What does it mean to eat a balanced breakfast? In my book, I try to achieve balance by including protein, complex carbs and heart-healthy fats into one meal with an emphasis on food that are also packed with vitamins and minerals. In the case of today’s recipe, sweet potato breakfast hash, here is how it…

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I simply adore chicken salad. It’s simple to make, it’s refreshing and it can be served in so many different ways that it never, ever gets boring. In this fall-inspired version, I use walnuts or pecans, unsweetened dried cranberries, honeycrisp apples, celery and shredded rotisserie chicken. There are so many ways to use rotisserie chicken…

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It’s soup season! I mean, in my world, it’s always soup season, but if we were going to make something official, I think we can say October is PRIME soup season. I’ve been making all of my favorites: roasted vegetable, Moroccan lentil, chicken noodle, tomato basil and pasta e fagioli, and now I’ve added this…

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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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Gosh, I simply cannot think of a better way to celebrate the start of fall than this plant-based, spice-heavy lentil soup. Even if you’re a meat eater, I think you’ll enjoy a piping hot bowl of it… It all starts with delightful aromatics, like onion, carrot and garlic sauteed in olive oil. Then, we add…

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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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Cooking fish and seafood can often seem intimidating, but I’ve got a fool proof method for cooking THE BEST grilled scallops! They’re fast, easy and melt-in-your-mouth, so go ahead and read on for all my best scallop-cooking tips. Step 1 – If you’re using fresh scallops, remove them from the package and thoroughly dry them…

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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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