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Wild Rice Salad

Salad is definitely a love-hate food for most people. It is certainly not one of those foods that makes you stop and cry out, “MMM, delicious”– unless of course you are like us, and have come to really embrace and enjoy life as a chunky salad eater. However, this particular recipe takes a carb-rich approach to the salad, making it truly MMM, delicious and healthy, all in one.

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Savory Spiced Nuts

If sweets aren’t your thing, we want to make one thing clear: we do not understand you. However, we do want to still cater to your tastes, and bring you a holiday snack with a savoy twist. This recipe can also be whatever your heart desires. If you want to use all almonds in this recipe, go crazy. If you want to use all cashews and 4 or 5 little runty peanuts, have at it. The beauty of this recipe is that it is not only simple and quick, but customizable. We also recommend using this recipe as a homemade gift idea. Make a few batches and you can distribute this mix to friends, family, neighbors and strangers!

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Healthy Hot Chocolate

One thing that just feels like Christmas in a cup is hot coco. There is something incredibly comforting and nostalgic about it, and we can’t get enough this time of year. We thought we would try a recipe that allows us to have more than just one cup of this creamy drink by cutting back on the sugar and fat that the Starbucks version has, or the Swiss Miss instant pack. One thing that was mildly disturbing as we researched this blog post was seeing that Starbucks has their hot chocolate under the “Kids Drinks” section. This is not a Starbucks bash, and we are the first to admit we go almost daily, but consider rethinking giving your child 43 grams of sugar in a grande cup of coco while you’re making your next coffee run. Or just simply make the kids this recipe instead. Yes– let’s go with that option.

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Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars

A true coming of age sign is when you learn that you love nuts in dessert. They give extra texture, they add more flavor, and they make every bite a little more delicious. It took us 20-something years to learn this lesson, but we are so glad we finally appreciate a more sophisticated take on treats. Pecans in particular are the official nut of the season. Have you noticed how much we like using them in our recipes? Here’s looking at you, Roasted Veggies. Obviously we are about to educate you on why that is, and then give you a delicious recipe to try– just in time for Thanksgiving! Prepare to woo your mother-in-law, the hard-to-please granny, and -of course- yourself with these delicious bars.

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Cranberry Apple Sauce

While we may be crazy for all things pumpkin, (here’s looking at you, Pumpkin Scones) nothing really holds a candle to the flavors of Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is something so homey about certain tastes, flavors and foods, and when we think Thanksgiving, we think cranberries. A quality cranberry sauce pairs well with anything- meats, veggies, on a warm roll, or even straight off the spoon. A lot goes into a good cranberry recipe, since their natural flavor is quite tart. However, that poses a problem: how do we plan to sweeten our cranberry recipe in a natural way, without added artificial sugar, while still making this delicious? Thus, the Cranberry Apple Sauce recipe was born. Are we cranberry pioneers? Maybe.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

You know the cheesy movies from the 90s where the shy girl gets the guy in the end after he finally sees her for who she really is? In this scenario, we are the guy and Brussels Sprouts are the shy girl, because after rejecting this vegetable in our childhood, we are head over heels in love with them in our 20s. We honestly cannot understand why these little green veggies got such a bad rap in our youth since we cannot get enough of them now. With our newfound Brussels love affair, we have perfected preparing these by roasting them, and cannot wait to share this recipe with you. These may just be your Thanksgiving must-have side dish!

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Salted Caramel Apple Bars

Can you believe November is already upon us? We are in the thick of fall, people. While Christmas time may be right around the corner, we are still not done with all the flavors that fall has to offer us! We are kicking the month off with our homemade Salted Caramel Apple Bars. This recipe is a perfect ‘healthier alternative’ option for anyone looking to cut down on refined sugar while still treating yourself to something delicious. Not to mention, our stomachs are thrilled since these are gluten free and dairy free, while simultaneously tasting like heaven. No seriously– we made three batches this week alone.

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Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are one of our favorite add-ins for a lot of our recipes, since they can be sprinkled on top, blended in, or mixed in for texture to almost any recipe, and the bland flavor of the seeds won’t impact the overall taste of the meal. Our advice to you is always keep a floss stick nearby since these tiny seeds always manage to get wedged in between your teeth, but we can’t stop-won’t stop using them in our recipes for all the health benefits they yield. They are a superfood, meaning they pack a ton of health benefits, and the more we can incorporate a superfood into our meal, the better!

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Roasted Beet Hummus

Are we the only ones who associate beets with The Office every single time? Dwight K. Schrute was really onto something with the beet farm. Beets can brighten up a dish with a splash of color, and while Christina is not a big beet fan, I cannot get enough of them! The earthy flavor reminds us of summertime and we were pretty surprised at the seemingly limitless positive side effects that beets seem to offer.

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