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Strawberry Orange Smoothie - immune boosting and hydrating! Coconut water, strawberries, orange juice, and avocado make the most delicious smoothie!

Happy Monday, guys!

We’re one week closer to school starting.

Will it ever get here?!

We’re officially all stocked up on notebook paper and pencils and approximately 250 glue sticks. Why so much glue? Why?!

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Fudgy and delicious brownies made with absolutely no butter or oil! You won’t believe how delicious these avocado brownies are!

Avocado Brownies - fudgy and delicious brownies made with absolutely no butter or oil! You won't believe how delicious these brownies are!

Good morning guys!

I feel we could all use some chocolate today.

Buuuuut, it’s chocolate you can feel good about! There’s no butter, no oil, none of that!

The secret ingredient is avocado!

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Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

I’ve played around with paleo ice cream recipes many times and as delicious as they are, they just don’t cut it sometimes. If I’m having ice cream, I like a small ratio of ice cream to a huge ratio of mix ins. I want cookies, candy, potato chips, pretzels, caramel, sprinkles, all of it.

None of which is paleo. At all. Not even a little bit.

But I’ve found that with popsicles, I’m a little more forgiving. Especially if they are fudge pops. Because I love a fudge pop. I’ve never met a fudge pop that I didn’t immediately fall in love with.

Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

These Paleo Fudge Pops will change your life. They are creamy and rich and you can feel good about eating them since they are made from avocado, banana, and unsweetened cocoa powder. All of which is good for you.

Healthy fats from the avocado, lots of good stuff in the bananas, and antioxidants from the cocoa powder. I used a tiny bit of honey to sweeten the fudge pops but if you want, you can eliminate it completely or just add honey to taste.

They are absolutely delicious and I can even trick my 3 year old into eating one. And he normally won’t touch an avocado for anything.

I’ve found that these keep really well, too. With most paleo ice cream, you have to eat it within a few days or it becomes rock hard in the freezer. These stayed creamy for several weeks.

Which is good, because we’ve got a lot of summer left.

I’m the Paleo Fanatic over at Food Fanatic! This Paleo Fudge Pops recipe is one of many I’m sharing over there so make sure you check back!

Paleo Fudge Pops recipe! Healthy fudge pops that taste like the fudge pops you know and love!

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We are officially two days away from one of the biggest grilling holidays. How excited are you? Hopefully as excited as I am.

We’ve already talked about how much I love the 4th of July but what I haven’t told you is that I’m approaching the holiday with a game plan. Because I have s’mores on my brain and I cannot even wait to roast a million marshmallows over the grill and then smush them in between graham crackers with all sorts of chocolate.

The best.

So my game plan is to cook healthy for our cookout to save calories/stomach space for the s’mores.

Enter this salad. I’ll be making this Blackened Chicken and Quinoa Salad because it’s healthy and filling and it has tons of flavors, textures, and basically all my favorite things.

So the base is quinoa and it’s tossed with a cilantro lime dressing. And then on top of that you put your Blackened Chicken. This grilled chicken is SO perfect. I used thighs because we prefer it over breasts but use what you like. The chicken is rubbed with a delicious mixture of spices and herbs and then it’s grilled until blackened. We’ve been grilling thighs like this every weekend to throw over salads and such during the week.

And then on top of the chicken, you layer avocado slices, mango, grilled corn, blueberries, feta, and more cilantro. I’m telling you, so much flavor going on here.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Newman’s Own. All opinions are 100% mine.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Things that I love, in no particular order:

Bacon.

Ranch.

Pasta.

If you haven’t noticed, I’m ALL ABOUT the pasta salads. It’s my go-to summer side dish. Mostly because I always over cook potatoes for potato salad and who likes mushy potato salad?

Well, my 3 year old. But that’s beside the point.

Anyway, because I’m making pasta salad every weekend this time of year, I’m always trying to come up with a new version or new stuff to put in it. This one was a definite winner over this past weekend. It’s got bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, and black olives. So all my faves! And then it’s tossed with my favorite ranch dressing by Newman’s Own.

You guys know I love Newman’s Own products and you probably also know that I’m obsessed with the salad dressings. I am in a full-on relationship with the Lite Honey Mustard – I can’t remember the last time I had a salad without it. Husband and I also love the Balsamic, Olive Oil and Vinegar, Family Recipe Italian, and Creamy Caesar. Plus, Newman’s Own has a bunch more that I haven’t even tried yet.

This post is about the Ranch though! I’m pretty particular about ranch (as everyone should be) and Newman’s Own definitely makes my favorite. It’s great tasting, high quality, and made from the finest ingredients.

Plus, you can feel good about buying Newman’s Own because all profits go to charity. For more information, check out the Newman’s Own Facebook page or the Newman’s Own BuzzFeed Page.

And next time you pick up a bottle of Newman’s Own Ranch dressing, you should definitely try this recipe. It’s perfect for a party, potluck, barbecue, anything!

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