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Crock Pot Curried Chicken – Paleo and Whole30 Compliant

This crock pot curried chicken recipe will have your whole house smelling amazing while it cooks. Coming home to a dinner that is just about ready for the table is a treat on a busy week night! It makes a nice addition to my collection of crock pot recipes. My husband is fond of any …

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Turkey Stuffed Peppers – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free

Stuffed peppers normally have lots of rice and cheese in the recipe. Since I am trying to have really clean recipes lately, these turkey stuffed peppers are a healthier way to enjoy this traditional dish. These turkey stuffed peppers are clean eating at its best. They are Paleo, Whole30 compliant and Gluten Free, too!   There …

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Cashew Coconut Energy Bites – Paleo – Gluten Free – Dairy Free

These cashew coconut energy bites are sweetened with medjool dates and have no dairy or gluten. They are a  healthy way to get a burst of energy after a workout.  With just a few minutes of your time and some healthy ingredients, you have a tasty on-the-go snack. Want to try using fresh coconut in …

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Italian Sweet Potatoes – Easy One Pot Side Dish

These Italian sweet potatoes combine with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes for the most amazing full flavored side dish. They are wonderful served with any protein and even taste great as leftovers the next day as part of a cooked breakfast. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile in recipes.  You can substitute them in any recipe …

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Spinach Frittata with Mushrooms and Leeks

This Spinach Frittata with mushrooms and leeks is just bursting with flavor and comes together in about 20 minutes. The recipe is dairy free, low carb and Paleo and Whole30 compliant. Are you a breakfast person?  We love to really splurge on it in my house.  My whole family loves a cooked breakfast.  They really …

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11 Food and Drink Substitutes for Weight Loss and Health

Are you thinking more about your overall health and fitness? These 11 food and drink substitutes help me with my weight loss, and also have other beneficial effects for my general health. I had a scare late last year that had me in the hospital for a few weeks worrying about my heart and my …

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Chicken Cheese Panini Sandwich – Slimmed Down Lunch Delight

This slimmed down chicken cheese panini sandwich is my first attempt at using a panini press, and it turned out great. My daughter bought me a panini pan for Christmas.  She and I often have mum-daughter dates at Panera Bread and I always choose a half panini sandwich and bowl of soup. Jess knew that …

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Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers

These lovely cranberry pecan crostini appetizers are the perfect light bite to start any special gathering of friends. Cranberries are one of those foods that always seem to find their way onto the holiday table.   They are wonderful as a snack with drinks before dinner, and also make a lovely starter to a meal when …

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S’mores Trail Mix – Fun & Tasty Snack

This S’mores trail mix reminds me of the ever popular camping treat, and the kids will just love it, so it makes a wonderful after school snack. August 31 is National Trail mix day.  Time to make everyone’s favorite party snack.  Trail mixes are easy to find in the stores, but they are also super easy …

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Double Dark Chocolate Ice Cream – Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan

This tasty double dark chocolate ice cream is dairy free, gluten free and also great for those on a vegan diet. The warm summer months are the time for a big helping of your favorite cold desserts.  It is loads of fun (not to mention tasty) to dig into a bowl of creamy, rich and …

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Tuna Lettuce Wraps – Healthy and Gluten Free

If you are looking for a healthy, gluten free alternative to high carb wraps, try these tuna lettuce wraps. They are very tasty, packed with nutritious ingredients and so easy to make. I love that I can have several of them without breaking my calorie bank. You can’t say that with a normal wrap, can …

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Chunky Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara with Pasta

This chunky roasted tomato vegetable marinara sauce with pasta dish is the perfect meal for Meatless Monday (or any day of the week!) I enjoy eating meals that don’t have any meat in them, especially for lunches. I love to use roasted tomatoes in my sauces.  Roasting them in the oven brings out the natural …

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Low Calorie Brownies made with Diet Dr. Pepper – Slimmed Down Dessert

These low calorie brownies have no oil but still pack a powerful flavor. The secret is using diet soda for this slimmed down dessert. Making these diet Dr. Pepper brownies is easy and they have a much lower calorie count than normal brownies, so they are easy on your waist line. The brownies are lighter …

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Roasted Yam Salad with Seasoned Chicken

This Roasted Yam Salad with seasoned chicken has the most amazing flavors. It’s simple to make and just full of hearty goodness and flavor. Salads don’t have to be boring and this is one proves it in spades. This vegetable salad is the perfect way for me to incorporate a wonderful blend of superfoods into …

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Albacore Tuna Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

This recipe for albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls rivals the ones my husband and I get at our favorite Thai restaurant. I love Asian inspired recipes. They are clean and full of healthy ingredients and so flavorful. They are light, crunchy and go perfectly with the sweet and spicy home made dipping sauce. These …

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Getting Healthy in the New Year- Practice These 5 Tips

Are you thinking of getting healthy in the New Year! Practice these 5 tips. New Year, New Thoughts….time to take stock, think back on last year, and make plans for the coming year. For many of us that means focusing on getting healthy, or losing weight, in the New Year.  Is that one of your …

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