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Nov 23

Turtle Bark

A last minute gluten free dessert.

Nov 15

Apple Cinnamon Crostada

Swap this version for a traditional apple pie recipe and save 165 calories per serving!

Nov 01

Pear-Coconut Overnight Oats

This mixture of oats, pears, cinnamon and coconut is overflowing with hunger-fighting fiber and will keep you going strong all morning.

Oct 08

Tuna Pasta Salad

Make this protein-packed canned tuna recipe for an easy post workout lunch or light dinner. Serves: 4 1 (5 oz) can chunk light tuna in water, drained1 (5 oz) can solid white albacore tuna in water, drained½ cup chopped celery1 small apple, diced Juice of ½ a lemon¼ cup mayonnaise¼ teaspoon kosher salt3 cups cooked whole grain pasta, cooled In a large bowl combine tuna, celery, apple, lemon juice and…

Oct 01

Sheet Pan Pancakes

Make breakfast for a crowd with sheet pan pancakes.

Aug 15

Cilantro-Arugula Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a popular herb-based condiment with Argentinian roots. This version was inspired by last week’s CSA  – most of the ingredients came right from the box and into the food processor. Serve as a dipping sauce or marinade for any type of grilled protein or vegetables. As one of my friends put it, it’s “eyes rolling back in my head good.” Cilantro-Arugula Chimichurri Makes about 2 cups 1 clove…

Jun 16

The Ultimate Broccoli Salad

June is National Dairy Month and Chobani is helping me celebrate! Getting in the recommended 3 servings of dairy per day may seem tricky so here are 5 delicious ways to help your family get more important nutrients including calcium, potassium, protein and vitamin D. 1) Dinner ComebackRemember this? Have you strayed? Bring back that ice-cold glass of milk with dinner each night. Each 8-ounce glass is 30% of your…

Jun 08

Strawberry Crunch Bark

You always have time to throw together a homemade dessert with a few pantry staples.

May 22

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May 07

Instant Pot Korean Barbecue Beef

I’m madly in love with my Instant Pot but haven’t been using it enough! Here is my creation for tender and flavorful Korean Barbecue Beef


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Turtle Bark
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Need a last minute dessert that’s easy, gluten free and drenched in chocolate? You’re welcome. You can find prepared caramel sauce at most grocery stores – Trader Joe’s and Stonewall Kitchen are my favorite brands but it’s so worth it to make your own – only takes about 10 minutes. For a quick hack you can also melt caramel candies in the microwave!

Turtle Bark

Makes 36 pieces

24 ounces semisweet chocolate

6 ounces pecan halves

1 cup gluten free shortbread cookies, crushed

1/2 cup salted caramel sauce (DIY with this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Coarse sea salt

Melt chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. While chocolate is melting, toast pecans in a dry pan over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, just until fragrant (keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn). Once chocolate is melted, evenly spread on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and shortbread cookies. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with 1 to 2 teaspoon of sea salt. Allow to set until the chocolate is hardened. Pop in the fridge or freezer for faster setting. Once completely hardened, break into pieces.

Nutrition per serving: calories: 156; total fat: 10g; saturated fat: 4g; carbohydrates: 17g; protein: 2g; sodium: 134mg; fiber: 1g

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Apple Cinnamon Crostada
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

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Swap this version for a traditional apple pie recipe and save 165 calories per serving!

Serves: 6

Crust:
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
6 tablespoons cold butter, diced
Ice water (about 2 tablespoons)

Filling:
3 medium apples, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water

1 egg, beaten
Sparkling sugar (optional)

Place flour, salt and sugar in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until it is cut into small pieces. With the machine running, add ice water one tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together. Turn out on to a piece of plastic wrap and gently form into a disc. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour. Once chilled, roll out the dough into a 10-inch circle and place back in the fridge for an additional 20 minutes.

While the dough is chilling, prepare the filling. Combine apples, sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch-water mixture in a medium saucepan; mix gently and cook until warm and bubbly, about 10 minutes; set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 425-degrees. Pour filling in the center of the dough, leaving a 2 to 3 inch border. Gently fold in the edges of the crust, going all the way around the filling. Brush crust with egg and sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if using. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until crust is golden and filling just begins to bubble. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 236; Total Fat: 12 grams; Saturated Fat: 7 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 31 grams; Sugar: 12 grams; Fiber: 2 grams; Cholesterol: 31 milligrams; Sodium: 96 milligrams

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Pear-Coconut Overnight Oats
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

This mixture of oats, pears, cinnamon and coconut is overflowing with hunger-fighting fiber and will keep you going strong all morning. No more excuses about not having time to eat – make multiple servings of this recipe and everyone can take their breakfast to go.

Serves: 1
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup boxed coconut milk
¼ teaspoon cinnamon


Pinch kosher salt
½ cup chopped pear
2 tablespoons granola

In a small jar combine oats, coconut milk, cinnamon, salt and pears; stir to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. Top with granola before serving.

Nutrition Info Per Serving:
Calories: 315; Total Fat: 9 grams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Total Carbohydrate: 52 grams
Sugars: 15 grams; Protein: 8 grams; Fiber: 8 grams

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Tuna Pasta Salad
Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Tuna Pasta Salad 2

Make this protein-packed canned tuna recipe for an easy post workout lunch or light dinner.

Serves: 4

1 (5 oz) can chunk light tuna in water, drained
1 (5 oz) can solid white albacore tuna in water, drained
½ cup chopped celery
1 small apple, diced
Juice of ½ a lemon
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups cooked whole grain pasta, cooled

In a large bowl combine tuna, celery, apple, lemon juice and mayo; season with salt and mix well to combine. Toss prepared tuna with cooked pasta.

Nutrition Per Serving (about 1 ½ cups)
Calories: 329; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Cholesterol: 39 milligrams; Sodium 401 milligrams; Carbohydrate: 34 grams; Fiber 6 grams; Sugars: 5 grams; Protein: 22 grams

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Sheet Pan Pancakes
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Make breakfast for a crowd with sheet pan pancakes.

I’m always scurrying to flip pancakes as fast as my kids can eat them. I use my sheet pans for just about everything else, why not this popular breakfast?! Use your favorite pancake batter recipe or mix. I have a no-fail recipe for whole wheat pancakes and this recipe from Martha Stewart also comes out perfectly.

Use a half sheet pan with 2 cups of batter in a shallow 9×13 baking dish or quarter sheet pan – this is plenty for 4 people. For a larger crowd use 4 cups of batter on a larger standard half sheet pan. I like to sprinkle mini chocolate chips or blueberries over half of the pan so everyone can have some of their favorite kind. Leftovers freeze beautifully.

Sheet Pan Pancakes

4 cups prepared pancake batter

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Seasonal fruit and 100% maple syrup for topping

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.  Line sheet pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly in the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until puffed and set – you can check with a toothpick to make sure it is completely cooked.  To help the top turn slightly golden, turn on the broiler for a minute or two to carefully toast. Serve with maple syrup and seasonal fruit. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, slice and serve.

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Cilantro-Arugula Chimichurri
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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Chimichurri is a popular herb-based condiment with Argentinian roots. This version was inspired by last week’s CSA  – most of the ingredients came right from the box and into the food processor. Serve as a dipping sauce or marinade for any type of grilled protein or vegetables. As one of my friends put it, it’s “eyes rolling back in my head good.”

Cilantro-Arugula Chimichurri

Makes about 2 cups

1 clove garlic

1 bunch arugula (about 2 cups)

1 bunch cilantro

3 green onion (white and green parts)

1 small jalapeno pepper, cut in half

Zest and juice of 2 limes

1/2 cup rice vinegar

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Place garlic in a food processor and pulse until chopped. Add arugula, cilantro, green onion, jalapeno, lime, salt and vinegar and process again until all ingredients are well combined. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in olive oil. Allow to sit for at least one hour for flavors to marry. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Per Tablespoon: Calories: 48; Total Fat: 5 grams; Carbohydrates: 2 grams; Sodium: 36 milligrams

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The Ultimate Broccoli Salad
Friday, June 16th, 2017

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June is National Dairy Month and Chobani is helping me celebrate! Getting in the recommended 3 servings of dairy per day may seem tricky so here are 5 delicious ways to help your family get more important nutrients including calcium, potassium, protein and vitamin D.

1) Dinner Comeback
Remember this? Have you strayed? Bring back that ice-cold glass of milk with dinner each night. Each 8-ounce glass is 30% of your daily calcium requirement.

2) Cheese Please
Technically it’s 1.5 ounces but many folks aren’t sure what a serving of cheese looks like! As a visual guide, it’s about the size of a 9-volt battery or about ¼ of your smart phone.

3) Summer Snacking
For camp or a lazy day in the back yard, have the kids munch on yogurt for a healthy and satisfying mid afternoon snack. Try out the fun flavors of Chobani Kids with 25% less sugar than other leading children’s’ yogurts.

4) Give Cottage Cheese A Whirl
Add cottage to the blender in your next smoothie – it will boost the protein and make it extra creamy.

5) Healthy Swaps
Make plain yogurt part of your everyday recipes. Swap in yogurt for mayo and sour cream in sauces, dips and dressings. Chobani plain Greek yogurt is made with natural, non-GMO ingredients and has double the protein of regular yogurt.  Extra protein means your go-to recipes super satisfying, like this recipe for crowd-pleasing Summertime Broccoli Salad.

Summertime Broccoli Salad
A tangy yogurt based dressing and some other nutritious ingredients means this salad packs in 10 % of your daily dose of calcium per serving. You can make this salad in advance; it actually tastes better once the flavors have a chance to mingle.

Serves: 8

1 container Chobani Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup raisins
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, finely diced
3 slices cooked bacon, finely chopped
4 cups finely chopped broccoli

In a large bowl whisk yogurt, olive oil, honey and salt. Add raisins, cheese, bacon and broccoli and toss well. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories: 121; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 171mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 6g

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Strawberry Crunch Bark
Thursday, June 8th, 2017

You always have time to throw together a homemade dessert with a few pantry staples.

8 ounces white chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup Strawberry Paleo Granola (or another of your favorites)

Melt white chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. Once melted spread on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with granola and allow to set until the chocolate is hardened. Pop in the fridge or freezer for faster setting.

Nutrition Info Per Serving; Calories: 193; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 7 grams; Total Carbohydrate: 19 grams; Sugars: 18 grams; Protein: 2 grams; Sodium: 23 milligrams; Cholesterol: 7 milligrams;  Fiber: 1 gram

 

 

 

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Monday, May 22nd, 2017

 

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Instant Pot Korean Barbecue Beef
Sunday, May 7th, 2017

I’m madly in love with my Instant Pot but haven’t been using it enough! Here is my latest creation for tender and flavorful beef that tastes like it simmered all day (but is ready in less than 90 minutes). Serve over noodles or tucked into warmed corn tortillas.  Save the leftover savory broth for soup or extra dipping.

Serves 12

1 tablespoon canola oil

Bone-in chuck roast (about 4 pounds)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek

1/2 onion, sliced

Cilantro and lime wedges for serving

Heat oil in the Instant Pot on the “saute” function. Season the roast with salt and sear on all sides. In a separate bowl combine brown sugar, ground ginger, soy sauce, Sambal and onion; mix well. Once the meat is browned on all sides, add the sauce and 3/4 cup water. Lock the lid in place and set to HIGH pressure for 75 minutes. Allow for natural pressure release (about 15 minutes), open lid shred and serve.

Nutrition Per Serving: 230 calories; 5g fat; 20g protein; 234mg sodium

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