Green Tea Latte Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding has been around for awhile, so I thought I’d gather together a bunch of superfoods and put a new spin on it. This is a great little preworkout breakfast or afternoon snack, since it has that little kick of energy from the matcha powder. Make it the night before and it’ll be all… 

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Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

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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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Pineapple-Mango Yogurt Pops

Pineapple-Mango Yogurt Pops from Shrinking Kitchen

We live in the country. Like way, way out in the country. The closest Walmart is 74 miles away if that tells you anything! About the only problem we have with being so far out is we never, ever get to buy ice cream (which, if we’re being completely honest isn’t all bad for me!)…. 

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Southern ‘Fried’ Hand Pies

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Have you ever had a real fried pie? No, not one of those posers from McDs, and it’s definitely not a turnover. Hand pies are little fruit pies that fit in your hand – perfectly portable and totally delectable, with a real pie crust. But they’re totally deep fried and laden with calories and fat…. 

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Nutless Nutella

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Since my son has started Kindergarten, I’ve become all the more aware of nut allergies and sensitivities. So many kids are allergic to tree nuts. It’s scary, and it’s also sad that they don’t get to enjoy delicious things like Nutella! I’ve been using a lot of sunflower butter lately, in smoothies or just spread… 

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Spring Hummus

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You might think this looks like guacamole. And you’re kind of right. The green in this delicious Spring Hummus DOES start with avocado. But then I added in some spinach and arugula. And it got REALLY green and springlike, thus the name. To add bulk, but not fat? Chickpeas. It really is a guacamole/hummus hybrid…. 

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Almond Butter & Chocolate Granola Bars

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In the past, I’ve bought granola bars only to get them home, try them and think ‘I can do better.’ Most store bought granola bars are packed with high fructose corn syrup, loads of preservatives and a bunch of stuff I can’t even pronounce. I found lots of recipes online that used butter and I… 

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Honey Nut Date Granola Bars

Honey Nut Date Granola Bars

Every day my kids have to take two snacks to school, one for the morning and one in the afternoon. It’s easy to fall into the habit of always sending them a packaged snack size item. But, they’re mostly processed and not really nutritional. I’ve tried sending fruit or vegetables a few times but it’s… 

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Peanut Butter, Coconut & Almond Granola

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  It feels like by this time of year, everyone is itching for warm weather. But, with several more weeks of winter left, finding a way to bring some sunshine into your day may be the only way to get through the end of the season. When I think about warm weather, fresh, delicious fruit… 

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Touchdown! 12 Game Day Recipes

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I may be just a little excited about the Super Bowl. I might have shed a tear and whispered ‘is this really happening?’ when my team clinched the victory sending them to the big dance. Yup. I’m beyond excited. I can’t wait for the big game! Even if you could care less about who wins… 

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