Pecan Brownie Bites

I had almost given up on these Pecan Brownie Bites. I made 3 different attempts and they all turned out close, but not perfect. They either ended up gooey and stuck to the pan (but tasted AMAZING) or they popped right out and were dry and lifeless in the flavor department. I volunteered to make a dessert for a charity at work, so I had the chance to try these little brownies again and they finally turned out perfectly! Continue reading “Pecan Brownie Bites”

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Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

It’s summer, it’s hot, and we all need a healthy treat to snack on. I rarely crave fried food or heavy desserts in the summer, and baking becomes less appealing when I’d rather be outside enjoying the nice weather. These quick bites of chocolate and peanut butter solve all my issues! Continue reading “Healthy Peanut Butter Balls”

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Avocado Bacon Chickpea Salad

One food that we started increasing in our diet to fight heart disease was avocado. It’s filled with healthy fats and adds a creamy element to meals. We used to make guacamole once Michael realized how delicious homemade guacamole is versus those weird runny ones at restaurants. Seriously, not sure why they kill avocados at restaurants and dilute them with…something inedible. Once we ate some amazing guacamole in California, we tried recreating it about 30 times- so delicious. Continue reading “Avocado Bacon Chickpea Salad”

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Orange Chicken & Stir Fried Rice

I’ve made this healthy alternative to takeout so many times. It’s great for when you’re craving Chinese food but want to control the amount of sugar and salt that goes into your dish. I usually load up our stir fried rice with any vegetables we have on hand, but peas and carrots seem necessary every time! Continue reading “Orange Chicken & Stir Fried Rice”

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Broiled Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is traditionally just fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and tomatoes. Generally balsamic vinegar and olive oil are paired with it as the dressing, but I am just not a balsamic fan, so I drown mine in olive oil alone. I had the notion to put all these ingredients under the broiler, and it was a very tasty idea. Continue reading “Broiled Caprese Salad”

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