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Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Shredded chicken is one of the most versatile ingredients to have in your fridge. It can quickly be transformed into cheesy chicken quesadillas, chicken salad wraps, chicken and quinoa soup, or use it to add a protein punch to your salads. You can tailor this recipe to your family’s tastes by simply adding different seasonings. […]

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Healthy “Cookie Dough” Dip

This dip is so delicious (and nutritious!) kids won’t know what hit them! Try with sliced apples, bananas, or smeared on brown rice cakes. 1 15oz can white beans or chickpeas, drained and rinsed well 1/8 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup nut butter of your choice (peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower seed) ¼ […]

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Crispy Baked Chickpeas

Chickpeas are packed with protein and fiber to keep your kiddos’ energy stable throughout the day. These baked chickpeas are easy and delicious! 2 15oz cans of chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp brown sugar ½ tsp salt   Preheat oven to 450F. Place chickpeas […]

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Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Author: Cookie and Kate This healthy homemade vegetable soup recipe is full of seasonal veggies, kale and quinoa. It’s easy to make and good for you, too! This soup makes great leftovers. Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped […]

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Brussel and Apple Slaw

Adapted from Cook For Your Life This recipe highlights the delicious crunch and tang of apples and Brussels sprouts, while offering a lower fat, more nutritious alternative to coleslaw. Apple cider vinegar aids digestion, while local honey helps fight seasonal allergies. Goes great with your favorite end of summer barbecue meal! 1 large gala apple, […]

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Braised Cabbage with Apple Cider

Braising is a wonderful way to bring out the natural sweetness of cabbage. Try this recipe along side oven-finished pork chops and applesauce. Caraway seed, a carminative herb, helps reduce gas and bloating that some people experience when they eat vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower! 2 tbsp butter 1 tsp caraway seeds 1 head red […]

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Dumplings

Adapted from the New York Times Try these dumplings along side your favorite roasted chicken recipe or all on its own for a delicious vegetarian meal. Radicchio, a cabbage-like vegetable, is also in season in October, and is an excellent source of vitamin K. 1¾ cups mashed, roasted pumpkin (see above) or one 15 oz […]

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Soft Herb Salad

By Julia Moskin Yield: 6 to 8 servings (can be doubled) Time: 1 hour Ingredients: Greens (lightly packed measurement): 2 cups cilantro leaves 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 cup small dill sprigs 1 cup mint leaves 1 cup arugula leaves 2 cups butter lettuce leaves Dressing: 4 tablespoons organic butter 1 cup sliced almonds […]

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Roasted Kohlrabi with Butternut Squash

Adapted from Gourmet magazine This dish makes a great side with roast chicken or beef, or your favorite holiday meal. It is rich with earthy, sweet flavor and roasting adds perfect crispness. 4 medium kohlrabi (about 2 1/4 lb with greens attached) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp finely chopped thyme or rosemary […]

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Mimosa Oranges

A fun addition to any brunch, these bubbly oranges take the place of the traditional brunch drink! They are simple to prepare and can be made the night before. ¼ cup honey 1 cup champagne or sparkling white grape juice ¼ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut 6 large navel or Cara Cara oranges.   Cut peel […]

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