2 Ingredient Soft Serve “Ice Cream”

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Just two ingredients are all you need to make this fresh take on soft serve.
But if you want to layer on the toppings, don’t worry—we won’t tell!

So, go on! Enjoy a this healthy take on an all time Favorite!

Here is the recipe…….

2 Ingredient Soft Serve “Ice Cream” 

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Peanut Butter and Berry Smoothie

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You probably have never had peanut butter like this! No guilt, just good taste and a nice, healthy kick of protein!

Blend in fresh fruit for a smooth shake that’s berry delicious. So, Start your day off right or take a minute to enjoy a mid-afternoon snack packed with goodies to keep you moving the rest of the day.

This is sure to become a favorite!

Here is the recipe…….

Peanut Butter and Berry Smoothie

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Healthy Eating Your Way

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Eating Healthy shouldn’t be difficult or expensive.

Or boring! Pasta? Why Not? Fried Chicken? Bring it!

We have tracked down the best healthy versions of everyone’s favorite foods!

Without sacrificing taste!

Time to amazing your family with a healthy dish they will love!

Here is the link for this amazing recipe..

 

Healthy Eating Your Way

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Whoopie Pies

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A decadent twist on a classic dessert snack! Mix and store the chocolate peanut butter frosting in advance, then whip up some whoopie pies the next time you deserve a special treat.

Recipe Ingredients

For the cake:
Smart Balance® Non-Stick Cooking Spray – Original
5 tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup Smart Balance® Low Fat Milk and Omega-3s
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp Smart Balance® Blended Butter Sticks
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg

 For the filling:

1 cup Smart Balance® Natural Dark Chocolate Chunky Peanut Butter Spread
1/2 cup Smart Balance® Original Buttery Spread, room temperature
1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp salt

Recipe Steps

To prepare the cakes:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

 In a small bowl or your measuring cup, combine the milk and vanilla extract and set aside.

 In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat until well incorporated. With your mixer on low, begin to slowly add the flour mixture and milk mixture in batches. Begin and end with the flour, scrape the side of the bowl as needed, mixing until smooth.

 Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, scoop the batter and place it on the prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until the cake bounces back when touched in the center. Remove from the cookie sheet immediately and cool on a wire rack.

To prepare the filling:

Beat together the peanut butter, butter, confectioners’ sugar and salt on medium-low speed until smooth. Turn the speed up to high and beat until lightened in color and texture, about 1 minute. Spread roughly 1 tablespoon of filling on the bottom, flat half of one cake and sandwich with another cake half.

 Store in an airtight container or wrap individually in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 4 days.

 Recipe note: Using room temperature ingredients will ensure that the cakes spread and puff up to the intended size.

 Nutrition Facts

Makes 30 servings. 1 whoopie pie per serving.

 Nutrition Per Serving:

Calories 172
Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
2g
Trans Fatty Acid 
0g
Poly Fat 2g
Mono Fat 4g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
233mg
Carbohydrates
21g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Total Sugars
13g
Protein
3g

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What To Eat Now: Apples

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There are many reasons to celebrate the beginning of autumn: beautiful foliage, kids back in school
(okay, not everyone finds that a reason to celebrate), and, last but not least, a bumper crop of juicy and delicious 
apples.

Apples are a staple of dessert and breakfast, but if you ignore their possibilities in savory dishes, you’re also denying yourself the whole range of flavors these fruits impart. The sweet crunch of apples pairs beautifully with roasted pork, as most of us know.

Perhaps more unexpectedly, though, apples also taste great alongside kale and mustard in an autumn salad, and with a salmon plate spiked with fennel.

Whether you choose to include apples in a main dish or as part of a sweet treat to finish the meal, the fruit’s wide range of flavors and textures will give you plenty of options. And with more than 100 varieties widely available in the U.S., you’ll even be able to make the same recipe again and again with different apples each time.

And that’s an idea worth celebrating.

Here is the link….

autumn apples

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