fall fruit and grain salad

Easy Healthy Fall Fruit and Grain Salad

Happy Halloween! Before you get all crazy on candy, I've got a deliciously healthy and satisfying fall fruit and grain salad for you to consider. If you don't get around to making it today, I hope you'll put it on your must-try list. It really is that good :-) Crunchy apples, juicy grapes, hearty grains, tangy dried cranberries, ...

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Black Widow Spider Bites

Halloween Black Widow Spider Bites

A couple of weeks ago, I happened upon this really cool video on the Martha Stewart website that had an amazingly clever Halloween snack idea for Black Widow Spider Bites. Three common ingredients are all that you need: avocado, sweet potato chips and black olives. I cheated a bit and went with my favorite packaged…

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easy no bake pumpkin cheesecake

Easy Low Calorie No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

I’m afraid that I’ve fallen head-over-heels into the pumpkin recipe patch this year. I guess I’m as susceptible to the powers of marketing as the next gal It doesn’t help that I’ve always loved fall and it’s two golden children: apples and pumpkin. And if there’s anything I love as much as easy slow cooker…

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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

With a couple of over-ripe bananas on my counter that I didn’t want to waste, I decided it was a good time to do a little baking. And by little, I mean mini muffins! Ambitious Kitchen has a healthy banana bread recipe that I knew would work well and taste great. What I really like about…

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slow cooker pork roast with prunes

Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Prunes

(Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe #229 – Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Prunes) I still remember the first pork roast with prunes (or dried plums as they are now called) recipe I ever made. (Does anyone know exactly when prunes became dried plums?) It required butterflying a boneless pork roast, stuffing it with the dried…

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Healthy Weekly Meal Plan 10 27 14

My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (10/27/14)

I’ve decided to begin posting my weekly meal plans. In addition to keeping me on track, I hope they provide you with some healthy ideas and cooking/eating inspiration. I usually spend a little time Saturday putting together a list of recipes I want to make and a shopping list. Sunday I shop, prep and often…

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Healthy Halloween Candy Corn Fruit Parfait

Healthy Halloween Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits

Here’s a light and healthy Halloween treat with just 4 ingredients you can make in minutes. How great is that? I’ve never been a fan of candy corn. If it were the only Halloween candy option I’d never have to worry about overindulging.  But candy corn screams HALLOWEEN and provides the inspiration for all kinds of sweets…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup

(Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Recipe #228- Hungry Girl’s Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup) There’s only one way to describe this slow cooker chicken vegetable soup from Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien: Simply Delicious. This is one of those easy, healthy, delicious recipes you’ll make again and again. It’s loaded with veggies and hearty chunks of chicken….

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Skinny Pumpkin Cauliflower Mash

Skinny Pumpkin Cauliflower Garlic Mash Recipe

I’m not a huge fan of straight cauliflower mash as a substitute for potatoes. So, I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved this skinny version with garlic and canned pumpkin, which caught my eye as I was skimming through the September | October issue of Taste of Home. Skinny on Pumpkin Cauliflower Garlic Mash…

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