Nutrition, Cooking, and Recipes

Baked Halibut with Leeks and Cherry Tomatoes

Baked Halibut with Leeks and Cherry Tomatoes

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My dear friend Liza Utter and her husband Tom has us over for dinner a few years ago, and Liza made us a main dish that was so incredible I simply could not believe my taste buds. She graciously gave me the recipe as soon as I asked for it — and now I’m giving it to you.

If you like fish and great flavor (that looks more complicated and fancy than it actually is), you are going to love this dinner!…

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Eat Your Veggies: Weekly Habit Practice

Eat Your Veggies: Weekly Habit Practice

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Eat Your Vegetables at Each Meal This Week

Simple Instructions:

  • Eat a serving of vegetables with your three main meals each day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • You do not have to eat a serving of vegetables with your snacks (but veggies do make good snacks, FYI).
  • Vegetables can be raw or cooked, mixed in or flying solo.
  • It doesn’t have to be complicated.
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    Mexi Slow Cooker Chicken with Cauliflower Tortillas

    Mexi Slow Cooker Chicken with Cauliflower Tortillas

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    I could eat Mexican food every day. The combination of savory meat and spices along with fresh hot tortillas always pleases my taste buds. And there’s no reason you can’t still satisfy yourself with those flavors in a healthier way.

    I’m also a fan of the slow cooker (or Crock-pot). Slow cooker meals are great for a busy schedule. I’ve been known to cook this chicken recipe overnight so I can just put some aside for dinner the following evening.…

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    Homemade Pesto

    Homemade Pesto: The Answer to Making Dinner in a Pinch

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    Having homemade pesto in the freezer at all times is a must in my home. It’s so easy to pull it out of the freezer when you need to make dinner in a pinch. It can dress up just about anything you have on hand and adds a wonderful flavor that keeps your food from being boring — all while being healthy and nutritious.…

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    Mexican Style Chicken Salad

    Mexican Style Chicken Salad

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    A lot of people think that eating clean means eating chicken breast, rice, and broccoli over and over. That certainly is a clean meal — but it is also really darn boring.

    Eating clean doesn’t mean you have to eat boring meals. There is so much potential variety in all the delicious vegetables and lean protein sources available to us, and so many different and healthy ways we can choose to combine and cook them.…

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    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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    Guilt-Free Dairy-Free Avocado Chocolate Pudding

    Guilt-Free Dairy-Free Avocado Chocolate Pudding

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    Everyone I serve this pudding to simply goes nuts. It is one of the easiest and most delicious treats to make and offers up healthy fats, antioxidants, and much more. This dish works for a treat at any time of day, and everyone seems to enjoy it — because we are talking chocolate pudding here.

    The best part about this recipe is you can modify it in so many ways.…

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    Puttanesca Sauce: An Easy Way to Dress Up Dinner

    Puttanesca Sauce: An Easy Way to Dress Up Dinner

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    Don’t you just love it when a few simple ingredients come together to give you an amazing burst of flavor? That’s how I feel about puttanesca sauce.

    With only about six ingredients (plus a few spices), you can create a meal that is incredibly flavorful, and perhaps best of all, it only takes a few minutes to put together. It’s the perfect meal for the family any night of the week, especially if you are starved for time or aren’t the biggest fan of cooking!…

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    The Truth About Dairy: What to Avoid, What's Okay, and Why

    The Truth About Dairy: What to Avoid, What’s Okay, and Why

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    Milk is marketed in a way that makes us all believe it is good for us. It has protein and is the “best” source of calcium, right? This marketing is so powerful that most people will be hard pressed to name any other food that contains moderate to high levels of calcium. I would go as far as to say that we are lead to believe that if we don’t consume dairy, then we will be calcium deficient.…

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    Whole Life Challenge Compliant Super Bowl Snacks

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    Watching the Super Bowl is only part of what makes the day great in America. Super Bowl snacking and the commercials are two additional reasons to participate in the day America watches the NFL like no other.

    But when participating in a Whole Life Challenge, “snacking” takes on a different meaning. Now, we’re talking about healthy snacking (and, yes, there is such a thing).…

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