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Fudgy Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

  Chickpea Brownies…are you wary already just from  title? Chickpeas and chocolate are actually an awesome duo. Don’t knock it until you try it. I’m asking you to try a recipe that is 6 ingredients deep, tastes like gooey brownies (or maybe fudge) and falls into the vegetarian, gluten free and true chocoholics approval list. Instead of… Read This Entry »

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Easy Breakfast Ideas for Breakfast Haters

Alright breakfast haters, this one’s for you. I’m determined to make you a breakfast can’t-live-without-er. You don’t need me to tell you to eat a healthy breakfast. You’ve heard it a million times. I’ve told you before that eating a snack or breakfast within an hour of waking up is important to kick start your… Read This Entry »

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How Do Sakara’s Whitney + Danielle Live a Nutritious Life?

Sakara co-founders Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise grew up together in Sedona, Arizona, where they were exposed to the benefits of natural eating and holistic health from an early age.  (They were definitely not eating Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese like I was!) Danielle’s expertise in holistic nutrition, chemistry, and anthropology allowed her to think outside… Read This Entry »

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GUEST Blog: Easy Broccoli Soup for Thanksgiving

By: Jennifer Amato, RD As Thanksgiving approaches we might feel ourselves getting swept into a frenzy of elaborate meal planning, too-many-to count trips to the grocery store in search of the perfect ingredients, prep-work, dovetailing, and anxiety over our finished products as we carefully pull them out of the oven. The list of stress-inducing tasks… Read This Entry »

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The Easiest Sunday Dinner Ideas Ever

It’s the weekend. You’ve been traveling or playing or parenting or partying. It’s a wild ride of friends and family and (hopefully) fun, but the routine of your “normal” life is a distant memory and more than once Sunday afternoon arrives with no time to get the laundry, food shopping, and prepping done before it is… Read This Entry »

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3 Way Wednesday: Gazpacho Reinvented

Gazpacho is the perfect food when the summer heat kicks in and your shirt is sticking to your pits. It doesn’t get any better than brilliant, peak summer produce, delivered in a cooling, satisfying and delicious bowl without turning on the oven or standing over the grill. Truth be told, it’s kind of nice to… Read This Entry »

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Healthier Thanksgiving 2012

  I liked this blog from last year so much that I have decided to re-post it. Some things are worthy of reading (and eating) again! Happy almost Thanksgiving! If you are reading this, congratulations on your efforts to get through Thanksgiving with your health goals in mind! All of your efforts will add up,… Read This Entry »

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Sophisticated Apple

Being the New England and Big Apple girl that I am, I have always felt that fall starts only when I see those little totes of apples in the markets. I have distinct happy memories of apple picking with my family as a kid.  (Although, many of these memories are based on cider and fried… Read This Entry »

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Healthy Pops From Home

Did you know that Americans spend nearly $20 billion on ice cream and other frozen desserts each year!? Especially during the summer, it’s hard to resist a cold treat in the blazing heat! The only problem is that many commercial frozen dessert brands can contain more than 25 grams of sugar in just one bar…. Read This Entry »

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3 Deliciously Healthy Fruit Desserts

When your sweet tooth is calling and you’re torn between making healthful choices and your uncontrollable urge for a “treat”, delicious and easy fruit desserts can appease the angel and the devil on your shoulders. While it is possible to remind you of all the health benefits in each of these fruit desserts, sometimes it is… Read This Entry »

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8 Pillars of a Nutritious Life

Have you ever wondered what Nutritious Life really is? “Nutritious Life” is a new way of looking at nutrition.  It reaches beyond a good diet and takes a whole person approach to health, wellness and beauty.  We teach people to listen to their bodies and empower them with the support and tools they need to… Read This Entry »

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Chicken Mole

  INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil 1⁄4 cup chopped onion 1⁄4 cup chopped poblano or green bell pepper 1 teaspoon coarsely chopped garlic 1⁄2 cup canned diced tomatoes with juice 1⁄2 cup fat-free chicken broth 4 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chopped bittersweet or semisweet dark chocolate 1 teaspoon… Read This Entry »

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Anna’s Shrimp Soba Noodles

INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup unseasoned brown-rice vinegar 2 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoon sesame oil 6 ounces dried soba noodles 12 ounces extra-firm tofu Light coat of canola oil spray 6 ounces mixed mushrooms 12 ounces medium shrimp (peeled and… Read This Entry »

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Quinoa Stuffed Pepper

INGREDIENTS 1 medium red or green bell pepper 1/3 cup cooked quinoa 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup grated zucchini 1 Tbsp minced basil or parsley 2 Tbsp grated parmesan or Romano cheese, divided 1 Tbsp pine nuts, divided 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp olive oil ½ tsp minced garlic Salt and freshly ground… Read This Entry »

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Barley Breakfast Salad

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons ricotta cheese 1/4 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided 1/3 cup cooked quick-cooking pearl barley 1 Tbsp chopped pecans 1 tsp dried cranberries 1 medium orange, sectioned and cut into 3/4” pieces 1/2 tsp orange zest DIRECTIONS Combine the ricotta, maple syrup or honey, and 1/8 teaspoon… Read This Entry »

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Lauras Lean Green Omelet

INGREDIENTS 3 egg whites 1/2 cup spinach, chopped 1/2 cup broccoli, chopped 1/2 tsp minced ginger 1/4 avocado, thinly sliced 1/2 cup mixed raspberries, blackberries, & blueberries DIRECTIONS Place a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and coat with canola oil cooking spray. Crack egg whites in a small bowl and stir with a fork… Read This Entry »

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Spicy Potato Salad

INGREDIENTS 6 white potatoes, rinsed 6 red potatoes, rinsed 3 stalks of leeks, rinsed 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons Organic Omega-3 Naturenaise 2 teaspoons red cayenne pepper, dried powder 2 teaspoons chives, dried 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon sea salt (optional) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 425 degrees… Read This Entry »


Jolene’s Lentil and Spinach Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup dried green lentils, rinsed 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 sprigs oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 oyster mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 cups baby spinach 8 grape tomatoes Makes 2 servings Directions Combine lentils,… Read This Entry »

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Banana Pops

INGREDIENTS Popsicle sticks Ripe bananas Dark chocolate Sprinkles or chopped nuts DIRECTIONS Peel bananas and cut in half (horizontally). Put popsicle stick in one end and freeze for a few hours or over night. Melt dark chocolate in microwave or over a double boiler. Dip banana in melted chocolate, then roll in sprinkles or chopped… Read This Entry »