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Glorified Rice and Beans

Been experimenting with more vegetarian dinners these days and this is a family staple.  Rice and beans sounds boring but with all the fun extras, it’s an awesome dish.  Beware of your portions of the rice and beans.  For my weight loss clients, I only recommend 3/4 cup total of the brown rice and beans.  […]

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Greek Layer Dip

Love this healthy dip!  Perfect for parties! Depending on your container, ingredients portions are going to vary.  For all of you precise measurers, I’ll do my best to spell it out clearly. INGREDIENTS: Hummus, 1 container Tomatoes, chopped into small pieces Cucumbers, chopped into small pieces Plain Greek Yogurt Kalamata olives, sliced Spring/green onions, chopped […]

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Crockpot Lentil Sausage Spinach Soup

I am obsessed about the crockpot recently.  Sometimes I am just too exhausted to cook a full meal – I am sure you can relate.  This crockpot recipe is a spin on my Hearty Lentil Soup but even easier. Ingredients: 1/2 pound dried lentils 16 oz (1 lb) tube of sausage 14 oz bag of […]

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have made many versions of tortilla soup but this is my first time in a crockpot.  It’s even faster than my 10 Minute Vegetarian Tortilla Soup and a family favorite. Ingredients: 2 large chicken breasts (frozen or defrosted) 12 oz bag of frozen corn 14 oz bag of frozen mixed pepper strips 6-12 oz […]

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Crockpot White Bean Chili

You gotta love crock pot recipes. I threw in frozen chicken, frozen veggies, canned beans and spices…and it smelled and tasted awesome! Ingredients: 2 cans white beans, rinsed 1 can diced tomatoes with jalapenos or chilis with juice (to add a little kick) 1 large onion, chopped (or 1 cup frozen chopped onions) 1 bell […]

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Easiest healthiest egg scramble

This is the perfect breakfast to start out your day with protein, veggies, complex carbs and healthy fat. All you need is one pan and 5 minutes. Ingredients (1 serving): 2 eggs unscented coconut oil or olive oil large handful of raw spinach and/or other veggies (I love onions, peppers, and mushrooms) 1/2 cup canned/cooked beans (I […]

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Fajitas: Steak, Chicken or Vegetarian

Fajitas are a pretty healthy meal but I like to make a few improvements.  First of all, corn tortillas are much better for you than flour so try that.  Skip or cut down on the unhealthy dairy (cheese and sour cream) and add extra avocado.  And go crazy on the veggies – add extra peppers and […]

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Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough that’s healthy.. GET OUT. These little cookies are super easy to make and are so good! You wouldn’t believe that they are actually not too bad for you. You could have them as a sweet treat or a snack on the go. The secret ingredient is chick peas! They make the cookies super […]

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Mexican Topped Baked Potato

I know potatoes get a bad rep but if you balance it properly, this starchy carbohydrate will absorb slowly and be a healthy choice. Ingredients: 1 small – medium sized potato 1/4 cup black beans 1/4 cup fresh or frozen bell peppers 1/4 cup salsa 1/2 avocado (save the half with the pit inside in […]

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Roasted Potato, Lentil, Asparagus Salad

Ingredients: FOR THE SALAD: 1 cup uncooked French green lentils/du Puy lentils (about 2 1/2 cups cooked) 3 medium yellow potatoes, diced (about 3 1/2 cups) 1 bunch asparagus, ends broken off and chopped 1/2 medium red onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided handful minced fresh dill, for […]

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