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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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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


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


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


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!



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!

Very Veggie Fried Rice

When you hear the word “fried” in a recipe title, you automatically assume you are in for an unhealthy dish.  With this Very Veggie Fried Rice, you get a lighter version of a Chinese food favorite!



  • 3 cups cooked and chilled brown rice
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup diced carrots (dice somewhat thin)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups small diced broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup small diced red bell pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup frozen petite peas, thawed and drained
  • 3/4 cup frozen petite corn, thawed and drained
  • 3 – 4 Tbsp soy sauce, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil

Click here for cooking 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 Cooking Classy is a place for me to share the food I love. Please follow along and lets create something delicious!

Italian Quinoa Protein Patties

Quinoa is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals and doesn’t have any gluten, which is a win-win for those with any gluten intolerances.  These Italian Quinoa Protein Patties are full of flavor and easy to cook!Italian-Quinoa-Protein-Patties-5


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 4.5 oz frozen chopped spinach, cooked
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Click here for cooking 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.

Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Fall is here and temperatures are dropping.  Warm yourself up with this Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup.



  • 2-3 lb. butternut squash, cooked and drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, roasted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • ¾ – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ – 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. red chili flakes
  • 32-oz. vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • juice of half a lime
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Cracked black pepper, parsley, cayenne pepper, and oyster crackers for garnish

Click here for baking instructions.

About the Author: Teresa blogs at Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen. She loves to cook and shows step-by-step pictures of the cooking process on her blog for those who would like a little extra help in following recipes. She finds cooking for family and friends so delightful and enjoyable that she wants to share those experiences with you.

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.

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