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Susan Arthur
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MA, Counseling Psychology

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 ...
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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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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 oliv...
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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 ...
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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 cr...
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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 cranberries 1 cup of fresh or...
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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 carr...
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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 i...
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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&nbs...
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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  ...
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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 comm...
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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  ​...
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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...
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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, p...
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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 ...
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