30 Minute Roasted Cherry Tomato Chipotle Salsa

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Chips and guac will always be my forever love, but chips and salsa are a close second. Give me any Mexican food, and I am a happy girl. With margs added into the mix, of course. This salsa is super flavorful, has 6 ingredients, and only takes 30 minutes to prepare, minus chilling time. You can totally eat it room temp though! This would be a great addition to your memorial weekend spread.
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Blueberry Chia Jam Stuffed Oatmeal Banana Bread (gf)

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Banana bread will always be one of my favorite indulgences. There’s something so comforting and nostalgic about the wonderful scent that fills the house when it’s baking. If you’re anything like me and have little to no self control when it comes to banana bread, it’s kinda dangerous to have a whole loaf sitting around. This is a much healthier option to cure that banana bread craving that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. And the CHIA JAM. Oh my god. It’s so darn good. The texture of those chewy little seeds and fresh blueberry flavor in between the oat-y cinnamon-y banana bread layers is to die for…and this recipe is gluten free, flour free, and refined sugar free! Magic.
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Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Grilled Corn Cotija Salsa and Avocado

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These burgers are seriously one of my favorite things I’ve had in awhile. I know I say that a lot, but these are SO good and the corn cotija salsa MAKES it. I can’t get enough corn in the summer, especially when it’s grilled. This is almost like Mexican street corn, but in salsa form…so if that doesn’t convince you to make these, I don’t know what will. Also the burgers are super healthy! I used 99% lean ground turkey, and whole wheat buns, and just a little crumbled cheese in the salsa for salty creaminess. I could eat these every darn day.
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Lavender Mint Vodka Lemonade

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Get ready for the most refreshing summer drink. These are SO delicious and actually a little dangerous. The lemonade pairs so well with the subtle floral lavender and slight mint flavor. I usually don’t consider myself the best mixologist, but these are amazing. My mom can attest to that too..I made her 3 of these in an hours time..they are the perfect cocktail to drink outside and enjoy on the weekend. Hurry up summer!
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4 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Covered Banana Nut Butter Bites

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I am seriously loving this quick treat right now. It cures that sweet craving without sabotaging your healthy eating efforts. If you’re anything like me, you’re a huge sucker for peanut butter and dark chocolate. These combine my favorite flavors into one cute little bite, and they are SO simple and customizable! You can use any nut butter you like, and any type of chocolate. Top them with cinnamon, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sea salt, granola, sprinkles; really anything you’re in the mood for!
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Seared Scallops with Sweet Corn Purée, Crumbled Bacon, and Tomato Chive Salsa

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Scallops will forever be one of my favorite foods. There’s something about their delicate flavor and sweetness when caramelized. I can’t get enough! My dad is the same way. I’ve learned well from both of my parents..they both have great palates. Growing up around such amazing food and family influenced a huge part of who I am today. I was always obsessed with food, from the time I was two years old, stealing food from my (at the time), 7 year old brother’s plate. There was never any stopping me and my appetite..and I can tell you not much has changed 🙂
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Build your own smoothie bowl bar!

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I’ve been SO excited to share this post with you! It’s no secret that I am a lover of smoothie bowls and acai/pitaya bowls, and well, just smoothies in general. There’s just something about eating a smoothie with a spoon and decorating it with a bunch of your favorite superfood toppings. It’s SO fun! And satisfying. Plus, you’re getting a ton of nutrients. What could be better?
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Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze (paleo, grain-free, gluten-free)

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Trust me when I say you’d never know these donuts were free of grains, gluten, and refined sugar! I used a mixture of almond meal and coconut flour, and they are sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. Instead of using butter or unhealthy oils for moisture, I used coconut oil – one of my favorite ingredients. The chocolate/blood orange glaze combo is perfection!
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