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Make-Ahead Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus

Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus is an easy and delicious way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Serve with fruit, graham crackers, and cinnamon chips for dessert or afternoon snack. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Whether or not you like traditional hummus made with garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), dessert hummus is something you may want to…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Rich & creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles are a decadent gluten-free treat made healthier with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, natural peanut butter, & dark chocolate. Pin the Recipe *Originally published February 2015. Updated February 2020* Chocolate + Peanut Butter = ❤ Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I really…

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad

Maple-roasted delicata squash tops cider-infused quinoa and is garnished with thyme and pomegranate seeds in this easy, yet elegant side dish that’s perfect for the holidays or any day of the week. Pin the Recipe I don’t know about you, but I love all the seasonal ingredients this time of year. Cranberries, pears, pomegranates, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes and winter…

Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade unsweetened cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar.  Pin the Recipe Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I know your kids will love. In fact, my kids made this recipe with me, which was more than half the fun. *Did you see…

Healthier Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Get the essence of fall when you bite into this healthier, dairy-free and nut-free spiced pumpkin bread, scented with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Pin the Recipe In eighth grade my classmates and I were allowed to take a cooking elective. This was long before I was interested in becoming a dietitian. I certainly never thought I would be a…

Creamy Pureed Mushroom Soup + 6 Things to Know About Mushrooms

Learn all about mushrooms and then satisfy your cravings for an umami-rich meal with this thick and creamy pureed mushroom soup – no cream added! Pin the Recipe Originally posted March 2016 following the sponsored Mushroom Council farm tour. Updated September 2019 as part of a sponsored campaign for Mushroom Month. As always, all opinions are my own.  September is a…

Ricotta Berry Oatmeal Cups

Start the morning with these Ricotta Berry Oatmeal Cups, a nutritious and delicious breakfast the whole family will enjoy even when rushing out the door!  Pin the Recipe Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. Yours too? How perfect that you’re visiting my site and reading this recipe post right now! I won’t go into all the benefits…

Quick & Easy Parmesan Crisps

Impress your guests with these gourmet-looking Quick and Easy Parmesan crisps, perfect for your next cocktail party!  Pin this Recipe Some things seem more difficult than they are. Parmesan crisps are one of them. In the past, when I have seen these crisps out at restaurants I have thought, “these are so delicious and pretty, but they’re probably hard to make. And…

Chocolate Baked Oatmeal with Berries & Almond Milk

Start the morning on a delicious and healthy note with this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal with Berries and Almond Milk – an easy make-ahead and freezer-friendly breakfast for the family. Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always all opinions are my own….

Holiday Appetizer Board with Red Onion Jam

Kick off your holiday gatherings on a delicious foot by serving a beautiful appetizer board including cheese, vegetables, whole grain crackers, and a reduced added sugar red onion jam. Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always…

Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby

Take advantage of fresh cranberries and wake up to this Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby – a simple, delicious, and festive brunch for the fall and holiday season! Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by The Cranberry Institute as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always all opinions…