Snacks

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads 00

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

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You don’t need a fancy bread machine or advanced baking skills to make one of these delicious and healthy seed breads! There’s something about a slice of hearty, dense, whole grain bread packed with nutritious nuts and seeds and topped with nut butter, mashed avocado, or a fried egg that gives me the feels. The comforting homey ingredients of seed breads elicit a feeling of coziness,...

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips 00

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

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These four simple, healthy Greek yogurt veggie dips are low in calories, high in protein and made with real food ingredients. The famous healthy snack of raw veggies and a delicious dip can do no harm, right? Wrong. While fresh veggies are always a safe bet, what you dip them in makes ALL the difference. Traditional veggie dips made with cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream can be high in...

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Healthy Halloween Food

Healthy Halloween Food

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Halloween and healthy are not usually two words that go together in the same sentence. But that’s no excuse to try and eat healthy! Start with this healthy Halloween food. If the thought of trying to avoid sugary candy this time of year scares you, try some of this creative healthy Halloween food!  And instead of turning to sugar, enjoy the holiday in other ways – get moving at a...

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Sun-dried Tomato and Garlic Super Seed Crackers

Sun-dried Tomato and Garlic Super Seed Crackers

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These easy gluten-free seed crackers are bursting with flavor and heart-healthy sunflower, sesame, hemp, chia and pumpkin seeds! These gluten-free seed crackers are made by pressing together oats, sun-dried tomatoes, nutritious seeds and the perfect combination of herbs and spices to create a pizza-flavored snack with a chewy texture that can’t be beat! Don’t let...

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Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here in Chicago, spring is in the air. There was everything from warm spring weather and the Macy’s Spring Flower Show to cold snowy weather and the Shamrock Shuffle to kick off the Chicago running season. Keeping with the spring green theme, today I am sharing one of my new favorite superfood concoctions, this refreshing basil matcha...

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Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies

Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies

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I can’t get enough of these sprouted buckwheat crispies lately! Their perfectly crunchy texture and hint of sweetness have me sprinkling them on everything from smoothies and yogurt to oatmeal and fruit salad. Buckwheat is a pyramid shaped gluten-free grain. Well, actually it’s not technically a grain, it’s the fruit seed of a plant and it has an incredible...

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Healthy New Year Recipes

Healthy New Year Recipes

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The holidays are over and you’ve officially rung in the new year. Now what? Put those resolutions into practice with one of these healthy New Year recipes! While you may have survived the chaos of the holidays, you may not be proud of the food and drink choices you made along the way. Put the past behind you and start the New Year off on the right foot with one of these healthy New Year...

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Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Christmas is less than a week away – do you have all of your gifts ready? If the answer is no, I have a potential solution – healthy holiday chocolate bark! Easy, edible gifts are the perfect way to combine homemade charm with the delicious flavors of the season. Among all of the high calorie Christmas cookies and eggnog, your...

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Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

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It’s coming whether we are ready or not!  This busy holiday season is upon us and, if you are like me, you will be frantically running around trying to get things done.  As we all know, malls and shopping centers are great places to shop for a variety of gifts, but they are also known for their unhealthy fast food restaurants, snacks, and food courts.  These places are traps for mindless...

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Products I’m Loving

Products I’m Loving

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Every so often, I am blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of noteworthy healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!  Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following products, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences.  Bestowed New York-based...

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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...

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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...