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Healthy Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I’m thinking about options for a little sweet treat. (I’ve already shared some ideas for home-cooked meals and DIY gifts.)

Maybe you’re excited to have a special event and splurge a little on the calories. Or maybe you just came home from a vacation to Hawaii where you used up all of your ‘splurge guilt-free’ cards. It could happen to anyone.

No matter the motivation, I’ve rounded up a few recipes that are chocolate and don’t break the bank on calories.

And on that note, haven’t scientists affirmed that chocolate is, in fact, healthy for you? Bless them and bless their work.

The best part about these recipes is that no one will even know that they are actually healthy. It’s just so sneaky. I love it!

 

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Go Pro with These Three Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

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It’s almost time for the Super Bowl (and the Puppy Bowl and Super Bowl commercials, take your pick of which one you’ll spend your time watching!)

No matter which you are watching it’s almost guaranteed you’ll be eating something. Because food and the Super Bowl go together like chips and salsa. (Or chips and guacamole, but more on that later!)

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Asian Pear Salad with Basil, Toasted Almonds and Creamy Ginger Dressing

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I don’t know about you, but the holidays have left me feeling like a partridge in a pear tree. And not in a good way.

With all kinds of health and wellness goals and resolutions circling around social media this days, I decided I would join in on the fun and make a healthy salad that actually tasted good.

One that I would actually look forward to making again and again instead of it serving as a repentant, guild-laden, self-inflicted punishment following the fattening flurry of gingersnaps and eggnog and cheesy green chile casseroles and homemade ravioli (more on that later!).

I know what you’re thinking. Salad can never be as good as gingersnaps.

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Lemony, Herby, Healthy Egg Salad with No Mayo, No Guilt, and Zero Weight Watchers Points

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A friend of mine travelled to the Willamette Valley recently and was going on and on about this egg salad from Red Hills Market. I kept thinking to myself, surely it can’t be that good? Egg salad is egg salad, right? But then she showed me the picture.

And it took my breathe away.

Heavenly, cloud-like whites with specks of bright yellow yolk, heavily spattered with fresh herbs, sea salt, cracked pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. My friend said it wasn’t saucy, heavy, gooey, or gluey. It was simply perfect. continue reading