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Tropical Smoothie

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This makes for a great on the go breakfast, or even post workout drink with over 11g of protein!

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of sliced pineapple
  • 1 small honey chobani yogurt (peach or plain work well too)
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Blend together and you are good to go!!

 

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Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

 

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Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream!” – Julia Child 

 

It’s that time of year again… my favorite season!  Bring on the boots and scarves, watch the leaves change color, and embrace the FALL!  For a food blogger, this obviously means lots of baking with apples.  A couple weekends ago my friends and I headed up to Western Mass and enjoyed a nice day of apple picking. 

 

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As a result, I still had tons of apples leftover.  I checked the cupboards and searched through my ingredients to see what types of goodies I could bake for my friends.  The result…. a house filled with delicious fall scents and bellies filled with delicious apple cinnamon pecan muffins. 

 

Servings: 6 muffins

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 large apple sliced and chopped

Steps: 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Peel and chop your apples into small pieces.

3. Beat the egg, melt the butter, and mix them with the other ingredients (including the apples) in a large bowl. 

4. Pour the batter into the cupcake tin filling each slot about 2/3rds full. 

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 

 

Happy baking & Happy fall!!!

 

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Pea Dip

Pea Dip

Okay folks… don’t let the sound of it turn you away! This dip is yummier than it sounds and a great alternative to heavier dips.

Ingredients:

1 can of peas
6 oz. of plain greek yogurt
3 tbsp of water
1 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tbsp of lemon juice

1. Empty your can of peas into a pot of boiling water. Let the peas boil for 2 minutes & drain.
2. Add 3 tbsp of cold water to the peas and either mash your peas with a fork or blend them in a food processor until smooth.
3. Next, add 4-6 ounces of plain greek yogurt (depending how creamy you want your dip to be). Stir well.
4. Add the lemon juice and grated parmesan cheese. Stir and serve with chips of your choice!

Happy dipping! 🙂

Eggplant Bites

Eggplant Bites

“People who love to eat are always the best people” – Julia Child

Serving Size: 5 pieces

Ingredients:

3 mini eggplants (or about 2 medium, or 1 large)
1 tsp of olive oil (or butter- spray butter works also)
pinch of salt & pinch of pepper (optional)
1/2 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
2 tbsp of parmesan cheese
1 egg OR 3 tbsp of eggwhite liquid

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Spray your baking sheet (will need 2 depending how many you are making… or make them in shifts)
3. Cut & throw out the ends of your eggplant.
4. Cut remaining eggplant into medium size strips (easiest way is cutting it in half, and then those pieces in half again, until arriving at the desired size- see picture for an idea)
5. Mix the breadcrumbs and cheese in one bowl, and your egg or egg white in another bowl.
6. Dip the eggplant slices into the egg, then into the breadcrumb/cheese mixture, then place onto the baking sheet.
7. Cook for about 8-10 minutes (or until lightly brown) then FLIP and cook for another 3-5 minutes.

These make a great snack. Or even a side dish for your dinner! Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Happy cooking!