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Honey-Sweetened Carrots

Honey-Sweetened Carrots

Carrots are great addition to any meal. The color just gives you energy looking at it! It’s the betacarotine that gives it the brilliant orange color, and provides massive nutritional density. Carrots are packed with: fiber, anitoxidants, and vitamins. Carrots are rich in: K, C, B5, and B8. Carrots are a good source of iron, folate and

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Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable. It is often ignored as a boring, white, funny-textured cruciferous, when it should be the highlight of your table. With simple prep, cauliflower can easily become: pizza crust, rice, soup, and of course, “mash”–a healthy substitute for mashed potatoes. Cauliflower is a potent protector of health. Low in calories, it is full

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Mushroom Gravy

Mushroom Gravy

We all love to pour gravy over the top of our potatoes, vegetables, and rice right? My dad was raised to love gravy on home-made bread and biscuits–it’s a farm thing. This trick for me is: I don’t like traditional gravy. So I have played with many different recipes and tried different ways to create a gravy that

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Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Mushroom soup is a nourishing addition to any healthy eating plan. Mushrooms provide essential vitamins and minerals  that act as antioxidants, reducing inflammation with cancer-preventing properties. Selenium is great for optimal thyroid function, potassium helps muscles and nerves function, and vitamin D is a powerful hormone (yes, hormone) that plays an important role in cancer prevention as well as

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Cashew Sour Cream

Cashew Sour Cream

Cashew Sour Cream is a delicious alternative to traditional dairy sour cream. Higher in protein and full of heart-healthy omegas, the creamy texture and consistency are a wonderful addition to any meal where sour cream would be used. Just substitute 1:1 in recipes, or use it as a  replacement for sour cream topping. Cashews are nutritionally dense, too.

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Warming Pumpkin Soup and Carrot Soup

Warming Pumpkin Soup and Carrot Soup

The cool, fall weather + Pumpkin = need for a warming and delicious soup. The pumpkin gives this soup a sweet, creamy and beautiful color. Plus it’s loaded with the specific antioxidants your body needs to boost your immune system over the long, cold, winter months. You can substitute the pumpkin for any squash–butternut squash works great

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Summer Lentil Soup with Avocado

Summer Lentil Soup with Avocado

Lentil Soup with Avocado Lentils are a great source of protein, omegas, and fiber. Adding lentils to any soup will boost the nutrition substantially. They are easy to cook and delicious! This simple soup boasts 64 grams of protein in the pot. It makes 4-6 servings. If serving 4, each serving has approximately 16 grams of protein.

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Avocado Cucumber Soup

Avocado Cucumber Soup

Avocado Cucumber Soup Avocados are a natural source of healthy omega fatty acids, essential for brain and heart health. And cucumbers are great for cleansing, detoxification and beautifying the skin. Add them together in a meal, and it’s a delicious way to nourish your body.   Ingredients: 3 cups water 2 avocados 1 green bell pepper 1

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Carrot Curry Soup

Carrot Curry Soup

Carrot Curry Soup Soups are a delcious and fun way to rehydrate in the summer months. Served warm or chilled, they are also a great way to use vegetables from your garden. Carrots are packed with minerals. They are also rich in beta-carotene which the liver converts in to vitamin A–necessary for night vision, and reduced the risk

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Mason Jar Quinoa Salad

Mason Jar Quinoa Salad

This is my favorite way to eat salads–I make the night before work or travel. I either add the salad dressing first so it’s on the bottom, then flip the jar over when I am ready to eat so the dressing “mixes” with the ingredients and is drips from the bottom of the jar to the top.

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