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Sweet Apple Pie Dip with Cinnamon Chips

Easy Holiday Party Appetizer: Apple Pie Dip & Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips! Nothing beats chips and dip when you’re feeling snack-y. For the holidays, try a sweeter twist on the classic duo: apple pie dip with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips! A lighter, healthier treat to serve as a holiday party appetizer, or a fun after-school […]

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Recipe

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter | Easy Homemade Christmas Gift! Salty, creamy, and with a pinch of holiday spice—this pumpkin spice peanut butter recipe is deliciously irresistible! All of peanut butter’s savory, nutty goodness, infused with comforting, fall-time flavor. Personally, I love pumpkin everything all year-round, so this pumpkin spice peanut butter is a timeless […]

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Oatmeal Topping

Instead of Marshmallows, Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans & Oatmeal Topping! For this healthy sweet potato casserole, I’ve lightened up the traditional recipe by using mashed bananas for natural sweetness! I love the fruity flavor they bring to this fluffy mash and the nutty, crunchy topping. Plus, I don’t have to add ANY sugar […]

Parmesan Russet & Sweet Potato Stacks

Russet & Sweet Potato Stacks – Easy & Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers! These gorgeous Parmesan russet and sweet potato stacks are like fun-sized, health-ified potato gratin—on a stick! Using russet potatoes AND sweet potatoes adds more fun color and wholesome nutrients. Plus, it’s an irresistible savory-sweet flavor combination! If you’re looking for Thanksgiving appetizer ideas, these […]

Vegetable Witch Fingers Halloween Treats

Almond Stuffed Celery Sticks – Spooky Witch Fingers Halloween Treats! Try this crunchier, creepier version of ants-on-a-log for Halloween: spooky witch fingers! A.k.a. almond stuffed celery sticks—an awesome option for healthy Halloween snacks for kids. Simply fill celery ‘fingers’ with the nut or seed butter of your choice, and use whole almonds as ‘fingernails.’ You […]

Healthy Funfetti Mug Cake Recipe

Dairy Free & Gluten Free Funfetti Mug Cake – Easy Microwave Mug Cake! Whether you’re living in a studio apartment or a college student in a dorm, this healthy funfetti mug cake has you covered. With just a mug, a microwave, and a few simple ingredients, you can have a warm, fluffy cake ready in […]

Vegetarian Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Dorm Friendly Microwave Meal! These taco stuffed sweet potatoes make for a deliciously nutritious, satisfying, AND budget-friendly vegetarian dinner! With canned tomatoes, beans, and corn in the meatless filling, you cut down on costs and prep time—without sacrificing flavor. An easy dinner option to include in a no cook meal prep […]

Cold Broccoli Salad with Tangy Lime Dressing

Vegan & Paleo Broccoli Salad Recipe + How to Cook Broccoli in Microwave! One of the secrets to eating enough veggies is to learn HOW you like your veggies prepared. Not a fan of cooked or steamed broccoli? Give this cold broccoli salad a try! By blanching your broccoli florets, they turn out slightly tender […]

Canned Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds

Canned Chicken Salad on Avocado Boats – No Cook Meal Prep Lunch! Simplify your lunch meal prep with this easy canned chicken salad recipe! Instead of cooking chicken yourself, you can make your prep easier AND more affordable with canned chicken. It still offers the same nutrients and wholesome protein, and it’s perfect for dorm friendly […]

Microwave Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Easy Quinoa Oatmeal with Banana & Yogurt – Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Bowl! Oatmeal is a go-to option for college meal prep (especially in a dorm), but it’s not the only healthy, microwaveable breakfast. Instead, try this deliciously simple and budget-friendly twist: a QUNIOA breakfast bowl! Basically, it’s like a quinoa breakfast porridge or quinoa hot […]

Ranch Grilled Pork Chops

Boneless Grilled Pork Chops with Ranch Seasoning No grill? No problem. With a simple grill pan, you can whip up perfectly grilled pork chops on the stove! If you’re intimidated by or unsure of how to cook pork chops, this quick and easy recipe is a great place to start. Simply toss your boneless pork […]

Maple Bacon Crock Pot Pork Loin Roast

Bacon Wrapped Crock Pot Pork Loin – Easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast! For an impressive, flavor-filled weeknight dinner, try this maple bacon crock pot pork loin! Even though the bacon wrapping looks ultra-gourmet, you won’t believe how simple this dish is to throw together. If you’ve ever roasted a whole chicken in the crock pot, […]

Honey Dijon Pork Loin Roast

Honey Dijon Roasted Pork Loin – How to Cook a Pork Roast Personally, oven roasted pork loin is my favorite method for preparing pork—it’s so simple, juicy, and flavorful! And, since I love a salty-sweet combo, I chose a honey Dijon glaze for this pork loin roast recipe. With a bit of tarragon and fresh parsley, […]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies | Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies – Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe! There’s nothing wrong with cookies for breakfast—when they’re this delicious AND nutritious! Made with real pumpkin, oats, nuts, and raisins, these pumpkin breakfast cookies taste like chewy, soft-baked granola treats. And, the fragrant blend of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg makes every bite so […]

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie | Paleo & Vegan Breakfast Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe – No Banana, No Coconut, No Dairy! Get your sweet, pumpkin-y fix in a sippable, on-the-go breakfast! This pumpkin pie smoothie is sweet, luscious and creamy, just like your favorite fall time dessert. But, it’s a far more wholesome and fuel-filled alternative to a noshing on a slice of leftover pie […]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe

Pumpkin Cornbread – Healthy Side Dish for Thanksgiving! When savory cornbread meets sweet pumpkin, you’ve got a holiday treat that can’t be beat! This pumpkin cornbread has just a hint of creamy sweetness from the pumpkin puree, which also helps to keep the texture nice and moist. But, if you’re a cornbread purist, don’t worry. […]

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Dip | Low Sugar & Vegan Option

Pumpkin Pie Dip without Cream Cheese – Healthy Holiday Party Recipe! Fall is the time for pumpkin EVERYTHING—why not pumpkin pie in dippable form?! With a few simple ingredients, you can create the crave-able flavor and indulgent creaminess of pumpkin pie. But, without the refined sugars and with loads of wholesome nutrients! Between the pumpkin […]

No Bake Cereal Bars Without Marshmallows | Vegan & Whole Grain

No Bake Cereal Bars with Cheerios & Rice Krispies—and NO Marshmallows! Satisfy your sweet tooth with gluten free, 4-ingredient, NO BAKE cereal bars! I opted for Cheerios and Rice Krispies to keep these treats whole grain and low in sugar. But, you could also use whichever cereals you like! Personally, I think adding plain Cheerios […]

Honey Yogurt Fruit Dip | Low Sugar & Dairy Free Option

Healthy Yogurt Fruit Dip – 3 Ingredient Low Sugar Dip! Fruit is often called ‘nature’s candy’ for a reason—juicy, naturally-sweet, and fun to eat! But, you can make fruits even more enticing (especially unfamiliar fruits for pickier eaters) with a simple yogurt fruit dip! For both kids and adults, trying new and unfamiliar foods can […]

Non Spicy Kid Friendly Salsa | Picky Eater Ideas

Kid Friendly Salsa Dip – Easy Mild Salsa Recipe! Salsa is a simple and healthy dip option that can encourage kids to eat more veggies or try new foods. But, many salsas—even seemingly mild salsa recipes—can be too overwhelming for little ones’ taste buds. Instead, try this non spicy kid friendly salsa dip! All you […]

Healthy Egg Waffle Recipe | Picky Eater Ideas

Cheesy Scrambled Egg Waffle Recipe – Only 4 Ingredients & A Waffle Iron! Eggs are an awesome vegetarian protein source, with around 6g of protein in an average egg! And, even though scrambled eggs are a classic breakfast, not everyone is a fan—often because of how they look or even the texture. Instead, pull out […]