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Intro: 12 Month Healthy Habit Challenge

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It’s easy to be hard on ourselves when we’ve tried a program and failed. You tried this diet and that exercise program and maybe it worked for a while but then it stopped working. All you tell yourself from that experience is that you failed. But really, you need to congratulate yourself. You attempted to make a change. The attempt ... Read More »

Holiday Sangria

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While there are endless sangria recipes out there, this is one I’m quite proud of. I made this and a few other drinks for a Christmas party one year and it was gone before any of the other drinks were even touched. Since then, a year doesn’t go by without a request from family and friends. Before making this recipe, you ... Read More »

Frozen Chocolate Cake Pops

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Ahh the infamous cake pop. Ever so popular because you can indulge in just 1-2 bites. I don’t know about you but that doesn’t do it for me. I’d rather have a cupcake or 2-3 cake pops. With this recipe, you can do that! Each pop is only 50 calories a piece. It doesn’t get much better than that. My ... Read More »

Pumpkin Breakfast Muffins

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There are plenty of pumpkin muffins out there but few would qualify as anything more than a treat! I’ve had a hard time finding a good pumpkin muffin recipe that didn’t also ask for a bowl of sugar. And it appears many of you are having the same problem, as I’ve received multiple requests for a healthier version. These pumpkins ... Read More »

Traditional Stuffing (With a Healthy Twist)

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Just like my sweet potato recipe this dish is based of my mom’s classic Thanksgiving stuffing. Her recipe is quite simple: butter, bread, more butter, some veggies, and just to make sure we keep them in business, more butter. Clearly, you can’t go wrong with the deliciousness factor. But. this recipe won’t be scoring so high on the nutrition scale. So, ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Casserole (+ secret ingredient!)

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If I could only eat 2 side dishes at Thanksgiving it would definitely be the stuffing and sweet potato casserole. I took my mom’s recipes and changed up a little bit. Okay,  a-lot-a-bit. But she uses a lot of sugar and butter! And while I wouldn’t have it any other way) on Thanksgiving, for any other day of the year, ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Syrup (+Latte Recipe)

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There’s been a lot of debate on the pumpkin spice latte recently. But, regardless of what side you fall on, you can definitely make it yourself at home for a lot cheaper! Not to mention, you get the added benefit of fiber and potassium from the pumpkin puree and you get to control the sugar and calories based on your ... Read More »