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Garlic Herb Nut Mix

Garlic Herb Nut Mix

This nut mix recipe is so simple and so tasty. It features minimal ingredients (3 ingredients plus whatever nuts you’re using), is prepped and ready in 40 minutes or less, and makes an awesome savory snack or lunch addition. We use common, easy to find ingredients so you don’t have to go searching for stuff to make this; you can likely make this with things you already have on hand.

Spiced Date Breakfast Smoothie

Spiced Date Breakfast Smoothie

This smoothie is really easy to throw together and tastes amazing. Nut milk and bananas form a base that is kicked up with sesame seeds, cardamom, star anise, vanilla, and cinnamon and then sweetened with dates.

Banana Nut Butter Breakfast Toast

Banana Nut Butter Breakfast Toast

These Banana Nut Butter Breakfast Toasts are a new favorite of ours for healthy, decadent AM meals. They go together in a matter of minutes, use only 6 ingredients, and feel like a real treat without having to feel guilty about what you’re putting into your body.

Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Curry

Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Curry

This Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Curry is simple to throw together, requires minimal hands-on time, and is full of delicious vegetables. Red curry and coconut milk come together for a rich, creamy base that is full of flavor with just the right amount of kick. It’s a tasty, guilt-free lunch or dinner that’s perfect to warm you up on cool nights or just as a meal with a kick.

Chocolate Berry Banana Granola

Chocolate Berry Banana Granola

Make this decadent chocolate berry banana granola today! Loaded up with seeds and gluten-free grains, draped in rich healthy chocolate sauce, and perfected with naturally sweet berries and bananas, this granola allows you to indulge without the guilt!

Classic Healthy Chocolate Granola

Classic Healthy Chocolate Granola

This allergy-friendly classic healthy chocolate granola is loaded up with sunflower and chia seeds, puffed rice and rolled oats, and cacao nibs, drenched in healthy chocolate sauce, and baked to perfection. It’s the perfect delicious and nutritious chocolate breakfast! Make it today!

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Simple stovetop cooked oatmeal is brightened up with cinnamon, cloves, and maple syrup as a base for this wonderful fall dish. Then top it with gooey cinnamon apples and golden raisins to ramp up the apple pie flavor. Finish it with toasted pecans, a splash of nut milk, and a drizzle of maple syrup for a breakfast that is sure to be a hit!

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie – A Tropical Dreamsicle Twist

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie – A Tropical Dreamsicle Twist

Blend up this delicious Orange Creamsicle Smoothie today! It’s a deliciously refreshing twist on the classic orange creamsicle flavors, adding pineapple and bright, sweet goji berries. This smoothie makes the perfect breakfast or snack; it tastes like a dream(sicle)!

Easy Thai Vegetarian Red Curry

Easy Thai Vegetarian Red Curry

Make this easy Thai Vegetarian Red Curry tonight! We packed this easy and healthy curry with mushrooms, carrot, zucchini, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, and pineapple, all drenched in a decadent sauce. With a kick of spice from the curry paste, a can of creamy coconut milk, and a hint of sweetness from the pineapple, you’ll love this dish, whether you serve it with rice, quinoa, or noodles!

BBQ Almonds – A Smoky Savory Snack

BBQ Almonds – A Smoky Savory Snack

Check out this delicious BBQ Almonds recipe! Sweet, Smoky, Spiced, and perfectly roasted, these simple treats are great for snacks, parties, and more. I really like Smokehouse Almonds, and decided it was time to make some Smoky BBQ Almonds for myself.

Jalapeno Bacon Chicken Pizza

Jalapeno Bacon Chicken Pizza

This pizza starts with a delicious creamy vegan garlic sauce as its base. It then is loaded up with chicken, bacon, red onions, jalapenos, and non-dairy mozzarella cheeze. Bake it up and enjoy every bite. And no judgement if/when you eat the entire pizza in one sitting. Better yet, buy the two packs of crusts and make an extra pizza!

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Healthy Energy Bites

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Healthy Energy Bites

These blueberry lemon lavender healthy energy bites pack a lot of flavor into a tiny package, and I absolutely LOVE the taste of florals (rose, lavender, violet, you name it!), making these particular healthy energy bites some of my all-time faves. If munching on flowers seems a little less your speed, feel free to dial down the lavender, letting the amazing blueberry lemon flavor really steal the show. I’ve made them both ways, and they turn out delicious every time!

Citrus Berry Spring Salad with Vinaigrette

Citrus Berry Spring Salad with Vinaigrette

Now that the weather has turned gorgeous, I’m ready for easy meals that don’t heat up the house, especially delicious, filling salads, packed with fresh fruits and veggies and tasty nuts or seeds. I used to think eating salads all the time would become incredibly boring and repetitive, but as with many things, you can easily inject variety into your salad routine with fun new combinations of ingredients and different dressings!

Spring Greens with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

Spring Greens with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

This simple spring greens side dish keeps the work to a minimum and allows the blood orange and raspberry vinaigrette to steal the spotlight. These easy greens make a perfect pairing for spring and summer dishes and are so simple to throw together for a last minute gathering or on a blazing hot grilling day when you don’t want to heat your home.

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These delicious no bake cookies are exploding with wonderful peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They’re healthy, simple to make, and a great source of protein. Make a batch for desserts or for mid-morning and/or afternoon snacks. Pack them for meals on the go, take them to work or school, or eat them as a light breakfast!

Apples & The Perfect Honey Peanut Butter Dip

Apples & The Perfect Honey Peanut Butter Dip

At times like these, when the fabulous busyness of spring activities threatens to overwhelm me, I turn towards the simplest of recipes in order to stay on track health-wise. To that end, I felt compelled to share this dip recipe with you today. It’s a staple snack in our home and is incredibly simple, delicious, healthy, and satisfying!

Green Chile Popcorn

Green Chile Popcorn

Popcorn is a the perfect snack. It tastes wonderful, can be made in so many flavors (including spicy!), can be eaten on the go, and compliments movies perfectly. I love popping up a batch of popcorn and curling up with Joelle for a movie night or grabbing a tub of the stuff to enjoy when we’re at the theater. It’s one of those snacks that you can always eat and can never seem to stop eating.

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

We originally created this insanely easy crock-pot buffalo chicken dip for a superbowl party, and having eaten it multiple times since, I can assure you that this dip is seriously addictive and ridiculously simple to make. Of course most of the time, buffalo sauce consists of about equal parts hot sauce and butter or margarine… not my fave combo for overall healthiness, so for this dip we traded the butter for thick, rich, creamy Greek yogurt, leaving us with a delicious buffalo sauce flavor but with a lighter, healthier twist.

Easy Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Easy Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

This trail mix is a fantastic choice for on-the-go eating, fueling those long mornings or afternoons, and even for taking with you on trips. It packs a fantastic flavor with chocolate, dried fruit, roasted nuts, and coconut coming together for the perfect blend of salty and sweet that will satisfy any craving.

Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie

Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie

This Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie blends sweet and tart apple flavors with warm, fall spices and rich, buttery pecans for that fresh-baked apple pie flavor. Soft medjool dates lend just a hint of sweetness and light, caramel goodness, and the added almond milk keeps the texture smooth and creamy.

20+ Easy Healthy Snacks

20+ Easy Healthy Snacks

Whether you need a healthy snack to take for your next party or something easy and tasty for the kids or for lunch, we’ve got you covered! To stay on top of our health goals and to truly feel our best, we find preparation is key, which means making sure we bring healthy snacks to share and enjoy for any group gathering to help us make good choices!

Clean out the Pantry Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

Clean out the Pantry Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

Knowing that our motivation for cooking and, well, anything involving effort, wanes quickly with the setting sun this time of year, we’ve been thinking about super simple meal ideas that take minimal effort and still manage to check that elusive “healthy eating” box. Enter this delicious ham and bean soup.

Festive Cranberry Mango Smoothie

Festive Cranberry Mango Smoothie

Need a simple smoothie to throw together for Thanksgiving morning that will tide you over until the big meal or a quick blender breakfast to fuel your pre-holiday cooking extravaganza? Look no further than this 5-ingredient Cranberry Mango Smoothie; It’s bursting with delicious fruits and bright flavors that will satisfy your AM cravings!

Better Than Takeout Hawaiian Fried Rice

Better Than Takeout Hawaiian Fried Rice

This particular recipe inspiration comes from the Hawaiian Fried Rice entree at a local Thai place ,and while I always enjoyed it, every time I’d wish for more toppings (I mean, can you ever really have too much pineapple?). Now, I can add extra pineapple, tomatoes, and raisins, toss in some green onions and bell peppers, and make sure the cashews get nice and toasted, all in less time than it would take to grab the actual takeout!

Quick and Easy Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Quick and Easy Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Isn’t pizza just like the best go-to dinner for nights where you don’t feel like cooking anything or for those times when you feel like vegging out in front of the TV? We here at Our Sweetly Spiced Life, however, struggle with the fact that carryout or frozen pizzas aren’t always the healthiest options and don’t always leave us feeling great. Instead, let’s make a healthier pizza, all in the time it would take for carryout/delivery!

Roasted Hatch Chile Peach Salsa

Roasted Hatch Chile Peach Salsa

This time of year is Hatch chile season (it’s like another holiday for Chile heads!). Whenever these big green beauties hit the produce sections of the stores, we always buy up a bunch like the crazy pepper hoarding addicts we are! Named for the town in New Mexico in which they’re grown, these Anaheim chile variations are absolutely fantastic. If you haven’t tried them before, make plans now to go out and get some, mild and/or hot, to use in this fresh salsa!

Mango Pina Colada Smoothie

Mango Pina Colada Smoothie

Despite the fact that the first true day of autumn still lies a couple weeks away, the shift in seasons is already palpable. While I adore fall (it’s my favorite season) and am absolutely ready for sweaters, hot cider, and pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon flavored everything, I’m not quite ready to let go of summer just yet. I’d like one more lazy, warm day at home with Cory and the cats, but since time moves only forward, I’ll instead make one more delicious, luscious summer smoothie to bid farewell to the season of warmth and sunshine.

Strawberry Cherry Apple Chia Bars

Strawberry Cherry Apple Chia Bars

These chia fruit bars are packed with delicious, ripe fruits and loaded up with protein, fiber, and fats (omega-3 included) from chia seeds. They’re perfect for a quick snack at home or for fueling up between meals while out and about. They are great healthy munchies for hiking or car trips, delicious pick-me-ups during a marathon day of shopping, and are perfect to grab a quick bite at school between classes when I just can’t make it until my lunch break.

Lychee Cherry Blender Ice Cream (non-dairy!)

Lychee Cherry Blender Ice Cream (non-dairy!)

You know how it goes, right? You’re wandering the grocery store when you come across an unusual fruit, and you simply must try it… No? That’s just me? Well, anyway, I found lychees at Sprouts recently, and immediately needed them. I love ice cream, but since dairy doesn’t love me back, I go for the almond/cashew/coconut milk based varieties instead to make my own.

Amazing 5-Minute Guacamole!

Amazing 5-Minute Guacamole!

Ah, Summer… season of lawn games, BBQs, family gatherings, and late-night partying. It’s one of my favorite times of the year! With all the spontaneous get-togethers that accompany these warm months and the longer days, I have to be able to whip up a quick side or appetizer, and guacamole is pretty much my dish. Luckily, this version tastes incredible and takes very little time or effort! Perfect!