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Butternut Squash Risotto

Fall isn’t far off which means hearty soups, apple crisps and other seasonal recipes are on the horizon. Add this healthy, vegetarian Butternut Squash Risotto recipe to your fall menu.
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Ingredients

  • 2½ cups butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups (one box) chicken, beef or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup risotto
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon minced thyme or sage
  • zest of one lemon
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese

Click for cooking instructions.

About the Author: LeAndra is the author, cook, photographer, and chief dishwasher behind the blog Love & Flour. She is learning to like quinoa almost as much as she likes chocolate chip cookies.

Gluten Free Pizza Crackers

Most store bought crackers can contain preservatives and ingredients you can’t even pronounce. Snack smart with this Pizza Cracker recipe from Super Healthy Kids.

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  • 1/2 cup – Rice flour, white
  • 1/2 cup – flour, gluten free
  • 1/2 teaspoon – sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon – sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon – BASIL, DRIED, GROUND
  • 1/2 tablespoon – oregano, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon – rosemary, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon – garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon – olive oil
  • 1/4 cup – Pumpkin, canned
  • 1 tablespoon – Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon – baking soda
  • 1/4 cup – mozzarella cheese, part skim milk

For instructions, click here.

About the Author: Amy Roskelley has a passion for healthy family living. She is a graduate of health education, and owner of Super Healthy Kids, an online resource for parents who are looking for ideas, healthy meal plans, recipes, and tips for feeding their kids healthier and living better.

Granola Bar Recipe Roundup

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We love quick energy snacks here at EatSmart but we don’t love the ingredients in many commercial granola bars. We’re looking at you partially-hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup! There are natural, healthy energy bars but they can be so pricey. Our solution is to make our own. We have rounded a variety of our favorite granola bar and energy bar recipes for you to try. Some don’t even require cooking, who doesn’t love that?

No Bake Cherry Pie Nut Bars cherrybars9

Get the recipe from Sugar-Free Mom.


No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Protein BarsNo-Bake-Peanut-Butter-Cup-Protein-Bars1

Get the recipe from The Healthy Maven.


Raspberry-Chocolate Protein BarsRaspberry-Chocolate-Protein-Bars

Get the recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy.


Carrot Cake Protein Bars

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Get the recipe from 86 Lemons.


Healthy Ginger Peach Oat Bars Healthy-Ginger-Peach-Oat-Bars-1408039728TEXT

Get the recipe from American Heritage Cooking.


Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Barschocolate-chip-cookie-dough-bars

Get the recipe from Desserts with Benefits.


Raw Energy Bars – Chocolate OrangeSSWF-ChocolateOrangeBars

Get the recipe from SeaSaltwithFood.


Homemade Protein Barsprotein-bars

Get the recipe from Healthy Green Kitchen.


Easy Strawberry Banana Granola BarsStrawberry-Banana-Granola-Bars

Get the recipe from Frugal Fanatic.


Quinoa Granola Bars

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Get the recipe from Honestly Yum.


 

Do you have a favorite granola or energy bar recipe? Tweet us at @EatSmartScales.

 

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

In search of a new meatless Monday recipe? Give this stuffed pepper recipe a try. Not only does it taste great, but it’s loaded with protein from the quinoa and black beans, sure to leave you satisfied.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup salsa (use a watery salsa, like salsa verde)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped cilantro (optional)

For instructions, click here.

About the Author: A Nutritionist Eats shares simple and healthy recipes – that always taste good! Follow her on Twitter @nutritionisteat.

Whole Wheat Cranberry Walnut Bread

Who loves quick and easy bread recipes? If you’re looking to bake a healthy loaf full of nuts and fruits, give this Whole Wheat Cranberry Walnut Bread recipe a try.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup halved walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries (or frozen cranberries thawed in the fridge)
  • (glaze) 1 cup powdered sugar
  • (glaze) 2 tablespoons low fat buttermilk

Click for baking instructions.

About the author: Caroline is a food blogger and photographer, recipe developer and a mom of two boys. She runs Chocolate & Carrots where she shares everything from healthier baking recipes, family friendly meals, pregnancy and baby updates and more!

Steak & Chicken Kabobs

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Ingredients

1 lb. steak
1 lb. chicken breast
cherry tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, chunk
1 green bell pepper, chunk
1 red onion, chunk
1/2 bottle Low Sodium Dale Sauce
12″ Bamboo Skewers or Stainless Skewers

Click here for instructions.

About the Author: Marci Loehner is a home chef where every recipe contains wholesome ingredient. You’ll find every recipe is kid tested and Husband approved so you know it’s Heavenly! Click here to visit her blog.

Herby Coconut and Sausage Fried Rice

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Ingredients

RICE
1.5 Cups Rice
3 Sausages
1 Onion (died very small)
1 Carrot (diced very small)
1 Stick Celery (diced very small)
3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
1 Cup Chopped Cauliflower
2 Eggs
1/4 Cup Chopped Basil
1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro

SAUCE
1/2 Cup Coconut Cream
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
1/4 Cup Sambal Oelek
1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

For instructions, click here.

About the author: Dan Whalen is the founder and creator of the popular recipe blog The Food in my Beard. In the past 7 years since the website’s inception, he has published over 1000 recipes that have been viewed over 10 million times. His cookbook, Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook, was released in January 2014.

11 Healthy and Refreshing Smoothie Recipes

11-smoothie-recipe-roundup-eatsmartOn a warm summer morning, do you really want a hot breakfast? We didn’t think so! The perfect alternative is a cold, refreshing smoothie. Smoothies are a great way to get many nutrient dense foods into one delicious tasting beverage. They are easy to grab for an on-the-go breakfast or snack. Since some premade smoothies have added sugars or less than desirable ingredients, we recommend making your own. We’ve rounded up a variety of our favorite healthy smoothie recipes for you to try.

Avocado Chocolate Smoothie Avocado-Sunrise-Smoothie

Get the recipe from Happiness is Homemade.


Skinny Apple Pie SmoothieBanana Pineapple Smoothie

Get the recipe from Cook & Craft Me Crazy.


Easy Strawberry Smoothie RecipeStrawberry-Smoothie-3

Get the recipe from Nastasha’s Kitchen.


Breakfast Energy SmoothieBreakfast-Energy-Smoothie-7

Get the recipe from Deliciously Sprinkled.


Pumpkin Protein ShakePumpkin-Protein-Shake-final

Get the recipe from Love Grows Wild.


Skinny Apple Pie Smoothie

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Get the recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking.


Almond Joy Protein ShakeYou-can-get-healthy-and-have-a-toned-body-without-giving-up-your-favorite-almond-joy-Who-knew-a-protein-shake-could-be-so-awesome-thinkfisher-ohsweetbasil.com_

Get the recipe from Oh, Sweet Basil.


Fruit and Yogurt Smoothiefruityogurtsmoothietext-630x939

Get the recipe from Fruit and Yogurt.


Anti-Inflammatory SmoothieAnti_inflammatory_smoothie_1_0

Get the recipe from The Roasted Root.


Raspberry Lime SmoothieRaspberry-Lime-Smoothie-123

Get the recipe from Deliciously Sprinkled.


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

Chicken Fajita Couscous Bowls

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Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1b boneless chicken tenders, cut into strips

Couscous

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup Sargento® Off the Block 4 Cheese Mexican

Toppings

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 onion, cut into strips
  • 1 cup Sargento® Off the Block 4 Cheese Mexican
  • optional toppings: fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, salsa

Click here for 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.

Vegan Flaxseed Paleo Tortillas

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You can make a thin, pliable, paleo tortilla or sandwich wrap that is low carb, grain free, and egg and dairy free with this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup flaxseeds (Either golden or brown flaxseeds work well.)
  • salt (Optional, to taste)

For instructions, click here.

About the Author: Tracy Ariza is a US expat living in Spain who loves to share unique, real food recipes concentrating on international recipes and holiday and party foods. Being a crafter at heart, she also loves doing DIY, repurposing things, and trying to figure out how to make pretty much anything she can think of. When she’s not blogging, she’s probably making anything from soap to something out of pallets or taking lots of pictures of food, plants, her son, dogs, and hens. You can find her on Twitter, @make_oh.

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