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Pecan Crusted and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Pecan Crusted and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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The Perfect Oatmeal

The Perfect Oatmeal

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Superfood Chocolates

Superfood Chocolates

Happy Valentine’s Day!

These are healthy and delicious candies to make for your Valentine or Galentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! I was lucky enough this year to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year with an amazing group of bloggers who made all kinds of health(ier) and delicious treats. Everyone made something unique and delicious. We were out of town the days leading up to the party so I wanted to make something super easy and no-bake. I also wanted to make something bite sized that would look pretty on a Valentine plate.

Thank goodness for my friend Rachael (Sweat and Repeat LA) who takes amazing photos and also for Whitney (To Live and Diet in LA) who hosted us in her beautiful home.  

Ingredients:

  • one large dark chocolate bar (17 oz) I use Trader Joe’s Pound Plus
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut shavings

To Make:

  • line mini muffin tin
  • melt chocolate with a double broiler or with a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water
  • fill each muffin tin half way with chocolate
  • put almonds on top of chocolate and pour more chocolate on top
  • top with pomegranate and almonds
  • put in the fridge until hard and store in an air tight container

p.s. you can add any other type of nuts, fruit or toppings that you love

p.p.s. these are also perfect for the Bachelor

Oh yes and don’t forget to snap a picture and share with your love or your friends!

Easy + Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Easy + Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Happy National Peanut Butter Day! Is there a calendar out there on the internet somewhere for all the national food holidays? I am certainly not complaining about them all- just want to make sure I am keeping up! Today we celebrate one of my long […]