trail mix
I try to stay away from premade packaged trail mixes because they are often loaded with added sugar, salt, and sometimes even artificial colors and flavors. However, I am always making my own clean nut mix for an easy grab-and-go snack! Mix your favorite raw nuts and seeds with a few dried berries and throw them in a small Ziploc bag. This is a great energy-boosting snack when you need that extra push come 2 p.m.! Just be mindful of the portion size. Although nuts and seeds are super nutritious, they have a high calorie content, so it’s easy to overdo it. Fill each baggie with a handful of the nut mix, store them in the fridge (yes the fridge!) to keep them fresh, and stick to only one baggie per day.This recipe is provided by Jennifer Leah Gottlieb.
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Vanilla Extract
Make your baked goods even tastier by using your own vanilla extract in every recipe.This recipe is courtesy of The Kitchn.
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Vegetable Kebabs
Grilled vegetables are naturally sweet and full of crunch and color. Plus, there’s a whole variety in season during the summertime.This recipe is courtesy of Home Depot.
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froyo
In recent years, frozen yogurt has become all the rage, mainly because it is marketed as a healthier version of ice cream. It does seem too good to be true that this delicious “low-fat” frozen treat swirled into your cup in unlimited amounts is actually healthy. Well, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is! Sorry to break it to you, but “low-fat” does not mean low-calorie. Most froyo is packed with sugar, calories, and all kinds of chemicals to boot. To top it off (no pun intended), you get to choose from a vast array of highly caloric toppings that double or even triple the sugar content in your oversized paper cup. Bottom line: If you are trying to lose weight, stay away from the froyo joints and make this clean version at home.This recipe is provided by Jennifer Leah Gottlieb.
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Ceviche
Suggested Wine Pairing: Ceja Carneros Chardonnay and Ceja Carneros Pinot Noir Ceviche is a raw seafood dish that has been "cooked" in citrus (usually lime) juice. This citrus marinade firms up the fish and gives it a solid coloration. These details make it a very different dish from raw sushi. Many people feel safer eating ceviche, as its citrus preparation is believed to kill any diseases carried by fish. Ceviche recipes vary widely depending on the seafood and accessories available in the area. Some ceviches are packed with full-bodied octopus and dogfish; others are lighter with the more delicate scallops and baby shrimp. The seafood is often paired with flavorful chiles and fresh herbs. The long marinade period blends the tastes together. Ceviche is best made with extremely fresh fish. However, if you cannot access the best fresh fish, choose fresh frozen seafood for your ceviche. 
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Ok, Summer is ending but watermelon and berries are still in abundance.  I had plenty of both and decided to try something a little different. I sliced and diced into bite size pieces my beautiful  watermelon and threw in these gorgeous blackberries and added a handful of freshly chopped mint.  I squeezed  fresh lime juice over fruit and  added tequila and some chambord.   It was polished off in ten minutes!  
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Simple Purslane Salad
A few slices of tomato, a nice Dijon mustard-based vinaigrette, about 30 minutes of cleaning the purslane over and over in the salad spinner (I can't stress how much dirt these things pick up if you're plucking them from the soil by the root), and cutting the roots off, and presto: a delicious, lemony, salad with crunch-bursty texture.
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Sparkling Mistletoe
This drink is sure to put you in a holiday mood with its red and green color scheme. Who knows; you may just be inspired to plant a holiday kiss on the person closest to you. We’re sure the strawberry notes are sure to please even the biggest Scrooge.
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Don't let the sweet, buttery taste of Amy's Healthy Baking Clean Peach Crumble fool you. The fresh peaches and whole grains are layered to form a healthy and clean peach crumble. 
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Cucumber Pepper Margarita
Bar Novo in Chicago serves up a Cucumber Pepper Margarita that is definitely a unique experience. The bar is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and offers a vibrant hub for Chicago's Theater District. With 32-seat front bar, flat screen televisions, and energetic views of the bustling street, Bar Novo is a unique experience in atmosphere itself. But the drink selections promise to be fast, fun, and fresh, hand-crafted from the best ingredients. The Cucmber Pepper Margarita is the perfect mix of tequila, cooling cucumber, and spicy jalapeno, making this margarita one of the best ones out there.
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buffalo chicken dip
This lightened up Buffalo Chicken Dip is packed with veggies and loaded with flavor. It is the perfect cleaned up version of your favorite hearty appetizer, that can also be devoured as a main dish, too!Serve this dip with carrots, celery stalks, veggies of choice, and crackers.Recipe courtesy of Lexi's Clean Kitchen, click here to purchase her cookbook, Lexi's Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life.
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zucchini walnut brownies
These microwavable zucchini- and walnut-based brownies take out a lot of unnecessary (and unhealthy) sugar. They’re simple, tasty, and perfect to split with your Valentine.This recipe is provided by Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN, Corporate Dietitian at Medifast, Inc.
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