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“Baked” Pear Yogurt

This is one of my favorite quick recipes for breakfast or a snack. The pear is “baked” in the microwave until warm, softened, and delicious. Then it is simply served with Greek yogurt and walnuts. The texture of the pear mimics what you would get if you baked it, but without needing an hour in […]

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Spicy Quinoa Stirfry

This has been a mainstay lately for lunch. It’s a spicy take on my quinoa fried rice recipe. Usually I reach for broccoli, pea pods, and red cabbage but you could use any veggies you have on hand. I like to scramble my eggs and add them into the dish, but a poached egg on […]

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Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes

Have some leftover quinoa? Consider making these delicious quinoa pumpkin pancakes for a delicious, hearty, and healthy breakfast. The batter comes together quickly and can be customized to fit your tastes. Don’t like pumpkin? Use applesauce or yogurt instead. Consider adding fresh fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips. These also keep well you can make a […]

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Oven Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Zucchini, Parmesan, and crunchy Panko breadcrumbs make this a side dish that your whole family will love. The zucchini is roasted until it is tender and the outside gets nice and crispy with a few minutes under the broiler before serving. I like to add Italian spices and serve them with a side of marinara […]

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Curried Cauliflower, Pomegranate, & Quinoa Salad with NOW Foods

With Thanksgiving weeks away, my mind is racing to come up with great side dish options. Since I usually don’t host Thanksgiving at my house, the turkey is never my job (thankfully!) and I always volunteer for side dishes instead of sweet treats. Personally, I find that bringing along a healthy and delicious side dish […]

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Healthier Cheddar Broccoli Soup

As much as I love buying fresh veggies at the farmer’s market, with colder weather and winter approaching it isn’t always easy (or affordable!) to find your favorite fruits and veggies. Luckily when that happens, I know I can turn to frozen fruits and vegetables to get the same nutritional punch. That’s why today I […]

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