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Susan Arthur
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MA, Counseling Psychology

Baked Eggs In Avocados

Baked Eggs In Avocados
Avocados are a great healthy fat and their trendiness isn't going anywhere anytime soon! Try this easy breakfast for a protein packed, healthy fat breakfast. Try adding a complex carbohydrate like sweet potatoes for a well rounded meal. Ingredients: ​ 2 ripe avocados 4 fresh eggs salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chopped chives, cilantro, ...
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Greek Yogurt Slaw

Greek Yogurt Slaw
Try subbing Greek yogurt for the traditional mayo in this light and refreshing summer coleslaw recipe. INGREDIENTS:   ​4 cups of shredded cabbage - use a mixture of green and purple for more color. 1 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup thin sliced green onion 1/2 cup corn kernels 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp. warm hon...
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Herb Vinaigrette Potato Salad - Mayo Free

Herb Vinaigrette Potato Salad - Mayo Free
Ingredients: 5 lbs baby red potatoes ​ 3 hard boiled eggs - diced​ 1/4 cup minced red onion Herb Vinaigrette: 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp diced fresh rosemary 1 tbsp diced fresh thyme 2 tbsp diced fresh flat leaf parsley ¼ cup diced fresh chives 2 tbsp stone ground mustard 1 tbsp honey ¼ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup olive oil salt and pe...
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Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats
​Overnight oats have been a big hit the last couple of years simply because A) they are delicious and B) they are incredibly easy to make! These banana cinnamon overnight oats only require a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Mix everything up before you go to bed and in the morning you will have a tasty, nut...
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Healthy Green Eggs & Ham!

Healthy Green Eggs & Ham!
If you've ever wondered what the green stuff is in Dr. Suess's famous green eggs and ham, I'm about to tell you and guess what? No, it's not food coloring, it's healthy pesto sauce! Try this easy recipe with the kiddos that the whole family can enjoy. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Ingredients: ​2 large eggs 2 large egg w...
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Berry Kale Salad With Strawberry Dressing

Berry Kale Salad With Strawberry Dressing
The sweetness from the berries and strawberry dressing coat this kale salad in creamy goodness and mask any bitterness! Berry Kale Salad With Strawberry Dressing Ingredients: ​ 2 cups chopped kale ​ 1½ cups of chopped strawberries divided ​ 1 cup of blueberries ​ 1 cup of blackberries ​ ¼ cup of sliced almonds ​ ¼ cup of crumbled feta ​ 1/3 cup of ...
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Roasted Asparagus With Ginger Sesame Dressing

Roasted Asparagus With Ginger Sesame Dressing
This asparagus recipe is bursting with Asian flavor and it is so easy to make! The whole family is sure to love it. Roasted Asparagus with Ginger Sesame Dressing  Ingredients: ​ 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed ​ 2 TBS olive oil ​ ¼ tsp salt ​ 1 pinch pepper Dressing: ​ 1 whole green onion, chopped ​ 1 clove garlic, minced ​ 1 piece fresh ginger...
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Deciphering Food Labels - What's Really Good For You Part 1

Deciphering Food Labels - What's Really Good For You Part 1
The other day I bought a bag of potato chips. I know, not the best snack choice but the bag had multiple labels on the front indicating that they were probably a healthy choice. The label included, made with olive oil, vegan, non-GMO, gluten free, only 140 calories per serving . Wow – with those kinds of credentials they must be good for you –...
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Green Bean Almondine

Green Bean Almondine
Green Bean Almondine is such a simple yet elegant dish. Impress your guests with this side dish filled with fresh green beans and nutrient dense almonds. This recipe is spiced up with the addition of sliced red pepper! Adults and kids alike are sure to enjoy. Green Bean Almondine Ingredients: ​ 1 LB of fresh green beans (I prefer Haricots they are ...
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Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sticks

Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sticks
​These Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sticks only require a few ingredients and make a spectacular looking dish for any table. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. ​Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sticks  ​ Apples-select apples that are firm  Chopped nuts - 1 TBS per apple  Brown Sugar - ...
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Krispy Kale

Krispy Kale
​Kale is a great super-food, however, it can be a bit bitter if not cooked properly. These Krispy (Crispy) Kale chips are simple and delicious. Feel free to add other spices such as cumin, or chili powder for more of a kick! Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. Krispy Kale ​ 4 Cups of fresh Kale leaves torn into edible pieces (don't mak...
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Everything Muffins

Everything Muffins
These Everything Muffins really do have a little bit of everything in them...Which is why they are so good for you! We hope you enjoy this recipe and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We love hearing from you! Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. ​Everything Muffins ​ 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour (you can substitute ...
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Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs
​This recipe for Fruit Kabobs is a great kid friendly, kid approved snack! This is also a fun and really easy snack to eat outdoors and take on a picnic.  For a really pretty presentation add some fresh Basil or Mint leaves in between some of the fruits.  Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. ​Fruit Kabobs ​ 4 cups of mixe...
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Greek Cauliflower Salad

Greek Cauliflower Salad
​Salads are a great spring and summer time meal. This easy Greek Cauliflower Salad is sure to please everyone at the table. Even picky eaters! Prior to serving add the feta cheese. This dish may be served at room temp or chilled allowing ingredients to marinate in oil and lemon juice. Let us know what you think in the comments section below! A...
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Cucumber, Radish and Carrot Salad

Cucumber, Radish and Carrot Salad
A colorful, delicious salad that is super easy to make and kid approved! We love hearing from you so let us know what you think in the comments section below. Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. ​Cucumber, Radish and Carrot Salad ​ 1 large cucumber-peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced thin crosswise  1 cup of thinly sliced radi...
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Rainbow Salad

Rainbow Salad
This is a salad that you create using the colors of the rainbow and pair with your favorite healthy dressing. Kids love the process of making this salad just as much as they enjoy eating it. Using as many colors of the rainbow as you can, create your own unique Rainbow Salad. You can use the same color multiple times. Go through a farmers mark...
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Thai Cabbage Salad

Thai Cabbage Salad
If you love unique flavors mixed with fresh produce then you will love this Thai Cabbage Salad. It's easy, it's delicious and it's healthy! Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. ​Thai Cabbage Salad ​1/3 cup of safflower or other vegetable oil  1/3 cup of white ...
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Fresh Fruit Salad with Banana Yogurt Dressing

Fresh Fruit Salad with Banana Yogurt Dressing
This easy fruit salad is a hit with all the kiddos! Simply choose your favorite fresh fruits and cover in a silky, creamy fresh banana yogurt dressing! Comment below to let us know what you think. Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. ​ Fresh Fruit Salad with Banana Yogurt Dressing  ​4 Cups of mixed fresh fruit (berries, melons, pineappl...
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