Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

Stuffed zucchini boats filled with the flavors of chicken parmesan. This low carbohydrate, high protein meal will leave you feeling satisfied! I love swapping out the processed ingredients in recipes for whole fruits and vegetables!   That was the idea for these chicken parmesan zucchini boats.  Instead of having a fried piece of chicken on a bed…

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One Pot Wonder Spanish Rice with Chorizo

One Pot Wonder Spanish Rice with Chorizo-3

Sliced chorizo sausage with Spanish seasoned rice, veggies, and black beans.  It all comes together in one pot.  And, it’s ready in about 30 minutes! I have to admit, this is the first time I’ve ever cooked with chorizo.  I don’t know why, though.  It’s awesome! I recently became hooked on the stuff after having…

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Peach Sweet Tea Cocktail

Peach Sweet Tea Cocktail

This peach sweet tea is the perfect summertime cocktail.  It’s tea flavored with a sweet alcoholic peach syrup, and served over ice with sliced peaches and mint. I’m a sucker for fruity ice tea in the summer.  This alcoholic version starts with a homemade peach simple syrup made with Everclear®. The new campaign, Make It Your…

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Tropical Banana Bread

Tropical Banana Bread

Tropical banana bread is sweet, fruity, and moist.  It’s like traditional banana bread, but it’s made with coconut oil, crushed pineapple, and shredded coconut. I’m loving this twist on classic banana bread!  It’s still got that dense/moist texture and banana flavor of traditional banana bread.  But, it also has lovely coconut flavor from the addition…

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Berry Balsamic Salad Wraps

Berry Balsamic Salad Wraps

Berry Balsamic Salad Wraps are filled with sweet berries, pecans, feta, and salad greens coated in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Sweet and tangy berry balsamic salad wraps are a great vegetarian meal that can be made in under 10 minutes. A homemade balsamic vinaigrette coats mixed baby salad greens and sliced red onions.  The greens, sliced…

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Basic Large Chunk Granola Recipe

Basic Large Chunk Granola Recipe - Add Your Favorite Flavors

This homemade healthy granola recipe is simple to make and produces large chunks (clusters).  You can add any of your favorite granola flavors to this basic recipe.  I wasn’t able to participate in last months Recipe Redux theme.  So, I was looking forward to getting back in the game this month.  This month’s theme is…

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French Toast Cups with Your Favorite Toppings

French Toast Cups with your Favorite Toppings

These French Toast Cups with Your Favorite Toppings make an easy, customizable breakfast.  Cubed bread is soaked in a sweetened, flavorful custard; topped with your favorite optional toppings; and baked in a muffin tin.  The maple syrup is baked right in! It’s time to bust out the muffin tin for another fun customizable breakfast recipe!…

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Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip

Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip

Disclosure:  I was asked to participate in the “#CrunchOn” campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network.  I was compensated for my time and also received free samples for recipe testing. It only takes 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients to whip up this chocolate almond butter fruit dip.  The base of…

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Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

So simple.  Yet, so delicious!  Chicken Pesto Pasta is chicken and penne in a basil pesto sauce. This is one of those recipes that’s great for a busy weeknight.  You only need a handful of ingredients to make it.  It’s ready in under 20 minutes.  And, it’s so, so good! Just sauté some chunks of…

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Peach Pie Smoothie

Peach Pie Smoothie

This peach pie smoothie is thick and creamy with the flavors of sweet peaches, cinnamon, and vanilla.  It’s like peach pie in a glass, for breakfast. We go through a lot of yogurt in my house.  My husband and I have yogurt almost every single day.  I always include yogurt in smoothie recipes.  Yogurt just…

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Zucchini Lasagna Cups

Zucchini Lasagna Cups

Zucchini Lasagna Cups are mini portions of vegetarian lasagna.  They have layers of wonton wrappers, ricotta, zucchini, pasta sauce, and mozzarella.  They’re much quicker and easier to make than traditional lasagna. It won’t be long before everyone’s home gardens are full of fruits and vegetables.  It seems like the one thing that many of my…

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Banana Nut Quinoa Bars

Banaan Nut Quinoa Bars

Banana Nut Quinoa Bars are a great way to eat quinoa for breakfast or a healthy snack.  They’re gluten free and full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. These banana nut quinoa bars were inspired by my recent trip to The Vitamin Shoppe. I made the trip into St. Louis the other day to stock…

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