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Summer Salads

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Looking to spruce up your summer salads? Try adding raw zucchini and beets (just shred them both). They add awesome flavor and are packed with nutrients!!

Flatbread

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Oh boy was this easy and delicious!! The flatbread is made with 100% whole wheat flour and I was thrilled to see my kids devour it. The recipe makes a large round of dough that you can cut and roll out it large or small…

Coleslaw Salad

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The farmers markets are filled with beautiful beets right now! Here is a recipe that basically consists of beets and veggies marinated in a French dressing (try and find one that isn’t loaded with sugar)1-2 beets, steamed, cooled and cut **1 cup chopped purple cabbage1…

Tom Kha Soup

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We all know we should be eating our veggies and a big bowl is an easy way to do this. This coconut Thai soup is soooo easy. The main thing you’ll need (other than veggies) is a paste called Tom Kha paste. You can find…

Sun-Dried Tomato and White Bean spread

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Because sometimes I get bored with salads….The Sun-Dried tomato dip that is on these romaine lettuce wraps is one of my absolute favorites. I have found that I prefer the milder taste of white beans to the traditional garbanzo beans (found in hummus). I think…

Tropical Quinoa

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The next time you have a fresh pineapple around this is what you need to make!!!! Perfectly delicious with a burst of flavor. I was missing Hawaii today and thought I would go for something tropical with my quinoa! ️️

Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup

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Oh how I love this soup!! It’s magnificent and truthfully one of the healthiest soups you can make (but don’t worry it doesn’t taste like those “sure-it’s-healthy-but-it-tastes-like-dirt” kind of dishes)!! I love sweet potatoes (and regular potatoes would work), I love beans and I love…

Sweet Potato Fries

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My appetite is ravenous today since @stacishort tried to kill me with an hour run on the treadmill this morning. I almost threw up after our 50th sprint!! So what better than one of my favorite foods for lunch – sweet potato fries!! (Yes I…

Miso Ginger Dressing

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Most store bought dressings are loaded with added sugars and preservatives. Here is Miso-Ginger dressing that I made yesterday and loved.  I threw everything together and blitzed it in my mini food processor. This recipe is essentially for one heaping salad, so just double it…

Quick and Easy Veggies

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This past summer my sister made me some vegetables that were soooo delicious! I told her I absolutely had to have the recipe!! I honestly couldn’t believe it when she told me. All she did was sauté some veggies in a little butter and then…

Veggies for Breakfast

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It is so good to finally be home and back in my kitchen. I was out east looking at a couple of graduate schools (and thrilled to find “the one”). After traveling I am always glad to get back to eating more whole foods (and…

Sweet Potato Fries

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Dear sweet potato: I love you! (And I apologize for my husband’s disdain)One of the best parts of the fall is turning the oven back on for deliciousness like these Sweet Potato Fries!!!   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients…

Tres Sorelle Salad

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We have a local restaurant that serves one of my absolute favorite salads (called Tres Sorelle). My sweet friend @aussiegirlsrule recreated it yesterday and here is her recipe:  

Can’t BEET It Salad

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  I have discovered a new food!!!! One that I have never tried and now I’m in love!! Beets….who knew?!! Raw beets!! I have always been somewhat leery of beets (not sure why). But this year I decided to plant a bunch in the garden….

Another Tasty Salad

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No unfortunately that’s not chocolate sauce on my salad (mmm chocolate). It’s actually my go-to dressing these days!!Balsamic glaze and olive oil (both just drizzled over the top). You can find balsamic glaze anywhere these days (I even saw it at Wal-mart). Lunch today included:…

Mock Tuna Salad

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Lunch today was this Mock Tuna salad on Ezekial bread. I love love this sandwich, and it’s loaded with protein. Oh and did I mention it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare with a food processor!!! Simply put all of the ingredients into a…

Breakfast for School Lunch

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Well it’s back to school for the kids this week and that means school lunches!! This might look like an ordinary breakfast parfait, but if you look a little closer it’s also a school lunch!! When I decided that I wanted to improve my kids’…

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

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Looking for some extra protein. Quinoa is a fantastic source of a complete protein (and you don’t need to worry about “grass-fed”, “hormone-free”, “free-range” or “without antibiotics”…..just a bonus!)It is very easy to prepare. Quinoa (which is actually a seed and not a grain) naturally…

Spinach Salad

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Here is a favorite lunch salad. Spinach, English cucumbers, yellow pepper, blueberries, strawberries, and avocado. I topped this wish olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper.