Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

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Your favorite fall flavors with little bursts of chocolate, all in a super quick, easy and portable snack that packs in so much healthy goodness, and is also gluten-free, nut-free, and can be made vegan. They won’t be around for long, so make sure you get your hand on some of these Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip… 

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Mini Caprese Polenta Pizzas for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper and Gallo Family Vineyards are helping you get ready for football season with food and wine for Tailgating on Your Home Turf. You can’t go wrong with either food-lovers and football-lovers when you transform a favorite appetizer salad into much-loved game day munchies and make Mini Caprese Polenta Pizzas. Mini Caprese Polenta Pizzas

Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings

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A little sweet, a little heat, these sticky little bites will be devoured by everyone at your party. For a fun new party or tailgate appetizer, whip up a batch of Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings. Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings

Sesame Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) for #SundaySupper

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As we transition from summer into fall, now is the time for all things squash, so #SundaySupper is throwing our very own Squash Fest, with recipes for everything from zucchini to spaghetti and butternut to pumpkin. Sesame Noodles are an old favorite, and Zoodles are all the rage. No cooking is required when you combine… 

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Vermont Meets New Jersey Ultimate Cobb Salad #LegacyRecipe

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Inspired by my home and my “home away from home” where we vacation every other year, I took the classic Cobb Salad, incorporated local, seasonal vegetables from the Garden State, and added some ingredients produced in the Green State to create the Vermont Meets New Jersey Ultimate Cobb Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing…. 

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Mini Banana Nutella Cheesecake Parfaits {#glutenfree option} for #SundaySupper

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Whether it’s a tailgate or a cocktail party, we all love little bites, so #SundaySupper is here with Tantalizing Trays – appetizers, mini desserts, all kind of nibbles for any gathering. Rich chocolate hazelnut goodness perfectly paired with bits of banana, all lightened up with Greek yogurt and built in portion control, for a miniature… 

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DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups & #LoveChex #Giveaway

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Are you looking for a quick and easy make ahead breakfast that’s nutritious, delicious and fun? And one that even those with gluten allergies or sensitivities can enjoy, thanks to new Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal? Get the kids in the kitchen and let them customize their own DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups. DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups

Agave Lime Lemonade – Guest Post from Foxes Love Lemons

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This Agave Lime Lemonade is part lemonade, part limeade, and 100% simple to stir up. Agave Lime Lemonade Nice to meet you, Cupcakes & Kale Chips fans! I’m Lori, and I blog at Foxes Love Lemons. I’m all about simple yet special meals made at home. I also like to share tips from my time… 

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Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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Sweet and tangy, and made with fresh blueberries, forget the bottled stuff and add a burst of flavor to any salad with this easy and tasty Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

{#GlutenFree optional} Toasted Marshmallow Brownie Batter Chunk No Churn Ice Cream for #IceCreamWeek

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What’s better than licking the bowl? How about turning it into a frozen dessert swirled with gooey roasted marshmallows and filled with pieces of your favorite chocolate? And you can easily make it gluten free! Forget s’mores and make Toasted Marshmallow Brownie Batter Chunk No-Churn Ice Cream. {Gluten Free optional} Toasted Marshmallow Brownie Batter Chunk… 

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Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches for #IceCreamWeek

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Experience the “joy” of a favorite candy bar in a frozen dessert form with yummy coconut gelato or sorbet or ice cream sandwiched between two fudgy, nutty cookies. For a frosty treat, it doesn’t get much better than Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches. Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches Welcome to Ice… 

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Nutella Swirl Toffee Crunch No Churn Ice Cream for #IceCreamWeek

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The creamiest ice cream, swirled with ribbons of chocolate hazelnut spread and studded with crunchy bits of toffee, and you don’t even need a ice cream maker. You are just five ingredients (and a few hours in the freezer, if you can wait) away from a scoop or three of Nutella Swirl Toffee Crunch No… 

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Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls for #SundaySupper

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Like all the kids out there, #SundaySupper is heading Back to School. One the way out the door, packed into a lunchbox, while working on homework, or getting ready to play after school, kids (and even adults) need fuel to get through busy days. For a quick and easy snack that the kids will love,… 

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Blueberry & Grilled Peach Quinoa Parfaits

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Here in my home state of New Jersey, the store shelves are overflowing with local blueberries and peaches. They are a perfect combination in this healthy snack that is also nutritious enough for breakfast, but still sweet and satisfying for a dessert. Make the most of late summer fruit in these Blueberry & Grilled Peach Quinoa… 

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Breakfast Bacon Enchiladas – Guest Post from The Texan New Yorker

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Hello Cupcakes and Kale Chips readers! I’m Julie from The Texan New Yorker, and I am so honored and thrilled to be guest posting for Brianne today. In addition to reading her blog, I also follow Cupcakes and Kale Chips on Facebook, and Brianne is now my go-to girl on knowing which day/week/month is which… 

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Blueberry, Peaches and Cream Green Smoothies for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper wants to help the flavors of summer last a little longer by giving you recipes and tips for saving the summertime harvest. I’m going to give you a few tips for freezing berries, plus my secret ingredient for how to make the creamiest Blueberry, Peaches & Cream Green Smoothies. Blueberry, Peaches & Cream Green… 

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Bacon Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad for #ChooseDreams #WeekdaySupper

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American Family Insurance is inspiring all of us to #ChooseDreams, and that means sitting down not only to #SundaySupper with our families, but also throughout the week. So we are also bringing you a month of #WeekdaySupper recipes for a Family Healthy Fit Lifestyle. For comfort food flavors in a healthy, satisfying dish that is easy… 

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Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Poppers – Guest Post from Simply Healthy Family

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Greetings from the Beautiful Sonoran Desert! My name is Gwen and I’m the owner of the blog Simply Healthy Family where I focus on healthy, delicious whole foods that the whole family will love. I try to keep it simple and kid friendly without sacrificing flavor. I like to say we are mostly gluten free,… 

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Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki) for @Beef #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper is teaming up with the Beef Checkoff to highlight and celebrate the versatility of beef. Travel to Greece (or even just your favorite Mediterranean restaurant) without going any further than the grill in your backyard by making Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki). Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki)

Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Greek Salad

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Fresh, light, and healthy, with juicy tomatoes, briny olives, crumbly feta cheese, and a light lemon and oregano dressing, all the flavors of the Mediterranean shine in Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Greek Salad. Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Greek Salad

Apple & Blue Cheese Chicken Salad

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So you grilled up a bunch of chicken the other day, “roasted” one in your slow cooker, or picked up a rotisserie bird from the grocery store, and today you don’t want to heat up your kitchen. But you do want a healthy and delicious lunch or dinner. Clearly it’s time for chicken salad with… 

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S’Mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups for #SundaySupper

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We are deep in the heart of BBQ Party season, so of course #SundaySupper had to join in the summer fun! I combined two classic desserts into one adorable little bite (that you can even make gluten-free!). So even if your barbecue only has a grill, don’t worry. There’s no campfire required for these S’Mores Chocolate… 

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Pineapple Yogurt Popsicles – Guest Post from The Bitter Side of Sweet

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Who wants a popsicles for breakfast? My kids do! Everyday! So I came up with Pineapple Yogurt Popsicles to satisfy their cravings and my anxiety of pops for breakfast! Pineapple Yogurt Popsicles Hi everyone! I’m Nancy from The Bitter Side of Sweet! Normally you see me here doing Tasty Sweet round ups for Brianne but… 

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Mango Avocado Quinoa Chicken Salad for #ChooseDreams #WeekdaySupper

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American Family Insurance is inspiring all of us to #ChooseDreams, and that means sitting down not only to #SundaySupper with our families, but also throughout the week. So we are also bringing you a month of #WeekdaySupper Family Favorites Turned Healthy. For a cool dinner or lunches all week, make a big batch of rich and… 

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Buffalo and Blue Cheese Chicken Salad for #SundaySupper

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The mercury is rising, so #SundaySupper is here with an entire menu for Summer Chillin’ – meaning food served cold to help you beat the heat. And who says a cool lunch or dinner can’t heat you up with a kick of spice? Get your favorite hot wings flavor, including the carrots and blue cheese… 

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Banana & Avocado Popsicles – Guest Post from The NY Melrose Family

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There’s nothing that screams summer more than fun Summer Desserts like popsicles. Over at The NY Melrose Family, my girls would eat popsicles for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I would let them. I’m not that “cool” though. My girls are 4 and 1 so I feel it’s important to give them sweets that are… 

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Stars & Stripes #Giveaway – Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

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Are you ready for summer? To celebrate, Carrie from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen gathered some awesome food bloggers to help kick off summer with the STARS & STRIPES GIVEAWAY where you could win your very own KitchenAid 5qt. Artisan Stand Mixer in your choice of either Empire Red, White or Blue Willow. Stars & Stripes Giveaway… 

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Berry Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups {#glutenfree option} for #SundaySupper

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Fourth of July, Canada Day, Bastille Day, or just the lazy, hazy days of summer, it’s time for a big #SundaySupper picnic. I’m bringing dessert – your favorite chocolate chip cookies (even gluten-free ones) as cupcake crusts capped with a Greek yogurt cheesecake topping hiding a bright red, juicy raspberry. Add a strawberry and blueberry… 

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