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Prosciutto Egg Cups

So I am now two weeks into my great Whole30 Experiment! And I am happy to report I feel better than ever. I am enjoying the culinary challenge of coming up with new recipes although it can be challenging to plan every single meal. I’ve remedied this by spending a few hours cooking on Sunday. Yesterday I made these egg cups, 3lbs of almond chicken fingers, a roast beef, roasted beets and sweet potatoes, and cut and washed a ton of veggies. All that prep should make a weeks worth of meal a bit simpler. This recipe is laughably simple. It makes for a great breakfast and can be eaten [...]

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Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins

I love carrot cake. Although I am a self diagnosed chocoholic, I think that, given the choice, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting would probably win out over chocolate cake any day. There is something awesome about making a sticky, sweet and unhealthy dessert out of a simple veggie like a carrot. I think I also associate carrot cake with Spring and Easter. I am currently desperate for spring, which seems like it will never arrive. In fact, the forecast for tomorrow is for more snow. I long for temperatures above 40 degrees! Craving carrot cake the other day, I decided to try my hand at some healthy muffins instead. [...]

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Homemade Power Granola

Granola is an incredibly healthy breakfast or snack. You can enjoy it with milk, fruit, yogurt or even ice cream! A few years ago, Craig and I got on a homemade granola kick – we came up with all kinds of fun recipes, including pina colada granola, which I may make this weekend for you. Granola combines some of my favorite things, whole grains with crunchy nuts and dried fruit. I love the endless combinations and possibilities you can concoct with these simple ingredients. It just so happens that these ingredients are also super healthy, packing in a bunch of healthy fiber and filling protein. Seeds and nuts are key [...]

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Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

OMG we survived a blizzard last week and it’s snowing again! ┬áHoly Cow this is insane! During Blizzard Nemo, work shut down at noon and the Governor of our state made it ILLEGAL to drive on the roads after 4pm. There were crazy lines for gas and groceries and everyone freaked out. Being stuck in the house is not exactly fun and so I decided to do some cooking. However, turns out we don’t have a lot of ingredients lying around, since we didn’t want to wait in line at the grocery store. So I decided to indulge my newfound interest in baking. I love pomegranate. One of the oldest [...]

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Baked Apple Walnut Oatmeal

I have had a weird relationship with breakfast throughout my life. For many years begining in junior high, I never ate breakfast. I had no interest in it and disliked all breakfast foods including such delicious things as eggs, pancakes and especially oatmeal. I realize this sounds insane, but I was pretty nuts back then in a lot of ways… Anyway, I didn’t start eating breakfast until my senior year of college. I was preparing to take the LSAT and was concerned that my inability to function before noon would impare my performance on a standardized test that’s administered at 7am. In stepped my knight in shining armor, Craig, who, [...]

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Pumpkin Cacao Bread

I’m kicking off my COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING this week so keep an eye out for some holiday friendly healthy eats. EDITORS NOTE: I originally started working on this recipe during Hurricane Sandy. I thought it would be fun to bake something delicious and healthy. Unfortunately, the version I prepared did not come out so tasty. Sometimes I go a little overboard on the healthy ingredients and forget the basic principles of baking chemistry. So, two tries later, I finally got it right. As you ┬ámay have noticed, I don’t do a whole lot of baking. Mostly because Craig doesn’t like sweets and I don’t really have any dessert lovers in [...]

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