All posts by Alma Schneider

Dairy Free Potato Corn Chowder

Dairy Free Potato Corn Chowder

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I belong to a local CSA, so each week I receive a lovely box of fresh produce. If you’re not familiar with the concept of CSA, or “community supported agriculture,” you may want to investigate the availability in your area. It’s a great way to get fresh, seasonal produce while also supporting your community. It’s also often a fun way to get to know new fruits and veggies!…

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Hazelnut Parsnip Soup

Hazelnut Parsnip Soup

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Winter soups are a fantastic way to feel satisfied and healthy without doing too much work. Unlike many healthy meals, they tend to garner fewer objections from the pickier members of your household. And if you live solo, they’re a great way to spend less time cooking and have plenty of leftovers to reheat.

Winter soups also provide a fantastic opportunity to do a little vegetable exploration.…

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Pumpkin Apple Curry with Shrimp

Pumpkin Apple Curry with Shrimp

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Nothing says “winter” better than pumpkin. It is delicious and nutritious, and can be blended with other ingredients to make a sumptuous meal — without all the processed carbs.

Pumpkin packs a punch when it comes to vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and plenty more. That means it could be good for everything from preventing cancer to preventing heart disease to keeping your skin free of wrinkles.…

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Shrimp, Sausage, and Mushroom Wild Rice Dinner

Shrimp, Sausage, and Mushroom Wild Rice Dinner

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As I always say, cooking for one is awesome because you can use more expensive ingredients and it won’t cost you a fortune. Eating shrimp always makes me feel pampered — although my wallet doesn’t necessarily enjoy it as much. But when you’re on your own, you can feel free to indulge!

To round out the flavors in this meal, I added chicken sausage, mushrooms, and wild rice.…

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Cheese-Free Saag Paneer: Spice Up Your Nutrition

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I love Indian food, but some of the dishes are just not compatible with my approach to healthy eating. Recently, I took my favorite Indian dish, saag paneer, and eliminated the non-compliant cheese. It came out great! I also swapped the traditional spinach for kale and it lost none of the delicious comfort of the original recipe.

If you’re a fan of Indian food (or even if you’re not!), give this simple recipe a try and spice up your nutrition!…

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Indian-Inspired Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa

Indian-Inspired Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa

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I’m always surprised when people don’t cook for themselves when they live alone or happen to be alone at night. I like to treat myself to a scrumptious meal when I’m alone, especially when I can put leftovers together quickly.

As fall is approaching, I highly recommend making your life easy and delicious by roasting vegetables and preparing grains ahead of time and storing them in the fridge in clear Tupperware or mason jars so you can see what’s in them.…

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Dairy-Free Creamless Mushroom Cream Sauce

Dairy-Free Creamless Mushroom Cream Sauce

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Just because we don’t eat cream on the Whole Life Challenge doesn’t mean we can’t find tasty substitutes. Instead, try making cream-like sauces with soaked cashews. In my opinion, it makes for a close second. I put this sauce on rice and it is crazy delicious!

Depending on which level you are playing, you can put this over white rice, brown rice, or sweet potato.…

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Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Simple and Spicy Pineapple Salsa

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For so many of us, cooking in the heat of summer can feel like a real chore, especially when you’re trying to keep it healthy. I suggest prepping as much in the way of fruit and vegetables as you can and storing them in the fridge for easy access to make your life simpler.

To make this pineapple salsa recipe all season long, you can store jalapeños in the freezer after you seed them, keep fresh limes on hand or even juice a bunch and freeze the juice in small amounts, and even make your life easy by using canned pineapple if you don’t have fresh.…

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Date Nut Scones

Date Nut Scones: A Tasty and Easy Ready-to-Go Treat

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So many of us struggle with making healthy changes to our diets because we miss the texture of bread, muffins, scones, and other bakery snacks. I am one of those people! I need a bread-y treat once in a while to satisfy me.

Being successful in a new healthy lifestyle is highly dependent on being prepared, so if you have healthy options ready to go, you’ll be more likely to stay the course and make decisions you can feel good about (physically and mentally).…

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fava bean dip recipe

Fabulous Fava Bean Dip Recipe

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It’s so important to have healthy snacks at the ready when we are trying to take care of our bodies. If we forget to prepare, it can mean we resort to the Oreos we bought for the kids or a handful of chips.

Set yourself up to succeed, and enjoy this simple and tasty fava bean dip that is protein packed and extremely satisfying.…

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Thai Butternut Squash Curry

Healthy Thai Butternut Squash Curry

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When I first started the Whole Life Challenge, I was concerned I would not get to eat my favorite Thai food — red and green coconut curry. But with just a few substitutions from the original recipe, anyone on the Lifestyle or Kickstart levels can enjoy this blend of sweet, tangy, and healthy ingredients without feeling like you’re bloated and doing wrong by your body.…

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Buttery Spiced Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken

Buttery Spiced Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken

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There is a lot of joy and satisfaction to be found in creating a recipe that not only is deemed healthy in the eyes of the three adults in the house — but also loved by all four of my kids. Who knew that gluten free could be so incredibly delicious? Try this chicken dish with a nice big salad with nuts, dried currants, olive oil, and lemon, as well as some steamed quinoa, and you will have the tastiest dinner of the week.…

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