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Carrot Cake Protein Balls: High Fiber & High Protein Snack

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Need a boost in your day or something new to enjoy in the morning? Make a batch of these Carrot Cake Protein Balls to enjoy as a snack, part of your breakfast, or post-workout refuel.

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Eggnog Waffles with Maple Bourbon Syrup (Holiday Breakfast)

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These Eggnog Waffles with Maple Bourbon Syrup are the perfect way to wake up on a holiday morning. Enjoy breakfast in bed together or after a morning of opening gifts. And a great way to use up leftover eggnog.

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2-Minute Microwave Breakfast Mug

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You know you heard it a million times as a kid. And if you’re Taco, my nutrition clients, or have been to one of my presentations, then you’ve heard me repeatedly tell you: DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST! Skipping breakfast has been linked to higher rates of obesity due to slower metabolism and tendency to overeat at other meals. When we don’t eat breakfast, we’re denying our body energy to get moving in the morning, which can lead to foggy brains, droopy eyes, and hangry significant others. Not the stuff dream days are made of. That’s why I’m sharing a great breakfast solution to try with your sweetie.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes with Peanut Butter Ricotta

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Happy Earth Day! If you had a chance to read my last post, then you may notice I’m on a bit of a food waste reduction kick lately.  I’ve recently started meal planning by the month. Mr E and I been saving a ton of money and time having a plan in place when it comes to mealtimes. I’ve also noticed how much less I’ve been throwing away items that spoil before they can be used. However, I’m still guilty of having to party with items before they get used.  The two biggest offenders in my home of spoiling too soon are fresh herbs and bananas. This month’s Recipe Redux contest of only using foods available at home (and going south) certainly helps to alleviate my guilt about one of the two.  Continue reading “Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes with Peanut Butter Ricotta”

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Wild Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

There’s snow outside my house right now and that means two things.  1) I’m officially in summer withdrawal and, 2) I miss enjoying fresh produce from my local farm market. In the winters I pretend I’m on a warm tropical island by enjoying frosty, fruity smoothies. Blueberries are the NJ state fruit, but I won’t be seeing a fresh Jersey berry till July.  Which is why I’m so excited to have discovered frozen Wild Blueberries! Continue reading “Wild Blueberry Muffin Smoothie”

Broccoli Cheddar Potato Cups

Mini Broccoli Cheddar Potato Cups

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Potatoes USA and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Today we’re talking about one of the most misunderstood vegetables at the market.  The one everyone associates as a “bad” food.  The guy everyone shames in favor of their supposedly superior orange cousin.  That’s right – today I’m going to be setting the record straight on the POTATO.
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Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

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Mr E and I have a lot of meal-time traditions we’ve established for ourselves over the years: ice cream date on Sunday nights in the summer, wine & cheese Fridays, Slow Cooker Snow Days, and my favorite weekend tradition: BRUNCH! I’m obsessed with brunch, mostly because the menu options are always such a great variety. Sweet, savory, veggies, and fruit – there’s a little something for any mood I’m feeling.  And a mimosa or bloody to accompany the meal is always welcome. A brunch staple  is eggs benny, but I have one issue – I’m not a huge hollandaise sauce fan.  Continue reading “Avocado Hollandaise Sauce”

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Sexy Foods to Enjoy this Valentine’s Day

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If you ask me, as long as food looks and tastes delicious, it’s sexy.  But there are also some hidden gems found in certain foods that can increase the sexiness of a meal and maybe even spark some after-dinner delight.  Certain foods have been well-researched on their aphrodisiac properties.  You probably are already away of the obvious ones- chocolate, strawberries, figs, oysters, and champagne.  Others have been found to have positive influences on our heart and brain, which in turn leads to some sexy side effects.  Whether you’re going out to dinner or staying home to avoid the Valentine’s Day hype, be sure to include a few of these sexy foods in your Valentine’s Day meals. Continue reading “Sexy Foods to Enjoy this Valentine’s Day”

No Excuse Breakfasts

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It’s been one week since my proposed Back to School Challenge of monitoring the meals purchase to eat outside of the home and tallying up the money spent.  How did you do?  What did you learn?  If you learned that breakfast is either skipped or bought way too frequently, then it’s time to revisit an old friend.  Poor breakfast is the first meal to fall by the wayside.  Breakfast is always ready for you- now it’s your turn to show up for it.  Here’s some tips for how you can fit breakfast into any busy lifestyle- no excuses! Continue reading “No Excuse Breakfasts”