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Grilled Peaches With Burrata, Honey and Basil

Are you ready for some summertime deliciousness? Nothing says warmer weather like grilled fruit, so get ready to please your barbecue crew with this serious crowd-pleaser: Grilled Peaches with Burrata, Honey and Basil. It’s seriously …

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Chicken Caesar Wrap With Avocado Kefir Dressing

If you’re looking for a quick but healthy lunch option, may we suggest this delicious chicken wrap with a tangy avocado kefir Caesar dressing? The recipe was created by Nutritious Life’s very own Keri Glassman, …

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Sheet Pan Salmon With Purple Potatoes and String Beans

If, like us, you’re a little obsessed with the flavor and health benefits of salmon, this simple sheet pan recipe will have you jumping for joy. It’s not only tasty, but super simple to whip …

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Hearty Kale Salad with Crisp Apples, Spiced Pepitas + Goat Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Chef Ryan Wombacher, Executive Chef of Citrine Cafe in Oak Park, Ill. This salad begins with hearty kale. We suggest Tuscan kale (also called dinosaur kale or lacinato kale) for its sturdy, …

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Beet Salad With Grapefruit, Feta and Spiced Pepitas

Recipe courtesy of Chef Ryan Wombacher, Executive Chef of Citrine Cafe in Oak Park, Ill. Chef Ryan’s beet salad is simple but so perfectly balanced. With its earthy sweet beets and bright citrus notes on …

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Arugula Salad With Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts

Looking for a salad that can also sub as a meal? The sweet potatoes in this arugula salad are not only delicious, but super satisfying and contrast really well with peppery, slightly bitter arugula. RELATED: …

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Winter Endive Salad With Pear and Mushroom

Belgian endive can be pricey, but it’s a splurge-worthy pleasure. We won’t call it a “guilty pleasure” because we don’t like using the word “guilt” at all at Nutritious Life. Plus, there’s absolutely no reason …

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Kisir (Turkish Bulgur Salad)

This recipe comes from Marina Arshavskly, a Nutritious Life Master Certified nutrition coach and a board-certified holistic health practitioner. Bulgur is made by parboiling, drying and cracking (or grinding) wheat berries. It is a whole …

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Turmeric Paste by Adam James

(Image: Adam James) The following recipe is from Sandor Katz’s “Fermentation Journeys” by Sandor Ellix Katz (Chelsea Green Publishing, October 2021) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. Over the course of two decades …

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Thyme Mushroom Farro Salad

At Nutritious Life, we’re all about healthy grains and other easy, nutrient-dense foods, which is the No. 1 reason we love this recipe crafted by our very own Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN. What’s the …

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Healthy 7-Layer Dip

“Forget guac and chips,” says Nutritious Life’s very own Keri Glassman. “What is Sunday night football without a good 7-layer dip?” Indeed. Voila! We give you our healthy spin on this tailgate fave. For starters, …

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Air-Fried Broccoli

This air-fried broccoli recipe is for all the tempura lovers out there. But instead of frying your broccoli in a batter—as vegetable tempura is typically made—we use an air fryer for a quicker, healthier take …

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Asparagus, Corn and Feta Salad

If it feels like the last gasp of summer, that’s because the autumnal equinox is pretty much here. As we pay our respects to the changing seasons, this asparagus, corn and feta salad recipe seems …

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Mini Healthy S’Mores

There’s nothing like a s’more to send you back to your Girl Scout campfire days. Are we right? The abiding popularity of these simple treats is a testament to how oh-so-good they are. For this …

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Three-Seed Energy Balls

Looking for a sweet treat that’s also packed full of nutrition? If so, these Three-Seed Energy Balls might be your next go-to snack fix. Like their name implies, they’re perfect for popping in your bag …

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Beauty-Boosting Berry Collagen Smoothie

Turn up the dial on your gorgeous glow with this Beauty-Boosting Berry Collagen Smoothie. It’s packed with nutrients from the greens, antioxidants from the berries, and skin-supporting goodness from the collagen. (Not to mention, healthy …

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Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups

Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, founder of Solana’s Sweet Life. Follow Solana on Instagram at @solanastar. This banana quinoa breakfast cups recipe is a one-bowl wonder and so easy to whip up! I often have pre-cooked quinoa in the fridge …

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Romaine Goat Cheese Hazelnut Salad

This tangy, crunchy, nutty salad is simple but complex in flavor. Plus, it’s healthy and easy to make. What’s not to love? We use hearts of romaine as our base and layer it with delicious, …

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Healthy Pizza Quiche

Pizza night is a weekly ritual in many homes and we’ve got just the thing to shake it up a bit. This quick and easy pizza quiche from The Flexible Chef makes even the  most …

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Greens Galore Salad Dressing

The Flexible Chef’s Greens Galore salad dressing is the perfect way to transform a basic bed of greens into a crave-worthy salad that will make your taste buds do a little dance.   “Sure, store-bought dressings …

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Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Nutritious Life Studio student Beth McLaughlin, APRN-CNP.

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Squash & Black Bean Salad

Sybille van Kempen’s mother Anna Pump, opened the Loaves and Fishes Food Store in 1980, and ever since, the store has served fine prepared foods for takeout in Sagaponack, East Hampton. “My mother loved cooking …

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Plum Vinaigrette

Brussels sprouts are a huge favorite here at Nutritious Life. This recipe by Chef Ashley Rouse is a combination of sweet and spicy that will most certainly make you want seconds or even thirds. Rouse …

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Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

You can have your cake—and microwave it too—with this mug cake recipe. Most baked goods are full of empty calories, but not this treat. It’s got the added bonus of protein, so it’ll leave your …

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Turkey Stuffed Peppers

We love a warm, hearty meal as the weather starts to get colder. Stuffed peppers are an easy way to sneak in veggies and satisfy your craving for mexican food! Plus, this dish is a …

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Spicy Iced Latte

You don’t have to pay big money for a fancy iced coffee. It’s easy to whip up a tasty morning buzz at home by adding in some spices you likely have in your cabinet. This …

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Frozen Berry Muffin Bites

Want to have ice cream for breakfast? We say go for it! Creamy yogurt mixed with nuts, greens and berries make this the perfect (and filling) treat for your a.m. meal.  

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Dzung Lewis’ Fall Harvest Salad

Honeysuckle creator Dzung Lewis strives to inspire young women to use food and lifestyle choices to develop creativity, self-confidence, and community. Her new book, The Honeysuckle Cookbook, inspired by her popular YouTube channel, will help …

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Healthy Protein Banana Bread

The first published banana bread recipe appeared in 1933 in “Balanced Recipes of Pillsbury’s Cooking Service ” by Mary Ellis Ames, the former director of the Pillsbury Cooking Service. Since then, there have been thousands …

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Tom Brady’s TB12 Fresh Cod with Salsa Verde

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a 6-time Super Bowl champion who’s been known for prioritizing his health. In his new edition of The TB12 Method: How to Do …

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Tom Brady’s TB12 Caramelized Broccoli with Smoky Romesco Sauce

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl champ who’s been known for prioritizing his health. In his new edition of “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve …

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Lobster Roll with Cilantro Sauce

In need of a seafood fix this summer? Our friends at Global Glow (and a Nutritious Life Studio student!) has shared this lobster roll recipe that will deliver all  that seafood deliciousness you’re dreaming of. …

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Tom Brady’s TB12 Roasted Wild Salmon & Spiced Cauliflower with Pistachio-Arugula Pesto

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a 6-time Super Bowl champion who’s known for prioritizing his health. In his new edition of The TB12 Method: How to Do What …

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Grilled Veggie Breakfast Scramble

There are so many reasons to prioritize eating a healthy morning meal. By having a well-balanced mix of protein, healthy fat, and fiber, you’re setting yourself up for a better day by laying a good …

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Greek Bean and Feta Summer Salad

Upgrade your everyday salad into a protein-packed meal with some staples from your pantry.  Grab a can of garbanzo beans and mix with avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and herbs for a hearty Greek …

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Tropical Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit Smoothie

In partnership with Zespri Kiwifruit.   If you closed your eyes, you’d be much more likely to think you’re sipping a piña colada than a spinach and SunGold Kiwifruit-packed, bright green smoothie. It’s easy to …

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Balsamic Chicken and Kiwi Kebabs

Kebabs bring the fun factor to grilling, and in this recipe, kiwifruit provides a naturally sweet, unexpected flavor boost to an otherwise classic balsamic chicken and zucchini pairing. Because most of the time required for …

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Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit Cashew Toast

This blog is in partnership with Zespri Kiwifruit.   When you look at a slice of sprouted grain toast like a blank canvas, the possibilities for creating a healthy meal are endless. By swapping out …

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Better-Than-Cereal Bowl

Even if you’re not a breakfast person, you’re going to want to start your day with something. All meals are important but, it can be argued that breakfast is  the most important meal as it …

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Watermelon Pizza

It’s watermelon season! We love to enjoy this sweet treat at every meal — mixing it up in drinks, adding to salads and topping our yogurt. This Summer, with COVID-19 changing how we host friends …

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Summer Quinoa Salad

Barbecue side dishes like potato salad, macaroni and cheese and baked beans can often be more exciting than the main event, but while they’re tasty they can be jam packed with unhealthy fats and high …

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Overnight Chia with Berries

Summer is a time for the beach, barbecues and fun in the sun. However this year with COVID-19 and mandated social distancing, the 4th of July may feel a little different. We want to help …

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Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins

By Solana Nolfo, NLC These protein-packed buckwheat muffins are loaded with antioxidant-rich blueberries.

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Lemon Beet Cupcakes With Blueberry Icing

By Solana Nolfo, NLC This recipe is a lot more than just a pretty face. It’s also a beautiful combination of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Yep, the beets and light buckwheat flour bring the …

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Pasta With Eggplant Vegan Bolognese

Excerpt from Pamela Salzman’s Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30 Minutes or Less by Pamela Salzman. Copyright © 2020. Available from Hachette Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, …

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Banana Spinach Turmeric Smoothie

By Catherine McCord, author of The Smoothie Project As soon as fall begins, I prep for that time of year when everyone seems to fall prey to cold and flu season, and I start reinforcing …

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Greek Lamb Meatballs

Meatballs are such a great comfort food and if you make ‘em yourself, they can actually be healthy! Our founder Keri Glassman has been making these babies for her whole family and can confirm that …

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Spinach, Banana, and Pineapple Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of Mary Stewart, RD, NLC at Cultivate Nutrition and a Nutritious Life Ambassador. Follow her on Instagram @cultivate_nutrition_. Wanna be transported to a tropical island every morning? *Raises hand enthusiastically.* Well, we can’t …

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Easy Egg Muffins

By Mary Stewart, RD, NLC at Cultivate Nutrition and a Nutritious Life Ambassador. Follow her on Instagram @cultivate_nutrition_. Eggs are one of the healthiest breakfast foods you can bite into, but unless you’re hard-boiling them, …

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Vegan Kale Pesto Sauce

Who said pesto is just for pizza? Certainly not us. This kale pesto sauce is both vegan (no cheese!) and versatile. Yes, you can add it to your favorite ’za, but you can also spread …

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Peanut Butter Honey Energy Balls

By Mary Stewart, RD, NLC at Cultivate Nutrition and a Nutritious Life Ambassador. Follow her on Instagram @cultivate_nutrition_.  Energy balls are basically the best thing to happen to the snack world. They’re balanced, bite-sized, and easy …

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Fudgy Peanut Butter Blondies

Recipe courtesy of Erin Parekh, NLC. Get more recipes from Erin at erinparekh.com and follow her on Instagram at @erinparekh_. Blondies aren’t typically at the top of anyone’s “health food” list, but these peanut butter …

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Kale, Avocado, and Blood Orange Salad

By Mary Stewart, RD, NLC at Cultivate Nutrition and a Nutritious Life Ambassador   Is there anything better than kale and avocado? Yep, kale, avocado, and blood oranges—the star ingredients in this easy-to-make salad bursting with …

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Instant Pot Green Chili Chicken Soup

What happens when you marry classic chili with chicken soup? A warming, nourishing, cozy meal that practically everyone will love, that’s what! This recipe is perfect for hosting a small gathering on game day, or …

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Baked Cod with Almonds and Herbs

By Erin Parekh, Nutritious Life Certified health coach. Follow her on Instagram at @erinparekh_. We’re all looking for light, nutrient-dense, veggie-packed recipes. Here, I’m taking a break from the predictable (chicken breast!) with flavorful baked …

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Chocolate, Banana, Almond Butter Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of Catherine McCord, author of the new book, The Smoothie Project Ready to upgrade your typical PB and banana smoothie? This smoothie recipe, courtesy of model and actress Catherine McCord, features almond butter …

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Banana Oat Muffins

If life feels hectic, this is the perfect banana oat muffin recipe for you. Enjoy some of these muffins now, then freeze the rest to easily take out and warm up for those busy mornings …

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Walnut Chia Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, Nutritious Life Ambassador. Follow Solana on Instagram at @solanastar. Looking for a healthy cookie recipe for the holidays? Look no further than these decadent—yet nutritious—chocolate thumbprint cookies. They’re fun to …

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Meatball Appetizer With Paprika and Cumin

Recipe courtesy of Erin Parekh, Nutritious Life Certified health coach. Get more recipes from Erin at erinparekh.com and follow her on Instagram at @erinparekh_. Looking to spice up the appetizer selection at your next party? …

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Easy-to-Make Brussel Sprouts With Avocado Oil and Rosemary

Recipe courtesy of Mary Stewart, RD at Cultivate Nutrition and a Nutritious Life Ambassador. Follow her on Instagram @cultivate_nutrition_. It’s easy to add this 5-ingredient Brussels sprouts recipe to your healthy dinner menu—and you should. …

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Gluten-Free Celery Chia Clove Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, NLC. Follow Solana on Instagram at @solanastar. This celery muffin is pleasant and mild, and it’s even tastier when toasted and topped with a bit of salted grass-fed butter or some strawberry …

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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

  This creamy smoothie tastes like a chocolate cherry dessert but is filled with antioxidants, protein, fiber, and healthy fats instead of white flour and white sugar. Enough said.        

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, NLC. Follow Solana on Instagram at @solanastar. If you have a gluten intolerance, chances are you miss one major thing this time of year: pumpkin bread!  Well, you’re welcome, this …

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Smoky Rosemary Maple Tempeh

Recipe courtesy of Erin Parekh, NLC. Get more recipes from Erin at erinparekh.com and follow her on Instagram at @erinparekh_. This tempeh recipe could just transform your vegan diet (or convince you to eat more …

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Curry Carrot Turkey Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Erin Parekh, NLC. Get more recipes from Erin at erinparekh.com and follow her on Instagram at @erinparekh_. Erin Parekh sees a lot of potential in the humble turkey burger. “But all too …

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Quick-Pickled Sweet Cherries

In partnership with Northwest Cherry Growers.   These quick-pickled sweet cherries are about to become your next fridge staple.  We love eating cherries every which way for their incredible flavor and their health-boosting powers. For …

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Light and Spicy Margarita

This light and spicy margarita is made with whole, fresh ingredients like, well … limes! It also adds a nice kick via infusing the tequila with fresh jalapeños. Add a subtle sweetness from just a …

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Healthy Chicken Fingers

Recipe courtesy of Erin Parekh, NLC. Get more recipes from Erin at erinparekh.com and follow her on Instagram at @erinparekh_. Think chicken fingers are just for kids? Erin Parekh, NLC, has multiple reasons adults should …

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Simply Roasted Shrimp (With Flavor Boosters)

Recipe courtesy of Erin Parekh, NLC. Get more recipes from Erin at erinparekh.com and follow her on Instagram at @erinparekh_. “I love having a bag of frozen, wild-caught shrimp in my freezer at all times, …

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Alaska Salmon Shakshuka

In partnership with Alaska Seafood.   When you think of seasonal summer eating, you think waiting for that glorious moment when strawberries finally show up at the farmers’ market. But did you know that seafood—like …

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Chicken and Vegetable Burgers With the Works

Ground chicken is a great alternative to turkey or beef when looking for another burger option. We do half dark meat and half white meat to keep these burgers juicy. Incorporating zucchini not only adds …

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Cinnamon Oatmeal Banana Bread Skillet

In partnership with Quaker.   This is really important: We created a delicious banana bread with fiber to help support your digestive health. (You’re welcome!)   This banana bread skillet is made with a secret, …

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Blueberry Ginger Overnight Oats

  Okay, oats have definitely been trending lately. That’s thanks to the newfound popularity of oat milk and how ridiculously pretty overnight oats look stacked with colorful berries, nuts, and seeds in glass jars on …

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Jalapeño Cashew Cream

Want a little taste of what it’s like to cook like an incredibly inspiring athlete? We’re sharing Venus Williams’ recipe from the Well+Good cookbook. In the book, Williams says these Jalapeño Vegan Burritos are a …

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Jalapeño Vegan Burrito

Want a little taste of what it’s like to cook like an incredibly inspiring athlete? We’re sharing Venus Williams’ recipe from the Well+Good cookbook. In the book, Williams says these Jalapeño Vegan Burritos are a …

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Grain-Free Banana Avocado Brownies

Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, founder of Solana’s Sweet Life. Follow Solana on Instagram at @solanastar. You’ve heard of almond flour and coconut flour…but banana flour? Our resident healthy, grain-free baker Solana Nolfo is all …

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Alaska Sablefish Salad Over Greens

In partnership with Alaska Seafood.   Food trends are often fleeting. But while the Mediterranean Diet has been getting lots of attention lately, it’s anything but a passing fad. In fact, it’s one of the …

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Sweet Potato Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Taylor Walker Sinning, excerpted from Models Do Eat. Light and fluffy, these sweet potato cakes are a great alternative to traditional potato latkes. I like to top mine with a sunny side …

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Pistachio-Crusted Alaska Cod

Created in partnership with Alaska Seafood. This simple fish-and-veggies sheet pan meal checks all the boxes for an easy weeknight dinner. It’s a delicious crowd-pleaser that even Paleo or Keto dieters and gluten-free eaters can …

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Simple Vegetable Broth

Recipe courtesy of Danielle Capalino, excerpted from “Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach Drinks.” This recipe makes a mild vegetable broth that you can use as a base for other recipes. In addition to sipping, this would …

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Afternoon Sipping Broth

Recipe courtesy of Danielle Capalino, excerpted from “Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach Drinks.” I got this idea when I saw bone broth-juice combinations at the health food store. It may sound unusual, but give it a …

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Chicken Bone Broth

Recipe courtesy of Danielle Capalino, excerpted from “Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach Drinks.” This recipe is for a basic chicken bone broth. You can make this and freeze the extra. Once you have the broth, you …

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Vegan Chocolate Gingerbread Protein Muffins

Sometimes you encounter a delicious bakery treat that’s vegan. Or gluten-free. Or low-calorie. Or protein-rich. This one checks all of those boxes naturally, because it’s made with healthy, plant-based ingredients like ground flaxseed, applesauce, and …

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Green Recovery Smoothie

Alright, so you had a lot of fun last night. Every once in a while, a good night filled with de-stressing with friends and family lasts longer than anticipated, and you end up drinking and …

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Gingerbread Spice Blend

Recipe courtesy Chef Carla Contreras, founder of Cook + Chop. As soon as the Thanksgiving dinner plates are cleared, I am thinking about gingerbread. It’s one of the flavors I can’t get out of my …

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Three-Ingredient Italian Seasoning

Recipe courtesy Chef Carla Contreras, founder of Cook + Chop. I grew up in an Italian American household, and using Italian seasoning was a huge part of our meal prep. My mom would put the …

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo wings are a classic party snack, but they’re usually deep fried and made with cheap, low-quality chicken. Whether you’re going veg or just want to lighten up game day fare, cauliflower is the answer. …

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One-Pan Sausage, Onion, and Peppers

You can eat sausage and peppers as a greasy hoagie, or you can eat it as fast, healthy dinner. Here’s how to choose the latter. Follow this simple recipe that’s filled with healthy veggies and …

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Yerba Mate Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

Another healthy way to enjoy that pumpkin spice flavor? Yes, please. Chia pudding is a protein- and healthy fat-packed dish that can be eaten for breakfast, dessert, or as a post-workout snack. Add pumpkin spice …

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Cinnamon Spice Roasted Pepitas

Pepitas—AKA pumpkin seeds—add delicious crunch whatever you add them to. When you dress them up a little, you’re more likely to add them to your diet. Toss them with coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon, and …

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Golden Pumpkin Spice

“I have been obsessed with turmeric, adding it to my smoothies and drinking it in hot tea,” says chef Carla Contreras. “When I thought of making my own pumpkin pie spice, I thought of turmeric’s …

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Mediterranean Turkey Pita

Created in partnership with Applegate®.   There’s nothing quite like a classic turkey sandwich when it comes to a delicious, satisfying lunch, right? If you’re a healthy eater, however, you probably struggle with whether or …

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One Pot Pesto Dinner

This One Pot Pesto checks every box when it comes to the perfect family dinner. Protein and veggies? Lots of both. Simple recipe? You bet. Easy clean up? It’s just one pot! And you know …

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Thai Soup

Okay, if you love ordering curry from your local Thai takeout place but always end up feeling bloated (likely because they’re using soooo much salt!), this could change your life. This Thai-inspired soup comes with …

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Cranberry Roasted Root Vegetables

Throw a variety of root vegetables in a pan, roast them slowly in the oven and you’re basically guaranteed a delicious dish. This recipe, however, takes roasted root veggies to the next level. While the …

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Pepita Pesto

Chef Carla Contreras was inspired to create this pesto recipe after learning during her Nutritious Life Certification course that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean ditching pasta. (Yay!) The key is loading up whatever dish …

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Taco Spice Mix

Recipe created by Chef Carla Contreras, founder of Cook + Chop. I wrote this recipe for my sister ages ago. She was using taco spice packets regularly to meal prep and wanted to switch it …

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Healthier Kettle Corn

Kettle Corn is a classic sweet-and-salty treat. It’s crunchy and satisfying and the smell probably reminds you of being at a fair or festival. Our version is just as delicious but slightly more nutritious. We …

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Yerba Mate Coconut Smoothie

Created in partnership with the National Institute for Argentine Yerba Mate. The afternoon slump hits…and you could quickly down a cup of coffee. Or you could whip up this energy-boosting smoothie that also provides plenty of …

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Cucumber Mint Mate Spritzer

Created in partnership with Argentinian Yerba Mate. Consider this your brand-new multi-tasking summer beverage. Made with super fresh cucumber and mint, yerba mate (Argentina’s powerful tea of choice), and just a little bubbly (the non-alcoholic …

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Grain-Free Lavender Honey Granola

Created in partnership with Comvita. First, everyone thought granola was healthy hippie food. Then, everyone freaked out and started putting it in the category of “unhealthy food masquerading as healthy food.” The truth? It’s all …

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Avocado Boat Egg Bake

There are a million reasons we love avocados. High up on the list is this one: They happen to be the perfect shape to serve as “boats” that can ferry eggs directly into your mouth. …

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Eggs in Zoodle Nests

It can be tough to get in lots of veggies in the morning, and this recipe makes it easy. Zucchini noodles are loaded with vitamins and fiber. Combine them with fresh, organic eggs (protein!) and …

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Healthy Mexican Frittata with Pico de Gallo

Created in partnership with Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. Want to add a little fiesta to your breakfast? You probably already love huevos rancheros as much as we do, but here’s another way to go: …

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Sweet Potato Nachos

Nachos are pretty much a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when it comes to party food. Sweet potato nachos are the same, except much healthier. This genius game-day upgrade eliminates empty chip calories and replaces them with delicious, …

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pecorino and Hazelnuts

Brussels sprouts are a super easy vegetable to serve. Toss them with a little olive oil and salt and stick them in the oven, and they become crispy and delicious pretty quickly. But if you …

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Strawberry Ginger Limeade

What if you took all of the most refreshing foods and blended them into one delicious drink? That’s basically what we did here. The strawberries, lime, and mint are filled with bright, fresh flavor, and …

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Yerba Mate Energy Bites

Created in partnership with National Institute for Argentine Yerba Mate.   Step away from the chocolate chip cookie. An ideal snack provides protein and healthy fats to keep satisfied and give you energy. These bites do …

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Strawberry Chia Jam

Chia seeds are pretty amazing, right? Not only do they turn into pets (ha!), they have a natural gelling ability that makes them perfect for jam. Use them to make this fruity spread and you’ll …

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Cilantro Lime Avocado Yogurt Dip

This recipe seriously combines the best of two food worlds. Think of the zesty guac you make for taco night (and crave, um, every night). Now, imagine the tangy Mediterranean yogurt dip that dresses up …

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Healthy Crispy Baked Eggplant with Parmesan

Eggplant parm is the kind of stick-to-your-ribs Italian fare that makes you feel warm and happy…and bloated and like you need a nap. If you want to enjoy the flavors more often without those latter …

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Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend is a cult favorite (to say the least). And guess what? It’s super easy to make yourself, according to Chef Carla Contreras. Follow her lead below, …

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Iced Yerba Mate Cashew Latte

Created in partnership with the National Institute for Argentine Yerba Mate. Okay, there’s just something about plants grown in South America. They’re sort of #winning when it comes to producing delicious, healthy foods. Coffee beans? Cacao …

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Raw Brownie Batter

Love spooning up raw cookie dough? This raw brownie batter is another way to enjoy a similar flavor. The difference is it will satisfy serious chocolate lovers in a much deeper way. (Yay!) It’s gooey, …

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Nut and Seed Bread

Don’t get hung up on the word “bread,” okay? There’s nothing bready about this, except that you’ll be able to eat the finished product like bread, even though it’s totally gluten- and grain-free. Also, have …

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Balls

Yearning for that infamous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, but don’t want to rev up your nervous system or consume a ton of sugar? (A grande PSL has 50 grams!) Nutritious Life Studio grad Danielle Diamond …

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Apricot Cinnamon Scones

Scones are an underrated baked good, right? They’re savory and delicious and look really pretty (and impressive) as part of a brunch spread. And while apricot-cinnamon may not be a flavor combo you’ve seen before, …

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Choco-Avocado Pudding

Chocolate pudding just got a major upgrade. This creamy, delicious dessert can also be eaten as a snack since it’s made with just four healthy ingredients (plus a fifth nutritious garnish). Using avocado as a …

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Chocolate PB+J Yogurt

Call it chocolate peanut butter yogurt with berries or a chocolate-infused PB&J yogurt. Either way, the flavors are a mix of classic combos everyone loves. What’s better than a peanut butter cup or a peanut …

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Low Sugar Berry Green Smoothie

Why is it important to sip on low-sugar smoothies? Sugar’s bad for your bod all of the time, but blend it in a beverage and it gets into your bloodstream even faster, leading to inevitable …

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Super Seedy Freezer Cookies

Super Seedy Freezer Cookies could also be referred to as “frookies.” What do you think? Should we try to make it a thing? The concept itself is definitely worth repeating. During summer months, the last …

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Strawberry Veggie Smoothie

Veggies are a smoothie secret weapon. They add so much nutritional value with minimal calories. And this blend includes some you don’t normally think of throwing in your Nutribullet, like zucchini and cauliflower. Tip: Some …

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Pea Pesto Crostini

This Pea Pesto Crostini is super easy to make and is always a crowd-pleaser. It’s vegan and allergy friendly (nut-free, dairy-free, and can be made gluten-free), making it a perfect option for a cocktail party …

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LivLight Market Marinara

There’s nothing better than summer tomatoes, and who doesn’t love a homemade marinara? This sauce is delicious right out of the pot and gets even better with time. Make a big pot on Sunday and …

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Chicken Mushroom Burgers

No grill? You only need an oven to make these Chicken Mushroom Burgers. And hey, there are reasons that’s a good thing: no worrying about carcinogenic compounds, no hustling back and forth between the kitchen …

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Parmesan-Coated Halibut and Spicy Sprouts

A piece of fish with a side of sprouts? That’s already our idea of the perfect meal. But this dish packs in even more flavor than the standard. That’s thanks to a delicious parmesan-oregano coating …

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Avocado Toast with Roasted Zucchini and Corn

How much avocado toast can you really eat before it starts to get old? (Okay, a lot, but…) The good news is it’s an easy recipe to mix up. You can add all kinds of …

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Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Halibut

If you’re constantly topping zucchini noodles with basic marinara, it’s time to get creative. Zucchini soaks up the flavor of whatever you use to season it, so you can use the noodles to recreate favorite …

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Raw Asparagus Salad with Broccoli Rabe

Bet you’ve never eaten asparagus raw. It’s a little known fact that instead of roasting or sauteing it, you can peel the delicious veg into ribbons for a crunchy, satisfying addition to a salad. Here, …

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Spicy Roasted Zucchini with Corn

Zucchini and corn are so summery. They both fall into the nostalgia category—foods that bring on that “Relax, it’s July” feeling, you know? Here, we throw the two veggies together and add a little cayenne …

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Truffle Roasted Asparagus with Shallots

How many times have you sat down at a restaurant and exclaimed, “Oh my god, they have truffle fries!” No? Just us? Well, if you’ve never had them, truffle fries are kind of to die …

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Roasted Green Beans and Sugar Snap Peas

We get really excited when these spring produce stars appear at the farmers’ market. Both sugar snap peas and green beans are the perfect crunchy vegetables to snack on raw, either totally plain or dipped …

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Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

Remember when everyone in Hollywood was on the Grapefruit Diet? That was a terrible idea (like every super-low-calorie, fad diet). Adding grapefruit to a margarita, on the other hand, is  a great idea. Margaritas are …

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No-Bake Matcha Coconut Bites

We love the earthy taste of matcha, but not everyone loves sipping the grassy, super-green tea. Pair it with sweet coconut and maple syrup, though, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t want …

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Nori Roasted Chickpeas

We like to throw chickpeas in everything, from salads to sauteed greens. Roasted, they make a great snack. Here, we keep it simple by tossing them in a little bit of avocado oil and sprinkling …

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Protein Cookie Dough

OMG is the only appropriate reaction to this recipe. Yes, we figured out a way to make eating raw cookie dough good for you, and we expect the thank you letters to start piling up …

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Broccoli Rabe Smoothie

Your Vitamix is sick of spinach and kale, trust us. This recipe is a delicious way to switch up your green smoothie game by swapping in broccoli rabe. Yes, the veggie has strong flavor for …

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Energy-Boosting Peanut Butter Bites

These peanut butter bites taste amazing thanks to the coconut flavor pairing, and they’re an ideal snack. What does an ideal snack look like? It provides protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied and …

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Balsamic Roasted Beets with Orange Tarragon Goat Cheese

Yes, beets do turn everything they touch (your hands, your dishes, your counters, etc) an intense shade of fuschia, but there are so many reasons to brave their staining power and love them anyway. First, …

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Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Artichokes can be a little intimidating, with their hard, spiky leaves. But once you learn how to cut out the hearts, you’ll likely be hooked. For this recipe, you could also used the kind that …

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Easy Overnight Oats

Oats are one of our pantry staples for many reasons, and eating overnight oats for breakfast is one of our favorite ways to enjoy them. They’re great for the busiest days since there’s no morning …

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Cookies and Coconut Smoothie

Created in partnership with CocoaVia supplement. When a smoothie is sweet, that’s usually a bad sign. Not so with this Cookies and Coconut Smoothie. Instead of added sugar or tons of fruit, this blend is …

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Sweet Potato Cookies

First of all, yes, you read “sweet potato pie” and “cookies” in one phrase. Second of all, these scrumptious cookies are gluten-free, totally grain-free and refined sugar-free. So what the heck do they have that …

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Baked Pickles

Nutritionist-approved frickles (AKA fried pickles)?! Well, these are baked, so we call them “bickles.” Fried pickles are really great for your taste buds, but the breading and frying they require make them not so great …

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Raspberry Oat Smoothie

Bet you didn’t know you could put oats in a smoothie. It may sound strange, but they’re actually an awesome addition. Just like one of the benefits of a bowl of oatmeal is that it’s …

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Butternut Squash Broccoli Rabe Soup

When the leaves are changing and the air is crisp, creamy butternut squash soup is just necessary. And there are plenty of ways to mix it up so you can eat it over and over …

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Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread

Introducing the healthiest zucchini bread ever: it’s the perfect breakfast to serve when you’ve got house guests (or are just sick of the same old everyday Greek yogurt). The grain-free, Paleo-approved recipe was created by …

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Spaghetti Squash with Spices

Long before zucchini noodles (AKA zoodles) were a trendy health food, there was spaghetti squash. And seasonally speaking, it makes way more sense as a pasta substitute during fall and winter. Plus, it’s super easy …

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Mashed Butternut Squash

Mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed cauliflower…basically anything mashed becomes a delicious, hearty side dish for fall or winter. That includes Mashed Butternut Squash. In fact, butternut squash has even more warming flavor than some …

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Stuffed Acorn Squash Bowl

Acorn squash may not be as popular as butternut, but in addition to its healthy attributes, it can double as dishware. How many vegetables can make that claim? Make this “bowl,” and then fill it …

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Your kids want Reese’s Puffs? Serve them this peanut butter cup-inspired oatmeal, instead. The popular cereal is basically just sugar dressed up as breakfast. This, meanwhile, has basically the same amazing sweet flavor with none …

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Chocolate Protein Balls

Here’s the best thing about these Chocolate Protein Balls: How many recipes lead to a food that can be eaten as dessert, breakfast, or a post-workout snack? Plus, you don’t have to cook or bake …

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Superfood Dark Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is a holiday season favorite, and one of the best things about it is it’s so easy to make in so many different ways. You can add different nuts, seeds, and dried fruits …

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Turmeric Latte

Turmeric, turmeric, turmeric. The term (turm?) is mentioned so often it practically sounds like the mantra of the wellness-obsessed (after matcha, matcha, matcha). Here’s the thing: the trendy root has gotten a lot of hype …

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Chocolate Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Sweet potatoes are a healthy staple that land on your grocery list regularly. You’ve roasted, mashed, and baked them, but have you used them in…cupcakes? Enter Chocolate Sweet Potato Cupcakes, which are all moist chocolate cake and rich …

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Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

How many fruits and vegetables can you fit into one muffin? Five, if you’re talking about one of these upgraded Morning Glory Muffins. And that’s without even considering the other healthy plant-based ingredients, like pecans, …

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Chocolate Post-Workout Smoothie

During the toughest interval of your HIIT class, as you lift a 30-pound medicine ball over your head and slam it on the floor, sweat pooling around your feet, think: chocolate. During spin class, as …

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Frozen Hot Chocolate Smoothie

Confused by the fact that the words “frozen” and “hot” are right next to each other in the name of this recipe? Don’t worry, there’s nothing warm about this smoothie (ew).  But it does taste …

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Chickpea Flatbread

We’re calling this a Chickpea Flatbread, but the consistency and shape is a lot like a crepe. Unlike a traditional crepe, though, this one’s made with nutrient-dense chickpea flour and is totally gluten-free. It’s super …

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Pesto Hummus with Broccoli Rabe

Is it pesto? Is it hummus? Is it broccoli rabe? This dip has really got a lot going on, which is what makes it so incredibly delicious. First of all, throwing any extra greens (like …

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Vegetarian Quesadilla with Broccoli Rabe

Hello, easy Meatless Monday meal. This crowd-pleasing Vegetarian Quesadilla is beyond easy to make and hides a healthy secret folded up in its tortilla: it’s got more plant-based ingredients like nutrient-dense vegetables and legumes in …

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Broccoli Rabe Toast

Avocado toast is so overdone (but okay, we admit it, we still love it). But it turns out you can put all kinds of other delicious, healthy foods on crisp, healthy bread (who knew?), like …

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Cucumber Salad with Chickpea, Tomato and Broccoli Rabe

Cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and red onion are a pretty solid base for any salad with Mediterranean-leanings. Add broccoli rabe and now you’ve got the nutrient benefits of leafy greens. Add chickpeas and you’ve got plant …

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Broccoli Rabe and Farro

Stuffed mushrooms are a staple at cocktail parties. They’re perfectly bite-sized so you can grab one off a tray and pop it in your mouth politely, without barely pausing a conversation. Our version of the …

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Easy Three-Bean Chili

Veggie chili should definitely be one of your go-to cold-weather recipes. It’s an incredible way to get a ton of tender vegetables in one meal, and it’s filled with plant-based protein, thanks to all of …

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Parchment Baked Salmon

Why Parchment Baked Salmon? Baking fish en papillote, as the French would say, has many benefits. The parchment pouch allows the fish to steam gently, making it retain more moisture. In other words, it won’t …

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Butternut Squash Smoothie

Butternut squash in your soup, butternut squash in your salads, butternut squash on pizza. During fall, we basically want to eat it every which way, and that includes throwing it in a smoothie with plant …

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Avocado Kefir Caesar Dressing

This post is in partnership with Undeniably Dairy Makes ~1 cup Not gonna lie, but creamy Caesar dressing is kind of amazing. Your body, however, would have to disagree when you buy it bottled, packing …

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Fudgy Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

Aside from the obvious nutrition benefits, substituting pureed chickpeas for flour in brownies is an amazing technique because of the texture. Good brownies are gooey and fudgy (not cakey!), which garbanzos are great for. These …

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Pineapple Cucumber Lime Salad

Who knows where the idea came from to put cucumber and pineapple in the same bowl. It’s sort of a strange combination, but we’re really glad we discovered it. Both ingredients are light and hydrating, …

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Corn and Tomato Salad With Pine Nuts and Parm

Nothing says summer like fresh corn and tomatoes, right? In August, hit up a farmers’ market and both will be at their peak. Since this recipe is simple, it will put the spotlight on their …

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Radicchio Slaw

Bitter is a word you’ll hear a lot to describe radicchio’s taste. But unlike when applied to human beings, bitter isn’t always a bad thing when applied to foods. In fact, it actually gives this …

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Coconut French Toast

Sometimes adding just one creative ingredient can totally change a dish. That’s how we feel about this Coconut French Toast. French toast is so tasty on its own, but add a little coconut oil and …

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Gut Health Smoothie

In case you’ve been living under a rock (sorry!), gut health is kind of a big deal. Not only is it important for basic digestion and anti-bloat purposes, research is increasingly finding it affects your …

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Homemade Sauerkraut

Making homemade sauerkraut may sound intimidating, but it’s actually incredibly easy. You don’t need any canning experience, and the process is as simple as leaving the cabbage in a jar to ferment on its own. …

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Fresh Mozzarella Farro Salad

Quinoa is so 2010. (Just kidding, we still love it.) Enter your new friend farro, also sometimes referred to as emmer. Farro is an ancient grain loaded with vitamins and minerals, and a little protein. It’s …

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Asparagus Farro Salad

Let us introduce you to fabulous farro. Farro is an ancient grain that’s an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It’s also higher in fiber than brown rice or quinoa. Farro has a nuttier, …

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Non-Dairy Avocado Eggnog

Like a lot of holiday party foods, eggnog can be a serious calorie bomb. But if you love it and want to enjoy it by the fire in your Christmas sweater, there are ways to …

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza

Forget turkey sandwiches. If you can think of a more creative way to use Thanksgiving leftovers than making them into a pizza, please, let us know. This approach utilizes cranberry sauce in place of tomato …

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Simple Frittata

There’s nothing better than a recipe that allows for flexibility, uses leftovers, is easy to make and tastes amazing! Frittatas are great for all of this since you can throw almost anything (anything healthy is …

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Green Salad with Shiitake Bacon

What’s a bacon lover to do if he or she decides to go vegan? Miranda Hammer, MS, RD, is a graduate of The Nutrition School, and she’s a genius when it comes to making plant-based …

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Coconut Bacon Sandwich

Meet the vegan BLT of your dreams. Miranda Hammer, NLC,  is a genius when it comes to making plant-based meals exciting, so we’re not surprised she came up with this smart bacon substitute. Think maple-cured …

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Turkey Sausage Patty with Eggs

Miranda Hammer, founder of the Crunchy Radish, is both a registered dietitian (RD) and a professionally trained natural foods chef. So it’s no surprise she uses lots of spices in her recipes. Aromatic herbs and …

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Pumpkin Yogurt Mask

Come October, let’s face it, you’re going to start putting pumpkin in everything. Lattes, muffins, pancakes, pies. Why not also put it all over your face? DIY beauty fixes, after all, save you lots of …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts, how do we love thee? Let’s count the many, many ways. Like broccoli and cabbage, the little green gems are cruciferous vegetables. And veggies in this family are known for their association with …

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Cranberry Walnut Salad

It may seem unlikely, but Pilgrim Salad is the dish your holiday table is going to need. Alongside roasted root vegetables, mashed sweet potatoes, meats, and other heavy, warming dishes, you’ve got to have at …

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Garlic and Lemon Haricots Verts

When green beans are fresh, it’s hard not to grab handfuls out of the bag as soon as you get home from the market. They’re so crisp and flavorful all on their own (and dipped …

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Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving turkey is not something you want to overly complicate. It’s the centerpiece of the holiday spread and is what everyone looks forward to. When you’re making Thanksgiving dinner, you’re also usually cooking about 500 …

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Wild Rice and Bulgur Stuffing

You’re probably right: no one in your family knows what bulgur is. But that won’t matter at the holiday table. Once they taste this hearty, flavorful stuffing made with the nutritious ancient grain, they’ll be …

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Pumpkin Soufflé

Pumpkin desserts should be made every which way (right?), and this one is great for gluten-free eaters. The crustless treat is all sweet, fluffy pumpkin and spices. That means it also happens to be lower …

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Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole

Alright, important question: Did you ever imagine a nutritionist would give you permission to put marshmallows on your vegetables? Well, we’re all about conscious indulgences, and for many people, this kind of casserole comes with …

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Nut Butter Pantry Party

This one isn’t really a recipe. We call it a party because you essentially invite a bunch of healthy snack foods you’ve already got on hand and hang with the ones you love. Just like …

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Easy Soup Dinner

“Recipe” is a little bit of a misnomer here. This one’s basically a quick tutorial on throwing a few prepared foods together into the fastest healthy meal you could imagine. It’s for the nights when …

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Easy Lettuce Cups

Chicken sandwiches, chicken salads, chicken wraps. You get sick of the old standards, and that’s when it’s time to put your chicken in a “lettuce cup.” Inspired by cuisines like Korean barbecue, in which wrapping …

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Cinnamon and Coconut Yogurt

Another way to give your Greek yogurt some pizazz? Yup, we’ve got many of those. The star of this one is coconut butter, which has the same healthy flavor as coconut oil but with a …

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Pomegranate Sunflower Yogurt

Hey, need a thousand ways to make your daily Greek yogurt exciting? Us too. This one is a little less “expected” than others. Thinking about walnuts and almonds? Nope, we’re using sunflower seeds, which add …

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Green Tea Yogurt

Matcha, matcha, matcha. The grassy green tea is talked about a lot, thanks to its high antioxidant content and ability to provide an energy boost that’s not as jittery as coffee’s. If you don’t have …

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Peanut Butter Berry Yogurt

Love PB & J? This Peanut Butter Berry Yogurt is like eating it with a spoon. Instead of bread, you’re getting protein-rich Greek yogurt. Instead of jelly, it’s all about berries, which means less concentrated …

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Cherry Tomato Salad with Feta

It doesn’t take much to turn cherry tomatoes into a Cherry Tomato Salad, as you can see here. Yes, you could toss them with all kinds of other vegetables, herbs, and dressings. But when they’re …

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Cucumber Salad

This cucumber salad is as simple as a salad gets, with just two whole food ingredients (without counting the dressing). It’s filled with flavor, though, thanks to Herbes de Provence, a traditional blend of dried …

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Raw Crunchy Salad

How many times have you heard a health expert talk about the many benefits of “eating the rainbow”? It’s a cliche because it’s actually really good advice. The vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables are …

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Healthy Slaw

When it comes to this slaw, slim has multiple meanings. It’s super light and healthy since it’s made with whole, nutritious ingredients. So, it can easily be part of an overall eating plan that keeps …

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Pomegranate Champagne

With this recipe, you can go from just serving champagne at a party (which is totally acceptable) to looking like a certified mixologist. All it takes is a splash of pomegranate and a splash of …

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Raspberry Peach Strawberry Sangria

That Taco Tuesday night you promised to attend is approaching and you’re in charge of drinks. Meanwhile, you can tell your boss is not going to make getting out of work on time easy. We …

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Grapefruit Mint Mojito

A good mojito is one of our favorite drinks, and this grapefruit version is an amazing twist on the classic. It’s a little tangier than the standard, but also more refreshing, so it’ll taste amazing …

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Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie

Quick, make a mental list of ingredients that remind you of summer. Watermelon? Cucumber? Fresh mint? Juicy strawberries? They’re all represented in this smoothie, which is just as refreshing as it is delicious. An added …

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Kohlrabi Fries

Kohlrabi, which is part of the cabbage family, looks like a weird alien vegetable. In both purple and green varieties, it’s knobby and twisted and can look intimidating at the farmers’ market. But after you …

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Homemade Hair Conditioner (with Beer!)

Eggs and beer. No, we’re not talking about brunch at a sports bar. The combo is surprisingly really good for your hair. Both ingredients contain nutrients that nourish your locks, leading to shinier, stronger strands …

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Homemade Toothpaste with Strawberries

Toothpaste is one of those over-complicated products that comes in a million varieties for the sake of marketing. Whitening! Ultra-whitening! Icy cool! It also often includes all kinds of chemical ingredients that you’re better off …

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Greek Yogurt Popsicles with Goat Cheese and Honey

Goat cheese in an ice pop? Yes, we went there. Make these popsicles when you’re craving a tasty refreshing treat on steamy summer days, especially if you’ve got company. They’ll think you’re super fancy when …

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Vanilla Almond Milk Popsicles

Have you ever bitten into a Good Humor Toasted Almond Dessert Bar at the beach? The crunchy, classic ice cream bar reminds us of seaside vacations. Or of summer days during childhood running after the …

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Banana Coconut Popsicles

Could tropical bliss be as simple as four ingredients and a freezer? This recipe may convince you the answer is yes. Bananas and coconut just go together like sunshine and palm trees. They also happen …

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4th of July Parfait Cup “Pies”

Come 4th of July, lots of people have Pinterest boards dedicated to flag cakes. If you’re a regular Betty Crocker, by all means, go for it (and invite us over for a slice and sparklers, …

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Spiced Nuts

This tasty snack gets its flavor from 5-Spice Powder, which is a staple in Chinese cooking. The powder is a combination of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. You can find it in …

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Beef Bulgogi

Bulgogi is the centerpiece of Korean barbecue. It’s the most popular dish among those who know and love the cuisine and it’s also the one thing you order if you have no idea what to …

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Grilled Prosciutto Jalapeño Poppers

Forget deep-fried, cream cheese-filled jalapeño poppers. These may be the perfect party food. Meat lovers won’t even notice there are nutritious veggies wrapped in the cheesy, spicy morsels, and they’re perfectly bite-sized for passing. Plus, …

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Cucumber Feta Greek Yogurt Dip

If you love Greek food, you probably love tzatziki. The tangy, creamy dip is ubiquitous in Greek cuisine, served with warm pita, on gyros, and in many other ways. This Cucumber Feta Greek Yogurt Dip …

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Blueberry Vinaigrette

Having a few variations on a classic balsamic vinaigrette up your sleeve is a must for any home cook. This one’s pretty creative: add some pureed blueberries into the mix and you’ve got a much …

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Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Custard

Welcome to the merging of two worlds of dessert: non-dairy coconut custard and pumpkin, fall’s favorite harvest. They may not seem like a natural pair, but trust us, it’s a match made in creamy, dreamy …

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Poached Pears

Poached pears are a delicious dessert that’s made of mostly fruit, and the cinnamon-vanilla flavor makes them a great option for the holiday season. It’s also nice to find a dessert you can make in …

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Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon

Grapefruit is such a delicious, tangy breakfast fruit. Broiling it sweetens it up a little and makes it more appealing during colder months, when you want something warming instead of light and fresh. That’s where …

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Spiked Berries and Cream

Did your grandma ever make those weird “rum ball” cookies on holidays? You know the ones that you accidentally bite into as a small child and then spit out in disgust when they taste like …

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Creamy Braised Swiss Chard

This post is in sponsorship with Undeniably Dairy     The term “creamy” doesn’t generally come to mind when talking about foods that are good for us. This creamy side dish works, though, because of all …

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Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms with Ginger and Watercress

It’s spring and you get a bunch of greens in your CSA share you’ve never seen before. After some intense Google research, you finally determine it’s watercress. Now, what to do with the exotic leaves? …

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Iced Almond Matcha Latte

Sipping a cup of steaming hot matcha is usually a warming experience, but shaken with almond milk over ice, like this, it transforms into a refreshing treat on a hot day. A quick word of …

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Kale Salad with Carrots

We never met a kale salad we didn’t love. This one’s selling point is its simplicity.  There’s no massaging required, you just chop the kale as finely as possible, toss it with carrots, and add …

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Perfect Spring Salad

You can probably guess from the name, but this is the salad to make when spring produce pops. In late April or early May when you head to the farmers’ market or pick up your …

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Pesto Salmon Tartine

Avocado isn’t the only thing you can put on toast. Top a healthy slice of bread with smoked salmon, Parmesan, and vegetable-packed pesto to make this balanced, protein-rich breakfast. Getting enough protein in the morning …

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Avocado Banana Smoothie

Avocado is a magical food no matter how you slice it, and that includes as a smoothie ingredient. Basically, it adds amazing creamy texture without interfering with stronger flavors. Here, that means you get a …

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Coconut Popcorn Balls

Coconut Popcorn Balls are definitely going to be a hit on movie night. Essentially, they’re just hunks of popcorn and cashews held together by a scrumptious creamy mix of nut butter and honey and coated …

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Date Brownies

If you’re trying to cut refined sugar out of your diet but still have a sweet tooth, date brownies are where it’s at. Dates are naturally super sweet and their chewy texture lends itself well …

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Protein Packed Corn Muffin

These are definitely the healthiest corn muffins you’ve ever bitten into. Made with chickpea flour, coconut oil, and almond milk, we’ve replaced many of the bad ingredients with nutritious ones. (We’re good at that!) Now, …

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Grapefruit Tea

Who knew you could make tea from grapefruit? While it’s a hydrating, refreshing fruit, citrus is at its peak in winter, so a warming way to enjoy it is kind of brilliant. And with cinnamon …

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Carrot Ginger Squash Soup

Orange you glad we created this recipe? You should be, since the color, from both the carrots and butternut squash, means its filled with powerful antioxidants called carotenoids. The simple two-step soup (all you have …

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Beetroot Dip with Crudite

Hummus holds a special place in our hearts (especially since it’s good for our hearts…), but there are only so many days in a row you can dip your veggies in it. It gets old, …

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Apple Spice Smoothie

Imagine apple pie was actually really good for your health and you could drink it. Yup, that’s what this smoothie is like. It’s got all of the spices and flavors of a sweet apple dessert …

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Super Greens Green Juice

We don’t believe in juice cleanses, but we do wholeheartedly believe in getting in lots of greens every.single.day. That task can be tricky on certain days, when you’re sick of making endless kale salads or …

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Blueberry Iced Tea

Blueberries are so nutrient-dense it can be tough not to add them to nearly everything. This takes it even a step further, by utilizing other parts of the plant. Blueberry tea is made from the …

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Mango Pina Colada

If you like pina coladas… Oh, come on. You didn’t think we were too good to start with that, did you? So, if you do, you should know they’re among the worst offenders when it …

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Beet Syrup

Anyone know you could turn juice into syrup this easily? Yup, just like maple comes out of a tree as water (you’ve probably seen it recently bottled as a hydrating beverage to rival coconut water) …

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Berry Quinoa Salad

This recipe may strike you as super weird at first, even if you generally make quinoa salad like it’s going out of style. Whether you add Mexican spices and vegetables, do it Greek-style with tomato, …

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Red Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Cranberries

In the fall, when apples are super fresh, they’re tart and crisp and sooo juicy. Biting into one just off the tree is kind of the best. When you go to cook with them, though, …

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Roasted Curry Chickpeas

Did you know you could roast chickpeas? Garbanzos are well-known as a plant-based source of protein, but they’re usually thrown in salads or made into hummus and falafel. Turns out you can also spice them …

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Baba Ghanoush Eggplant Hummus

This is a dilemma we’ve encountered many times. You’re out at a Mediterranean restaurant and you’re ordering so much delicious food and you’ve got to decide: Do you want hummus or baba ghanoush for dipping? …

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Baked Zucchini Chips

Guess what? You can turn almost any veggie into a chip this way. Zucchini is particularly amenable to the process since it’s the perfect round shape and is easy to slice super thin. It’s also …

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Celery and Tomato Gazpacho

Picture yourself sitting outside at an adorable restaurante in Spain. The sun is shining and you’re in vacation mode. What should you order? Zesty Tomato Gazpacho, naturally. This recipe puts a slight spin on the …

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Berry Homemade Popsicles

The ice cream truck jingle is playing over and over and over and your kids are looking at you with sad eyes. If only they had a cool mom. Solution: turn making their own sweet, …

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Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Hot and cold are opposites that attract when it comes to flavors. Here, we’re talking about cooling Greek yogurt and spicy chili powder, which, combined, create a tasty way to kick up those pieces of …

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Avocado and Mango Salsa

When you’re not sure if you want guacamole or salsa, make this Avocado and Mango Salsa. It satisfies your avo craving and has all the fresh veggie flavor and texture of salsa. Not to mention …

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Quick Cobb Salad

The Cobb may be the most classic of salads, and it’s got staying power beyond the Country Club scene. From its inception, after all, it was filled with vegetables, from a big bed of romaine …

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Homemade Chicken Soup

Remember that series of books called Chicken Soup for the Soul? The named worked because it implied chicken soup is sooo good for your body and that the stories were going to do the same …

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Greek Vegetarian Pizza

Greek and pizza might not seem like two words that go together, but why not serve fresh Greek flavors on a pie? After all, flavor combos that work as a salad often also work as …

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Parmesan Whole Wheat Crostini

Making these Whole Wheat Crostinis is so simple it’s silly. But their flavor is complex because of a super ingredient: garlic. Garlic makes basically anything taste amazing, and we’re not afraid to admit we rely …

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Creamy Farro and Mushroom Soup

This post is in partnership with Undeniably Dairy.   During fall and winter, hearty soups hit the spot nearly every night. The trouble is that canned soups tend to be loaded with excess sodium, and …

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Spiced Kale Chips

Unlike processed potato chips fried in cheap vegetable oils, here’s a cool example of when “chips” coated in oil are actually good for your health. First, we start with kale. (Nutrition-wise, we’re already many steps …

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Parmesan Crusted Halibut

Parmesan Crusted Halibut is a crispy, delicious way to serve a filet of fish on its own with a side of veggies. You could also easily cut the fish into strips before breading and tell …

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Zesty Beef Stir-Fry Over Brown Rice

Created in partnership with BOU. Listen up: You can get this flavor-packed beef stir-fry on the dinner table way faster than the Chinese food delivery guy can get to your house. And your body will …

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Shrimp Soba Noodles

Buckwheat isn’t just the name of a Little Rascals character. It’s also a plant that happens to confusingly named, considering it doesn’t contain wheat. In fact, it’s totally gluten-free. Buckwheat is actually more closely related to …

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Cucumber Avocado Nori Rolls with Cashew-Carrot Dipping Sauce

Love going out for sushi with your girlfriends? Next time, impress your friends by inviting them over for the homemade version. These rolls are easy to make and don’t require any special equipment. They’re also …

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Grilled Cod over Lentil Currant Salad

Green tea is sometimes considered to be the healthiest beverage ever, since it’s filled with flavonoids and catechins, which act as powerful antioxidants to defend the body from free radical damage. In other words, brewing …

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Bison Steak Taco Salad with Spicy Chipotle Dressing

Okay, why bison? Bison meat just happens to be leaner than beef while also being higher in protein, iron, and vitamin B-12. In other words, you get more for less. And while it may be …

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Quinoa Stuffed Pepper

Quinoa salads are a go-to in any healthy kitchen. The gluten-free ancient grain is high in protein and its mild flavor goes well with pretty much anything. You can basically throw any combination of vegetables, …

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Easy Huevos Rancheros

Remember when you were a kid and eating “breakfast for dinner” was a fun novelty? It can totally still be that (except we actually do it on the reg, since we love eggs so much..), …

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Barley Breakfast Salad

Barley doesn’t exactly get a lot of culinary fanfare. The oft-forgotten grain is best know for playing a supporting role in soups like Mushroom Barley and Chicken Barley. Its texture, though, kind of reminds us …

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Green Vegetable Omelet

One nutrition rule of thumb we love is to get some form of green vegetable in at every meal. That’s usually easy at lunch and dinner, but breakfast can be more of a challenge, even …

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Green Tea Walnut Loaf

Did you know you could bake with green tea? It’s yet another way to get more of the super beverage into your diet. Here, the antioxidant-packed steeped leaves are one ingredient in a loaf that’s …

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Face Mask

No, this sweet potato carrot concoction isn’t what’s for breakfast…although it could be. While eating healthy foods is a great strategy for great skin from the inside, using edible, natural ingredients to boost your skin …

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Coffee Yogurt Face Mask

This Coffee Yogurt Face Mask is great for exfoliation. As a refresher, exfoliating is important because it clears away dead skin cells that can pile up and make your skin look dull and dry. They …

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Homemade Pink Dairy Face Wash

Sometimes you buy Greek yogurt or a carton of milk and then the last dregs sit at the bottom in your fridge. Not enough for a full serving. Too much to throw out. Here’s a …

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Avocado Face Mask

Sure, you could buy an expensive face mask at Sephora. Or, you could put half of that avocado on your salad for lunch and use the rest of it to give yourself a beauty boost. …

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Honey Oat Facial Mask

Breakfast or beauty? This face mask could easily be mistaken for your a.m. meal. (Hey, double the recipe and make it both!) With just three ingredients, you get closer to clear, shiny skin. Thanks to …

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Spicy Potato Salad

Simply put, this is a delicious, healthy upgrade to a typical potato salad. FYI, the recipe comes with one important takeaway: roasting potatoes in the oven is almost always a much, much better strategy than …

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Party Punch

This Party Punch recipe is pretty genius, and here’s why. Most punch bowls start with a base of sugary orange juice, cranberry juice, Sprite, or tonic water. This one uses green tea as its main …

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Lemon Walnut Chicken

Marinades are often the way to go when it comes to adding flavor to chicken. But if you don’t have the time to put it in the fridge and wait for the flavors to sink …

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Rosemary Spiced Nuts

A handful of plain nuts is a great snack on its own. Take a few minutes to dress them up like we do here, and you’re going to want another handful. Sticking them in the …

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Ginger Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

A steaming cup of hot chocolate on a snowy winter day is kind of the best, and let’s be serious, the powdered packets are for amateurs. To get all of the health benefits and flavor …

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Sweet Potato Latkes

A few facts about latkes: Latkes are a Jewish food and are traditionally served on Hanukkah. They’re traditionally made from potatoes because potatoes were plentiful in Eastern Europe. They’re traditionally fried in oil or rendered …

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Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites

The magic of Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites is right there in the name. When you’re eating pumpkin pie during the holidays, you may be tempted to cut yourself a “slice” that more closely resembles a …

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Spiced Cranberry Relish

During the holiday season, inflammation-promoting scenarios abound, from sugary treats to stressful family gatherings. And this cranberry relish may be the ultimate inflammation-fighting food. Cranberries are filled with antioxidants. Oranges are loaded with vitamin C, …

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Whey Smoothie

There are a few essential elements every post-workout smoothie needs. Namely, protein, carbs, and a little healthy fat. This recipe satisfies all of those must-haves and then goes so much further. Pomegranate and orange juices …

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Roasted Beet Chips

You can turn a lot of vegetables into “chips,” like kale, sweet potatoes…and beets. Beet chips are particularly fun to make since they’re so pretty when they’re done. If you’re making a meal you want …

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Quinoa Granola

Store-bought granola is often super sugary and filled with refined carbs. This recipe makes the morning staple healthy, flavorful, and satisfying by swapping in better ingredients. It starts with quinoa, an ancient grain that is …

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Pumpkin Flaxseed Pancakes with Pomegranate Maple Syrup

Let’s be honest: These Pumpkin Flaxseed Pancakes are quite a bit more labor intensive than using Bisquick. But pancakes that fill you up with nutrients instead of leading to post-brunch bloat? Yes, please. Instead of …

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Baked Cod with Mediterranean Spices

This just may be the perfect crowd-pleasing summer meal. When zucchini and tomatoes are fresh at the farmers’ market, you’ll want to buy them up in bushels. That means you’ll have plenty to layer on …

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White Bean Soup with Spicy Sausage

Bookmark this soup for busy winter weeks. It’s pretty much an all-star recipe that’s got every base covered. First, it’s hearty and protein-rich thanks to chicken sausage (buy organic!) and white beans. Then, it’s filled …

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Sweet Potato and Sausage Bake

This kind of dinner falls into one of our favorite categories. We call it “recipes that basically just require you to throw a pile of healthy food into the oven.” Other than quickly chopping up …

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Chocolate Cherry Buttermilk Scones

If you are a cherry on top kind of person, these scones will make you happy. The truth is, there aren’t enough recipes that include cherries, and especially when combined with dark chocolate chips and …

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Creamy Berry Parfait with Quinoa

Parfaits can be delicious. They’re also pretty overdone so are often also just “meh.” We like this one because it switches things up a bit by using quinoa instead of the usual granola and acai …

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French Toast with Caramelized Pears and Pecans

Real maple syrup is incredibly delicious, but carmelized pears and pecans?! This topping takes french toast for breakfast to a new level. Make it when pears are fresh during fall and the flavors will be …

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Crunchy Chicken Salad Boats

OMG, have you ever made cucumber boats? They’re a lot of fun and creating this recipe kind of made us want to eat everything out of them from now on. Kale salad? Gazpacho? Chili? (That …

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Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Pesto

Black-eyed peas are an underrated legume. While chickpeas and black beans tend to get all of the attention, these tasty beans also contain plenty of fiber, protein, vitamin A, and folate. And making this simple …

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Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

It’s kind of hard to know what to do with plums, other than just bite into them whole. Unlike other fruits like apples, there aren’t millions of recipes that explain millions of ways to cook …

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Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Mashed Cauliflower

Chimichurri is an oh-so-amazing Argentinian sauce that you should absolutely learn to make. It’s basically tons of fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, and mint covered in olive oil and spiced up. Make a jar of …

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Baked Chicken Tenders and Krispy Kale Chips

Okay, we’re all grown-ups here, but we still love chicken fingers. There’s something so satisfying about a crunchy strip of chicken dipped in honey mustard. This recipe allows you to enjoy them while still adult-ing. …

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Sesame Tuna with Jicama-Cabbage Slaw

Next time you’ve got company coming over for dinner, try making this sesame tuna. It’s the kind of meal that looks incredibly impressive when plated, with the tuna sitting on top of the colorful slaw …

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Oatmeal Pancakes

Eggs or oatmeal for breakfast? Why not make it both? Both are delicious and can be made many ways, but a personal-sized Oatmeal Pancake is a fun way to mix up your routine…and get healthy …

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Western Omelet

Classic diner food is kind of awesome, and the Western Omelet is a menu staple. Mushrooms and peppers and tons of hot sauce? It’s just a great combo, whether you’re actually in Denver channeling cowboy …

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Lite Cobb Salad

Cobb Salads are generally pretty heavy, so we went on a mission to lighten up the recipe. First, it’s about making sure the proportion of ingredients is weight heavily towards vegetables over meat. Next, instead …

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Roasted Chicken Lettuce Wrap

We’re taking a couple of cues from Korean barbecue on this one. If you’ve never had it, the cuisine is all about taking grilled meats and eating them with veggies in lettuce wraps. No, you’d …

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Shrimp Salad

This simple shrimp salad looks exactly like something that would be on the menu at a fancy detox spa, right? But you can make it at home in a couple of minutes, with just a …

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Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

Does anyone know why grilled food is more fun on a kebab? We certainly don’t have an explanation, but it just is. With this recipe, you get the kebab factor, fresh grilled shrimp, and the …

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Lemon Caper Chicken

Lemons and capers have a lot in common. Both are amazing ingredients for adding a lot of flavor without calories, sugar, or anything else you don’t want in your nutritious meal (unlike many other flavor …

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Turkey Taco Salad

Taco Tuesday, anyone? Or Taco Wednesday? Or Taco Thursday? The truth is, tacos are a fast, crowd-pleasing meal pretty much any night of the week. And this approach adds nutrition value to the typical dish …

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Breakfast Burrito

Making a hearty breakfast burrito is an amazing way to switch up your morning egg routine. If you order one out, they tend to be calorie bombs, overloaded with carbs, cheese, and sour cream. Whip …

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Healthy Bran Muffins

Bran muffins have a reputation for being tasteless, but we think these are pretty damn delicious, thank you very much. Applesauce, cinnamon, almond milk, and minimal sugar provide plenty of flavor. Make them even tastier …

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Egg Crepe

With just a few ingredients, get transported to a French cafe without leaving your kitchen. These egg crepes are light and fluffy and ridiculously easy to make. Eat them while sipping an espresso, obviously.

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Noodle-free Turkey Lasagna

Spiralized zucchini noodles are all the rage, but here’s an even easier, taster way to eat “zoodles” instead of noodles, no extra gadget required. Slice zucchini into thin strips and it starts that resemble the …

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Sautéed Chicken Breasts and Tomatoes

Fresh, whole foods are always the best choice, but there are some situations where canned foods come with hidden benefits. Canned stewed tomatoes, for instance, are an amazing pantry staple you can use in a …

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Banana Ice Cream

Not to be dramatic, but banana ice cream just might change your life. When you discover how easy it is to make, with just ONE ingredient, you’ll wonder why you’ve even been bothering with calorie-bomb …

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Is it just us or are sweet potato fries more delicious than regular french fries? They’re always positioned as the “healthy” alternative at burger joints, but even if we weren’t considering nutrition, they have way …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Soup

Usually, the only way you get to experience the delicious combination of strawberries and rhubarb is in a pie. We took the tangy-sweet combo and created a healthy way to enjoy it, in a refreshing …

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Summer Vegetable Salad

This dish belongs at a garden party, where you’ll naturally be serving it while wearing all white. It’s the perfect summer salad: light, crunchy, and colorful, with lots of fresh produce and seafood. Plus, it …

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Spicy Marinade

There’s no reason to buy a packaged marinade when you’ve got a recipe like this. First, it falls into one of our favorite recipe categories: Five ingredients or less. Very few ingredients, in turn, means …

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Animal-Shaped Whole Wheat Pancakes

When your little ones come running down to breakfast on Sunday morning and find a safari of animal pancakes on their plate, a few things might happen. One: they’ll forget all about begging for Pop-Tarts …

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Turkey Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese doesn’t exactly qualify as health food, but choose the right ingredients and it starts to transform. Instead of stacks of American cheese (which isn’t even really cheese, yuck), we use a portion-controlled serving …

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Breaded Baked Chicken Tenders

It’s rare you’ll find us recommending “breading” anything, but we’ll make an exception for chicken fingers. Of course we use whole wheat breadcrumbs instead of the white bread variety, and then we bake the chicken …

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Bowtie Mac and Cheese

When you get home late and need to get the kids dinner before you even think about yourself, this dish is a great option. Kids love bowtie pasta, and the fun shape makes it easy …

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Veggie and Tofu Pasta

Easy, peasy is what this plant-based Veggie and Tofu Pasta is all about. This is best for when you’ve got a Tupperware full of leftover whole wheat pasta in the fridge and want to figure …

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Yogurt Sundae

WTF is a yogurt sundae? Good question. First of all, it’s a fun way to eat yogurt. By now, we’re guessing you’re bored of the same old cup sprinkled with granola every day. This is …

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Pretzel Chicken

Not every recipe is about you; this one is about the kids. Kids love chicken tenders and they love pretzels. Put the two together, and you’ve got a winning match. Using (whole wheat) pretzels as …

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Sandwich Pinwheels

Why turn a sandwich into pinwheels? There are two scenarios where this approach is way better than your standard square bread situation. First, they’re great for parties and picnics, since they’re small and bite-sized and …

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Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

Like coleslaw and corn on the cob, macaroni salad is a summer party food staple. But like potato salad, it’s also generally filled with empty carbs and empty calories (ahem, mayo). This whole wheat pasta …

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Apple Fries and Dip

Here’s a list of some things you can cut into thin slices made for dipping and call “fries”: carrots, cucumbers, roasted sweet potatoes…and apples. Call them fries and kids will want to eat them, right? …

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Banana Pops

Whether it’s summer, spring, winter or fall, any dessert recipe that doesn’t require turning on the oven is a winner. That’s why we love these classic treats, which get bonus points for also being easy …

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Homemade Applesauce

Making homemade applesauce is a can’t-miss fall activity (especially if you’ve got kids to help). In the best scenario, you’d hit up an orchard first to pick your own, filling your bag with fresh apples …

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Ground Meat Stew

When you think stew, you think “hours and hours of cooking time.” This simple version, however, cuts out the slow cooking and keeps it simple. The best part about it? While beef is the main …

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Homemade Nachos

“Loaded” nachos these are not, but they do deliver amazing crunchy, salty nacho flavor in just a few quick minutes, without destroying your healthy diet. Making your own tortilla chips means they’re baked instead of …

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Jicama Slaw

Jicama is a root vegetable that we absolutely love. Not only is it fun to say, it has a mild flavor that makes it versatile in the kitchen, and it has a really nice crunch, …

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Peanut Butter Yogurt

Some people love the tangy taste of Greek yogurt, but if you prefer it a little sweeter, peanut butter could be the answer. Just swirl it into the yogurt and sprinkle on a little cinnamon …

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Southwest Salad

Taco salads are a definite crowd pleaser, and this salad revolves around a similar idea (just with chicken instead of taco meat). It’s filled with Tex-Mex-inspired ingredients like corn, red onion, tomatoes, and cheddar. Add …

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Tofu Salad

Even if you’re a meat eater, choosing forks over knives at more of your meals is generally a good idea, for your overall health and the good of the planet. That’s where sources of plant-based …

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Asian Salad

Add this salad to your usual line-up of healthy, flavorful lunches to tote to work. It’s filled with delicious vegetables that are often used in different Asian cuisines, like Japanese, Chinese, and Korean food. Water …

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Hearts of Palm and Artichoke Salad

Hearts of palm and artichokes are both kind of exotic as far as vegetables go, so if you make this salad for friends they’ll probably think you’re super fancy. Or, it’s a great dish for …

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Greek Salad

Greek salad is a classic we never get sick of. It’s the perfect combination of textures and flavors, with crunchy greens and cucumbers, salty olives and feta… it all just mixes together perfectly. And hey, …

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Keri’s Lemon Dressing

Can you tell by the name of this one that our very own Keri Glassman loves it? There’s no mistaking why it would be a nutritionist favorite: well-meaning eaters often make healthy salads and then …

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Dijon Vinaigrette

This Dijon Vinaigrette is a slightly creamy, tangy dressing that’s easy to make at home. Because its flavor is pretty strong, it’s best for sturdy, mild-tasting greens like spinach or romaine. (Delicate arugula, on the …

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Mustard Marinade for Chicken

When it comes to healthy cooking, Dijon is a secret-weapon ingredient. If you buy a quality brand, it packs a ton of flavor into a few simple ingredients without adding excess calories, fat, or sugar. …

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Soy Marinade (for beef, chicken or tofu)

This soy marinade is the trick to better stir-fry and fried rice. Whether you’re throwing chicken, tofu, or grass-fed beef into the pan with all of those amazing veggies (think snap peas, bok choy, carrots, …

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Garlic Lemon Chicken Marinade

You definitely don’t need to marinate chicken before roasting, grilling, or pan frying it, but it’s going to taste a lot better if you do. This marinade takes five minutes to make and will add …

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Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette (For Fish)

Garlic-lemon-olive oil is a no-fail base for any vinaigrette. We start with that and then add scallions and mint to turn this into an herbaceous dressing that really compliments fresh fish. Drizzle it on a …

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Snow Pea and Napa Slaw

Coleslaw can be kind of gross. When you buy it packaged it’s sometimes way too watery, all of those vegetables soaked for way too long in some kind of unrecognizable creamy concoction. Make it yourself …

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Dijon Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash is a surprisingly delicious, nutrient-dense alternative for mashed potatoes. It may even save you time, since while most of the process is pretty similar, there’s no potato peeling prep involved. You can easily …

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Cooked Spinach and Pine Nuts

Do you even know what a pine nut is? Turns out they come from pine cones (too obvious?) and people have been eating them since the Paleolithic era. Just like other nuts, they come with …

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Baked Eggplant

Eggplant is a nutrient-dense, tasty vegetable that often meets the same fate when it arrives in the kitchen: It gets heavily breaded and covered in melted cheese. Eggplant parm, eggplant rollatini…you get the picture. But …

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Simple Baked Tofu

Tofu gets a bad wrap because no one knows what to do with it. If you eat it without seasoning or cooked wrong, it’s bland at best and really mushy at worst. Here’s how to …

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Mango Chicken

Eating mango hot may sound a little strange. But cooking it actually brings out even more of its sweetness, and that flavor contrasts really well with garlic and ginger. What you end up with is …

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Easy Baked Asian Chicken

If you order way too much Chinese takeout, try making this for dinner instead. It’s an easy way to get some of the same flavors and textures, like soy sauce, peppers, and water chestnuts, in …

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Easy Lemon Herb Chicken

We know, barely-seasoned chicken breasts are boring. They’re essentially the butt of every joke that positions healthy food as bland. This dish, however, adds just enough flavor via extra-virgin olive oil, lemon, and oregano to …

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Easy Balsamic Chicken

Add this to your list of fast, easy ways to turn standard boneless, skinless chicken breasts into dinner on a busy night. This recipe barely requires you to chop the onion, and then it’s just …

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Dijon Salmon

If anyone ever tells you they’re too intimidated to cook fish at home, send them this Dijon Salmon recipe. It’s really as simple as making dinner gets, which makes it a good one to add …

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Broiled Halibut with Tarragon Spices

Halibut isn’t exactly salmon, so let’s start with a little education. It’s a white fish, but it’s thick and pretty dense, as opposed to tilapia’s thin, flaky texture. Halibut also has a light, mild flavor …

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Easy London Broil

Because you marinate London Broil for a long while and then broil it, you can use cheaper, tougher cuts of meat like flank or top-round steak. That’s good news because we like our beef grass-fed, …

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Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin

A Roasted Pork Tenderloin is the perfect meat dish for a holiday table. It’s fast and easy compared to other options (like a turkey, for example) and is simple and delicious. Also, did you know …

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Smoked Salmon Toast

We’re always talking about how much we love salmon, and that applies to the smoked kind, too. Especially since you don’t even have to cook it before you eat it. Here, the salty, smoky flavor …

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Blackberry-Thyme Margarita

Blackberry-Thyme Margaritas are the kind of drink people will remember you for. You host a summer party, grill all kinds of healthy vegetables and fresh fish, and hand each guest one of these. They’ll feel …

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Chicken, Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry

When it gets colder outside, we start to crave bowls of steaming curry. Of course, in India everyone eats curry even when it’s hot outside, so this delicious recipe can be a year-round treat if …

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Chicken Stir Fry with Spinach and Bok Choy

Allow us to lay a little praise on bok choy, just for a second.  It’s an extremely underrated cruciferous vegetable you should really get to know ASAP. Bok choy is technically a type of cabbage …

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Stuffed Chicken Breast with Lemon-Artichoke Pesto

If you’ve ever had a stuffed chicken breast, chances are it was stuffed with ham and cheese. It may have also been breaded and covered with a thick, creamy sauce. We’re talking about the very …

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Baked Chili-Lime Mahi-Mahi

Mango-avocado salsa makes everything better. Okay, maybe not everything, but it is a fast, simple way to add tons of nutrients and flavor to many different dishes. In fact, that’s why we like salsas, in …

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Salsa Chili

Unlike macaroni and cheese or fried chicken, chili is one of the few hearty comfort foods that’s also super healthy. Whether you make it vegetarian with lots of beans or use high-quality meat, it’s always …

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Chicken Mole

Mole is a sauce that comes from Puebla, Mexico, a small, pretty city that’s filled with delicious food and beautiful painted tiles. (You should go there if you really like this chicken.) There are lots …

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Italian Pork Sliders

Meat can be part of a healthy diet, but one of the biggest issues is portion size. Most people eat too much, too often. Enter sliders, the perfect, naturally portion-controlled way to enjoy your meat, …

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Salmon with Raspberry-Balsamic Glaze

Okay, mixing balsamic vinegar with fruity flavors like raspberry and orange does sound a little weird at first—but trust us on this one. Ever drizzle balsamic on watermelon, for example? Its salty profile actually tastes …

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Herbed Yogurt Spread

You can’t go wrong with a classic grilled chicken sandwich when it comes to flavor, but they’re often served with calorie bomb ingredients like thick white bread, mayo, and hunks of melted cheese. This one’s …

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Mediterranean Shrimp Pita

Fresh shrimp and veggies in a pita screams “picnic food.” Especially when the shrimp are marinated in delicious lemon, garlic, and olive oil, a flavor combination that generally implies “we should eat outside.” You can …

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Tex-Mex Black Bean Soup

You might call this “half-cooking.” It’s an approach that works well for a quick lunch prepped in the office kitchen or on the busiest nights for dinner. You start with black bean soup someone else …

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Dijon Salmon Cakes and Arugula with Lemon-Caper Oil

Maybe you grew up eating Salmon Cakes like we did? They were kind of a staple of Tupperware party-era cooking, and we still love them. Especially when you make them this way, with fresh scallions …

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Tuna and Chickpea Salad

When was the last time you packed a picnic? You know, spread out a red and white checkered blanket? Opened a wicker basket to reveal artisanal cheeses, fresh fruits, a hunk of sourdough, and a …

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Deviled Egg Salad “Cups”

Deviled eggs are such a delicious party food; egg salad is such a delicious lunch food. This recipe steals ingredient inspiration from both and then ups the vegetable profile by adding scallions and radishes and …

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Very Berry Oat Cake

Forget crumb cake. This oat cake is the perfect baked good to serve as part of a healthy brunch spread. It’s gluten-free (make sure you look for oats marked gluten-free if you’re serving to someone …

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Spiced Applesauce Pancake

Applesauce is an amazing ingredient for baking. It allows you to cut back on sugar while keeping sweetness in muffins, cakes…and these yummy pancakes. They’re also made with whole grains instead of white flour and …

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Sunrise Mango Oatmeal

This breakfast is best enjoyed beneath a palm tree, while soaking up the morning sun and taking in the sound of waves crashing onto soft sand nearby. If that’s not in the cards, you can …

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Paradise Smoothie

Remember that cheesy song Almost Paradise? That’s a good way to think about this smoothie. On days when you’d rather be at the beach (every day?), you can make it to trick your taste buds …

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Veggie and Parmesan Mini Egg Muffins

This post is in partnership with Undeniably Dairy.   The only thing better than delicious quiches at brunch? Delicious mini egg muffins at brunch! These little guys are adorbs, and unlike other cute foods like …

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Salmon and Feta Omelet with Asparagus

Salmon and asparagus go together like spaghetti and meatballs. You can find them paired in pasta dishes, salads, or simply plated side-by-side for dinner. Here, we put them together in a delicious omelet, with salty …

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Turkey Burger

In general, we don’t like to hide or camouflage our veggies. We believe plants—from kale to kohlrabi—are delicious and crave-worthy and deserve to be showcased on the center of the plate. In other words, they …

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Pan-Roasted Beef

Trying out the Paleo Diet? This Pan-Roasted Beef recipe results in the perfect caveman-friendly meal. You’ve got a hunk of beef for protein (look for grass-fed, organic beef if possible), a side of nutrient-dense broccoli, …

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Grilled Chicken Sausage Salad

Have you noticed the many varieties of organic chicken sausage now available at the grocery store? While processed meats are generally something we advise staying away from, chicken sausage, in particular, is a great source …

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parm is a delicious classic, but it’s also traditionally heavily breaded and buried in cheese. This is a lightened-up, slightly makeshift version. There’s nothing fancy or interesting about it, but it’s a quick, easy …

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Broiled Lemon Pepper Cod

Broiling is an amazing way to cook fish. It’s super fast, and the the fish stays moist on the inside (no long cook times to dry it out) while crisping up on the outside. This …

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Broiled Salmon with Spinach

If “Broiled Salmon with Spinach” came on a bumper sticker, we’d put it on our car. This recipe epitomizes how simple and delicious eating the healthiest foods can be, even on the busiest days. You …

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Broiled Scallops with Lemon Pepper Seasoning

You might not think to pick up scallops at the fish market, but you should consider it next time. They come with a silky, buttery texture, and they’re super easy to cook. Broiling is the …

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Tuna Salad

You remember those tuna salad sandwiches from childhood? Your mom had the right idea in buying up canned tuna as an affordable protein source. She likely went wrong at the giant globs of mayo. Here, …

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Easy Caprese Appetizer

All hail the Italian genius who made the first Caprese salad. It’s a dish as basic as a dish can get. Yet, it’s arguably one of the most satisfying flavor combos imaginable—especially when the tomatoes, …

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Steak Salad

A plate of meat and potatoes is an old standard, but a steak salad is definitely more our style when it comes to the best way to enjoy red meat. The basis of a healthy …

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Grilled Chicken Salad

If you’re always on the lookout for light and healthy lunch ideas, our simple grilled chicken salad recipe is sure to become one of your go-tos, especially during grilling season. Its combo of veggies, healthy …

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Chopped Salad with Tofu and Soy Nuts

We’re not saying you should start dressing in all hemp clothing, but this recipe takes its cues from a more old school approach to crunchy, wholesome, hippie vegan fare—and it’s delicious. Mushrooms, sprouts, tofu…it’s like …

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Chef’s Salad

Upgrade the diner favorite Chef’s Salad with this recipe. First, mushrooms and asparagus make it a little fancier (and healthier) than is typical. Then, the most important thing is choosing clean meats. Skip the deli …

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Superfood Oatmeal

Spider-Man traps villains in his web. Superman flies and has X-ray vision. Wonder Woman catches bad guys with her magical lasso that forces them to tell the truth. And this supercharged oatmeal can do all …

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Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Love a big fresh bagel with cream cheese and lox? This smoked salmon sandwich (which is really more of a “toast”) recipe allows you to create a similar tasting breakfast (or lunch) at home. You’ll …

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Grilled Cheese with Tomato

All you need are three basic ingredients to satisfy a nostalgic craving for classic grilled cheese (or to quickly make the kids super happy). Whether you’re rushing home from a busy work day and are …

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Easy Cheesy Eggwich

A classic egg sandwich is one of the most satisfying, energizing, delicious things you can eat for breakfast. Seriously. This one is no exception. It’s got the egg (hard-boiled, in this case), a little bit …

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