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Spicy Chickpea Snack

Chickpeas as a snack? Yes! Absolutely. This Spicy Chickpea Snack is crazy simple and I will fully admit to having skipped dinner and eaten half a bowl of this stuff while watching movie after a hard work day instead of popcorn. Continue reading


Mac and Cheese Recipe for One (Maybe Two)

This is mac and cheese for one recipe is so simple, I’ve often made it when I get home from work late, or if I’m being lazy but I’m really hungry. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and can also be split and used as a side dish for two people. Let me know what you think!

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Vegetarian French Onion Soup

I was trying to figure out what to cook with some mushroom broth that I had bought and I came across this recipe for vegetarian french onion soup and adapted it a bit for myself. They say shitake mushrooms taste like beef. I can’t verify this, because I can no longer remember what beef tastes like, but I REALLY like this soup! Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Juicing

This awesome Guest Post is by Deborah Smikle-Davis, the founder and voice behind the fabulous site Urban Naturale. She knows a TON about juicing and so I was thrilled when she agreed to write this guest post on the subject. For those of you new to juicing, don’t be intimidated, she goes over many of the Do’s and Don’ts for first timers. She even includes some great recipes at the end for you to try! Continue reading

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Chia Seeds: What they are and How to Eat Them

If I had known years ago, that the same seeds that grew those funky looking Chia Pets were actually HEALTHY. I would have bought one!  Chia seeds are actually very good for you and come packed with vitamins and minerals. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Real Vitamin Water

When I heard that Vitamin Water didn’t…well..have much of any vitamins in it and that the public had been duped, honestly, I wasn’t surprised. It’s made by Coca-Cola. (And yes, Dasani, I’m throwing a side-eye at you too ). So I was pleasantly surprised when Scarlett Rocourt of WonderCurl joined the SB Facebook Group and shared her healthy version that she says makes her feel great. (And look great too! Have you SEEN Scarlett?) So for today’s quick tip, I thought I’d share her Real Vitamin Water recipe. Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Drop Biscuits

One thing I don’t buy a lot of anymore is bread. It’s just too easy to make and cheap too! I know I’ve talked about making your own no knead artisan bread. As well as Homemade Bread for Dummies. But this recipe is even simpler than that and is FAST. I literally have gotten up in the morning, decided that biscuits were necessary and In 30 minutes I’ve got my warm yummy craving satisfied. Continue reading

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Savvy’s Healthy Vegetable “Fried” Rice

I love the fried rice that comes with Chinese takeout, but I DON’T love the high calorie and sodium count. So I played around with a a few recipes until I came up with Vegetable “Fried” Rice Recipe. (It’s more of sauteé really). It’s great with leftover rice and the ingredients are crazy cheap! I’ve eaten this as a main dish as well as a side dish. This recipe cooks up quickly if you cook the vegetables and the egg ahead of time. Let me know what you think? Continue reading

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Savvy’s Simple Salsa Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup is my go to meal during the winter and perfect for No Buy Month. I usually make it with dry beans that have been soaked overnight, (they’re cheaper) and then boiled until soft. If you want you can use canned beans, but beware of BPAs. If you use less water, it’s more like a stew and can be served over rice. Continue reading