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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Monday Meals: Tahini-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad

Make the most of the late-summer vegetable bounty with this recipe for Tahini-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad. Tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh herbs are plentiful this time of year. Marinating your chicken in the tahini, herb, garlic and citrus dressing insures it moist and flavorful after grilling. Tahini is a paste made from …

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Monday Meals: Peach-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

An easy grilled meal doesn’t have to star hamburgers or hotdogs. This recipe for Peach-Glazed Pork Tenderloin is just as fast, but significantly more sophisticated. A grill pan on the stove top works great, but why heat up the kitchen and scrub a pan if you don’t have to? The …

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Monday Meals: Greek-Style Tuna Salad

This salad strikes me as the perfect weeknight summer meal. It simplifies my life in two ways: by featuring pantry staples and helping to use up all of the farmer’s market veggies that I have scooped up over the weekend. Lightly-dressed, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers form the vibrant base of …

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