Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars - These chewy homemade granola bars are a great healthy snack. They're made in the food processor and then just pressed into a container and refrigerated, so they're very easy. Perfect for an on-the-go snack!

I always see recipes for homemade granola bars come through my Pinterest feed and I must admit I thought they seemed kind of fussy. But now that I’m on a fairly restrictive diet, I find it hard to find pre-made snacks that don’t contain ingredients I’m supposed to avoid. That’s where these awesome homemade granola bars come in, and they’re anything but fussy! They take about 5 minutes to throw together in a food processor, then refrigerate for 30 minutes or so and they’re ready to enjoy!

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Fall Sweet Potato Salad

Fall Sweet Potato Salad Recipe - This fall-inspired sweet potato salad has such surprising and delicious flavors, you'll definitely find yourself going back for more! White sweet potatoes lend tasty sweetness, contrasted by crunchy celery, red onion and fresh thyme. Stir in some cranberries and you've got a hit!

Three words: sweet potato salad. Crazy, right?! Like, is it cold mashed potatoes? Kind of. But in the best way and I swear you’ll love it.

Before you bypass this sweet potato salad recipe, hear me out. If you don’t like regular potato salad, you’re in luck! This side dish is completely different than what you’re probably imagining: no hard-boiled eggs or mayonnaise, which can both be a turnoff to some people. Instead, this fall-inspired side is basically mashed white sweet potatoes dotted with celery, red onion, dried cranberries and finished off with some fresh thyme leaves. Yes, you read that right: sweet potatoes! It’s an indescribable, tasty dish, so I hope you’ll try it yourself! Continue reading

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (Vegan)

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette - This dressing is so easy, there's no need to buy pre-made dressing anymore! Homemade dressing tastes way better than store-bought, plus it's must more healthy.

Tangy, sweet, pungent balsamic vinaigrette. Dang, is it good.

I take a salad for lunch nearly every day and sometimes I also have it for dinner. Bananas, right?! Who wants to eat that much salad? I do. And it’s because I have a secret weapon: homemade dressing.

Word of caution: If you’re trying to get more vegetables into your diet, don’t try to eat a few spring greens with tomatoes and bottled dressing from a shelf. That’s no fun at all and I can pretty much guarantee you’re not going to love it like I love my salads.

I haven’t purchased shelf-stable dressing in pretty much my entire adulthood because I think it leaves a lot to be desired. And when a lot is left to be desired, who’s gonna eat their vegetables?! Not me. Everyone needs more veggies in their life. That’s for certain.

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