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Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Here is one of my latest cooking tips for the holidays – making your own fresh pumpkin puree. Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.   You can buy …

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Baked Trout Recipe – Parmesan Panko Crusted Trout Fillets in the Oven

This baked trout recipe is crispy on the outside with a tender center that is seasoned with Dijon mustard and light mayonnaise. Parmesan cheese and Panko breadcrumbs make these rainbow trout fillets a hit at dinner! Keep reading to learn how to make this tasty recipe. I used to fish a lot when I was …

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Blueberry Energy Bites – Great Breakfast or Snack Treat

These delicious Blueberry Energy Bites have a tasty icing drizzle for a bit of extra sweetness. I love energy bites. They are jam packed with wholesome ingredients and give you a burst of energy just when you need it. The energy balls are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also …

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Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables – Easy 30 minute Chicken Recipe made in One pot

This one pot balsamic chicken recipe is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. Tender and juicy chicken is flavored with a tasty balsamic sauce that brings the vegetable to life. And even better, this delicious chicken recipe is a one pan meal, as well! We are all busy and most of us don’t have …

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Chicken Piccata with Artichoke hearts (with Gluten Free Adjustments)

Missing your favorite restaurant food right now?  If you love the tasty of tangy and tart dishes with a smooth and velvety sauce, this recipe for chicken piccata with artichoke hearts is for you. The dish is one of my favorite 30 minute meals, but tastes as though you spent hours on it.  It is …

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Almond Butter Balls – No Bake Paleo Bites with Whole30 Adjustments

Loaded with almond butter, dates and cocoa powder, these nutritious almond butter balls are a quick pick me up, and make a nice addition to a healthy protein packed breakfast. The no bake Paleo bites (with Whole30 adjustments) are super easy to make and have a lovely sweet taste but have no added sugar. I …

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Orange Cheesecake Bars – Creamsicle Slice Recipe with Orange Ganache

This recipe for orange cheesecake bars reminds me a bit of the frozen Creamsicle bars that I used to love when I was a kid. These delicious dessert bars are the perfect addition to your collection of cheesecake recipes. The tasty recipe is a cross between a cheesecake and sugar cookies, delightfully flavored and baked …

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Today’s pumpkin recipe are these delicious pumpkin spice cookies. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and contain gluten free oats for a clean eating treat. In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! Pumpkin spice is something that I use all the …

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Herb Crusted Chicken Breasts – Gluten Free – Whole30 – Paleo Recipe

YUM! I have a love affair going on with this herb crusted chicken recipe. Not only does the chicken look fabulous on a plate, but it is also super moist, full of flavor from a special herb mix and really tender. Are you looking for Paleo crusted chicken recipes?  Look no further. This recipe gives me …

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup – [Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30]

The comforting feeling of a big bowl of soup is something that few other recipes can deliver. This Vegan butternut squash soup recipe is a remake of my traditional version with sherry. My husband and daughter love soups all year long. For me, soups are a fall experience but since my family is so fond …

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Apple Coconut Breakfast Bowl – (Paleo – Vegan – Gluten Free) – Easy Breakfast Recipe

This healthy apple coconut breakfast bowl is chock full of fresh and healthy goodies. It comes together in just minutes. Having a breakfast bowl makes a great change from eggs when you are following a whole foods or high protein eating plan.  The recipe is vegan, gluten free and this Paleo breakfast bowl tastes amazing. …

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Southern Coleslaw Recipe – Quick and Easy Southern Style Slaw

This Southern coleslaw recipe is so bright and colorful and filled loads of flavor from fresh vegetables and home grown parsley. It is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for your summer barbecues and parties. When my family asks me to make this Southern style coleslaw every time we have a barbecue, …

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Healthy Cinnamon Apple Muffins – Low Calorie WW Friendly

When you are trying to watch your weight, carb-filled items like muffins can be off limits at breakfast time. But not so with these healthy cinnamon apple muffins. These muffins have no flour, which makes them perfect for a gluten free diet. Instead of flour, I use rolled oats that have been pulsed to a …

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Tips for Oven Roasted Vegetables – Roast Vegetable Cooking Times

This post will help with roast vegetable cooking times and give you some tips for perfect oven roasted vegetables every time. Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and is a great way to get kids to eat veggies.  It’s also an easy form of meal preparation, since all you have to do is cut …

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Keep those Resolutions Going with these Healthy Recipes and Meal Plan

New Year’s Day may be a thing of the past for you, but its easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions going with one of these healthy recipes. They are tasty, easy and perfect for losing weight. Keep reading to see them all. We all have the best of intentions when we make New Year’s …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Chocolate & Coconut – Healthy Recipe

These no bake peanut butter balls make a great snack or light dessert. Honey, coconut and dark chocolate chips add a nice bite of sweetness and crunch to this delightful treat.  Looking for a post workout snack that is healthy and still tastes amazing?  Try these home made peanut butter coconut balls.  They are super …

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Chocolate Cherry Macaroons – Low Calorie Cookies

These chocolate cherry macaroons have a light and crunchy coconut and egg white base that is topped with a maraschino cherry and drizzled with rich, dark chocolate. They are a great choice for any party dessert table. Chocolates and cherries – I can’t think of anything that goes better together.  If you love this taste …

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites (88 calories Each!)

These no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites are full of flavor and have only 88 calories in each bite. They are easy to make, low in sugar and have a rich creamy chocolate peanut butter taste.   I love making energy balls.  Their high fiber and protein ingredients help to keep you full and they …

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Skinny Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with a Healthy Chocolate Frosting

These skinny dark chocolate cupcakes have a rich chocolate taste that will thrill any chocoholic. They have only 139 calories and even have a dark chocolate frosting! When you are trying to cut calories, rich dessert recipes may seem like a thing of the past, but think again! With this healthy chocolate cupcakes recipe, you …

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Light Seafood Chowder – Healthy Fish Stew for Summer

This light seafood chowder is brimming over with the flavors of white fish, succulent seafood and healthy vegetables for a summer time soup that reminds me of days on the coast of Maine. Most New England seafood chowder recipes are full of cream and butter which makes for anything but a light dish.  As I …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating …

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Make Grilled Pineapple for an Awesome BBQ Side Dish

Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinmamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. Pineapple is also a great mixer for all kinds of drinks. See how I used it in my …

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with Barley and Ground Turkey

These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers are loaded with ground turkey, barley and fresh vegetables. They are super easy to make and so healthy and delicious. Stuffed bell peppers are a favorite meal of mine – because they are fun to eat, very easy to make, and always look so pretty on a dinner plate! They are …

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No Bake Sweet Potato Energy Balls – Gluten Free Healthy Snack

These no bake sweet potato energy balls are a powerhouse of nutrients in one delicious bite.  The balls are naturally sweet with a bit of a kick from fresh ginger and are the perfect way to add healthy nutrition to your snack time. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. The savory sweet potato balls …

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Easy Mediterranean Chicken Salad – Healthy & Full of Flavor!

This easy Mediterranean chicken salad features tender, boneless chicken breasts that are marinated in a lemon balsamic dressing that is full of the flavor of fresh herbs and garlic. The dish is the perfect summer salad that gives a big dose of Mediterranean flavors! Keep reading to find out how to make the recipe. Summer …

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