Things are warming up a bit outside, but I’m not ready to give up winter comfort food. I’ve been making meals with spaghetti squash for several years now, and pairing it with a simple meaty tomato sauce is really my favorite way to enjoy it. Spaghetti squash is not only a lower carb alternative to…

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I don’t know about you, but I generally have a full freezer, which generally consists of proteins, fruit and vegetables with a few other random convenience items. Lately I’ve been using up the frozen fruit to make smoothies, as it’s an easy way to get in essential nutrients without having to run to the store…

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Following a healthy, balanced lifestyle can help set you up for a strong immune system. While good nutrition and health don’t guarantee you won’t get sick from a bacteria or virus, it can potentially help you fight illness and recover quicker. Harvard Health suggests there are lifestyle measures we can take to support a strong…

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Last week I posted about using pantry staples to make quick and nutritious meals and how to get kids involved in the kitchen. This week I am talking snacks and immune system (stay tuned for that blog – tomorrow!). Keeping snacks around that are tasty, satisfying and nourishing can sometimes seem impossible – especially with…

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With so many of us now working towards working from home (with kids!), most of us are also cooking more. This is the perfect opportunity to teach kids the basics of cooking and let them help out in the kitchen! Not only does this provide some relief for parents, but research shows kids who help…

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As it becomes a bigger challenge to find fresh foods at the grocery store and because many of us are spending a great deal of time at home, making meals using pantry and freezer staples is becoming an everyday reality. But with a little creativity and a few backpocket recipes, we can make some pretty…

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We are nearing the end of traditional soup season, but I am one of those that advocates for soup all year-round. Yes, soup is cozy and warm and comforting, but it is also an excellent way to use up leftover vegetables or make something out of (mostly) pantry ingredients that’ll last a few days. This…

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I’m coming at you with a fabulously nourishing and flavorful breakfast recipe that is sure to get you excited about mornings! If you haven’t had shakshuka before, I highly recommend giving it a try. It’s a compilation of spiced tomato sauce with caramelized bell peppers and onions, perfectly poached eggs, creamy, tangy feta and a…

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As I post this recipe, it’s the first week of March and snow is (still) falling outside. I am really, really ready for spring and all the bright and fresh food that it brings, but I’m also completely okay with posting a comforting, hearty dish today – Mushroom Risotto. There is really no better way…

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