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    5 Healthy Holiday Foods

    The Holidays are best known for warm gatherings, festive outings, and, of course, FOOD. I’ve done a little research to find some of the healthiest and most festive holiday foods to add to your dinner table or party menu this season! Healthy Holiday Foods 1. Cranberries These festive red berries do more than add color to your dinner table. Cranberries high antioxidant and phytochemical content help fight inflammation in the body, specifically inflammation that causes heart disease and cancer. Cranberries are also a great source of fiber. A diet rich in fiber (25-30g daily) has been shown to improve digestion, lower insulin levels, aid in weight loss, and reduce the risk…

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    Kid Approved Black Bean Brownies

    Sundays call for yummy treats! Of course, it had to be something chocolatey and had to be something my nephew would approve of since he’s visiting the next few days. Black bean brownies seemed perfect! They were soft and super chocolatey plus all healthy ingredients! My nephew loved them! 1 15oz can of black beans drained and rinsed 1 / 4 C cocoa powder 1 / 3 C coconut oil 2/3 C honey 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp vanilla extract  2 eggs 1 / 2 C dark chocolate chips (plus a little extra) Put all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor or blender and blend well.…

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    5 Ingredient Cookies (No Sugar Added)

    So confession time. I have a really hard time resisting homemade chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t?  *DROOLING* Something about that oooey gooey chocolatey goodness ya know? I wanted some of that goodness but a quick healthy version, so I whipped up these 5 ingredient cookies!   Perfect for breakfast, a pre-workout snack, guilt-free free dessert. Simple, clean, yummy, and only 5 ingredients! Enjoy! 5 Ingredient Cookies 1 C mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas) 1 C rolled oats 1/3 C dark chocolate chips 1/4 C unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut 2 tsp vanilla Mix everything together well and form little cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet Bake for 10 min…

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    Healthy Coconut Cookie Dough Bars

    I don’t know very many people who don’t like cookie dough. Probably zero actually, I mean it’s COOKIE DOUGH! The problem with traditional cookie dough is it is full of processed sugar, white flour, and doesn’t get you any closer to being “swimsuit ready”. (P.S. summer is almost here!) I am always looking for ways to recreate my favorite treats into something a little more fit-friendly. Sometimes my recipes turn out great, sometimes they turn out different than expected, but still great, and sometimes they are an EPIC fail. These dough bars were a little different than expected but I ended up loving them! They were a little crumbly, but…

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    Cookie Dough Protein Popsicle

      Summer is here! That calls for cold treats and long days in the sun! I made these the other day and they turned out AMAZING. The best part? They are full of protein! Perfect for curbing hunger as a cold afternoon snack or a yummy post workout treat. What you will need: 1 scoop Muscle Pharm Cookies n’ Cream Combat Protein powder (that’s what I used. chocolate or vanilla might also be good) 1 tsp vanilla extract 2/3 C almond milk (I use vanilla unsweetened) 1/3 of a cookie dough Quest bar Mix everything but the Quest bar in a shaker cup or with a blender. Cut up about…