Slow-Cooker Curried Vegetable Lentil Soup

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and that seems to be the case in 2016.  With temperatures still chilly in much of the country, it is a perfect weekend to make a simple, comforting soup.  This slow-cooker vegetarian soup is easy to make and tastes great.  Enjoy! 2 cups uncooked lentils […]

Read More…

5-Minute Lentil Tomato Salad

Did you know February is Heart Health Month?  Here at EatSmart, we are dedicated to bettering the lives of our customers through encouraging a healthy lifestyle.  We encourage our readers to learn more about living a heart-healthy life by visiting and exploring the American Heart Association website. To do our part in celebrating Heart Health Month, EatSmart will […]

Read More…
ESP_healthy_chili_recipes

Healthy Chili Recipe Round-Up

Do you love to warm up with a delicious bowl of chili? More than just comfort food, chili can be loaded with nutrients from the veggies, beans and lean meat. If you don’t consider chili a “healthy” food option, we have a surprise for you. Whether prefer your chili with red meat, poultry, vegetarian style, with beans or […]

Read More…

Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Fall is here and temperatures are dropping.  Warm yourself up with this Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup.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 […]

Read More…

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! 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) […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

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. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa ½ cup salsa (use a watery salsa, like salsa verde) ½ cup water 1 […]

Read More…

Vegan Flaxseed Paleo Tortillas

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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

Orange Almond Salad with Avocado

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 […]

Read More…

DIY Salad Dressing Recipe Roundup

Finding 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 […]

Read More…