Healthy

Back-to-School Lunchbox Makeover: 5 Quick and Healthy Lunch Recipes

August 21, 2014
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What’s in your lunchbox? When I was a kid, it was standard, dependable: some sort of sandwich – usually PB&J on wheat, a fruit – usually an apple or banana, some veggies – usually carrot sticks, and a drink – usually boxed juice. Of course I didn’t make any of it, since my mom packed […]

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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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Sweet Potato Casserole

May 19, 2014
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Ok, so I know that Sweet Potato Casserole is traditionally a Thanksgiving dish, and it’s May. But I had some leftover sweet potatoes sitting in my pantry the other night, and so I decided why not bring a little bit of fall flavor back to our table this Spring? This could actually even be considered […]

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Asparagus with Pecorino and Goat Cheese Crostini

May 1, 2014
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Spring is here :) We’ve been eating lighter meals these days because it is getting so hot outside! I love spring produce: asparagus, artichokes, green peas — they just taste so fresh, which is perfect for the season. These are two delicious and healthy side dishes that could be paired together for a quick and easy […]

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