Sweet Potato Nachos with Sliced Jalapeños

Sweet Potato Nachos with Pickled Jalepeños are a healtheir, delicious take on my favorite football treat! They are easy to make and so tasty! #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #footballtailgate #nachos #sweetpotatoes

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Football party time means NACHO time, and nachos are definitely a non-negotiable for any football party I throw! Sweet Potato Nachos with Jalapeño Slices for a delicious, lighter take on my favorite football game treat! Who cannot love these nachos? They are easy to make and so tasty!

I have a thing for nachos!

One of my favorite easy snacks or dinners to make as a kid were nachos. Now, my dad used to make them as a quick lunch or dinner on Sundays throughout the fall and winter months. He would pile the chips high with cheese and peppers and throw them in the oven. By the time we came inside, the nachos were ready for eating and enjoying the football game!

It sounds like a movie. I cannot believe it either.

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Honey Sesame Roasted Chickpeas

Honey Sesame Roasted Chickpeas are the perfect healthy way to start 2020. Make them at the beginning of the week for the most delicious snack, protein source, or salad topper you have ever had!

2020 is definitely the year of the chickpea. Or at least that is what I am declaring!

The new year always brings with it a tinge of diet culture. However, cutting foods out is not the way that I like to roll. It makes eating a balanced diet feel like a chore. Instead, I always approach the new year with ideas to ADD more foods: more veggies, more fruits!

And yes, let’s add more chickpeas

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Dark Chocolate Hummus

I’m so excited that I can barely speak.

Which is good news for y’all, because I’m typing this so I have have absolutely no need to speak. We can just communicate like we are robots on an episode of Guardians of the Galaxy and I am totally here for it… THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE!

Dear goodness, what have I become?

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Mexican Street Corn Avocado Toast

We are on a south of the border kick over here.

Seriously, you need to do yourself a favor (or better yet, a f(l)avor) and make these bad boys up. I know y’all might pause at the fact that I am seriously writing up a recipe for avocado toast… but think of this more as a major sign to flavortown.

Oh no… am I turning into Guy Fieri?

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Sesame Coconut Granola

I am having a HUGE granola moment right now!

In fact, it’s so huge that as I type this, I’m finishing off a bag with some yogurt and strawberries and cashew milk. And by a bag, I mean a giant cluster that I am meticulously breaking off small pieces of to savor. I just do not want this granola fantasy to end.

Who am I and what have I done to myself?

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Seared Breakfast Banana Split with Biscuit Crumble

Aka how I have fully embraced having dessert as breakfast. Or hey, what about breakfast as dessert? With Mother’s Day coming up and everything, I was looking for a recipe that was a) relatively low maintenance, b) reasonably good for you, and c) so decadent she would not be able to tell the difference between this and dessert ! And I think I’ve nailed it.

Because, while this is a banana split, if you squint, it looks like breakfast!

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Almond Flour Crackers

The alternative title of this post is “how to use up all that almond pulp after making nut milk”

I have to admit, I was a little scared of making my own nut milk. I KNOW it is better for you to consume nondairy milks that do not have a lot of fillers. And I know that it is so easy/cheaper/more delicious to make your own than to buy it in the store. But I was still REALLY freaked out.

It seems like some sort of witchcraft.

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Chocolate Cherry Cola Mug Cake

Any excuse to let them eat cake, right?

And today, I feel like we just all need a slice of chocolate cake. There’s something about it that screams HUG. And we all know how much I love meals that can translate to hugs. Until I really start thinking about it and the scary idea of having Anyways, are you a freak like me and excited about daylight savings time?? You know you’ve reached grandma status when you get excited about losing an hour of sleep or feeling like spring is finally coming even though it’s still below freezing out.

And snowy. Don’t get me started on the snow.

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