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Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars 00

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Bars

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If these finger-linking ooey gooey peanut butter bars don’t get you excited about a healthy dessert, I don’t know what will! These wholesome bars are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and free of refined sugar. Yay! You may not know, but I don’t bake – like, ever. Something about the exact science of baking soda, salt, sugar and baking powder...

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Matcha Tea Waffles

Matcha Tea Waffles

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After seeing green tea waffles on the menu of my local Waffles Cafe, I decided to attempt this tasty tea-infused recipe in my own kitchen using matcha tea. Matcha is a fine-ground green tea powder that offers nutritional benefits superior to regular green tea because you ingest the entire leaf, not just the brewed water. These Matcha Tea Waffles are dairy-free, grain-free, and loaded with...

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Endive Salad with Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Endive Salad with Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

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May is National Salad Month! In honor of this wonderful occasion, I’m sharing an easy and unique salad recipe that features the delicious summer flavors of fresh strawberries and crisp endive. Endive is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole, and frisee. Learn more about all the different kinds of lettuce varieties. Endive can be served raw or...

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes 00

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

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Spring is finally here and Easter is only a week away! What are you cooking up this Easter Sunday? Unfortunately I am not the one hosting Easter brunch this year, but if I was, here are a few things I would definitely have on the menu! These healthy Easter brunch menu recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free (just leave out the cheese!) and are sure to be crowd-pleasers!   Lemon Poppy Seed...

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Products I’m Loving

Products I’m Loving

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Since the beginning of the year, I have been blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of new healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!   Cave Cravings: Cave Cravings does the hunting and gathering for you! They find the best selection of Paleo-approved, organic, unprocessed snacks available, box them up and send them right to...

Coconut Nutella Mocha 00

Coconut Nutella Mocha

Coconut Nutella Mocha

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What could be better than homemade Nutella mixed into a frothy coconut milk mocha? I’m pretty sure nothing. This rich and decadent warm beverage could easily be an after dinner dessert! Or just an afternoon treat to help keep warm during this frigid snowy Chicago winter. Along with the delicious flavor, this warm winter beverage also offers a little nutritional boost!...

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Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs

Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Most conventional BBQ sauces are full of added sugar and salt. But, by using sweet wild blueberries as one of the key ingredients, I was able to pack this tasty sauce with a...

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Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013

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Check out the Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013! Are you finished with all of your holiday shopping yet? Me either. Get the foodie in your life one of these fabulous healthy cookbooks and check them off the list! While there are plenty of delicious healthy cookbooks published every year, these are my personal favorites (in no particular order) from 2013! You’ll be sure to find each one of these...

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Health Benefits of Avocados

Health Benefits of Avocados

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I. love. avocados. No, I mean…LOVE.  It’s a problem…or healthy addiction if you will. As a dietitian, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to add them to everything. There are so many amazing health benefits of avocados that it would be a shame not to! Avocados are a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, are naturally cholesterol and sodium free, and contain only 50 calories...

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Yesterday was the November Chicago Food Swap at The Chopping Block! I wanted to bring something unique, healthy, festive and trendy to the swap and thus, these Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts were born! But before we get to the recipe, let’s take a look at all the action during the swap! The Chopping Block was the PERFECT location for the swap – plenty of room, lots of counter...

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

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With the holidays soon approaching, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy and energized. These nutritious pumpkin pie energy bites provide a quick and easy boost of energy to keep you going! I absolutely love these tasty little treats – they taste just like pumpkin pie, but have a nice added crunch with the coconut and pumpkin seed coating. Not to mention they are the perfect...

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

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In celebration of fall and football, I have been making my fair share of cabbage slaws in the kitchen. But nothing makes my taste buds dance like a good shaved Brussels Sprout salad.   Years ago I came across a raw Brussels Sprouts salad at a local Chicago restaurant and fell in love with the concept. With a little creativity in the kitchen, this delicious Shaved Brussels Sprouts salad with...