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: Healthy Instant Pot Meals

Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon? The combination slow cooker/pressure cooker has legions of fans who credit it with getting homemade meals on the table fast. Pressure cookers have been around for a long time, but this multi-cooker has captured the hearts of modern home cooks in a …

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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: 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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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: Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad

As the seasons change and the days warm up, many of us are craving lighter, fresher flavors. Take advantage of this urge and the sudden availability of bunches of fresh asparagus to make this bright and easy meal. The technique of grilling the lemon adds complexity, depth and a little sweetness …

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Monday Meals – Benefits of Bitter Greens!

“Take the bitter with the sweet…” It’s more than just an old proverb, good advice to remind you that life is full of ups and downs. It’s also a directive from Mother Nature – and it’s speaking to your digestion!  From our earliest days as hunters and gatherers we knew …

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Breakfast Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

This recipe for Breakfast Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce from Naturally Ella might strike you as an ambitious breakfast undertaking. But preparing a few components ahead of time make this a completely achievable weekend indulgence. On the other hand, it could be your opportunity to take the Breakfast-for-Dinner game up to …

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Monday Meals: Veggie Quinoa Soup

It’s winter, it’s cold, it’s gray, it’s time to make a pot of soup. This comforting routine doesn’t have to break your healthy living resolutions. Soup is a great opportunity to double up on the veggies, and sneak in extra nutrition in the form of purees, healthy grains and nurishing …

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Monday Meals: Thai Green Chicken Soup

If winter sniffles and congestion are dragging you down, this soup may be the prescription you need. Ginger and green curry paste bring the congestion clearing heat and garlic may help to reduce the duration of cold symptoms. Increasing liquid consumption is always recommended during a cold, making a warm …

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