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Turkey and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers with Goat Cheese

Bell peppers are extremely high on the list of nutrient-dense foods, as they supply an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants that promote overall good health. In addition to their nutritional qualities, bell peppers are unbelievably low in…

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Home-Style Pressure Cooked Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey

Like other types of beans, pinto beans are an incredibly cheap yet all-too commonly forgotten source of protein. They are also rich in countless health-promoting micronutrients including B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron. In addition to their unique nutritional…

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Citrus Honey Glazed Golden Beets

Beetroot (beet) is a beneficial source of countless essential nutrients. It’s also an incredibly rich source of important antioxidants like betaine and beta-carotene, which have been shown to enhance liver health and protect against heart disease by lowering blood…

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Grilled Honey-Mustard Chicken, Steak and Shrimp Kebabs

As one who follows the Mediterranean-style of eating, I can appreciate the nutritional value of a good kebab that supplies healthy portions of veggies, seafood and lean meat. Here’s one of my hearty and absolutely delicious homemade kebab recipes…

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A Deliciously Creamy Spinach and Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

High-protein smoothies are commonly touted as the best thing since sliced bread, especially among weight loss and fitness enthusiasts. Unfortunately, many people view a “high-protein smoothie” as one that’s primarily comprised of protein powder, a banana, some berries and,…

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East-West Curried Seafood Stew

Are you a fan of bouillabaisse? Well, prior to meeting my husband, I’d actually never had bouillabaisse, which is surprising since I’ve always been quite the foodie. Now, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur. Bouillabaisse is essentially a type of…

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Ground Chicken Pizza

Pizza will not be found on a list of healthy foods. But, believe it or not, when prepared at home using the right ingredients, it can actually be incorporated into a balanced diet. Here’s a wholesome, delicious and easy recipe…

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Super Savory Goat Cheese Croquettes

Years ago, I started dining at a cozy little restaurant in the heart of my hometown in Illinois. During my very first visit, I ordered their “Mesculyn Salad with Salmon”, which is comprised of a delicious mix of fresh greens, berries,…

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Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Smoothie

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, get fit or build muscle, smoothies make excellent meal replacements! Here’s a deliciously sweet and wholesome smoothie recipe that’s rich in protein-packed kefir and other powerful ingredients that support healthy digestion, promote muscle health,…

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Berry Berry Delicious Crepes

Berries are deliciously sweet and just plain old good for you. Whether you prefer blueberries, strawberries or raspberries, they’re all packed full of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants. Berries are also virtually fat-free, relatively low in sugar, and almost devoid of sodium.…

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Perfect Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Muffins

Peanut butter is one of my favorite treats, as it’s a naturally sweet and savory blend of protein and healthy fats, fiber, and countless micronutrients including B-vitamins, phosphorus and antioxidants like vitamin E and copper. The versatility of peanut butter…

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Hearty Chicken Kabobs

I’m a huge fan of kabobs! Whether you prepare them with steak, chicken or fish, kabobs are a great way to sneak more veggies into your diet. Here’s a hearty, low-calorie recipe for chicken kabobs that’s incredibly rich in protein, healthy fats, and key…

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Grilled Chicken with Roasted Garlic Veloute Sauce

As one who follows the Mediterranean-style of eating, chicken and extra virgin olive oil are my staple foods. Combining these nutrient-rich ingredients in different preparations helps keep my pallet excited for each new meal. Here’s one of my favorite out of…