Garlic Lemon Shrimp Kababs

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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Kababs
Garlic Lemon Shrimp Skewers can be made on the grill of in the oven for a quick and easy meal that is packed with lemon and garlic flavor. It pains me to say that currently I am the only one at home who eats shrimp. My husband doesn’t eat any seafood and we haven’t introduced […]
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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew

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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew
This Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew is full of traditional flavors without all the extra fat and calories. Plus it is Low Carb, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. The flavors of a traditional Creole Chicken Stew packed with spice, lots of okra, and tender, fall of the bone chicken can’t be beat. And lucky […]
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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon

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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon
Sauteed Kale and Garlic and Bacon is a healthy, flavor packed side dish that has so much flavor and is Paleo, Low Carb, and Whole30 friendly. This easy side dish of bacony, garlicky kale couldn’t be more delicious. The kale is sauteed is the bacon fat and tons of garlic. It couldn’t really get any […]
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Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet

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Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet
One of my favorite tricks to make recipes more Weight Watchers friendly is to substitute cauliflower rice for regular rice. Did you know that rice has at least 5-7 SmartPoints per cup, depending on the variety? I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have a cup of cauliflower rice, which is only […]
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Healthy Greek Meatballs

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Healthy Greek Meatballs
I am always down for a good meatball and these Healthy Greek Meatballs pack in so much delicious flavor. Plus they are Paleo, Whole30, and low carb friendly with just 220 calories for four meatballs. Last week I had a really serious craving for tzatziki and Israeli salad – weird. I was tempted to just […]
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast
This sweet and savory Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast clocks in at only 225 calories and will quickly become a family favorite. There are some meals that become family favorites the very first night you prepare them. This was one of those meals. Everyone loved it and we were fighting over the leftovers for lunch […]
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Low Carb Waffles

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Low Carb Waffles
Low carb waffles are crispy, full of flavor, and completely grain-free for anyone on a paleo, gluten-free, or low carb diet. Plus they are just plain delicious. Made with a combination of almond and coconut flour, they are nutty and full of protein. And since they keep well in the fridge, they are great to […]
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Turkey Moussaka

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Turkey Moussaka
Turkey Moussaka is a Greek inspired take on eggplant lasagna, with a Greek yogurt sauce replacing the traditional bechamel and it tastes amazing. As someone who loves eggplant, moussaka is a dish I have always loved. Eggplant, ground meat, potatoes, and a cheesy sauce – you can’t really go wrong. Unfortunately the traditional version is […]
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Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini

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Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini
Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini may just be my new favorite healthy lunch. Who would have ever believed that stuffing a zucchini with ground turkey, peppers, onions, spices, and cheese would taste so good and decadent? They are seriously something I love to eat and they taste like a mash up of chicken fajitas and pizza. […]
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Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin

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Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin
Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are warm, tasty, and the perfect thing for a busy morning since they are ready in less than five minutes. We are always on the look out for fast and healthy breakfast options since no matter how hard we try, mornings are hectic. Recently I stumbled across these oatmeal microwave muffins […]
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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes

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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes
Everyone who knows me knows that I am a bit of a slow-cooker fanatic. Every now and then, however, there are a few recipes that I just have to pull out my skillet for. It’s a sacrifice I am willing to make for just the right recipe. I can’t explain it, but sometimes I just […]
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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts

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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts
Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts have all the flavor of your favorite Thai curry but is much healthier than your favorite take-out version. Recently I have had some friends ask about simple ways to start eating healthier all week. They don’t all have time to cook every night, may be on a limited budget, […]
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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather with a cool, refreshing, and flavor packed meal. We live about a block away from a delicious Greek restaurant, but every time we go I end up ordering their chopped shrimp salad. It’s my favorite thing on their menu even […]
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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms

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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms
Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms are a healthy and tasty side dish that will get everyone to eat their veggies. Plus the leftovers are delicious and can be utilized all week. It seems like I often get stuck in a rut, making the same simple side dishes over and over. Usually a salad. Now, […]
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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins
Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins have been part of our breakfast routine for years now and make the best on-the-go healthy breakfast. I have been making all kinds of egg muffins for years but recently realized I have shared the one that I make most often on the blog, these ones packed with broccoli, cheddar cheese, […]
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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is the perfect meal as we approach warmer spring and summer months. Not only is all the work done by the slow cooker meaning you never have to turn on the stove, the mango salsa screams summer with its bright and fresh flavors. I have been making versions of this dish […]
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Healthy Greek Nachos

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Healthy Greek Nachos
Healthy Greek Nachos are quickly becoming a staple in our house, especially now that the weather is heating up and I want something fresh and light. In full disclosure, I have eaten these three times for lunch already this week. I am slightly obsessed but they are just so good. Crispy Flatout chips covered in […]
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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs make the best weeknight dinner with virtually no cleanup since everything is cooked on one sheet pan. Plus the homemade honey mustard sauce made with honey olive oil, garlic, whole grain mustard, and thyme couldn’t be more delicious. In my opinion, it’s hard to beat anything that is covered in […]
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Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Avocado Herb Salsa

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Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Avocado Herb Salsa
Portobello and Poblano Tacos need to make an appearance at your next taco Tuesday. No one will even miss the meat in these delicious vegetarian tacos. Even though today I am a full fledged carnivore, for about 10 years I was a vegetarian. Unfortunately during that time I also didn’t cook very much, so let’s […]
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No Bake Brownie Balls

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No Bake Brownie Balls
Nothing better than a gooey brownie, right? How could there be? Brownies are laden with butter, sugar, eggs, chocolate—all the good stuff. Unfortunately, that means that a typical brownie is packed with calories and fat and should definitely be indulged in only on a very occasional basis. But what if I told you that you […]
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Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

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Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes
A delicious Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes that is ready in under 15 minutes with the help of the broiler. Plus it’s low carb, Paleo, Clean Eating, and Whole30 friendly. If you haven’t tried flank steak yet, you are missing out. This lean, more affordable cut is full of flavor and with the right […]
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Healthy Kung Pao Chicken

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Healthy Kung Pao Chicken
Healthy Kung Pao Chicken is full of all the flavor of the classic Chinese take-out dish, tastes amazing, and is a meal you can feel good about feeding your family. After a crazy weekend, I had absolutely no desire to cook and was seriously craving Chinese take out. But since we have been trying to […]
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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes
The perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast with these Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes with just 88 calories for three. It’s hard to put a finger on what my very favorite thing about Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes is. There are so many things I love about them. I guess if I had to choose, I […]
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Chili Con Queso

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Chili Con Queso
    I am really excited to be sharing this amazing recipe from my friend Holly over at Trim and Terrific, and it’s definitely going on my Superbowl menu. I swoon over the creamy, tangy deliciousness that is queso. It’s so hard to resist ordering it any time I see it on a menu. You […]
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
I love dessert recipes that are quick and easy, and they get serious bonus points if I don’t have to turn on my oven. These light and delicious No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are perfect for a crowd-pleasing, easy to prepare dessert that takes just minutes to throw together. The best part is that these flavorful […]
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Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

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Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
These simple and tasty Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes are made with oats, flaxseed, and unsweetened applesauce for a delicious, gluten-free breakfast. Pan-cakes! Full of apple cinnamon flavor and made with hearty oats and flaxseed meal, these pancakes are making mornings more bearable around here. This is even more true if you top them with […]
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Lightened Up King Cake

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Lightened Up King Cake
One of my favorite traditions each year is to make a King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. The King Cake tradition came originally from medieval France and Spain. Later, it was celebrated in Louisiana, where Creoles celebrated the king’s ball with a fancy cake in which a bean had been placed randomly inside. According to […]
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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots

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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots
These Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Thyme make the perfect healthy side dish full of garlicky herbs with just a hint of balsamic. Lately I have been having weird cravings for a Thanksgiving style meal – like the whole nine yards. I want the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, and all the fixings. But […]
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Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Fritatta

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Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Fritatta
I love a good egg breakfast and this Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Frittata makes the perfect weekend brunch or quick dinner. A couple weeks ago we splurged on a fancy weekend brunch and I had the most amazing soft scrambled eggs with tomatoes, goat cheese, and fresh herbs. It was sooooo good and […]
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Sesame Soy Broccoli

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Sesame Soy Broccoli
Need a new broccoli side dish? I’ve got you covered with this Sesame Soy Broccoli that makes a great Asian side dish of even main course with some chicken, beef, or tofu. A few weeks ago I shared this Sesame Soy Edamame and we have been on the sesame soy train ever since. It’s such […]
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Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta

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Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta
This cheesy Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta is the perfect thing when you are craving comfort food and is surprisingly light for a baked pasta dish. Although I love me some spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles, sometimes nothing is better than a big warm bowl of real deal pasta. And for me, when I […]
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect healthier replacement for your favorite cookies or brownies and are packed with protein and fiber. I love peanut butter. A lot. Peanut butter is a natural and inexpensive way to add nutrition to baked goods. Peanut butter packs a lot of protein and flavor that […]
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Protein Packed Oat Waffles

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Protein Packed Oat Waffles
These gluten free Protein Packed Oatmeal Waffles are packed with protein and good for you oats but still taste amazing. I am currently obsessed with my waffle maker. It is so ridiculously fun to use and versatile—I can’t help but want to use it for much more than just traditional breakfast waffles. If you haven’t […]
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Mushroom Barley Bowls

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Mushroom Barley Bowls
These hearty vegetarian Mushroom Barley Bowls make a hearty and filling meatless main course or side dish plus it only gets better after a night in the fridge. Lately I have been trying to expand the whole grains that I consume on a regular basis. For a long time it’s been a pretty regular rotation […]
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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!

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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!
This post is brought to you by Lagostina but all opinions are 100% my own. Before we get into today’s recipe, I have to tell you about the amazing Lagostina Nera Nonstick 5-Qt. Casserole with Lid we are giving away today. For a long time, I have been in search of a pan that could […]
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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
This Instant Pot Tikka Masala Chicken couldn’t be any easier and is healthy, Whole30 and Paleo friendly, and ready in under 30 minutes. It’s funny how much I love Indian food these days when it is something I had never even tried until about five years ago. Growing up in a tiny town in New […]
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Skillet Lemon Oregano Chicken

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Skillet Lemon Oregano Chicken
This simple four ingredient Skillet Lemon Oregano Chicken couldn’t be easier and has so much delicious Greek flavor. Lately I have been on a citrus kick and adding citrus to just about everything. And surprisingly this simple chicken dish packed with lemon was one of our favorite meals last week. The combination of lemon, garlic, […]
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Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

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Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
These Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and surprisingly light and healthy without any refined sugar. These chicken skewers marinated in soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, lime, and plenty of Sriracha are just the thing to celebrate the start of grilling season. The chicken is tender, juicy, and full […]
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Lightened Up Chicken Saltimbocca

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Lightened Up Chicken Saltimbocca
This lightened up version of Chicken Saltimbocca has all the flavor of the traditional recipe without all the fat and calories plus chicken, lemon, and prosciutto is always a good thing. This quick and easy dinner may just be my new favorite meal, especially because it feels fancy and tastes like something you would get […]
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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
This blueberry quinoa salad post is sponsored by The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council  A fresh tasting salad with frozen blueberries, quinoa, walnuts, avocado and watercress leaves. After combining all of these amazing ingredients, toss them in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing! Lately I’ve been really into grain bowls as opposed to a salad… […]
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Banoffee Pie Pavlova

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Banoffee Pie Pavlova
The ultimate Banoffee Pie Pavlova. Skip the pie and go with this crunchy, chewy meringue base covered in so many epic toppings. I’m not sure how many people have even heard of Banoffee Pie. It’s a popular european hybrid dessert between banana and toffee. It’s high up on the awesome list and it won’t be… […]
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Easy Easter Hot Cross Buns

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Easy Easter Hot Cross Buns
These homemade Hot Cross Buns are as traditional as they come! Soft and fluffy with juicy raisins and a sweet glaze top, they’re perfect for Easter! Of all the Easter recipes I see every year, hot cross buns are probably my favorite. The sweet and spicy taste always takes me back to when I was… […]
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Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges
This will quickly become your new favorite healthy side dish – Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges that are cheesy, crispy, and delish. If you have someone you love that turns their nose to veggies, make these garlicky, panko and Parmesan crusted, zucchini and summer squash wedges immediately. The coating is crunchy, cheesy, […]
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Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake

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Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake
Nigella’s chocolate Guinness cake has been on my bucket list for y-e-a-r-s. Because Guinness + chocolate + cake = my dream dessert and there’s no other cake that is more worthy or more perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness stout and chocolate collide in a moist, chocolatey cake. I love that this is not a layered […]
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Sunflower Seed Cookies

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Sunflower Seed Cookies
How fun are these oatmeal chocolate chunk sunflower seed cookies?   You were thinking they were M&M’s but nope. I actually found these chocolate candy coated sunflower seeds in the bulk section my favorite specialty grocery store. I had no real purpose for them at the time, but I knew I would find one soon. They’re great to […]
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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Creamy and cool, mint chocolate chip ice cream is easily my favorite ice cream flavors. It’s easy to make it at home and always tastes better when it’s from scratch. Feel free to omit the green food coloring, I’m a little partial to the minty color.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Perhaps posting an ice cream recipe in […]
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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
This blueberry almond salad with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette is basically spring in a bowl. You know I have been counting down the days until I could kick winter to the curb. Finally spring is here and we’re not only a few days in and I’m already sharing a salad recipe that’s bursting with all the spring […]
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Grilled Chicken Breast with Savory Blueberry Relish

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Grilled Chicken Breast with Savory Blueberry Relish
This grilled chicken breast post is sponsored by The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council– A fantastic savory blueberry relish with rosemary and balsamic vinegar. This is perfect to add on top of juicy grilled chicken breast for an easy summer meal. With summer bearing down on us (eventually!), It’s time for berries and blueberries are a… […]
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Salmon Wrap with Quinoa Black beans and Corn

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Salmon Wrap with Quinoa Black beans and Corn
A healthy Salmon Wrap using Flatout Multigrain Flax Wraps stuffed with salmon, quinoa, corn, black beans and a peanut butter dressing. This is high in protein and loaded with flavor. There’s a sandwich shop close to me that stuffs their salads in a wrap. This to me is genius because I still feel like I’m… […]
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Blood Orange Margarita with Rosemary

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Blood Orange Margarita with Rosemary
Rock your summer yard parties with this tasty blended Blood Orange Margarita and Rosemary! So easy to make and even easier to drink. I’m still making blood orange recipes and there’s no sign of me slowing down anytime soon. I mean, how can I when I look back at how awesome this blood orange pie… […]
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