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Six Great Dishes to Bring to a BBQ

It’s prime BBQ season. Chances are you’ll be invited to at least a few more barbecues. Impress your friends and family with healthy but delicious dishes that will sure to be a hit! Here are my absolute favorites! Cauliflower Deviled Eggs It’s almost illegal to have a BBQ without serving deviled eggs? Even though deviled […]

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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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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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Quinoa Salad with Beans

SERVING SIZE: 4oz SERVINGS PER RECIPE: 3 Servings INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups Quinoa 2 cups Vegetable Stock ½ cup Black Beans, canned and rinsed 4 oz Raisins 1/3 cup Almonds, slivered and toasted 3 each Scallions, thinly sliced 1 each Lime, zested 3 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar To taste Salt, Kosher 5-7 sprigs Cilantro, minced [...]
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Shroomy Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

Looking for a last-minute healthy option for a Thanksgiving side or a main dish for vegetarian or those focusing on a plant-based diet? Look no further! This dish is jam-packed with ample protein, an abundance of fiber, and tons of antioxidants! Ingredients: 2 medium butternut squashes halved, and seeds removed -¾ cups of quinoa well [...]
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Peanut Butter and Honey Power Muffins for National Peanut Butter Day

Peanut Butter lovers everywhere, rejoice! Yesterday was National Peanut Butter Day! But, but, but? Isn’t peanut butter bad for you? Peanut butter is absolutely, positively, by no means, BAD for you. Well, to be fair, eating half a jar of peanut butter wouldn’t exactly be the best thing for you, but a healthy serving size […]

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Wild over whole grains

Even though it’s the last day of September, I am not going to let this month slip on by without celebrating Whole Grains Month. Already, this month, we have celebrated National Cheese PIzza Day, National Peanut Day, and National Chicken Month, In honor of Whole Grains Month, I am going to zero in on more […]

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Why I consider chicken a super food

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? It’s definitely a food choice to celebrate! Chicken is truly amazing. It’s a great source of protein. It’s low calorie. It’s versatile and I personally consider it an ultimate super food! You probably already know how important protein is to a diet. But why is that […]

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Celebrate National Peanut Day with Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Today is National Peanut Day and this food is definitely deserving of a day for itself! Peanuts aren’t actually a nut, they’re a legume. They flower above ground but grow below ground. Peanuts have fat and fat is bad. WHAT?! If someone ever tells you this, tell them they’re WRONG! Not all fats are created […]

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Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day

  Can you guess my favorite food? Hint: it’s not avocados, chia seeds, oatmeal or kefir. It’s PIZZA!!! There is really nothing better, in my opinion than a nice hot, crisp, and cheesy slice of pizza. This Wednesday, September 5th is National Cheese Pizza day so I will definitely be celebrating with my favorite food. […]

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Back to School Blog #1: Packing Healthy School Lunches even for Picky Eaters

Do you believe school starts in just over a few weeks?  I’ve had so much fun with my girls this summer and I’m always a little sad to send them back to school come September. But each year it gets a little easier seeing them grow and turn into little ladies! One thing I’ve been […]

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Guys, power up your workout with ice cream

Yes, you read that title right! June was Men’s Health Month the official start of summer. As I was pondering these two reasons to celebrate, ice cream came to mind! I know what you’re thinking—ice cream definitely relates to summer, but how in the world does it relate to men’s health? All it takes is […]

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Fuel your energy with fiber, healthy fats and protein

Depletion. Fatigue. Lack of motivation. These are three tell-tale signs that your nutrition needs a checkup. Let’s talk about three nutrients that can tackle these feelings: fiber, healthy fats, and protein. I will share examples of each. And for those of you with busy lifestyles, I will recommend a healthy treat with all three of […]

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