Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

pumpkin pie smoothie

Now that it is October and pumpkin season is in full swing, I thought it was a great opportunity to incorporate another pumpkin recipe into the mix. After making these pumpkin waffles a few weeks ago, I’ve been on a real pumpkin kick. I don’t want to say pumpkin overload, but I feel like I’ve been consuming a lot of pumpkin lately. But what better time of the year for it! I’m also excited to share this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie in picture and video form!

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Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo

cauliflower fettuccine alfredo

Healthy and quick weeknight dinners are always on my mind, but especially at the start of fall. As I mentioned with last week’s Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, I think it’s because I’m preparing for dinner without a grill in the colder months which forces me to come up with quick dinners indoors. This Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo is a spin on the traditional Fettuccine Alfredo but with a fraction of the calories. A relatively guilt-free dinner, you will find yourself reaching for seconds without feeling bad about it!

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Peanut Butter Power Bars

peanut butter power bars

It’s no secret that my love for peanut butter runs pretty deep. I eat it at least once a day and I am always look for excuses to eat more. Peanut butter power bars were always my go-to snack while playing college tennis. Now, they are my favorite pre- and post-workout snack. Last weekend, my mom and I decided to remake the power bar recipe from college and switch up the ingredients. Since we lost the original recipe, it was a good excuse to create our own. As much as I loved the power bars in college, I am completely addicted to this new peanut butter power bar version.

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Weeknight Summer Dinner with al fresco

grilled sausage sandwich recipe

As summer is quickly coming to an end, one of the things I will miss most about the warmer temperatures is quick weeknight dinners on the grill. The grill has become our go-to the past few months. You can’t beat how much of a time saver it is! Once a week, we reach for one of our favorite summer meals on the grill, al fresco chicken sausage. I always love coming up with new ways to serve this “better for you” sausage, but this sweet Italian style has become our favorite. Today, I am sharing the perfect quick weeknight summer dinner with al fresco.

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Healthy Summer Recipes

best healthy summer recipes @rachmccarthy7
Happy Wednesday! I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend and ready for this short week ahead. You have to love holidays that fall in the middle of the week! Today I wanted to recap a few of my favorite and most popular healthy summer recipes. Healthy food doesn’t have to be complicated to make — I love that all these recipes are quick and simple. Check them out below!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

roasted-butternut-squash-soup
Crockpots are a lifesaver on weeknights or any day with a busy schedule. At least once a week, I try to make something for dinner in the crockpot. I love being able to throw the ingredients in and just let it cook. Lately, I’ve been on a real soup kick — it’s the perfect warm dinner for a cool fall day. And I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off November than sharing a roasted butternut squash soup with all of you!

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Zoodle Mac & Cheese

zoodle mac and cheese
Another Tuesday, another zoodle recipe! You may remember this recipe from a few weeks ago, and since then, I just can’t get zoodles off my mind! Not only are zoodles healthier than pasta, they are so much fun to make. {I used this spiralizer & it’s currently on sale!} I am always on a quest to find healthier versions of some of my favorite comfort foods, and this might be my favorite yet! It’s still the same basic cheese sauce recipe, but by swapping out the pasta for zucchini, it’s much more carb friendly. Check out the recipe below!

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