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If you want a bite of this Healthy Granola recipe, I’m afraid you are going to have to come pry it away from my clutches. Made with crunchy oats and nuts, naturally sweetened with honey, and jazzed up with warm cinnamon spices, it’s unstoppably addictive, easy to make, and even easier to eat! Homemade healthy
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From the bottom of my heart… Thank YOU! Thank you for filling my life with the pictures, messages, and conversations about how The Well Plated Cookbook has found a home at your table. It’s been just over one month since The Well Plated Cookbook has been available. In that time, many of you have sent
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It happened. The first morning when I stepped outside, then turned promptly right back around to grab my sweater. Fall has arrived and with it, the immediate need for Instant Pot Tomato Soup! This recipe is sponsored by DeLallo. This easy, healthy soup recipe uses pantry ingredients, so you can whip it up anytime you
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OMG this TOMATO SOUP is outrageously addicting. As in, you’d never know it was vegan since it’s so creamy, flavorful and perfect on a chilly night with cheese quesadillas or fresh garlic bread. Best part about this vegan tomato soup though? The fact that you don’t need garden fresh tomatoes! Instead, this recipe calls for
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I know, I know. I know what you are thinking. MORE pumpkin? Let me tell you, this Healthy Pumpkin Bread recipe is worth using up your supply of cinnamon and busting out (even more) pumpkin puree! Made with simple, wholesome ingredients and naturally sweetened with honey, it’s supremely spiced, mega-moist, and exactly what I crave when
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I’m not sure about you, but I’m a PL4L aka Pumpkin Lover 4 Life. It will forever be my favorite. In fact, here’s a photo of me when I was 9 years old, making my first pumpkin pie completely from scratch (and using homemade pumpkin puree). Since starting my annual pumpkin week, I’ve gotten a
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Let’s add a little sparkle to our side dish routine! Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are a mini revamp of a little green veggie that I’ve been taking for granted lately. Brussels sprouts are like my favorite pair of sweatpants. I count on them. With their warm, crispy, caramelized outsides and tender insides, they are a pleasing
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We all have one party appetizer that causes us to do a mini happy dance whenever we spy it on a plate, and mine is Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon. Inspired by my love for these cream-cheese stuffed, spicy little bites, I created a lightened-up twist on the beloved classic. This recipe is every bit as
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Did you grow up eating Hamburger Helper? Today I have a recipe for Homemade Hamburger Helper that—and I say this as someone who regards the foods of her childhood with nostalgic respect—will beat the pants off of the stuff in the box! Lean ground beef cooked with noodles in a rich and creamy sauce, this
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Grab that cinnamon and ready the can opener. It’s time to bust out the pumpkin! Supremely moist, naturally sweetened, and packed with pure pumpkin flavor, I perfected this Healthy Pumpkin Muffins recipe over four separate attempts just for you and your fall fervor. When I posted these Healthy Pumpkin Cookies last week, I was hesitant
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Like I’ve mentioned a few times before, my mom is an excellent cook. She’s always texting me videos of what she’s creating and crafting in the kitchen. A few months ago, she sent me a video of her homemade chicken burritos. They were filled with green chile, bell peppers, potatoes, recaito, salsa and cheese; as
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Even though this fall is looking a bit different this year it’s still the perfect season to whip up some amazing, delicious fall appetizers to celebrate the season. Temps are getting cooler and there’s nothing better than comforting appetizers to safely bring the household together or make & enjoy virtually! What makes these appetizers healthier?
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Anyone else absolutely love rice krispie treats when you were little? They were the ultimate dessert and I love anytime anyone would jazz them up and do something a little different…you know, like adding peanut butter, chocolate or even butterscotch chips. In fact, remember when I made my peanut butter rice krispie treats a few
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I am all for a healthy kitchen ego boost. This easy technique for Pan Fried Cod is going to make you feel like a boss behind the stove. Cod fillets that are pan-seared with butter, then finished with a handful of lemon and herbs, it will remind you of something that you’d order in a
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I know what you’re thinking: did she really just make my dreams come true? YES, YES I DID. These 6-ingredient birthday cake energy bites are full of nutritious ingredients like cashew butter, flaxseed meal, almond flour and naturally sweetened with just a touch of pure maple syrup. They’re the perfect no bake snack that are
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Let me start out by saying that I seriously can’t believe how freaking fantastic this healthier birthday cake is. It’s paleo friendly, gluten free, grain free and easily dairy free and so good that everyone will think you got it from some fancy bakery. BUT NOPE, you’ve made it from scratch, with love and you
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IT’S HERE! The first pumpkin recipe of the season. Healthy Pumpkin Cookies that are thick, pillowy soft, and filled with pumpkin spice and everything nice. Packed with whole-grain goodness in the form of oatmeal and happy-life goodness in the form of warm fall spices and dark chocolate chips, these healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies belong in
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If you’ve fallen as in love with your Instant Pot as I have (this is the model I’ve owned for years), then like me, you are likely always on the lookout for the best Instant Pot recipes, especially healthy Instant Pot recipes. (So easy! So good! So ONE POT = FEWER DISHES!) I have a
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Welcome to day 2 of #AKBdayCakeWeek! We’re kicking it off with a birthday cake bread that just so happened to give me the idea to start this whole birthday cake themed week. This recipe was originally apart of an IG partnership with my friend’s over at siggi’s — it was so popular that I decided
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This old-fashioned Fresh Apple Cake recipe is all the bits I cherish about fall—apple picking, chunky sweaters, cinnamon sticks, and crackly orange leaves—turned into a warm hug of a dessert and slathered with dreamy caramel cream cheese frosting.  When I think about the perfect fall day, I envision crimson leaves against icy blue skies, backyard football games, and
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Are you ready for what could potentially be the best week of the year?! It’s #AKBirthdayCakeWeek! Due to the pandemic, so many of us have missed out on celebrating birthdays in the way that we traditionally would, so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with fun, creative birthday-themed recipes you could make for
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This Gluten Free Apple Crisp is the latest delectable pit stop on our fruity dessert road trip. A haven for anyone who loves quintessential fall flavors, it features a deep, nutty pecan crunch, a warm spike of cinnamon, and a cozy, tender apple filling, all wrapped in a big, buttery crumb topping. This recipe is
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Meal times have become quite the production here at Ambitious Kitchen. Now that we’re exploring all types of foods with Sidney I’ve found myself getting extra creative to find different way to introduce him to new foods. Good news – he loves his mama’s cooking! I put together over 50 healthy dinner ideas for kids
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There’s not much to say about these apple pie bars other than the fact that they are FABULOUS and the perfect treat or breakfast snack (totally a thing) to make when you have extra apples laying around. Plus, they’re drizzled with a 5 minute caramel sauce that’s going to BLOW YA MIND. Apple szn is
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My husband Ben refers to anything with buffalo sauce as “angel food.” He insists that tangy, spicy flavor with a hint of sweet could only be made by the powers above. That’s one reason why these Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers are one of the few main dishes he will voluntarily offer to cook any night
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Meet the caramel of your dreams that only takes 5 ingredients, less than 5 minutes to make and just so happens to be completely vegan! I couldn’t believe how delicious, creamy and incredible this vegan caramel sauce was the first time I tried it. It’s perfect for dipping apples or bananas in, drizzling on top
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Luscious Lemon Rice reporting for side dish duty! It’s creamy, healthy, and a glorious iteration of that serendipitous place where super simple meets ultra effective. Follow this recipe and punch up the pizzazz factor of your plate! I’ve noticed a common denominator with many of my main dishes: I almost always recommend serving them with
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You, my friend, are fabulous to the core. So are these healthy Baked Apple Slices. <—Promise I’ll keep the apple puns to a minimum…even though this recipe gives me all the peels. Welcome to this fall’s low-maintenance version of apple pie or apple crisp! It has the familiar, warm spices – cinnamon and allspice –
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