" ingredient.... the answer is NO. It is deceptively delicious and tasty! 


        It is fudgy and dense.  Who knew that I can successfully have our youngest eat Kale?  I know for sure that this is not going to be the last time that I will be whipping up these  homemade brownies.


        Don't forget to pin and share!