Vanilla Roasted Almond Butter

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The first time I tried Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter was last year when I was interning with a university’s athletics program. It was, by far, the favorite snack offered. I mean, the athletes went crazy for this stuff!  And it’s obvious why… it’s amazing!   I’m a huge fan of nut butters, as you probably noticed […]

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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My grandma makes the absolute best blueberry muffins. If you think you’ve had the best blueberry muffins, you probably haven’t. Unless you know my grandmother…. She’s coming in town to visit this week, so it got me thinking (drooling) about my favorite homemade indulgence.  And let me be VERY clear when I say, indulgence.  I’m […]

5 Ingredient Energy Bars

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Yup, you read that correctly. 5 ingredients. These little tasty guys are so freaking yuuuuummy. I mean….they are wonderful.  Oats, Dates, Peanut Butter, Honey, Almonds. Done and done. Note: Don’t do what I did and accidentally add an extra “ingredient”….make sure your dates are pitted. I absolutely love the Minimalist Baker for low maintenance recipes, […]

Creamy Goat Cheese and Sweet Baked Pear Toast

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Usually when I’m ready for a snack, I head straight for pretzels, pistachios, or an apple + peanut butter.   Other times, I like to step up my game… Obviously there are infinite combos of foods that you can put on toast, but this is one of the best I’ve ever tried.  The sweet pear on top […]

Creamy Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

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Why is it that food just tastes better when it’s served with a dip?  Chips + salsa.  Bread + olive oil.  Fruit + creamy peanut butter dip….. This is the perfect party dip if you’re serving a fruit plate because (hooray!!) it tastes great AND it’s healthy.  You’ve probably noticed that most fruit dips contain […]

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

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A couple of weeks ago I was at Eatzi’s grabbing some essentials, and I stumbled upon the Most. Delicious. Pecans. Ever!  They had a sample out, so of course I had to give them a try…and wowza, they blew my mind.  They were the perfect combo of sweet and spicy, full of flavor, just all […]

Baked Zucchini Chips

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I’m one of those people that is constantly confusing zucchini for cucumbers. I am very aware that a) I just completed my masters in nutrition, and b) cucumbers are about 3 x larger than a zucchini, but for some reason, this is still a problem for me.  I usually buy a couple cucumbers each week […]