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Savory Breakfast Oatmeal

Savory Breakfast Oatmeal is a unique twist on a traditional breakfast dish.  It is so delicious, you will probably end up eating it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!


  • ½ C old fashioned oats
  • Water
  • Salt
  • ½ tbsp smart balance or butter
  • 1 large egg
  • Green onion
  • Cilantro
  • ¼ C halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp finely chopped jalapeño
  • 1½ tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1½ tsp Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ⅓ C Black bean
  • 1 tbsp shredded cheddar
  • ½ tbsp crumbled Queso fresco

Click here for preparation instructions.

About the author:  Julie is a Florida native, peanut butter addict, health and nutrition nerd and animal lover. She blogs at Small Green Kitchen, a place where you will find delicious recipes for a healthy, happy life. 

Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Roundup


Are you obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes and other delicious pumpkin treats? We rounded up some of our favorite healthy pumpkin recipes that are sure to delight your taste buds. Why pumpkin? We love the taste and it’s also a nutritious food – high in vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and fiber.

Treat yourself, your family and friends to a taste of fall with one of these healthy pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Protein Bites

Get the recipe from Barr & Table.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Maple & Pecans

Pumpkin-OatmealGet the recipe from Five Heart Home.

Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie


Get the recipe from The Gracious Pantry.

Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer

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Get the recipe from Kim’s Cravings.

Vegan Pumpkin, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Soup

Vegan Pumpkin Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe without Stock Healthy, low fat, gluten free, vegan, sugar free, clean eating friendly

Get the recipe from Southern in Law.

Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte


Get the recipe from Inspired Taste.

Pumpkin Fettuccini


Get the recipe from Delish Knowledge.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Oil Granola


Get the recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen.

Beef Curry with Pumpkin


Get the recipe from Rasa Malaysia.

Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili


Get the recipe from Gigi Eats Celebrities.

The Best Ever Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles


Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

Mason Jar Pumpkin and Sage Crustless Quiches


Get the recipe from Coffee Cake and Cardio.

Pumpkin Ginger Muffin


Get the recipe from Thoroughly Thriving.

Healthy Pumpkin Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread


Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

Pumpkin and Kale Lasagna


Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies


Get the recipe from Whole New Mom.

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte


Get the recipe from Premeditated Leftovers.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe? Tweet us at@EatSmartScales.

Avocado Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate season is here.  Prime pomegranate season typically runs from October to January, so pomegranates are ripe for football season.  This makes avocado pomegranate guacamole dip the perfect dip for your next football party!



  • 2 ripe but firm avocados
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (arils)
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallot (or onion)
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Click for cooking instructions.

About the author:  Sally is a professional chef, author, recipe developer, educator, and certified health coach.  Her site, A Food Centric Life, educates, encourages, and empowers home cooks to create memorable food with easy, healthy recipes.

Crock Pot Apple Butter Recipe

October’s here.  You know what that means – hayrides, pumpkin carving, and of course, apple picking! Wondering what to do with all your apples?  Try this quick, easy, and delicious apple butter recipe.

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  • 6 apples of your choice- I used Gala but you can mix and match
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Click for cooking 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.

Charity of the Month October 2015 – Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2015. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this important cause, we’ve selected Cure Breast Cancer Foundation as our charity of the month.

The mission of the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation:

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women, yet its cure has remained unresolved. That may be about to change. Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization created to raise money for breast cancer research under the direction of noted oncologist, Dr. Larry Norton, at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and other national and international research facilities. Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised over $5 million for breast cancer research.

To learn more about the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit their Facebook page.

For every new Facebook “like” we (EatSmart Products) acquire during the month of October, we will donate 50 cents/follower to the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. (So spread the word!)

Click here, LIKE us and EatSmart will donate:


If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms

Substitute chicken wings for these buffalo chicken stuffed mushrooms! They make perfect appetizers for game day, tailgating and dinner parties.



  • 16 oz. button or baby bella (crimini) mushrooms
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (regular or reduced fat), softened
  • ¾ cup crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 2-4 tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning mix (optional)
  • ½ cup finely chopped precooked chicken
  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrot
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

Click for cooking instructions.

About the author: Lisa Huff is a freelance recipe developer, food photographer, and blogger at Snappy Gourmet. She lives in the NYC area with her husband and two small children.

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Get your bake on with this pumpkin doughnut recipe. These are perfect for fall days and a much healthier option than store bought doughnuts.


  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup (75g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (120ml) milk

Click for baking instructions.

About the Author: Marsha is a stay at home mother to one, and the baker, and blogger behind Marsha’s Baking Addiction. Whether you like cookies or cakes, you’ll find something on her blog to sweeten your day!

11 Common Foods That Can Cause Bloating

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Are you suddenly having a little trouble zipping up your jeans or putting on your rings? If you’re prone to bloating or swelling, the right diet will help you stay svelte. After all, who wants to be uncomfortable and unable to wear their favorite jeans?

Here are 11 foods that may cause bloating:

Salty and highly processed foods

The salt in processed foods causes water retention, which leads to a bloated stomach and swollen hands and feet. Choose foods with low sodium content instead.

Carbonated drinks

The bubbles cause gas which gets trapped in your stomach and causes uncomfortable swelling! Choose water or unsweetened iced tea over carbonated beverages.  And you can always add fruit or cucumber slices to water for flavor.


For those with lactose intolerance, milk products are hard to digest. The lactose causes bloating, gas and other unpleasant side effects. Choose lactose-free milk or try Lactaid pills to help aid digestion.

High carbohydrate foods

Foods such as bagels, pizza and pasta have high amounts of glycogen. For every gram of glycogen stored, the body also stores 3 grams of water, which causes swelling. Skip the breads and pastas in favor of whole grain choices, like brown rice or quinoa.

Cruciferous vegetables

Vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale have tiny sugars that are hard for some people to digest, causing gas. We don’t recommend avoiding these vegetables altogether, but when you need a flat tummy, leafy green vegetables and squash are better choices.

Raw vegetables

These can be hard for the body to digest and may cause bloating. Cooking them will reduce the effect while still providing the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.


Eating beans and lentils, especially in large amounts, can lead to gas and bloating. If you want to include legumes in your diet, increase portion sizes gradually to build up your tolerance.

Artificial sweeteners

They are hard for the body to digest and can result in excess gas. Learn to enjoy foods without extra sugar or use natural sugars sparingly.

Spicy foods

Foods such as hot pepper, chili powder, horseradish and tomato sauce causes the stomach to release more acid, which causes irritation. Go easy on the extra spices and acidic foods.

Coffee, tea, acidic fruit juice and alcohol

Acidic beverages can irritate the GI tract and cause swelling. Herbal teas are the better choice when you want a warm beverage.

Gum and hard candy

Chewing gum and sucking on hard candy can cause you to swallow excess air. The air gets trapped in the stomach causing expansion. Brush your teeth when you want a minty clean mouth.

Our Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale is a great tool to monitor your health. It can determine if you are gaining weight or just retaining water. Unlike traditional scales, the GetFit Bathroom Scale measures body composition including body water, body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and weight.  This allows the user to establish a baseline body water percentage and identify when it’s elevated.


Do you have any tips for reducing bloating? Please share with us at @EatSmartScales.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

With fall temps comes hearty soup recipes. If you’re a fan of creamy soups give this Loaded Baked Potato Soup a try.

Potato Soup


  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Click for cooking instructions.

About the Author: Becky Tarala, author of The Two Bite Club, is a stay-at-home mom to two whose food blog features recipes from my family’s past as well as simple favorites. Becky is a hopeless optimistic, vegetable gardener, coupon-aholic, cookbook hoarder, and potato lover.

Healthy Game Day Recipe Roundup


It’s football season again! With game day comes tailgates and Sunday fundays, along with plenty of tasty snacks. From chicken wings, pizza and cheesy dips, these typical party foods aren’t exactly great for our waistlines and eating smart during game day can be a challenge. We’ve rounded up main dishes, sides and apps to satisfy you without adding extra pounds. If you’re heading out tailgating, we recommend taking along our Precision Elite Food Thermometer so you know that your foods are cooked to exactly the right temperature!

Impress your guests during the big game with these healthy recipes:

Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes Loaded-Smashed-Red-Potatoes-11

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Bruschetta Quinoa Casserole
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Get the recipe from The Iron You.

Barbecue Chicken and Red Grape Skewers

Get the recipe from Delightful E Made.

Simple Spinach Quiche

Get the recipe from Dine and Dish.

Skinny Poolside Dip

Get the recipe from Clever Housewife.

Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Get the recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Tomato Mozzarella Tart

Get the recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.

Creamy Southwestern Orzo Salad


Get the recipe from Rachel Cooks.

Football Shaped Zucchini Fritters

Get the recipe from Hungry Happenings.

Potato Cauliflower Chickpea Salad

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.

Do you have a favorite game day recipe? Tweet us at @EatSmartScales.

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