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Guide to Improving Heart Health

Although we’re well into February, that doesn’t mean it’s too late for you to start implementing some heart health tips into your daily routine. According to the CDC, one person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. That is a staggering statistic that can make even the most lackadaisical person want […]

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Better Than Rice & Beans

Ingredients: 1 cup of millet rinsed 1 cup of quinoa rinsed 4 cups of water 2 cans red kidney beans, drained 1 jar of organic salsa of choice (I like Newmans) 1 zucchini chopped in small cubes and steamed for 5 minutes Directions: Bring quinoa, millet and water to a boil in water. Once boiling, […]

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Powerhouse Split Pea Soup

The first week of this month was National Split Pea Week. Split peas are considered a legume, just like chickpeas, lentils, and beans. What I love about legumes is that they are so nutritious and affordable, especially if you buy them dry. Split peas are among the quickest cooking dry legumes. The health benefits of […]

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Dr. Stacia Van Slyke’s Cauliflower Walnut Crumble

Ingredients: 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 cup walnuts ¼ cup tomato paste 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon soy sauce or liquid aminos ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon cumin powder ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder (optional) Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2) […]

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Lemon Dill-Roasted Chicken

SERVING SIZE: 5 oz. each SERVINGS PER RECIPE: 4-5 portions INGREDIENTS 1lb Whole Chicken 2 each Carrots, random cuts 4 stalks Celery, random cuts 2 each White onions, peeled and random cuts 1 each Lemon, ½ inch slices 2 cloves Garlic, mashed 1 ½ Tbsp. Black Pepper, Ground 1 Tbsp. Dill Weed, dried 1 ½ [...]
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Back-to-School Blog: Getting Creative with Trail Mixes

Looking for a healthy snack for your child in this busy back-to-school season. Trail mixes are your answer. Below are some great mixes that your child will love. Simply choose the recipe you think your kiddos will like best. Fill up a gallon-size Ziploc bag with the ingredients and shake. You can then divvy up [...]
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Venison-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

SERVING SIZE: 1 cabbage roll SERVINGS PER RECIPE: 8 INGREDIENTS 1 each Green Cabbage, leaves separated ½ lb Ground Venison 12-13 each Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced 1 each White Onion, diced 3 stalks Celery, ¼ inch sliced 10 oz Monterey Jack, shredded 1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper 1 ½ Tsp. Caraway Seeds 1 bunch Green Scallions, [...]
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Chèvre-Stuffed Dates

Ingredients: 15  pitted dates sliced in half length-wise 4 ounces plain chevre goat cheese 1/4 cup slivered almonds Directions: Spread goat cheese into the crevice of each slice of date. Top with slivered almonds. Yes, it’s that easy! Enjoy!
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Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients: 6 Large Tomatoes 32 oz Diced Canned Tomatoes 3 Canned Chipotle Peppers in AdoboSauce 1 Medium White Onion 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Green Bell Pepper 1/2 Cup Frozen Yellow Corn 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 Tbsp Paprika 1. 5 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 Cup Chopped Cilantro 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese Instructions: Preheat oven to [...]
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Mexican Shrimp with Orzo

Ingredients: 1lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp ground cinnamon 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced, divided 1½ TBS canola oil ⅓ c. minced shallots 1 c. dry orzo pasta 2 c. low sodium chicken broth 1 c. water 1 10- ounce can no [...]
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