Chai Banana Bread Muffins

These chai banana bread muffins will blow you away with how tender and flavorful they are. Super easy to make and healthy to boot, these muffins are sure to become a favorite.

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I really love muffins.

But you know what I love more? When the oven actually works. Like ACTUALLY works. Lemme explain a little.

One sunny Friday morning, I decided I was going to turn my favorite banana bread recipe into muffins, with a chai spin. All was well and good until I realized that my oven temperature was too low. We’re not baking bread ladies, we’re baking muffins.

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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

A low-calorie dip that’s way healthier than the storebought kind. This Greek yogurt ranch dip will knock your socks off with it’s incredible flavor and ease of making.

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Who doesn’t love a little drizzle of ranch dressing on their salad?

Oh, yeah. I don’t.

I have to be honest. There is something about dressing on salad that just gives me the willies. BUT I do love dipping sliced vegetables like carrots and celery into ranch dip. 

After switching to real food two years ago, all the processed and bad-for-you salad dressing had to go. Not to mention no more of those freakin’ seasoning packets that are loaded with chemicals and artificial ingredients. 

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Skinny Dark Chocolate Chia Granola

Who says breakfast can’t be indulgent? This skinny dark chocolate chia granola has an intense chocolate flavor and is perfectly crunchy and sweet.

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Most mornings, I just have plain ‘ol oatmeal for breakfast, with maybe a little cinnamon and maple syrup—nothin’ fancy. 

But you know what I WANT most mornings? Something that’ll excite my taste buds. Something that is indulgent and heavenly, but not loaded with sugar.

If that’s what you’re looking for too, this skinny dark chocolate chia granola definitely fits the bill. An intense chocolate chocolate flavor AND naturally sweetened breakfast. Boom.

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15-Minute Shrimp Scampi

This lighter version of shrimp scampi only takes 15 minutes to make and is packed with garlicky lemon flavor. Serve over noodles or enjoy it by itself!

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If your days are anywhere near as busy as mine, you understand the importance (and the necessity) of quick, easy meals. You don’t have time to cook and prepare an extravagant dish that takes 1 1/2 hours to make, especially when you know it’ll be devoured in less than 10 minutes.

This mouthwatering shrimp scampi is super easy to make, is 15-minutes start-to-finish, and tastes like HEAVEN! I am not exaggerating when I say, you need this shrimp scampi.

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How to Make Roasted Garlic {Tutorial}

Learn how to make roasted garlic, a culinary classic, with this visual step-by-step tutorial. 

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Roasted garlic is one of the most amazing ingredients out there. You can easily add in to any dish that needs a burst of delicious garlic flavor, spread it on bread and bake to make simple garlic bread, eat it on crackers, or just eat it plain!

I’ll admit, I do a lot of the last one. 

Most days of the week, dinner is rushed. It’s gotta be ready in less than 30 minutes. Garlic is an easy to way to add flavor to a dish, so sauteing and adding to a pasta dish is viable…sometimes. When you don’t even have time to saute the garlic, it’s great to be able to add already cooked garlic to a dish when its missing flavor and you’re low on time

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