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Healthy Latkes: Baked Not Fried

Baked Latkes

Try this nutritious twist on latkes: skip frying & try baking. Don’t worry, they will still be crispy… Latkes can be a wonderfully healthful snack any time of year — not just Hanukkah fare. This recipe uses egg whites instead of whole eggs and uses skin-on potatoes. The skin, which has more nutrients than the […]

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White Bean Hummus Dip

White Bean Hummus Dip

Great northern white beans are the creamiest beans around and a great alternative to chickpeas when making hummus.  Both types of beans are a wonderful source of plant based protein (over 14 grams in one cup of the white beans). One cup of white beans also contains over 12 grams of fiber (which is over […]

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Homemade No-Bake Granola Bars (Take 2): Walnut Raisin Almond Bars (gluten-free, dairy-free, oil/butter-free)

Homemade Granola Bars Take 2

I recently posted a recipe for homemade granola bars with chocolate chips and almond slivers.  They were decadent and delicious.  This recipe below is a slight variation on that one.  Instead of chocolate chips I used golden raisins and instead of almonds I used walnuts.  I also tried flax seeds instead of chia seeds just […]

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Classic Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Happy Labor Day! As everyone gears up for BBQs today, bring along (or serve) this healthy and crowd pleasing appetizer. Serve with these festive and patriotic Terra chips: Stripes and Blues Sea Salt Chips which include striped beets, sweet potatoes and blue potatoes, which create the patriotic red, white and blue mix. This hummus is […]

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Homemade No-Bake Granola Bars

Who knew making homemade, healthy granola bars could be so easy?  This recipe is the perfect, portable snack for kids or adults.  They are vegan and gluten-free and full of whole grains, heart-healthy almonds and chia seeds. Ingredients 1.5 cups gluten-free old fashioned oats 1 cup brown rice crisp cereal 1/2 cup raw, unsalted slivered […]

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Salsa Guacamole

This is the easiest guacamole you will ever make – just two ingredients plus a squeeze of fresh lime. I was in the mood for guacamole this weekend but didn’t have a lot of time to chop a bunch of ingredients, so I dumped some salsa onto chopped avocado and the rest is history.  Couldn’t […]

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No-Bake, Chia-Sunflower Seed Energy Bites

No-bake, chia and sunflower seed energy bites.

This is the perfect healthy snack! These energy bites feature the amazing chia seed which offers more heart-healthy omega-3s than flax seeds.  Plus, chia seeds contain calcium, magnesium, iron, protein and antioxidants. The energy bites are also loaded with sunflower seed butter – high in the antioxidant vitamin E which may lower the risk of […]

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie

Pumpkin Breakfast Coookie Healthy

A seasonal breakfast solution perfect for a cool fall morning!  Make the night before for a super portable breakfast or morning snack. Each cookie contains whole grains, heart-healthy walnuts, dried fruit and of course the nutritional powerhouse vegetable, pumpkin.  This cookie has it all!  Plus, it is gluten-free and completely vegan. When you see canned […]

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Mayo-Free Tuna Salad

Mayo Free Tuna Salad

A simple lunchtime solution that is healthy and incredibly creamy, rich and flavorful.  Instead of mayonnaise, I used ½ avocado pureed with some powerful flavors: shallot, garlic clove, sea salt and pepper.  That’s it! Serve it straight up, on top of a fresh salad or on whole grain toast or pita bread.  It can also […]

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Black Bean Dip Recipe

Black Bean Dip Recipe

Football season is in full swing!  This zesty dip is perfect for serving with raw veggies or chips on game day.  It can even be used as a healthy spread in place of mayo or meat for your sandwich or wrap. Health Benefits of Black Beans Beans are technically a mature form of legumes and […]

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Avocado Crostini with Pistachios

This recipe’s inspiration came from an appetizer at an excellent restaurant in downtown DC – Cork Restaurant & Wine Bar.  It combines four rich and satisfying ingredients that balance each other out well from both a taste and texture perspective.  It can be served as a unique appetizer or a healthy, high-fiber snack (or even […]

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Lighter Latkes: Baked Veggie Pancakes

Hanukkah is the “festival of lights” and is a holiday where oil has a special meaning.  Because of this, there are a lot of foods served with heavy oil for this Jewish holiday.  Instead of frying your latkes, try baking them with a minimal amount of oil to keep them healthy – they will still […]

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Gluten-Free Energy Bars

I’m a busy person with a ton of allergies… so allergy friendly recipes that provide on-the-go healthy energy is important.  This recipe is very flexible in terms of the type of nuts and other fun ingredients you can add to switch it up.  It is full of whole grains, healthy protein and naturally sweetened by […]

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Sugar n’ Spice Walnuts

Did someone say party food!?  This recipe is perfect for parties or festive occasions.  You and your friends will be totally addicted to these coated nuts! Ingredients 3 cups raw walnut halves, unsalted 1/8 cup raw honey 1 tsp allspice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Preparation Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line […]

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On the Go Trail Mix

Don’t let your energy levels dip or hunger strike you at an inopportune time.  Make homemade trail mix your healthy backup snack when you are en route or on the go. This week has been a travel week for me with six-hour flights and a lot of dining out at specific intervals.  What has saved […]

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Garlic Hummus

This healthy appetizer is always a crowd pleaser.  Serve with pita chips or fresh, crunchy veggies like carrots, radishes, celery, red peppers or cucumbers. Ingredients 2 15 oz. cans of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1-cup canola oil (the more you use the creamier the consistency) 5 garlic cloves and/or garlic powder 2 tbsp sesame tahini ½ […]

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