Posts Tagged "fall"

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad 00

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

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Create healthy tuna salad with a few flavorful ingredients to create nutritious meals that you’ll want to eat year-round! What comes to mind when you hear “tuna salad”? Personally, I think tuna plus mayo – and maybe a few other miscellaneous ingredients like celery, relish or onion. The popularity of tuna salad is twofold: it’s budget-friendly and extremely versatile. A batch of tuna...

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3 00

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3

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Celebrate the beginning of fall with this heart healthy meal featuring lean steak, a crunchy salad and addicting parsnip fries. During the fall you can continue grilling outside or you can bring the party inside. This tasty heart healthy meal is great for a fall cookout or a simple weeknight meal! This is the third plate in my heart healthy meals series call Prevention...

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10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

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You don’t need a fancy bread machine or advanced baking skills to make one of these delicious and healthy seed breads! There’s something about a slice of hearty, dense, whole grain bread packed with nutritious nuts and seeds and topped with nut butter, mashed avocado, or a fried egg that gives me the feels. The comforting homey ingredients of seed breads elicit a feeling of coziness,...

Healthy Halloween Food 00

Healthy Halloween Food

Healthy Halloween Food

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Halloween and healthy are not usually two words that go together in the same sentence. But that’s no excuse to try and eat healthy! Start with this healthy Halloween food. If the thought of trying to avoid sugary candy this time of year scares you, try some of this creative healthy Halloween food!  And instead of turning to sugar, enjoy the holiday in other ways – get moving at a...

What’s In Season – Fall Produce Guide 00

What’s In Season – Fall Produce Guide

What’s In Season – Fall Produce Guide

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What’s in season for fall? Our fall produce guide and healthy fall recipes will inspire you to eat with the seasons while you watch the autumn leaves turn. The crisp and colorful months of September, October and November are the perfect time to embrace dark leafy greens and sweet starchy fruits! Whether you are going apple picking, savoring the last days of the farmer’s markets, or...

Healthy Football Party Recipes 00

Healthy Football Party Recipes

Healthy Football Party Recipes

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Embrace nutritious fruits and veggies on game day with one of  these healthy, plant-based, vegetarian football party recipes! Football season is finally here! There’s something about the crisp fall weather and friends coming together to cheer on their favorite team that’s simply magical. And then there’s the food. Oh man, the food. Football party recipes are traditionally unhealthy –...

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Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides! But finding healthy Thanksgiving side dishes that you love as much as the classics can be tricky. Thanksgiving: a time to reconnect with long lost relatives, spend endless hours cooking in the kitchen, stand in line to get the best Black Friday deals, and enjoy countless games of football. No matter your Thanksgiving Day plan, intentions to make...

Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes 00

Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

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It’s pumpkin season and that means it’s time to sip pumpkin spice lattes and pin healthy pumpkin dessert recipes by the thousands! Pumpkin season is no joke in this country. While Labor Day marks the end of summer, more importantly, it marks the beginning of pumpkin season. Supermarkets stock their shelves with pumpkin coffee, pumpkin-spice creamers, pumpkin pasta sauce and pumpkin...

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts 00

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Yesterday was the November Chicago Food Swap at The Chopping Block! I wanted to bring something unique, healthy, festive and trendy to the swap and thus, these Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts were born! But before we get to the recipe, let’s take a look at all the action during the swap! The Chopping Block was the PERFECT location for the swap – plenty of room, lots of counter...

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Weekend in Omaha

Weekend in Omaha

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Will and I spent this past weekend in Omaha visiting friends and family! We had a busy weekend scheduled with a football game, a wedding and food and drinks aplenty! I didn’t bring my camera with me on the trip, so please enjoy the following Facebook and Instagram montage… On Friday, I went to Urban Wine Company in the Old Market with my mom and sister. We ordered a giant charcuterie...

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Fall Apple Picking!

Fall Apple Picking!

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It’s that time of year again – autumn! Check out the beautiful trees changing color right outside our window! The season calls for all things involving apples, pumpkins, mulling spice, apple cider, winter squash and hot tea. What better way to celebrate then a trip out to Kuiper’s Family Farm to pick some delicious apples right from the orchard! Last weekend I went apple picking with my...

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

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In celebration of fall and football, I have been making my fair share of cabbage slaws in the kitchen. But nothing makes my taste buds dance like a good shaved Brussels Sprout salad. Years ago I came across a raw Brussels Sprouts salad at a local Chicago restaurant and fell in love with the concept. With a little creativity in the kitchen, this delicious Shaved Brussels Sprouts salad with...