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Pumpkin Protein Shake

so yummy. banana is perfect IMO. have also subbed vanilla extract and almond flour for the protein powder, and have subbed coconut milk and greek yogurt for the almond milk (yogurt to thicken and avoid waste since it was about to expire!)

Autumn Apple Salad with a Maple Vinaigrette

I made this for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and it was pretty yummy. I did add a bit more maple syrup to the dressing as the apple cider vinegar was a bit strong, but otherwise it was delicious.

Fit Not Fad: 7 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes ~ Thai Peanut Dressing -1 spoonful PB -2 tbsp soy sauce -1 sprinkle brown sugar -1 tsp sesame oil -1 shake sesame seeds -1 shake ginger -1 shake garlic powder -1 shake onion powder -1 tbsp honey -1 tbsp Stevia -Juice of 1 small lime **Side note: this is GREAT on an Asian inspired salad with chow mein noodles, mandarin oranges, sunflower seeds and spinach

Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)--uses evaporated milk. Starter base for homemade Mac n' Cheese-just toss shredded cheese in sauce to melt, add cooked pasta and it's ready. Or put it in baking pan, sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake at 350 F until bubbly and browned on top.

HOMEMADE SALSA!! STOP!! Don't buy all those store made salsa's with all the nasty preservatives in it. You can easily make your own and it will taste much better then the stuff you've been getting in the store. Simple and delicious!! Chop 5-6 Roma tomatoes, 1 small onion, 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro. Mince 2 seeded Serrano or Jalapeño peppers and 1 clove of garlic. Add 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together and let sit overnight for flavors to…