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Crunchy Spinach Salad with Wild Rice & Jicama

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Serving for one fabulous person – YOU! Spinach is loaded with antioxidants and benefits eye health, and helps reduce blood pressure – and it’s low calories (23 calories for 3/5 oz) and delicious! The wild rice and almonds give it a nice crunch and will satisfy your protein cravings. Fresh spinach Cooked wild rice Chopped…

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Recipe: 5 Ways to Make Delicious Blini Appetizers in Under 10 Minutes

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  This elegant yet simple appetizer is the perfect beginning to a relaxing and busy-free evening. Blinis are sold at Whole Foods or most specialty grocery stores. It is a tiny buckwheat pancake that is a one-bite delight. If you can’t find them, substitute with sliced baguette, brioche, lavash, or even a slice of crispy…

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Happy Hump Day! Zucchini Grain Bowl

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This is the perfect mid-summer dinner. Light, full of healthy protein and carbohydrates and lots of flavor. It’s a great way to use any leftover cooked quinoa and turn an ordinary salad into an elegant warm yet cool dinner. 2 – 4 servings 1 zucchini — sliced thin on a mandoline (or slice thin with…

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Happy Hump Day: Grilled Naan Pizza

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This is a terrific mid-week easy and fast meal. I use a combination of some type of protein with additional protein from cheese, veggies, and even fresh fruit. The pizzas freeze great and can be thawed in less than 30 minutes. They make an easy on the go lunch. Throw an over-easy egg on top…

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Happy Hump Day! Summer Peach and Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

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4 Servings Vinaigrette 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar) 1 tablespoons sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar) 1 teaspoon honey Dijon mustard ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt ¼ cup walnut oil ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil In a small bowl, place vinegar, mustard, and sea salt. Let dissolve, about five minutes. Slowly…

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Avocado Salsa

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This is one of my summer favorites. Its fast and easy and makes a delicious next day salad. Enjoy and let me know how it turns out! Make it your own and add other veggies like grilled zucchini, asparagus, or carrots. Makes 6 mini tacos or 3 regular sized ½ lb medium shrimp – peeled,…

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RECIPE: Tuscan Beans with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sautéed Greens

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Tuscan Beans with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sautéed Greens 6 Servings 2 cups uncooked Tuscan white beans — Great Northern or another white bean may be substituted. 1 clove garlic – bruised — lightly hit the clove with the back of your knife. 1 whole bay leaf 2 cups baby turnip greens, medium chopped —…

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Herb de Provence Turkey UNBurger

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The taste of rosemary, lavender and thyme pop while the wild rice and goat cheese give the burger texture and layers of flavor. Great the next day as an appetizer dipped in any type of pesto. Instead of putting the burger on a bun, serve it on a grilled pita with lots greens and fixins’.…

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Happy Hump Day! Roasted Beets Recipe

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Ingredients 6 red or orange beets 6 tablespoons olive oil 6 teaspoons herb de provence coarse sea salt Directions Preheat oven to 325. Remove tops and leaves from beets and scrub to remove any dirt. Prepare foil in pieces large enough to completely wrap each beet. Place beet in the center of the foil and…

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Happy Hump Day! Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Pasta Bowl

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Makes two servings This is a delightfully vegetarian mid-week meal that has big bang for its prep-bucks! Its great the next days as a lunch treat. It makes a terrific option to a heavy pasta meal and still, you’ll feel satiated by the texture and fresh flavors of onions, mushrooms, peppers and savory spaghetti squash.…

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