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Snacks

 
  • Chocolate Mug Cake

    How about cake for breakfast, or an afternoon snack….or quite frankly anytime haha! 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 small banana 1 organic egg or egg replacer 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (Silver Fern Brand Protein Shakes) 2 tsp cacao A little sweetener of choice..

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  • Healthy Rhubarb Muffins

    I just harvested my first “batch” of rhubarb and I couldn’t believe how nostalgic my first bite was – it took me straight back to my childhood!I thought I would try to create that same experience for my kids by giving them a stalk of..

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  • Beet Chips

    The beet chips were a success! Although sad to see how small they shrunk down. I steamed the beets (10 minutes on high pressure in the pressure cooker) then thinly sliced them. I then sprayed them with a little olive oil and lightly salty them...

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  • Frozen Mangoes

    I’m the type of person that likes to have a little something sweet after a meal. It doesn’t have to be much – even an after dinner mint does the trick. But we all know how addicting the white powdery poison can be (aka sugar)...

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  • Avocado Bean Salsa

    An absolute favorite around here is this Avocado Bean Salsa. I think this might be their favorite after-school snack

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  • Young Coconut

    Enjoying a little afternoon pick-me-up! Oh how I hope you have all had the chance to enjoy fresh cold coconut water straight from a young coconut (often sold as Thai coconuts). It doesn’t even compare to store bought (sorry Costco you get the prize for..

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  • Bruschetta

    Up bright and early to make Bruschetta on CBS 2 News this morning with @marynickleskutv. Here’s the recipe for my absolute favorite bruschetta!! Time to plant my tomatoes! Chop the tomatoes and set them aside. I find it easier to finish the recipe with a..

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  • Vibrant Green Smoothie (bowl️)

    The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and Spring is in the air!! Perfect day for a Vibrant Green Smoothie (bowl️

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  • Sun-Dried Tomato and White Bean spread

    Because sometimes I get bored with salads….The Sun-Dried tomato dip that is on these romaine lettuce wraps is one of my absolute favorites. I have found that I prefer the milder taste of white beans to the traditional garbanzo beans (found in hummus). I think..

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  • THE Vibrant Green Smoothie

    Green Smoothies have been popular for a few years now. If you are looking to supercharge your smoothie then I have THE recipe for you. This had become my go-to smoothie lately and I absolutely love it! One batch makes about 36 ounces. I usually..

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  • Chili Lime Popcorn

    This just might be the BEST POPCORN I have EVER had!!! And no, I do not throw that title around lightly!! …And the best part is that is it CLEAN15 approved (a 15 day program I developed with no sugar, no processed foods of any..

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  • 5 minute Raspberry Mugfins!!

    Oh buddy are these good!! And so easy!!! I made these for my kids after school snack and they reacted as if I had just made them warm baked chocolate chip cookies…ok well maybe not quite like that…but they were thrilled and ate them up!..

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  • Grapefruit Carrot Smoothie

    After a magical trip to Germany I am back home, back in the kitchen, back to the gym and back to clean eating. There was a time when I would go into “punishment” mode after indulging on vacation. I would put myself on a strict..

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  • Acai Smoothies

    Have you tried these Acai frozen fruit packets?!! They’re awesome!! Just run a packet under hot water for 5 seconds, cut open the top and put it in your blender with your smoothie. (I bought these at Costco). And the best part is that they..

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  • Mango Chia Pudding

    Here is a refreshing little snack/treat/breakfast that uses the wonderful superfood: chia seeds!!   Combine the milk, coconut, and stevia into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.Pour it into a bowl and stir in the chia seeds.Allow the pudding to sit for about 20..

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  • The Best Salsa Recipe Ever!!

    Hip hip hooray!!! I’ve finally done it!! After many years of trying different salsa recipes I can officially title this THE BEST SALSA RECIPE EVER!!! It took a little tweaking but this is seriously the best one I’ve made! There are 6 of us in..

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  • Quick & Easy Granola

    This is a photo from a baby shower I recently hosted. Yogurt parfaits and muffins…yum (FYI there are some really great coconut yogurts on the market which are dairy free). Here is the recipe for a Super-Duper-Quick-and-Easy Granola. Oh how I love homemade granola. I..

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  • Blueberry “Nicecream”

    Who likes ice cream for breakfast!!!!So simple. So delicious. A great way to start the day (or end the day…or take a break in the middle of the day haha). Only 3 ingredients. Put the ingredients in a high-powdered blender and pulse until smooth. You..

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  • Bruschetta

      I  can not get enough of this bruschetta! Which is odd, because I generally don’t really like tomatoes. But there is just something so delicious about freshly grown garden tomatoes that I love!!! And I don’t say this next sentence casually… but……this is the..

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  • Raisin Bran Muffins

    Quick. Easy. Healthy. Delicious. What else could you want from a muffin!!! These Raisin Bran Muffins are going to become a staple around here.   In a large bowl pour the milk over the Raisin Bran and let it sit while you combine the rest..

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  • Avocado Toast

    @karisnaturals was kind enough to send me some of their Bolvian Pink Salt!! It was the perfect addition to my lunch. Ezekial bread with avocado, garden tomatoes and a sprinkle of parsley and pink salt. Yum!! Raw crackers and leftover mango salsa too – double..

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  • 5 Minute Raspberry Chia Jam

    Here’s another super easy way to use chia seeds. They are a superfood that can absorb up to 9 times their size in liquid. Which means?…..they are perfect for mixing with fruit to make the healthiest jams around!!!   Simply put the 3 ingredients into..

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  • Pickled Carrots

    My mom used to make pickled carrots when I was growing up and to this day there is something so nostalgic about them. It has been soooo long since I made them that I figured it was time. I used to buy organic carrots and..

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  • Brown Rice Cakes with Avocado & Tomatoes

    One of my favorite snacks! So simple and so delicious. I used to hate tomatoes until I discovered fresh garden tomatoes..mmm!

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  • Chocolate Protein Bites

    If you are looking for a good pre- or post-workout snack then you might want to try these Chocolate Protein Bites. I work out first thing in the morning and I generally don’t eat before my workouts. But on the mornings when I am feeling..

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  • Strawberry Smoothie Jar

    It’s good to be back from vacation and back in my kitchen!! I’m headed to Scout Camp for the day and needed a hearty breakfast, so I add some granola to my smoothie. Blend these in a blender until smooth. Topped with 1/2 cup granola,..

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  • Refrigerator Pickles

    I am camping this week and just discovered the absolute BEST way to bring my veggies with me!!! My friend calls these refrigerator pickles!! Here’s another bonus: onions are incredible members of the allium family that have powerful cancer fighting compounds. It’s not always easy..

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  • 5 Minute Granola Bars

    These were created in a frantic frenzy to resist sugar cookies!! Oh boy did I want a sugar cookie!! But I figured I could whip up something really quickly to satisfy my begging sweet tooth! 5 minutes later I was happy as can be with..

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  • Chia Parfait

    Here is breakfast (or snack) that will help you use the chia seed that you may or may not have purchased and is not collecting dust in the back of your pantry haha!It’s super simple! Just pour 1 cup of milk (I used Unsweetend Almond)..

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  • Mango Salsa

    Mango salsa!!!! I have no idea why I don’t make this more often!! It is a little time-consuming but the end result is soooo worth it!! Stir the tomatoes, mango, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño , vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic together in a bowl;..

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