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Pumpkin Pie Balls

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup oats 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice ¼ cup pumpkin seeds Directions: In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well Roll into 8 small balls Refrigerate until set (at least ...

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Mint Watermelon Summer Salad

Happy National Watermelon Day!  This Mint Watermelon Summer Salad is the perfect summer treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.  And by adding mint you turn an ordinary melon into a refreshing dessert. Ingredients: 2 cups chopped watermelon 1 tbs mint, finely chopped Directions: ...

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Late Night Snacking Tips

(image via arizonafoothillsmagazine.com) Let’s talk late night snacking.  I’m guilty…and you’re probably guilty too.  12 a.m. rolls around and suddenly all you can think about is what’s in your pantry.  Many diets condemn late-night eating because of its supposed effects on your waist ...

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Binge-Eater, Low-Calorie Granola

Granola is an extremely nutrient dense food.  It’s also extremely calorie dense.  I’m granola-obsessed and don’t necessarily like to limit my portions when it comes to this tasty treat.  That’s why I created my Binge-Eater, Low Calorie Granola.  It’s a wonderful low-calorie granola ...

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Banana Chocolate Sundae

Ingredients (yields two servings): 2 frozen bananas, chopped 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 1 tbs chopped, roasted almonds Directions: Peel banana and chop into small chunks Freeze for at least 2 hours Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for ~1 ...

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Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients: 1 banana 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1-2 tbs granola & fresh berries for topping Directions: In a blender, combine banana, frozen berries, and almond milk and blend until smooth ...

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Southwestern Egg Muffins

These southwestern egg muffins make a perfect on-the-go meal.  Make them at the beginning of the week, store them in the fridge, and heat them up before you head out the door! Ingredients: 6 eggs 1 red (or green) pepper, chopped 1 tomato, ...

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Nutty Granola Bars

Hey all! It’s Olivia here and I am training for my first marathon.  I’m also experiencing constant hunger.  In order to satisfy my ravenous appetite, my friend Allie (our latest guest editor), gave me this fantastic granola bar recipe!  It makes a wonderful ...

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Gluten-Free Bread

This is the recipe for my all-time favorite gluten-free sandwich bread that I adapted from the magazine Living Without.  It is relatively fool-proof and looks beautiful when it’s done!  To use as sandwich bread, simply slice horizontally. It yields four hearty sandwiches.  Store ...

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Candied Pecans

Ingredients: 3 cups pecans 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tbs pumpkin spice 1 tbs cumin 1/4 cup cold water Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit Grease baking sheet In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients Spread pecans evenly on baking sheet ...

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