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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.

8 Healthy and Refreshing Smoothie Recipes

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.


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.


Detox SmoothieDetox-Smoothie-2

Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.


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.

Date, Corn and Goat Cheese Salad

goat-cheese-date-saladIngredients:

  • 1 tsp oil (like grapeseed or olive)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 8 cups greens of choice
  • 1Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 dates, sliced thinly
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp toasted walnuts
  • 8 oz chicken or turkey if desired

For instructions, click here.

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

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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This is the perfect summery dish.

Ingredients

1 Cup chopped red onion
1 1/2 Cucumbers, diced (approx. 4 Cups)
2 red bell peppers (approx. 2-3 Cups)
1 Cup roughly chopped cilantro
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 Cups cooked quinoa (recipe here)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice (approx. 1 1/2 limes)

For instructions, click here.

About the Author: I’m a California girl with her PhD. I love jeans, iced coffee, homemade food, and smart humor. Luci’s Morsels is about fashion, food, and frivolity – all from an approachable and fun perspective…

Link: http://www.lucismorsels.com/2013/06/mediterranean-quinoa-salad.html

Healthy 4th of July Recipe Round-Up

diy-red-white-blue-recipes-for-july-4th-vertical-2Independence Day inspires us to enjoy the outdoors, watch fireworks and, of course, celebrate with family and friends over yummy foods. This 4th of July why not impress your guests with some fun and festive foods that are actually healthy? We have rounded up some holiday themed recipes that will have you feeling good about what you’re serving. Your guests will be impressed by the taste and that these amazing dishes are healthy too!

Fourth of July Patriotic Popsicles Patriotic-Popsicles-9Eng

Get the recipe from Oh, the things we’ll make.


Patriotic Strawberry Blueberry Cream Smoothies

patriotic-smoothiesGet the recipe from Daily Dish Recipe.


Healthy Baked Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit

baked-oatmeal-with-fresh-berries (1)Get the recipe from Kids Stuff World.


Red, White and Blue Salad

Red, white & blue salad with beets, blueberries and goat cheese.

Red, white & blue salad with beets, blueberries and goat cheese.

Get the recipe from The Noshery.


Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

red-white-blue-cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries-5a-txt (1)Get the recipe from Snappy Gourmet.


Greek Potato Salad

greek yogurt potato saladGet the recipe from Peas and Crayons.


Fourth of July Fruit Pops

4th-of-July-Fruit-Pops_Bakers-Royale11Get the recipe from Bakers Royale.


Patriotic Pudding Pops

Easy-Pudding-Pops-Recipe (1)Get the recipe from Passion for Savings.


Do you have a favorite healthy dish that you like to serve or bring to a 4th of July celebration? Tweet us at @EatSmartScales.

Gluten-free Quinoa Meatballs

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These meatballs are entirely gluten-free, as I used crushed Glutino gluten-free bagel chips and quinoa, instead of traditional breadcrumbs.

Ingredients

1 poundGrass-fed Lean Ground Beef
1 teaspoonMinced Garlic
1 tablespoonTube Basil (sold in the produce section)
1 teaspoonSea Salt
1⁄2 cupCrushed Glutino Gluten-Free Bagel Chips (or sub regular breadcrumbs)
1⁄2 cupCooked Quinoa (I used red quinoa)
1  Egg
1 tablespoonPetite Sirah (optional)
2 tablespoonsOlive Oil (for the skillet)

For instructions, click here.

About the Author: Kelly is the author, recipe creator, and food photographer behind the blog Nosh and Nourish. She incorporates nourishing superfoods into every meal for her husband, adorable toddler, and herself (think quinoa, Greek yogurt, chickpeas, kale, eggs, etc..) and manages to keep everything tasting absolutely delicious! Learn more by visiting her blog, at www.noshandnourish.com, or check out her new cookbook “Superfoods at Every Meal” here.

Almond Crusted Fish Tacos

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Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can reduced sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can reduced sodium corn, drained
  • 1 (15 0unce) can no salt added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups spring mix salad
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 2 tilapia filets, cut down the middle (long-ways)
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoon skim milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, enough to coat the bottom of the pan

For instructions, click here.

About the Author: Caroline is a food blogger and photographer, recipe developer, a new mom of two, and wife. She runs chocolate & carrots where she primarily focuses on healthier baking. She also runs crackers & carrots where she documents everything pregnancy and baby!

Lighter Orange Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients:
  • ½ Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne or red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions or scallions
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine

Orange Sauce:

  • 1½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 fresh orange (or about 3 tablespoons orange juice)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Orange zest from 1 orange

For the Roux:

  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot
  • 1 tablespoon water

For cooking directions, click here.

About the Author: Marlene A. Baird was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her cooking style was influenced by a Mediterranean heritage (the island of Malta).  Her passion for making healthy versions of a variety of recipes from all over the world is what sparked her to create her blog.  You can find more recipes at Nosh My Way. You can follow her on Twitter, @Marbaird.

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