Sweet Potato Fry Bowl

Have you heard of SUPERFOODS?  This recipe is loaded with 8 SUPERFOODS!  But more importantly, I think, is that it tastes amazing! What are they?  They are foods that are packed with tons of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.  Antioxidants are these wonderful compounds that protect your body against all kinds of toxins and can prevent or slow down aging, chronic diseases, and cancers!  Who knew food this good for you could taste so amazing??? The superfoods in this recipe are in bold. 6 Servings Ingredients: 3 Medium…

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Healthy Snack Ideas

It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really the healthiest option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good source of protein. #2…

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Black Bean and Green Chile Salsa

This salsa is without a doubt, my favorite!  It’s sweet corn and earthy cilantro cut the spiciness of the chiles.  It looks absolutely wonderful on any table.  And as summer approaches, all of these ingredients are fresh and in season at your local supermarket. Make sure to use fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro in this dish, the bottled or dried just doesn’t do!  Also, for a slightly milder flavor, omit the red onions.  You can also try adding some freshly minced garlic for a variation.  Lastly, be sure to use fresh or…

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Easy Home Made Fajitas

Currently I would call myself a purist when talking about food.  I am trying to eat less processed and more natural foods, and cooking from scratch a little more.  I love my food to have a lot of flavor, but most pre-made seasonings have a lot of fillers and preservatives in them to give them a longer shelf life.  So I thought I should try to make my own, and it is pretty delicious!  This recipe makes about 3 recipes at a time so I don’t have to make it…

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Spinach Salad with Garlic Bacon Vinaigrette

This salad is so delicious, you will actually crave it!  The spinach gives an excellent dose of all of the B vitamins including folic acid, and is a good source of iron.  It is a great addition to any meal plan to help fight off the cold and flu this season! Ingredients: 3 slices of bacon, nitrate free is preferable 4 cloves of garlic, minced ½ cup rice vinegar ½ cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste (start with about ¼ tsp each) 1 Bulb of garlic 1 Tbsp…

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Cinnamon Honey Roasted Almonds

  Update: I first posted this recipe about 4 years ago when we had just moved to Ireland!  We are back in the United States now and I still make this recipe quite often as my whole family just loves them.  I hope you enjoy them also! I have been trying to find a suitable snack for our family when we go out for our Irish outings.  Since Adam is deathly allergic to peanuts, and Joshua is allergic to most of the other nuts, almonds are the only nut our…

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Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

These vegetables are quite possibly the most eye appealing way to eat your veggies!   Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped into bite sized pieces 1/2 Butternut Squash, pealed and chopped into bite sized peices 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped into bite sized pieces 1/2 pound Brussel Sprouts, trimmed and chopped in 1/2 1 Red Onion, chopped into bite sized pieces 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 tsp Salt Directions: Place veggies on a lightly greased cookie sheet in a rainbow pattern (like the photo).  Drizzle with Olive Oil. …

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

My Great Grandma had great Italian roots and she liked everything super spicy!  My dad called these the “3 glasses of milk meatballs” because she would make them so spicy.  You don’t have to make them spicy.  My kids (7 and 3 years old) don’t love spicy, and so we keep these mild.  The cayenne pepper is really not necessary as they have excellent flavor without it, but if you like a little spice, go for it.  Add 1/8 tsp for a little spice and 1/2 tsp for a lot…

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Zucchini Egg Casserole

Prep your veggies for this egg casserole ahead of time to save time!  You can use it for breakfast, brunch, or even brinner.  At only 225 Calories per serving, you can add your favorite fruit or some whole grain toast to make it a complete meal.  Happy Eating!   Prep time: About 30 minutes Bake: About 40 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients: 3 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 medium) ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 ½ cups corn kernels…

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Classic Green Chile Stew

Every year when the temperature drops, I start thinking soups and stews.  They are such a great way to get a complete meal in one pot!  For this one, you can let it cook low and slow in a slow cooker, or you can cook in on the stovetop.  This stew is easy (about 20 minutes of prep time–depending on how fast you chop)!  Prep veggies ahead of time to save time. This stew is high protein, gluten free, and can be made easily for a large crowd Makes 4…

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