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It’s the final month of 2017. Let’s end it with a delicious bang by cooking up some of these delicious dishes.

Carnitas Soup

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Recipe Here!

Monkey (Ginger) Bread

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Recipe Here!

Brie Stuffed Baby Potatoes 

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Recipe Here!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/Parmesan Cream Sauce

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Recipe Here!

Bacon & Brussel Sprouts Salad

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Recipe Here!

Gingerbread Waffles

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Recipe Here!

Sausage & Mushroom Bread Pudding

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Recipe Here!

Frosted Malt Chocolate Cookies

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Recipe Here!

Start of the end of the year right! Happy Cooking!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Now I know it’s not exactly cold here in Austin, TX but a girl can dream can’t she? Save these delicious crock pot recipes for those cold winter nights coming up!

Asian Party Meatballs 

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Taco Tater Tots

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Apple Crisp

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Pumpkin Monkey Bread

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Please cold weather, get here ASAP!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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It’s the best day of the week! YUP, it’s Friday!! No need to slave over a hot stove all weekend. Grab a chicken from the store and have these 4 meals to go for the entire weekend.

Chicken Fried Rice

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

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BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza

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I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Today is all about carbs, carbs, carbs!

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Fettucine Alfredo

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Gnocchi w/Ham and Peas

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Easy Skillet Lasagna

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Recipe Here!

Kale Pesto Chicken Pasta

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Recipe Here!

Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

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Mac and Cheese w/ Chicken and Broccoli

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Can’t decide on one recipe? Choose them all! Today is a national holiday.

Your Realtor and Friend for Life ~ Kathy

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We all love comfort food. Nothing beats that yummy grilled cheese or extra greasy nachos. But how can we enjoy those foods without all the extra calories? I got you covered.

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

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Healthy Comfort Food Recipe HERE!

Dairy-Free Lasagna Soup

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Healthy Comfort Food Recipe HERE!

Dairy-Free Chicken Pot Pie

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Healthy Comfort Food Recipe HERE!

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Nachos

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Healthy Comfort Food Recipe HERE!

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

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Healthy Comfort Food Recipe HERE!

Who says you can’t enjoy the foods you love! Happy eating!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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You read that caption right. Check out these amazingly delicious seafood recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for the summer weather!

Teriyaki Salmon

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Ahi Poke Bowls

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Sriracha Glazed Scallops

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Mango Chipotle Fish Tacos

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Paella

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Buttery Garlic Steamed Clams

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Don’t these recipes just scream SUMMER! So what are you waiting for? Get to cooking!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Everyone loves to snack. When you’re bored, relaxing at home, or just plain hungry and you don’t quite want a full meal. I’ve been searching high and low for more nutritious snacks to munch on in between meals and some that I thought were good for me, turned out not to be! So I wanted to share these snacks with you so you will no longer be fooled and give you alternative snack ideas to these options.

Pre-Flavored Instant Oatmeal

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Packets of flavored, instant-cooking oatmeal tend to be high in sugar and made from oats that are highly processed to ensure a faster cooking time — meaning they’ll be lower in fiber and provide less satiety, and ultimately not keep you that full for long.

Healthy swap: Opt for steel-cut or rolled oats made without added flavoring, sugar, or preservatives. Both options are less processed — as they aren’t designed to cook instantly — are digested at a lower rate, and will keep you fuller longer. To add a bit of flavor, add nut butter or fresh fruit.

Flavored Yogurt

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Yogurt can be a great snack — high in protein, super portable, and a great vehicle for fruit, nuts, or whatever you like to top it with — but flavored yogurt is often quite high in added sugar, especially the low- and fat-free varieties which rely on lots of added sugar so they still taste good even with the fat removed.

Healthy swap: Stick with plain Greek yogurt and add your own fruit to the mix. It’ll have more protein, be a lot more satiating, and keep your blood sugar more stable (which goes hand-in-hand with maintaining steady energy levels and enough willpower to make better eating decisions!).

Granola Bars

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The idea of granola is great — whole grains mixed with some fruit for flavor and nuts for healthy fats and protein. But prepackaged granola tends to be high on the flavor and low on the nutrition. Plus it’s pretty calorically dense, meaning lots of calories in a relatively small serving.

Healthy swap: Look for, or make, bars low in added sugar and additives, like Larabars, which contain nine ingredients or less and come without preservatives or artificial ingredients.

Microwave Popcorn

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Store-bought popcorn options can be excessively high in sodium, with each bag containing more than your suggested allowance of 2,300 milligrams per day.

Healthy swap: Pop your own popcorn by placing a quarter cup of popcorn kernels in a paper bag, and microwaving. Add a little butter, salt, pepper, maybe coconut oil… whatever!

Fat-Free or Reduced-Fat Snacks

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Most fat-free or reduced-fat snacks — be it chocolate pudding, peanut butter, or cookies — have an extra helping of sugar, salt, or both, to make sure the food tastes as good without the missing ingredient.

Healthy swap: Healthy fats in moderation help you maintain a feeling of fullness, provide our bodies with stores of energy, and can improve cholesterol levels, so don’t rule these out. Instead, choose good fats like a handful of walnuts, or a tablespoon of natural peanut butter with a banana. And if you’re watching your caloric intake, stick to a smaller serving size.

I hope this post helps you find healthier alternatives to those snacks we all love so much. Happy Snacking! Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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