fast healthy nut & seed breakfast cookies

fast healthy nut & seed breakfast cookies | theclevercarrot.com

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean you have to stop eating cookies altogether.

Especially when breakfast cookies exist!

Oh, yes friends. You can enjoy plenty of these sweet treats without the guilt.

This recipe is refined sugar-free, packed with cranberries, and sprinkled with a healthy dose of nuts and seeds.

Consider it fuel for tax season….

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make-ahead gifts: brûléed pecans

make-ahead gifts: brûléed pecans | theclevercarrot.com

Crème brûlée is all about that crispy, sugary crust right?

Sure, the silken custard underneath is good too. But thin shards of golden, caramelized sugar that shatters upon the very first whack of a spoon is what draws you in for the win!

(We’d probably brûlée a lasagne if we could).

So, how about this instead?

Take that sugary, brittly-goodness and encase it around warm, cinnamon-spiced pecans.

It smells like Christmas.

And it’s one of the easiest holiday gifts you can make-ahead….

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the ultimate crudité platter with white miso dip

the ultimate crudité platter with white miso dip | theclevercarrot.com

There’s a reason why people bypass the crudité platter at parties.

Dry, crackly baby carrots… raw cauliflower… mystery dip with way too much garlic…

You know what I’m talking about?

The list goes on, but I’m sure you get the point. Fact of the matter is, the typical crudité platter seems like a chore. It’s obligatory. It’s the classic hors d’oeuvre that must make an appearance at every event.

But all it takes is a few simple swaps to transform predictable, into the ultimate party appetizer….

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