Healthier Coconut Brownies (with black beans)

A Recipe for Healthier Coconut Brownies

These coconut brownies are to die for–yes, I said to. die. for. They’re moist, full of chocolate and coconut, and rich enough that one brownie is a satisfying serving. They also have no flour and no sugar. The flour and sugar have been replaced with black beans, gluten free oats, and Sweetleaf stevia. Sweetleaf is the brand we prefer in our NorCal Margaritas and what I use in my iced tea. They have 21 different flavors and my most recent love is coconut! My…

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21 Day Fix Dessert Recipes

Clean Eating 21 Day Fix Dessert Recipes #21DayFix

I miss dessert. Ice cream sundaes, cookies, just about everything that is unhealthy. I love that I’ve found several delicious recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth while I’m trying to eat healthier. It’s not that I never have “regular” dessert anymore, but I make these delicious recipes whenever possible as a substitute. Here are my favorite 21 Day Fix dessert recipes! Dessert Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Clusters These are a great snack, too! NorCal Skinny Margarita (yes, this counts as dessert!)…

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Yummy 21 Day Fix Snack Recipes

Clean Eating 21 Day Fix Snack Recipes #21DayFix

When I fall off the 21 Day Fix wagon, it’s usually because of snacks. It’s tough to snack on veggies and hummus or veggies and guacamole every day–one can only eat the same thing every day for so long! I’ve been looking at a lot of 21 Day Fix snack recipes lately. Here are some of my favorite 21 Day Fix/Whole 30/Clean Eating snack recipes. 21 Day Fix Snack Recipes Buffalo Chicken Dip – paired with some veggies or tortilla chips (see…

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15 Clean Eating 21 Day Fix Breakfast Recipes

Clean Eating 21 Day Fix Breakfast Recipes #21DayFix

If you’re thinking about eating better for your New Year’s resolution, that’s a great idea! Eating clean, whole foods is best for your body and can make you feel healthier.   To help you get started, here are some great 21 Day Fix breakfast ideas: Breakfast Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal from My Crazy Good Life Blueberry Oatmeal from Clean Eating Meets Country Girl Chocolate & Coffee Peanut Butter Smoothie (Shakeology) from My Crazy Good Life French Toast Wrap from Lisa Hov…

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25 Warm Winter Cocktails (with alcohol)

25 Warm Winter Drinks with Alcohol

The chilly season is upon us and if you’re like me the last thing you want to do is make yourself colder by drinking something iced! Here are 25 delicious warm winter drinks with alcohol. Adult Hot Chocolate Warm Caramel Apple Cider Tom & Jerry Cinnamon Chocolate Wine Latte Brotherly Love Bailey’s Chai  Warm Apple Pie Dirty Pear Toddy Red Hot Santa-tini – No, this one isn’t warm. But doesn’t it look beautiful? Apple Snowball Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Latte Broiled Bailey’s…

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25 Beautiful Holiday Desserts > Perfect for entertaining!

25 Beautiful Holiday Desserts

The holidays are perfect for family gatherings, and family gatherings are perfect for desserts, right? That’s when I make them most–when I have people to share them with. Here are 25 of the most beautiful holiday desserts to impress your family and friends! Pretzel Toffee Heirloom Coconut and Cinnamon Cake No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Gluten and Dairy Free Dark Fudge Brownies Grinch Crinkle Cookies Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Rudolph Reindeer Truffles Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Chocolate Covered Cookie Truffles…

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21 Jello Shot Recipes for ages 21 and over

21 Fun Jello Shot Recipes For Ages 21 And Over

I love making Jello shots! They’re easy to make, fun to serve, and you can always find a recipe for your party or get-together theme. I’ve pulled together 21 of the coolest Jello shot recipes on the internet just for you. 1. Fireball Jello Shot cupcakes from Erica’s Sweet Tooth 2. Glitter Champagne Jello Shots from 1Fine Cookie 3. Rainbow Cherry Jello Shots from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen 4. Gummy Worms from InsanityOn 5. French Martini Jello Shot from Tablespoon 6. Strawberry Tequila Jello Shot…

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Clean Eating Pot Roast Recipe

Clean Eating Pot Roast Recipe

I don’t remember much of my Grandma on my Dad’s side – she passed away when I was very young. From what I hear, she was a great cook. Growing up, my Mom made her pot roast often and it was always yummy. After changing our eating habits to include eating clean, and since we don’t eat much wheat anymore, I had to modify Grandma’s recipe a bit. Today I’m sharing my healthier version of my Grandma’s classic: Clean Eating Pot…

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Crock pot stuffed pepper soup recipe

Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Let’s pretend this is a really difficult recipe. That you worked hard all day to put it on the table for your family. Let’s pretend that. Because really, it’s so. stinkin’. easy.   Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe   Makes 8 Servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 8 hours   You’ll need: 1 lb extra lean ground turkey or  beef 1 cup onion, chopped 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic and onions 15 oz. can tomato sauce 2…

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Get excited about Big Hero 6 with these Baymax S'mores #BigHero6Event

Big Hero 6 Baymax S’mores #BigHero6Event

There are affiliate links in this post.  The release of Disney’s new animated movie Big Hero 6 is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to meet Baymax! Baymax is the inflatable robot who stars in Big Hero 6. He was built to be a Personal Healthcare Companion, but ends up being so much more. We are so excited about the movie that I decided it was time for some Baymax S’mores! They’re yummy and super easy to make with…

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Disco Ball Cake Pops for a #DWTS party!

Disco Ball Cake Pops for a #DWTS Party! #ABCTVEvent

There are affiliate links in this post. Are you ready to watch another fun episode of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars tonight? We’ll be snacking on cake pops and wondering who will earn that coveted disco ball trophy at the end of the season!   I used this tutorial to make my cake pops in a silicone mold. They were super easy, especially after making them  by hand a few years ago! My kids preferred these to the “real” ones,…

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25 Delicious & Healthy 21 Day Fix Recipes

25 Delicious Clean Eating 21 Day Fix Recipes #21DayFix

The Beachbody 21 Day Fix is a great way to keep track of what you’re eating, and keep balanced meals on your table. Even if you’re not in the 21 Day Fix program, you can benefit from the whole foods these recipes require. 21 Day Fix Recipes Chewy Brownie Bites Lunch Snack Plate Breakfast Burritos Grilled Fruit Quesadilla Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry with Brown Rice Crock-Pot Indian Food Chana Masala Chinese Beef and Broccoli Crock-Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Broccoli and…

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30 Fall Desserts (that aren't pumpkin!)

30 Fall Desserts That Aren’t Pumpkin

I like pumpkin–I do. But during the past few years I think pumpkin has overdone itself. I wanted to share some other fall flavors with you, so I pulled together 25 of my favorite fall desserts that aren’t pumpkin flavored. Chai, zucchini, cinnamon, apple, and maple are just a few of my favorites! Caramel Apple Martini Chocolate Oatmeal Revel Bars Apple Crisp In A Jar Fresh-Picked Mini Apple Pies 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Chai Latte Cupcakes Chocolate Coconut Cream…

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25 Shakeology Recipes

25 Shakeology Recipes

Do you love Shakeology as much as I do? I’ve been replacing up to one meal a day with it (ok, ok–sometimes two) for the last few months and I love how it stops my cravings in the evening after dinner. It’s a little tough to come up with fun Shakeology recipes on your own, though, so I thought I’d help you a little. Here are links to my 25 favorite Shakeology recipes: Snickers Gingerbread Man Birthday Cake Shakeology Blueberry Oatmeal Strawberry…

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Grilled Romaine Salad with Greek yogurt and crispy garbanzo beans

Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe from Whole Foods Market

This delicious Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe is courtesy of the Oracle Road Whole Foods Market chef in Tucson, Arizona. As a guest of their media preview day before their Grand Opening this week, we were treated to a sneak peek of this amazing store! Grilled Romaine Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing and Crispy Garbanzo Beans Ingredients: 2 Romaine lettuce hearts Olive Oil Kosher Salt 3 Lemons 12 oz. Greek yogurt (I recommend the Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value brand) Feta…

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Hundred-Foot Journey Recipes

Classic Recipes from The Hundred-Foot Journey

I was able to attend a screening of the Hundred-Foot Journey before it released into theaters and loved it. It’s heartwarming and funny, a great family movie. One of the best parts about the movie for me is the focus on food and family. I love to cook and our family meals are the times we cherish–with the four of us sitting down chatting about the ups and downs of our days. I remember doing this as a child with my…

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