Chocolate Ganache Caramel Oreo Pie (Droolworthy)

I aim to make pretty healthy stuff. But this time, I was craving something that definitely wasn’t healthy: a chocolately, gooey, delicious dessert that would hit just that spot. You know what I mean, right?

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No-Bake Energy Bites (Warning: Addictive – eat at your own risk!)

These are amazingly scrumptious. I can’t get enough. Nor can anyone else in my family, or the neighbor who kindly lent me her food processor when mine died mid-recipe. They’re a great replacement for energy or granola bars crammed with sugar – the only thing in here that isn’t a healthy simple ingredient is the the chocolate chips, and you can make your own if you’d like these to be 100% healthy! But I don’t mind cutting corners once in a while… 🙂

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Chia Pudding Recipe

This new recipe has quickly become one of our favorites, whether for breakfast or dessert. With only a few ingredients, it’s easy to make – the hardest part it waiting the few hours for it to set in the fridge. 🙂

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Protein-Packed Mango Smoothie Recipe (Only 3 Ingredients!)

This protein packed mango smoothie is rich, creamy, and perfectly delicious on a hot day.

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Grab my Sugar Detox Recipe Book (For a few days only)

Whether you’re looking for new recipe ideas or want to focus on healthier food, I’ve got a must-have resource for you: my Sugar Detox Recipe Book!

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Tropical Green Smoothie *Recipe* – Inspired by Vitamix

The Vitamix is a very nice machine – but you don’t have to pay $100’s to make great smoothies at home. This topical smoothie recipe works for ANY blender.

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Veggie Medley Recipe: the perfect dish to make when all you have are odds and ends!

Some evenings I don’t feel much like cooking or following a recipe, so I end up throwing together a variety of fresh veggies, canned beans, and a few other things to create a masterpiece. And you know what? It always works! I call it my Veggie Medley.

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How to Make Fried Rice that Tastes like Takeout

If you’re in the mood for fried rice but don’t want to leave the house, it’s pretty easy to make yourself. Since shrimp (or “yump,” as he calls it) is one of my son’s favorites, we went with shrimp fried rice. But you could just as easily substitute chicken or another alternative.

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Overnight Banana Oatmeal Recipe

I fell in love when I found this recipe. It’s only a few minutes of prep time, and you end up with 4 servings of oatmeal ready to go in your fridge at a moment’s notice. It tastes amazing, and doesn’t have the added sugar found in the prepackaged stuff I ate all the time as a kid.

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Easy & Delectable Vegetarian Chili Recipe

With temperatures hitting negative numbers overnight, I’m looking for easy dishes to cook that are warming – and this chili is certainly that!

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A New Year’s Pick-Me-Up!

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, I’ve got just the thing.

I get a LOT of requests to share my smoothie recipes. I don’t usually measure when I make my smoothies – you know, a handful of this, a little of that! – but this time, I made an exception for my favorite green smoothie recipe.

This recipe is one of my all-time best. I recently hosted a small gathering at my home, and the other women LOVED it – and they’re not even Health Junkies!

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Better than Hot Chocolate: Sipping Chocolate Recipe

This recipe is rich, creamy, and amazingly delicious. Much more so than your average hot cocoa! Plus it’s quick & easy: win-win!

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Homemade Melt-in-your-Mouth Chocolate Truffle Recipe (and 5 Delectable Variations)

This is one of my all-time favorite healthy dessert recipes (though it sure doesn’t taste healthy!), and the topic of one of my first posts. Over time I’ve toyed with it, developing variations, and I’m excited to share it again with some updates.

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Chocolate Gummies

I was munching on some strawberry banana gummies (the recipe I shared in last week’s post) the other day, and craving chocolate, when I had a brilliant idea: I should combine the two!

Chocolate gummies? You may ask. Isn’t it a bit… well… odd?

It is, sure. But they’re also wonderfully delicious. I’ll let you whip some up and be the judge.

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How to Make Your Own Healthy Fruity Gummy Critters

When I was young, gummies were one of my all-time favorite sugary treats. Bears, worms, fruit shapes, Swedish Fish, you name it – I loved it. There’s nothing quite like the experience of sliding your teeth into a gummy! Mmm…

These days, knowing more about the sugar content, artificial colors and flavors, I’ve been searching for a healthy alternative to satisfy that gummy craving.

Last week I was playing around with a recipe, and I’m excited to share that it’s absolutely perfect. If you want to make your own healthy gummy critters at home, this is how you do it!

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Insanely Easy & Delicious Chocolate Mousse Recipe (And 5 creative ways to enjoy it!)

I like to put a healthy twist on delicious desserts, like my truffles or chocolate. My latest recipe is chocolate mousse, both kid and Mama-approved. (My son couldn’t get enough!)

Unlike some healthy recipes, these ingredients are all easy to find. In fact, the hardest part is cleaning the food processor when you’re finished!

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Healthy Chocolate Recipe (Only 3 Ingredients!)

I have a confession to make. My name is Nicole and I’m a chocoholic.

“Hi, Nicole.”

I looooooove chocolate. And over the years, my tastes have become quite refined. I enjoy the darker, richer chocolates – not so much the Hershey variety.

I would love to find a way to make chocolate a health food.

Of course, chocolate does have some health benefits already…

But once you add in sugar, you knock the health benefits of chocolate down a few notches.

That’s why I started experimenting, making my own chocolate at home. And do I have a yum-licious recipe to share with you!

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Mouthwatering Zucchini Bread Recipe

I like to play with recipes.

I’m continuously looking for ways to improve recipes – upgrading to whole grains, switching out oils for less processed versions, and adding lots of mushrooms to my soups. (Mmmm…)

This week’s experiment? Mouthwatering zucchini bread, with a healthy whole-grain twist.

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My #1 Tip to Make Mangoes Irresistable

I wanted to share with you my #1 tip to make mangoes irresistible. Hint: it’s all in the way you cut them. Plus: should you buy organic, or conventional?

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Homemade Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

As a little kid, I enjoyed the rare trip to McDonalds.

I remember being told one day that it was my birthday, and I could choose what to do for lunch. So we ate chicken nuggets at McDonalds with my Grandma, and all was right in the world.

Except for the fact that now I know: those chicken nuggets, and all the other fast-food versions out there, are doing your body no favors.

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Zucchini Chips Recipe

These zucchini chips have a crisp coating with a soft delicious center that melts in your mouth. Just writing about it makes me want to go hunt down another zucchini…

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Our New Breakfast Favorite: Avocado Toast

Breakfast is the new favorite meal in our house for one simple reason: avocado toast!

Have you ever tried it? It’s amazingly delicious.

It’s also a great way to start the day. Just 1/2 an avocado (about 2/3 cup or 100 grams) packs in some awesome healthy fats that will help keep you full until lunchtime. Many of my weight-loss clients in the past have feared fat, so I want to stress that fat does NOT make you fat! Even better…

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Recipe: Kid-Friendly Frittata

The key to this kid-friendly frittata recipe is making it your own.

It’s a very easy recipe, but can also time-consuming to chop the veggies. BUT – since it will feed your family dinner for 2, or even 3 days – it’s definitely a good investment of your time!

This can be made vegetarian and dairy free – choose your own ingredient combos. It’s also a great way to get veggies in! Be sure to add your favorites.

Here’s my approach.

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My 3 Favorite Green Smoothie Recipes

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My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, I’ve got just the thing.

I get a LOT of requests to share my smoothie recipes. I don’t usually measure when I make my smoothies – you know, a handful of this, a little of that! – but this time, I made an exception for my favorite green smoothie recipe.

This recipe is one of my all-time best. I recently hosted a small gathering at my home, and the other women LOVED it – and they’re not even Health Junkies!

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My Favorite Summer Salad Recipe

This salad is definitely drool-worthy, and it never fails to draw compliments!

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All-time BEST dessert recipe ever – and it’s healthy!

This is my all-time favorite dessert recipe, and it just so happens to be healthy. You won’t believe the amazingness until you taste it!

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