Power Breakfast Baked Oatmeal

Here’s a breakfast dish worth getting out of bed for. Baked oatmeal is becoming a popular replacement for the traditional not-so-healthy bacon and egg casserole, and for good reason. This version is packed to the brim with power-house ingredients, and gives me all the energy I need to get through a weekday. You’ll want to use old-fashioned…

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Vegan Walnut Date Banana Bread

I have brunch on the brain, and the best way to quickly curb that craving (and use up those ripe bananas at the same time!) is with an extra large slice of this guilt-free Vegan Walnut Date Banana Bread. This recipe is as clean as can be- no butter, no dairy, no salt, no sugar…

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Bran Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling

Muffin Monday! I feel like bran muffins get a bad rap. I used to find them boring, dense, and dry, but still worth a try considering their health benefits (I’m looking at you, fiber). I experimented until I found muffins that were incredibly soft, slightly sweet, but still textured by the nutty bran. I sometimes…

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Acai and Blueberry Smoothie

This Acai and Blueberry Smoothie is a nice change of pace from the green smoothies I’ve been drinking just about every day. I picked up these frozen acai smoothie packs that don’t contain any added sugar; the banana and blueberries add enough sweetness. This smoothie is my go-to immunity boosting and anti-oxidant drink. Acai and…

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Smoothie

We’ve finally made it to a long-awaited Spring, and I feel like celebrating. The sun is out, our overflowing pond is starting to dry up, and I’m feeling like something fresh and vibrant! This is a sweet and healthy smoothie that will have you feeling all the Spring vibes. Cherries bursting with antioxidants, Vitamin-C rich pineapple, and…

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Skinny Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a lightened up version of a mint chocolate milkshake to satisfy your St. Patty’s Day cravings without the guilt. This time of year we usually end up with a whole bunch of boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, but there’s nothing thin about them. As delicious as they are, they’re…

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Pineapple Mango Smoothie

Wake up to something bright and refreshing with one of my favorites- a tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie. 5 ingredients, loaded with fruity flavors and thickness from the bananas. Combining vitamin A-rich spinach with vitamin C-rich pineapple actually helps with the absorption of both vitamins.  They both support a healthy metabolism and are immune boosting vitamin superstars….

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Banana Coconut Smoothie

I’ve been on a massive smoothie kick lately. They give me bursts of energy and nutrition to keep cravings and drowsiness at bay. Most of the smoothies I make are green and loaded with kale or spinach, but I was in the mood for something a tiny bit sweeter without compromising the health benefits. This Banana…

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Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

While it’s been raining POURING in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been looking for new ways to bring my favorite summer grilling dishes to life inside. Seeing that it’s January, and I’m still trying to hang on to any fragment of my New Years resolutions, I wanted something healthy. These hearty, healthy, turkey burgers are loaded with oats,…

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Cranberry and Oat Breakfast Muffins

I gotta say, I love healthy foods that don’t taste healthy at all. I wanted a to-go version of the fruit and nut oatmeal I’ve been having every morning. Something that was healthy, packed with fiber and Vitamin C, but still super tasty. This time of year, it was a no-brainer to add a whole…

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Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy, baked sweet potato fries with blended seasonings. Great lo-cal snack or side dish. I prefer to make this with white sweet potatoes, they just seem to hold more flavor.  Toss some strips of potatoes with vegetable oil and coat with a bit of seasoning, then throw them in the oven and let them crisp…

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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

This easy Alfredo sauce has no butter or heavy cream like most similar recipes I’ve seen. The combination of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese give it the same smooth decadent flavor without all the calories.