15 Get You Going Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Here are 15 Healthy Smoothie Recipes to get you going in the morning afternoon or anytime you want! Healthy smoothie recipes

  1. Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie
  2. Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Recipe
  3. Healthy Chocolate Mockshake
  4. Copycat Aloha Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
  5. Chocolate Smoothie
  6. Mango Detox Smoothie Recipe
  7. Peach Orange Banana Smoothie
  8. Mango Kiwi Avocado Smoothie Recipe
  9. Easy Black Cherry Mint Smoothie
  10. Healthy Lemon Smoothie Recipe
  11. Perfect Green Smoothies
  12. Coconut Cream Smoothie
  13. Dairy Free Chocolate, Avocado, & Banana Smoothie Recipe
  14. Protein Smoothies
  15. Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Coconut Sugar Cookie Recipe

Cookies are great all year round and with Truvia you don’t have to feel guilty with fewer calories from less sugar. Thanks to Truvia® Baking Blend, you can now enjoy sweet and tender sugar cookies with 75% less sugar* than the sugar-sweetened version. I decided to take the recipe and change it up a bit, I added a bag of shredded coconut.

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Coconut Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup Truvia® Baking Blend
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp skim milk
4 cups all purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 12 oz bag of shredded coconut

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and Truvia® Baking Blend until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk.

2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add the flour to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

3. Gently stir in shredded coconut.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll chilled dough to ¼ to ⅛ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.

5. Cut with a cookie cutter and place cookies 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.

6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned.

Entertaining Made Easy: Johnsonville Sausage Cheese Log Recipe

We may be at the end of entertaining for a while but I still have to share this recipe. This recipe is so easy to make and you can personalize it and make it your own with no trouble at all. I used only four ingredients and the main was was pre-cooked. I used Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs.

 

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Sausage Cheese Log Recipe

Ingredients:

10 defrosted Johnsonville® Classic Italian, Three-Cheese Italian or Homestyle Meatballs (or more if you prefer it to be meatier)

1 8 ounce package of cream cheese (softened)

1/4 of a red bell pepper chopped up

4 sheets of phyllo dough

Cooking spray

Directions:

Heat the oven to 425 and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray

Chop up the meatballs into smaller pieces and put in a large bowl

Place the cream cheese and red peppers in the bowl and stir until well mixed

Spray the top of a sheet of phyllo dough and then place another sheet on top of it and spray that one. Repeat two more times

Then add half of the cream cheese mixture two inches from the edge along the edge

Fold over both ends of the log and then roll tightly

Cook for 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown on top let cool and serve

 

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You don’t have to be an accomplished chef to host a memorable gathering. With these quick and easy  entertaining recipes, you’ll enjoy time with friends and family without spending endless hours in the kitchen.

Keep your party simple by serving appetizers that encourage your guests to mix and mingle.

  • Sausage Balls: Give your guests a delicious surprise by using Italian sausage in your favorite meatball recipe. The flavors are already locked in the sausage, saving you time.

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· Summer Sausage Smore’s: Impress your guests and keep them coming back for more with these summer sausage smore’s.

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· Party Meatballs: Get the party started with these delicious meatballs. Both savory and sweet, these are sure to be a holiday hit.

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We received samples.

Mint Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies Recipe

Thanks to Truvia® Baking Blend, you can now enjoy sweet and tender sugar cookies with 75% less sugar* than the sugar-sweetened version. I decided to take the recipe and change it up a bit, I added some mint instead of vanilla and some mint chocolate chips for a yummy variation.

Truvia® Baking Blend Conversion

· When baking, use ½ cup of Truvia® Baking Blend in place of one cup of sugar.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup Truvia® Baking Blend
2 eggs
2 tsp mint extract
1 Tbsp skim milk
4 cups all purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 12 oz. bag of mint chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and Truvia® Baking Blend until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk.

2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add the flour to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

3. Gently stir in the mint chocolate chips

4. Preheat oven to 350°F.

5. Scoop out with a cookie scoop and place cookies 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.

6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned.

Lo-Cal Monday: 3 Low Calorie Dishes to start your Diet Week

When you’re a big girl trying to slim down, going on a healthy diet and getting into a regular exercise routine are two of the most effective ways to do it. Plus size shapewear is also a viable and welcome option, but really dialing in on exercise and getting the right nutrition into your system will do wonders for your overall health and well-being.

You’ll be lighter on your feet and your skin will have a radiant glow because eating right and breaking a sweat will get rid of your body’s accumulated toxins. Start your diet on a Monday and feel great for the rest of the week with these 3 low calorie recipes!Grilled salmon and vegetables

Breakfast: DIY Hash Browns with smoked salmon and mustard

Having a hearty breakfast is important. This dish has only 153 calories and is packed with 9g of muscle building protein, 18g of carbs and 1g of fiber.

Ingredients:

· 1 large potato with skin

· 4 slices of smoked salmon

· 1 tbsp flour

· 1 tbsp mustard

· 1 tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil

· 4 scoops of sour cream

· 12 stalks of chives for garnishing

Here’s how to do it:

1. Wash the potato thoroughly and grate it over a clean kitchen towel. When that’s done, squeeze the towel over the sink to remove any excess water in the potato. Put the grated potatoes into a bowl and add the mustard, flour and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Mix it well.

2. When the mixture is thick and gooey, divide it to make 6-8 grated potato balls and flatten them with your palm. Heat a large non-stick frying pan with butter and sunflower oil and add the homemade hash browns. Fry for about 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.

3. Stack the hash browns on each plate and place the salmon slices on top. Garnish the plate with a scoop of sour cream on the side and a few pieces of chives. Serves 4.

Lunch: Smokey and the bandit Beef Stew

Your lunch has to pack a punch, but still be low cal enough to promote weight loss. This dish has only 341 calories, packs 42g of protein, 18g of carbs, 12g of much needed fat, and 4g of fiber.

Ingredients:

· 1kg beef chuck, cut into large cubes

· 2 cans (800g) chopped tomatoes

· 2 chopped onions

· 1 can (400g) butter beans, drained and rinsed

· 2 tsp sweet paprika

· 2 tsp mild chili powder

· 2 tsp cumin

· 2 tbsp castor sugar

· 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Here’s how to do it:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 140 C (284 F). In a casserole dish, mix the beef, tomatoes, onions, spices, vinegar and sugar. Cover and bake for 2 ½ hours. Add the beans, stir and bake for another 30 minutes with the lid off if the stew is not thick enough. If the consistency is good, keep the lid on. Remove from the oven when beef is tender.

2. Divide into 6-8 bowls and serve with pita bread. Serves 6-8.

Dinner: Harissa Chicken with tomatoes and olives

Cap off your low cal Monday with this excellent chicken dish. It only has 184 calories per serving, packs 34g of protein, 2g of carbs, 4g of fat and 1g of fiber.

Ingredients:

· 4 chicken breasts (skinless)

· 2 tbsp harissa

· 1 tsp dried oregano

· 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

· 250g cherry tomatoes

· Half a cup of olives

Here’s how to do it:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C (356 F). In a medium roasting tray, place the chicken and rub with harissa, olive oil and dried oregano.

2. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil and roast for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and add the olives and cherry tomatoes to the tray. Roast for another 10 minutes until the tomato skins start to break up and the chicken is cooked well and through. Serve with jasmine rice or boiled potatoes. Serves 4.

And there you have it! Three low calorie dishes to start your diet week. These three dishes combined will give you a total of 678 calories, 86 grams of protein, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 16 grams of fat and 6 grams of fiber. You can snack on a handful of almonds and some fruit for your fiber and sugar requirements throughout the day. Always remember to eat below your daily caloric requirements and you’re all set to lose weight.

The Best 50 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Here are the best 50 Christmas Cookie Recipes.

Christmas Cookies

  1. Nutter Butter Reindeer
  2. Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. The best Christmas cookie ever
  4. Easy Cool Whip Cookies Recipe
  5. Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
  6. Snowflake Oreos
  7. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowman Cookies
  8. White Chocolate Bottomed Ginger Cookies
  9. Santa Hat Peppermint Sugar Cookies
  10. Easy Microwave Praline Recipe
  11. Cinnamon Polar Bear Cookies
  12. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  13. Easy French Pastries!
  14. Chocolate Snow Cookies
  15. Pecan Snowball
  16. Pumpkin Spice-Filled Molasses Cookie Cups
  17. Christmas Stars
  18. Monster Cookies Recipe
  19. Mint Dipped Double Chocolate Cookies
  20. Easy 6 Ingredient Peanut Blossom Cookie Recipe
  21. Grandma’s Cut-Out Cookies
  22. Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies
  23. Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
  24. Swirl Butter Cookies
  25. Rolo Double Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
  26. Pecan Tassies Recipe
  27. Frosted Holiday Reindeer cookies
  28. Rolo Stuffed Cookies
  29. Candy Cane Blossoms Recipe
  30. Perfect Macarons
  31. Candy Cane Meringue Cookies
  32. White Chocolate Raspberry Bars
  33. Grasshoppers
  34. Rolo Bites Recipe
  35. Pecan Pie Bars
  36. Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
  37. Nutella No Bake Cookie Recipe
  38. Sugar Cookies
  39. Dipped Oreo Reindeer Cookies
  40. 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars
  41. Peanut Butter Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
  42. Eggnog Logs Cookies
  43. Homemade Oreos with a Candy Cane Cream Filling
  44. Cookie Butter Truffles
  45. Quick and Easy 6 Ingredient Sugar Cookies with Homemade Sprinkles
  46. Easy 4 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
  47. Amazing S’mores Cookies
  48. Molasses Crinkles
  49. Crisp Gingersnaps
  50. Holiday Ginger Cookies

20 Chocolate Recipes Perfect For the Holidays

 

Holiday Chocolate

  1. Peppermint Fluff Bundt Cake
  2. White Chocolate Covered Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats
  3. Make Peppermint Bark
  4. Chocolate Chip Orange Drops
  5. Mint Chocolate M & M Moon Pies
  6. Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Eclairs
  7. French chocolate tarte with dark chocolate ganache
  8. Christmas OREO Cookie Balls
  9. Christmas “Crack”
  10. Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe!
  11. Peanut Butter Frosting The Chocolate Way!
  12. Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
  13. Chocolate Rolled Cookies
  14. Chocolate Covered Spoons
  15. 15-Minute S’mores Bark
  16. Chocolate {Peppermint} Brownies
  17. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe
  18. Insane Brownie Chocolate Cake
  19. Colorful Snickerdoodle Cookies
  20. Dark Chocolate-Milk Chocolate Meringue Cookies

25 Sweet Potato Recipes

Thanksgiving may be over but your entertaining may have just begun. I love to have family and friends over all the time and I love to have different recipes to try. Here are 25 Sweet Potato Recipes that might be perfect for anything between now and Christmas.

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  1. Maple Vanilla Bean Sweet Potato Chips
  2. Sweet Potato Pie Recipe and Tutorial
  3. Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
  4. Sweet Potato Chili
  5. Thai Sweet Potato – Coconut Spread
  6. Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  7. Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  8. Baked Sweet Potato Fritters
  9. Sweet Potato Casserole Cinnamon Marshmallows and a Pepita Streusel
  10. Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
  11. Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  12. Roasted Sweet Potato & Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole
  13. Curried Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew
  14. Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe
  15. sweet potato snickerdoodle cookies
  16. Sweet Potato Biscuits with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butter
  17. Sweet Potato Casserole
  18. Rosemary-Orange Sweet Potatoes
  19. Mashed Sweet Potatoes (that actually freeze well)
  20. Sweet Potato Puff
  21. Meatloaf "Cake" with Sweet Potato "Frosting"
  22. Overloaded Sweet Potatoes Recipe
  23. Sweet Potato Casserole Nibbles
  24. Sweet Potato and Leeks with Honey
  25. Tortilla Espagnola – Spanish Tortilla

The Best Ways to Prepare Green Beans: 40 Green Bean Recipes

To me green beans are a part of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Actually they are a staple for quite a few meals and they can be made so many ways for lunch or dinner. Fried green beans is one of my favorite.  Here are 40 different green bean recipes.

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  1. Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
  2. Fried Green Beans with Lime Aioli Dipping Sauce
  3. Roasted Green Beans with Herbs and Scallions
  4. Roasted Green Beans w/ Pistou
  5. Cranberry Pecan Green Beans
  6. Cracker Barrel Copycat Country Style Green Beans
  7. Vegan Green Bean Casserole – Gluten Free, Grain Free and Paleo Friendly
  8. Fresh Green Bean Walnut Feta Salad
  9. Roasted Green Beans with Onion Garlic
  10. Ejotes con Huevo {she made, ella hace}
  11. Simple and Satisfying Green Beans
  12. Green Beans with Red Onion, Pistachios, and Herbs
  13. Green Bean and Gouda Crescent Bundles {Back to School Blog Party}
  14. Balsamic Citrus Green Beans
  15. Toasted Coconut Green Beans
  16. Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
  17. Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Cherry Tomatoes
  18. Vegan Thanksgiving Green Beans & Glazed Pecans
  19. 20 Minute Meal: Spicy Asian Green Beans and Shrimp
  20. Green Bean Fries Recipe with Spicy Fry Sauce
  21. Garlic Basil Carrots and Green Beans
  22. Green Bean Casserole with Onion Rings
  23. Roasted Whole Green Beans Fries
  24. Green Beans with Sherried Mushrooms and Fried Shallots
  25. Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice
  26. Lebanese Green Beans (Lubee)
  27. Black Bean and Toasted Walnut Green Bean
  28. Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans
  29. Ramen Noodle Recipes: Green Bean Mushroom Casserole!
  30. Sausage and Green Bean Casserole
  31. Green Bean Salad Recipe with Cucumber, Cubanelle Pepper and Tomato
  32. Cranberry Sriracha Green Beans
  33. Sautéed Green Beans with Smoky Shallots
  34. My Nana’s Famous Green Beans
  35. Lemony Green Beans
  36. Lemon Green Beans Amandine
  37. Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
  38. Eat In Recipe: Roasted Balsamic-Parmesan Green Beans & Mushrooms
  39. Almond Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
  40. Beet & Bean Salad Crostini (Plus Giveaway!)