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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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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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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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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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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Zucchini and summer squash are starting to pop up in the garden, and like most summers, they tend to take over, providing me with more squash than I can handle. So, I’m always looking for new and fun ways to use the veggie. Which is how this Summer Veggie Frittata was born. There are several…

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