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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Need to make a dessert, but don’t like all the overly sweet, gluten-laden options out there? Have no fear, this pudding, packed with healthy fats and some quality protein, is sweet and delicious without all the refined sugar and gluten. Ingredients: (Serves 3, easily doubled or tripled) 1 ripe avocado 1 small banana 3-4 Tbsp unsweetened […]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Simple and yummy soup recipe. Ingredients: For the Meatballs: • 20 oz (1.3 lb) ground turkey breast 99% lean • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat or gluten free breadcrumbs • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (use pecorino/romano when avoiding cow dairy) • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped • 1 large egg • 1/4 cup onion, […]

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Butternut Squash Brown Rice Risotto

There are many recipes out there for risotto but I adapted this one to be super easy and healthy (much lower in fat and sodium).  I actually used leftover frozen brown rice and it still turned out super creamy. Ingredients: 2 heaping cups, cubed butternut squash (peel and cube it yourself or you can sometimes […]

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Butternut Apple Harvest Soup

There’s a lot of ingredients in this soup and a lot of chopping, but it is worth it.  It makes a large pot and your whole family will eat it up.  Feel free to freeze 1/2 and save for later. ¼ cup ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil or butter 2 large leeks (white & […]

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Cranberry Relish

This is a great alternative to canned cranberry relish at Thanksgiving. 1 (12 oz) package fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained 1 large unpeeled orange, cut into eighths and seeded 1 large granny smith apple, cut into eights and cored 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, to taste Place cranberries in the bowl of […]

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Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

6-7 cups gluten-free cornbread, cut into ½-inch cubes 4 links gluten-free sausage (pork, turkey, chicken), pierced with a fork and simmered in hot water for ten minutes 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2-3 carrots, peeled and diced 3 stalks celery, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 apple, peeled and diced 2 (14-ounce) […]

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Healthy Holiday Recipes and Tips

I have written a ton of nutrition articles focused on healthy holiday eating and New Year’s resolutions.I always provide my readers with lots of realistic tips and easy healthy recipes but to be honest with you, I wonder if people are listening because most people have the same struggles every year. This year, let’s do […]

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Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup

Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup 1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp cumin 1 clove garlic 3 cups peeled, cubed (~1/2inch) butternut squash (~1.5lb) 1/8 tsp pepper 2 cans chicken broth (or vegetable broth) (10.5oz) 1 can Mexican style stewed tomatoes (14.5oz) undrained, chopped 1 […]

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Green and Yellow Beans with Mushrooms

Green and Yellow Beans with Wild Mushrooms Ingredients 1 pound(s) green beans, trimmed 1 pound(s) yellow wax beans, trimmed  3 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil  2 clove(s) garlic, minced 8 ounce(s) wild mushrooms, such as chanterelle, oyster or porcini, trimmed and sliced (If you cant find wild mushrooms, use button or cremini mushrooms.) 1/2 teaspoon(s) sea […]

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Lemon Roasted Beets

Lemon-Herb Roasted Beets 1 1/2 pound(s) golden or red beets, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces or wedges 4 teaspoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried herbs, such as marjoram, oregano, and/or rosemary 1 teaspoon(s) freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon(s) sea salt  1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon(s) […]

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