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Dark Chocolate Banana Pops with Pecans

Dark Chocolate Banana Pops with Pecans

These whole-food fruit and chocolate pops are fun, tasty and easy to make ahead. They are low in added sugar, contain antioxidants, and are a good source of fiber and potassium.

Dark Chocolate Banana Pops with Pecans

2 large bananas, …

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Earl Grey Cola

Earl Grey Cola

This homemade cola gets its sweetness from evaporated cane juice, a lower-processed type of cane sugar, rather than relying on high fructose corn syrup. Molasses, spices and vanilla impart a natural cola taste. Selzer water and citrus add bubbly zip, …

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Orange-Pomegranate Roy Rogers

Orange-Pomegranate Roy Rogers

Traditional kiddy cocktails are made with grenadine syrup, which is loaded with sugar and artificial red dyes, which may be linked to attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity in children. This updated crowd-pleasing mocktail gets it color from antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice, …

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Chili-Cumin Skinny Fries with Parmesan and Creamy Scallion Dip

Chili-Cumin Skinny Fries with Parmesan and Creamy Scallion Dip

Potatoes as Mother Nature intended are nutritious, with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, but not when fried in the partially hydrogenated oils (aka trans fat) found at many fast food joints. These potatoes get their crispiness from oven frying, accomplished …

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Oven-Fried Chicken Nuggets with Maple-Dijon Dip

Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets with Maple Dijon Dip

Get all of the crunchy, savory deliciousness from chicken nuggets that your family loves, with the goodness of whole pieces of all-white chicken, not mystery meat.

Oven-Fried Chicken Nuggets with Maple-Dijon Dip

For the chicken:

1/2 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs …

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Turkey & Vegetable Confetti Pizza with Almond-Flaxseed Crust

Turkey and Vegetable Confetti Pizza with Almond Flaxseed Crust

The federal government recently released the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and it revealed that Americans are eating too much sodium and saturated fat—two nutrients that are synonymous with most fast food—which promote health risks. Refined …

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Apple-Cinnamon Whole-Grain Pancake Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Whole-Grain Pancake Muffins

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No time for pancakes? No problem! This recipe allows you to bake all of the batter at once in muffin tins so you can go about with your morning. These fluffy muffins serve …

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Buffalo Grilled Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

There’s no need to call for pizza delivery when you can have these flatbreads ready to eat in under 30 minutes. You get to nosh on 2 generous slices of this pizza for only 150 calories and 2 grams of …

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Garlic and Smoke Popcorn Mix

Homemade microwave popcorn with garlic and smoke

This popcorn mix is big on complex savory smoky taste with 4 grams of filling fiber and 6 grams of satisfying protein per serving. Plus it is low in sodium to help beat the bloat.

Garlic and Smoke Popcorn Mix

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Grab-and-Go Mini Breakfast Casseroles with Cheddar and Spinach

Mini Breakfast Casseroles with Spinach and Cheddar Cheese

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I love a good breakfast casserole, but not the dose of greasy saturated fat from butter and sausage found in traditional recipes. In this version, I add the flavor back in with earthy …

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