Posts Tagged "nightshade-free"

No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars 00

No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars

No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars

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These 5-ingredient no-bake pecan bars are the perfect heart-healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth after a nutritious meal!  My favorite kind of dessert is the no bake kind. And I’m OBSESSED with these no-bake pecan bars this season. Made with only five ingredients, they’re incredibly easy to make and totally guilt free. And the best part? They’re heart healthy –...

5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam 00

5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam

5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam

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Ahhh Sunday – a day to relax and relish in the final hours of the weekend. My Sundays always have an early, albeit lazy and slow, start (in attempt to get my sleep schedule back on track for the week ahead) supplemented with copious amounts of coffee. I spend the waking hours in the dark, bundled in blankets on the couch, working away at my laptop until the sun comes...

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What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

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With food allergies on the rise, brands and recipe developers are using terms like “gluten-free”, “grain-free”, “soy-free”and more. But what do all of these claims represent and what ingredients are they actually avoiding? What does “allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” even mean? “Allergy-free” and...

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Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

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Can you believe it’s already August? I can’t. I refuse to acknowledge that summer is coming to an end…mostly because the weather in Chicago continues to be hot with a capital H with no signs of cooling down anytime soon. In effort to stay cool, we’re guzzling down anything chilled over ice these days, including this Cherry Lime Chia...

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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...

Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies 00

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...

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake 00

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

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Celebrate spring break or the upcoming Easter holiday with this no-bake Meyer lemon cashew cheesecake!  Meyer lemons are a citrus fruit native to China that are a cross between a lemon and either a mandarin or an orange. Due to the growing popularity of this vitamin C-rich fruit, you can generally find them in your standard supermarket. Meyer lemons look like...

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Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes

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This is a sponsored post supported by Chobani. Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following product, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences. Football season is in full swing – what are you serving at your next tailgate? Between college game days and fantasy football celebrations, nutrition...

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Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What will you be cooking up for the sweetie in your life? How about putting a fun twist on an old classic with these pistachio stuffed chocolate-chocolate covered strawberries! You feel guilt-free knowing that  you’ve done your due diligence to create a dessert that contains protein and fiber! This post is brought to you...

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Chocolate Cherry Granola

Chocolate Cherry Granola

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A few years ago, a family friend gave me a cute little cookbook called Salty Sweets at our engagement party. While the pages are filled with beautiful delectable desserts and tempting treats, they are also packed with sugar, butter, heavy cream and syrups. While many of us are gorging on all of the above this time of year, I decided to flip one of these sweet and salty recipes into something...

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Avocado Grasshopper Bars

Avocado Grasshopper Bars

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Ok friends, you love avocados and we do to. As promised in my Avocado Peanut Butter Ball post, my love for avocados continues today with these one-of-a-kind raw avocado grasshopper bars! Because I can’t make it through a single day without a small sweet treat (problem or blessing? I choose the later.), I try to create desserts that pack a nutritional punch so that I won’t...

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Avocado Peanut Butter Balls

Avocado Peanut Butter Balls

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Halloween is right around the corner and I know what you’re thinking. I’m thinking it to. Candy. But what you’re probably not thinking, is how you can make candy using superfoods. Like say, avocados for instance (insert jaw drop). Not only do avocados give these candies a nutritional boost, but the natural goodness and creaminess of the avocado create a perfect smooth, melt-in-your-mouth...