Healthy Baked Nachos

Healthy Baked Nachos - Crispy, cheesy, and full of veggies! www.theliveinkitchen.com

Oh, how I wish I lived in California so I could eat avocados all the time. Oh wait, I do anyways. But it would probably be easier (and cheaper, and warmer, and everything) if I just lived right there.

My whole life is basically looking for an excuse to eat avocados. Avocado toast with a drizzle of olive oil, coarse kosher salt, feta cheese, and radish slices has been my go-to lunch of the summer. Healthy baked nachos are the perfect dinner excuse to indulge in this healthy, creamy vegetable (or is it a fruit? Someone help me out here).

Healthy Baked Nachos - Crispy, cheesy, and full of veggies! www.theliveinkitchen.com

Yes I said it – healthy nachos. I believe it to be true as long as you control your portions (spoiler alert – it’s hard). What we have here is a bona fide melty comfort food that is packed with vitamins and fiber. I’m not a gluten free expert so I’m a little suspicious of the beans, but I’m going to say this can easily be made gluten free (or might already be).

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Slice of Life 8/27/2014

Slice of Life

I took the kids to a parade a few weeks ago which resulted in a bag full of tootsie rolls and other candy I wouldn’t normally allow in my house. I might be guilty of saving it for Halloween to hand out to trick or treaters, if one ever comes to our house for the… 

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Spinach and Egg Pizza - A healthy twist on a classic, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Spinach and Egg Pizza

This week marks the end of a 60 day fitness challenge I’ve been doing with some friends. We all came up with our own goals for the challenge since everyone is in such different places physically and time-wise. My goals included healthy eating, mindful snacking, and a commitment to exercise. I mostly wanted to improve… 

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Slice of Life 8/20/2014

Slice of Life

Last week was Jeron’s birthday which meant we got to eat all our favorite things. Penne with Vodka Sauce and Boston Cream Pie were two big hits from the day. We also went out to breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants and he went for a motorcycle ride which didn’t give me a heart… 

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Salty Caramel Ice Cream - It's like eating a big spoonful of caramel!

Salty Caramel Ice Cream

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Rich, creamy Alfredo sauce using olive oil instead of butter! #PledgeforEVOO #ad

Olive Oil Alfredo Sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. I only write about products that I genuinely love and, as always, all opinions are my own. I mentioned the other day that I’ve been doing my grocery shopping on a different day of the week because I’m way off my game. And… 

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Cherry Mojitos - So bright and refreshing! #WalmartProduce

Cherry Mojitos

I created this cherry mojito recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars using Walmart produce. As usual, all opinions are my own. It’s a shame that it has taken me so long to share this recipe. Cherry mojitos have been my go-to drink this summer. Kind of like rum punch was my drink… 

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