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I’m a blonde wrapper! Artichoke and Sun-Dried tomato style :)

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Wraps are a fabulous low-cal substitute for sandwiches!

A significant amount of calories are cut because a tortilla is substituted for two slices of bread. If you’re careful with the ingredients, you can cut 1/2 the calories out of a regular lunch.

So fast, so easy, and tastes good cold! This is a great lunch idea to bring with you to college or work 🙂

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southern

I’m so head-over-heels excited- my best friend Allie and I are throwing a “Southern Style Party”. 

What is that you ask? Well, we made it up so we’re kind of throwing ideas together as we go along. Let me tell you, we’re having a blast along the way! A few of our close friends are getting together, and it’s going to be pretty fabulous.

My boyfriend Bryan is a true southern boy from North Carolina, so he’s giving us Cali girls some ideas too 🙂

So far, our southern food list includes:

  • Steaks marinated in Allie’s Grandma’s Whisky Marinade (for the non-vegetarians of course)
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • SWEET TEA in mason jars if I can find some (holla if you watch Duck Dynasty!)
  • Corn Bread (duh, that’s a must)
  • A delicious salad (I don’t think that’s southern… but I have to eat at this thing too… you know me, got to throw some health in there somewhere! There aren’t very many southern vegetarian foods which I learned the hard way when he flew me out to North Carolina to visit his family- they kept wanting to feed me bacon and steak. SO if Bryan touches my salad, I’m making that count as a Southern salad.)
  • Grilled Corn (still in the husks)

Not sure what else we’ll come up with, but let me tell you I’ve got my cowgirl boots and country music ready!

Pictures to come after the party tonight 🙂

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Apple Pecan Summer-Berry Salad!

This salad is perfect for any summer gathering, party or lunch!

The combination of fruit, nuts and dark leafy greens makes this salad not only delicious, but high up on a healthy scale.

It also only took me 5 minutes to put it together. Easy and delicious, my favorite combination 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • Apple Pecan Dressing
  • Green Apple Slices
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Dark Leafy Spring Lettuce
  • Spinach Leaves

I found that this salad is better shaken. When you just pour the dressing over the lettuce, it tends to clump up on various ingredients and doesn’t reach to others. Trust me, this incredible dressing is so tasty, you’ll want it to reach every piece!

Make sure not to over-dress your salad. The delicate sweetness of the Apple Pecan dressing is delicious, but it’s easy to over do it. Start small, and add as needed.

Enjoy!

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Calorie count for Fruits and Veggies- what are you eating?

Besides being low in calories, fruits and vegetables are rich in different types of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants.

Low Cal Fruit 1 Low Cal Veggies 2

Instead of filling yourself with over-processed foods that only makes your body THINK it’s full, fill yourself with low-calorie fruits and vegetables. You can eat WAY more, and they will keep your body full much longer.

Think before you eat!

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Summer Challenge: 2 new Recipes a week! **New Recipe Submission**

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Healthy Soup

Extra Vegetable Soup!

This is a DELICIOUS adaptation of regular vegetable soup submitted to me by another one of my fabulous followers! Her step-by-step instructions and beautiful pictures make this recipe one I won’t be able to pass up. To top it off, it’s vegetarian! Great Job girly 🙂 Can’t wait to see your second recipe you make this week!

Click here to learn more about my Summer Challenge: 2 Recipes a week! Add your name to the growing list of awesome challengers, and have a blast making 2 new recipes a week through the end of summer 🙂