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Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Turn those buffalo wings into a wrap! With pre-game planning, you can serve buffalo chicken wraps that will nourish any hungry fan!

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Oatmeal Bread Dressing with Bacon and Fresh Herbs

Sturdy oatmeal bread is soaked in a hearty mixture of eggs, sautéed vegetables, turkey bacon and fresh herbs then baked to make an almost soufflé-like stuffing.

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Roasted Mushroom Bruschetta

Roasted mushroom bruschetta is the perfect go-to appetizer for when company visits. And there is even a bonus recipe included!

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Kitchen Hack: Quickly Ripen Avocados

Have you ever needed an avocado for a meal, yet it is not ripe enough to eat? There is a simple solution!

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh is a delicious side dish! Want to make a complete dinner? Just add grilled chicken.

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Why You Should Reconsider Prunes

You could say prunes are victims of their own success. While long revered in the certain older population for how they improve digestive health, many younger people avoid them. But the nutritional benefits of this fruit are good for every age group. Plus, if you've never had a prune before, prepare to be surprised at how sweet and delicious they are.

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Autumn Amaranth Porridge

On cool autumn mornings, I need a fruit and grain porridge to start my day. This warming breakfast provides high-quality protein, fiber, calcium, vitamins and good fats.

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What is Your Winter Exercise Plan?

Across much of the country, the weather is turning and exercising outdoors isn't as fun as it was a few weeks ago. But regular movement is still important in winter. On days when it's just too cold to exercise outdoors, here are three indoor activities that will keep you healthy.

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Sweet Potato Pumpkin Gnocchi

Traditionally made from a careful combination of potatoes and flour, gnocchi are melt-in-your-mouth pillows of carbs. But, in the spirit of fall — and adding pumpkin to everything — I wanted to try giving gnocchi a seasonal twist.

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4 Tips for Healthier Choices When You're Moving

Moving isn't easy. Sticking to a healthy, well-balanced diet while moving is even harder. Trust me! As a registered dietitian and veteran of several international moves, I know what I'm talking about.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Food Day

Food Day is a celebration created to inspire Americans to change their diets, raise awareness of health and nutrition issues, address national food policies, and encourage community action to promote healthy food. Here are the three ways to get involved.

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Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup

After several tweaks and adjustments, I'm quite pleased with how this recipe for Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup turned out. The final product serves up fiber, protein, healthy plant fats and lots of beautiful color.

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How You Can Build a Smart Snack Schedule

Snacking can support a day of healthful eating — or it can sabotage it! Watch this video blog and learn the basics of building healthy snacks that support physical, mental and emotional health.

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Warm Up with Coconut Curry

Coconut Curry with Chickpeas and Kale makes for the perfect healthy comfort meal. Turmeric, which is one of the main ingredients in curry, is rich in curcumin, which has been shown to have anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.

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Kitchen Hack: A Healthy, Safe Way To Sweeten Your Coffee

Avoid throwing out a half-used carton of almond beverage by making your own frozen coffee “creamer.”

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5 Common Grocery Shopping Mistakes

Food safety starts at the store. Are you guilty of any of these common grocery shopping mistakes?:

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Warm Quinoa Pudding with Almonds and Lemongrass

Not overly sweet, this quinoa dessert gets its flavor from being cooked in almond milk and light coconut milk that are infused with lemongrass.

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4 FAQs for Meatless Mondays

Thinking of going meatless — or at least reducing your consumption of animal-based foods? Here are two reasons to try: your health and the planet's health.

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8 Food Tips to Nurture Your Workplace Creativity

If the daily grind has you down, it might be time to rethink your fuel. Instead of the unhealthy options at hand, power your brain and body with these nutrient-filled choices.

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Pumpkin Bread

Moist pumpkin bread fulfills all your pumpkin cravings.

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A Perfect Pear Chutney Recipe for Your Fall Party

Most chutneys are savory and a little spicy. This Spiced Pear Chutney, made with autumn's pears, is slightly sweeter and still tangy.

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Braised Beef Brisket

Braised in red wine and rich beef broth, this tender beef brisket gets an even more robust flavor from a rub made with thyme, garlic and mustard powder.

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Pork Loin Roast with Peppercorn and Herb Crust

Aromatic ingredients create a sophisticated flavor in this pork loin recipe, and with a simple trussing technique it’s evenly cooked to perfection.

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My 3-Step Plan to Cook Faster and Smarter

When we're busy or overworked, it can be tempting to push a healthy meal right off the priority list. Fortunately, it doesn't take tons of time to put something delicious and nutritious together.

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Pasta with Lemon-Sage Ricotta

Carb-haters beware, this recipe is not for you, but I urge you to take a look anyway because the benefits of carbs are numerous. I've added roasted cubes of butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, sage, lemon and a hint of maple syrup — making this dish the perfect complement of sweet and savory.

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Smoky Tomato Turkey Chili

A turkey chili recipe that uses plenty of spice to add not only heat, but also flavor. The one cup serving is satisfyingly delicious and nutritious!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic, Parmesan and Lemon

Brussels sprouts and garlic get a touch of sweetness when roasted in olive oil. A finishing touch of Parmesan and lemon balance out the sweetness.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Sage

Oven-roasted butternut squash and apple pureed into a velvety smooth soup finished with a touch of fresh sage.

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Slow Cooker Beef with Red Wine

This delicious slow cooker beef with red wine sauce will warm you up on the coldest days.

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7 Strategies to Keep Italian Food Healthy

Authentic Italian cuisine can be very healthy, as it frequently includes crisp salads, olive oil, fresh fish and legumes. Of course, with creamy sauces, cheeses and cured meats, it can also be made quite unhealthy.

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Fermented Pickles Like My Babci Made

My Babci — "grandmother" in Polish — made the most amazing fermented dill pickles. Everyone in the family looked forward to the sour, fresh, crunchy deliciousness. Recently I decided to honor her memory and make my own.

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Overcome Chronic Dieting with this Activity

Have you tried every diet but still find yourself asking, "Why can't I stick to any of these diets? What’s wrong with me?" These questions are actually the key to the answer.

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Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chili

What's a gal to do when she realizes hot sauces tend to be sodium-laden bombs? Look to spices! I love smoked paprika, a key ingredient in my Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chili.

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The Truth about Coffee and Your Health

Coffee drinking can be an expensive habit, but is it bad for your health? Curious, I started reading about the nutritional aspects and health outcomes of coffee, and here's what I found.

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5 Tips to Get Your Writing Mojo Back

A few months ago, I realized I had lost my blogging mojo. Then, on Memorial Day weekend, I found it again while camping with no cell phone reception and no email access. Who knew?

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Give Your Leftovers an Upgrade

It might not be sexy, but the beauty of leftovers is that there is pre-prepped food left over. This recipe for Pearl Barley with Roast Chicken, Figs and Aged Balsamic is a mash-up of leftovers from different meals.

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5 Ways to Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

Founded in 1977, World Vegetarian Day is celebrated on October 1. Here are some ideas to help your family and clients celebrate meat-free diets.

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