Monday Meals: Healthy Carrot Muffin

If you are looking for a quick, delicious morning meal that is more breakfast than dessert consider this wholesome handful. Carrots, walnuts and raisins provide a satisfying density. Spices give them a warm zing and whole wheat flour ups the fiber. Enjoy these muffins as a grab-and-go breakfast, after school snack, or …

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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: 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: 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: 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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