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Fresh Avocado and Spinach Breakfast Bake

No Comments | Written on March 3, 2015 at 11:38 am , by

We love breakfast, and we sometimes overdo it. Instead of continuing to overeat, we have put a spin on the traditional breakfast. These delicious breakfast sandwiches make a healthy alternative to the usual English muffin sandwiches, and they’re guaranteed to fill you up! With the healthy fats from avocado and the nutrients from the spinach, you’re bound to get your day started off on the right foot!

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Light and Airy Tofu Tacos

No Comments | Written on March 2, 2015 at 9:58 am , by

We know, we know. When tofu’s in a recipe, it’s usually bland and has the consistency of soaked cardboard. However, we’ve finally found a recipe which includes tofu that actually tastes good! These tacos are a wonderful meatless way to enjoy some delicious Tex-Mex flavor without piling on the calories. Serve these with some low-fat cheese, Greek yogurt, and freshly prepared guacamole on the side for a surprisingly healthy meal idea. If you’re feeling like making it a first atmosphere, you can prepare some whole fruit margaritas and really get the party started!

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Luscious Japanese Daifuku Cakes

No Comments | Written on February 27, 2015 at 4:29 pm , by

No, that’s not a typo and we didn’t sneeze. Daifuku means “great luck” in Japanese and is a type of cake served in the country. If you’ve never tried them, you’ll love the wonderfully dense flavor and delicate lightness to the dessert. Try them the next time you’re having a dinner party, as they’re a wonderful dessert to enjoy while people are having conversation. As a single serving dessert idea, they also make a great item to bring along to your next potluck. Serve these with some coffee or green tea on the sides and people will love them!

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You Can’t Deny This Baklava

2 Comments | Written on February 26, 2015 at 9:08 am , by

Baklava is such a wonderful dessert that comes from Greece (or Turkey, depending on who you talk to). We love it because it’s loaded with wonderfully sweet flavors, and is lighter than something like a brownie. This makes a wonderful winter dessert if you’re getting tired of all the cakes and pies but still crave a sweet dessert. This goes wonderfully with your favorite tea or coffee, and we like to enjoy it as a weekend breakfast.

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The Mini Pizzas of Your Dreams

No Comments | Written on February 24, 2015 at 11:24 am , by

We can’t get enough of pizza, and might actually be in love with the easy recipe. However, it can be really easy to go overboard with America’s favorite food. Instead of calling the local delivery place and ordering yourself a greasy pie, why not prepare these simply scrumptious mini pizzas? They’re a perfectly portion controlled way of enjoying the cheesy deliciousness.

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Baked Mostaccioli with Ground Turkey

No Comments | Written on February 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm , by

We absolutely LOVE mostaccioli, and the cheesy baked variety is our specialty. However, we completely know what a calorie monster the classic Italian dish can be, and don’t care to partake in that on a daily basis. Instead of packing on the pounds with the traditional version, why not give this lightened up pasta recipe a try? This makes a wonderful main course for potlucks, as everyone can help themselves. Plus, you can actually cook this recipe and store it until you’re ready to enjoy. Don’t worry, we tell you exactly how to do so below!

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Sassy, Spicy Slow-Cooker Chicken Vindaloo

2 Comments | Written on February 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm , by

We can’t get over Indian cuisine. There’s something about the combination of spices, vegetables, and meats that’s purely intoxicating. We often  go to our local Indian restaurant and spend way too much money, mainly because it’s a treat of food that we can’t make at home. Or can we? Try out this chicken Vindaloo recipe that’s made in a slow-cooker!

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Irresistibly Nutty Waffle Fruit Cups

No Comments | Written on February 18, 2015 at 4:40 pm , by

If there’s anything we love more than a waffle recipe, it’s a waffle cup that’s stuffed with fresh fruit. This recipe might look like something you buy in Europe from a fancy pastry shop, but it’s an unbelievably simple breakfast or dessert that you can pull off at home. All you need are a few simple ingredients you probably have at home. If you don’t have one of the shallow waffle presses, feel free to make this a crepe on a griddle instead!

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Our Favorite (Healthy) Comfort Food Soup: Tomato and Beet Soup with Tortellini

No Comments | Written on February 13, 2015 at 9:09 am , by

Comfort food has a nasty reputation for being unhealthy. It doesn’t have to be that way, we say! Here’s a perfectly hearty winter soup recipe that’s low calorie, low sodium, and meatless. How’s that for a triple threat? We love to serve this with a crusty Caprese panini on the side when the weather gets Arctic. Even if you don’t like beets, we think this soup might change your mind, as their flavor is a sweet subtlety in the dish.


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Crockpot Tender French Beef Stew With a Twist (Healthy Beef Bourguignon)

No Comments | Written on February 12, 2015 at 11:40 am , by

By now, you’ve probably had a dozen and a half French beef stew recipes. However, they can be loaded with butter and fat, which does serious damage to our waistlines. We really don’t know how the French can stay so slim. Well, maybe we do. It could have something to do with recipes like this one.

Try out our healthier version of the classic French recipe and let us know what you think! This simple crockpot recipe is perfect for people watching their weight, or those who want their meals to have a bit more nutritional pop.

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