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Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Ingredients: ½ c. reduced fat feta cheese 1½ c. blueberries 1½ c. sliced cucumbers 3 c. watermelon, cubed or ball 1 TBS lime juice 2 TBS mint leaves 3 TBS olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste     Directions: In a mixing bowl, stir together blueberries, cucumbers, watermelon and mint leaves. In a separate [...]
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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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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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East African Mango and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: ⅛ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp cumin ½ tsp salt 1 tsp peanut oil 1 TBS chopped cilantro 3 TBS chopped, unsalted dry-roasted peanuts 3 TBS fresh lime juice ¼ c. small red onion, finely chopped 2 c. chopped seeded tomato 1 red or green jalapeno, seeded and minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Cucumber, [...]
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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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One-Pot Moroccan Chicken Stew

Ingredients: 8-12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 yellow or Spanish onions, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper (to taste) 1 TBS minced ginger root 1 TBS ground cinnamon 1 TBS ground coriander 2 TBS olive oil 3 TBS fresh lemon juice 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp [...]
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Spring into Health: Spring out of your Salad Rut

Spring is the perfect time for fresh salads, but I have found with many clients that they get into salad ruts…they get bored! Well do I have some pointers to you to prevent those salad ruts. Aim for color! The more colorful your salad, the better. You get more nutrients that way!  Toss in some […]

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Reach for an avocado for your heart

For this last week of Heart Health month, I am going to feature some of my favorite heart-healthy foods. Today, I will zoom in on Avocados. I LOVE Avocados, they are king of Omega-9s, a heart-healthy fat. I’m including an Avocado DESSERT recipe in this blog as well. Why Avocados are Heart-Healthy: -They may lower [...]
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