Egg Salad with Bacon

Egg Salad with Bacon: Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with crispy center cut bacon--easy and delicious!

Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with bacon is a delicious and easy recipe for a make ahead lunch, or a quick and simple dinner. Just a handful of ingredients and tons of flavor–you will never want to go back to regular egg salad again!

Egg Salad with Bacon: Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with crispy center cut bacon--easy and delicious!

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Okay, so I am a huge egg fan. Pretty much any way you can prepare them, and for any meal of the day, I’m game. They are such a great, inexpensive and healthy way to get protein, so when I got the opportunity to work with Eggland’s Best, I was immediately on board!

Egg Salad with Bacon: Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with crispy center cut bacon--easy and delicious!

Compared to regular eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs have 25% less saturated fat, 1o x more vitamin E, 4 x more vitamin D and 3 x more vitamin B12. Whoa! For more information on their nutrition, check out their nutrition info.

Egg Salad with Bacon: Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with crispy center cut bacon--easy and delicious!

I was super excited to find out they sell hardboiled eggs cooked and peeled. It made making this egg salad so easy. I often hard boil several eggs at once to keep them on hand, but when I’m in a time crunch, it’s great to have the option of having all of that done for me. Plus, boiling eggs is one of those simple things that I always manage to mess up.

Egg Salad with Bacon: Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with crispy center cut bacon--easy and delicious!

To add even more protein to this egg salad (and cut some of the fat), I swapped most of the mayo with nonfat plain Greek yogurt. You can always use all Greek yogurt, but I find that the tiny bit of light mayo really does add to the flavor and makes it taste more like traditional egg salad.

Egg Salad with Bacon: Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with crispy center cut bacon--easy and delicious!

A few weeks ago, I happened to have some left over cooked bacon lying around so I threw some on my egg salad sandwich. It.Was.Awesome. Like, I never want to eat my egg salad without it again. It’s one of those amazing secrets I almost wish I didn’t know, but now I know and there is no going back.

Egg Salad with Bacon: Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with crispy center cut bacon--easy and delicious!

I also add a little Spike seasoning. My mom always put it in our egg salad growing up, and it’s an other one of those things that I just can’t do without. I literally use it on everything, but it is mandatory in my egg salad. Of course, you can replace it with whatever spices you like to keep on hand, but I recommend going with the Spike–you will thank me for sure! :)

Egg Salad with Bacon

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Serves: 3

Lightened up, protein packed egg salad with bacon is a delicious and easy recipe for a make ahead lunch, or a quick and simple dinner. Just a handful of ingredients and tons of flavor--you will never want to go back to regular egg salad again!
Ingredients
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped (I used Eggland's Best)
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon light mayo
  • light pinch salt
  • generous pinch pepper
  • generous pinch Spike seasoning (optional, but recommended)
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, cooked and chopped
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. Serve immediately on sandwiches/lettuce/etc., or store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Eggland’s Best.

Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate: Rich and decadent with white & dark chocolate + cream cheese melted in!

Rich, creamy and boozy red velvet hot chocolate made with cream cheese and almond milk for an ultra creamy texture combined with white and dark chocolate chips and cake flavored vodka. 

Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate: Rich and decadent with white & dark chocolate + cream cheese melted in!

You guys, you guys, you guys, youuuu guuuuyyyysss! I am so excited I’m about to burst! Today we’re throwing a virtual baby shower for my BBFF (best blog friend forever…yup, we’re nerdy) Nicole from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie. I cannot believe that within the next month Nicole will have a tiny human, and I will have to stop referring to him/her as White Baby. I’m a little sad about that.

Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate: Rich and decadent with white & dark chocolate + cream cheese melted in!

Surrrrprise Nicole! It’s your party! Whenever I think of Nicole’s blog and her favorite foods, I think about pizza, brownies and drinks. So today all of the recipes will be just that–pizza, brownies and booze! I had grand plans for this super amazing infusion I wanted to create, but I couldn’t find all the ingredients I needed, so I went with plan B, and I can’t say I’m disappointed. ;)

Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate: Rich and decadent with white & dark chocolate + cream cheese melted in!

This hot chocolate is totally over the top rich and creamy thanks to the cream cheese. I used a combination of white and dark chocolate chips to get the traditional vanilla and chocolate flavor of red velvet. If you have any buttermilk on hand, you can also add a tablespoon or two, but I didn’t and I didn’t want to get a whole container just for a few tablespoons, ya know?

Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate: Rich and decadent with white & dark chocolate + cream cheese melted in!

So make sure as you sip on your boozy red velvet hot chocolate, that you head over and give Nicole some love and congratulations for growing a whole human! Also, I put together a little list of my 5 favorite recipes that I’ve tasted from her. It was so freaking hard because I seriously love everything she makes, but I’d start with her Bacon Infused Bourbon, DIY Pumpkin Pie Vodka, Mexican Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Ultimate Candy Bar Brownies, and Red Velvet Ice Cream.

Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

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Rich, creamy and boozy red velvet hot chocolate made with cream cheese and almond milk for an ultra creamy texture combined with white and dark chocolate chips and cake flavored vodka.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon red food coloring
  • 3-4 shots cake flavored vodka (depending how strong you want it)
  • whipped cream for topping
Instructions
  1. Heat almond milk, cream cheese, and white and dark chocolate chips in a medium sauce pan over medium heat whisking constantly until all ingredients are melted and mostly combined. The cream cheese may separate a little bit--the next step will fix this.
  2. Transfer liquid to a blender and blend until frothy and combined. Pour back into sauce pan and over low heat, whisk in vanilla, food coloring and vodka. Serve immediately topped with whipped cream.
Notes
*If you'd like, add 1-2 tablespoons buttermilk. This will give you even more of the red velvet flavor, but it is not required if you don't have it on hand.
**A cake vodka whipped cream or a cream cheese whipped cream take this to the next level!

Make sure to check out the rest of the links from this virtual shower!

Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from Ari’s Menu
Boozy Iced Coffee from The Wanderlust Kitchen
Coconut Oil Brownies from Handle the Heat
Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Punch from Eat. Drink. Love.
Chocolate Cherry Brownies
from Savvy Eats
Four Cheese Pizza with Sausage and Peppers from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Crab Rangoon Pizza from Mollie’s Sprinkles of Life
Grapefruit Chia Seed Cocktail from Peace Love and Oats
White Pizza with Bacon, Basil & Tomatoes from Eating Bender

 

Browned Butter Funfetti Cookies

Browned Butter Funfetti Cookies: Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside bakery-style cookies with fluffy cream cheese frosting

Rich, nutty, bakery-style browned butter funfetti cookies are everything you could dream of in a cookie–crunchy outside with a soft and chewy inside. 

Browned Butter Funfetti Cookies: Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside bakery-style cookies with fluffy cream cheese frosting

Guessssss what??? IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! And a big one. The big 3-0 or, as I like to call it, 20-10. And we’re celebrating with my favorite cookies. Yes. My very favorite cookies I have ever made, tasted, smelled, etc. They are absolute heaven, and I knew I had to save them for a special occasion to share with you because they are totally, unapologetically indulgent.

Browned Butter Funfetti Cookies: Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside bakery-style cookies with fluffy cream cheese frosting

After I got home from New York in November, I wanted to make myself a special marathon treat, and I had been craving a perfect funfetti cookie since trying the one from Schmackary’s. Word has it, Obama sends his secret service men to Schmakary’s to get him cookies when he’s in the city. Fancy.

Browned Butter Funfetti Cookies: Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside bakery-style cookies with fluffy cream cheese frosting

Well, I have a confession. I promise, as much as I love attention, I really do hate to toot my own horn. I actually consider myself a fairly modest person, and I always have a hard time telling you how delicious my recipes are because I feel kind of like a tool–like when you talk about how good the food you made was during dinner? It’s, like, the most uncomfortable thing. But THESE COOKIES. I will shout it from the rooftops. I liked them better thank Schmakary’s. I’m sorry. No, I’m not. Those are great, but this is better.

Browned Butter Funfetti Cookies: Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside bakery-style cookies with fluffy cream cheese frosting

Apparently birthday week means browned butter week? These were my first time baking (or even tasting!) browned butter, but like I said about the browned butter spaghetti squash–it was sooooo worth the hype! That rich, nutty flavor is uncanny and canNOT be recreated with any substitutes. Every once in a while, it’s just worth having a real, full fat, indulgent cookie. And this was one of those times.

Browned Butter Funfetti Cookies: Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside bakery-style cookies with fluffy cream cheese frosting

They came out just like I imagined them–perfectly crunchy outsides with ultra soft, chewy insides. Steve even agreed that he’s rather have mine than the one from Schmakary’s and this one is gluten-free, although you’d never know it. Of course, if you eat gluten, feel free to use white whole wheat flour, or even (gasp) all purpose. I haven’t bought that stuff in years, but these babies are meant for full enjoyment, so have at it! And if you’re so inclined, top ‘em off with some light and fluffy cream cheese frosting. It’s also worth it.

Browned Butter Funfetti Cookies

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Serves: about 3 dozen

Rich, nutty, bakery-style browned butter funfetti cookies are everything you could dream of in a cookie--crunchy outside with a soft and chewy inside.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups gluten-free baking blend (or white whole wheat flour, or all purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, browned and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅔ cup rainbow jimmies sprinkles
For the cream cheese frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • extra sprinkles for topping
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together baking blend, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat together browned butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients until just combined, then fold in sprinkles. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Line a large baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper. Roll dough in approximately 1½" balls and drop onto prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden and just set, about 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. To make frosting, beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl or stand mixer. Beat in powdered sugar ½ cup at a time. Add vanilla and continue to beat until everything is smooth and incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Frost completely cooled cookies and top with extra sprinkles if desired. Frosting and cookies are best stored separately, then frost before serving. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 days. Frosting can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

 

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash: The ultimate healthy comfort side dish!

Bold, rich, nutty parmesan garlic brown butter spaghetti squash is the perfect comforting side dish. Tons of nutty, garlic-y flavor, low carb, gluten-free, and just 4 ingredients (+ salt and pepper)!

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash: The ultimate healthy comfort side dish!

Welcome to the last week of my twenties. So I’m totally that person that is obsessed with my birthday. Like, on my whiteboard at school, there has been a countdown for about two weeks. I love to be celebrated, and I shamelessly love to be the center of attention. I feel like as long as I don’t become one of those people that needs any kind of attention (you know, the poor me, I’ll act crazy so people notice me types?), I refuse to become someone who feels ashamed of loving attention. Why do you think I majored in musical theatre? ;)

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash: The ultimate healthy comfort side dish!

But have I mentioned how I’m spending the day of the big 3-0? Oh, you know, waking up at 3:30 am to leave on a 4am bus to a musical theatre competition in California with my students. I know. Luckily I love them, and I know it will be a fun trip, but I’d rather be drinking multiple old fashioneds with Steve and having a super sentimental birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant.

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash: The ultimate healthy comfort side dish!

Ooooh, orrrrrr eating a big steak (Steve is the grill master) and a huge pile of this spaghetti squash at home. Because this dish is so freaking good, it is definitely  birthday dinner worthy. In fact, it was totally fight over the leftovers worthy, and goes down in history as a tie for my favorite thing I have ever made with spaghetti squash.

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash: The ultimate healthy comfort side dish!

I know, I know, with butter in the title and shots of literally pouring butter onto the food, this hardly seems like a healthy recipe, but honestly for the amount of butter per serving, it’s really not too shabby, and it is so, so, so worth it. The flavor of browned butter is so bold that a little bit goes a long way. It doesn’t hurt that the garlic is cooked in the browned butter. I diiiiie.

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash: The ultimate healthy comfort side dish!

This was my first time using browned butter in a savory recipe. Actually, I just used it for the first time, like at all, a couple of months ago and, well, now I get it. As a recovering butter hater, let me just say: It’s totally worth it.

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash: The ultimate healthy comfort side dish!

So dive in. Embrace the browned butter. It comes with a vegetable. ;)

Parmesan Garlic Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash

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Serves: 8

Bold, rich, nutty parmesan garlic brown butter spaghetti squash is the perfect comforting side dish. Tons of nutty, garlic-y flavor, low carb, gluten-free, and just 4 ingredients (+ salt and pepper)!
Ingredients
  • 1 extra large (or 2 small) spaghetti squash, halved, seeded and scraped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Rub spaghetti squash with olive oil and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Roast until fork tender--the spaghetti squash should easily come out when scraped with a fork, about 40-60 minutes, depending on size.
  2. To brown the butter melt in a medium pan over medium heat. Once butter is melted add garlic. Whisk constantly. The butter will start to foam first, then develop golden brown specs. Once you see the brown specs, turn off the heat and continue to whisk for an other 30 seconds, until butter is a nice amber color. Place on a cool surface to avoid continuing to cook and burning. The butter can burn very easily.
  3. Once spaghetti squash has finished cooking, remove the inner flesh (the spaghetti-like part) and place in a large bowl. Toss with browned butter (I recommend not adding it all at once--you may not need it all), and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Serve topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.

 

90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

90+ healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert will help you with healthy meal planning for the new year with plenty of options for every meal of the day! With plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo & low carb options.

90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

It’s January, which is every healthy food blogger’s favorite time of year! To help keep you on the healthy eating bandwagon, I’ve put together 90+ healthy recipes to get you through your day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! This way you can have tons to choose from for each meal!

Breakfast

90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

 

Above photos from Healthy Seasonal Recipes & Taste, Love & Nourish

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cranberry Almond Granola

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Gingerbread Apple Pancakes from Healthy Seasonal Recipes <—OMG that shot. Gorgeous.

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Sweet Potato Waffles from The Lean Green Bean

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate Pancakes with Salted Dulce de Leche from The Healthy Maven

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Lemon Almond Meal Scones

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Coconut Vanilla & Almond Butter Smoothie from The Housewife Training Files

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Tropical Breakfast Quinoa from Savvy Eats

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Honey Sesame Granola

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Raisin Nut Granola from Savvy Eats

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones from Yummy Healthy Easy


Portobello Breakfast Cups

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Coconut Almond Quinoa Granola from Taste Love & Nourish

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Berry & Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie from Eat. Drink. Love.

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Acorn Squash Egg in the Hole from The Roasted Root

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Tropical Mango Muffins from Snappy Gourmet

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cranberry Orange Muffins from Texanerin Baking

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Chocolate Chip Banana Bran Muffins from Amy’s Healthy Baking

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Banana Maple Yogurt Parfait from Lemon Tree Dwelling

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie from The Nutritious Kitchen

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Red Potato, Bell Pepper & Spinach Breakfast Hash from Neighbor Food Blog

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter & Fig Granola from Keep it Sweet Desserts

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Protein Packed Pancakes from The Lemon Bowl

Lunch

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

 

Above photos from The Healthy Maven & Taste Love & Nourish

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert Avocado Tuna Salad from The Healthy Maven

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Chicken & Chickpea Green Goddess Power Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Copycat Panera Hummus Chicken Power Salad from Food Faith Fitness

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Guacamole Chicken Salad

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwiches from Yummy Healthy Easy

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Spicy Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Garlic from The Roasted Root

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Black Bean Burger Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Southwest Chopped Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette from Taste Love & Nourish

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Avocado Cream

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Chicken Broccoli Slaw with Spicy Peanut Dressing from Eat. Drink. Love.

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Butternut Squash & Spelt Salad with Goat Cheese & Toasted Almonds from The Lemon Bowl

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Tex Mex Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette from Eat. Drink. Love.

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Portobello Tuna Melts from Home Cooking Memories

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Southwest Quinoa Bowls

Dinner

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Above photos from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie & The Roasted Root

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Fajita Burgers from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Hot & Sweet Slaw with Jerk Spice Salmon from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
10 Minute Taco Salad

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cider Chai Crockpot Pulled Pork from The Roasted Root <–Check out that perfect shot!

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Crockpot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken Tacos from The Nutritious Kitchen


BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Butter Chicken  Meatballs with Spicy Masala Sauce from The Healthy Maven

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Caprese Pasta

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Shrimp and Israeli Pepper Salad from Know Your Produce

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Honey Mustard Chicken Stir Fry from Food Faith Fitness

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
French Onion Meatloaf

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore from The Kitchen is My Playground

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Crockpot Curry Soup with Sweet Potato, Chicken & Kale

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Skinny Chicken Broccoli Casserole from Yummy Healthy Easy

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Buffalo Turkey Burgers

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Loaded Mediterranean Sweet Potato Fries from Neighbor Food Blog <– OMG this is SO happening!

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Skinnified “Fettuccine” Alfredo

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken with Cauliflower from The Lemon Bowl

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie


Thai Coconut Cabbage Soup from Cotter Crunch

Dessert

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Above photos from Cook the Story & The Nutritious Kitchen

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Ice Cream

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Soft Hazelnut Mocha Cookies from Healthy Sweet Eats

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Blueberry Almond Tart from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Tart Cherry Fro-yo {with White & Dark Chocolate Chips}

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate from The Nutritious Kitchen

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Maple Peanut Clusters from The Housewife Training Files

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Healthy Chocolate Mockshake from Snappy Gourmet

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Easy Fruit Dip: Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt with Cinnamon & Spice from Cook the Story


Chai Spiced Coconut Cream Ice Cream
90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Cannoli Cups from Home Cooking Memories

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Soft & Fluffy Sugar Cookies

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Pumpkin Bread from The Lean Green Bean

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Chocolate Frosted Orange Donuts

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Paleo Cocoa Hazelnut Bread with Molasses from Cotter Crunch

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Enjoy!! Happy meal planning!

Healthy Tuna Salad {Without Mayo}

Healthy Tuna Salad: NO mayo, low carb, and super easy!

Healthy, protein packed tuna salad is the perfect light lunch option. Made with creamy Greek yogurt, sweet relish, and crunchy celery–you’ll never miss the mayo!Healthy Tuna Salad: NO mayo, low carb, and super easy!

It’s almost the end of January (ummm what?) which means two things: 1. That I only have two weeks left in my twenties (oyyyyy) and 2. That most of the world has already gotten preoccupied and forgotten about all of those lofty goals and resolutions they set on December 31st.

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

One of the biggest traps I fall into is being too lazy/forgetful to pack my lunch and ending up going out to eat 4x per week. It’s not the healthiest, and it’s even worse for my checking account. Morning are super busy–they are my time to get my work out in, hopefully get some blog work in before going to work-work, and coffee. So.Much.Coffee. What I mean is…I don’t have time to put together anything that takes me more than about 4 minutes.

Healthy Tuna Salad: NO mayo, low carb, and super easy!

Tuna salad is such an obvious option, but it’s one of those things I always forget how much I love it. Also, I’m not super into globs of mayo. I mean, I’ve always loved traditional tuna salad, but it’s generally not the healthiest option. Like, at all.

Healthy Tuna Salad: NO mayo, low carb, and super easy!

Tuna on it’s own is super healthy: packed with protein, and very low in calories, so when you trade in the mayo for some heart healthy Greek yogurt, you get a lunch with practically zero fat, and tons of protein and flavor!

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With this tuna salad, you’ll be making and bringing your lunch all the time! It’s perfect for a quick lunch at home, to take to work, on a picnic, or however you’d like to enjoy it!

Healthy Tuna Salad {Without Mayo}

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Serves: 3-4

Healthy, protein packed tuna salad is the perfect light lunch option. Made with creamy Greek yogurt, sweet relish, and crunchy celery--you'll never miss the mayo!
Ingredients
  • 2 x 4 ounce cans Bumble Bee® Tuna
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • generous pinch lemon pepper
  • cherry tomatoes, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix together tuna, yogurt, mustard, relish, celery and lemon pepper until well combined. Serve immediately. Top with cherry tomatoes if desired. Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Note: The Greek yogurt can become watery when stored. Just stir before serving again.

 

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Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

Sweet and spicy honey sriracha skillet pork chops are so easy and flavorful with only a handful of ingredients, and one pan. Get rid of the idea that healthy food has to be bland or complicated–this dinner is so easy and delicious, you will make it over and over again!

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

 

So when I discover something I like, I get on this kick where I have to do that same thing in, like, every single way imaginable. I like mac and cheese, so clearly it is my goal in life to develop every type of mac and cheese that could ever be even remotely delicious. Ever.

Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops Recipe

That’s how it is with me and the cast iron lately. Specifically with really, super, ridiculously easy meat dishes that start on the stove top to get that perfect sear, then transfer to the oven to keep cooking without drying out. It’s just so perfect, and it’s only one dish! It’s basically my favorite. Well, the crockpot is up there too. ;)

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

Ever since I made this chicken, I’ve been a woman obsessed, and that cast iron has gotten more use than ever before. It is so easy to create delicious, flavorful food because the cast iron has magical powers where it locks in all the flavor, and makes everything better.

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

These pork chops are cooked super simply–just coconut oil, honey, Sriracha and pepper. Yes, that’s 5 ingredients including pepper. And the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

I just love the way spicy foods add so much flavor to a dish, and keep healthy eating exciting! That’s why I was so stoked when this month’s theme of The Recipe ReDux was all about spice. These pork chops deliver the perfect punch, with minimal effort. Win, win.

Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

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Sweet and spicy honey sriracha skillet pork chops are so easy and flavorful with only a handful of ingredients, and one pan. Get rid of the idea that healthy food has to be bland or complicated--this dinner is so easy and delicious, you will make it over and over again!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (enough to coat the pan--more or less is fine)
  • 4 large pork loin chops
  • generous pinch black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon good quality honey
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in an oven-proof skillet, preferably cast iron. Season chops with pepper only (I found that salting them made the entire dish taste like salt) and brown in your skillet, about 3-5 minutes per side. You will know pork is ready to be turned when it easily releases from the pan. If you're having trouble, let it continue to cook. It will release when it's browned and ready. Add honey and Sriracha.
  2. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until pork is cooked through and juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Stir around the juices on the bottom of the pan to mix the pork renderings, coconut oil, honey and Sriracha all together. Serve immediately. I suggest spooning a little bit of the extra liquid on top. Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for 5-7 days.

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Southwest Quinoa Bowls

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

Healthy, flavorful and delicious southwest quinoa bowls filled with black beans, lots of veggies, and tons of spicy southwest flavor! Ready in 30 minutes, vegan & gluten-free.

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

So I don’t know about you, but my husband is the whiniest whenever I make dinner with no meat. In fact, if I even try to get him to go to a vegetarian restaurant he flat our refuses.

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

The funniest part is that if I just don’t say anything and feed him a veggie burger, he loves it. I’m pretty sure it’s a mental man thing. Dinner isn’t dinner without meat? It’s like he’s still stuck in 1990 when they thought all vegetarians ate no protein.

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

So of course the other night as this baby was cooking, he was “snacking” on beef jerky. Then about 2 bites in, he realized the err of his ways, and fell equally in love as I did. Also, he continued to eat all the leftovers sans jerky, so I’d so it was pretty much a success. ;)

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

Cooking the quinoa in vegetable broth adds so much flavor. Add that to every southwest flavor you can throw in the mix and you have a healthy, easy, protein-packed vegan lunch or dinner with over the top delicious flavor!

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

It’s only a little spicy, so if you want a spicier dish, feel free to leave the ribs and seeds in from the jalapeno, or even add a second jalapeno, or more green chile. The best part is this dish is totally customizable, so feel free to add whatever you want. Don’t have something on hand? Leave it out. There’s so much going on that it’s easy to play with. Psssst: If you’re not vegan, topping this baby with goat cheese is kinda the stuff dreams are made of. ;)

Southwest Quinoa Bowls

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Healthy, flavorful and delicious southwest quinoa bowls filled with black beans, lots of veggies, and tons of spicy southwest flavor! Vegan & gluten-free.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 x 15 ounce cans black beans, lightly drained
  • 1 x 15 ounce can corn, drained
  • 1 bell pepper (preferably red or orange), finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 x 4 ounce can green chiles
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • generous pinch cumin
  • generous pinch pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 1" pieces
  • finely chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • finely chopped green onion, for garnish
  • Chalulah for topping, optional
Instructions
  1. Place quinoa, vegetable broth, and garlic in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 12-15 minutes until liquid is incorporated.
  2. Stir in beans, corn, bell pepper, jalapeno, green chiles, lime zest and juice, cumin and pepper. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes. Serve topped with avocado, cilantro, green onion and Chalulah if desired. Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week. Avocado will not stay fresh as long, so you should store separately (with the pit and a little lime juice), and may need a second one. This can be served hot or cold.

 

Parmesan Truffle Risotto with Grilled Salmon

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Rich, creamy parmesan truffle risotto with grilled salmon is the perfect, FOOL PROOF comfort food! Ridiculously creamy without an ounce of cream, and tender, juicy salmon make this meal absolutely unforgettable!

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Did I ever tell you about the time I made risotto like 4 times in two weeks? I’ve avoided it for so long because 1. I am the worst at cooking rice. And 2. I always thought risotto was a lot more unhealthy than it actually is. Or at least it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Of course, I haven’t ventured out into trying brown rice and/or quinoa yet (on the list), but to accompany a healthy protein, I really don’t think it’s half bad.

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Now I’ve had the risotto swimming in heavy cream, and OMG that’s delicious. I’m not one of those people that pretends they hate things like butter and heavy cream because that is the exact opposite of true, but I try to stay away for the most part. Mostly because moderation is not my thing. If I’m going to pour heavy cream into my dish, I am going to pour heavy cream into my dish, if ya know what I mean.

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Anyway, my friends from Sizzlefish sent me SO MUCH FISH (Yes, for free. No, this post wasn’t required–I just loved it! Consider yourself disclosed ;) )! Like the most fish I have ever seen, but it’s cool because they all hung out in my freezer in their perfectly pre-portioned packages until I was ready to hang with them. It’s seriously the most helpful meal prep thing you can have. They thaw super quickly, and you can get out one package if you’re cooking for just you, or more depending. I still haven’t cooked my way through all of it, and it took me a while to figure out just what I wanted to make with the fish. I love fish, but I don’t cook it very often. Finally I settled on risotto with salmon, and it was so good that I made the exact same thing like 3 days later.

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Steve grilled up the salmon and it turned out perfectly juicy, and fall apart tender, and on top of the creamy risotto, I was in heaven. Truffle oil can be a bit pricy, but you really don’t need much, and it is SO worth it for the flavor it brings! One container will last you a long time, and trust me, you’ll be wanting to use it in everything. Especially this risotto. And you’ll also want to make it 4 times in a row.

Parmesan Truffle Risotto with Grilled Salmon

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Rich, creamy parmesan truffle risotto with grilled salmon is the perfect, FOOL PROOF comfort food! Ridiculously creamy without an ounce of cream, and tender, juicy salmon make this meal absolutely unforgettable!
Ingredients
For the risotto:
  • 1-2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine (or replace with extra chicken broth if you don't use alcohol)
  • 32 ounces mushroom broth
  • ½ cup freshly shredded parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley for garnish, optional
For the grilled salmon:
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. To make risotto, coat a large pan with truffle oil (this should be about 1-2 tablespoons) and heat over medium low heat. Add garlic and shallots and toss until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add in rice and toss until browned, about 5-10 minutes. Add wine and stir to combine.
  2. Add mushroom broth ½ cup at a time, stirring consistently. Wait until each half cup has been incorporated to add more. This process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Season generously (to taste) with salt and pepper, and add parmesan.
  3. To grill salmon, drizzle with olive oil and add a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Unless you are extremely confident grilling fish, wrap salmon in tin foil (if you have a lot of experience grilling fish, you can place it straight on), then grill skin side first to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. To serve, plate risotto, top with salmon and then add a touch of parsley if desired. Leftovers may be stored (preferably separately) in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Because I LOVED my Sizzlefish so much, I think you might too! Check out their website or follow on Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest. Again, I was sent a super awesome care package from Sizzlefish, but all opinions are my own.

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Risotto

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Risotto: Creamy and smokey--the perfect meal for entertaining!

This post is sponsored by  Swanson®. All opinions are my own.

Bacon brussels sprouts risotto is so rich, creamy and comforting. Filled with smokey bacon flavor, seared brussels sprouts and creamy, tender rice; this will instantly become your new favorite dinner!

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I’ve had a long standing battle with cooking rice. I know, I know….I can make macarons, but I can’t make rice. I guess we all have our things? Also, I almost always burn popcorn. Finally, I developed a risotto recipe so fool proof even I can’t mess it up, which means you are golden. ;)

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Okay, let’s talk about brussels sprouts for a hot second because so many people think they hate them, but think that they just haven’t had them cooked well. For the longest time, I was not into brussels sprouts. So often they aren’t tender enough for my taste. I want a crisp sear, then a melt in your mouth softness. Have you ever had steamed brussels sprouts? OMG The.Worst. These babies are nothing like that, and by cooking them with bacon and hiding them in carbs, this is the perfect opportunity to convince even your toughest critics.

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Risotto is so creamy that most people think it’s made with butter and cream, but I just use a little white wine and a whole lotta chicken broth, and allow the starches in the rice to naturally develop and create that beautifully creamy texture.

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Risotto is known for being difficult and time consuming, but honestly it just requires a little bit of patience, and you can multi-task by cooking your bacon and brussels sprouts at the same time as your risotto.

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You’ll notice I don’t add a single spice or seasoning in this recipe. That’s because the Swanson® Tuscan Chicken Flavor Infused Broth, along with the smokey bacon add so much flavor on their own, there is just no need for it. I’m usually all about adding everything but the kitchen sink into my recipes, but this one just doesn’t need anything extra.

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If you want to impress your holiday guests, this is definitely the dish for you!

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Risotto

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Risotto

Bacon brussels sprouts risotto is so rich, creamy and comforting. Filled with smokey bacon flavor, seared brussels sprouts and creamy, tender rice; this will instantly become your new favorite dinner!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (or replace with extra chicken broth if you don't use alcohol)
  • 32 ounces Swanson® Tuscan Chicken Flavor Infused Broth
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts, halved, stems removed, extra leaves reserved**
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, chopped

Instructions

  1. Coat a large pan with olive oil (this should be about 2 tablespoons) and heat over medium low heat. Add garlic and onion and toss until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add in rice and toss until browned, about 5-10 minutes. Add wine and stir to combine.
  2. Coat a medium pan with olive oil (this will be about 1 tablespoon) and heat over medium heat. Place brussels sprouts flat side down and cook until bottom is browned and crispy, about 5-10 minutes. Once browned, flip and push to one side of the pan and add chopped bacon to the other. Cook until bacon is browned, tossing both the bacon and the brussels sprouts often. Once bacon is cooked toss bacon and brussels sprouts together and add reserved brussels sprouts leaves. Reduce heat to low and cook until leaves are browned, tossing occasionally.
  3. While the brussels sprouts are browning, add chicken broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until fully incorporated, reserving about 1/4 cup from your 32 ounce container. Once all broth (except for reserved 1/4 cup) has been incorporated, add cooked bacon and brussels sprouts.
  4. Deglaze the bacon and brussels sprouts pan by pouring in reserved chicken broth. Increase heat to medium high, and use a spatula to scrape up all of the browned bits left over from the bacon and brussels sprouts. Pour into risotto and stir until fully incorporated. Serve immediately. Leftovers may be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.

Notes

*Olive oil just needs to coat the bottom of each pan. You do not need an exact measurement. **As you slice your brussels sprouts, some extra leaves will fall off. You want to save those because they cook faster and add them in later in the cooking process. ***This recipe is best cooked in stainless steel cookware.

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White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

Ultra soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies stuffed with melty white chocolate. Filled with holiday flavor, these will become your new favorite cookies!

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

Oh heyyyy…we’re in full blown holiday season, and I still have most of my shopping left to do. What about you? I’m actually one of those people who really, truly loves Christmas/Hanukkah shopping. I love finding just the *right* gift for the people I love, and buying Steve 7 zillion stocking stuffers, and baking delicious treats to put into all of the stockings. It’s one of my very favorite things.

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

That means it’s going to be a busy week ahead, but tomorrow is my last day of work before winter break begins, and I will then spend the entire week following shoulder deep in all things holiday spirit. In fact, if you’re not into that kinda thing, you should probably steer clear. ;)

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

But you should still stay for the cookies, because who can resist perfectly soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies? I’m all about the gingerbread this year (well…basically all the time), and it all started with these cookies.

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

The cookie base is pretty ridiculous on its own, but when you add in that surprise melty, creamy white chocolate middle, they are just taken up to the next level. If any cookie can get you in the holiday spirit, it’s these babies!

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Ultra soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies stuffed with melty white chocolate. Filled with holiday flavor, these will become your new favorite cookies!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups gluten-free baking blend (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • dash salt
  • ½ cup apple butter
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6-8 ounces good quality white chocolate squares or chopped into large chunks*
  • granulated sugar for rolling
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together baking blend, baking soda, spices and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together apple butter, molasses, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in dry ingredients until just combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 large baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper.Roll dough into approximately 1" balls. Press white chocolate square/chunk inside, and roll dough back around. Make sure white chocolate is completely covered. Add more dough if necessary. Roll in sugar and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Bake until just set, about 9-11 minutes. Cookies will look underdone,. Do not over bake. Cool completely on cookie sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
Notes
*To make vegan, use vegan white chocolate, swap for dark chocolate or omit completely

 

Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

Rich and creamy chicken alfredo with ultra tender shredded chicken made in your slow cooker! This is a lightened-up version of your favorite comfort food that will leave your body and your taste buds happy!

Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

Are you guys ready for some creamy, dreamy, and HEALTHY Alfredo sauce? This has been my staple comfort sauce for years, and I can’t believe how long it took me to put it in a crockpot! Crockpot shredded chicken is the best. Every time. Just put any sauce you want with your chicken and cook it on low for about 5 hours and your chicken will be falling apart like magic!

Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

This recipe couldn’t be easier–you can either make your sauce ahead of time, or you can throw everything into your crockpot and then remove the chicken and hit the sauce with an immersion blender (or throw it in a regular blender). Either way, you come home to a healthy, comforting dinner just waiting for you. It is seriously the best feeling.

Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

Today I’m guest posting over at The Lean Green Bean, so make sure to click over for the recipe!