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Triple Berry Cobbler (Refined Sugar & Flour FREE)

It's berry season! Which means strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries are typically on sale at the grocery store every.single.week and this makes me very happy! In the hot summer months, I have the luxury of owning blueberry bushes--so I can stock up on a bunch for the year! However, around this time every year, my… Continue reading Triple Berry Cobbler (Refined Sugar & Flour FREE)

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Peanut Butter versus Almond Butter PLUS BONUS PB Granola Recipe

If you're still not making homemade granola, what's stopping you?? I kid you not...it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up all the ingredients with minimal clean up! If you haven't checked out my other two granola recipes, go take a look! Maple-Almond Granola   Almond Joy Granola  All of my granola recipes have the… Continue reading Peanut Butter versus Almond Butter PLUS BONUS PB Granola Recipe

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“Un-Cheese” Dip (Without the Cheese!)

Cheese is one of my favorite things (next to chocolate), and I probably eat some form of cheese most days of the week...cheddar, feta, mozzarella, bleu...I love them all! One thing my husband and I love to do is order queso at a Mexican restaurant...I have no self control! We don't do this very often,… Continue reading “Un-Cheese” Dip (Without the Cheese!)

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Going Plant Based: Tofu

If you're looking for another #meatlessmonday meal idea, look no further! This Ginger Tofu Stir Fry is SO good that you won't miss that meat! Tofu is a bean curd made from soybeans used mainly in Asian and vegetarian cuisines. I was about 10 years old the first time I tried tofu and I HATED… Continue reading Going Plant Based: Tofu

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CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

Okay, so I joined the chickpea craze... Actually, I've been on the chickpea craze for a while now...chickpea pasta, chickpea pizza crust, roasted chickpeas, chickpea curry...lot's of savory chickpea dishes! I have seen many people make "chickpea blondies"--a healthified, fiber filled dessert...so I decided to make my own version of chickpea blondies + dark cocoa… Continue reading CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

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The Sugar Debate

Sugar is such a controversial topic not just between fellow dietitians but also within the general public. You have the individuals who debate "sugar is sugar, whether it comes from a starchy vegetable or a piece of cake", the individuals who say "sugar is fine in moderation", and lastly you have the individuals who refute… Continue reading The Sugar Debate

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ALMOND JOY Granola

It's been a hot minute since I made homemade granola! Who else loves a good crunch with a yogurt parfait or on-top of a smoothie bowl? This girl does! Granola oftentimes gets a bad rap because many store bought ones are high in fat, calories, and sugar. While all of that is true, you can… Continue reading ALMOND JOY Granola

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Fresh Pico de Gallo

With summer just around the corner and gardens beginning to produce an abundance of fresh veggies and herbs, I decided to share my pico de gallo recipe.  Summer is the season of cookouts, BBQ's, and grilling, and I guarantee this salsa will be a crowd favorite. About a year ago, I learned how to make… Continue reading Fresh Pico de Gallo

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Inside My Herb Garden: Basil

This is my first year cultivating an herb garden! Mind you, it is a super small scale herb garden, but I am so excited to have fresh herbs to add to my dishes. I have various kinds of herbs in my garden, but today I want to highlight basil. I have THREE types of basil… Continue reading Inside My Herb Garden: Basil