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Susan Arthur
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MA, Counseling Psychology

Snap Pea Salad With Buffalo Mozzarella

Snap Pea Salad With Buffalo Mozzarella
​Ingredients​8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed, strings removed​4 cups arugula, thick stems trimmed​1/4 cup fresh basil leaves plus more for serving​1/4 cup fresh mint leaves plus more for serving​3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil​2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice​Sea Salt​1 pound fresh buffalo mozzarellaPreparation1. Cut pea pods in hal...
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Fresh Marinated Garlic Tomatoes

Fresh Marinated Garlic Tomatoes
These fresh tomatoes are slightly roasted, then marinated in oil, garlic, honey and vinegar! Delicious served on a crostini with goat cheese and olives. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!Fresh Marinated Garlic TomatoesIngredients:​4 cups of cherry tomatoes​3 tbs olive oil divided​¼ tsp salt​1 tbs balsamic ...
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Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce
A simple side dish that's bursting with lemon flavor. Perfect for a spring dinner, lunch or even breakfast!​Roasted Asparagus With Dijon-Lemon SauceIngredients:​1-2 lbs of asparagus trimmed​4 tsp of olive oil, divided​½ tsp of salt​2 garlic cloves minced​1 tsp grated lemon zest​2 tbs fresh lemon juice​½ tsp Dijon musta...
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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 DressingIngredients:​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 plain Greek yogu...
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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 pepperDressing:​1 whole green onion, chopped​1 clove garlic, minced​1 piece fresh ginger thumb size, minc...
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French Green Bean Salad With Pears

French Green Bean Salad With Pears
This is a refreshing spring salad with matchstick pears and tons of fresh herbs! Let us know what you think in the comments below.French Green Bean Salad With PearsIngredients:​3lbs Haricot Verts green beans​1/2 cup of olive oil​3 TBS of Sherry wine vinegar​6 TBS chopped fresh chives​6 TBS chopped fresh parsley​6 TBS minced fresh shallots​1 cu...
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Chicken Monaco Pasta Salad

Chicken Monaco Pasta Salad
Pasta salad has always been a staple inspiring and summer time dish 1, because it is so easy to whip together for a large crowd and 2, because it is so darn delicious! This pasta salad combines the fresh flavors of western Europe to create a beautiful, healthy and tasty dish!​Chicken Monaco Pasta SaladIngredients:​1 lb boneless, skinless chick...
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Fajita Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

Fajita Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers
Bell peppers make the perfect "shell" for this fajita chicken! They are a lower carbohydrate, gluten-free alternative when you are craving Mexican food but don't want the heavy, greasy stuff. We hope you all enjoy!Fajita Chicken Stuffed Bell PeppersIngredients:​1 lb diced skinless boneless chicken (thighs or breast)​2 TBS olive oil​1 clov...
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Crispy Roasted Mushrooms

Crispy Roasted Mushrooms
​These Crispy Roasted Mushrooms are so much better than the soggy sauteed ones! Try these out as a side dish alone or add to another salad for a crispy crunch and earthy taste. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!​Crispy Roasted MushroomsIngredients:​1 LB of assorted mushrooms (such as Oyster, Shiitake, Cremini)​1 LB ...
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Minted Beets

Minted Beets
Roasted, Minted Beets are a delicious way to enjoy the lovely root vegetable that is beets! This simple recipe is super easy to throw together and is sure to impress the entire table. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!Minted BeetsIngredients:​2 LBS of beets trimmed​1 head of red leaf lettuce for lining platter​1 TBS of rice v...
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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 AlmondineIngredients:​1 LB of fresh green beans (I prefer Haricots they are more...
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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetables
These Roasted Winter Vegetables are a great way to enjoy all of the wonderful vegetables that are in season. We love hearing from you so let us know what you think in the comments section below.​Roasted Winter VegetablesIngredients:​4 large beets, peeled and cut into ½ inch wedges​1 pound of turnips, peeled and cut in ½ inch wedges​2 pounds of red-...
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Date Fudge

Date Fudge
Dates make the perfect base for this delicious Date Fudge recipe. Sweet, chocolaty and ever so easy! Let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Date Fudge 14 oz. (about 17) pitted medjool dates ½ cup of almond butter ¼ cup of coconut oil 3 TBS. good quality cacao powder&nb...
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Pear and Berry Crisp with Lavender

Pear and Berry Crisp with Lavender
​The addition of lavender buds to this recipe elevates this crisp to a whole new level! We think you'll enjoy this heart, healthy dessert the whole family will love.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Pear and Berry Crisp with Lavender Filling: 1 cup of fresh blackberries 1 cup of fresh raspberries 3 TBS. of brown sugar&...
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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 - 1 TSP ...
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Fig and Nut Bars

Fig and Nut Bars
​Dried figs are what keep these nut bars held together. We love haring from you so let us know what you think in the comments section below!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Fig and Nut Bars ​1 cup of chopped dried figs 1 cup of raw almonds ½ cup of raw walnuts ½ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut ½ TSP ground ci...
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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 make th...
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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 a gl...
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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 mixed me...
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Nut and Fruit Trail Mix

Nut and Fruit Trail Mix
This Nut and Fruit Trail Mix is the perfect snack for one the go. Make a double bath so save for those days when you need to quickly grab a healthy snack for you and your family. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Let us know in the comments sections below.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Nut and Fruit Trail Mix ​3 cups...
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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!At...
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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 radishes&...
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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 wine...
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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, pineapple, p...
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Creamy Mushroom Dip

Creamy Mushroom Dip
This Creamy Mushroom Dip makes a tasty, easy side dish for the holidays. It can be served chilled or at room temperature on crusty crackers, toasted bread or raw vegetables. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Creamy Mushroom Dip​1 lb. of mushrooms (white or cremini) 1 TBS of olive oi...
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Sweet Potato and Apple Puree

Sweet Potato and Apple Puree
The mixture of sweet potatoes and apples makes this puree so delicious and so easy to make! This is a good recipe to have the kiddos help out with in the kitchen. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached is a printer friendly version for printing.​Sweet Potato and Apple Puree​2 lbs of sweet potatoes (or yams) 2-3 large gran...
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Herbed Green Olive Tapenade

Herbed Green Olive Tapenade
This Herbed Green Olive Tapenade is great served with crusty crackers or as part of an antipasto! We love hearing from you so please leave a comment in the section below to tell us what you think.A printer friendly version is attached for easy printing.​Herbed Green Olive Tapenade​2 cups of firmly packed pimiento-stuffed green olives (sliced crossw...
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Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce
​Cranberry sauce is a staple side dish during the holidays. Everyone loves it! This recipe, with the addition of orange is sure to impress the entire table. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!Attached below is a printer friendly PDF version of this recipe.​Cranberry Orange Sauce​1 lb of fresh cranberries1 cup of fresh orange j...
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Ginger Carrots

Ginger Carrots
These glazed Ginger Carrots make a great side dish for any festive meal! We encourage you to cook these simple and delicious recipes with your kids. Please give them a try and let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached below is a PDF version for east printing.Ginger Carrots​3-4 bunches of fresh baby carrots (true baby carrots...
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Greek Style Roasted Vegetables

Greek Style Roasted Vegetables
​We think you'll love these Greek style roasted veggies! It's a simple side dish where the fresh herbs shine! Please let us know what you think in the comments section below. We love hearing from you!Attached is a PDF version for printing.Greek Style Roasted Vegetables ​1 LB small red potatoes quartered 2 small eggplants cut into ½ inch h...
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Maple Glazed Beets and Carrots

Maple Glazed Beets and Carrots
​The beautiful fall colors of this side dish are a perfect fit for any Thanksgiving meal.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Maple Glazed Beets and Carrots​1 LB. of carrots cleaned and sliced about ¼ inch thick 1 LB. of beets cleaned and sliced about ¼ inch thick 2 TBS. coconut oil 1 TSP. whole fennel seeds crushed lightly 1-2...
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Cauliflower Tapenade

Cauliflower Tapenade
​Cauliflower Tapenade makes a great party dip. This version has the added nutrition from the secret ingredient...cauliflower! Please let us know if you've tried it and what you think!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Cauliflower Tapenade ​3 cups of Cauliflower florets 1 cup of Olive Oil 1 Cup pitted Green Olives 2 Green...
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
​This potato hash is made healthy by the substitution of white potatoes for sweet potatoes! You can also use Yams. The natural sweetness from the sweet potatoes pairs wonderfully with the salty breakfast sausage and the earthy green peppers. You can also bake some eggs on top for some added protein! Let us know what you think in the comme...
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Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini
These healthy stuffed zucchini boats are sure to please every member of the family!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Stuffed Zucchini ​1 cup of cooked rice or quinoa ​4 medium zucchini ​1 lb. of grass fed ground beef ​1 can of tomato sauce ​2 cups of chopped fresh spinach​½ cup sliced mushrooms ​½ onion d...
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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups
This Cashew Chick Lettuce Cup recipe is a delicious, healthy twist on your favorite Asian restaurant dishes. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Please let us know what you think in the comments section below!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups​3 TBS. of soy sauce 3 TBS. of honey 2 TBS. of peanut or canola oil...
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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup
​This butternut squash soup recipe is sure to warm you up! Please let us know what you think in the comments section. We love hearing from you! Attached is a PDF version of the recipe for easy printing.Butternut Squash Soup ​1 garlic clove chopped ½ of small onion diced 2 TBS. of olive oil 1 large butternut squash, peeled, ...
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GUILT FREE EATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Most of us are already thinking about holiday meals and how much delicious food is going to be in front us for the next couple of months. Between family celebrations, office parties, holiday dinners and the traditional goodies available only during this time of the year, it's almost impossible not to overeat and overindulge (and possibly put o...
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