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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms

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



  • 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

Click for cooking instructions.

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.


  • 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

Click for baking instructions.

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.

Potato Soup


  • 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

Click for cooking 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.

Healthy Game Day Recipe Roundup


It’s football season again! With game day comes tailgates and Sunday fundays, along with plenty of tasty snacks. From chicken wings, pizza and cheesy dips, these typical party foods aren’t exactly great for our waistlines and eating smart during game day can be a challenge. We’ve rounded up main dishes, sides and apps to satisfy you without adding extra pounds. If you’re heading out tailgating, we recommend taking along our Precision Elite Food Thermometer so you know that your foods are cooked to exactly the right temperature!

Impress your guests during the big game with these healthy recipes:

Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes Loaded-Smashed-Red-Potatoes-11

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Bruschetta Quinoa Casserole
Bruschetta Quinoa Casserole (3)

Get the recipe from The Iron You.

Barbecue Chicken and Red Grape Skewers

Get the recipe from Delightful E Made.

Simple Spinach Quiche

Get the recipe from Dine and Dish.

Skinny Poolside Dip

Get the recipe from Clever Housewife.

Grilled Zucchini Nachos

Get the recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Tomato Mozzarella Tart

Get the recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.

Creamy Southwestern Orzo Salad


Get the recipe from Rachel Cooks.

Football Shaped Zucchini Fritters

Get the recipe from Hungry Happenings.

Potato Cauliflower Chickpea Salad

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.

Do you have a favorite game day recipe? Tweet us at @EatSmartScales.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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


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’ve rounded up 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


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


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.



  • 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.



  • 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

Steak-and-Chicken-Kabobs (1)


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.

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