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Simple, Balanced Recipes for Healthy Eating

Seasonal Sides, Part 2 – Beet Salad

Seasonal Sides, Part 2 – Beet Salad

Lettuce turnip the beet! That has been a saying I came across years ago and have been waiting to finally get to use it! You can never ‘beet’ a play on words!  Beets are most definitely good for more than a funny saying or two though. Beets are a source of iron.  Iron...

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Seasonal Sides, Part 1 – Green Bean Salad

Seasonal Sides, Part 1 – Green Bean Salad

With green beans fresh and in season right now, often people have their go-to way to prepare them.  Growing up that meant we boiled them and put butter and salt on them, and although I have to admit they are tasty like this – it isn’t the healthiest way to enjoy your...

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Fig and Nut Energy Bites

Fig and Nut Energy Bites

Fig and Nut Energy Bites Here are my first words of caution: These are delicious. And my second words of caution: Many people hear “energy bites” and think that by eating these you’ll get a boost of energy.  This, while some-what accurate is a little stretch from the...

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Plant Powered Avocado Kale Salad

Plant Powered Avocado Kale Salad

This isn’t your typical salad… it is packed with lentils, chickpeas, walnuts and hemp seeds. Sometimes lentils and chickpeas are referred to as pulses. Not only do these have a lot of fiber and protein they are also heart healthy: Pulse Canada cited a 2014...

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Creamy Coconut Ginger Squash Soup

Creamy Coconut Ginger Squash Soup

Soup is one of fall's best comfort foods, and with the harvest of so many kinds of delicious squash  - this recipe is always a favorite with its warmth and fall flavors.  I used a hubbard squash for this batch, but any winter squash variety will work fine! If buying...

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Chewy Coconut Chai Pumpkin Praline Bar

Chewy Coconut Chai Pumpkin Praline Bar

Pumpkin spice, chai lattes, cinnamon… Falling in love with Fall is easy when it tastes this good. The change of season leading into Fall always bring home the comforting feeling we all know and love; sipping hot drinks, cozy sweaters and home cooked comfort.  This...

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