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Nut Butter Fudge Protein Bars

Nut Butter Fudge Protein Bars

There are days where I need to eat something other than smoothies or eggs for breakfast.  Protein bars really come in handy at these moments.  My Loaded Chocolate Protein Bars are a go-to in our house already, so I wanted to make a different flavor than chocolate to have stocked up in the freezer.  Nut…

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Chewy Oat Granola Bars

Chewy Oat Granola Bars

Our son, Austin, is almost 2.  His food preferences are changing from liking softer textured fruits and veggies to him preferring crunchier fruits and veggies and more protein, like raw nuts and meat.  I tell you, just when a mom gets her food prep down to a pattern, it switches on her!  I had grown…

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Almond Joy Ice Cream

Almond Joy Ice Cream

Okay, you can’t pass this recipe up.  This ice cream reminds me of an Almond Joy bar…all the flavors are there, but hey, it’s Advanced Plan!  :) Almond Joy Ice Cream Makes 6 Servings 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 cup full-fat coconut milk 3 free-range egg yolks 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder 1/2 tsp pure…

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Cocoa-Nut Bites

Okay, I can finally start sharing my favorite recipes that have gotten me thru some pretty intense pregnancy cravings.. I call these my Advanced Plan “Cocoa-Nut” Bites.  I’ve found certain flavors and foods from my childhood have been creeping back into my mind…  Grilled cheese sandwiches, Oreos, Reese’s peanut butter cups…   These quick and…

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Green Apple Salad with Almonds

This turned out to be quite the elegant little salad.  We had it as an appetizer to my Chicken with Oranges dinner (recipe coming next!).  A very good pairing, although this salad can stand its own as a lunch and would be great paired with beef as well.  Mmm, I loved it!  And I was…

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Green Herbed Hummus

Dave and I are huge hummus fans.  We eat a quart of hummus just about every week.  Our top favorites are this recipe for Green Herbed Hummus, Roasted Garlic Hummus, and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (the classics, right?).  We also rotate in Beet Hummus, Zucchini Hummus, and Broccoli Hummus when we need a break from…

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Peppermint Bark

Excited for 12 days of cookies?!  I am!  Most of the recipes I   L O V E   for Christmas are found in Season’s Eatings holiday ebook & menu planner — on SALE this month for $9.99!  I also have three new Advanced Plan creations for you: Peppermint Bark, “Candy Cane” Macaroons and…my most superlative…

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Quinoa Apple Salad

Nicole, this one’s for you!  Everyone else, enjoy!  :) Quinoa Apple SaladServes 4 1/4 cup raw almonds1 cup quinoa2 cups filtered water1 Tbsp shallot, minced1 tsp curry powder1/4 tsp sea salt2 Tbsp fresh lemon juiceFreshly ground pepper, to taste2 Tbsp olive oil1 Granny Smith apple, diced thin1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, chopped 1.) …

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