Posts Tagged "grain-free"

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips 00

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

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These four simple, healthy Greek yogurt veggie dips are low in calories, high in protein and made with real food ingredients. The famous healthy snack of raw veggies and a delicious dip can do no harm, right? Wrong. While fresh veggies are always a safe bet, what you dip them in makes ALL the difference. Traditional veggie dips made with cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream can be high in...

What Does Allergy-Free Mean? 00

What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

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With food allergies on the rise, brands and recipe developers are using terms like “gluten-free”, “grain-free”, “soy-free”and more. But what do all of these claims represent and what ingredients are they actually avoiding? What does “allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” even mean? “Allergy-free” and...

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Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

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Can you believe it’s already August? I can’t. I refuse to acknowledge that summer is coming to an end…mostly because the weather in Chicago continues to be hot with a capital H with no signs of cooling down anytime soon. In effort to stay cool, we’re guzzling down anything chilled over ice these days, including this Cherry Lime Chia...

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Country Fried Steak Fingers with Cashew Cream Gravy

Country Fried Steak Fingers with Cashew Cream Gravy

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Memorial Day weekend is for grilling. These country fried steak fingers and gravy are for all of the other summer nights. This is where diner chicken fried steak meets poolside finger food. Prepare to be addicted…and embarrassingly eating the gravy dipping sauce with a spoon. Guilty. Spoiler alert – chicken fried steak isn’t actually chicken. It’s beef....

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie 00

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here in Chicago, spring is in the air. There was everything from warm spring weather and the Macy’s Spring Flower Show to cold snowy weather and the Shamrock Shuffle to kick off the Chicago running season. Keeping with the spring green theme, today I am sharing one of my new favorite superfood concoctions, this refreshing basil matcha...

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake 00

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

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Celebrate spring break or the upcoming Easter holiday with this no-bake Meyer lemon cashew cheesecake!  Meyer lemons are a citrus fruit native to China that are a cross between a lemon and either a mandarin or an orange. Due to the growing popularity of this vitamin C-rich fruit, you can generally find them in your standard supermarket. Meyer lemons look like...

Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes 00

Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes

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This is a sponsored post supported by Chobani. Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following product, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences. Football season is in full swing – what are you serving at your next tailgate? Between college game days and fantasy football celebrations, nutrition...

Hasselback Russet Potatoes 00

Hasselback Russet Potatoes

Hasselback Russet Potatoes

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Trade in traditional baked potatoes for these accordion-sliced garlic herb Hasselback Russet Potatoes! This Swedish dish takes its name from Hasselbacken, a Stockholm restaurant where it was first served. The gourmet potato is crisp on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. This impressive side dish has a fluttered appearance with pockets stuffed full of garlic, butter and fresh herbs....

Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Strawberries 00

Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What will you be cooking up for the sweetie in your life? How about putting a fun twist on an old classic with these pistachio stuffed chocolate-chocolate covered strawberries! You feel guilt-free knowing that  you’ve done your due diligence to create a dessert that contains protein and fiber! This post is brought to you...

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Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

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Black-eyed peas don’t get enough love the rest of the year, so we are featuring them again today with spicy balsamic BBQ black-eyed peas! But how do you recreate that smoky bold bacony flavor without the bacon? The answer – chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I seriously love these things. I always have a can open in my fridge to add to any dish needing a spicy or smoky...

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup with Moroccan Chermoula 00

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup with Moroccan Chermoula

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup with Moroccan Chermoula

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The Polar Vortex is on its way to Chicago….great. But let’s look on the bright side. Cold weather means soup season has arrived! Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a frigid day, especially in Chicago. The beautiful thing about soup is that you can cook once and eat for the week – who wouldn’t love this? Would you like chermoula with that? Yes that’s a real thing....

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Avocado Grasshopper Bars

Avocado Grasshopper Bars

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Ok friends, you love avocados and we do to. As promised in my Avocado Peanut Butter Ball post, my love for avocados continues today with these one-of-a-kind raw avocado grasshopper bars! Because I can’t make it through a single day without a small sweet treat (problem or blessing? I choose the later.), I try to create desserts that pack a nutritional punch so that I won’t...