Monday Meals: 20 Minute Black Bean Burgers

If you are looking for a quick and delicious way to pack lots of veggies and fiber into a meal consider the fresh-but-familiar black bean burger. Some vegitarian burger recipes are more complicated than a 5 course meal, but 20-Minute Black Bean Burgers from Cooking Light are truly a healthy …

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Monday meals: Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chorizo

Who doesn’t love coming home in the evening to a kitchen filled with the smells of dinner cooking? Your slow cooker is the secret to healthy meals that are waiting for you. Planning ahead insures that end-of-the-day exhaustion won’t result in a meal of frozen pizza or regretful take-out. Spice up …

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Monday Meals: Acorn Squash with Kale and Sausage

Fall is here and the markets are overflowing with avalanches of beautiful squash. Take advantage of the bounty and get a quick dinner on the table with stuffed squash. This is a great opportunity to use up leftover grains, proteins and cheeses, dice it up, fill a roasted squash half …

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Monday Meals: Autumn Glow Salad

Cooking Light brings us this fall salad extravaganza. Loaded with protein, fiber and flavor, this recipe takes advantage of the bounty of squash and cool weather greens. Cumin warms up and rounds out a satisfying, savory plate. Lentils are among the most humble and nutritious pantry items you could find. …

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Monday Meals: Mushroom-Spinach Soup With Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin

Autumn is soup time. Warm, hearty and nourishing, soups are the perfect antidote to the cooler days. And they make the kitchen smell great! This recipe for Mushroom-Spinach Soup With Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin from New York Times Cooking is robust and satisfying, while still simple enough for a weeknight meal. It is …

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Monday Meals: Chicken White Bean Chili

Looking for a satisfying dinner with a great time saving shortcut? Basing a soup on a grocery store rotisserie chicken gets dinner on the table fast. This recipe for Chicken White Bean Chili from Fannetastic Food, the work of a D.C. area Registered Dietitian and blogger, is a fantastic combo of …

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Monday meals: Pumpkin Seeds Sweet and Spicy

Autumn is here! Take a break from the Pumpkin Spice lattes, muffins, yogurts, cheesecakes, room sprays, candles, and body washes to roast up some real pumpkin flavor. Roasting pumpkin seeds could not be simpler, starting with store-bought seeds with no shells or with fresh seeds straight from your jack-o-lantern. Pumpkin …

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Monday Meals: Big Avocado Toast Inspiration

Whether you are new to the avocado toast trend or the tasty stack is an old favorite, some fresh ideas for topping your toast are always welcome. Avacados are unique fruits. Their creamy texture is a result of a very high fat content.  That fat however, is the heart-healthy monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid. …

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Monday Meals: Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Spicy Chipotle Romesco Sauce

I think it is safe to say that roasted cauliflower is here to stay. Once the crunchy space-filler on the crudités platter, cauliflower is enjoying the spotlight as the versatile, fiber-filled, anti-inflammatory superstar that it is. We have featured several inspired cauliflower dishes in the past, check out Monday Meals: …

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Monday Meals: Apple and Raisin Oat Bars

Perfect to toss in a backpack, for a hike or a school day mini-meal, homemade snack bars pack a lot of convenience and wholesome nutrition into one small bundle. Making your own allows you to control the sugar and tailor the flavors to you liking. There is plenty of room …

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