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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

An easy to prepare, healthier snack option perfect for fall! Use as an afternoon pick me up when you find yourself slowing down on a cool fall day. Also great as a healthier dessert alternative!


2 cups rolled oats
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp almond butter (or peanut)
1 tsp vanilla extract (or almond)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree Continue reading


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“Healthified” No Bake Cookies

Chocolate, peanut butter, bananas, oats… what more could you ask for? These delicious fudgy cookies are a snap to throw together and satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way! The flaxseeds add in fiber and heart healthy fats. 

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1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1 small very ripe banana, smashed (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 – 1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/4 cup low-fat milk
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts,  optional Continue reading

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Turkey and Oat Burgers

September is national whole grains month! Try this healthy turkey burger mixed with oats and served on a whole wheat bun for a double whole grain rich meal! Perfect for a late summer backyard barbecue. Serve with grilled veggies or a fresh fruit salad for a complete meal.


1 cup regular oats
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained well
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
cooking spray
6 (2-oz) whole wheat sandwich buns, toasted
tomato slices, and lettuce leaves for topping Continue reading

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