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Double Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

My granny always had so much leftover zucchini in her garden, it was a challenge to use it all. I invented this recipe when she gifted me a huge bag of zucchini one summer fresh from her garden. Zucchini is very high in water and fiber content. It’s the perfect way to moisten brownies without adding extra fat and get extra fiber in your diet.

Chocolate Avocado Milkshake

Chocolate Avocado Milkshake

Avocado in a milkshake might sound unusual, but in Vietnam it’s a traditional treat that you can order in local restaurants. Enjoy a creamy, rich shake while getting a serving of vegetables to boot!

Blueberry Pops

Blueberry Pops

This fruity pops are sweet since they combine two antioxidant rich foods, blueberries and spinach. If you visit my SkinnyChef.com website, you can watch the Better TV segment where I feature this recipe!

Brown Sugar Ice Cream

Brown Sugar Ice Cream

I’m always on the hunt to find ways to use leftovers. This is the prefect way to treat your family to a frozen dessert and pump up the servings of whole grains at the same time.

Orange Sherbet

Orange Sherbet

This healthy version of orange sherbet reminds me of the “push-up” pops I used to have as a kid that were filled with creamy sherbet, refreshingly cool during the hot summer months.

Cherry Almond Smoothie

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Frozen cherries are a great fruit to keep on hand for snacks and quick desserts! Ideal for smoothies, cherries are naturally sweet, the frozen whole black cherries are fairly inexpensive, and store for months in your freezer. If you use fresh cherries, chill before serving.

Buckwheat Crepes

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Buckwheat crepes are an easy way to add a little whole grain to your diet. They so versatile, you can fill them with fruit for a delightful sweet or add one slice of ham and a sprinkle with part skim mozzarella for a savory lunch with served with a side salad.

Mini Cashew Cookies

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Nut butters are great for making baked goods and sauces. I love the sweet mellow taste of cashews, but if cashew butter is not in your budget, replace it with peanut butter instead.

 

Lemony Fruit Cake

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Christmas fruitcakes are heavy and dense, but this tender lemon pound cake can be part of your new holiday tradition. It has the candied fruit that makes it festive without using red and green food coloring.

Gingerbread Cookies

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Sesame seeds add a delicate crunch to these spicy treats. I like it when the cookies soften up as they are stored, but my husband is a crisp cookie fan, so I reheat them for a few minutes in a warm oven before serving the second day.

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