Friday, May 31, 2013

Trend Report: Summer Essentials feat Robyn of Cleverly, Yours

Sunglasses//Top//Shorts//Chucks (Robyn's own)//Bracelets

Hello lovely readers! 
It's been a while since I've got to blog for Windsor and I've missed it! Between a busy summer and our latest getaway, we're finally back and trying to settle back in to the daily routine, including my favorite weekly Windsor update! 
This week we are talking summer staples- as I mentioned we recently took a little vacay to Maui and a few things I made sure to pack for the beach and enjoying the sun and sand were a few of my Windsor favorites! Baseball tees are always a classic in my closet, and although I wear them year round, they are a perfect light summer staple. This has been one of my favorite all time baseball tees because of the comfy loose fit! These cute ripped shorts are always an easy and comfy coverup to throw over your suit and hit the beach in! Pair these two favorites with summery white sneakers and you're set! Enjoy the beach or pool this summer by adding a few of these summer staples and you know where to find them! Also, check out my blog anytime for more fun summer ideas!

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Fab Fit Friday: Healthy Baked Mozzarella Sticks!


Mozzarella sticks remind me of the days spent at the swimming pool as a kid. My mom would send me off to the pool with my friends and always gave me money to get lunch. Of course as a kid, I wasn't going to buy a salad with that money. I went for the mozzarella sticks every time! Mozzarella sticks are okay in moderation, but should be a side item, not a meal replacement. 

I still like to indulge every once in a while. I mean how do I say "no" when Jeremy shoves a Sonic Mozzarella stick in my face? Easy, no! But, those cheesy, greasy, crunchy, fat-packers can't be denied of great taste.  A couple is fine every now and then, but if I ate the box everyday, I wouldn't feel so great about myself.  Healthy indulgences make me feel so much better physically. That is why I always create healthier versions of my favorite foods.

A couple nights ago, I made a pasta dish. (which I will be posting the recipe for soon) I made a salad and mozzarella sticks to go with it.  The mozzarella sticks were to die for. The garlic really brought the flavor close to the real deal. The baked flax was super crispy and almost tasted fried! I highly recommend trying these out if you are a picky eater or have picky eaters for kids. 


-Ten Tbsps. Golden Ground Flax

-Five Tbsps. Brown Ground Flax (Optional)

-Two Tbsps. Garlic & Onion Seasoning

-Five Ounces Polly-O Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese (1/3 of Block)

-Two Egg Whites


-Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees

-Grease a baking sheet.

-Slice 1/3 of the cube.

-Slice the 1/3 into four pieces.

-Slice each of those four pieces into five pieces.

-You will have a total of 20 slices. 


-Crack the egg whites into a mixing bowl and whip for a minute with a fork. The foamy texture will help the egg stick to the mozzarella. 
-Mix together the flax and seasoning. Pour onto a plate.

-Lather the mozzarella slice with egg whites and coat with the flax seed mixture.

-Add to Baking Sheet.


-I wanted to try these out with brown flax too. They worked perfectly. Using the brown flax is up to you. The flavor is not noticeable. 


-Bake 12-14 minutes until crisp. The cheese will slightly sneak out, but if you let the mozzarella sticks cool on the pan, they will stay together. 


Recipes Makes 20 Mozzarella Sticks

Nutrition Per Mozzarella Stick: 34 Calories, 2.5 g Fat, 1.1 g Carb, 1 g Fiber, 0 g Sugar, 2.6 g Protein. 
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Trend Report: Nautical featuring Cara Loren!



Summer is here and it's all about the nautical trend! Here is Cara Loren's take on this fun Summer trend! What do you think?

All the outfit details below!

Jacket//Skirt//Shoes//Jewelry (Cara's Own)//Purse








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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Must Have Maxi Dress


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Friday, May 24, 2013

Fab Fit Friday: Healthy & Light Berry Dessert Pizza For Your Memorial's Day BBQ!


Not only are we celebrating a three day weekend; we are celebrating Memorials day! This is one of my favorite weekends throughout the year. I love getting together for parties, friends, great weather, and great food! It brings back a lot of memories as a kid, spending time with the family.

Jeremy and I are grilling out and enjoying our last weekend down south before we head to the Detroit area next week. But don't worry; we will be back! Tonight after out golf, we are heading to the grocery store to pick up groceries for: cauliflower mash, grilled salmon, grilled fish, avocado crescents, broccoli salad, homemade dressings, and fruit salad for this weekends grill out.


I wanted to share a fun recipe that we will also be having in honor of Memorials Day, healthy fruit pizza! I love fruit pizza. You can decorate it to match any holiday. Store bought fruit pizza is made from a sugar cookie, cream cheese, and cane sugar. I wanted to make a similar recipe but keep it light and guiltless. If you are having a hard time choosing a healthy dish to make for a Memorials Day bbq, I promise this one won't let you down! 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 


Fruit Pizza Ingredients
-One Box Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks (or one box square graham crackers)
-One Medium Banana
-One Tbsp Honey
-Six Ounces Vanilla Greek Yogurt
-Two Cups TruWhip (or light whip)
-Two Tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
-Diced Strawberries
-Blueberries


-Place grahams in a large bowl. Crush the grahams with a cup. You could use a blender or food processor, but don't crush into a dirt consistency. You want the grahams to have a couple crunchy pieces left. It makes the crust so much crunchier and gives it a cookie texture. 


-Add the banana to the crushed graham crackers. Take your hands and combine the banana and grahams together. I left my electric mixer back in Chicago, but you can use yours if you don't want to get your hands dirty. If you are using your hands, treat it like a meatloaf.-


-When the banana and graham crackers are combined, add the ball of dough to a greased baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flatten out the dough with your hands. Roll it out from center going outward. You can use your finger tips or a roller. 

-Fold the outer edges in and pinch the sides to form a crust. 


-Drizzle the honey over the crust and spread it around with a spoon. This will give the crust a nice crispy texture on the outside, but keeps a chewy texture on the inside. Just like a sugar cookie! 

-Place the crust in the oven. It will bake approximately 20 minutes, but every oven is different. Keep your eye on it. Don't let the edges burn. They will be lightly brown and crispy. The center will be a lot softer, but it will harden as the crust cools off. Let it cool down on the baking sheet. If you try to move it before it cools, it will break in half like a chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven. 


-While the cookie cools down, prepare the toppings! 


-Combine the TruWhip and Greek yogurt together, and place it it the fridge to thicken. (20 minutes)


-I chose strawberries and blueberries for my fruit toppings because this weekend we are celebrating Memorials day. You can choose any toppings you'd like. Some other toppings that would be delicious : bananas, kiwi, grapes, raspberries, almonds, pecans, craisins, apples, pineapple etc. 


-Once the crust has cooled, add the whipped topping to the center of the crust and spread evenly. 


-You can decorate the pizza however you'd like. If you make these with kids, make mini ones. Each child could decorate their own. 
-I made circle patterns with strawberries, blueberries and coconut layers. 


I took the leftover fruit and used the whip topping as a dip! Don't let anything go to waste. 


-For storing, place the fruit pizza in the refrigerator. The whipped topping with thicken up even more!


Cut the pizza into twelve slices. 


Per Slice (Recipe Makes 12 Slices)
Nutrition: 135 Calories, 4 g Fat, 22 g Carbs, 3 g Fiber, 10 g Sugar, 3 g Protein

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Memorial Day: Must Have Items!


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