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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!

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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

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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

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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.

DIY Popsicle Recipe Roundup

diy-athome-popsicle-recipes3The weather is warming up and we’re all looking for ways to cool off. A fun and tasty way to keep cool is by treating yourself to an ice pop. We’ve rounded up delicious popsicles that you can easily make at home, so you can skip the store bought ones full of sugar and artificial coloring. These pops rely on fresh fruits and other common, wholesome ingredients. With many healthy options to choose from, you are sure to find a new favorite or two, and save yourself a trip to the grocery store!

Eat smart with these DIY, homemade popsicle recipes:


Salted Caramel Mocha Popsicles

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Raspberry Popsicles

Raspberry-Popsicles-RecipeGet the recipe from Premeditated Leftovers


Coffee Popsicles

Coffee-PopsiclesGet the recipe from Mom Endeavors


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles

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Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles

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Honeydew, Mint & Cucumber Popsicles

Honeydew, Mint and Cucumber PopsiclesGet the recipe from Homespun with Love


Peanut Butter Banana Creamsicles

Peanut-Butter-Banana-Popsicles-A-Pretty-Life1Get the recipe from A Pretty Life


Hawaiian Cream Popsicles

Hawaiian-Cream-Popsicles-1Get the recipe from Cherished Bliss


Chocolate Yogurt Popsicles

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Creamy Earl Grey Cardamom Pistachio Popsicles

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Do you have a favorite DIY popsicle recipe? Please share it with us at @EatSmartScales.

Frozen Peanut Butter Berry Pops

Guest post from Super Healthy Kids.
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Cool off with these healthy pops!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup – Peanut Butter, all-natural
  • 1 cup – yogurt, plain
  • 1 cup – Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoon – Honey
  • 1 cup – Raspberries
  • 2 cup – Orange Juice
  • 1 ounce – Hemp seed

For instructions, click here.

About the Authors: Amy and Natalie, nutrition educators, love to share ideas on helping kids eat more fruits and vegetables! Check out their blog for new healthy recipes each week, Super Healthy Kids.

 

Orange Almond Salad with Avocado

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Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 1 orange cut into segments* (save the carcass juice for the dressing)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup roasted sliced almonds
  • cooked chicken** (optional)

Orange Balsamic Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Juice from the segmented orange carcass, squeezed
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

For instructions, click here.

About the Author: I’m Natalie, the writer, photographer and recipe developer behind the blog tastes lovely.  I love to cook and develop simple and healthy recipes for delicious everyday meals, and am so glad to share them with you. I’m a happily married California girl and started this blog in August 2013 as a way to document and remember all of my favorite recipes, and to improve on my photography skills. Every recipe I post has been made by me several times to make sure all the kinks are worked out. I post photo’s and recipe videos to make it easy for you to duplicate and make at home.

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Almond Glaze

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Ingredients

For the cake:
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest, from about 2 medium lemons
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
For the almond glaze and topping:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. sliced almonds, for topping

For baking directions, click here.

About the author: Kristine is the author, photographer, and recipe developer behind the blog Kristine’s Kitchen.  She’s a mom of three and believes life is all about balance!  You can learn more and find recipes for healthy meals and snacks that you’ll crave at http://kristineskitchenblog.com/.

DIY Salad Dressing Recipe Roundup

salad-dressing-recipes-diyFinding a healthy salad dressing that actually tastes good can be a challenge. Some commercial dressings have scary sounding ingredients and homemade recipes may seem complicated or call for unusual ingredients. We rounded up homemade salad dressing recipes that are simple and use wholesome ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Eat smart with these DIY salad dressings:

Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

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Get the recipe from The Cafe Sucre Farine


Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Honey-Mustard-VinaigretteGet the recipe from Premeditated Leftovers


Homemade Caesar Dressing

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Get the recipe from Well Plated


Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette

Fresh-Raspberry-Vinaigrette-bGet the recipe from That’s Some Good Cooking


Low Calorie Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing

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Get the recipe from Salad in a Jar


Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

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Get the recipe from My Whole Food Life


Amazing Vinaigrette

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Get the recipe from Parsley, Sage and Sweet


Basil Vinaigrette

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Get the recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking


Chipotle Lime Southwest Dressing

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Get the recipe from The Creative Bite


Easy, Healthy Vinaigrette

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Get the recipe from Jill’s Home Remedy


Do you have a healthy and easy to make salad dressing recipe? Please share it with us @EatSmartScales!

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