Kale & Pepper Jack Cigars via www.eatsrealfood.com

Kale & Pepper Jack Cigars

Need a last minute appetizer for the big game? Look no further than my Kale & Pepper Jack Cigars. Crispy, crunchy phyllo dough stuffed with spicy pepper jack cheese and iron-rich kale for a healthier alternative that everyone will love.

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Kale & Pepper Jack Cigars via www.eatsrealfood.com

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Mini Cheesy Potato Bites via www.eatsrealfood.com

Mini Cheesy Potato Bites

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I was one happy lady when my shipment of assorted Cabot Cheese arrived at my door. But why all the cheese? Here is why: “Cabot Creamery is challenging Recipe ReDux members to create a healthier snack. From finger foods to hearty apps, lighten up your favorite “big game” or red carpet eats for entertaining.”

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Smoked Brussels Sprouts w/Maple Cashew Cream via www.eatsrealfood.com

Smoked Brussels Sprouts with Maple Cashew Cream

These Smoked Brussels Sprouts with Maple Cashew Cream are the perfect sweet and salty side dish for any weeknight.

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about “Start Smoking in the New Year”. And no, we do not mean that literally. We have been challenged to create healthier dishes using smoke and/or spiciness to kick things up a notch.

Dreaming up a dish doesn’t always come easily, but this time around I almost immediately knew what I was going for. Maybe it’s because I was craving some serious veggie action or the fact that I haven’t had beloved Brussels sprouts in what seems like a lifetime. Either way, I am totally in love with these Smoked Brussels Sprouts with Maple Cashew Cream.

Smoked Brussels Sprouts

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What I’m Loving Lately {Soup Edition}

Each week on What I’m Loving Lately, I will showcase some of my favorite recipes/inspirations from fellow RD bloggers and healthy lifestyle publications/bloggers.

It’s all about soup, this week on What I’m Loving. I’ve never made or eaten more soup than I have this year. I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to get enough! Soup is comforting, nourishing, and oh so satisfying. I love how versatile soup is – add whatever your heart desires. From veggies to beans to fruit even, soup is what’s on the menu these days!

Spicy Harissa and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Crispy Mint Leaves via The Endless Meal

Spicy Harissa and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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