The BEST Homemade Ketchup

I am a big ketchup fan, and this homemade ketchup recipe is HANDS DOWN the best ketchup I have ever tasted. I will never get store-bought ketchup again!

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Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Recently, Nutritionist and Cheer Up Buttercups Co-founder, Allison Reyna, was asked by Time Warner Cable to do a short segment on healthy snacks that kids will love. Having tested these recipes on her three children, we can honestly say that these are snacks your kids really will love! Whether they need a power snack in …

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Power Balls Recipe

This recipe is a staple in our household. My kids, ages 3 and 5, love helping me make them. I like to stash a batch in the freezer for future lunchboxes and snacks-on-the go. The oatmeal is packed with fiber and the protein in the nut butter will keep your kids satiated for a long, …

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Amazing Kale Nachos

Confession from the nutritionist: nachos are one of my all-time favorite foods. I have always thought of nachos as somewhat healthy (minus the chips and pasteurized cheese), but that might just part of the justification process when I do indulge in them. Beans, vegetables, herbs, grass fed meat.all healthy, nutrient-dense food! This recipe brings the …

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Full Belly Breakfast Muffins

Many of us had to set our alarm clocks this week for the first time in a couple of weeks. Getting your kids dressed, well fed, and out the door in the morning is always a challenge whether it is January or April. I love making these muffins in a double batch and stocking the freezer …

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Healthy Orange Julius (Egg, Sugar & Dairy Free!)

Growing up as a kid I LOVED Orange Julius. I decided to make “special smoothies” one night for the kids as their after-dinner-treat. I threw what ingredients I had on hand into the Vitamix and can I just say–yum! To my surprise it tasted very similar to the Orange Julius drinks I had loved and …

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Shredded Lime Taco Chicken

Now that fall is upon us I’ve been able to use my crock pot for meals a few times a week. I gave myself a challenge a couple of weeks ago to only cook meals for one week using the crock pot. I can honestly say that it made my life so much easier! I …

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The BEST Vegan Banana Bread

Having found out three years ago that I had a pretty severe allergy to eggs, I really haven’t been able to enjoy baked goods since then. Occasionally I will come across a good vegan cupcake at a bakery, but more often than not eggless recipes that I find on the internet aren’t very good. I’m …

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Allison’s Pantry Blueberry Muffins

  I opened the fridge this morning to find an overflow of organic blueberries about to expire staring at me in the face. What better time to whip up a batch of blueberry muffins? Since this was not exactly planned (and my kids were surprisingly playing happily together at such an early morning hour) I …

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Healthy Cacao Nut Granola Cookies

These are a cinch to whip up so don’t let the long ingredient list scare you off–you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. This is also a fun recipe to make with your little ones. These make for a healthy, on-the-go breakfast/lunchbox treat or after dinner dessert. And they freeze well …

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