Key Lime Protein Shake Recipe

If you’re like me, staying on track with your fitness goals can be tough, ESPECIALLY if you have a sweet tooth. A year and a half ago I started following the Isagenix plan to lose weight and by replacing two meals a day with my favorite (macronutrient balanced) protein shakes. So far I’ve lost 81 […]

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Honey Grilled Bananas with Coconut Ice Cream

It must be summer because I’m wanting to eat ice cream all day every day. Who else could get a little excited about bananas and ice cream and still look amazing for swim suit season!? Thank heavens for Veggie Lisa, this girl is taking this banana themed treat to the lighter and better-for-you side by […]

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Copy Cat Trader Joe’s Trail Mix Cookies

Have you tried the Vegan Trail Mix cookies at Trader Joe’s? Don’t let the fact that is a vegan cookie scare you, they actually taste like normal cookies. So funny story, I actually went on a vegan kick for an entire year (remember how I was a crash dieter?) and my parents brought them up for […]

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French Macarons

Sometimes the culinarian inside of me comes out of her “I don’t feel like making messes today” mentality to create. Today I went French and made macaroons with a little help from from my dear friend who refuses to accept my friend requests on FB, Martha Stewart! Here is her recipe. My modifications were the green food […]

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Cheesecake Tartlets

  These cheesecake tartlets are tasty and you can whip them up (literally) in under 15 minutes, minus the refrigeration time.   For this recipe you’ll need: 8 oz cream cheese 1/3 cup powdered sugar 2 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup heavy cream fresh raspberries Phyllo shells     First, whip together the […]

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Salted-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

 These cookies are so delicious! I recently got together with Colleen from  justsweetandsimple.blogspot.com and we argree they are our new favorite cookie! I love, love the salty-sweetness of these cookies and the heartiness from the oats make it the perfect grown up version of a kid classic.   Salted-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies  1 C. Butter1 C. Sugar1 C. […]

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks

     Not to be politically incorrect or anything, but I think most of us could agree that chocolate (and bacon) can make everything better. Without further adieu I present chocolate covered pretzels.  Ingredients: Pretzel sticks Chocolate fountain chocolate Pearl sprinkles        Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish on low for a few minutes […]

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Muddy Buddies

      My husband loves Chex cereal and I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter. And thats how I knew we supposed to spend the rest of our lives making muddy buddies together. Here’s what that looks like at our house. Ingredients: 7 cups of Chex rice cereal  1 cup milk chocolate chips 1 cup peanut butter 1/4 […]

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15 Minute: Soft Caramel Corn

 If treats could count as REAL food this would be one of my FAVORITE meals.       I ‘m kind of picky when it comes to sweet popcorns. I like caramel corn but not kettle. I also prefer soft caramel over harder variations. I’m kind of a purist when it comes to nuts in my popcorn, BUT […]

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