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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Appetizer and Side Dish Recipes

Do you have to bring a side dish for Thanksgiving? Did you put off picking out your recipe until the last minute? If you’re still searching for something fun (and healthy) to bring to Thanksgiving dinner, we have picked out several Thanksgiving Appetizers and Side Dishes that are sure to be crowd pleasers! Loaded Sweet Potato Bites Get […]

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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! Ingredients 3 cups cooked and chilled brown rice 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 cup diced carrots (dice somewhat thin) 1 cup […]

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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 […]

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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. 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 […]

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Herby Coconut and Sausage Fried Rice

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) […]

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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 […]

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Mason Jar Carrot Noodle Salad w/Sweet Chili Vinaigrette

The key to a great mason jar salad is the layering and packing it in tight, so things don’t move around. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon Thai sweet red chili sauce 1⁄2 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce 1 teaspoon Dark Amber Maple Syrup 1 tablespoon toasted […]

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Toasted Almond + Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cooked quinoa 1/2 Cup almonds, chopped see note 1/2 Cup dried cranberries 1-11oz can mandarin oranges, mostly drained 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted Instructions: Combine quinoa (hot or cold) with melted coconut oil. Add in cinnamon and ginger. Add is almonds, cranberries, and mandarins. […]

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Zucchini Tots

Yields 12 mini tots Ingredients   1 cup zucchini, grated (for me this was one zucchini, about 7 inches in length) 1 egg ¼ of an onion, diced ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs salt and pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 400°.  Grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Grate the zucchini […]

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Brussels Sprouts With Turkey Bacon And Pine Nuts

This Brussels Sprouts recipe makes a great side dish at Thanksgiving. Ingredients: 1 to 1/2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, rinsed with cool water and drained. Cut in half or whole. 4 to 6 slices turkey bacon, or traditional 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 clove garlic crushed 1/4 tsp Kosher […]

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Spicy Garlic Oven Fries

Great for serving alongside sandwiches, this is an easy, low-fat recipe for crispy oven fries flavored with fresh garlic, sweet paprika and cayenne. Ingredients: 2-1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch fries 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, very finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne […]

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Coconut Almond Slaw Recipe

This Coconut Almond Slaw is light, bright and goes great with grilled seafood or chicken, or on a bed of mixed greens as a salad. Ingredients ¼ teaspoon mustard ½ tablespoon vinegar 1 Tablespoon low- fat mayonnaise ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon shallot, minced 1 cup white cabbage, shredded 1 cup […]

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