October 01, 2014

Pinterest Roundup: 15 Aprons For Men

Free Apron Patterns For Men Roundup | Becky Cooks Lightly #sewing

Hey Manly Men {and the women that love them}!
I've collected my favorite free apron patterns & tutorials for men to share with you today...all found on pinterest!

  1. Adjustable Full Apron For Women or Men, Such Wild Love
  2. Adjustable Unisex Apron and Simple Dishtowels,The Purl Bee
  3. BBQ Apron with Rivet Accents, Sew 4 Home
  4. Cafe Style Unisex Apron, Prints To Polka Dots
  5. Chef's Apron, Martha Stewart
  6. Cooks Apron, All About You
  7. Cook's Apron & Matching Hot Mitt, Sew 4 Home
  8. DIY BBQ Apron For Dad, Momtastic
  9. DIY Manly Man Apron, Lovely Indeed
  10. Father's Day Barbecue Apron, Betz White
  11. Men's Apron Tutorial,Needle Book
  12. Men’s BBQ Apron, We All Sew
  13. Personalized Nail Apron, About
  14. Pro Chef Half Apron with Renaissance Ribbons, Sew 4 Home
  15. Real Men Cook Apron, Spors in the Dessert
Bonus Pattern: Adjustable Unisex Apron, The Purl Bee

You can find my favorite apron patterns on Pinterest at Pretty Aprons. Do you follow or have an apron board?
September 29, 2014

38 Healthy Mug Cake Recipes

Healthy Mug Cake Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly #healthy
Healthy Mug Cake Recipes
Happy Monday, Friends!
I've collected my favorite healthy mug cake recipes to share with you today...and they are all quick and easy! What is your favorite healthy mug cake recipe?

  1. 1-2-3 Microwave Cake (80 calories), Spark Recipes
  2. 1 Minute Banana Split Mug Cake {Gluten Free}, Nutritionist in the Kitch
  3. 1 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug, Chocolate Covered Katie
  4. 2 Minute Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake, Taylor Made
  5. 3-2-1 Sponge Cake, The 350 Degree Oven
  6. 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake, Real Healthy Recipes
  7. 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake 'Baked' Oatmeal, Oatgasm
  8. Banana Cornbread Mug Cake, Oatmeal with a Fork
  9. Banana Maple Mug Cake, To Live & Diet In L.A.
  10. Basic Mugcake Recipe,  Sweat The Sweet Stuff
  11. Black Bean Brownie Mug Cake, The Sweet {Tooth} Life
  12. Blackberry Cinnamon Mug Cake, Nicole Wong
  13. Blueberry Microwave Mug Cake, Easy Tasty Clean
  14. Cherry Limemade Mug Cakes, LPH J Kitchen
  15. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mug Cake, Running With Spoons
  16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug, Chocolate Covered Katie
  17. Chocolate Protein Mug Cake, The Healthy Wife
  18. Chocolate Pumpkin Mugcake, From Fries to Fit
  19. Cinnamon-Apple 2-Minute Mug Cake, The Paleo Mom
  20. Coconut Chocolate Mocha Mug Cake, Ruled.Me
  21. Healthier Peanut Butter Mug Cake, Kirbie's Cravings
  22. Healthier Fudgy Nutella Mug Cake, Kirbie's Cravings
  23. Healthy Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake, Fit Foodie Finds
  24.  Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake, College Cafiteria
  25. (High Protein) Tart Cherry Nutty Mug Cake, Healthy Aperture
  26. Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake, All Day I Dream About Food
  27. Low Fat Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake, Happy Herbivore
  28. Metabolism-Boosting Chocolate Mug Cake, The Creek Line House
  29. Microwave Chocolate Banana Mug Cake, Slender Kitchen
  30. Paleo, Gluten-free Pumpkin Mug Cake, Hungry Healthy Girl
  31. Paleo Mug Cakes, The Wannabe Chef
  32. Pumpkin Pie Mug Cake, Ripped Recipes
  33. Raspberry Vanilla Mug Cake, Becomingness
  34. Red Velvet Mug Cakes, All Day I Dream About Food
  35. Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cake in a Mug, Chocolate Covered Katie
  36. Strawberry Peanut Butter Cup Microwave Cake, 24 Carrot Life
  37. Strawberry Protein Mug Cake, Ripped Recipes
  38. Sweet Potato Mug Cake, All You Can Clean Eat
September 26, 2014

Iced Almond Coffee Recipe

Healthy Recipe | Iced Almond Coffee @ Becky Cooks Lightly
Healthy Iced Almond Coffee/ Photo by Whitney
Have you noticed how expensive iced coffees are getting? The price keeps going up and up. Check out the price list-

Fast Food Menu Prices {Iced Coffee}

Dunkin' Donuts: $1.99 - $2.69

Krispy Kreme: $1.89 - $2.19

McDonalds: $1.59 - $1.99

Starbucks: $1.95 - $3.45

Wendys: $1.79 - $2.49

Crazy, right? Even if the price tag is not deterrent enough, it's just sometimes more convenient to brew a little in your own home. Especially on bad hair days...

This recipe used skim milk, but you may want to substitute almond milk if you're dieting. Livestrong provides an informative explanation @ Almond Milk vs. Skim Milk for Weight Loss.

Yield: 8 cups

Per Serving 
Calories:  53  ♥ Fat: 0.1g ♥ Carbs: 10.8g ♥  Sodium: 28mg ♥ 
Cholesterol: 1mg   Protein: 1.8g   Points Plus: 1 ♥ Old Points: 1

Healthy Iced Almond Coffee

  • 6 ½ cups freshly brewed strong coffee
  • ¼  cup plus 1 tablespoon superfine sugar (or 7½ packets of Splenda)
  • 1½ cups skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  1. Combine brewed coffee and sugar; stir until well blended and let cool.
  2. Stir in milk and almond. Chill thoroughly.
  3. To serve, pour coffee mixture over ice in serving glasses; serve immediately.

September 24, 2014

48 Healthy Cake Recipes

Healthy Cake Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly #cake #healthy

Autumn has arrived!
I've collected my favorite healthy cake recipes to celebrate the arrival of my favorite season...and they are all deliciously diet friendly!
  1. Applesauce Oatmeal Cake, White Lights On Wednesday
  2. Banana Date Cake with Walnuts (Eggless), Lincy's Cook Art
  3. Banana Strawberry Ice Cream Cake, This Rawsome Vegan Life
  4. Better Than Sex Cake--Weight Watchers Style, Food.com
  5. Blueberry Cake with Walnuts , Simple Sugars {Scroll down for english version or use translation}
  6. Carrot Cake with Almond Flour, The Fountain Avenue Kitchen
  7. Carrot Cake with Spiced Maple Frosting, Harriet Emily
  8. Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake, Mom On Time Out
  9. Chocolate Beetroot Cake, The Healthy Epicurean
  10. Chocolate Chickpea Cake, Jo and Sue
  11. Chocolate Cornmeal Cake, Anne's Healthy Corner
  12. Chocolate-Zucchini Snack Cake, Becky Cooks Lightly
  13. Clean Eating Birthday Cake, The Gracious Pantry
  14. Clean Eating Chocolate Molten Cake, The Gracious Pantry
  15. Coconut Cake, Laa Loosh
  16. Coffee Cake For One, Chocolate Covered Katie
  17. Diet Soda Cake, Skinny Taste
  18. Eggless Amaranth Chocolate Cake Topped with Spiced Pear, Lemon in Ginger
  19. Eggless Ragi Chocolate Cake, Kurryleaves
  20. Eggnog “Baby Spice” Cake, Chocolate Covered Katie
  21. Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake, My Purple Spoon
  22. Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cake, Eat Good 4 Life
  23. Healthy Chocolate Cake, iFOODreal
  24. Healthy Strawberry Cake with Strawberries and Cream Frosting, Desserts With Benefits
  25. Lemon Loaf, Strawberry Chocolate Concoction
  26. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, Malibu Kitchen
  27. Light Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Bite Me More
  28. Makeover Red Velvet Cake, Taste Of Home
  29. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake, All Day I Dream About Food
  30. Oat Pecan Cake with Vanilla Ginger Frosting, This Rawsome Vegan Life
  31. Orange Glazed Carrot Cake, Skinny Ms.
  32. Paleo Cinnamon Coffee Cake, LA Healthy Living
  33. Paleo Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake, Beauty & The Foodie
  34. Peanut Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting, Desserts With Benefits
  35. Pumpkin Breakfast Cake (GF), Stacy Makes Cents
  36. Raw Chakra Birthday Cake, Gratitude and Greens
  37. Simple Coconut Flour Cake, Savory Lotus
  38. Skinny Lime Poke Cake, Yummy Healthy Easy
  39. Skinny{Low Fat}Cherry Poke Cake, Yummy Healthy Easy
  40. Skinny Pistachio Cake, Skinny Mom
  41. Skinny Raspberry Lemonade Cake, Skinny Mom
  42. Slow Cooker Apple Cake, Becky Cooks Lightly
  43. Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, Skinny Ms.
  44. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Cake, All Day I Dream About Food
  45. Upside Down Pineapple Cake, The Healthy Foodie
  46. Vegan Banana Cake, Green Road To Bliss
  47. Weight Watchers Red Velvet Cake, Laa Loosh
  48. Weight Watchers Sunshine Cake, Food.com
Have a favorite healthy cake recipe, but don't see it listed here? Please share your favorite in the comment section below.
September 22, 2014

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter recipes don't come any better than this. It has the BIG three: Quick, Easy, Delicious!

For the perfect bread to pair with your apple butter, choose homemade. I enjoy a little apple butter with Whole Wheat-Banana Muffins, Spiced Pumpkin Bread (WW), and Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. What is your favorite bread-apple butter pairing?

Recipe by Alix Nancy Botsford, Seminole, OK

Makes  9 servings
(Ideal slow-cooker size: 5- or 6-quart)

Calories:180  ♥ Fat: 0  ♥ Carbs: 46g ♥ Fiber: 5g ♥ Protein: 1g ♥ Sodium: 15mg ♥ Cholesterol: 0mg  ♥ Points Plus: 5 ♥ Old Points: 3

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter


  • 108-oz can (#8 size) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups cider
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves, or 1 tsp. ground nutmeg, (optional)


  1. Combine applesauce and cider in slow cooker.
  2. Cover. Cook on high 3-4 hours.
  3. Add spices.
  4. Cover. Cook 1 more hour.
  5. Sterilize cup- or pint-size jars. Heat lids.
  6. Fill jars with apple butter. Clean rim with damp paper towel. Put on lids.
  7. Place in canner and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.