Sometimes when I’m in a pinch I end up grabbing a breakfast sandwich or burrito on the way to work. Do some restaurants have healthy options for either of these? Absolutely, yes. But I do find that if I make my own, I not only save money, but I can amp up the nutrition. These…

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Do you have loads of cucumbers popping up in your garden? Did you visit the farmer’s market and grab a big bag of cucumbers? If you said yes to either of these questions, then boy do I have the recipe for you! Perhaps you have a family favorite cucumber salad recipe in your back pocket,…

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Hi everyone!  I want to introduce you to Meghan Rector. She is a registered dietitian and part of the Stride wellness team. Meghan will be posting my new In the Kitchen recipes and responding to your comments while I’m on maternity leave. I’ll be back in November and look forward to re-connecting with you all then. Welcome,…

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Waffles! Did I specifically plan to post a pancake recipe followed by a waffle recipe? Why yes, I did! I love breakfast food and I’m guessing you do, too. Many traditional pancake and waffle recipes are made with refined white flour, which may taste awesome, but doesn’t provide us with much nutrition. That’s why I…

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Have you ever made golden, delicious, savory and sweet pancakes? If not, now is the time! These sweet corn pancakes come highly recommended because they are ALL of those things. The pancake batter is a mix of whole grain flour, cornmeal, leavening agents (baking soda and powder), buttermilk, eggs and a tab of melted butter.…

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What are your favorite summer foods? From all of the recipes I’ve posted now, I’m sure you can tell I am a lover of all the berries. I also know many of us are trying to find ways to fit in more dark leafy green veggies (they’re uber-nutritious!), so why not combine the two in…

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What more could you ask for when it comes to summer baking? A loaf, fresh out of the oven, of Zucchini Quick Bread is really all we need. Typical quick bread recipes call for all-purpose flour, a lot of sugar and can be pretty high in fat, too. This version is upgraded from both a…

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Peaches! One of my very favorite fruits of summer. And while I usually eat them by the bushel or in a light dessert, it’s also fun to use them in savory recipes like this Sauteed Cod with Peach Avocado Salad! The salad is a delightful mix of diced fresh peaches (with the skins on, because,…

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Anyone else growing a tomato garden this year? I have at least 12 varieties going on and because I planted them somewhat late in the season, they are just starting to flower, and some plants have little green tomatoes popping up (yay!). I assume many of them are going to be ready to harvest at…

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