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Sweet Potato Pizza

Sweet Potato Pizza

Posted by Anthony on March 3, 2016 in Pizza


Difficulty: Medium

One of my favorite kinds of pizza is my Sweet Potato Pizza. It’s not your stereotypical pizza, as most Americans envision. It doesn’t use any marinara sauce, doesn’t have any of the standard toppings, yet is delightfully flavorful and unique in its own right. The sweetness of the cheese paired with the savory richness of the caramelized onion and oven-roasted sweet potatoes makes for an absolutely delicious end product that’s sure to please!

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Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal

Posted by Anthony on November 28, 2015 in Breakfast


Serves: 8

Time: 6-8 hours

Difficulty: Easy

For this morning’s breakfast, as my wife and I were hosting both of our parents, I decided to make an easy-to-prepare slow cooker meal. After a bit of searching, I found a recipe for Overnight Crockpot Banana Bread Oatmeal on the i heart eating website, and knew I had to make it. Why? Well, oatmeal is hands-down one of my favorite breakfasts. Also, banana bread is one of my mother’s most famous recipes that is my personal favorite comfort food that she makes. So pairing the banana bread flavor with oatmeal seemed like a perfect fit for a comfort food breakfast on a chilly college football Saturday.

In addition to pairing two of my favorite foods in one breakfast dish, this recipe also served another momentous purpose: It’s my 50th recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge, officially wrapping up a successfully-completed challenge. The end result was indeed a comforting, delicious, and healthful bowl of pure goodness. It paired perfectly with a nice warm cup of coffee, a side of fresh fruit, and a few slices of my mom’s homemade banana bread (which she graciously brought down as a treat for us). If you’re in the mood for an easy set-it-and-forget-it breakfast, give this recipe a shot. You’ll be glad you did!

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Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Posted by Anthony on June 5, 2015 in Snack


Serves: 12

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

I recently found this recipe for Banana Blueberry Bars from Forks Over Knives, and knew I had to try it. They are moist and fluffy — similar to a banana bread or muffin — and providing a healthy, filling, and delicious treat to provide lasting energy. As an added bonus, they are both vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, so they can be enjoyed by everyone. And as a new recipe that I was trying, I get to add it to the list of recipes in my 50 in 15 Challenge.

Be forewarned: These bars are surprisingly addicting!

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Healthier Three-Cheese Shells and Cheese

Healthier Three-Cheese Shells and Cheese

Posted by Anthony on January 16, 2015 in Entree


Serves: 6

Time: 45 min

Difficulty: Easy

For tonight’s dinner, I decided to do another new recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge, and tackle a healthified version of “Mac and Cheese”. After scouring around for various recipes, I landed on a recipe for Three-Cheese Macaroni at the Food Network website. I made a couple slight modifications to the recipe, and the end result was a rich and creamy dish, perfect for a chilly winter evening.

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Healthified Cinnamon Rolls

Healthified Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by Anthony on January 10, 2015 in Breakfast


Serves: 12

Time: 1 hr (active); 2 hr (inactive)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Today is going to be a great homemade food day. I know this because I’ve already started the day by making a healthier version of cinnamon rolls for breakfast at my wife’s request. I found the basic recipe on The Picky Eater Blog, making a few minor modifications to it. And while the end result wasn’t quite the same as the tried-and-true old school cinnamon rolls we’re all used to, this lightened (and healthier) version proved to be a suitable substitution for health-conscious eaters like me. It also proved to be a nice addition to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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