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All in One Pot Winter Squash Soup

All in One Pot Winter Squash Soup

If you are like me, after eating vacation meals for a week, the first meal you cook at home is a nice bowl of soup. There is just something about soups that are comforting, cozy, and light. No matter the time of year, there is a soup for every season. Winter squash...

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Winter Vegetable Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

Winter Vegetable Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

This winter vegetable slaw is nourishing and delicious with a wonderful citrus vinaigrette that gives this comforting salad a kick and just enough sweetness. Combining two different kinds of cabbage with thinly cut kale and shredded carrot this salad makes a touch of...

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Pan-Seared Garlic Halibut with Salsa

Pan-Seared Garlic Halibut with Salsa

This pan-seared halibut is tender halibut fillets coated in butter garlic sauce and topped with juicy citrus salsa. Can I substitute halibut for salmon in a recipe?  You sure can, and I do it all the time. Whatever kind of fish is fresh and wild-caught at the grocery...

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3 Ingredient Immune Booster Sweet Smoothie

3 Ingredient Immune Booster Sweet Smoothie

Summer is over, and that just means about 16 weeks left until Christmas. School has begun and the breezy air now is felt in the mornings. It’s time to get my coats, boots, and sweaters back out.  The best way to keep away from coming down with the cold is to boost...

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Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

At the end of the summer, juicy and ripe tomatoes make the best Tomato Salad. Pairs well with any protein, especially grilled! I get a lot of tomatoes in my garden every summer, and this is my all-time favorite way to use those tomatoes up! You just can’t buy juicy...

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Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Fresh, juicy and bright: this Tomato and Avocado Salad makes the perfect side dish for lunch, dinner, and summer potlucks! 3 Ingredients to make this Avocado and Tomato salad 1. Avocado - ? You either love avocado or you hate it, but take it to heart because avocados...

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Easy Wedge Salad Recipe with Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Easy Wedge Salad Recipe with Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

A classic wedge salad is usually made with blue cheese dressing, but I think the dairy-free ranch dressing makes for a better and more flavorful addition. A wedge salad is something I would only order off the menu at a restaurant, but not no more! You won't believe...

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Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

This Coconut Homemade Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing is great because it doesn't have all the chemicals and preservatives that many do. It's made from just six ingredients that you can pronounce! Ranch from the store If you look at the back of a bottle of ranch...

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Easy Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

Easy Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

Easy Sautéed Zucchini with Onions (that's it!). Healthy and simple, it's the perfect quick summer side dish recipe! What are the benefits of Zucchini Zucchini is considered one of the best types of squash, it contains a array of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. The...

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Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

This is an easy and juicy Balsamic Tomato Salad filled with vitamins and health benefits! Tomatoes could be used in a variety of recipes, but sometimes just a simple tomato salad like this one can give you the benefits of tomatoes quickly! Benefits of tomatoes 95% of...

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Quick and Easy Seared Zucchini

Quick and Easy Seared Zucchini

A simple and Quick and Easy Zucchini Recipe that comes together with just a few ingredients and a couple of steps. Although it's still not quite summer here in Portland, zucchini has started to come into our local grocery stores. This summer vegetable doesn’t need to...

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Roasted Asparagus with Cheese and Herb

Roasted Asparagus with Cheese and Herb

Roasted asparagus with cheese and herb and garlic is the best side dish to any meal! This dish is Keto friendly if you are into that sort of thing. Toss some asparagus on a baking sheet, add some cheese with a mixture of garlic and cilantro, and you’re practically...

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Seared Salmon in a Creamy Butter Sauce

Seared Salmon in a Creamy Butter Sauce

Pan-seared salmon with a creamy, garlicky butter sauce is a deliciously easy salmon recipe that can be ready in minutes! Searing salmon in a hot pan is one of my family’s favorite ways to eat salmon, and this recipe is one I make often for us. The butter...

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Quick Dairy-Free Creamy Avocado Spread

Quick Dairy-Free Creamy Avocado Spread

Let your imagination run wild with this quick dairy-free creamy avocado spread. You can seriously put it on anything and everything. How to pick up a the ripe avocado? There’s nothing more disappointing than anticipating the taste of a ripe avocado, only to cut in and...

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Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

I have been wanting to share this nutritional beet salad with goat cheese for a while now. This beet salad is full of healthy benefits. Low in calories, and could help you improve the digestion system. Beets are a delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add...

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Mashed & Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Mashed & Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Oven roasted Brussel sprouts may not be your favorite type of cabbage, but just maybe this simple recipe could change your mind. What are oven roasted Brussel sprouts good for? These sprouts can be paired with any sort of protein or meal. If you haven’t already met...

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Butter Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

Butter Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

A great source of vitamin D - mushrooms. An ingredient that could be combined with so many different veggies, but could also be a side dish like this Butter Garlic Roasted Mushroom recipe. Have you gone mushroom picking yet? I haven’t, but I did pick up some local...

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Easy Cauliflower Rice With Mushrooms

Easy Cauliflower Rice With Mushrooms

This cauliflower rice with mushrooms satisfied my cravings in a healthy way. It has all the tastes of fried rice without the guilt of extra calories. This cauliflower rice with mushrooms satisfied my cravings in a healthy way. It has all the tastes of fried rice...

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Easy Zucchini Crisps

Easy Zucchini Crisps

I absolutely love, love this recipe of Zucchini crisps. They have been one of my favorite snacks lately. How many calories in zucchini I love how they are healthy, crispy and very easy to make. Did you know that zucchini is one of the very low-calorie vegetable, just...

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Quick Marinated Tomatoes

Quick Marinated Tomatoes

My sister's Quick Marinated Tomatoes are garlic-y, sweet and addicting! If you love tomatoes you are going to love this. My sister introduced me to these quick marinated tomatoes. They are super easy to make. When you start eating one, you can't stop. Who knew...

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Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

The ultimate salads of all is this Classic Tomato and Cucumber salad. It's on repeat when tomatoes and cucumbers are in season. This great summer salad is one of my favorite salads to enjoy on a hot summer day. My mom made it so many times when we were little and I...

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Easy Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens

Easy Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens

Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens is creamy, easy to make and great for any time of the day, especially breakfast. This Avocado Toast with feta cheese and Micro-greens recipe idea was inspired by my weekend trip to Beverly Hills, California. This fresh...

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Cabbage Whisk Salad (Detox Salad)

Cabbage Whisk Salad (Detox Salad)

The holidays have passed, and once again it’s time to make some new year’s resolutions! Get back into reality, back to a schedule, going to the gym, and most importantly - healthier eating. December is one of my busiest months. Besides Christmas and New Years, it is...

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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Enjoy this amazing appetizer dish of Roasted Asparagus! Ingredients 1 bunch of asparagus 1-2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic salt (you can use regular salt and pepper if you don’t have garlic salt on hand) 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese How To: Wash your asparagus and dry...

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Tomato Avocado Salad

Tomato Avocado Salad

Clean Eating Avocado and Tomato Salad is easy to make and full of flavors.  Don't you hate it when you bring home an avocado just to find that it's gone bad already? I don't like when this happens to me. Usually, you slice an avocado right when you are ready to eat...

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Baked Avocado with Eggs and Bacon

Baked Avocado with Eggs and Bacon

Baked avocado with egg and bacon makes a fantastic dish for breakfast or brunch. An added bonus—it doesn’t take much to prepare while offering a great deal of nutritional value. I love avocado and believe that you can add it to pretty much any dish. If you’re like...

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Mixed Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing

Mixed Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing

A cold Green Garden Salad is perfectly paired with a homemade Ranch Dressing, easy mid-week meal. Do you ever look at nutrition labels? I often enjoy scanning the nutrition facts labels of food items while strolling through the grocery store aisles—sometimes even if...

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Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad

Looking for a side dish for tonight? Creamy Cauliflower Vegetable Salad is a great addition to grilled meat. It has been a while since I posted a new salad recipe, but finally, I am settled in and can continue eating and sharing salads and soups. I invited my family...

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Simple Tomato And Spinach Salad

Simple Tomato And Spinach Salad

Simple Tomato Salad works great with any protein, for any time of the day. Simple ingredients, that you may even already have on hand. There's nothing like an easy salad to whip up on a busy day! How's your day going? Tomato and spinach salad is a great afternoon...

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Avocado Snack

Avocado Snack

Avocado Snack you need to add to your mornings. Avocado Benefits A serving of avocado only has 50 calories—much less than probably many of us expect given the former view of the avocado as being a high-calorie food. If you are eating the whole avocado, like in this...

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Simple Deviled Eggs + Video

Simple Deviled Eggs + Video

Classic deviled eggs, perfect for holiday gatherings and summer picnic potlucks! Delicious deviled eggs are a must-have. If you are looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or side dish, deviled eggs are by far the best choice. This is a nice, quick recipe that is easy...

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Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad is a crowd pleaser! Juicy, flavorful, and doesn't take up a lot of your time. The best kind of recipes are the ones that are quick to make. This salad is always a favorite with any crowd. It can be paired with any protein or eaten on its...

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Chunky Easy Avocado Salsa Dip

Chunky Easy Avocado Salsa Dip

Chunky Avocado Salsa Dip is easy to make and it's packed with chunky onions, avocado, tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeno for the kick! My favorite dip for any kinds of chips is a salsa dip. This time around, my quinoa chips needed a homemade salsa to dip into and that was...

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Chicken Cobb Salad

Chicken Cobb Salad

Chicken is a delicious source of protein, and paired with the healthy fats of avocado and heart health-nutrients in tomatoes makes an amazingly delicious and nutritious salad meal in this Chicken Cobb Salad! We just returned from a fantastic trip to Las Vegas, where...

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Buffalo Chicken Salad with Dairy-Free Ranch

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Dairy-Free Ranch

Dairy-Free Ranch is a simple and delicious recipe, especially when it's paired with this Buffalo Chicken Salad! Sometimes celery gets boring on its own, don't you think? So why not add it to your salads? What better way to enjoy celery, than with buffalo chicken and...

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Greek Spinach-Avocado Salad

Greek Spinach-Avocado Salad

Adding Spinach and Avocado to a Greek Salad is adding more nutrition to your body! Fiber-Immune Boost- Protein Benefits of the Ingredients in Spinach Greek Salad Don't pass up the black (technically dark-purple color) fruit that is in this salad! Yes, an olive is...

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Butterhead Lettuce Chicken Wraps

Butterhead Lettuce Chicken Wraps

These Chicken Butter Lettuce Wraps are your solution for an easy chicken dinner that packs a punch of flavor. Finally! It's over! I can breathe again. December was B-U-S-Y! With the anniversary, birthdays, Christmas, family gatherings, office parties, New Years...

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Raw Cauliflower Salad

Raw Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower can be enjoyed in any way: especially in this delicious Raw Cauliflower Salad! My sister shared this salad recipe with me. I think it's the best time of the year to share it, hint the colors! Cauliflower has a powerful effect on health. Many may not know...

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Chopped Salad With Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette

Chopped Salad With Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette

It's well worth the time for this Chopped Salad. This salad is filled with protein, vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, copper, iron, and oh, the list goes on! How Romaine Lettuce Benefits You Did you know that romaine lettuce is a source of protein?...

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Christmas Wreath Arugula Salad With Avocado Dressing

Christmas Wreath Arugula Salad With Avocado Dressing

Christmas Wreath Salad with Avocado Dressing is creamy and crunchy! Easy to prepare and makes a great presentation. I have been busy with my last assignments for school, and while I always think about posting a recipe, I just can't find the time. My husband and I will...

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Turkey Salad With Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Turkey Salad With Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Chopped Salad with Turkey and a Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing. The perfect lunch. Ever since meeting my husband ten years ago, I have had to adopt spontaneity as a lifestyle. We rarely plan in advance for trips or events. For example, if you ask me what I am doing for...

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Tuna Salad With Avocado Dressing

Tuna Salad With Avocado Dressing

Low-Calorie Tuna Salad Wraps with an Avocado Creamy Dressing have a sensational flavor and they're good for you, too! My husband and I came back from Toronto recently, which is where we met ten years ago. It was a great trip, and we got lucky with beautiful fall...

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Sweet And Spicy Deviled Eggs

Sweet And Spicy Deviled Eggs

  We are seeing a lot of oranges this time of year, so these sweet and spicy deviled eggs should fit right into any party you are hosting.   Why should you be incorporating more eggs into your diet? If you are on a budget, eggs are the least expensive source...

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Avocado Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Avocado Portobello Mushroom Pizza

You will be happy to know you can now enjoy the flavors of pizza without guilt. This Avocado Portobello Mushroom Pizza is much healthier and fewer calories than a regular pizza. It's full of vitamins and nutrition and great for any time of day. It's Meatless Monday...

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Roasted Orange Cauliflower with Cheese and Garlic

Roasted Orange Cauliflower with Cheese and Garlic

If you love to add cauliflower into your diet, you will love the creamy taste of orange cauliflower in this Roasted Orange Cauliflower with Cheese and Garlic recipe. We have officially stepped foot into fall here in the Northwest, and what better way to enjoy a chilly...

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Broccoli Salad With Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins, and Bacon

Broccoli Salad With Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins, and Bacon

You will love this crunchy superfood Broccoli Salad with Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins, and Bacon!  It's Friday. It has been a busy, busy week. Not that getting my business degree hasn't been a handful, but also I started my journey on getting my nutrition...

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Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole

Cold Salads There is a lot of different ways you can make guacamole. Buying it ready made should not be an option. Stop doing that! It's really easy to make guacamole. Guacamole is great to snack on, enjoy it as a spread, or with tortilla chips. This is...

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Quick Avocado Egg Salad

Quick Avocado Egg Salad

 Creamy Avocado Egg Salad that is filled with B Vitamins and Protein. I know, I know, I know what you are thinking... "what happened to your white plate?!" It's been a wacky week. With all three of my boys in school, I am on my third week of college and it's the first...

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Clean Eating Zucchini Pizza Bites

Clean Eating Zucchini Pizza Bites

Treat yourself and your family to some homemade Zucchini Pizza Bites! Are you a zucchini fan? It seems like everyone is this time of year. It's zucchini season, so enjoy it while it lasts. I am pretty sure you will love these zucchini pizza bites. You just need a few...

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