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Kid-Friendly Whole Grain Recipes

Whole grains are an important of a healthy diet, but unfortunately are lacking in many of our kitchens today. In fact, according to a 2015 survey by the Whole Grains Council, only 31 percent of Americans always choose whole grains…...

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Recipes to get Your Veggies in

A study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that 60 percent of children and 18 percent of adults aren’t getting enough fruit each day, and worse: 93 percent of children and 83 percent of adults are deficient in veggies.…...

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

This delicious recipe comes from Melody over at Little House on the Vegan Prairie via Erin Madore at Creative Soul in Motion. I love quinoa, and my recent autumn quinoa recipe called for cumin and cinnamon, making me love this recipe…...

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Quinoa

Now that it is fall, a whole host of new ingredients and flavors are available.  Quinoa is a wonderful substitute for rice, containing a greater amount of protein and a tasty nutty flavor. I keep testing out different ways to…...

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Tabouleh with Quinoa and Collard Greens

This dish is inspired by the traditional Lebanese dish – Tabouleh – which is made of bulgur, tomato, and finely chopped parsley and mint. If you have a wheat sensitivity though, quinoa can be a wonderful substitute, as it is…...

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Jicama Salad

This jicama salad recipe is refreshing, light and tasty…great for summer as a salad, appetizer or side-dish. Jicama is especially beneficial due to its high vitamin C and fiber content. It is instrumental in strengthening the structure of our capillaries,…...

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Mango Salsa

If you’re tired of the good ol’ tomato based salsa, try this fresh and tasty mango salsa recipe. It is absolutely delicious and because of the mangos, provides wonderful health benefits too! It improves digestions, lowers cholesterol, is high in…...

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I love this shake and like to refer to it as the “Lean Green Machine.”  Because of the Kale, the shake is extremely high in both Vitamin A and Vitamin C.  To round out the protein, I’ll often will have…...

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Brussels Sprouts

Until last week, the idea of brussels sprouts was as distasteful as the idea of eating liver.  However, being the polite guest I try to be, I tried my mom’s recipe.  I was pleasantly surprised.  These mini cabbage like veggies…...

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Chickpea Salad

Chick peas are loaded with fiber and are a good source of protein. This salad has a Mediterranean flare and makes a great side salad for barbecues, and summer parties. Taking only five minutes to make, this salad makes entertaining a cinch....

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