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The Easiest Summer Appetizer Ever: Caprese Salads on a Stick

I don’t know about you, but my summer calendar seems to stay filled with picnics, backyard barbecues, and even a pool party or two. Those occasions usually require that I bring an appetizer or finger food, so I’ve mastered the easiest appetizer ever for summer gatherings. Now, I’m sharing it with you. If you have your own garden, this appetizer will […]

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A Great Reason to Wake Up in the Morning: Breakfast Banana Split

If a banana split isn’t a good enough reason to get out of bed in the morning, I don’t know what is! Trust me, I have days when I need all the inspiration in the world to crawl out from under my covers. I’ve found that making—and then of course enjoying—a breakfast banana split is an excellent reason to get out […]

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5 Fantastic Stir-Ins for Our Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

If you ever had a craving for Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, our yummy treats will surely hit the spot. Here! Watch!   Don’t stop with this basic recipe though! Here are five fun ways to mix up your new favorite snack. Dried Cranberries: Swap out the mixed berries for the universal wonderfulness of dried cranberries. It’s the next best thing to […]

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Diary of a Saucy Lady: 6 Ways to Use Our No-Cook Tomato Sauce

There is nothing better than a sweet, juicy, sun-ripened tomato. Make the most of the season’s bounty with this fresh no-cook tomato sauce. Fresh Tomato Sauce Balsamic vinegar, basil, and summer tomatoes—yes, please! The secret ingredient here is a touch of molasses, which adds caramelized flavor to this no-cook sauce. Ingredients 1 pound ripe tomatoes, divided (such as Campari) 3 […]

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Clean Summer Salad of the Day: Chicken, Avocado, and Peanut Salad with Grapefruit-Chive Vinaigrette

Summer is the perfect season for refreshing, crisp, vibrant salads. This Chicken, Avocado, and Peanut Salad combines creamy avocado with fresh carrot and onion, grilled chicken, and filling peanuts. Make your own vinaigrette (recipe below) to cut down on sugar, salt, and fat.   Grapefruit-Chive Vinaigrette 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil + 2 teaspoons grapefruit juice + 1 teaspoon rice vinegar + […]

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Clean Summer Salad of the Day: Shrimp, Squash, and Bacon Salad with Sweet Cilantro Vinaigrette

Consider this salad a summery spin on a classic Cobb. Grilled shrimp replaces chicken, and we’re piling up some shaved summer squash for a truly seasonal twist. Sweet Cilantro Vinaigrette 3 tablespoons olive oil + 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar + 1 teaspoon light agave nectar + ¼ teaspoon kosher salt + ¼ teaspoon pepper + 1 teaspoon finely chopped […]

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How to Make Any Recipe a Clean Recipe

When it comes to eating clean, it’s often much easier than you think. Plus, you rarely have to alter the essence of your favorite dishes to achieve a cleaner plate. The key to turning them into  a “clean” dish is to start from the root—the ingredients. To build a cleaner plate, it first starts in the market where you choose your produce, whole […]

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Clean Summer Salad of the Day: Peaches and Green Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

The true summer jewels, peaches and tomatoes, shine in this simple salad with prosciutto, almonds, and a hint of blue cheese. Top with a simple Red Wine Vinaigrette (recipe below) and let the produce be the star of this refreshing salad. Red Wine Vinaigrette 3 tablespoons olive oil + 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar + ¼ teaspoon salt + ¼ teaspoon […]

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Show Patriotic Pride With These 4th Of July Fruit Recipes

Nothing screams “U-S-A!” quite like a red, white, and blue-themed Independence Day picnic table. From icy pops to tangy salsa, these fruity recipes are sure to put a spark in your Fourth of July menu. Mojito Fruit Salad Red, White, and Blue Protein Smoothies Celebrate with Red, White, and Blue Pops Red, White, and Blue Sangria Spritzer Stovetop Summer Fruit Crisp Easy and Healthy Fruit […]

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A Healthier Summer Treat: No-Cook Fro-Yo

Summer becomes a lot sweeter with a scoop of something homemade, creamy, and cold. Real-deal ice cream can run you upwards of 300 calories per scoop. And while the offerings at trendy yogurt shops may be lower in calories, they’re full of sugar (27g in a small), artificial flavors, and fillers and are surrounded by an endless display of calorie-dense […]

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