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Pot o’ Gold Stuffed Peppers

Bright, golden stuffed peppers brim with whole grain brown rice, lean turkey, and kid-friendly spices for a healthy and festive dinner. We’re gearing up for St. Paddy’s day!  We brought out the shamrock cookie cutter and we’re thinking about ways to go green for the season. And yes, we appreciate cute food. But on a lot of busy weeknights, to…

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Healthy Italian Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Try bacon and eggs for dinner in Italian spaghetti carbonara! This Italian dish is super quick and easy to make - it's done in just 20 minutes. Plus, we've made a few simple changes to help make this yummy dish good for you too! Growing up, spaghetti carbonara was a dinner we all loved. Though delicious, these simple parmesan, egg, and…

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Healthy Irish Chicken and Dumpling Soup Recipe

You'll feel lucky you found this healthier version of Irish chicken and dumpling soup - it's so hearty and delicious! We added extra veggies, cut out unnecessary fat, and made our dumplings out of whole wheat.   I first made Irish chicken and dumpling soup in college. I hosted a group of friends for dinner on St. Patrick's day -…

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Indian Spinach Curry for Kids Recipe

A veggie-filled mild and delicious curry perfect for kids! Indian spinach curry packs in the spinach but doesn't taste like it. Add in chickpeas or chicken for protein and serve with brown rice for a wholesome family meal that is anything but boring. Indian spinach curry is definitely one of my favorite meals of all time. It's wonderfully rich and creamy…

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Quinoa Coated Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Kids love chicken nuggets - and now you will love them too! These quinoa coated chicken nuggets are easy to make and full of whole food proteins - without the junk. Kids and adults love these crispy chicken nuggets. Quinoa coated chicken nuggets are a hit in my house. They're crunchy, golden, and tender. And easier to make than other breaded things I've made…

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Helpful Tips for Using Your Instant Pot

The amazing Instant Pot can be a bit intimidating when you’re first getting acquainted with it.  But fear not, because once you use it a couple of times and get more familiar with it, you’ll realize that you wouldn’t want to live without it.  Whether you’re just getting started with your Instant Pot or you’ve been pressure cooking for a…

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Chicken Breast Challenge: Ten Ways to Feed a Family with 1 Chicken Breast

Shift toward a plant-based style of eating with these ten meal ideas that use just one chicken breast for four people, rounded out with lots of veggies, legumes and whole grains. “Plant-Based” has become a buzzword lately, and we’re all about it. Not because we’re vegetarians (we’re not) but because we know that whole plant foods like vegetables, beans, fruits,…

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The Ultimate Guide for Making Any Crockpot Recipe in an Instant Pot

Did you know you can convert slow cooker meals to Instant Pot/pressure cooker? Save time and have dinner perfectly cooked - every time! Here is the ultimate guide for making any Crockpot recipe in an Instant Pot. Slow cooking is still a wonderful thing, but pressure cooking in the Instant Pot is really wow-ing us. We love being able to saute…

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9 AMAZING Ways to Use Your Slow Cooker

Yes, slow cookers are amazing.  Many recipes have a “dump it and forget it” ease so that your family can easily let your crock pot do the cookin’ while you go about your daily business.  But beyond those kinds of recipes, what else can you get your slow cooker to do for you in the kitchen to add a bit…

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal (with eggs)

You've made dinner with your Instant Pot - now try it for breakfast! Protein packed Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal with eggs tastes like regular oatmeal but has a protein boost and is extra creamy. Serve it sweet or savory - it's totally versatile.  Have you ever added an egg to your oatmeal? If not, you really should. Cracking an…

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