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  • Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf

    Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf

    This lemon and Greek yogurt bread is so lemony delicious. You should go and make it right now. Really. I’m not going to waste anymore of your time telling you how amazing and moist and healthy it is! Go, go now. You can come back and thank me later. Print Whole Grain Lemon Loaf Rating: […]

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  • Menu Plan Your Butt Off. A weekly menu plan full of delicious, healthy recipes including complete nutritional information + WWPP.

    Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 19}

    Happy Sunday, happy Sunday! It’s my favorite day of the week: Menu Plan Your Butt Off day! If you’re new around here, every Sunday we bring you a brand new delicious menu plan full of healthy, nutritious, and clean recipes. And, we even give you a printable grocery list to make things easy. All recipes include […]

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  • Spicy Gazpacho with Avocado & Shrimp

    Spicy Gazpacho with Avocado & Shrimp

    These last few weeks have been hot, hot, hot. HOT. In reality, it’s only been in the upper 80′s, but in Seattle that’s end of times type weather. So I’ve been loath to turn on the stove or oven at all if I can possibly avoid it – we’ve been using the grill a lot […]

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  • Super Easy Mango Smoothie

    Super Easy Mango Smoothie

    We’re at the peak of mango season nationwide, and for those of us who live where mango trees grow everywhere, that means well-meaning grocery bags of mangoes from friends and family. Even though mango prep technology continues to evolve (this video has been making the rounds lately), us Floridians are pros at carving up the […]

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  • Jicama & Pineapple Salad

    Jicama & Pineapple Salad

    Do you want a really unique and refreshing salad for a summer dinner party?  Something with a little different flair? Then this is the salad for you! It’s really easy to put together and its five ingredients pack a ton of flavor. What you end up with is a light, healthy salad as pretty as […]

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Main Dishes

Margarita Grilled Shrimp & Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
[ 0 ] July 10, 2014

Margarita Grilled Shrimp & Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

The one thing I miss when I go on vacation is my Tex-Mex food.  I love Tex-Mex food.  We usually have Tex-Mex before we leave on vacation and then again when we return just to get our fix.  We have so many Mexican restaurants in Texas that you are never more than a couple of […]

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T.E.A.L. Tartine
[ 0 ] July 7, 2014

T.E.A.L. Tartine

You’ve heard of (and maybe love) BLT’s but what about those attending your picnic or dinner party who don’t eat meat? Create a spread that everyone can enjoy by introducing the TEAL tartine. This type of sandwich is popular in France. It’s similar to a sandwich except only the bottom of the bread is used. […]

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Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!
[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and […]

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Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}
[ 11 ] April 14, 2014

Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}

Two of my favorites, pulled pork and any kind of Asian food…in one dish. Yeah, I’m in love. Especially since traditional pulled pork can be pretty fatty and this absolutely isn’t. So I can eat it guilt free. YESSSS. This flavorful pork (char siu), after eight hours in the slow cooker, absolutely falls apart and […]

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Crock Pot Curry Chicken with a Coconut Twist
[ 1 ] March 14, 2014

Crock Pot Curry Chicken with a Coconut Twist

When I tried curry for the first time, it was of the green variety — it was also homemade by a graduate school friend of Indian heritage from the Caribbean. It was amazing, and I’ve been super picky about curry ever since. You can’t blame me, really! Restaurant curry isn’t my favorite; it’s usually Americanized […]

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Slow Cooker Gluten Free Minestrone
[ 0 ] February 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Gluten Free Minestrone

Because of the lack of noodles, I hesitated to call this savory soup a minestrone. After a thorough internet search on whether or not minestrone is, in fact, minestrone, without the noodles, and not finding a conclusive answer, I turned to a real live Italian friend; she assured me that as long as the beans […]

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Side Dishes

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!
[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and […]

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Italian Buttered Rice (Two Ways)
[ 0 ] June 3, 2014

Italian Buttered Rice (Two Ways)

  My mom has made Italian Buttered Rice for every family gathering for just about as long as I can remember. Even though it has mushrooms (only about half of my family likes mushrooms) it was always a big hit and always expected. It was so popular with the family that my niece made it […]

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Easy Canned Pickled Beets
[ 1 ] March 27, 2014

Easy Canned Pickled Beets

Growing your own beets is really easy to do, even if you only have a small space.  They can be grown in containers on your sunny patio or your raised vegetable beds.  It is best to harvest beets when they are about 2-2 1/2 inches in diameter.  They can get tough if they get too […]

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Desserts

Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf
[ 11 ] July 22, 2014

Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf

This lemon and Greek yogurt bread is so lemony delicious. You should go and make it right now. Really. I’m not going to waste anymore of your time telling you how amazing and moist and healthy it is! Go, go now. You can come back and thank me later. Print Whole Grain Lemon Loaf Rating: […]

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Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!
[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait
[ 0 ] June 26, 2014

Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait

We are having a banner year with huge crops of large, sweet and delicious strawberries! Eating them fresh, freezing them and trying other ways to preserve them brought me to this pretty little parfait. I still have rhubarb in the garden along with all the strawberries, so this is a nice sauce/syrup combination that can […]

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Appetizers

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!
[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and […]

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Roasted Garlic Guacamole
[ 0 ] June 20, 2014

Roasted Garlic Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those treats that many people put off when they’re watching calorie counts. It’s true avocados do have more fat and calories than some other vegetables but they’re full of healthy fats, lots of protein, and fiber – not to mention plenty of other vitamins and minerals. But don’t go out and […]

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Easy Canned Pickled Beets
[ 1 ] March 27, 2014

Easy Canned Pickled Beets

Growing your own beets is really easy to do, even if you only have a small space.  They can be grown in containers on your sunny patio or your raised vegetable beds.  It is best to harvest beets when they are about 2-2 1/2 inches in diameter.  They can get tough if they get too […]

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Breads

Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf
[ 11 ] July 22, 2014

Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf

This lemon and Greek yogurt bread is so lemony delicious. You should go and make it right now. Really. I’m not going to waste anymore of your time telling you how amazing and moist and healthy it is! Go, go now. You can come back and thank me later. Print Whole Grain Lemon Loaf Rating: […]

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True-ly Good Pumpkin Muffins
[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

True-ly Good Pumpkin Muffins

I have been exploring the “True Food” movement lately which has opened up my eyes to a whole new way of baking.  In these recipes they try to use foods and ingredients that are “true” to their origins, meaning they are either minimally or not processed at all.  I have found that using true foods […]

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins
[ 2 ] February 24, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Muffins go like hot cakes in our house; they’re so easy to make — and easy to make healthy, at that. These muffins are coffee house quality, but won’t make you pack on the pounds. They’re rich, making it hard to believe how low in fat they are. They keep well for a few days, […]

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Other Recent Articles

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 13, 2014}

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 13, 2014}

[ 1 ] July 13, 2014

It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! This week I’ve included some great recipes that are super yummy and perfect for summer…margarita shrimp, a cool basil avocado pasta, and a crockpot full of bbq pulled chicken…plus lots more. It’s all healthful and family […]

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Nectarine Strawvacado Smoothie

Nectarine Strawvacado Smoothie

[ 1 ] July 8, 2014

  A few weeks back, I was fortunate enough to attend a healthy living blogging conference – FitBloggin – in Savannah. One of my favorite sessions was with California Avocados. Tons of great information and yummy ideas for non-traditional ways to use avocados. Such as in a smoothie. At first I was a little skeptical. […]

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off - July 6, 2014

Menu Plan Your Butt Off – July 6, 2014

[ 0 ] July 6, 2014

It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! This week I’ve included some great recipes that are super yummy and maybe a bit exotic…blackened tilapia tacos, a delicious chicken pulao, and a comforting and homey crockpot beef stroganoff…plus lots more. It’s all healthful and […]

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