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Nov 06

Higher Protein Greek Yogurt Bagels (Regular and Gluten Free)

These high protein homemade bagels (regular and gluten free!) are perfect for breakfast, sandwiches or along with soup and chili, dipping encouraged!

Oct 30

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

My cranberry dreams come true.

Sep 25

Fall Comfort Foods

Celebrating the flavors of fall, plus a side of heart health for cholesterol awareness month!

Aug 11

Mango Coleslaw

Kick off summertime with this light and fresh spin on a classic picnic salad

Jul 24

Crispy Skillet Tofu

Don’t turn away from tofu without trying THIS recipe.

Jun 27

Strawberry Lemonade Slushies

Beat the heat with this seasonal and naturally beautiful sipper.

Jun 25

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Make these healthy muffins for breakfast or a snack to take along to work or camp this summer.

Jun 13

Father’s Day Favorites!

Hook dad up with these easy and healthy recipes!

Jun 08

Almond Coconut Instant Pot Yogurt

Infusing yummy almond coconut milk with the goodness of tummy pleasing probiotics is easier than you think thanks to the Instant Pot.

Jun 05

Easiest Pad Thai

I went digging through the fridge for a quick dinner and here’s what happened! The easiest, healthiest and most delish Pad Thai.


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Higher Protein Greek Yogurt Bagels (Regular and Gluten Free)
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Inspired by Skinnytaste and my beloved QU co-worker Jen Mead, I’ve been spending lots of time tweaking this fun bagel recipe to my liking – a gluten free version included! They are perfect for breakfast, sandwiches and along with soup and chili –dipping encouraged!

Makes 8 bagels

2 cups all purpose flour or GF baking mix (Bob’s Red Mill recommended)

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

2 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt

1 egg beaten

Everything Bagel Seasoning or Pretzel Salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Add yogurt and stir with a spatula until a loose dough begins to form. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead the dough until it comes together. Divide dough into half, fourths and then into eight evenly sizes pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and gently press to flatten. Cut a whole in the center using small ring mold or butter knife (or just press through with your fingers).

Place bagels on the prepared baking sheet, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with seasoning, if using. Bake for 22-26 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving. Slice, toast and top as desired. Store for up to 3 days at room temperature (5 days in the fridge) or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

(Regular) Calories: 157; total fat: 2 (sat 1g); sodium: 408mg; carbs: 27g, fiber: 1g; sugar: 2g; protein: 8g

(Gluten Free) Calories: 173; total fat: 1 (sat 1g); sodium: 417mg; carbs: 33g, fiber: 1g, sugar: 3g; protein: 7g

Gluten Free Higher Protein Bagels

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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

I have a cranberry sauce addiction. I love it, have always loved it, and find it necessary to eat it throughout the year.  I have pined over the perfect recipe for countless Thanksgivings and the search is over. The most delicious batch of sweet-tart cranberry flawlessness is less than 20 minutes away – start to finish – using the Instant Pot.

Makes 1 quart

24 ounces fresh cranberries

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tbsp orange zest

pinch koser salt

1 tbsp honey (optional)

Combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice, orange zest and salt in the inner pot. Gently stir to coat the cranberries in the sugar.

Cover and lock the lid, set the vent to the sealing position. Select PRESSURE COOK (HIGH) and set timer to 2 minutes. When cook time is complete, allow for 5 minutes of natural release, then quick release the remaining pressure. Remove the lid, stir in the honey and transfer to containers to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Info Per Serving (2 tbsp): Calories: 38; Total fat: 0g; Total Carbs: 9g; Sodium: 4mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 0g

For more healthy recipes using your Instant Pot check out my Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook – on sale now!

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Fall Comfort Foods
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Celebrating the flavors of fall, plus a side of heart health for cholesterol awareness month!

  1. Are you a PSL lover and a pumpkin spice fanatic? You probably have the ingredients to make your very own spice blend in your pantry right now. Get the recipe and some tips on the health benefits of this craveable spice combo in this article for Food Network.
  2. It doesn’t get much cozier than Favorite 3-Bean Chili , plus there is plenty of fiber and plant sterols to fight bad cholesterol.
  3. To go along with your chili, bake a batch of Cheesy Chive Muffins made with the polyunsaturated goodness of corn oil.
  4. Instead of greasy french fries get roasting! Fall veggies like potatoes, squash, radishes and onions make fore a nutrient filled side dish. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and roast at 400F until tender.
  5. Save room for dessert! Quiet possibly the easiest way to make a from scratch dessert, drench whole grains, nuts and/or fruit in chocolate. Spread, set and break into finger licking pieces. White Chocolate Pistachio Crunch Bark (pictured above) is the sensible sweet treat you need in your life.
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Mango Coleslaw
Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Celebrate summer with this light and fresh spin on a classic picnic salad. The vinegar-based dressing slashes fat and calories and highlights the flavors and textures of the nutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.

Serves: 6

¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar (such as Nakano Mango)
1 tablespoon canola or avocado oil
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon celery seed
½ teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup diced fresh mango

In a large bowl whisk vinegar, oil, sugar, celery seed and salt.
Add cabbage, carrots and mango. Toss well to coat all the ingredients in the dressing. Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before serving or cover and place in the refrigerator for up to 6 hours.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 cup): Calories: 44; Total Fat: 2.5 grams; Carbohydrates: 10 grams; Protein: 1 gram; Sodium: 215 milligrams; Fiber: 2 grams

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Crispy Skillet Tofu
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Don’t turn away from tofu without trying THIS recipe. Crunchy bites of tofu add plant based protein power to any rice or noodle dish – tacos and burritos too!

Serves: 4

1 package (14 oz) extra firm tofu
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt

Drain and cube tofu, place in a bowl line with paper towels and drain for at least 10 minutes or place in the fridge to drain for up to 12 hours.
Remove paper towel and sprinkle with cornstarch, toss to coat. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet, add tofu cubes and cook, turning frequently until browned and crispy on all sides, about 15 to 20 minutes total. Season with salt and serve.

Calories: 150; Total Fat: 12 grams; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Total Carbohydrate: 4 grams
Sugars: 0 grams; Protein: 10 grams; Sodium: 250 milligrams; Cholesterol:  0 milligrams; Fiber: 0.5 gram

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Strawberry Lemonade Slushies
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Pass on those convenience store ice drinks laden with sugar and artificial colors. Beat the heat with this seasonal and naturally beautiful sipper.

Makes 2 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups lemonade
  • 1/2 cup 100% apple juice
  • 1 cup strawberries

Place lemonade, apple juice and strawberries in a blender. Blend well and pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Pour mixture into a ice cream machine and run for about 15 minutes or until mixture is as frosty as desired. Pour into glasses and serve.

Calories: 136; Total Fat: 0 grams; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Carbohydrates: 35 grams
Protein: 0 grams; Sodium: 2 milligrams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Fiber: 1 gram

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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Monday, June 25th, 2018

Inspired by this recipe for zucchini bread, the hand held version is just as tasty and a wonderful way to add vegetables to your diet. Make these healthy muffins for breakfast or a snack to take along to work or camp this summer.

Makes 12 muffins

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a large bowl whisk together flours, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside. Using an electric mixer, combine sugar canola oil and applesauce; mix on low until combined. Add eggs, vanilla extract and lemon juice and mix on low speed until well combined. Slowly add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Using a spatula, fold in zucchini and chocolate chips. Use an ice cream scoop to divide the batter evenly in the muffin pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

Nutrition Per Muffin: Calories: 245; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Carbohydrates: 31 grams
; Protein: 4 grams; Sodium: 90 milligrams; Cholesterol: 31 milligrams; Fiber: 2 grams

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Father’s Day Favorites!
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Hook dad up with these easy and healthy recipes! Ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

Breakfast

Lunch/Dinner

Desserts

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Almond Coconut Instant Pot Yogurt
Friday, June 8th, 2018

Infusing yummy almond coconut milk with the goodness of tummy pleasing probiotics is easier than you think thanks to the Instant Pot. Making dairy free yogurt is a game of trial and error. Most recipes out there rely on lots of gelatin or other thickeners to get the right yogurt-y texture. Instead I used chia seeds to help the mixture hold AND to boost the nutrients. Thanks to these tiny seeds, this superfood concoction has a whopping 6 grams of fiber, but only 107 calories per serving.

3 cups Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk Blend
2 tbsp plain non-dairy yogurt (or 1 probiotic capsule)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chia seeds

1.    Pour almond coconut milk into the inner pot. Cover and lock the lid in place with the vent sealed. Set to Yogurt function and adjust to “boil.”When the heating is done, the machine will beep.
2.    Carefully remove the inner pot and set in a bowl of ice water until the mixture cools to a temperature below 115 degrees F (use a thermometer to check the temp).
3.    Once cooled, whisk in yogurt or contents of capsule (just the powder, break it open!). Place the inner pot back in the base. Cover and lock the lid again, this time leaving the vent open.
4.    Set to Yogurt function for 10 hours. When the time is up, carefully remove lid and transfer yogurt to a container, whisk in vanilla and chia seeds and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 8 hours.
5. Serve drizzled with honey and topped with fresh fruit.

Nutrition per 3/4 cup serving. Calories: 107; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Total Carbohydrate: 9 grams; Sugars: 1 grams; Protein: 4 grams; Sodium: 91 milligrams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Fiber: 6 grams

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Easiest Pad Thai
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

I went digging through the fridge for a quick dinner and here’s what happened! This (sorta) authentic recipe was an instant family favorite so I had to share. You can make with any type of vegetables or protein – steak or tofu would be glorious. Here I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs (big flavor) and some frozen cooked shrimp that was in the freezer.

Serves: 6

12 oz dry rice noodles
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce or gluten free tamari
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup chopped sugar snap peas
2 cups chopped kale
1 large egg, beaten
6 ounces cooked large shrimp
1/4 cup chopped peanuts or cashews

Cilantro leaves, lime wedges, Sriracha for serving

Place rice noodles in a large bowl of hot tap water and soak for 10 minutes while you prepare remaining ingredients. In a small bowl whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and 2 teaspoons cornstarch; set aside. Place chicken thighs in a resealable bag with remaining cornstarch and toss to coat.

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add remaining oil to pan, followed by ginger, garlic, carrot, snap peas and kale; cook for 2 to 3 minutes until kale is slightly wilted.

Move chicken and vegetables to one side of skillet, pour in egg and scramble gently. Drain noodles (it’s ok if they are a little wet) and add to skillet with the sauce and shrimp. Continue to cook, stirring all ingredients together frequently until heated through and noodles are tender, about 10 minutes. If mixture appears dry, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water to the skillet as it cooked. Serve garnished with chopped nuts, cilantro, fresh lime and a healthy squirt of Sriracha, if desired.

Serves: 6; Calories: 477; Total Fat: 18 grams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Total Carbohydrate:  62 grams; Sugars: 7 grams; Protein: 19 grams; Sodium:  536 milligrams; Cholesterol: 112 milligrams; Fiber:  3 grams

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