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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Sweet potatoes are a quintessential part of our family’s holiday traditions- in fact, I can’t remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas without them on the table. Growing up, my aunt was hailed for making an amazing sweet potato casserole with pecan crunch topping.  Every casserole she made contained a whole lot of love… and butter… and sugar! Essentially, our traditional sweet potato casserole probably deserved a place on the dessert table…

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Cheesy Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

The most popular and widely consumed “vegetable” among Americans is the potato.  While it contains 70% of your daily Vitamin C needs along with 25%+ potassium and B-6 and a nice boost of fiber, let’s be honest and admit that most people are not eating the whole potato, skin and all.  Research shows that most Americans don’t consume the recommended 2-3 cups of veggies per day…

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Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken & Black Beans

Life without Mexican food is like no life at all. –Unknown

Agree?!  To date, I haven’t met an individual that doesn’t like tex-mex!  But you don’t have to go to the local Mexican restaurant to get your fix!  This easy slow cooker recipe is so simple and delicious!  By utilizing some pantry ingredients and your spice cabinet, you can throw this together in a matter of minutes!

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No-Bake Carrot Cake Snack Balls

This dietitian adores carrot cake.  Adores with a capital “A.” Growing up, each person in my family got to choose what type of cake we wanted to enjoy on our birthday and every year, there was no need to even have a discussion with me- carrot cake with cream cheese icing.  I was a little bit predictable. Through the years I have attempted making healthier versions of my beloved treat…some good and others an epic fail.

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What to Drink When You Don’t Want Water

It is no hidden secret that we all need to drink water.  Every day. About 8-12 glasses.  Without fail.  
When I was in college, I was a professional water drinker- really!  It was my lifestyle.  It was normal.  But as we all know, life changes and some habits become more challenging. Now, as a busy mommy, I must make a very concerted effort each day to drink water.  Sip, sip!   

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