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Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

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Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve got a treat for you guys today: a Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe! It’s vegan, too. Back in the day, I used to love the seasonal Shamrock Shake from a certain fast food restaurant. I hadn’t had or thought of one of those shakes in years until Matt and I drove by an advertisement for them the Continue Reading …

Ridiculously Easy Crockpot Chicken Curry

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Good morning from a very snowy DC! Let’s warm up with talk of something really delicious and ridiculously easy I made earlier this week: a Crockpot Chicken Curry of sorts! I’ve been loving our crockpot lately and had some butternut squash and chicken breast on hand to use up; a quick look in the pantry and I found some coconut milk, Continue Reading …

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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Around the holiday season for as long as I can remember, my mom has made these delicious chocolate covered cherry cookies. They are, I can say without a doubt, my most favorite cookies in the whole wide world. These cookies are not healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but you guys know I’m a firm believer in the fact that being Continue Reading …

Nutty Protein Granola Bars

Nutty Protein Granola Bars

One of my longest running AnneTheRD nutrition counseling clients and I usually meet at a bakery in Alexandria that sells these really delicious homemade protein granola bars. I’ve been wanting for months to try to recreate a variation of them so my client (and I) can make them at home, and I’m happy to say it finally happened. Introducing: Continue Reading …

Easy Asian Stir Fry Sauce Recipe & Weekly Workout Recap

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Hello and happy Friday! You know what I really love? Ingredient potluck dinner dates with friends. My friend Heidi and I had plans to meet up for dinner last night; we originally planned to go out, but we’ve both been eating out a lot lately, so she suggested we cook instead. Save money AND get to play with Zara while making dinner? Perfect. Continue Reading …

Roasted Almond & Kale Pesto Recipe

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Good morning – I have a fun new recipe to share with you guys today: Roasted Almond & Kale Pesto! This is a great winter twist on pesto, as it doesn’t require basil, but still tastes delicious. Matt and I enjoyed it last night atop some baked fish and we both gave it two big thumbs up. Continue Reading …

Vanilla Mint Smoothie Recipe

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On Christmas morning, after opening our stocking presents from Santa and awaiting my grandmother’s arrival to open the presents under the tree, I whipped out my parent’s blender and made a delicious smoothie. This Vanilla Mint Smoothie came out not too sweet and very refreshing – the perfect snack/light breakfast before diving back in for Continue Reading …

9 Healthy Holiday Cookie & Dessert Recipes

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Ah, the holidays. Often, between all the work events, holiday parties, and gift giving, this time of the year can be a bit of a white flour and sugar free-for all. Don’t get me wrong – there’s a time and place for indulgence and some recipes just shouldn’t be meddled with (I’m looking at you and your chocolate cherry cookies, mom… Continue Reading …