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Delicious AND Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Delicious AND Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Good Morning Everyone!

It’s starting to feel like fall in Michigan but no matter where you are, you’re probably seeing delicious pumpkin goodies everywhere!  Here are some fabulous, simple and healthy pumpkin recipes to try at home. 

One of my faves for fall is a chai tea latte.  If you order one of these from a coffee shop – beware!  There’s at least 19g of sugar depending on the size.  Try one of these 2 recipes of home. You can enjoy the flavors of fall without ALL the sugar (there’s still some sweetness:-) )

Now for some delicious food!!

Enjoy!!!

Food Keeper App

Food Keeper App

If you’re like most people, you’ve bought groceries only to have to toss the spoiled remainder before you or your family had a chance to eat it. Throwing out spoiled or expired food is frustrating and wasteful, but tracking when each food goes bad can be difficult. Well, now there’s an app for that!

Recently released for Apple and Android devices, the FoodKeeper app includes information on more than 400 items, and the app gives you the ability to access cooking and storage tips, receive food expiration notifications and submit questions to the “Ask Karen” feature, which provides information on a variety of issues including preventing food-borne illness and safely preparing meat and poultry products.

The FoodKeeper app was released in early April 2015 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of the larger U.S. Food Waste Challenge, which began in 2013 in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

BBQ Recipes

BBQ Recipes

Below are some fabulous recipes!  Whether you need a dish to pass at a BBQ or are just looking for a fresh, delicious summer recipes, these are sure to impress your friends and family for the warm months ahead.

Tomato Cucumber Salad:

~ http://happygoodtime.com/2011/10/27/heirloom-tomato-and-cucumber-salad/

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe:

~ http://www.simmworksfamily.com/watermelon-feta-salad-recipe/

Spinach and Artichoke Dip:

~ http://paleomg.com/4th-july-spinach-artichoke-dip/

 

 

 

Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea with Lemon:

~ http://www.eatingwell.com/print/7632

 

Skinny Zucchini Casserole:

~ http://www.giverecipe.com/skinny-zucchini-casserole.html

 

 

Mini Berry Cream Pies:

~ http://www.eatingwell.com/print/277626

 

Apps and Snacks – Healthy and Delicious!

Apps and Snacks – Healthy and Delicious!

  • Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls:

http://notenoughcinnamon.com/2013/03/17/how-to-make-vietnamese-fresh-spring-rolls-step-by-step-recipe/

  • Baked Zucchini Chips:

http://vittlesandbits.blogspot.com/2012/03/baked-zucchini-chips.html

  •  Baked Zucchini Sticks/Fries:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/01/baked-zucchini-sticks-13-pts.html

  •  Avocados and Hard Boiled Eggs – that’s it!
  •  Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas:

http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/mini-cauliflower-pizza-crusts/b8f4a680-6895-4202-ae91-cc0061ae258b?p=1#mm

  •  Cucumbers Stuffed with Herb Cream Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes:

http://erecipecards.blogspot.com/2014/09/cucumber-bites-with-herb-cream-cheese.html

  •  Mediterranean Cucumber Roll-Ups:

http://thewholesomedish.com/mediterranean-cucumber-roll-ups/

 

Protein Shake Recipes Under 300 Calories for the Blender

Protein Shake Recipes Under 300 Calories for the Blender

Shake One:

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein (105)
  • 1 Medium Orange (60) or ½ cup of OJ (50)
  • 1 Cup Original Almond Milk Unsweetened (30)
  • 1 medium size banana (105)
  • Water/Ice

Shake Two:

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein (105)
  • 1 Apple with skin (95)
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (40)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Water/Ice

Shake Three:

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein (105)
  • 1 medium size Banana (105)
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries (40)
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk Unsweetened (45)
  • Water/Ice

Shake Four:

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein (105)
  • 1/2 Large Banana (60)
  • 3 Tbsp PB2 (65) (You can find PB2, which is a natural peanut butter powder, at Kroger, Vitamin Shop and Hiller’s)
  • 1 Cup Original Almond Milk Unsweetened (30)
  • (you could also add a tbsp. of Hershey’s cocoa powder OR use a chocolate protein powder)
  • Water/Ice

 

 

No Bake Recipes

No Bake Recipes

No Bake recipes!

~ Raw Pancakes by The Rawtarian:

http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-pancake-recipe

~ Raw Energy Bars by The Fitchen (Fit Kitchen!) – GF, DF

http://thefitchen.com/2013/06/16/raw-energy-bars/

~ Raw, Vegan Manicotti by Choosing Raw (Very interesting!)

http://www.choosingraw.com/raw-vegan-manicotti/

~ Quick n’ Easy No Bake Protein Bars by Oh She Glows (Vegan, GF)

http://ohsheglows.com/2013/08/29/quick-n-easy-no-bake-protein-bars/