No-Bake Apricot Chia Energy Bars {#glutenfree #nutfree #vegan}

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Sweet and chewy with little bits of crunch (and white chocolate, if you like), it literally takes minutes to make this healthy, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, vegan snack. But don’t let all those scary buzzwords scare you away, because these might be one of my favorite snack recipes to date. My boys and… 

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55 Tailgating Recipes and a KitchenAid #Giveaway

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Are you ready for some football? Well, if not, I’m sure you’re at least ready for some tailgate food. No? Then maybe you just want to get ready to do some autumn or holiday baking. I’ve got you all covered today. Jaime, my Yummy Eats contributor, put together this awesome collection of 55 Tailgating Recipes…. 

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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

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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Peanut Butter Golden Grahams Popcorn Bark

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It’s Improv Challenge day for July, and for this month, it’s time to start singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” because we’ve got Popcorn & Peanuts! This snack mix may be a bit too sticky to bring out to a baseball game, but get yourself a bowl to munch (and a napkin) on while… 

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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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Very Berry Frosted Cheerios & Popcorn Snack Mix and #BigGCerealMovies #Giveaway

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When you and the kids are curled up on the couch watching a movie, you need snacks. But you can still have movie night munchies that are a little healthier and give you the crunch you crave with just a bit of white chocolate indulgence, like this Very Berry Frosted Cheerios & Popcorn Snack Mix. Very… 

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Spinach Parmesan White Bean Dip with @Wheatthins #PoppedWheatThins #spon

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When you are looking for The Ultimate Snack for those rumbly tummies that is full of crunch and flavor, and provides whole grains, along with protein, vegetables and, well, cheese, then grab some Wheat Thins Popped Chips, veggies, and this quick, easy, five-ingredient Spinach Parmesan White Bean Dip. Spinach Parmesan White Bean Dip

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Mini Muffins

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These little muffins are one of my kids’ favorite snack – sweet, moist, and bite-sized. And it is also one of my favorite snacks to give them because they are filled with whole-grains and vegetables, but not a lot of added sugar. So as you are hitting you farmers markets this spring and summer, or… 

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Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites)

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For a quick and easy, portable snack that you can throw together super fast as you are heading out the door, and is vegan, gluten-free, nutritious and delicious, you just need a few ingredients to roll up these Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites). Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites)

Happy Birthday {Healthier} Double Chocolate Chip Muffins with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting

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Rich and chocolaty, but made with a few healthy ingredients, whether you want a slightly decadent breakfast or a slightly healthier treat, any kid (or adult) would love to celebrate with or just snack on Happy Birthday {Healthier} Double Chocolate Chip Muffins with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting. Happy Birthday {Healthier} Double Chocolate Chip Muffins… 

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Five-Ingredient Double Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Energy Bars {copycat Lara Bars}

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Chewy chocolaty-cherry bars, dotted with bits of pistachio and white chocolate, when you need an on-the-go, portable snack, or even a healthy treat, whip up a batch of these easy, tasty, gluten-free, and easily-made vegan Five-Ingredient Double Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Energy Bars {copycat Lara Bars}. Disclaimer: Mini Babybel® provided me with product for this review. However,… 

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Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Popcorn

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It’s April 1st, and I made you ice cream… APRIL FOOLS!!! While this may remind you of sunny day ice cream treats and is super fun to make and eat with your kids (or for yourself), it’s actually a healthy snack. Popcorn is a whole grain and naturally gluten free, and the glaze is easily… 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Green Smoothie

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Then why not combine the yummy flavors of a classic PB&J – berries and, of course, peanut butter – with another kid favorite – smoothies – to give your little (or big) ones all kinds of nutrition from protein-packed Greek yogurt and vitamin-rich spinach or… 

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{healthier} Glazed Mexican Chocolate Popcorn

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Planning a movie date night in with your sweetie? Need a crunchy, sweet snack that had a bit of chocolate and just a little kick to spice things up? And as an added bonus, it’s healthy, whole grains, gluten free, and can easily be made vegan. Get ready to dig in to a (guilt-free) bowl… 

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Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Popcorn for #SundaySupper

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As we come to the close of 2013, for #SundaySupper this week, we are sharing recipes inspired by our Reflections & Resolutions – looking back on 2013 and ahead to 2014 and the occasions and events we celebrated, accomplishments we achieved, things we want to change or improve, and what we have planned. For my… 

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Chai Tea Abominable Snow Buddies for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper is definitely in the holiday spirit this week, with an entire menu of recipes inspired by our favorite seasonal movies, TV shows and songs. One of my favorites this time of year is the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and what could be better than curling up to watch everyone’s favorite band of Christmas… 

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Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies – December Improv Challenge

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We’re back for another Improv Challenge, and I love that instead of going with something stereotypically “late December”, like eggnog or peppermint or gingerbread, we are all whipping up recipes using Lime & White Chocolate! I decided to make pie. Only a whole lot easier. All the flavor of the classic Key Lime Pie in… 

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Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus and a Vitamix #Giveaway

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You saw it in The Bug’s lunchbox on Facebook.  I gave you a sneak peek on Instagram.  Everyone’s been clamoring for it.  And no, I’m not talking about the free blender (though more on that in a minute).  It’s a sweet and savory autumn twist on everyone’s favorite, perfect for lunch or a snack.  It’s Maple… 

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Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Smoothie (with optional “Green”)

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Mmm, chocolaty goodness, pumpkin spiciness, creamy, dreamy, and yet totally healthy enough for breakfast – this Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is all of the above!  Add the optional “green” and you get two veggies before you even walk out the door in the morning.

Mama Monday: Easy Halloween Treats with @GeneralMills Monster Cereals and @YoplaitGreek

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Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt and General Mills provided samples of the Monster Cereals.  As always, all opinions are my own. Do you want some quick and easy Halloween treats you can make with your kids, whether you want goodies for one kid or twenty?  Just a few ingredients plus General… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – {Gluten Free} Cheddar Crackers for #BackToSchoolWeek

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We interrupt you from your regularly scheduled peek inside The Bug’s lunchbox for Day 3 of #BackToSchoolWeek, and I’ve got an alternative to those Goldfish and Cheez-Its with some {Gluten Free} Cheddar Crackers.  But don’t let the “gluten free” scare you off – no crazy flours or funky ingredients.  Trust me on this one…

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Muffins – Guest Post from Sweet Twist of Blogging

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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Vanilla Donuts with Blueberry Lemon Glaze – Guest Post from Je suis alimentageuse

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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Peanut Butter Butterscotch Popcorn – Guest Post from The Doctorate Housewife

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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