{No Bake} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cereal Bars #GoodNightSnack #Cbias


Special thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post; as always, all opinions are mine alone.  A no-bake, super simple, semi-healthy, and absolutely delicious chocolate cereal granola bar with a chocolate peanut butter topping.

{No Bake & Healthier} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cereal Bars I via chelseasmessyapron.com I #peanutbutter #chocolate #snackThese cereal bars are UNREAL. The perfect chocolate to peanut butter ratio, just the right amount of crunch to chewiness, and did I mention about fifteen minutes to make? … 

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S’mores Icebox Cake


A simple icebox cake made with graham crackers, chocolate fudge pudding, and miniature marshmallows. This cake is topped with toasted marshmallows, chocolate curls, and graham cracker bits. A delicious dessert that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare!

Super simple s'mores icebox cake! I via chelseasmessyapron I #s'mores #summer #dessert Lisa over at Wine & Glue had the awesome idea to make this week “S’mores Week.”

A bunch of bloggers and I have all teamed up to bring you a whole week of delicious summa-time treats in the form of S’mores.

But, let’s be honest, I’m totally one of those people eating S’mores in the middle of December. Because they are that good.

To kick off this week, I decided to start with a super simple (and way yummy) icebox cake – S’mores style…. 

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Slow Cooker Overnight Quinoa and Oats

Overnight slow cooker quinoa and oats - so good and healthy! I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #quinoa #overnightoats

A mixture of steel cut oatmeal and quinoa that can be cooked overnight in your slow cooker. This breakfast can be topped with fresh berries and a splash of milk for a delicious and healthy breakfast the whole family will love.

Overnight slow cooker quinoa and oats - so good and healthy! I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #quinoa #overnightoatsBreakfast tends to get a little repetitive at my house.

Actually a lot.

We are pretty much cereal people through and through. The husband will eat different kinds of cereals, but me? I stick with one that I really like and eat it until I’m sick of it. For the past few months it was honey-nut cheerios and now it’s shredded wheat.

Every morning with some almond milk. And the babe’s got his oatmeal and applesauce.


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Greek Pasta Salad


A delicious Greek salad with pasta and romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, black olives, feta cheese, and a red wine vinaigrette. A traditional salad made even better!

Greek Pasta Salad - so good and healthy with the BEST dressing! I via chelseasmessyapron I #Greeksalad #cleaneatingThis post is coming to you from Pittsburgh, PA!

The husband has been in Pittsburgh for work this week so the little guy and I decided to make the trip down to stay with him for the weekend. I was a little nervous for the car trip down, but it turns out I’m more restless than the babe.

I was ready to be done about 30 minutes into the drive and he didn’t start fussing til hour 3. Pretty impressive I think! I gave him some toys and he stayed pretty entertained for most of the ride. I started listening to Allegiant on tape and oh, man it is good! Have you all read this series? (Divergent) Have you seen the movie yet? I’m dying to see it!… 

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Creamy Farmer’s Market Tortellini + A Giveaway


A homemade healthy cream sauce coats your choice of fresh vegetables all over a bed of delicious cheese tortellini. This is vegetarian food at it’s best! Scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win a grill or $300 gift card.

A healthy cream sauce covered tortellini with fresh veggies - ready in under 30 minutes I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #vegetables #tortellini

I always look forward to summer food for three main things: grilling, loads of ice cream, and farmer’s market/fresh garden fruit and vegetables…. 

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Couscous Kale Salad


A simple detoxifying salad – couscous and kale mixed with a lemon vinaigrette make for a flavorful combination.

A simple detoxifying salad - couscous and kale mixed with a lemon vinaigrette I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #kale #mango

I actually don’t love kale, but I have found some ways to really like it.

Enough to crave it and eat it at least once a week. That’s borderline love I’d say.

Kale just needs a little TLC and it has the potential to beat out any other lettuce. One of those ways is to massageit. Sounds weird right?

Yeah. definitely weird. But it works. I can’t remember where I read it, but I read something about massaging kale breaks down parts of the structure and makes it go from a bitter taste and a tough texture to a lot softer and a whole lot more flavorful…. 

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