Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
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by Lindsay
1M ago
These Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are bursting with delicious mix-ins and are guaranteed to please a crowd. Hi friends! I’m adding a classic cookie recipe to your arsenal today. Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie – a tried and true staple that never fails. For me, that’s these Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. But it’s also good to have a few more go-to recipes, usually some with fun mix-ins! Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies That’s where this recipe comes in! It’s a classic chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe with hints of cinnamon and lots of chopped walnuts, chocola ..read more
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Sweet and Spicy Pecans and Almonds
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by Lindsay
2M ago
These Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts with Pecans and Almonds are lightly sweetened, with just the right amount of spice. They make a great party appetizer or holiday gift! *This post was originally published 12/2013. Updated 2017 and 2022* Hi Friends! When I originally made this recipe I was on a big almond kick so I made them with just almonds. Since then, I’ve tweaked and updated the recipe and found that making them with pecans is actually my favorite, followed by a mix of almonds and pecans, but if you’re a walnut lover you could definitely throw those in as well. Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts ..read more
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Air Fryer Salmon Bites
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by Lindsay
2M ago
These air fryer salmon bites are quick, easy and delicious. Ready in 5 minutes and an easy way to add protein to salads, bowls and more! Hi friends! Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite way to use my air fryer – Air Fryer Salmon Bites! These little nuggets are SO delicious and cook so quickly. You can easily whip up a batch for a quick lunch or dinner. Thanks to a quick marinade, they’re great by themselves, but they’re also a great addition to lots of different salads and bowls. Easy Air Fryer Salmon Bites Let’s talk about what you need to make these: Salmon Red wine vinegar – adds ..read more
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Chickpea Buckeyes
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by Lindsay
2M ago
These Chickpea Buckeyes are a healthier buckeye recipe – a twist on a classic dessert! They’re full of flavor with an extra boost of fiber as well.  *Originally published 2014. Updated 2017 & 2022* Hi Friends! Let’s talk dessert today, shall we? If you’re from Ohio, or even if you’re not, you’ve probably heard of the classic dessert called Buckeyes. They’re basically sweet balls of peanut butter mixed with butter and powdered sugar, dipped in chocolate to resemble the buckeye nut. A few years ago, I shared a twist on this classic and this year I remade the recipe and decided to give ..read more
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Crunchy Chicken Coleslaw Salad
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by Lindsay
2M ago
This Crunchy Chicken Coleslaw Salad makes the perfect lunch or dinner. The peanut sauce adds flavor and the coleslaw adds crunch! Great way to use leftover chicken. Hi friends! Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of lunch recipe requests so I wanted to share this salad with you. It’s not a traditional leafy green salad because it uses coleslaw but it’s just as delicious and a fun way to change things up. Chicken and Coleslaw Recipe It’s also a great way to use up leftover chicken. In the recipe, I use shredded chicken, but you could use rotisserie chicken, leftover grilled chicken or whatever yo ..read more
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Best Healthy Tortillas {Store-Bought}
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by Lindsay
3M ago
Looking for the best healthy store-bought tortillas? Here are some of my top picks as a Registered Dietitian and some things to keep in mind when choosing a brand for your family. Hi friends! We’re continuing our best store-bought options series. So far we’ve covered: Best Frozen Chicken Nuggets Best Healthy Store Bought Bread Best Boxed Mac and Cheese Healthy Store Bought Granola Bars for Kids Low Sugar Cereals for Kids Best Low Sugar Yogurt Healthy Crackers For Kids & Adults Tortillas have been highly requested for this series and honestly, I’ve been putting it off for a while becaus ..read more
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars
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by Lindsay
3M ago
These No-Bake Protein Bars are a homemade version of your favorite store-bought peanut butter protein bar, without all the crazy ingredients. They’re the perfect snack after a tough workout. **Originally published in 2014.** Hi Friends! These no-bake peanut butter protein bars have been a favorite in our house for almost 10 years now. I first started making them as holiday gifts for friends at the gym and over the years I’ve continued to make them for friends and family whenever they are requested. No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars There are tons of store-bought protein bars out there but t ..read more
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Crockpot Potato Soup with Hash Browns
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by Lindsay
3M ago
This Crockpot Potato Soup with Hash Browns is so easy to make. Pureeing it at the end helps make it thick and creamy without adding any dairy! Hi friends! I’ve got a super easy crockpot recipe to share with you guys today and I have been loving it for the past few weeks. About a month ago I got a craving for potato soup. As usual, life is busy and I am always looking for shortcuts and for this recipe, like so many others, this comes in the form of frozen veggies. I use frozen mixed vegetables all the time in recipes like: One Pot Chicken & Rice Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp & Quinoa Vegan R ..read more
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Slow Cooker Ginger Garlic Flank Steak
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by Lindsay
3M ago
This slow cooker flank steak is flavored with ginger and garlic and packed with protein and vegetables. The best part is you don’t need to sear the meat beforehand! Just slice everything up, cover with sauce and let it cook! *Thanks to the Ohio Beef Council for sponsoring this post* Hi friends! I’m excited to share this crockpot flank steak recipe with you guys. You may remember I’m partnering with the Ohio Beef Council this year and in my last post, I shared these Tater Tot Waffles that many of you have tried and loved! Today I’m sharing a slow cooker recipe because who doesn’t need a new r ..read more
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Air Fryer Steak Bites
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by Lindsay
4M ago
If you’re intimidated by the grill, these air fryer steak bites are the way to go. So easy and they come out perfect every time! Hi friends! I’ve been meaning to share these super easy air fryer steak bites for a while now. My daughter is a huge steak fan and she loves these. If you prefer to cut your steak while eating, you can definitely cook full steaks in the air fryer, I just find it easier to do the cutting beforehand and then the bites are ready to serve to my kids right away after cooking. How long to cook steak in the air fryer? Since we’re making steak bites, they cook super quickl ..read more
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