Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

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If you want to be super healthy and fight diseases, this is the smoothie for you. Just one cup of berries has all the antioxidants you need in one day. Kiwi is another powerful fruit that helps boost your immune system and enhance cell protection. Bananas have so much potassium, just drink this smoothie during the Winter time to help you from getting sick. I'm going to start doing that myself for the rest of Janurary. It seems like everyone around you is sick in some way or another. One thing ...

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Low Sodium Taco Salad

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I was pretty proud of myself this week. I packed my own lunch for 3 days! Lunch is the hardest part of the day for me. It's pretty easy just to walk over to the grocery store and spend around $4 to $6 on a salad. There is also a Taco Bell near by and a really good Candy Shop that also sells sandwiches and soup for lunch. That can get pretty spendy every day. My aunt makes a really good Dorito Taco Salad and this was kind of the insipration for this. Doritos aren't very carb friendly, so I ...

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Weight Watcher’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

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Well, I've had the last 2 days off and I just love it, and tomorrow I have to go back to work.  Been there for almost 2 years and I haven't really had any real vacation or time off. On Thursday, it is October can you believe that? The pumpkin recipes are still going strong and I probably won't stop making them until Thanksgiving is over with. Going to be putting up my Halloween decorations this week. Have you heard of this trick before? You can mix a 15 oz can of pumpkin with just about ...

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4 Ingredient Egg and Sausage Muffins

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Do you ever get in a breakfast rut like I do? I'll eat the same thing for days and days, and don't bother changing my breakfast up. Lately, it's been peanut butter toast and my coke zero. Don't laugh at me, cause coke zero is my morning coffee. These sausage and egg muffins are so easy, you don't really need a recipe for them. They're so versatile, if they're vegetarian just leave out the sausage and add in some mushrooms or bell peppers. Use bacon instead of sausage or chorizo. Make some ...

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Skinny S’mores Cupcakes

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There's this chain bakery in town here called Gigi's. On Tuesdays, they have a S'mores cupcake and it's topped with mini marshmallows that have been blow torched, to make them look like they were on a campfire.  It also has a Hershey's chocolate square on top with marshmallow frosting. Not sure how many calories it was, but it was amazing.  That was my indulgence on Tuesday after work. It wasn't too sweet, and most of the cupcakes at Gigi's have frosting on top of the cupcakes that have to be at ...

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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

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On Friday when I got off work at noon, I was craving Chipotle's Barbacoa Beef rice bowls.  I was going to head on over there and get one, but then I thought why? I can just make them at home and have Barbacoa beef for a week! It was almost meant to be because beef roast was on sale and so was corn for their famous corn salsa that I just love. I put the beef in the slow cooker and went off to take some pics of the Blue Angels. They're in town this weekend doing shows and a friend and I went to ...

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Grilled Salmon with Teriyaki Sauce

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Whenever I want to eat something healthy for dinner, I go for my go-to meal. Salmon and steamed broccoli. I ALWAYS have salmon in my freezer and that one green vegetable that looks like a little tree too. I'm always looking for different ways to flavor salmon and teriyaki is the way to go. Sure, you could use one of those store bought bottles of teriyaki marinade, but I prefer to make my own. You can cook the sauce in a small pan until the sauce becomes this thick syrupy consistency. I'm ...

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Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts

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Look at this gorgeous pesto! It doesn't have your typical basil leaves in there, it's kale. Super healthy, super food kale! Add in some toasted walnuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese, and voila. You have a spread for some very delicious pizza, pasta, or a spread on a crostini with some ricotta cheese. This weekend the Street Fair is here. There's usually a bunch of crafts and artsy stuff there. You walk up and down the streets of Broad Way looking at all the crafts. The best part is the food ...

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