Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Sugar-free brownie mix and natural peanut butter are used to make this stupidly easy dessert recipe! Peanut Butter Brownie Bites are perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth if you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. 

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

It’s my birthday!

I’m just hoping Blink 182 was wrong when they said that thing about being 23 …

But I’m pretty confident that EVERYBODY likes you when you’re 23 … if you have Peanut Butter Brownie Bites to share.

These delicious bites of heaven are moist two-bite brownies that are stuffed with creamy peanut butter and topped off with chocolate and peanut butter chips! It really doesn’t get much better than that.

Although recipes using ingredients that come from a box aren’t really my “thing,” these Peanut Butter Brownie Bites are the exception. Plus, everyone should splurge on their birthday. And if you’re me, you celebrate the entire week … err month. Continue Reading

Skinny Jalapeño Popper Pita Pizzas

All the flavors of jalapeño poppers are included in this easy and healthy whole wheat pita pizza recipe! With cream cheese, turkey bacon, jalapeños, and Cheddar cheese, these Jalapeño Popper Pita Pizzas are creamy and cheesy with just the right amount of heat.

Jalapeño Popper Pita Pizzas

Can’t. Stop. Eating. Jalapeños.

And cheese. I forgot how good cheese is.

I don’t know what it is about those little green devils that make me want to eat them every day! When we got a whole bag full of beautiful jalapeños in our CSA last week, my first thought was to pickle them for later. Then, I bought a package of cream cheese at the grocery store and ever since I’ve been turning EVERYTHING into a jalapeño popper recipe. See: Skinny Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken.

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2-Ingredient Peach Angel Food Cupcakes

These skinny 2-Ingredient Peach Angel Food Cupcakes just use angel food cake mix and canned peaches to create a light, summery dessert that you won’t feel guilty about! 

2-Ingredient Peach Angel Food Cupcakes

I gained a new respect for bakers Friday. Does anyone else hate baking as much as I do? All the extra dishes and the measuring and the having to follow directions … it’s exhausting! This was one of two dessert recipes I baked on Friday afternoon, and despite the fact that they were two of the easiest recipes around, I was in need of a nap and a friend to clean my kitchen for me when I was done. My hat is off to you bakers out there.

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Cheesy Zucchini and Corn Baked Egg Rolls

Chopped zucchini, sweet corn, and shredded Parmesan cheese fill these Cheesy Zucchini and Corn Baked Egg Rolls. This easy appetizer recipe is great to use up end-of-summer produce, and only takes a few minutes to assemble. Serve with marinara or pizza sauce!

Cheesy Zucchini and Corn Baked Egg Rolls

When life hands you extra egg roll wrappers, an abundance of end-of-summer produce, and 20 minutes to spare, beautiful things happen. I had some left over egg roll wrappers from my Healthier Apple Hand Pies and it would be a sin to let those go to waste! These Cheesy Zucchini and Corn Baked Egg Rolls are a great summer treat to clean out the fridge.

Growing up near my grandpa’s farm, I always looked forward to sweet corn season. My sister would always try to be fancy and cut her corn off the cob – not sure if it was to be glamorous or just because she didn’t want corn in her braces. Either way, too much work. I dove in face first and came out with two cheeks full of butter. Continue Reading

Healthier Apple Hand Pies

These Healthier Apple Hand Pies are made with egg roll wrappers – a lighter version of a classic apple turnover or apple hand pies that use pastry dough or pie crust! With warm cinnamon apples and a crispy outside, these hand-held treats just scream fall. 

Healthy Apple Hand Pies

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Skinny Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken

This Skinny Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken is a healthier version of jalapeño popper chicken because it uses low-fat cheese and is baked instead of fried. This is a fool-proof chicken recipe that’s so easy to make and SO delicious.

Skinny Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken

Skinny Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken is quite possibly my new favorite chicken recipe. I even considered making it twice in one week after I single-handedly finished off the first batch for lunches and dinners three days in a row. If you’re a fan of jalapeño poppers, you’ll LOVE this chicken dish. It’s stuffed with cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, jalapeño and more, then baked until the outside is crispy and the chicken is deliciously juicy.

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Turkey Pesto Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

These Turkey Pesto Meatballs are lean, moist and full of flavor. Add any flavor pesto to this turkey meatballs recipe and you’ll have an amazing Italian dish that’s great with zucchini noodles or pasta. 

Turkey Pesto Meatballs

Meatballs are a beautiful thing. My mom used to make ketchup/brown sugar meatballs for us all the time and I would turn up my nose at the thought of eating round chunks of ground beef, but I’ve since come to my senses and warmed up to the beauty of the meatball. These Turkey Pesto Meatballs are made with lean turkey mean (because, health) and homemade Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto! If you’re not a lucky duck like me and don’t have sun-dried tomato pesto on hand, you can use any old basil pesto, kale pesto, or any pesto at all.

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Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits with Chives and Cheddar

This easy sweet potato drop biscuits recipe is made with coconut flour and loaded with Cheddar cheese and chives! This can easily be made paleo, just leave out the cheese. 

Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits (grain-free)

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