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Spicy Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

September 15, 2014
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One-pot meals are definitely on my list of must-haves these days. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get a balanced meal for dinner without a ton of prep work or cooking time. This soup totally fits the bill. You just throw everything into a pot, let it simmer for ~20 minutes, whip out your […]

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Healthy Vegetable Fried Rice

July 19, 2014
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Fried rice has always been one of mine and the husband’s favorite Asian dishes. I usually avoid it at restaurants because it’s just full of fat, made with white rice (empty calories!) and is so easy to eat a ton of without even realizing it. I was convinced that I could make a healthier version of […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

July 7, 2014
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Photo courtesy of CookingLight The husband and I are both suckers for pumpkin or butternut squash ravioli. Whenever it appears on a restaurant menu we are all over it! It’s a great indulgence once in a while, but not always the healthiest option because most restaurants add a lot of extra butter or oil to the […]

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Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers with Avocado Lime Sauce

May 21, 2014
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I absolutely love roasted red peppers. There’s something about charring them on the grill that just amps up their flavor and juiciness. This recipe celebrates the roasted red pepper in the best way — by stuffing it with equally delicious ingredients! The first time I made this recipe was also the first time I had ever […]

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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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