Secret Ingredient Brownies [VIDEO]

The lunch box is not complete without a sweet little treat. If you’ve been sending a piece of fruit all week, switch it up with these good-for-you flourless brownies!

Guess what?

I snuck in an ingredient that’s packed with nutrients and healthy fats, and nobody will know it.

*Happy Dance*

This week for Healthy Food Friday with American Express, let’s make some delicious, fudge-y brownies and get your family to eat some goodness in while we are at it!


Are you ready to take a bite?


 Secret veggie ingredient: avocado.




Sprinkle with organic powered sugar (if you’d like), and serve!


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Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole on EVERYTHING over here. Some favorites of ours are having it as an appetizer with veggies and homemade crackers on Football Sunday, sweet potato nachos, huevos rancheros, as a topping on a salad, taco night, morning breakfast skillets, sweet potato skins… the list goes on and on. You simply can’t deny the many uses for an easy and delicious homemade guacamole!

Homemade Guacamole


Homemade Guacamole

Avocados {Avocado Boats: 5 Ways}

For this week’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express I want to talk about some serious brain food. AVOCADOS. Avocado is a super healthy fat. That’s right. By now you know I am all about healthy fats in my diet! I think we’re almost over the low-fat fad, right? Good! Avocados fill me up and are loaded with nutrition that I want daily.The Benefits of Avocados

You are going to love these avocado boats. Craving a BLT? Got you covered. Want something refreshing? Tropical Salsa coming right at you! How about in the mood for breakfast food? Baked egg is calling your name. See where I’m going with this? Avocado heaven: five ways.

Avocado BoatsAvocado boats: the easiest way to snack {for two people}. Cut an avocado in half, the long way. Remove the pit. Get creative and stuff with your favorite salad, cuisine, or an egg. WA-LA. A snack for two. One for you, and one for some lucky individual.

Let’s break it down:

Pico De Gallo: Chopped tomato, red onion, garlic granules, jalapeño, cilantro,, Himalyan sea salt, and lime juice.

Turkey BLT: Off the bone turkey breast, nitrate-free bacon, chopped tomato, fresh spinach.

Israeli Salad: A household favorite! Find it here.

Baked Egg: Crack an egg into the center of your avocado half. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes until egg whites are opaque.

Tropical Salsa: Delicious and refreshing. It’s also delicious on top of fish! Recipe.

Avocado Boats

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Avocado RecipesSriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad // Tropical Salsa

Mason Jar Lunches // Avocado BLT Egg Salad

What’s your favorite way to eat avocado?

7 Layer Taco Dip

Tomorrow is the 4th of July! Aside from your festive desserts, grilling items, and summer-y side dishes, appetizers are a must. I LOVE dips. They are just my favorite. Roasted eggplant dip, spinach artichoke (it’s on my list), 7-layer… you name it. The problem is they are often loaded with cheese and dairy and other things I stay away from. So this year… bringing my own dip, baby! Seven layers of delicious.

7 Layer Taco Dip7 Layer Taco Dip

For my super strict paleo friends: sub out the refried black beans for another layer of guac!

7 Layer Taco DipLayers on layers of goodness. Get out those non-gmo tortilla chips and veggie platters, and go enjoy that 4th!

7 Layer Taco DipWhat is your favorite party dip?

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

It is so hot here in Boston, and that’s coming from the girl who was just visiting Florida in June. Wheeeew, hot. In leu, turning on the stove the past two nights wasn’t quite in the cards. The grill was though, paired with this  Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad that is just bursting with flavor.


Let’s see what we got: spicy and bold chicken, sweet and juicy grilled pineapple, refreshing crisp local lettuce, local tomatoes, and finally, avocado. Count me in any day of the week. Oh, and don’t forget the light and easy lime vinaigrette.


Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad



Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad



Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad


Let’s here it- favorite refreshing meal?

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad