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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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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Tired of the same snacks day in & day out? These sweet potato pancakes are versatile and perfect for on-the-go snacking or a fun new side dish! You can have them with some almond butter for a sweet treat or go savory with some chicken salad. Ingredients: (makes 6-8 pancakes) 1-1.5 large sweet potatoes 1/2 onion […]

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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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Mashed Red Potatoes and Cauliflower

Adding cauliflower to mashed potatoes is genius.  I bet you won’t be able to taste them. This recipe is also healthier because it avoids milk, cream and butter. The only dairy component is 1/2 cup of sour cream in the whole recipe. And as you know, I like SIMPLE.  No need to peel the potatoes […]

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Spicy Tofu Stir Fry with Mixed Veggies

Stir fries are so easy and tasty. Use sauce from Spiced Vegetable Pasta to marinate tofu or chicken (try to use organic).  You may know that I am not a huge soy fan but occasional organic tofu, tempeh or edamame is fine addition to your diet. Approx 3 oz organic tofu, tempeh, or chicken Stir fry vegetables […]

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Quinoa Tabouli

You can eat this flavorful Greek quinoa dish as a salad or as a sandwich spread with hummus as well.  When making this salad into a complete meal, add 2 Tbsp of seeds (per serving) for better balance.  I prefer sunflower seeds or hempseeds.  FYI – Fresh herbs are the key to tasty tabouli. 1.5 cups quinoa 1 […]

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Fried Rice Variations

When you are running out of fresh ingredients at the end of the week, fried rice is always an easy option.  This is my favorite go-to fried rice recipe but here are a bunch of fun variations to switch it up.  All recipes make approximately 4 servings.  I prefer using organic coconut oil (unflavored) when stir frying at […]

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Chick Peas, Kale and Mango Chutney over Brown Rice

This dinner is quick, easy, and delicious! Great for a side dish or vegetarian main entree. Little cooking required, many nutrients preserved! Ingredients: • 3 cups raw kale, chopped (stems removed) • 1.5 cups brown or wild rice • 1 can chick peas, drained • 2-3 T mango chutney • 2 T soy sauce (or gluten […]

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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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Brown Rice Recipes

Not a big fan of brown rice or quinoa because you think it is boring?  Many clients feed me this excuse, but I have lots of simple and yummy recipes to jazz up brown rice and other healthy grains. Don’t buy Rice-A-Roni or Uncle Ben’s: Many people use quick and easy brands, like Rice-A-Roni and […]

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