Posts Tagged "winter"

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...

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads 00

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 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...

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes 00

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

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Show your loved ones how much you care this year with a home-cooked meal using one of these healthy Valentine’s Day recipes! Holidays and candy go hand in hand and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Celebrated with chocolate, red wine and champagne, Valentine’s Day is up there on the list of unhealthy holidays alongside Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. But don’t let...

3-Day Weekend in Austin: A Guide for What to See + Eat 00

3-Day Weekend in Austin: A Guide for What to See + Eat

3-Day Weekend in Austin: A Guide for What to See + Eat

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Exploring America one 3-day weekend at a a time? Here is a list of things to see and eat during your weekend in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World! When we decided to spend a weekend in Austin for the first time, we considered a lot of recommendations from friends (some who had visited and some who are former locals) on what to see and eat in the city. We only had 3...

What’s In Season – Winter Produce Guide 00

What’s In Season – Winter Produce Guide

What’s In Season – Winter Produce Guide

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What’s in season for winter? Our winter produce guide and healthy winter recipes will inspire you to eat with the seasons while you watch the snow fall. During the chilly months of December, January and February, many at-home chefs become uninspired by winter fruits and vegetables. But there are far more seasonal produce options during these months beyond potatoes and onions. Think outside the...

Healthy New Year Recipes 00

Healthy New Year Recipes

Healthy New Year Recipes

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The holidays are over and you’ve officially rung in the new year. Now what? Put those resolutions into practice with one of these healthy New Year recipes! While you may have survived the chaos of the holidays, you may not be proud of the food and drink choices you made along the way. Put the past behind you and start the New Year off on the right foot with one of these healthy New Year...

New Orleans-Inspired Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes 00

New Orleans-Inspired Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

New Orleans-Inspired Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

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Put a nutritious twist on a few Louisiana favorites with one of these healthy Mardi Gras recipes and celebrate guilt free! Celebrating Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday doesn’t mean you need to break your diet resolutions. These healthy Mardi Gras recipes will leave you feeling satisfied without affecting your waistline. Trade in your beignets, paczkis and king cakes for one of these healthy...

Salmon with Israeli Couscous and Pistachios 00

Salmon with Israeli Couscous and Pistachios

Salmon with Israeli Couscous and Pistachios

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  Good morning! I woke up this morning hoping we would finally have an inch or two of snow on the ground…nope. The forecast predicted a little snow last night, but unfortunately it never came. We have had a couple light snows here in Chicago this winter, but nothing sticks. I’m waiting for a big snow storm, something major. Winter in Chicago isn’t complete without a snow storm…so...

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Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Peel

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Winter is the season for citrus. In efforts to ward off the common cold, we all turn to citrus fruits loaded with vitamin C. But don’t be so quick to throw away the peel after you are done eating an orange or squeezing a lemon or lime into your favorite recipe. Use the peel in this fun candy recipe to make a sweet winter treat! This guilt-free candy won’t spoil your New Year’s...

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

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The farmer’s markets have officially moved indoors in Chicago and the growing season will soon come to an end. 🙁 While root vegetables and squash store well throughout the winter, tomatoes are always a treat to have on hand. Properly preparing tomatoes ahead of time to last through the winter is one way to ensure you won’t be missing out on their sweet flavors when the cold...

Healthy Chicken Parmesan 00

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

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Lean chicken breast, nutritious tomato sauce and low-fat cheese – you’ll want to make this this healthy chicken Parmesan recipe every night of the week! Close your eyes and picture the chicken Parmesan dinner from your local Italian restaurant. Do you see a reasonably-sized portion of healthy chicken Parmesan OR an enormous plate of food with two huge chicken cutlets and a...