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Asian Rice Noodle Salad that is Vegan and Gluten-Free

Asian Rice Noodle Salad that is Vegan and Gluten-Free

This recipe for an Asian-inspired salad that is vegan and gluten-free made from rice noodles. It’s authentic and simple enough to make for anyone who loves Asian cuisine. These deliciously flavored sugar-free dressing ingredients are easy to find in most grocery...

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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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Sugar-Free Sweet Cherry Jam

Sugar-Free Sweet Cherry Jam

You don't need more than 2 ingredients to make a sweet and delicious cherry jam. Cherry jam is worth spending the time on. A small batch of natural cherries and nature's sugar without pectin or preservatives can be enjoyed right away or saved for later in the freezer....

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Easy Classic Hummus

Easy Classic Hummus

Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Here is a hummus recipe that is super easy to blend up. Yes, I finally made hummus, all by myself! I’m feeling accomplished. 🙂 I love hummus, but usually buy it at a local company here in Portland. I wanted to...

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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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Summer Sweet Melon Salad

Summer Sweet Melon Salad

The Summer Melon Salad recipe I have for you is delicious in its simplicity. It's full of summer's natural sugars. It takes just 10 minutes, and is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free! What are you planning to do this summer? My family is usually very...

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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 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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Chickpea Veggie Bowl

Chickpea Veggie Bowl

Lately, I have been loving to make and eat Buddha bowls. This chickpea veggie bowl is loaded with nutrition and bursts of flavor. Just how much nutrition is packed into this chickpea bowl?  Benefit of Cauliflower Some call it the new superfood, and I would agree....

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Korean Style Cabbage Salad

Korean Style Cabbage Salad

The Korean Style Cabbage Salad is a plate full of delicious health benefits and simple ingredients such as cabbage, green onion, and garlic. Benefits of cabbage in Korean style cabbage salad Cabbage is for a healthy digestive tract which is good for the daily...

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Summer Rolls With Dairy-Free Dipping Sauce

Summer Rolls With Dairy-Free Dipping Sauce

These Summer Rolls are filled with grated vegetables, wrapped in rice paper and served with Dairy-Free dipping sauce. How Summer Rolls may benefit you Some people believe that cooking fruits and vegetables robs them of essential nutrients. We all know vegetables play...

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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash is a great way to add vitamin A into your diet in the fall. Where have I been I travel, sometimes quite often. Recently I visited the East Coast in New York, NY for just a couple of days. New York is one of my favorite places in the States. I...

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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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Vegetable Broth

Vegetable Broth

Vegetable broth is the foundation of all hot soups, and can be used as a base for a flavorful vegetable soup, but also it’s hearty enough to drink it alone. Vegetable broth can be beneficial for boosting your immune system and gut healing, especially for the chilly...

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Best Zucchini Spread

Best Zucchini Spread

It's the perfect time for some zucchini. I love this zucchini spread; it's also a kid favorite in our house. I love that it's all in one pan, and I could blend it in my magic bullet to make it more like a spread or leave it chunky. My kids spread it on bread, but I...

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Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Land Cress Rolls

Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Land Cress Rolls

A summer vitamin packed Grilled Eggplants Zucchini with Land Cress Rolls. This is a great pre-meal bite recipe. What is Land cress? Ever heard of land cress? I haven't until a couple of weeks ago. This great green goodness is fat-free, making it great for weight-loss....

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Buckwheat Avocado And Zucchini Bowl

Buckwheat Avocado And Zucchini Bowl

Bowls are my favorite kind of meals, and this Buckwheat Avocado and Zucchini Bowl is no exception.  Are you a buckwheat fan?  Benefits of Buckwheat Here are a few reasons you should be boiling some of this goodness, like right this minute! Buckwheat is high protein,...

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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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Marinated Beet Salad

Marinated Beet Salad

I'm so happy the warmer days are here! To celebrate, here's a Marinated Beet Salad! Eating salads daily is an easy and healthy habit to adopt because they are packed with health benefits. Health benefits of this Beet Salad Beets- support the detox process in the body....

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Marinated Carrot Salad

Marinated Carrot Salad

Chances are, at some point during your childhood, someone told you to eat your carrots because it would help you see further or more clearly. Is that really true, though? If so, how do carrots help your vision? Like many of these long-held views that link a specific...

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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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Summer Salad With Chickpeas

Summer Salad With Chickpeas

Dig into a crisp, cool salad for a perfect summer side dish. This salad is the best in the summer when tomatoes and cucumber are most in season! Tomatoes reduce heart disease and cancer while cucumbers are one of the best foods to keep you hydrated and flush out...

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Simple Mushroom Dish

Simple Mushroom Dish

A delicious and benefit-filled Mushroom Dish! This beautiful dish is not only full of fresh, delicious ingredients, but also with benefits! One of the top three benefits of mushrooms is that it provides fiber and is very beneficial to diabetics. On the other hand,...

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Beet and Walnut Salad

Beet and Walnut Salad

There’s a good reason to make beets a regular part of your diet beyond the fact that they add a big splash of red or yellow color to any dish and also taste great. Benefits of Beets One cup of raw beets, with around 60 calories, supplies over a third of your daily...

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Southwestern Black Bean, Rice, And Corn Salad

Southwestern Black Bean, Rice, And Corn Salad

This Southwestern black bean salad recipe is healthy and delicious! It is a perfect fresh black bean salad for potlucks, gatherings and busy weeks. Health benefits of black beans, also known as turtle beans, include cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, and...

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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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Beet Vinegret Salad

Beet Vinegret Salad

There are too many health benefits to name that are in this beet Vinegret salad. What makes the colors of this delicious salad is the powerful burgundy beetroot. Beets are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and magnesium, all which are a big benefit to your bones,...

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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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Green Spring Salad

Green Spring Salad

With the amazing produce, spring brings one of the best ways to enjoy it is in a fresh Green Spring salad. We received the key to our new place for the summer, and the kids are super excited. I am looking forward to less cleaning, which means more time to play and...

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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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Berry Hemp Heart Salad

Berry Hemp Heart Salad

Berry Hemp makes a Perfect mid-day Snack! As part of my health routine, I have been going to the gym regularly for over a year and training with a personal trainer three times a week. I’ve also been tracking everything I eat. I think I might have become all too...

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Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Feel refreshed with a Pineapple Cucumber Salad! Benefits of pineapple Just as with any fruit that has that tangy taste, you can be sure that pineapple packs a good punch of vitamin C—a single cup of it offers well over your daily requirement. Pineapple also contains...

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Chickpea Salad with Cucumber and Sun-Dried Tomato

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber and Sun-Dried Tomato

Protein is filling this delicious Chickpea Salad with Cucumber and Sun-Dried Tomatoes! Chickpeas—the global favorite among beans.Okay, I don’t know that the title of The Wichita Eagle article, “The world’s most popular bean”has any real basis, but given the amount of...

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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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Superfood Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Superfood Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Costco inspired Superfood Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. All homemade, including the dressing!  You’ve probably noticed the proliferation of kale in restaurants dishes, at potlucks and even in the chip aisle (think kale chips). There’s good reason. Just one cup of...

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Mushroom Salad with Spinach and Flax Seeds

Mushroom Salad with Spinach and Flax Seeds

A warm Mushroom Salad with Spinach and Flax Seeds is not only SUPER delicious, but this simple recipe makes mushrooms taste so good! It is important to add some Vitamin D into your diet. Next time you are at the grocery store, grab a small bag of organic mushrooms. It...

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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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Fresh Quinoa Salad

Fresh Quinoa Salad

Fresh quinoa salad! (High Protein) Quinoa comes to the rescue when you need a quick dish. Proteins and good fats are what's in this salad. Perfect dish for your next gets together. The benefits of a fresh Quinoa salad Just look at those colors! Crowd pleaser salad...

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Split Pea Soup + Video

Split Pea Soup + Video

Pea soup or split pea soup is soup made typically from dried peas, such as the split pea and usually comes in green or yellow colors. Great for children as well as adults. Since my kids are home all week (winter break!), I decided to make this split pea soup for...

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Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing (+video)

Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing (+video)

Putting a quinoa salad together is easy, and a whole bunch of nutritional benefits for you! Today I had the pleasure of going on a school field trip with my oldest son, a third grader. We went ice skating, and I loved it! First, because I had the chance to spend some...

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Citrus Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Make this amazing summery salad to cool down on the hot days! Citrus Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette is a treat on any day. I find that citrus fruit is very refreshing, and when I feel bloated or dehydrated,I turn to citrus fruits to refresh and relieve the...

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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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Bell Pepper and Cucumber Salad

Bell Pepper and Cucumber Salad

Fresh and tasty veggies combine in this delicious Bell Pepper and Cucumber Salad! Sometimes, especially with the shorter days and longer evenings of winter, it’s nice to cozy up on the couch and watch a show or two. I confess that my husband and I have been completely...

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Roasted Fall Vegetables

Roasted Fall Vegetables

Happy fall to you with this healthy and beneficial Roasted Fall Vegetable recipe! A trick I learned in Culinary Nutrition on roasting vegetables was to roast them in a larger size and cut the vegetables into bite sizes after. This way the vegetables are not as mushy...

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3 ingredients Baked Sweet Potato Chips

3 ingredients Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Just three ingredients to Baked Sweet Potato Chips right at home.  I don't do much with sweet potatoes, but thought it's time to play around with it. My kids suggested making potato chips, so it's what I did. And I got to say, it was a hit with the kids. Healthy facts...

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