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happy friday + spring roll lettuce wraps...

Recipe for Spring Roll Salad / via Oh Joy!

If you've ever craved spring rolls but don't have the brown rice paper on hand, today's easy recipe is for YOU! We're showing you how to make little spring roll lettuce wraps...aka the perfect quick meal for you and your family. Or, if you're having friends over, it's fun to have all the ingredients out buffet-style and let guests build their own. Here's how to make them! 

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valentine snack duty...

Valentine Snack Duty! / via Oh Joy!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! So today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to bring you an extra sweet treat that's bursting with Pure Goodness. Since Valentine's Day typically means lots of candy for kids, we wanted to show you how to make a really festive and healthy snack that kids will absolutely love! Come check it out...

Valentine Snack Duty! / via Oh Joy!

You'll Need...
- Wonderful Halos
- toothpicks
- crepe paper streamers
- scissors
- heart stickers
- gold tape

Valentine Snack Duty! / via Oh Joy!

Here's how...
1. Cut a strip of crepe paper and fold in half.
2. Cut thin fringe strips all the way down the length of the crepe paper.

Valentine Snack Duty! / via Oh Joy!

3. Cut off a 2" piece of the fringe and roll the fringe around the end of the toothpick. Secure with tape.
4. Repeat with a second color of crepe paper, layering over the first color and secure with tape.

Valentine Snack Duty! / via Oh Joy!

5. On another toothpick, use two heart stickers back to back to create the point of the arrow.
6. Stick a fringe toothpick in one side of the Halo, and the heart arrow on the opposite side. 

Valentine Snack Duty! / via Oh Joy!

And that's it! They're so easy to make and are a fun way for your kids to show their friends a little love. Plus, they're prefect for classroom snack duty because one 5-pound box of Halos can provide enough treats for an entire classroom! Happy Valentine's Day!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Wonderful Halos.

Sources shown: Ban.do heart picnic blanket (past season), The Container Store green tote, Bonjour Fete paper plates, Bonjour Fete paper cups, Bonjour Fete napkins, Target mint canister (similar), Hobby Lobby copper container, Target faux fur, Urban Outfitters pillow.

{Photos by Lily Glass. Styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}

a pretty and healthy parfait to start the new year...

A Pretty Parfait... / via Oh Joy!

This year, I'm trying really hard to start my mornings off right by eating a healthy breakfast! So today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to show you a really simple (and beautiful!) parfait that you can quickly make in the morning for YOU and your family. I love indulging in a sweet treat in the morning, but it can often be difficult to find snacks that are both sweet and healthy, which makes Halos the perfect choice. You can indulge without guilt and start your day with Pure Goodness! Here's how...

A Pretty Parfait... / via Oh Joy!

You'll need...
- Halos
- plain yogurt
- granola
- shredded coconut
- small cups/glasses

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Here's how...
1. Peel halos, section into wedges and dice into cubed pieces.
2. Add a layer of halos to the bottom of the cup.
3. Follow with a layer of granola, yogurt, and shredded coconut.
4. Repeat each layer until the glass is full.

A Pretty Parfait... / via Oh Joy!
 
That's it! They're super easy to make, and if you want to add a little extra flair to them for your kids, top them off with fun picks! They’re that rare sweet snack that you can feel good about eating and the whole family will love. Happy snacking!
 
*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Wonderful Halos.
 
{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}

a savory and sweet snack mix for the holidays...

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Everyone loves getting a yummy treat for the holidays! So today, we've partnered with Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps® to show you a really easy way to put together a cute and delicious snack that doubles as a thoughtful gift for family and friends. We have two options—one sweet and one savory. Here's how to make them...

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snack duty for the holidays...

Snack Duty for the Holidays / via Oh Joy!

'Tis the season of gift giving and bounty! With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to show you a fun and festive way to take snack duty up a notch with little gifts that your kid's whole class will love. So, today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to help you make snack time a memorable occasion! Here's how...

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diy turkey place settings for the kids...

  A DIY Turkey Place Setting For Kids... / via Oh Joy!

Thanksgiving is just a week away! So, today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to show you how to create festive decor for the kids’ table with...DIY turkey place settings! Grown and hand-picked fresh from the orchards—“tree-to-table,” Halos can be SUCH a fun and colorful addition to any part of the day, including crafts with the kids, and we love using them for more than just snack time. Here's how to make these friendly turkeys...

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healthy (and delicious!) monster muffins...

Monster Muffins / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Weekday mornings are always go-go-go for our family. So I love having breakfast options that are easy and healthy for the kids that can be prepped in advance. These monster muffins are full of nutrients (we snuck some spinach in there), great to have on hand when picking up the kids after school, or even to bring with you to work for a pick-me-up throughout the day. Here's how to make them... 

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meal prep for the work week!

How I Meal Prep for the Work Week / Oh Joy!

I have to admit...I am not great at meal prep. I have a hard time getting ahead for the week when it comes to meals, and I've been trying to be better about that. Especially when it comes to lunches at work, it can get expensive to get take-out or delivery every day. I don't always have enough leftover dinner from the night before to pack for lunch, so I made it a mission to get better at that and starting by doing it in a way that feels more manageable. Today, I've partnered with Blue Apron to share this Garlic & Soy-Glazed Shrimp with Charred Broccoli & Hot Green Pepper Sauce recipe by Chrissy Teigen for Blue Apron that I made for 5 days of work week lunches. (And as a bonus to all our Oh Joy! readers, we have a special offer from Blue Apron for $50 off your first two weeks for the first 50 people to claim it HERE!)

See how I turned one of these meals into my whole week of lunches...

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a pretty spring brunch...

A Pretty Spring Brunch / Oh Joy!

Spring is just around the corner! That means lots of colorful florals, delicious fruit, and beautiful brunches with friends! So today, we’ve partnered with Wonderful Halos to show you how you can incorporate fruit as table decor in a colorful and fun way! Wonderful Halos mandarins instantly add a pretty pop of color to your table and, of course, double as a delicious (and healthy!) snack for guests to enjoy between courses that they can feel good about eating. Using them as decor is such an easy way to bring a little fun to a table, and who doesn't want them within arm's reach at any given moment? Here's how...

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a few of my favorite snacks lately...

My favorite snacks / Oh Joy!

I am a HUGE snacker. I'm someone who can't usually finish a whole meal, but instead can snack on things throughout the day. I also find that snacking helps with my blood sugar level (aka crankiness levels) in the afternoon so I'm pretty much always looking for snacks I can keep at work, at home, and in my car to avoid getting hangry like I can sometimes! Ha. Sometimes I share my go-to snacks on Instagram stories but wanted to post them here so they can stay together in an easy-to-find list for you guys. So here goes...

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