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Healthy Cookie: Cheesy Broccoli & Potato Scramble

Eggs are awesome. Know why?

  1. They’re so versatile. You can scramble ‘em, fry ‘em, bake ‘em into a quiche or frittata, slap ‘em on a breakfast sandwich, or even drink ‘em raw from a cup.
  2. The add-ins are endless: veggies, cheese, potatoes, meat, fresh herbs, and more!
  3. You can cook up an egg in mere minutes.
  4. They’re packed with protein and therefore great for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.
  5. They’re good for you. They help your eyesight, they’ve got choline for your brain (which means they keeps you smart cookies smart!), and they’re low in calories and fat.
  6. You can eat them any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all eggcellent opportunities!
  7. They’re delicious!

If that doesn’t make you want to chow down on some eggs, then I don’t know what will. Keep in mind, you don’t always have to have the same old scramble. Eating the same thing over and over again gets boring no matter what the food. So spiffy up your scramble with this cheesy, broccoli & potato twist!

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Sweet & Simple: 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Contrary to what some people may think, having a food website does not mean you cook and bake elaborate eats every single day. In fact, with life constantly forging ahead at full-speed, I usually wind up eating quick and simple things more than I do the fancy and indulgent. This is especially the case when it comes to dessert. I rarely have time to make a fancy dessert, so I find myself getting creative. If you want a delicious dessert to curb your craving for something sweet at the end of your day but don’t have time to bake, then you’ll have to work with the time you’ve got.

That, my little cookies, is where this 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Rice Pudding comes in. You need only 2 things to whip it up: pumpkin butter & a rice pudding snack pack. Stir it up and eat up! And, if you’re feeling extra indulgent, you can add a dollop of whipped cream.

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Sweet & Simple: Easiest Ever Chocolate Mousse

Light. Fluffy. Rich. Decadent.

These are the things that chocolate dreams are made of. What dessert give us all of this in one complete chocolate-infused package? Chocolate mousse. Unfortunately, this dessert has been forgotten over the past couple of years. You used to be able to find chocolate mousse on any dessert menu. Now, it has taken a step out of the spotlight, and I hardly ever see its name in lights. Well, who decided chocolate mousse wasn’t worthy of playing the all-important role of dessert? Is it not “cool” anymore? I’m sorry but, for me, food never goes out of style. It’s like creme brulee or the shadow soon to fall on cupcakes; they may no longer be a “trend,” but they are no less delicious than before.

I remember Chocolate Mousse. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I still love it.

So what do you do when you find yourself craving chocolate mousse at 8 o’clock at night with little desire to actually make some?  (8 o’clock for me is like midnight for normal people). I’ll tell you what you do: you make the Easiest Chocolate Mousse on the face of the Earth. There’s only 2 ingredients. Two. That’s it!

A rock could make this mousse.

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Sweet & Simple: Caramel Macchiato Pudding

For me, the day has got to end with dessert. I need that something sweet to finish off a long day of hard work. As much as I love indulgent, decadent desserts like PB & J Tiramisu or Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes, sometimes I just don’t have time or the ingredients to whip some up. Furthermore, one shouldn’t eat that indulgently every day. Luckily, I’ve got a few quick, easy, and guilt-free go-to desserts that are just as delicious as they are simple. They satisfy my sweet tooth with minimal effort & minimal guilt.

This yummy Caramel Macchiato Pudding is one of those desserts. It sounds a lot fancier than it actually is. In fact, it’s so simple it’s ridiculous. You start with Jello sugar-free pudding. This is one of my secret weapons. I always have a flavor or two in the fridge. It’s awesome for several reasons, the most obvious being that it’s 60 CALORIES. What’s also great is how you can dress it up. I spread it on CocoPop, top it with Cool Whip, or mix in some fruit.

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Healthy Cookie: Breakfast Incredi-bowl!

People argue that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, their logic being that it gives you the energy you need to get through your day.

I disagree.

If that were the reason for breakfast’s importance, then all meals would be equally as imperative. Is it not also the purpose of both lunch and dinner to fuel us with energy in order to complete our day? No offense to breakfast, but it does no better a job in completing said task than the day’s other essential meals do.

Now, I do agree on one thing: breakfast is the most important meal of the day; not because of the fuel it provides (although that is essential), but because it gives us a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Did you ever find yourself lying in bed on a Sunday morning as a child, with no desire to rise from your slumber, only to experiences the smell of maple syrup or frying eggs wafting from the kitchen and twirling through your nostrils? The second you experience that rush, you catapult out of bed and into the kitchen. In a split-second, you go from “I never want to get out of bed” to “Hello morning, how are you today?”

Now, said motivation is harder to muster if you know you have a low-cal, low-fat breakfast waiting for you. That usually means something like plain oatmeal, fruit, a bland cereal, or some naked egg whites. I don’t know about you, but when there are treats such as sweet cinnamon rolls or fluffy pancakes to entice you out of bed, why would you ever want to wake up to any of that low-fat crap?

That’s where the Incredi-bowl comes in. Filled up with fluffy scrambled eggs, melted cheddar cheese AND a cheesy sauce, crisp broccoli, golden hashbrown potatoes, sweet onions, and colorful peppers (and juicy bacon if you’re a meat eater), this dish gives you a flavorful kick in the butt for under 300 calories (even less if you go the no-bacon vegetarian route)! Better yet, this bowl is packing 31 grams of protein!

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Healthy Cookie: Classic Creme Brulee (104 calories!)

Creme brulee is a sultry, sophisticated dessert. It frequents fancy restaurant menus and romantic dinners for two. It’s creamy and luscious in the middle with a crisp, golden brown sugar topping that offers a satisfying crackle to each bite. Its flavor is not complex, just classic, indulgent vanilla. With that caramelized sugar top, creme brulee is an impressive and divine dessert.

The funny thing about creme brulee is that it’s actually insanely simple to make. You whip up the custard (super easy), bake it until it sets (cake), then top it with the sugar and caramelize it (simple). The best part is, you can make the custards ahead of time then refrigerate until you’re ready to serve! You can choose to wait until serving to top them with the sugar or do it before refrigeration; it doesn’t matter.

Oh wait…I forgot. There’s a major downside to creme brulee: it’s not calorie-friendly.

Or at least, it wasn’t. Thanks to that genius Hungry Girl, we can now enjoy all the creamy, heavenly indulgence of a creme brulee without the guilt. These creme brulees are only 104 calories each! Yes, 104 calories! Try and tell me that’s not insanely awesome. And they’re SO GOOD. They have a perfect creamy texture plus a beautiful crackling sugar topping. If no one told you it was low-cal, you’d never know. It’s as good as any other creme brulee out there. You need this in your life.

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Healthy Cookie: Kickin’ Italian Veggie Skillet (140 Calories)

It’s been scientifically proven that we eat with our eyes first. Well then, it’s a good thing that this dish is so colorful. Your eyes will greedily eat up my Kickin’ Italian Veggie Skillet, and then your mouth will happily follow. You see, it’s not just this skillet’s appearance that’s colorful; there is a rainbow of flavors working together here as well. Wonderful garlic, sweet tomatoes, spicy red pepper flakes, robust onion, and salty parmesan. The elite Italian seasonings came together to make one incredible dish that sings with flavor. Your mouth will go nuts (in a very good way).

Perhaps as awesome as this veggie skillet’s flavor is its fabulous texture. The secret is the broccoli slaw upon which the recipe is built. It cooks down to acquire a slight softness, but still packs some crazy crunch in every bite. Then you get the smooth marinara sauce as well. It’s crunchy, tasty, and amazing.

And did I mention you can eat HALF of this entire ginormous pot of vivacious veggies for only 140 CALORIES?

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