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Looks Delicious! Flourless Lemon Blueberry Protein Pancakes

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Lemon Blueberry High Protein Pancakes, submitted by TK member Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef)

Smoothies have become my default summer morning option, and they’ve been doing right by me so far. I get a nice dose of protein to start my day, a cool drink to battle the rising temperatures, and the satisfaction of knowing I fed myself a healthy breakfast. But sometimes … sometimes I’d rather not drink my breakfast. Sometimes I want something warm and comforting, like sausages, or fried eggs, or yes, even grits. Mostly, though, when I want something warm, I want pancakes. Which is a bit tricky when I’m also avoiding gluten.

Enter these Lemon Blueberry High Protein Pancakes from TK member Lacey. These pancakes may masquerade as a breakfast splurge but deep inside, they’re actually good for you. And flourless, too! In fact, the ingredient list bears a striking resemblance to many a smoothie recipe. At only slightly more than 100 calories and 13 grams of protein per pancake, it wins a spot on my breakfast menu rotation.

Thanks for sharing this, Lacey! Now I know what to make when the pancake urge hits. Click on the photo above to get the printable!

Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!

 

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Let’s Talk Junk Food (You Know You Want To)

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Junk Food)

Leave it to me to be late to the party again. I just found out that yesterday was National Junk Food Day. What? A day just for junk food? Raise your hand if you knew this. Raise your other hand if you don’t care that it’s a day late and want to celebrate with me.

I try to eat healthy most of the time, and I do that mostly so I don’t feel bad about indulging in a guilty pleasure now and then. Sometimes, I’ll make an effort to create a homemade version just so I can justify eating more of it. Raise your other other hand if you do the same.

Let’s get ourselves into—and hopefully out of—trouble together, shall we? Tell us:

What’s your junk food weakness? Any tips for keeping things in moderation?

Do you love kettle cooked chips? Have trouble resisting chocolate bars? Need that soda pop fix? Can’t stop munching on tortilla chips and salsa? Are Doritos your true love? Or maybe Oreos? (Extra points if you share a recipe for a homemade version!) Or maybe you know a trick or two for battling those insistent junk food cravings and stopping at just one or maybe nine chips. (I could use some of those tips right now, because for some reason, all I can think of is Doritos.)

Come share below! In the meantime, I’m going to go drink three glasses of water and contemplate the meaning of moderation.

Happy Wednesday, folks!

 

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Looks Delicious! Strawberry Matcha Brioche Donuts

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Strawberry Matcha Brioche Donuts, submitted by TK member Denisse of La Petit Eats)

I saw the words matcha and brioche and donuts in the title, and that did it for me. That the donuts look so pillowy soft and buttery pretty much sealed the deal. If you’re looking for a special summer treat to make, I’d like to suggest Strawberry Matcha Brioche Donuts from TK member Denisse! Click on the photo above for the printable, and get your week off to a great start with these.

Thanks for sharing, Denisse!

 

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Looks Delicious! Greek Salad with The Best Feta Vinaigrette

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Greek Salad with The Best Feta Vinaigrette, submitted by TK member Julie Andrews of The Gourmet RD)

We’re about a month into our summer grilling, with no intention of slowing down. Kebabs, burgers, ribs, sausages … Even when we fry fish, we put the grill’s handy side burner to work. The trees in the backyard don’t seem to mind the aroma as much, which keeps the couch and carpet and every porous surface in my house happy.

We always try to include roasted or grilled veggies whenever possible, but sometimes, we just want something simple and fresh to go with all that beautifully cooked meat. I can’t wait to try this Greek Salad from TK member Julie this weekend. The salad itself is unabashedly simple: just lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. But her promise of delivering the best Feta Vinaigrette is what caught my eye. I think I might even make a little extra vinaigrette (minus the feta) and use that to quickly marinate chicken before throwing it on the grill. Maybe heat a few pitas on the grill for the boys who balk at the idea of a low-carb meal, and everyone’s happy.

Thanks for sharing this, Julie. Click on the photo above to get the printable recipe, and make this soon!

 

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Let’s Talk Pizza!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for … pizza! Yes, I know that’s not how it goes, but I’m convinced that pizza in the summertime is just as popular as ice cream. Actually, pizza is crazy popular just about anytime, with just about anyone. Even gluten-free pizza has come a long way from its […]

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Ice Cream Maker Giveaway (Winners Announced!)

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It's summer, it's Friday, and we're giving away two (2) Cuisinart Ice Cream Makers. Come and enter to win!

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Let’s Talk Tacos!

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It's Taco Tuesday-plus-one-day! I can't believe we haven't talked about tacos yet. I've been remiss!

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Looks Delicious! Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta

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Tired from a fun-filled weekend? Overindulged a bit? Maybe you’re just want something light and fresh but satisfying and elegant enough for guests. This Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta from TK members Trevor and Jennifer brings together so many flavors—chewy, doughy, creamy, peppery, juicy, sweet, earthy—and balances them so perfectly. It just…