How to Use Coconut Butter

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I’ve been vocal about my love of butters – peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, cookie butter, and of course real butter (heh heh).  Last year I discovered something new to me… coconut butter!  Lately, coconut oil is all the rage – the stuff is everywhere and is being recommended for use in just about… read more »

Lower Carb Ground Turkey Fettuccine

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I’m so excited about this meal I couldn’t wait to share it with you all.  This big serving of delicious pasta is less than 300 calories for the ground turkey marinara sauce AND the noodles.  Better yet, each serving only has 21 carbs!  I was recently asked to try a variety of ThinSlim Foods products and included… read more »

Blueberry Banana Protein Shake

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I realize I’ve been sharing quite a few protein shake recipes lately.  The reason is because that’s just what I’ve been experimenting with lately!  Since this is more of a lifestyle blog than a typical “food blog” I tend to blog about whatever I happen to be making and enjoying at the time instead of picking… read more »

Lighter Chicken and Rice Soup

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This is a recipe that was thrown together when I found myself with a kitchen full of little this ‘n that ingredients leftover from various other meals throughout the week.  I love lightened up versions of cream-based soups and this one has all of the flavor as its higher fat and calorie cousin but is… read more »

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

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This is absolutely the yummiest protein shake I have ever made!  It’s like drinking healthy pumpkin pie out of a glass.  We had several large cans of pumpkin in our pantry leftover from some holiday baking plans that never transpired and I wanted a way to use some of it.  Thus, this shake was born.  I’ve… read more »

Banana Orange Protein Shake

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This protein shake is refreshing, incredibly filling, and has a new little ingredient that gives it a perfect, thick milkshake-y texture – xanthan gum!  Have you tried it?  It can be found in the baking or gluten free/organic aisle of your grocery store and it’s sold in either bags or individual packets.  It’s a plant-based… read more »

My Favorite Homemade Chex Mix

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Even though Chex mix is typically considered more of a holiday snack, it somehow ended up in our spread of Super Bowl goodies this year.  I’ve tried many variations of Chex mix but I always go back to the classic combination of melted butter with Worcestershire sauce with garlic and onion powders.  There’s just nothin’… read more »

Movie Food from “Steel Magnolias”

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When trying to come up with ideas for a recipe round-up I found myself thinking about movies.  Everyone loves movies and I’m no exception, but I realized that I seem to always notice food and food themes when watching a film.  The foodie inside of me can’t help but be intrigued by interesting or delicious… read more »

An Embarrassing Shameful Dessert

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Ugh, just don’t even look at this post.  Seriously, you can just pass this one right on by and I won’t mind, really.  See you next time! Oh, you’re still here?  Okay, well don’t say I didn’t warn you… This is one of those recipes that’s not really a recipe.  It’s one of those desserts… read more »