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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!

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.

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

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  • 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!

Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Tired of spending a lot on frozen veggie burgers?  This recipe is for you – delicious and easy on the wallet.
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Ingredients:

Patties:
½ cup dry quinoa
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Kosher salt, divided
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 large egg
2/3 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 chipotle in adobo, minced
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup oat flour

Yogurt Sauce:
½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Click here for cooking instructions.

About the author:  Nicole is a Registered Dietitian and the author of Prevention RD. She is the Director of Nutrition Services at a small, local hospital and by night, a home cook, blogger, and wife.

 

Healthy Chili Recipe Round-Up

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Do you love to warm up with a delicious bowl of chili? More than just comfort food, chili can be loaded with nutrients from the veggies, beans and lean meat. If you don’t consider chili a “healthy” food option, we have a surprise for you. Whether prefer your chili with red meat, poultry, vegetarian style, with beans or without, we have a recipe for you.

Heart Healthy Turkey Chili

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Get the recipe from The Chunky Chef.


The Best Dern Tootin’ Texas Style Chili

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Get the recipe from The Blue House Blog.


Skinny White Chicken Chili

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Get the recipe from Skinny Mom.


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

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Get the recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking.


Slow Cooker Chili

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Easy Sweet Potato Apple Turkey ChilispaGet the recipe from Oh, Sweet Basil.


Lentil Chili

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Get the recipe from Little Broken.

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

Creamy Avocado Zoodles with Chipotle Lime Shrimp

If  you haven’t tried zoodles (zucchini noodles) yet, you are missing out on something great.  Check out this recipe which combines zoodles and chipotle shrimp with a smooth, creamy avocado sauce.  This recipe will have you hopping on the zoodle bandwagon before the last shrimp leaves your plate.  Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

For the zoodles:

  • 2 avocados, peeled
  • ½ cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • small handful basil leaves (I used about 25 leaves)
  • 3 medium zucchinis
  • 2 cups broccoli florets (optional)

For the shrimp:

  • 3 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 16 ounces medium shrimp, raw

Click here for cooking instructions.

About the author:  Kristin is a really busy wife, mom of two teenage boys and 3 cats, and employee in the corporate world. Her blog, Dizzy Busy and Hungry, focuses on quick and easy recipes perfect for feeding her hungry family on a super-tight schedule!

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