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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!

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Ingredients

  • 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

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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!

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

Ingredients

  • 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

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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.

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Ingredients

  • 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

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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!

Savory-Breakfast-Oatmeal-3Ingredients

  • 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

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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

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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
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Get the recipe from Barr & Table.


Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Maple & Pecans

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Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie

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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

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Get the recipe from Southern in Law.


Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Get the recipe from Inspired Taste.


Pumpkin Fettuccini

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Get the recipe from Delish Knowledge.


Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Oil Granola

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Get the recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen.


Beef Curry with Pumpkin

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Get the recipe from Rasa Malaysia.


Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

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Get the recipe from Gigi Eats Celebrities.


The Best Ever Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles

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Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.


Mason Jar Pumpkin and Sage Crustless Quiches

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Get the recipe from Coffee Cake and Cardio.


Pumpkin Ginger Muffin

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Get the recipe from Thoroughly Thriving.


Healthy Pumpkin Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread

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Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.


Pumpkin and Kale Lasagna

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Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons.


Soft Pumpkin Cookies

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Get the recipe from Whole New Mom.


Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

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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!

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Ingredients

  • 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

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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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Ingredients

  • 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

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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.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms

Substitute chicken wings for these buffalo chicken stuffed mushrooms! They make perfect appetizers for game day, tailgating and dinner parties.

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. button or baby bella (crimini) mushrooms
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (regular or reduced fat), softened
  • ¾ cup crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 2-4 tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning mix (optional)
  • ½ cup finely chopped precooked chicken
  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrot
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

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About the author: Lisa Huff is a freelance recipe developer, food photographer, and blogger at Snappy Gourmet. She lives in the NYC area with her husband and two small children.

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Get your bake on with this pumpkin doughnut recipe. These are perfect for fall days and a much healthier option than store bought doughnuts.
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup (75g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (120ml) milk

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About the Author: Marsha is a stay at home mother to one, and the baker, and blogger behind Marsha’s Baking Addiction. Whether you like cookies or cakes, you’ll find something on her blog to sweeten your day!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

With fall temps comes hearty soup recipes. If you’re a fan of creamy soups give this Loaded Baked Potato Soup a try.

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Ingredients

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

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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.

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