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Black Bean Brownies

Black beans in brownies?? YES! This trend has been around for a few years now. The first time I made black bean brownies was in 2015...I was getting ready to pack up my car and move to California to attend Loma Linda University to become a registered dietitian.  Before I left for school, I made… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies

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HEALTHY Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Say what? Who would put tahini in a dessert?" I  thought the same thing when I first saw a recipe using it...tahini is usually used as a creamy binder in hummus and salad dressings... However, I formed my own chocolate chip cookie recipe using it and I'm never going back! 100% husband approved, too!  … Continue reading HEALTHY Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Homemade Granola Bars

Another one of my go-to mid day snacks! Perfect for a pre-workout snack or dessert. This recipe is a variation of my chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites  , and they are  even easier to make. Essentially using the same ingredients with different ratios, this recipe does not require any ball-forming but just a simple mixture… Continue reading Homemade Granola Bars

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Mini Egg Frittatas

What says Sunday brunch better than frittatas?  How about mini egg frittatas? What I love about this recipe is that it can be completely individualized person to person! If you are hosting a brunch and you have enough ramekins (or muffin tins), you can cater to each person's favorite toppings! Since it's just the hubs… Continue reading Mini Egg Frittatas

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Garlicky Spinach Dip

Who loves spinach dip?? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ What if I told you I've got a healthy spinach dip recipe?? Using tons of fresh spinach and garlic and instead of mayo or sour cream (like traditional spinach dip), I use nonfat Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is packed with protein which makes this appetizer more nutrient dense than traditional… Continue reading Garlicky Spinach Dip

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Dark Chocolate Bark

Happy Spring! These little dark chocolate bark bites would be a great addition to your Easter festivities coming up! You can even  get a little festive by using fresh berries for an extra pop of color. I kept mine simple with just chopped English walnuts and unsweetened dried cranberries variety and some with coconut and… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Bark

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Avocado Caprese Bruschetta

With spring just in a few days, I wanted to share a fresh new spin on traditional bruschetta that would serve great as an appetizer, snack, or addition to any meal. Containing avocado (heart healthy fat), tomatoes (vitamin C, potassium, lycopene-antioxidant, and fiber), fresh parsley (vitamin K-aids in blood clotting, vitamin A-good for eye site,… Continue reading Avocado Caprese Bruschetta

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Shamrock Skewers

No, I didn't take the time to shape my kiwis into actual shamrocks, BUT this is a fun little activity you can do with the fam! So simple, yet so satisfying and a great snack option to add to your St. Patrick's day festivities.     Such a simple little festive treat! How are you… Continue reading Shamrock Skewers

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St. Patty’s Pancakes

What better way to begin St. Patrick's Day celebrations than to make green pancakes! I used my almond & oat flour pancake recipe and adjusted the wet ingredients so I could add...wait for it... SPINACH! Yes, I went there. If there is any way I can add veggies to my meals, I go for it.… Continue reading St. Patty’s Pancakes

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Cauliflower Crust

By now, y'all know my love for pizza...but it is not something I eat very often because it leaves me feeling bloated and lays heavy on my stomach. However, my FAVORITE alternative is cauliflower crust, and I am so excited to finally share my recipe with you all! I am sharing my "mini" crusts so… Continue reading Cauliflower Crust