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Holiday Inspired

Baked Pumpkin Oat Bars

As the weather cools off, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Buuuut there’s not always time to make stove-top oats in the morning, so baked oatmeal bars have become my new go-to. If you don’t like the texture of typical oatmeal, baked oatmeal may be the way to go. It’s like…

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Recipe post by Megan Metropulos, MS, RD, LDN Has fall been officially renamed to pumpkin spice season yet?  One of the things I miss most about living up north is the cooler temperatures and changing leaves that Fall brings. We only get an occasional taste of fall weather in Florida, but I don’t let that stop…

Strawberry Coconut Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a saving grace for a busy life. All you have to do is combine oats (uncooked), milk, greek yogurt and protein powder then let them sit overnight. In the morning they are ready to eat. Add your favorite mix-ins to that simple base, double or triple the recipe, and you’ve got breakfast…

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Double Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies

This is my 3rd year being part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. If I’m being honest, every year I contemplate not doing it. I’m not a very good baker. I’ve gone through the phase of trying to mask black beans in brownies, chickpeas in cookies, decrease the sugar, sub out the oil for…

4-Step Pumpkin Bread

Post by Mary Curnutte, Nutrition Awareness Intern You need a game plan for a filling breakfast over your holiday break. DO NOT skip breakfast in anticipation of a big meal later, you’ll only end up getting overly hungry and eating more in the long run. Trick your family into thinking they’re getting a treat for…

How to Buy the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

The turkey: no Thanksgiving feast is complete without it. There’s always a debate about what you should stuff it with, how you should cook it, how long you should cook it and who gets to break the wishbone. But there’s one more really important question you should be asking, one more step that needs considering before you…

Healthy Christmas Cocktails: Pom-Mintini

Everyone wants to know (especially around the holidays) what’s healthiest possible alcoholic beverage to imbibe in. While a typical 4.5 oz martini has around 248 calories, a 10 oz margarita has around 420 and a 6 oz whiskey sour has about 275, this Pom-Mintini comes in only 107 calories for a 4 ounce glass. You get…