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Spicy Cinnamon Ginger Roasted Carrots {Recipe Redux}

These pretty puppies are hands-down, no contest, the best carrots I’ve ever had. You know how when people start a diet the first things they go out and buy are skinless chicken breasts, carrot sticks and rice cakes? I think that’s why a lot of people aren’t huge fans of carrots, because they remind them of…   Read More»


Banana Pumpkin Power Smoothie

Banana Pumpkin Power Smoothie Serves 1 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin 2/3 cup soymilk 1 frozen banana 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon agave 1 teaspoon chia seeds Small handful of kale 2 ice cubes Optional: One scoop of your favorite protein powder. I’m currently obsessed with this one. 1. Blend and sip! Enjoy the powerful antioxidants…   Read More»


100 Calorie Cranberry Dark Chocolate Muffins

A 100 calorie muffin, can you believe it? By using fresh cranberries instead of dried cranberries, I saved a ton of calories and sugar and it gave the muffins a wonderfully tart, exciting flavor. These babies are whole grain and full of goodness with healthy ingredients such as unsweetened applesauce, Greek yogurt, cinnamon and pumpkin…   Read More»


Cranberry Maple Breakfast Bars

Made without refined sugar, these breakfast bars are full of fiber and protein to get you through your busy morning, or a perfect recovery snack after a great workout. I used real maple syrup from my families’ farm in Ohio to sweeten them up a little. Did you know that the syrups most people buy,…   Read More»


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans and Avocado

I took these to our family Thanksgiving to add some green to the table! They were well received by all, even by those who had never had brussels sprouts! After Thanksgiving, I used the leftovers to top a whole grain mini pizza with mozzarella and asiago cheese and an extra drizzle of balsamic. Roasted Brussels…   Read More»


Sausage and Apple Stuffing Bites

This year I thought it would be a good idea to have something to snack on while the Thanksgiving feast was in the works instead of nibbling everything while cooking. These sausage and apple stuffing bites were perfect appetizers for the big day and everyone appreciated having them around while smelling the turkey roasting! Sausage…   Read More»


Blueberry Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Good enough to have for dessert but healthy enough to have for breakfast! I took out the fat from this recipe (no oil and no butter) and replaced it with pumpkin puree and applesauce which keeps the muffins moist without losing flavor.  By having one of these instead of your standard Starbucks blueberry muffin, you’ll…   Read More»


Spicy Pumpkin Pasta

What, you thought the pumpkin obsession was reserved for lattes and desserts? No way. Pumpkin is making it’s way into your dinner too. Why the pumpkin obsession? Well besides the taste, it offers some great health benefits: a half cup provides 100% of your vitamin A needs for the day and as much potassium than a banana. Like…   Read More»


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