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Egg-cellent Avocados

I wander through Pinterest a lot when I’m bored and looking for new ideas. That’s how this whole thing started… I found this post about broiling avocados and thought to myself  ”Self, why the heck didn’t we think of that?” Then of course, I was flooded with a ton of ideas for ...Read More

Super Waffles

This is a very basic waffle recipe with some ingredient replacements to make it healthier. I wanted to make sure to use healthy oil, flax and whole grains to kick up the protein and fiber overall. I also reduced the sugar by replacing it with a baking mix. They turned out absolutely ...Read More

Easy Gingerbread Oatmeal

Now that it’s starting to get chilly in the mornings, I love a warm breakfast. Especially a super easy one Plus, it’s December now so it’s perfectly ok to start making gingerbread flavored things (not that I’m over pumpkin season yet). So here’s what you need: 1/2 c steel-cut oats (or other ...Read More

Tomato Tartlets

For a light entree, try simple tartlets. Unroll a sheet of puff pastry, brush with olive oil, sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese, and layer on plenty of grape tomatoes or slices in concentric circles. Bake for 20 minutes at 400° F. Heirloom tomatoes in different colors can be pretty. Add a green ...Read More

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes Think of the typical toppings on your baked potato — butter, sour cream, maybe cheese and bacon bits. If you substitute a sweet potato, you might not need any of that. Baked sweet potatoes are so full of flavor, they require very little embellishment. This can save you loads of ...Read More

Salsa Chicken on Garlic Toast

Ingredients: 6 oz Chicken Breast 1 Schwan’s Garlic Texas Toast 2 tbsp Salsa of your choice 1-2 tbsp Guacamole Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375° and place the Garlic Texas Toast on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place bread in the oven on middle rack and cook for 6-7 minutes. While that is cooking ...Read More

National Doughnut Day

It’s National Doughnut Day, but before you get excited… These round little treats pack a HUGE punch in your calorie budget! See how they stack-up below: Donut hole: 60 calories, 3g fat Glazed: 240 calories, 12g fat Frosted: 260 calories, 15g fat Cream-filled: 300 calories, 14g fat Jelly-filled: 300 calories, 14g fat Cruller: 300 ...Read More

Pumpkin Pudding VitaTops Recipe

 (click the picture to get Pumpkin Spice VitaTops used in this recipe) This healthy treat is the perfect alternative to snacks loaded with extra calories and fat and is sure to be a hit at your Halloween party! Ingredients 12 Pumpkin Spice VitaTop 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1 pack of fat-free vanilla ...Read More