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Mixed Greens Pockets – Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables

These Mixed Greens Pockets are a fun way to eat your vegetables. Make them ahead of time and freeze them, then heat them up at the last minute for a hot appetizer or lunch. Use your favorite greens in this, or mix and match a few. I made them with turnip greens and kale, but…

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Hasselback Turnips

Hasselback Turnips – Less Carbs and Calories Than Potatoes.

Why save the Hasselback technique for just potatoes when you can have Hasselback turnips? It works deliciously with other organic root vegetables such as rutabagas as well. And if you are counting carbs or calories, these vegetables have less than potatoes. Turnips are high in vitamin C. The leaves (“turnip greens”) are an excellent source…

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Caldo Verde - Potato and Kale Soup
Caldo Verde - Potato and Kale Soup

Caldo Verde – Potato and Kale Soup

Caldo Verde translates to green soup in Portuguese. You can use your favorite organic greens in this, even though it is traditionally made with kale or collard greens. Organic Russet Potatoes work best in soups to thicken them, whereas waxier potatoes like Yukon Gold will give you excellent looking chunks. If you have them, use…

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Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash

This simple preparation of herb and garlic spaghetti squash is delicious as a side dish on its own, or toss it in a green salad for added flavor and texture. Spaghetti squash is nutritionally better to white pasta, which doesn’t contain much nutritional content or vitamins. Spaghetti squash contains vitamin A and vitamin C, which…

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Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This easy shrimp and avocado salad makes a fun presentation on top of the avocado halves, or you can just slice up the avocado and add it to the shrimp and serve on lettuce. Avocados are incredibly nutrient dense with over 20 vitamins in minerals packed inside that lovely green skin. This looks best with small shrimp, for this…

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Roasted Beet and Pecan Salad

Roasted Beet and Pecan Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This simple Roasted Beet and Pecan Salad makes a very striking presentation and is loaded with healthy goodness. The nuts and olive oil provide a good dose of unsaturated fats. The beets are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. I like to roast my beets the night before and let them chill in…

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Spiced Candied Jujubes

Spiced Candied Jujubes – Served with Rice and Lentils

This Spiced Candied Jujubes recipe is made from the real fruit called Jujube.  Jujubes have plenty of different names such as Indian Dates, Korean Dates, and Chinese Red Dates and are a favorite health food in the East. They can be used as a substitute for dates in most recipes. This recipe is my variation of…

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Maple Cinnamon Squash

Maple Cinnamon Squash – A Simple Way To Prepare Winter Squash

Maple Cinnamon Squash is a simple way to prepare winter squash. You can use your favorite variety such as pumpkin, butternut, acorn, delicata, etc. Winter squash has long been known as an essential food source of carotenoids. Recently research studies document just how fantastic winter squash can be when it comes to these critical antioxidants.…

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Garlic Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

Garlic Roasted Carrots and Green Beans – Healthy Side Dish

Garlic Roasted Carrots and Green Beans is a healthy and easy side dish that is not only delicious but allergy friendly as well. Roasting the carrots draws out the sweetness and gives the garlic a nice nutty flavor. Depending on how thick you cut the carrots they take slightly longer to roast, so I recommend…

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Butternut Squash Appetizers

Butternut Squash Appetizers – Excellent Source of Fiber

Making Butternut Squash Appetizers from Butternut Squash is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, and several other vital nutrients. Butternut squash contains nearly half of your daily dose of vitamin C.  Because of butternut squash’s high antioxidant content,  it may have anti-inflammatory effects, helping you to reduce your risk of inflammation-related disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Its long neck makes the…

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