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My obsession with cinnamon buns runs deep. Although I've created a killer fat-free whole-wheat vegan cinnamon bun recipe to scratch the itch when it needs scratching; it's not exactly instant... or practical on a busy weekday morning. Smoothies, however, are my favorite answer to breakfast and today I combined the two for an amazing cinnamon experience!

Also be sure to try HH's Peanut butter Cup, Oatmeal Cookie, Pumpkin Pie & Neapolitan Smoothie recipes!

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The other day I asked HH's FB fans, "How do YOU make a salad go from ordinary to extraordinary?" and through this discussion several people inquired about how you make salad dressing without oil or fat.

Here are my tips & tricks plus a no-fail quick recipe:

1. squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over your salad

2. add fresh fruit (or dried fruit) for added flavor instead of a dressing

3. experiment with fat-free balsalmic vinaigrettes

4. substitute tofu ...

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Admittedly, I hate yogurt commercials. I tend to scream things like "healthy? they have more sugar than a can of coke!" and "oh, yeah something intended to turn a calf into a 400lb cow is going to make you skinny!" 

But then something hit me the other night... I thought to myself, "you know, I should do that to tofu!" Channeling my eggnog banana parfaits that were in vegetarian times, I decided to make a sinless key lime pie ...

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Today's inspirational interviewee came by popular request. As a raw food chef who beat colon cancer, Chef Aj is sure to inspire us all to eat a bit healthier than we already do!

HH: First, the million dollar question. How long have you been vegan and what made you go vegan?

In September it will be 33 years. I would have done it sooner but my mom wouldn't let me go vegan until I left home. It started ...

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In Episode 5 of "Healthy Options with the Happy Herbivore" Lindsay show's her #1 secret for getting kids to eat their veggies! These rich, chocolate and moist muffins are so healthy -- but good for you! You'll never be able to tell they also have a full serving of veggies! Shredded zucchini really is the "secret" ingredient!

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