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5-Minute Lentil Tomato Salad

Did you know February is Heart Health Month?  Here at EatSmart, we are dedicated to bettering the lives of our customers through encouraging a healthy lifestyle.  We encourage our readers to learn more about living a heart-healthy life by visiting and exploring the American Heart Association website.

To do our part in celebrating Heart Health Month, EatSmart will be sharing heart-healthy recipes throughout the month of February.  This 5-Minute Lentil Tomato Salad, developed by Kaitlin at The Garden Grazer, which is loaded with lentils, a high fiber food known to reduce the risk of Heart disease, is a great way to kick off the month.  Enjoy!

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Ingredients
15 oz. can lentils
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup white wine vinegar (or white balsamic vinegar)
1/8 cup chives (optional)
Salt to taste
Other additions: olive oil, basil, parsley, etc.

Click here for preparation instructions from The Garden Grazer.

The recipe is courtesy of Kaitlin at The Garden Grazer.  Kaitlin is vegetable enthusiast who loves animals, nature, matcha, positivity, kindness, and colorful food!  Stop by her website for lots of healthy recipes!

Toasted Coconut Macadamia Chocolate Bars

If you love coconut and are looking for a great way to start the weekend make these bars. They are loaded with coconut and macadamia nuts and ready in no time at all. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ sticks melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Click here for baking instructions.

About the Author:  Christine is a fitness enthusiast, cook, baker, giraffe lover, wannabe yogi and happiness seeker.  She posts flavorful, (mostly) healthy recipes on her blog Apple of My Eye.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipe Round-Up

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Did you know January is National Oatmeal Month? This highly nutritious food is a perfect way to start your morning. If the thought of eating oatmeal for breakfast sounds boring, we’ll have you thinking again. Break out your slow cooker and get ready for an oat-astic experience with the following delicious slow cooker oatmeal recipes. A little prep the night before (and we mean little – simply throw all ingredients into your slow cooker!) and you will wake up to a pot of creamy oats that tastes like dessert. Enjoy!

Banana Nut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe from The Lemon Bowl.


Creamy Coconut & Strawberry Steel Cut Oats

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Get the recipe from Domestic Superhero.


Overnight Cherry Almond Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Get the recipe from The Yummy Life.


Overnight Steel Cut Oats in a Jar

Get the recipe from Making Thyme for Health.


Overnight Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Get the recipe from Mel’s Kitchen.


Banana Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

Get the recipe from Cozy Country Living.


Peach Oatmeal

Get the recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy.


Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

Get the recipe from Five Heart Home.


Overnight Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Steel Cut Oats

Get the recipe from The Gold Lining Girl.


Blueberry Muffins Oats

Get the recipe from Dishing Out Health.


Overnight Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal

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Get the recipe from Boys Ahoy.


Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oats

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Get the recipe from Table for Two.

Do you have a favorite slow cooker oatmeal recipe you would like to share? Share it with us on Instagram by tagging us, @EatSmartProducts. Use the hashtag #getleanin2016 to get entered into our weekly Instagram giveaway!

Low-Carb Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins are a perfect breakfast for anyone who is “on-the-go.” They are incredibly easy to make and very versatile.  They can be customized hassle-free to include your favorite vegetables, meats and spices.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbs. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper (or to taste)

Click here for preparation instructions.

About the Author: Stephanie is the author of the food blog, Eat.Drink.Love. where she loves to share easy and healthy recipes that everyone can enjoy. Visit her site to check out all of her creations!

Lemon Garlic Orzo Soup

This simple soup is full of flavor and very satisfying.  It is perfect for winter!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, roughly grated
  • 6 C chicken broth
  • ½ C orzo
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil

Click here for cooking instructions.

About the author:  Jenna blogs about recipes and food/lifestyle tips and ideas on her blog Petit Foodie.  She hopes that by reading her blog you too can find happiness in your everyday life without overindulging in guilty pleasures.

Carrot Spice Pancakes

Love carrot cake?  Then you’ll enjoy these Carrot Spice Pancakes.  They are full of fresh carrots and very flavorful.

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  • 1¼ cup shredded carrot, packed
  • 1¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • oil for frying

Click here for preparation instructions.

About the Author: Annie is the gluten-free blogger behind Maebells that has a passion for revamping classic Southern comfort food into lighter, healthier, gluten-free meals.

Meet the BRAND NEW EatSmart Precision Body Check Bathroom Scale

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We’re so excited about our new Precision Body Check Body Fat Bathroom Scale that we have to share it!

The Basics:

This bathroom scale sports a white, glass top with chrome accents and includes an oversized 3.7” x 2.2” backlit LED display. It has a weight capacity of up to 400 lbs and measures in 0.2 lb increments. It’s very sturdy with a slim profile that will fit perfectly (and look good!) in your bathroom. EatSmart-body-check-body-fat-scale

“Techy” Features:

Weight alone is not an accurate indicator of health. A body fat scale distinguishes between pounds that come from body fat and pounds that come from mass muscle and total body water. The EatSmart Precision Body Check Scale monitors 7 important health metrics including weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), body fat, muscle mass, total body water, bone mass, and estimated caloric intake, providing a complete picture of health. 

Weight
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BMI
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Body Fat %
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Muscle Mass %
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Body Water %
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Bone Density
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Caloric Intake Calculator (Displays how many calories per day are needed to maintain your weight)
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Additional Features:

There’s an athlete mode for very active users which providers these individuals with more accurate readings.

Auto recognition software, which stores up to 8 unique user profiles, recognizes the individual user as soon as they step onto the scale.

When a weight locks in, the scale will beep allowing the user to step off and have an easy view of the readout.

The Precision Body Check Scale will be available for purchase on Amazon.com and other major online retailers in January 2016 at a low price of only $39.95.

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Click here to be the first to know when the Body Check Bathroom Scale is available.

UPDATED 1/3/16: THE PRECISION BODY CHECK SCALE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. CLICK HERE.

Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies

Looking to bring a smile to the faces of your friends and family this Christmas? These easy to make Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies are sure to be an amusing conversation topic.  Oh, and they taste good too!

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Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Frosting

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar, sifted

Click here for baking instructions.

About the Author: Charlene is the blogger behind My Frugal Adventures, where you will find simple, affordable and fun recipes, crafts and DIY projects.  Stop by for a daily dose of inspiration as well as the hottest online shopping deals.

DIY Edible Holiday Gift Ideas

edible-gift-ideasHomemade edible gifts let your friends and family know you’re thinking of them and they’ll think of you as they enjoy their goodies. We have compiled a variety of DIY edible gift ideas, some sweet and some savory. Most of these recipes are quick and easy, with a few requiring no more than layering ingredients in a jar. Wow your friends and family with these DIY treats that are sure to please.

Gingerbread Box and Mason Jars

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Get the recipe from RecipeTin Eats.


Homemade Nutella

Get the recipe from A Southern Fairytale.


Homemade Coffee Syrup

Get the recipe from Nellie Bellie.


Hot Chocolate Fudge

Get the recipe from Wonky Wonderful.


Cranberry Mustard

Get the recipe from In Johnna’s Kitchen.


Vanilla Chai Tea

Get the recipe from Kats’ Kitchen.


Honey Roasted Almond Butter

Get the recipe from Heather’s French Press.


Double Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Get the recipe from The Pretty Bee.


 

Homemade Popcorn Holiday Gift Set

Get the recipe from Real Food Real Deals.


Lentil Rice Casserole

Get the recipe from Busy-at-Home.


Cranberry Ginger Baked Oatmeal

Get the recipe from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook.


Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola

Get the recipe from Cafe Johnsonia.


Which of these recipes are you going to make?  Tweet to us @eatsmartscales.

Italian Ricotta Cookies

Planning to get your holiday bake on? These easy to make Italian Ricotta Cookies are cake-like, fluffy and festive .
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Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3 1/2 cups (495g) all-purpose flour*
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (8 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups (370g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 15 oz. ricotta, whole milk or fresh (1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
Glaze
  • 1 Tbsp butter (salted or unsalted), melted
  • 3 3/4 cups (460g) powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, or 1 1/4 tsp almond extract and more milk as needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 – 6 Tbsp milk

Click here for baking instructions.

About the Author: I’m Jaclyn, a twenty something wife and mother, as well as the self-taught cook, baker, writer, editor and photographer behind CookingClassy.com. Cooking Classy is a place for me to share the food I love. Please follow along and lets create something delicious!

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