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Apr 19

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken

Another slow cooker favorite for a simple and healthy weeknight dinner.

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Apr 09

Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread

I always hear the college students I teach talking about how much they love “chicken bacon ranch” pizza so I needed to try this flavor combo for myself.Serves: 11 whole grain naan bread1 tablespoon ranch dressing, plus more for topping3 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella3 ounces grilled chicken breast, diced or shredded1 slice cooked bacon, crumbled1/4 cup chopped vegetables (such as sliced mushrooms and broccoli)Preheat oven to 400F. Place naan bread…

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Apr 07

Sweet Chili Chicken

This 15 minute chicken dish is better than take out – and better for you! Hang up the phone and make this for a satisfying weeknight dinner. If you aren’t a fan of spicy sauces, use teriyaki sauce instead.  Serves 42 tbsp Sambal Oelek (fresh chili paste) 1/4 cup water 2 tbsp white vinegar 
1/2 tsp chopped garlic 1/4 cup granulated sugar 
1/2 tsp kosher salt12 oz chicken boneless, skinless…

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Mar 21

Peach Pie Oatmeal

A healthy, easy and delicious way to kick off your day! Serves: 2 1 3/4 cups lowfat milk Pinch kosher salt 1 cinnamon stick (optional) 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup diced peaches (fresh, canned or dried) 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar 1/4 cup chopped pecans Place milk, salt, and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Stir in oats, peaches, and cinnamon sugar.…

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Mar 14

Healthy Snack: Mango Fruit Leather

An amazing snack for any seasonal fruit! Fruit Leather – kids and adults LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe. Mango Fruit Leather 2 cups chopped fresh mango  Juice of 1/2 a lime2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons agave nectar Preheat oven to 170°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat and set aside. Place mango, lime, sugar, and agave in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and…

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Mar 06

30 Second Chocolate Fondue

A decadent but portion controlled treat for chocolate lovers. Fondue is only 30 seconds away. Serves 4 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons heavy cream For dipping: sliced bananas, strawberries, animal crackers Place chocolate chips in a small glass bowl and set aside. Pour cream into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Pour hot cream over chocolate and stir until smooth and shiny; a…

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Mar 03

Healthy Find: Drink Chobani

Managing three kids on a weekday morning is hectic to say the least! My family loves a good smoothie but we don’t always have time to make one in the blender. We also love Greek yogurt and are forever in search of ways to incorporate some into meals and snacks. I’ve partnered with Chobani to brainstorm five fresh and fun ways to incorporate one of their newest products – Drink…

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Mar 01

Lemon-Ricotta Cookies

These cookies are a twist on a traditional Italian cookie. These lemony delights are light as air but super flavorful and not overpowering in any way. You can also make the dough ahead and freeze. When ready to bake, place directly in a preheated ovenand increase the cooking time by about 1 to 2 minutes.½ cup all-purpose flour½ cup whole wheat pastry flour½ teaspoon baking powder¾  teaspoon kosher salt½ cup…

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Feb 13

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popcorn Sprinkle

Mix two teaspoons with melted butter and toss with 3 cups of freshly popped popcornMakes about 1 1/4 cups1 cup freeze dried strawberries (I like Trader Joe’s the best)1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 cup powdered sugar1/2 teaspoon kosher saltPlace strawberries in a food processor and grind into a fine powder. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.Nutrition per 2 teaspoonsCalories:…

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Feb 05

Cooking For Heart Health

Take a look inside my kitchen as I experiment with the many fun ways you can cook with 100% grape juice.Crushing On ConcordsConcord grapes are truly special as they are one of few native crops to the United States. But Concord grapes have a short harvest season and don’t travel well, so they can be hard to find fresh. The good news is that you can enjoy the Mighty Concord…

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