{Healthier Donut Recipes}

Good morning, friends!!  How are you?  I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day and are having an even better week. :)  Please forgive my sporadic posts…We're packing up one house and prepping to move into another, so I'll most likely be popping in here and there over the next couple of weeks while the moving chaos ensues.

I just couldn't help but post about this.  Just recently, I was talking to friends about my love of donuts and how I wish I could eat them all the time.  I mean I REALLY love them, but I never indulge because I know how quickly those delicious bites will turn to pesky pounds.  I always resist the urge to turn into Krispy Kreme when that "Hot Doughnuts Now" sign is illuminated, and it is oh so hard!!

Soon after I was talking about my love of donuts, I saw a Brit + Co post featuring healthy donut recipes.  I took it as a sign that I need to try my hand at some delicious {and healthy} donuts, and I can't wait to satisfy my donut sweet tooth without all the guilt.  If you're a donut-lover like I am, you're really gonna love these…
{Olive Oil Mini Donuts}
{Vanilla Donuts with Vanilla Glaze}
{Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Donuts}
{Coconut Flour Cake Donuts}
{Red Velvet Mini Donuts}
{Orange Poppy Seed Donuts}
{Healthier Classic Powdered Donuts}
{Greek Yogurt Cinnamon Roll Donuts}
{Baked Mini Chocolate Donuts}
{Fluffy Chocolate Donuts}
{Pecan Pumpkin Glazed Donuts}
{Brit + Co's Healthy Donut}




{Valentine's Day Ideas}

Hey friends!!  It's good to be back!  I took a few days off to spend some much-needed time with my family, and yesterday we were dealing with flickering power as a result of the ice storm.  Luckily, the ice has melted and I have a computer with a full battery to post a few Valentine's Day treats before the big day. :)

As I was visiting one of my all-time favorite blogs - Cupcakes and Cashmere - the other day, I noticed that she had done a round-up of past posts full of the sweetest treats to make for your Valentine.

They all look so awesome, and maybe one will catch your eye to try tomorrow.  I made her delicious cookies a couple of years ago for Forrest, and this year I'm tempted to try those scrumptious chocolate lava cakes…Yummy!!
{Cupcakes and Cashmere}
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{Skinny Beef Casserole}

One of the many great things about being snowed in last week was I got the opportunity to try out some new, hearty, and healthy dinner dishes.  I came across this recipe on Skinny Mom, and I was immediately drawn to the picture.  It looked so delicious, and I couldn't wait to try it.

I swapped out the beef for ground turkey meat, and I have also added mushrooms and other veggies to the recipe.  Overall, this is so simple to prepare, and it is husband and wife approved in my house!!  I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!!
{Skinny Beef Casserole}


1 pound ground sirloin

1/2 cup chopped onion            

1/2 cup chopped red pepper

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups cooked whole wheat wide egg noodles

1 1/2 cups frozen peas

1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

1 can cream style corn

1/2 tbsp chili powder

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


1) In a large skillet, cook the sirloin, onions, peppers, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain.

2) Combine meat, peppers, and onions with cooked pasta, corn, and peas. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, and red pepper flakes. Stir to mix all ingredients and transfer to a greased 3-3.5 quart baking dish.

3) Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until heated through and enjoy!

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