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Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip

Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip

Alright guys, who’s ready for a cheap, easy, delicious, AND nutritious snack??? I am, I am!! Ranch lovers everywhere, get ready for your minds to be blown, because you no…

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

This yummy combo of veggies and avocado is SO tasty and incredibly simple to make – a must for a mother of 4! Paired with our favorite multigrain tortilla chips,…

Peanut Butter Power Fudge

Peanut Butter Power Fudge

This delicious healthy fudge recipe is perfect for your kids’ after school snacks! Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and all-natural ingredients make it a wonderful go-to treat to keep their bodies full…

Guilt-Free Banana Ice Cream!

Guilt-Free Banana Ice Cream!

True story: I hear from more people than you would imagine that they spend their nights watching Extreme Weight Loss curled up with a BIG bowl of ice cream!! Or…

4th of July Berry Cream Pie Parfaits!

4th of July Berry Cream Pie Parfaits!

Nothing says “America” like a good old fashioned cherry pie, especially during a 4th of July backyard BBQ! Unfortunately, nothing says carb + sugar bomb quite like cherry pie either….

Skinny Pancakes

Skinny Pancakes

Skinny pancakes? Yes, please! I’ll take a wheat-free, banana-packed, absolutely delicious breakfast ANYDAY…and so will your family! These yummy cakes are easy enough to make with your kiddos alongside you….

Cocon”oat” Macaroons

Cocon”oat” Macaroons

Erika, oh Erika…do you have any idea how grateful I am for you and your magical recipes??? Ladies and gentlemen, Erika Peterson, aka Clean Simple Foodie, is back at it…

Protein Waffles!

Protein Waffles!

Yup, you read that correctly. Powell approved waffles that you can eat every day! This tasty breakfast is not only a winner with adults and kids, but it is packed…

Clean Eats: Sweet Potato Soufflé

Clean Eats: Sweet Potato Soufflé

The holiday season is officially in full swing, and Thanksgiving – with all of its tempting treats – is less than a week away! Luckily, my sweet friend (pun intended…

Recipe Rehab: Mexican Pizza

Recipe Rehab: Mexican Pizza

One of the cool things our Extreme Weight Loss season 5 peeps get to do while they’re with us at bootcamp is to take turns making dinner for each other….

Banana Zucchini Protein Muffins

Banana Zucchini Protein Muffins

The weather still may feel summer sticky, but rest assured fall is just around the corner! With the change in season, comes a whole new batch of amazing seasonal fruits…

Rocco’s Soft Serve Ice Cream

Rocco’s Soft Serve Ice Cream

Okay guys, let’s be completely honest…how many times have you turned on EWL, grabbed a heaping bowl of ice cream, and plopped yourself on the couch to guiltily enjoy your…

Coconut Cream Fruit Freezies

Coconut Cream Fruit Freezies

The amazing Erika has been at it again! Check out another one of her awesome healthy—but oh, so yummy—treats just in time for the holiday weekend! And you can find…

Eating in Color: Avocado Smoothie

Eating in Color: Avocado Smoothie

Avocado in my smoothie?? Yes please! I know what you’re thinking…and yes, avocados are normally reserved for salads and Mexican food. You’ll be amazed what happens to this fruit (not…

Easter Brunch: Apple Chicken Hash

Easter Brunch: Apple Chicken Hash

We’ve heard your feedback and know how much you are loving every recipe we’ve shared from the amazing Erika Peterson. Today, we’re sharing her healthy twist on a breakfast favorite…

How Colorful Are Your Veggies?

How Colorful Are Your Veggies?

We are huge veggie fans around here! No surprise, right?! We love veggies because they’re super nutritious, very calorie friendly, and yummy! I’m often asked which ones are the healthiest,…

Our New Dessert Diet!

Our New Dessert Diet!

Finally, a diet that allows you to eat any dessert you want, everyday, while still losing massive amounts of weight… April Fools! I’m sorry, but in the spirit of today,…

Eat Your Veggies! + A Giveaway!

Eat Your Veggies! + A Giveaway!

Congratulations to our book winner, Christy Troxell-Thomas Veggies are so awesome that even though they’re complex carbs, we’ve given them their very own group in carb cycling! In fact, you…

My Favorite Fast Food

My Favorite Fast Food

Good ol’ oatmeal, a popular go-to for breakfast since way back in the early 1850s, is a true nutritional powerhouse. And it’s not just for breakfast anymore—Oh no! Chris and…

Healthy Snack: Fruit Leather

Healthy Snack: Fruit Leather

We are all about finding healthier alternatives to the kid-favorite snacks out there. Today we tackled the ever-so-popular Fruit Roll-Ups. My favorite part about these is that they are JUST…

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cookie

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cookie

When I think about Valentine’s Day, I see hearts, the color red and of course CHOCOLATE! This recipe is the perfect Valentine’s Day cheat treat because it includes all of those things!!…

Orange Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

Orange Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

Back again to spread her magic is the one and only, WONDERFUL Clean Simple Foodie – Erika Peterson. How she does it? I don’t know…but what I do know is…

A Powell Perfect Green Bean Casserole

A Powell Perfect Green Bean Casserole

For all you Green bean casserole fans, here’s a healthy, and gluten-free, solution for you! Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole Serves 6 What you’ll need: 16 oz. fresh green beans…

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

I may have found my new indulgence…not just this cake, but ALL of the wonderful recipes from the amazing Erika Peterson. The best part about her recipes is that they…

Cranberry Quinoa Stuffing

Cranberry Quinoa Stuffing

A holiday favorite of ours is back just in time for Thanksgiving! This perfectly sweet and salty combo will make your taste buds dance…and will save you the calories of…

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Don’t you love it when a healthier version of your favorite fall dishes falls into your laptop? Even my hubby, Chris gives these a “thumbs up.” Are you ready for my…

Spuds: Studs or Duds?

Spuds: Studs or Duds?

There were many questions about white potatoes after I posted a pic of my potato the other day. People wondering if they were good for you, bad for you, too…

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