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EASY Meatless Mains | Dinner Made Easy

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Mushroom Barley Risotto
2 cups mushrooms, chopped
2 cups leeks, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp thyme
1 cup pearl barley
½ cup white wine (optional)
4 cups mushroom broth (or vegetable broth)
2 tbsp butter
½ cup parmesan, grated (optional)
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add leeks and mushrooms and cook until leeks have softened and mushrooms begin to brown. Add garlic, thyme and barley and cook until fragrant. If using, add white wine to deglaze pan. Add broth and stir. Cover saucepan and simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until barley is cooked through and most of the liquid is absorbed. Add parmesan and parsley and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy!

Veggie Stuffed Pepper Casserole
3 bell peppers, chopped
2 zucchini, finely diced
2 cups rice, cooked
2 cups diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
2 tbsp sundried tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
1 tbsp Greek seasoning
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 cup feta, crumbled
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Add peppers and zucchini and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in rice and diced tomatoes. Add garlic, olives, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and Greek seasoning. Cook until fragrant. Transfer mixture to an oven safe baking dish. Top with parsley and crumbled feta and bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes.
Enjoy!

*If cooking from frozen, add another 15-20 minutes to the cooking time. If cheese is browning too quickly, cover with aluminum foil. If possible, to reduce cooking time, allow to completely thaw before baking.

Chickpea Masala
1 red onion, sliced
1 red pepper, chopped
1-2 chilis, chopped (depending on your heat preference)
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 tsp ginger, chopped
1 bunch cilantro
½ tsp cumin
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp ground almonds
2 cups diced tomatoes
½ cup vegetable broth
1 cup coconut milk
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup spinach, chopped
Lemon for garnish
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add red onion and red pepper and cook until they have softened and begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chili and cilantro stalks. Cook until fragrant. Add spices and ground almonds and cook for another 30 seconds, or until spices become fragrant. Add tomatoes, broth and coconut milk. Using an immersion blender, purée sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add chickpeas and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Garnish with cilantro leaves and lemon wedges.
Enjoy!

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5 Healthy Breakfast Wraps | Back-to-School 2017

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Yogurt, Honey, Blueberry, Raspberry Granola
1 whole wheat tortilla
3 tbsp greek yogurt
Honey to taste (optional)
¼ cup blueberries
¼ cup raspberries
¼ cup granola

Coconut yogurt, Pineapple, Mango, Granola
1 whole wheat tortilla
3 tbsp coconut yogurt
¼ cup pineapple, diced
¼ cup mango, diced
⅛ cup cashews, chopped
2 tbsp coconut chips

PB, Strawberry Jam, Strawberries, Granola
1 whole wheat tortilla
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp strawberry jam
½ cup strawberries, quartered
¼ cup honey nut cereal

Apple, Almond Butter, Cranberries, Granola
1 whole wheat tortilla
2 tbsp almond butter
1 apple, diced
⅛ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup granola

Nutella, Banana, Granola
1 whole wheat tortilla
1 tbsp nutella
1 tbsp mascarpone
1 banana, sliced
¼ cup granola

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5 Healthy Soup Cups | Back-to-School 2017


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Chicken Base
Veggie Base
Miso Base

Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup
1-2 tsp vegetable or chicken base
½ cup chicken, cooked and shredded
½ cup spinach, chopped
½ cup cauliflower rice
¼ cup frozen peas and carrots
1 tsp dill, chopped

Tortellini Soup
1-2 tsp vegetable or chicken base
1 tbsp tomato sauce
½ cup kale, chopped
1 cup fresh tortellini
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp basil, chopped
Red pepper flakes to taste

Shiitake Miso Soup
1 tbsp miso paste
1 tsp chicken or vegetable base (optional)
½ cup vermicelli noodles
¼ cup broccoli, finely chopped
¼ cup carrots, shredded
⅛ cup water chestnuts, sliced
½ cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
½ tsp ginger, freshly grated
1 tbsp green onion, sliced

Black Bean and Corn Soup
1-2 tsp chicken or vegetable base
1 tbsp salsa
¼ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup chicken, cooked and shredded
¼ cup corn kernels
1 tsp cilantro, chopped

Pesto Chicken
1-2 tsp chicken or vegetable base
2 tsp pesto
½ cup chicken
1 cup zucchini noodles
¼ cup roasted red pepper, diced

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5 Healthy Pita Pizzas | Back-to-School 2017

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BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza
1 whole wheat pita
1-2 tbsp barbecue sauce
½ cup chicken, cooked and cubed
¼ cup pineapple, diced
⅛ cup red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional)
½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cilantro for garnish

Assemble pizza by spreading a thin layer of barbecue sauce over pita. Top with chicken, pineapple, red onion, jalapeno and mozzarella. Bake at 375ºF for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pita is lightly toasted. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.
Enjoy!

Pesto Pita Pizza
1 whole wheat pita
1-2 tbsp pesto https://youtu.be/FdOTR2YtiN4?t=3m1s
⅛ salami, sliced
1 tomato, thinly sliced
½ cup mozzarella, shredded
⅛ tsp chili flakes (optional)

Assemble pizza by spreading pesto over the pita. Top with salami, tomato slices and mozzarella and bake at 375ºF for 8-10 minutes. Garnish with chili flakes.
Enjoy!

Tuna Melt Pita Pizza
1 whole wheat pita
1 cup baby spinach, chopped
1 can tuna, drained and flaked
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp dill, chopped
¼ cup celery, finely diced
1 tbsp green onion, chopped
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

In a medium bowl, mix together tuna, mayonnaise, dill, celery and green onion. Set aside. Assemble pizza by topping pita with spinach. Top with tuna salad and sprinkle over cheddar cheese. Bake at 375ºF for 8-10 minutes. Garnish with green onion.
Enjoy!

Mediterranean Pita Pizza
1 whole wheat pita
¼ cup hummus
1 tbsp kalamata olives, chopped
1 tbsp artichoke hearts, chopped
1 tbsp roasted red pepper, chopped
1 tsp Greek seasoning
¼ cup feta  crumbled
Parsley for garnish

To assemble pizza, spread a layer of hummus over the pita and top with olives, artichokes, roasted red peppers and Greek seasoning. Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 375ºF for 8-10 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
Enjoy!

Turk-Cran-Brie Pita Pizza
1 whole wheat pita
2 tbsp cranberry sauce
3-4 slices oven roasted turkey breast
4-5 Brie slices
⅛ tsp thyme leaves

Assemble pizza by topping pita with cranberry sauce, turkey breast and Brie slices. Bake at 375ºF for 8-10 minutes. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves.
Enjoy!

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5 Healthy Lettuce Wraps | Back-To-School 2017

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Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap
3-5 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaves
1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
1 avocado, sliced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3 bacon slice, cooked and chopped
1 tbsp ranch dressing

Vegetarian Lettuce Wrap
1 cup extra firm tofu, crumbled
½ cup cremini mushrooms, finely diced
¼ cup onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp ginger, freshly grated
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili flakes
oil

Toppings:
3 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaves
⅛ cup green onion, sliced
¼ cup carrot, shredded
Sesame seeds for garnish

In a large pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onions and mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until onions soften. Add tofu and cook for another 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant. Add hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and chili flakes. Mix well. To assemble wraps, spoon tofu mixture into the lettuce leaves and top with carrot, green onion and sesame seeds.
Enjoy!

Mango Shrimp Wrap
3-5 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaves
1 cup cooked shrimp, peeled and chopped
¾ cup mango, diced
1 chili, minced
¼ cup cucumber, finely diced
¼ cup red onion, finely diced
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste

Top lettuce leaves with shrimp, mango, cucumber, red onion. Garnish with chili, cilantro and fresh lime juice.
Enjoy!

Apple Pecan Chicken Wraps
Filling:
½ cup greek yogurt
1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp honey (optional)
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 apple, diced

Toppings:
3-5 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaves
¼ cup pecans, chopped
¼ cup dried cranberries

In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, rosemary, dijon and honey. Add chicken and apples, and mix well. Assemble wraps by filling lettuce leaves with chicken mixture. Top with pecans and cranberries.
Enjoy!

Taco Wraps
Filling:
1lb ground turkey
½ cup onion, finely diced
1 red pepper, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp taco seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
oil

Toppings:
3-5 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaf
2 tbsp sour cream
¼ cup cheddar, shredded
Cilantro for garnish

In a large pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion, red pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add turkey and continue to cook until everything is cooked through. Add garlic, taco seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another minute or until garlic is fragrant. Assemble tacos by filling lettuce leaves with taco mixture. Top with sour cream and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle over cilantro.
Enjoy!

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5 Healthy MEAL PREP Ideas | Back-To-School 2017

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Menu 1
Turkey Meatballs
1lb ground turkey
½ cup green onions, chopped
½-1 cup panko breadcrumbs
½ cup crushed pineapple
1 egg
2 tbsp Sriracha
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, reserving 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce. Using hands, shape meatballs & place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375ºF for 25-30 min, or until golden & cooked through. Glaze with remaining hoisin sauce

Red Cabbage & Carrot Slaw
1 small red cabbage, shredded
4 carrots, julienned or shredded
½ red onion, diced
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
Salt & pepper

In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrots & onion. Season with oil, vinegar, honey & salt & pepper

Brown rice
Lime & Cilantro garnish

Menu 2
Fajita Chicken
2 red bell pepper, sliced
2 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp dried oregano
Salt & pepper
Oil

In a small bowl, whisk together spices & set aside. In a large pan over med-high heat, add peppers, onion & chicken. Season with spices. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn kernels, cooked
1 red pepper, diced
½ red onion, diced
1 lime, zest and juice
1 tsp chili powder
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper

Cilantro Lime Rice
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, minced
2 limes, zest and juice
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper

In a medium saucepan, bring rice, water & garlic to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce to low, cover & simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat & let rest, covered, for 5 min. Stir in lime juice & cilantro.

Menu 3
Greek Chicken
4 chicken breasts
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt & pepper

Place chicken on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. Season with lemon zest & juice, garlic powder, oregano, & salt & pepper. Bake at 375ºF for 15-20 min, or until chicken is cooked through

Cucumber & Tomatoes with Feta
2 cups cucumber, diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup feta, crumbled
2 tbsp dill, chopped
1 tsp greek seasoning
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt & pepper

Tzatziki
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cucumber
1-2 garlic cloves, grated
½ lemon, zest and juice
¼ cup dill, chopped
Salt & pepper

Peel, seed & grate cucumber. Using a clean kitchen towel, squeeze out excess water. In a med bowl, combine greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon zest & juice, dill & salt & pepper

Cooked Quinoa

Menu 4
Lemon Dill Salmon
4 6oz salmon fillets
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp dill, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste.
1 lemon, sliced (with rind on)

Season salmon with dill & salt and pepper to taste. Place on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet & top with lemon slices. Bake at 375ºF for 10-12 min, or until salmon is cooked through.

Steamed Broccoli & Asparagus
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed & cut into thirds
1 broccoli crown, cut into florets

Heat 1 inch of water in a large pot. Combine veggies in a steamer basket. Steam for 5-7 min or until vegetables turn bright green but still retain some of their crispness. Run under cool water to prevent further cooking

White Rice with Parsley
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, grated
Salt & pepper
¼ cup parsley, chopped
½ lemon, juiced

In a med saucepan, bring rice & water to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce to low, cover & simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat and let rest, covered, for 5 min. Stir in garlic, parsley & lemon juice. Season with salt & pepper

Menu 5
Garlic Shrimp
1lb shrimp, peeled
3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp chili flakes (optional)
Salt & pepper
oil

In a large skillet over med-high heat add oil. Add shrimp & cook for 2-3 min. Add garlic & season with salt & pepper to taste. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until shrimp is cooked through.

Green Beans
2 lbs green beans, tips removed

In a large pot with 1 inch of water & a steamer basket, bring to a boil. Add beans to basket and cover. Cook for 5-7 min, or until beans are cooked to your liking. Run under cold water to stop cooking

Chinese Fried Quinoa
2 cups quinoa, cooked
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
2 eggs, beaten (optional)
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
oil

In a large wok or skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add onion & carrots & cook for 3-4 min. Add peas, carrots & garlic & cook for another min. Push veggies to one side of the pan and scramble eggs on the opposite side. Once eggs are cooked, add quinoa and mix. Season with soy sauce. Cook for another min.

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5 Healthy Lunch Bowls | Back-To-School 2017

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Shrimp & Asparagus Bowl
Calories: 385
2 cups mixed greens
1 cup steamed asparagus, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
1 avocado, sliced
¾ cup chili shrimp, cooked
1 lemon wedge

Vegan Banh Mi Bowl
Calories: 341
1 cup brown rice, cooked
½ cup red cabbage, shredded
2 carrot, julienned
3 radish, finely sliced
4oz grilled tofu
1 tbsp ginger dressing
1 green onion, chopped
Chili slices for garnish

Buffalo Chicken Salad Bowl
Calories: 454
2 cups romaine, chopped
1 carrot, sliced into coins
1 celery stalk, sliced
¾ cup buffalo chicken, cooked and shredded
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1 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled

Mediterranean Couscous Bowl
Calories: 498
2 cups couscous, cooked
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup cucumber, diced
¼ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
¼ cup roasted red peppers, sliced
1 tbsp Italian dressing
Parsley for garnish

Philly Cheese Bowl
Calories: 590
1 cup rice, cooked
½ cup mushrooms, quartered and roasted
½ cup green pepper, diced and roasted
¼ cup red onion, cooked and sliced
¼ cup provolone cheese, shredded
3oz steak, cooked and sliced
1 tbsp steak sauce

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EASY Blueberry Lemon Muffins | Tastes of Summer

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 plain yogurt
1 ½ cup buttermilk
1 egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 cup blueberries

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, buttermilk, egg, oil and lemon zest & juice. Fold in dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir in blueberries. Divide mixture up into a lined muffin tin. Bake at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean.

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Healthy No-Bake Energy Bites | 3 Delicious Ways

Energy Bite Base
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

Peanut Butter Chocolate
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
½ cup peanut butter
3 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ cup peanuts

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Roll dough out into 1 inch balls.

Orange Cranberry
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
⅓ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 orange, zested
½ tsp cinnamon

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Roll dough out into 1 inch balls.

Lemon Blueberry
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
½ cup dried blueberries
1 lemon, zested

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Roll dough out into 1 inch balls.

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5 *NEW* Lemonade Recipes!

Classic Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
4 cups water

Hibiscus Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
4 cups brewed and chilled hibiscus tea

Orange and Thyme Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
½ cup white sugar
½ cup water
2-3 thyme sprigs
3 cups water

Raspberry Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup raspberries
¾-1 cup white sugar
½ cup water
4 cups water

Peach Basil Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup peach juice or nectar
½ cup white sugar
½ cup water
4 cups sparkling water

Honey Cayenne Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup honey
½ cup water
4 cups water
Cayenne pepper to taste

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