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Homemade Spicy Black Pepper Beef Jerky

Most store-bought beef jerky is loaded with corn syrup, sugar, soy, and additives. Thankfully, you can make your own delicious, healthy, and protein-packed beef jerky in your own oven using simple savory spices.

Get the recipe: Homemade Spicy Black Pepper Beef Jerky

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Gummy Bears

Need a sugar fix? These DIY healthy homemade mini gummy bears are made with real fruit and no refined sugars or dyes. Mix and match your favorite flavors for a healthier blast from the past snack.

Get the recipe: Gummy Bears

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Better-for-You Nutella

Let's be honest: Even though it's marketed as a healthy breakfast choice, store-bought Nutella is and always will be dessert. The (delicious) stuff has about 5 teaspoons of sugar per 2 tablespoon serving, plus non-sustainably sourced palm oil and artificial flavors. Skip the store-bought version and make your own with less sugar and a few simple ingredients!

Get the recipe: Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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DIY Gatorade

Attention Gatorade guzzlers: While sports drinks may seem like a healthy choice, they're usually loaded with a ton of added sugar, plus artificial colors and flavors that you just don't need. Skip the bottled stuff and make your own with this recipe using coconut water, citrus, and raw honey.

Get the recipe: DIY Gatorade

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Healthier Orange Julius

A beloved childhood drink, these so-called "smoothies" are basically desserts in a glass, leading to a quick sugar high and inevitable crash. This version packs a combination of healthy fat, fiber, and a good dose of protein to keep you satisfied all morning long.

Get the recipe: Healthier Orange Julius

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