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Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Red Wine Sauce 00

Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Red Wine Sauce

Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Red Wine Sauce

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These lean healthy chicken meatballs are oven baked in red wine sauce so that they remain juicy and bursting with flavor! A few things you might think when you hear that poultry has been substituted for the traditional beef, pork, and veal in these healthy chicken meatballs: These won’t be as good as the real thing These lean meatballs are destined to be dry There’s no way my spouse will eat...

5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam 00

5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam

5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam

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Ahhh Sunday – a day to relax and relish in the final hours of the weekend. My Sundays always have an early, albeit lazy and slow, start (in attempt to get my sleep schedule back on track for the week ahead) supplemented with copious amounts of coffee. I spend the waking hours in the dark, bundled in blankets on the couch, working away at my laptop until the sun comes...

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...

Cherry Lime Chia Fresca 00

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...

Country Fried Steak Fingers with Cashew Cream Gravy 00

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....

Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies 00

Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies

Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies

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I can’t get enough of these sprouted buckwheat crispies lately! Their perfectly crunchy texture and hint of sweetness have me sprinkling them on everything from smoothies and yogurt to oatmeal and fruit salad. Buckwheat is a pyramid shaped gluten-free grain. Well, actually it’s not technically a grain, it’s the fruit seed of a plant and it has an incredible...

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....

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....

Avocado Peanut Butter Balls 00

Avocado Peanut Butter Balls

Avocado Peanut Butter Balls

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Halloween is right around the corner and I know what you’re thinking. I’m thinking it to. Candy. But what you’re probably not thinking, is how you can make candy using superfoods. Like say, avocados for instance (insert jaw drop). Not only do avocados give these candies a nutritional boost, but the natural goodness and creaminess of the avocado create a perfect smooth, melt-in-your-mouth...

Raw Veggie Bloody Mary 00

Raw Veggie Bloody Mary

Raw Veggie Bloody Mary

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Nothing brings an end to the summer quite like a nutrient-packed, vegetable-based Bloody Mary! And the best Bloody Mary begins with a good vegetable cocktail blend. While most tomato juices are made by cooking down tomatoes along with garlic, onions and other flavors, this vegetable cocktail base includes fresh raw veggie juice straight from my favorite juicer –  the Kuvings Whole Slow...