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Healthy Black Bean Chilaquiles

January 7, 2014
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Chilaquiles is a classic Mexican casserole dish. It’s traditionally made with fried tortilla chips topped with a spicy tomato sauce, tons of cheese, and eggs. Delicious? Yes. Great for your waistline? Not so much. I figured there had to be a way to lighten up this traditional recipe, while still keeping all the flavor of […]

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Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn Tostadas

November 25, 2013
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Alright guys, get ready for some of the best, healthy, homemade tostadas ever! Mexican food isn’t often associated with the words “healthy” or “low in calories,” – but it’s actually super easy to transform Mexican food into a healthier version without losing any of the flavor or spice. Tostadas are traditionally deep fried tortillas, topped […]

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Cheese

October 28, 2013
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Baked potatoes loaded with toppings are the ultimate comfort food. TWICE baked potatoes are like double the decadence! They are also super easy to make. First you just bake some potatoes. Then you scrape out the insides, add a ton of yummy ingredients and mix it all together. Then you fill the scraped out potato […]

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Make A Healthier Pizza: 10 Tips and Tricks

October 20, 2013
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Pizza is the husband’s absolute favorite food in the world. I think he could literally eat pizza for all three meals every single day and be happy. Deep dish, thin crust, artisan-style, frozen — he doesn’t discriminate, he loves them all So of course, one of my missions has been to make-over pizzas in a […]

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Hearty, Healthy, Winter Minestrone Soup

October 17, 2013
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I’m totally in a soup mood these days. It must be the impending fall weather, the fact that Halloween is two weeks away, and that the evenings are cooler now. When we were in Italy this summer, we had the most delicious minestrone soup. The kind that just sticks to your bones and warms you […]

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Tuscan Chickpea Soup

October 10, 2013
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This recipe carries a bit of nostalgia for me. Not only is it one of the first dishes I made when I started cooking, but it brings me back to my vacations in Tuscany – where the inspiration for this soup comes from. The first time I made this recipe, I remember how apprehensive I […]

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