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Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Brussel Sprouts are a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but this recipe is so easy and so very delicious, you’ll be craving it all year long! Crisp bacon, crunchy cashews and flavorful shallots combine with a simple, punchy sauce to elevate sautéed Brussel sprouts to a truly special side dish!

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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These delicious no-bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls (aka Quick and Healthy Snack Bites) are loaded with nutrition to keep you powered up and energized – filled with lots of whole grains, fiber and protein! They’re quick and easy to make, and freezable, too. A healthy snack your family will love, and you’ll feel absolutely terrific about giving them!

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Italian Stuffed Peppers

These Italian Stuffed Peppers feature your favorite pizza-inspired flavors! They’re packed with Italian sausage and pepperoni, along with the traditional ground beef. Plus, they’ve got zesty sauce and a double-hit of melty mozzarella. Bonus for busy families: they’re ready in under 30, and you can make them ahead for busy nights!

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Tomato and Onion Salad with Peppers

~ This super EASY Tomato and Onion Salad gets an extra boost of flavor from vibrant, crunchy peppers. It’s a signature summer recipe from one of the very best cooks I’ve ever known – my Oma! And, it only takes 5 minutes to make! ~

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Italian Grilled Hamburgers

~ These flavor-packed Italian Grilled Hamburgers feature a unique mix of ground beef and Italian sausage. All seasoned with zesty, savory Italian spices, and piled high with grilled peppers and onions, juicy tomato, and a warm, melty slice of fresh mozzarella. They’re easy to make, plus you can prep them in advance – so even a busy weeknight can feel like a festive backyard grill party! (Pssssst … no grill? We’ve got alternate directions for you!) ~

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

~ Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is always a crowd-pleaser! The perfect appetizer for all sorts of parties, from summer potlucks to family holidays – and definitely for sports parties and tailgates. Even better, this recipe features handy shortcuts (hello, slow cooker!), plus upgrades to slash calories and fat (don’t worry, though – nobody will even notice)! ~

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Chia Pudding Recipes

~ These chia pudding recipes will definitely inspire you with their creative flavors … so many unique ideas! And of course, they’re all nutritious and easy to make ahead for busy days. Perfect meal prep solutions for power breakfasts, energizing snacks, or decadent (but guilt-free) desserts! ~

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Easy Italian Pasta Salad

~ Italian Pasta Salad is always a hit … but classic pasta salad recipes are typically loaded with unwanted fat and white carbs. This easy recipe has all the bold flavors you love, but a few simple tweaks make it so much healthier, too! It’s the perfect dish to share at picnics and potlucks. Or keep it stashed in the fridge for a quick side dish all week long! ~

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