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: Make-Ahead Oatmeal, a Healthy Morning Treat

Oatmeal has a mixed reputation. A 2008 survey found that Americans consider it the 4th most healthful food, coming in after whole grains, broccoli and bananas. But even with this wholesome reputation, it can be hard to find true oatmeal enthusiasts. Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the …

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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: Thai Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes get a bad rap. The carb-phobic among us see the words “sweet” and “potato” and run the other direction. In reality, sweet potatoes are a great addition to a healthy diet. Despite their natural sweetness, they are lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes; which means that …

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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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Monday Meals: Chicken Gyro Salad

We are always on the lookout for a new summer salad, especially one that keeps the kitchen cool. Smitten Kitchen wins the prize this week with a vibrant Chicken Gyro Salad, featuring fresh veggies, grilled chicken and a delicious tzatziki dressing. Serve it with soft pitas for trapping every last …

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Monday Meals: Turn off the Heat, No-Cook Meals

Can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen? No way! Rising temperatures inspire us to make meal prep simple and cool. Skip the oven and even the grill; serve up delicious and healthy meals that feature raw or precooked elements and stay chill. We’re not the only ones trying …

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Monday Meals: Make a Mid-Week Fiesta with Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are the perfect mid-week, pick-me-up meal. Something about assembling your custom plate, choosing from the bright toppings and spicy garnishes, treating yourself to an extra slice of creamy avocado – it feels like a little party. When you chose grilled or baked fish as your star, you get …

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