The Inescapable Hole–Part II

If it was not enough to be captivated by the first batch of high protein donuts, I do not blame you. Once you have fallen into the hole of {better for you} donut excellence, you may seldom have the desire to be lifted out by their sugar-laden alternatives. Prepare to fall even harder and faster this time, however, because chocolate and peanut butter have arrived to join in. Enter chapter two of the grand donut-fest…

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A Full Week of Full Plates: Friday

Each day this week has brought a plethora of high-volume, reasonably wholesome spreads I have shown you to demonstrate that you can enjoy extra-large meals and portion sizes without overindulging. Today was no different…

Friday Meal #1

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Bento #3

Here is another bento idea to spark your interest. Thanks to the power of high-volume ingredients including crabmeat, mushrooms, and fat-free Icelandic yogurt, this box full of bounty is as satisfying as it is delicious!

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Pump it Up!

I hope that everybody had a lovely Thanksgiving and feasted well. Surely, there would have been no better way to round off that giant holiday meal you enjoyed than with a classic pumpkin pie. Your traditional recipe, however, may have been missing one utterly important element to contribute to a truly satisfying dessert: CHOCOLATE!

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Big Portions Come in Small Packages

I have always been quite attracted to bite-size foods. Consider how many poppable treasures nature has created for us: nuts, seeds, berries, grape tomatoes, ice cream bonbons…(okay, perhaps that last item does not exactly grow from the ground, but I’m just sayin’)…

Bonbons aside, crafting wholesome homemade bite-size treats is quite a joy. There is something so charming about small edibles. Perhaps they bring me back to fond childhood memories, such as eating fun-size candy bars at Halloween, or the teeny-tiny foods in the kitchens of my Polly Pocket play sets. Despite their small size, however, little bites can still satisfy a big appetite…

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Forever Young

My birthday was a couple of days ago, and as many others might agree, getting older can be less than ideal at times. I thought it would be best to surround myself with things that remind me of my childhood and keep me vibrant…my favorite teddy bears, a few Disney animated movies, and a pair of broken-in bunny slippers.

The one thing that kept me feeling younger than ever, though, was something that brings so many of us back to that classically comforting, look-forward-to-Mom’s-lunchbox-note place of juvenescence…

The ultimate fountain of youth comes not in a jar of wrinkle cream or a game of Candy Land, but in none other than the quintessential peanut butter sandwich.

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