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Healthy Turtle Bars

Healthy turtle bars are a soft cookie crust topped with healthy caramel sauce and chocolate making them the perfect holiday dessert. There’s a small candy shop back in my hometown that was known for their turtle candies. The traditional candy made with walnuts topped with homemade caramel and a hefty dollop of chocolate. I’ll be …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies are a simple holiday dessert that require just three simple ingredients. A sweet and salty treat best enjoyed frozen. The first Christmas Burken and I spent together with our respective families, his mom made these chocolate covered Ritz peanut butter crackers. I quickly found out that they were one of …

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Piece of Cake 030

We’re getting closer to closing out 2020, which I’m sure most of us are happy that this chapter will be behind us. But here’s the thing. Just because we’re going to be ringing in a new year in about a month, doesn’t mean that everything’s going to magically change at the stroke of midnight. So …

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Healthy Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Healthy baked pumpkin donuts are dense and chewy, bursting with pumpkin flavor. Topped with cinnamon sugar for an irresistible fall breakfast. I’ve owned a donut baking pan for years now, and I’ve rarely put it to use. The last time I probably used it was to make these incredible baked chocolate protein donuts. That was …

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Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Healthy pumpkin cheesecake bars are a chewy pumpkin bar topped with a layer of smooth cheesecake. Refined sugar free, these pumpkin bars are a delicious holiday dessert. Thanksgiving is almost here, and I’m sure you’ve already started to plan how you’re going to celebrate this year. Things are still so different, and we’re planning on …

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Healthy chocolate chip pumpkin bread is made without refined sugar, is moist and full of pumpkin flavor. It’s like the bat signal gets sent out in November. Calling all pumpkin lovers! Although, truly, pumpkin season starts long before November. It seems this year pumpkin season started even earlier than usual. Maybe it’s because 2020 has …

large smoothie bowl topped with fresh raspberries. Surrounded by slices of kiwi and grapefruit

Is an Elimination Diet Right for You?

You’ve probably heard of elimination diets before. If not, here’s a quick recap of it.  You eliminate multiple food groups for around two to four weeks. This is meant to cleanse your immune system. After the two to four weeks are done, you slowly start adding those foods back in.  It’s meant to help you …

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Piece of Cake 029

I honestly feel like I was just sitting here writing the September monthly update. Now here we are, the last couple of days of October. This month was much calmer in terms of things that happened. We actually got to spend the entire month at home with no traveling! This is a pretty big accomplishment …