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Gluten-Free Healthier Peanut Butter Cups

I have made many versions of homemade peanut butter cups. Fillings of peanut butter and honey to taste, is one I used to make often.  Or sometimes I get fancy and use the filling to my famous peanut butter pie (link). But, once I tried my good friend Melissa's peanut butter cup recipe, I was hooked...

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Frozen Sugar-free Coconut Water Ice Pops & Norpro Silicone Molds Product Review

Everything gets sweeter when you freeze it. If your kids are low-sweet like mine, then you will appreciate these pops which are just coconut water and lemon juice. You can adjust the sweetness by adding water to your likeness. However, it will still get sweeter after it's frozen so take care! These are also great for rehydrating after surgery or in the summer heat. if you like them sour, you can add more lemon juice.

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Real Food Dairy-Free Protein Shake

I am not really a fan of protein shakes. Mostly every powder is full of disgusting ingredients that are terrible for you. Personally, I like REAL FOOD. Plus, I feel like you would drink it too fast to aid digestion, and that it would encourage eating something sweet, instead of food. Now, if you are pregnant, or even pregnant with triplets (! happens!), or struggling to get in protein, or just busy-busy, maybe a shake is the thing for you. Recently, I sent my husband to a naturopath, who suggested he try to drink a protein shake in lieu of lunch. I wondered if this meant he should eat less or more often... not sure the motivation, but I PROMISED not to send him to someone and then totally say, "THAT IS SO WRONG!" after he relays the advice to me. Ha, I am SO GUILTY of that. Anyway, this was the only advice that made me a little uneasy, but we are trying it. So, if you like protein shakes for whatever reason, here is what we made. Now, my husband is low-carb and did not need any sweetener. You *may*. I suggest Sweetleaf liquid vanilla stevia. Just a few drops. Or Truvia, or Erythritol if you hate stevia. This protein powder does have stevia in it already and it was enough sweetener for him. My husband has been told dairy doesn't agree with him, so this shake is also dairy-free.