5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Fresh Sage

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~ This delicious Pumpkin Hummus has just 5 ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes flat! Filled with the comforting, savory flavors of pumpkin and sage, it’s an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. It can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties … and for quick snacking … Continue reading

Crunchy Granola Snack Bites + The Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival

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+ My Epic Showdown with a Parade Balloon ~ These energy balls are filled with protein and whole grains to keep you full and power you through whatever the day might hold! Our Crunchy Granola Snack Bites are easy no-bakes that freeze beautifully for busy days. They’re crunchy, chewy and … Continue reading

Mediterranean Deviled Egg Recipe with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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~ This incredibly easy Mediterranean-inspired deviled egg recipe features creamy roasted red pepper hummus, and just the right flavor-elevating combination of pepper strips, basil, green onions and paprika. Fast enough to serve at last-minute picnics and tailgates, yet stunning enough to headline a black-tie event. They’re protein-packed and delicious … and they can even be made ahead! … Continue reading

2-Ingredient Frozen Dog Treat Recipe (That Uses Up Leftover Chicken!)

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~ This super-easy Frozen Dog Treat recipe has just 2 simple ingredients dogs love – a total snap to make! Bonus: it’s the perfect way to use up leftover chicken! ~ They don’t call ’em “The Dog Days of Summer” for nothin’! It’s been hot, hot, hot here in normally temperate Ohio … Continue reading

Frozen Grapes on a Stick (Easiest-Ever Grape Popsicles)

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~ Frozen grapes are deliciously transformed into perfectly simple, amazingly refreshing popsicles. So easy to make! These frozen grape pops are absolutely the post-workout snack I crave – daydream about! – all summer long! ~ Once upon a time, I had no idea that frozen grapes were such a thing. I just knew … Continue reading

Rainbow Veggie Kabobs

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~ Veggies and dip? An absolute must-have at every party and summer picnic! But these easy Rainbow Veggie Kabobs are so much more fun than a plain-old veggie tray! Just like your fave fruit kabobs … but with garden-fresh veggies! A great summer project for the kiddos, too – they’ll scarf … Continue reading

5-Minute Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla

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~ This easy, cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla recipe takes just minutes to throw together! With fiber-rich whole grains and lots of protein, it’s perfect as a quick meal or a hearty, nourishing, keep-you-powered-up snack! Plus, it’s got all the delicious flavors of a pepperoni pizza – a total family favorite anytime! … Continue reading

10 All-Time Best Healthy Snack Ideas

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Very Best Healthy Recipes Series: Part 4 ~ We asked our food blogger friends each to share their one, all-time most popular healthy recipe, and several said that a quick, easy snack recipe was their readers’ absolute favorite! The next time the munchies strike, try whipping up one of these healthy snack … Continue reading

5 of the All-Time Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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Very Best Healthy Recipes Series: Part 3 ~ When we polled fellow food bloggers, asking for their very most popular healthy recipe, several of them said that their all-time biggest hit was a simple, healthy smoothie! These reader-favorite smoothie recipes are perfect for breakfast, or for power snacks to re-energize you on busy … Continue reading

Reuben-Topped Irish Nachos

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~ Typical Irish Nachos swap in potatoes for tortilla chips before being piled high with Mexican-style nacho toppings. But our version of Irish Nachos gets even more full-on Irish-y … they’re topped with the ever-popular flavors of a reuben sandwich! Easy to make and seriously delicious (with healthy tweaks all along … Continue reading

Naturally Sweetened Pot o’ Gold Applesauce

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~ This Naturally Sweetened Pot o’ Gold Applesauce is such a fun St. Patrick’s Day snack! It’s quick and easy – and so healthy, too! With natural sweetness from a surprising (golden!) mix-in, your kids will love the luck-o-the-Irish twist, and you’ll love all the great nutrition! ~ ~by Amy … Continue reading

Shamrock Veggie Skewers

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~ These easy Shamrock Veggie Skewers are a perfect St. Patrick’s Day appetizer for parties, and a fun, healthy after-school snack! Plus, if you happen to catch a leprechaun (lucky you!), you’ll know just what to feed him! ~ ~by Ty Ever build a leprechaun trap? One of those crazy … Continue reading

Cheesy Oven-Baked Pizza Fries

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~ Mmmmmmm … Pizza Fries … without the guilt! These baked french fries are so easy to make, and always a total hit! They’re loaded with awesome, cheesy pizza flavor! Bonus: because they’re baked (and you’re gonna pile ’em high with lots of veggies), they’re healthy, too! ~ You probably don’t envision me … Continue reading

Cranberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

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~ This Cranberry and Goat Cheese Crostini recipe is a delightful, healthy appetizer that takes virtually no time to make (you can even prep it mostly ahead). Serve this piled beautifully on individual toasts, or offer it as a dip with crackers – so versatile! Tart and creamy, these delicious little bites are the ideal way to start any … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Candied Pecans

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~ These Pumpkin Pie Spiced Candied Pecans come together in a snap and are delicious and healthy! Perfect for a quick snack, as an appetizer, and also a thoughtful gift! ~ You know how there are certain foods that are so good you just want to keep eating them? These candied nuts … Continue reading

Apple Monsters – A Nut-Free, Healthy Halloween Treat!

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~ Halloween treats can be healthy, too! These silly monster faces will be sure to make your kiddos giggle, and you’ll be thrilled with the nutritious snack they’re begging for during Halloween! Made with nut-free butter, these allergy-friendly Apple Monsters are perfect for class parties, too! ~ These little monsters … Continue reading

No-Bake Apple Pie Cheesecake Pinwheels

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~ The perfect quick snack to keep you fueled up and full of energy! Crunchy nut-free butter, smooth reduced-fat cream cheese, and crisp sweet-tart apples … like little no-bake apple pie cheesecakes, all rolled into cute, delicious pinwheels! You’ll be powered up and ready for the adventures ahead! ~ *We partnered … Continue reading

Hummus Deviled Eggs

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~ These Hummus Deviled Eggs combine two all-time favorite appetizers – homestyle deviled eggs and creamy, nutritious hummus – into one amazing little bite! Creamy, tangy and so totally irresistible! They’re the perfect comfort-food appetizer for any picnic or potluck, but are just as terrific as an upscale, passed hors d’oeuvre. Easy to … Continue reading