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Pumpkin Spice Granola

Who else is still on a pumpkin kick? You know I am! Y'all know I love me some granola, and if you haven't checked out my other granola recipes, you can find them linked below: Maple-Almond Granola Almond Joy Granola BUT since it's pumpkin season, I made my version of pumpkin spice granola and honestly--it's… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Granola

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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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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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Kale Shakshuka

You guys, I've been wanting to try this "shakshuka" thing for a while... Shakshuka is a traditional African dish of poached eggs in a simmering tomato sauce...however, thanks to Molly Yeh, I was inspired to try the kale shakshuka version.   See Molly Yeh's original recipe here-- my recipe is adapted from hers.   Enjoy! … Continue reading Kale Shakshuka

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New Spin on Summer Crops

It is officially summer, if you couldn’t tell by the sweltering heat and humidity (if you are on the east coast), which means our gardens will be spitting out fresh produce for us once again. I have to be honest, I get excited about summer produce initially, but by the end of the season, I… Continue reading New Spin on Summer Crops

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Snack Smart

Snacking has become very popular in today's society--so popular that people snack all day long to "increase their metabolism" to lose weight.  Now, the whole topic on food increasing your metabolism is a whole different topic for another day, but in short, food cannot boost your metabolism.  The only thing that can speed up your… Continue reading Snack Smart