BEST of 2015

2015 has been such a fabulous year, filled with fun road trips, delicious food, and awesome experiences! It has been such a joy & delight sharing all our excursions….

Here are the top 10 of 2015:  (click on post titles to be redirected)


1. Falling in Love with Loveland: Castle in OHIO!


2. Wauseon: An Affair to Remember



3. Grand Rapids: Gastropub, Paleo Farm, & More



4. I left my Heart in Holland


5.  Playtime


6. Wapakoneta



7.  It’s just a Red Ball? Au contraire!




8.  Au Revoir Redball Project




9. Let’s Talk Salsa


10.  Ladies Nights Out!



It is going to be hard to say goodbye to 2015 however my heart is a bit lighter knowing that 2016 will be filled with new adventures, recipes, and fashion!?! Yep, you heard correctly, for 2016 we will be adding fashion to the Mom on the go in Holy Toledo mix!!! How was your 2015, what was the highlight? What are you looking forward to in 2016? What would you like to see Mom on the go in Holy Toledo include and/or discuss in 2016? I can’t wait to read your thoughts!! Cheers!!



Avocado Willpower Pudding!

When trying to establish healthier eating habits the most difficult part, at least for me, is coming in contact with SO MANY temptations! I had a run-in with one last weekend and it was a doozy!

We were at a graduation party and they were serving one of those AH-mazing Costco cakes.  You know the chocolate cake with the chocolate mousse in the center & chocolate frosting on top!! SO. GOOD.  I actually caught myself drooling as I walked past it, inhaling all that sugary chocolate goodness! I was heartbroken. I felt as though I had just seen a long lost friend and then I gave them the cold shoulder….how could I!?! But I was also very impressed with my willpower. But I will be the first to tell you that willpower doesn’t satisfy the sweet tooth. Willpower doesn’t have the perfectly smooth frosting texture and airy chocolate mousse filling that I so desperately longed for! Oh the despair!!

After eating a bunch of healthy crap I found myself still dreaming of that smooth, rich, chocolate, decadent Costco cake. And I would have run to Costco if it wasn’t already closed for the day. So I hit up the fridge, I was in the zone! Here is what I came up with….

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1 large banana

 1-1/2 avocado (great BRAIN food!)

½ cup honey

½ cup cocoa powder

½ cup almond butter

1/3 cup almond milk

Optional: walnuts to top pudding with

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Instructions: Blend everything together. I started with the avocados and bananas then slowly added the rest of the ingredients. If you have time to refrigerate it tastes so much better cold, but, if you NEED that chocolate fix right away, grab a spoon! Then refrigerate the rest.

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Do tell, have you ever been caught off guard by a delicious dessert? How do you maintain your willpower? Do you have a healthier go-to version of the dessert? Please share.