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Homemade Sunflower Butter

Game changer alert! I had never tried Sunflower Butter until a few weeks ago.  I guess I just never had the opportunity and I sure wasn’t going to buy a $12 jar at Whole Foods just to risk not liking it.  Well when I tasted my first spoonful of Sunflower Butter, to my surprise it tasted much more like peanut butter than any other nut butter I’ve had!

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Peanut butter is one of those things that I randomly will realize I haven’t eaten it in a few years and really crave it. Sunflower butter to the rescue!  Since I’m on the 21 Day Sugar Detox and on a ‘homemade’ kick right now, I thought I’d give it a go and make the sunflower butter at home!

Now it definitely takes a little more time and attention than Almond Butter, but it is definitely worth it!

Sunflower Butter – No Sugar Added

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Parsnip Fries

Happy Friday lovies!  Look at what a snow day can do?  I’m all caught up on blogging and it feels great.  It also felt great to cook up a new little recipe while I was stuck inside this week.

It’s difficult sometimes to come up with new dishes because someone in the house is a little picky and we pretty much just really love our meat in the simplest form.  That’s why sometimes to be inventive it has to be with smaller side dishes or snacks…which brought me to try this delicious spin on my favorite food.

French fries are my weakness.  I had heard of people making veggie fries before.  So when I was craving some nice winter, root vegetables Parsnips immediately came to mind.

These were absolutely delicious.  Sweet and savory, and the perfect compliment to a nice juicy steak.

Parsnip Fries

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KIND Snacks Giveaway!

As you know one of my go to snacks are KIND Bars.  I basically eat one every day during the work week.  So when I was tweeting about them, an old high school friend who actually works at KIND contacted me.  She was kind enough (ha ha) to send me big box of free KIND goodies!  I was so excited!

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It included a variety of different bars and their brand new Healthy Grains Bars.  I decided to try out a few new flavors for myself and give away the rest to a lucky reader.

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My favorite flavors of the new Healthy Grains Bars were the Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt and the Vanilla Blueberry.  I don’t normally eat granola bars any more since going primal, but these ones are gluten-free!  They are delicious!

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My favorite flavors of their bars include a few more.  I’ve been eating KIND bars for over a year now so have tried quite a few.  My first favorites were Pomegranate Blueberry and Pistachio, Almond Coconut, and Cranberry Almond.

Then recently I tried three more that I fell in love with.  Maple Glazed Pecan and Sea Salt, Cashew & Ginger Spice, and Madagascar Vanilla Almond.  These three flavors all have less than 5 grams of sugar and taste dee-lish!

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Okay, giveaway time!  The box includes 10 KIND bars and 3 of their new Healthy Grains Bars.

To Enter: Head over to the KIND website and browse all of their yummy, healthy bars, grains, and granola.  Leave a comment on my blog about which you want to try.  I will randomly pick a winner on Monday night (November 18th).

Bonus: Tweet at me @KelseyLynn55 and @KindSnacks about the giveaway!