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Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread {Freezer-Friendly}

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Ah, sweet breads. Forgiver of all added-in leftovers and hidden fruits and veggies. Your family is going to love this pretty darn healthy Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread!

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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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.…

Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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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…

By Far, The BEST Way to Make Cinnamon Toast

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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,…

(Healthy and Delicious!) Pumpkin Muffins With a Crumble Topping {Freezer Meal}

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I have a new addition to my favorite fall recipes. These pumpkin muffins are soooo good. I wish I would have doubled the recipe to have some to freeze and eat later. They are going fast around these…
Flourless Banana Muffin Recipe

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

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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…

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

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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…

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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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…
creamy avocado dip

Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

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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…
whole wheat spreads recipe

Whole Wheat "Spreads" Two Ways: Peanut Butter Chocolate and Coconut Chocolate

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Love the The Pioneer Woman? Who doesn't really? My pre-K daughter and I love to put on one of her Food Network shows in the afternoon while folding laundry (and sneaking in exercise, too). Most of her…

The BEST Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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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…

Blueberry Oat Bars {Freezer Meal}

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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…

The Green Pineapple Smoothie

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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…

Summer Peach Smoothie

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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…

Whole Grain Pumpkin Banana Nut Bread {Freezer Meal}

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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…
Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe: A Taste of Summer

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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…

Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

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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…
crock pot cran-apple sauce recipe

Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe {Guest Post}

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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!…
Banana-blueberry bread recipe

Banana-Blueberry-Oatmeal Bread Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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// 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…
healthy peanut butter cup smoothie

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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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…
healthy chocolate coconut cookies

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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When I ran across these Vegan Chocolate Cookies on Pinterest, I was intrigued. They got great reviews on the Weight Watchers site and Pinterest.  But, I knew I could make them much healthier and still…
A easy homemade granola recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

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For the past few months, my husband has kindly reminded me that I haven't made my granola recipe in a while. I had good intentions to make it but just added it to the very long to-do list and it never…

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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These healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, sweet, and delicious...and easily freezable. We pull them out of the freezer for snacks or for an easy breakfast.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins: A Healthy After School Snack Idea! {Freezer Meal}

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Here's a healthy and unique spin on a muffin. These treats are full of whole grains, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and even some veggies! They can make a great after school snack or used for a healthy…