It’s a new year and many of us are looking for ways to lighten up our meals and incorporate more whole, nutritious ingredients into our recipes. While this is a positive thing, it’s important not to go overboard and restrict ourselves just because it’s January. One of my favorite tips when making lifestyle changes is…

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Is it really that time of year?! The time to start planning our menus and all of the festivities that surround the holidays. I LOVE it, I just can’t believe we are finally here! Food is obviously a large part of holiday festivities and I’m always excited to make dishes for my family that they…

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Sometimes I’m in the mood for an easy, cheesy family favorite casserole, and this chicken enchilada one is always on my radar! It can be made in advance, is perfect for leftovers and is also easily customizable. So, are you in? This version calls for layered whole wheat tortillas with chicken, pinto beans, peppers, sweet…

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Most of us are looking for fun ways to serve veggies to the kiddos (and even the adults!), so look no further than these broccoli tots! The base of these veggie-loaded bite-sized snacks is… broccoli and they’re enhanced with garlic and onion powders and cheddar cheese to make for a real savory treat. Not only…

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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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How do you like your chicken wings? Maybe it’s crispy and slathered in buffalo sauce, boneless with honey barbeque or perhaps grilled with a sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce? (It’s also okay if you say all of the above.) I have to say, I am a pretty big fan of the grilled version with this…

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Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday? I’m one of Taco Tuesday’s biggest fans because each week I can make tacos with a completely different filling, shell and toppings and never, ever get bored. This week I’m sharing two of the regulars on my menu, Chicken Tinga Tacos and Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos. Whether you like…

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Ready to fire up the grill? With the warmer weather arriving, I’ve been spending a lot of time creating delicious grilled recipes and this rosemary flank steak is one of my latest favorites! I’m a huge fan of flank steak because it’s lean, but also tender and juicy (also one of the reasons I love…

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Raise your hand if you LOVE spicy chicken sandwiches?! I am definitely a fan, so I thought it’d be fun to make a healthier, lighter version at home that is PACKED with flavor (and heat!). To make breaded chicken, I like to follow the “standard breading procedure” I learned in culinary school because it makes…

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I’m not sure there’s a simpler or more delicious side dish than crispy baked sweet potato wedges with a spicy dipping sauce. And, I am certain this is one of the funnest ways to eat nutrient-packed sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are filled with vitamin A and C, potassium, B vitamins and vitamin E. They are…

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