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Quinoa Sushi Rolls

Quinoa Sushi Rolls! Quinoa can be used for so many things including SUSHI! Use seasoned quinoa instead of rice, then pack with fresh veggies and serve with an addicting dipping sauce. INGREDIENTS: For the quinoa sushi rolls: 1 C uncooked quinoa, rinsed well 1 1/2 C water 1/2 C Rice vinegar 1 tsp honey 1 […]

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Nutella Stuffed Churro French Toast

CHEAT MEAL POST!!! My family loves French Toast. I like playing around with recipes to lighten them up. On your cheat day you can enjoy your favorite treats or dishes by modifying them! These are a GIANT taste of YUM with a little less guilt! Nutella Stuffed Churro French Toast INGREDIENTS: 4 slices of bread […]

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Tomato Mozzarella Basil Quinoa Salad

Super easy salad for the weekend. Tomato Mozzarella Basil Quinoa Salad INGREDIENTS: 2 C quinoa 1 C grape tomatoes 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese balls – skim milk 10 to 15 torn basil leaves or to taste 3 to 4 T rice wine vinegar 2 to 3 T olive oil 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp […]

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CHOCOLATE No-Bake Bars

Kid tested and approved!  When my kids walk in the door from school they go straight for the pantry and refrigerator.  They are always hungry when they come home.  If I can have more HEARTY snacks for them they fill up faster, versus empty carbs that leave them hungry.   These bars are filled with […]

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Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

  Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies These breakfast cookies can be made ahead so you can grab and go in the morning or a healthy snack. They are perfect for phase 1 and 2 of my Body Evolution 4 week challenge program!!! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 C Cocoa nut oil, melted 1/4 C honey 1 C rolled oats 1 […]

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Find JOY in the JOURNEY

This presidents weekend we are in Fresno, CA to watch one my boys compete in the indoor track and field CIF championships. Watching athletes compete is motivating and inspiring. They give up weekends and weeknights to compete and train for something they are passionate about. All of their hard work comes down to a race […]

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SKINNY Nutella Strawberry Egg Rolls

Do you like dessert without the calorie damage?!  Yes, I mean getting rid of the extra calories, sugar and fat without losing the taste.  This recipe shows some of the substitutions I used so if you feel like being naughty you can still use them.  Dessert can still taste amazing and satisfy your sweet tooth by […]

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Skinny Chocolate Chips Cheesecake Bars

Yep, I have a sweet tooth!  Unfortunately I have not found a magic pill to make it go away.  So, when I bake I try to find ways to modify it to create some damage control!!!  I love experimenting with recipes and tweaking them a bit to make them a bit skinnier on the calories […]

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Bananas aren’t just for MONKEYS!

You’ll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet.  Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness and much much more!  They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and […]

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Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad Wrap

Whenever I grill chicken I always make up extra.  I place it in the freezer so I have it when I need it.  You can buy grilled chicken also if time is an issue for you.  It makes it easy to toss in salads or other dishes. Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad Wrap INGREDIENTS: 2 […]