coconut oil recipe

Healthy McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets

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Growing up, chicken nuggets from McDonalds were my all-time favorite food. There was nothing better to me than those pieces of crispy fried goodness. Now that I’m older and have learned about the facts of nutrition, I had a big realization on how many calories I would actually consume from that single meal. According to their website, a 4 piece nugget contains 190 calories, 12 grams of fat, 25mg of cholesterol, and 360 mg of sodium. Now thinking back on portion size, I would consume 8 to 12 of these nuggets! WOW. Needless to say, I haven’t had a chicken […]

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Charred Red Onion and Fennel Salad

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Spring time is just about here and I am already preparing dishes that are perfect for this season, especially for a barbeque.  I feel like I managed to put all of my favorite ingredients into this one salad like the fennel, balsamic, spicy mustard, kale and healthy Kelapo coconut oil!  The combination is fantastic, and with the smoky char on the onions, there is so much flavor for the raw kale.  Using the coconut oil is perfect because it can stand up to the high heat when browning the onions and fennel, and since the flavor is so subtle, it […]

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Homemade Pecan Pie

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This was my mother’s very favorite pie. Every year, we’d have pecan pie after pecan pie after pecan pie. We’d eat it not just for dessert, but for BREAKSFAST! Yes, it’s just as delicious at 9 a.m. as it is at 9 p.m. Truth. Despite my frequent encounters with pecan pie, it wasn’t until last year that I actually made one myself. Let me tell you, there’s something about a homemade pie that just tastes better. You can really Martha Stewart the holidays and make the pie crust yourself with coconut oil, or you can purchase one already made. Either […]

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