Posts Tagged: “snack”

  • Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    I love making muffins. Maybe it’s because my figure somewhat represents one at the current time (i.e. 7.5 months pregnant) but for some reason I’ve been wanting muffins in the morning–and afternoon. OK maybe I had 2 for dinner the night as well. No regrets either. Call me a muffin

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  • Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cookies {Freezer Meal}

    This Cranberry-Orange Shortbread cookie recipe is nothing short of delicious. After a few tweaks to the original recipe, I’m seriously obsessed. I made them as a holiday treat but I could also see them being a great summer goodie to have on hand. It contains the buttery-goodness of a shortbread

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  • By Far, The BEST Way to Make Cinnamon Toast

    Cinnamon toast is pretty hard to screw up. I mean it’s just a combination of cinnamon, sugar and butter on bread. Not much skill to it, right? WRONG. You’re all wrong. There is a fabulous, beautiful, unbelievable, life-changing way to make cinnamon toast that you must know about. For 30

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  • Flourless Banana Muffin Recipe

    Flourless Banana Muffins (Gluten-Free Recipe) {Freezer Meal}

    Warning: This post may introduce you to some ingredients that you don’t recognize. But, let me assure you that it’s worth giving these Flourless Banana Muffins a shot because they are absolutely moist and delicious! Plus, Flourless Banana Muffins are thrown together in the blender in no time, which means

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  • Fruit Pizza Roll-Ups: An Easy Breakfast or Lunch for Kids

    I love my little 5-year-old girl. She’s always concocting “new healthy recipes, Mommy!” and trying to take pictures of them with my phone. Well, this one of hers has finally made it on the blog. My 7-year-old entrepreneurial son said I have to pay her for it. 🙂 This Fruit

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  • Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    These healthy, whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins are YUMMO. Seriously. Don’t let the whole wheat factor make you think they are going to be compromised. The mini chocolate chips will take care of your taste buds while the other parts of your body will be thanking you for the

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  • creamy avocado dip

    Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

    As afternoon snacks go, dark chocolate chips and peanuts rank #1 in my book. But, Creamy Avocado Dip might come in at #2. This healthy and filling dip is a great love of mine for lunch or for snacking. You can also whip up this Creamy Avocado Dip for an

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  • The BEST Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

    Tomorrow I am contributing to a cookie exchange at my small group’s Christmas party. I found it only reasonable that I try a few recipes out before I chose which one to make for the masses. For some reason, snickerdoodle cookies sound great in the winter. I mean they are

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  • Blueberry Oat Bars {Freezer Meal}

    After making a batch of these Blueberry Oat Bars for some friends and family over the Fourth of July, my family declared that this recipe is “blogworthy.” So while Rachel was busy putting together a post about Seven Healthy Berry Recipes, I felt the need to compensate with a not-so-healthy, eat-in-moderation, worth-every-calorie

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  • The Green Pineapple Smoothie

    If you love super-bright, refreshing, tropical flavors, this one is absolutely made with you in mind. With juicy pineapple, tart lime, and a few sprigs of fresh mint, there’s far more summer sunshine in this glass than the spinach-green color lets on. I love the sweet, slightly nutty flavor of

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  • Summer Peach Smoothie

    Instead of making pie of those leftover peaches—the ones so soft and ripe they make your kitchen smell like an orchard as they go about collapsing under their own weight—try this spiced late-summer smoothie instead. The flax seeds add a toasty, nutty background—and vegetarian omega-3s—to this peaches ‘n almond cream-style

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  • Whole Grain Pumpkin Banana Nut Bread {Freezer Meal}

    Made with whole grain flour, a touch of flax seed, vitamin rich pumpkin, walnuts and banana, this moist bread was a hit with all ages of my family (including a picky toddler!). It’s a tasty bread that can be served as breakfast but also as an afternoon snack.  Healthy Pumpkin

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  • Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

    Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe: A Taste of Summer

    After a beautiful week with tons of snow, I’ve had my fill of winter. Our family is officially ready for summer. But since we have to wait a few more months, I thought, “Why not bring a little summer to us?” That’s what inspired this family-friendly strawberry pina colada recipe

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  • Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

    I’m almost a little hesitant to share this recipe. No, not because of its addictive nature and unmatchable flavor. Not because it makes a HUGE batch and is easy to store, give away, or bring to a large group get-together. Nor for the reason that it will make your house smell

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  • No-Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Bars

    Instant Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Bars {Freezer Meal}

    My kids love the Powerball cookies. Ok, I love the Powerball Cookies. But, you know me. I like to sneak in nutrition wherever I can and save time in the kitchen. So, I wondered if there was a way to make Powerball Cookies faster and more nutritious. The answer is

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  • crock pot cran-apple sauce recipe

    Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe {Guest Post}

    Hi everyone! I’m Sarah and I blog at The Pajama Chef. I am so excited to be guest posting today at Thriving Home. When Rachel contacted me to ask if I would share my Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce, I was thrilled! And surprised–because I had kind of forgotten about the

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  • Banana-blueberry bread recipe

    Banana-Blueberry-Oatmeal Bread Recipe {Freezer Meal}

    Talk about some yum-yum in the tum-tum! In a hunt for banana bread recipes, I stumbled on this recipe from Cooking Light. Since the recipe called for grits, I almost didn’t make it. However, after consulting Rachel and doing a little research, I realized I could replace the grits with oatmeal.

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  • healthy peanut butter cup smoothie

    Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe {Freezer Meal}

    Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my great loves in life. Is it possible that this combo can actually be good for you? The good news is peanut butter and chocolate can be nutritious if eaten in moderation and in their real food form (and if you’re not allergic

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